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In this week's issue: "Widening inequality in Boston and beyond," "$10 million gift benefits youth programs," "McDougle named inaugural Nancy Lurie Marks Professor" and more.

Stories in the 05/11/2012 Issue of Hotline

$10 million gift benefits youth programs

With a new $10 million gift from Partners HealthCare and its founding hospitals, the MGH and BWH, hundreds of additional students involved in both institutions’ youth achievement programs will benefit in the years ahead.

Annual fair celebrates women’s health

Women of all ages gathered May 2 for “Celebrating Women, Living a Vibrant, Healthy Life,” an educational event to highlight women’s health issues and honor female role models in the community.

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In General awards and honors

McDougle named inaugural Nancy Lurie Marks Professor

To advance understanding and treatment of autism, Nancy Lurie Marks and the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation have established the Nancy Lurie Marks Professorship in the Field of Autism at Harvard Medical School (HMS). The chair’s first incumbent is Christopher McDougle, MD, who joined the MGH in October as the inaugural director of the Lurie Center for Autism.

Navigating the cancer journey

The MGH Cancer Center and its peer support program, The Network for Patients and Families, hosted the April 28 event, “Cancer in the Family: Living with Uncertainty."

Widening inequality in Boston and beyond

Charlotte Kahn, co-founder and director of the Boston Indicators Project, revealed some unsettling local statistics – including that Suffolk County is among the top 50 most unequal counties in the nation – in her presentation, “Widening Income Inequality and its Effects on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Boston and Beyond,” April 27 in the Ether Dome.

YouthCare Gala raises $1.1 million

Nearly 950 people turned out for this year’s YouthCare Gala, which raised $1.1 million to support the highly successful MGH program that helps individuals with autism spectrum disorders develop independence and the social skills critical for success at home, school and within the community.

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