In this week's edition: "McGovern award recipients celebrated at MGPO dinner," "Orf returns to MGH to lead Research Management," "Neurology names three endowed chairs," "United Way campaign passes 2,011 mark," and more.

Stories in the 12/02/2011 Issue of Hotline

Bicentennial Corner

Many ‘keen minds’ have worked toward a better understanding of disease to enable improved diagnosis and treatment.

Bill Gates visits CNY for HIV/AIDS research update

Computer technology icon and ardent philanthropist Bill Gates, pictured at center, came to the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard on Nov. 11 for an update on the research that someday may result in an HIV/AIDS vaccine.

In General: Dec. 2

In General for Dec. 2, 2011

Neurology names three endowed chairs

Members of the MGH Stroke Service marked the formation of three endowed chairs during a celebratory dinner Nov. 20.

One patient at a time

During the fifth annual physician recognition dinner hosted Nov. 12 by the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO), nearly 600 physicians and guests gathered to celebrate the past, present and future of MGH’s clinical contributions and to honor the memory of the late cardiologist Brian A. McGovern, MD, with the presentation of three awards in his name.

Optimizing the patient experience

They are common customer service slogans – “service with a smile” and “first impressions make lasting impressions.”

Orf returns to the MGH to lead Research Management

Harry W. Orf, PhD, who previously worked at the MGH from 1983 to 2004, will return in February to serve as senior vice president for Research Management.

State House forum highlights healthy living

Obesity is one of today’s most pressing public health issues: statewide measurements in Massachusetts schools indicate that more than 30 percent of school children are overweight or obese.

United Way campaign passes 2,011 mark

The numbers are in. This year’s United Way campaign – which came to a close Nov. 30 – exceeded its goal of inspiring more than 2,011 employees to donate in 2011.

What's Happening: Dec. 2

What's Happening for Dec. 2, 2011


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