In this week's issue: "SAC meeting: Reviewing past and present scientific milestones, future challenges," "Celebrating prize-winning MGH research," "Running for a cause," and more.

Stories in the 04/22/2011 Issue of Hotline

Celebrating prize-winning MGH research

The presentation of the MGH's top research prizes was a highlight of the April 13 Celebration of Science, held in conjunction with the annual Scientific Advisory Committee meeting.

Danvers tree stands tall for 400 years

The Endecott Pear Tree, located on the grounds of the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care in Danvers, is known as the oldest living fruit tree in America.

MGHfC patient first to join hospital marathon team

On Marathon Monday, April 18, one MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patient reached another milestone in her recovery from cancer

Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum of Medical History and Innovation

Construction of the Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum of Medical History and Innovation reached a high point April 15 when the museum's namesake, construction workers and guests participated in a "topping out" ceremony at the construction site on the corner of Cambridge and North Grove streets.

Running for a cause

MGH Hotline 4.24.09 Much has changed since the running of the original marathon in 490 B.C. by Greek soldier, Pheidippides, who ran 24 miles to deliver a message from the town of Marathon to Athens. Today, more than 800 marathons, each spanning 26.2 miles, are held throughout the world every year.

SAC meeting

The 64th meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) on April 14 celebrated key accomplishments of MGH investigators, past and present, and examined strategies for meeting the challenges currently facing the academic biomedical research community.


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