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In this week's issue: "Mind over matter: Patients with paralysis use thought to move robotic arm," "Home Base event raises $2M," and more.

Stories in the 05/25/2012 Issue of Hotline

2012 Research Scholars announced

The second group of MGH Research Scholars – recipients of unrestricted five-year grants to support innovative investigations – was announced at the hospital’s Research Advisory Council (RAC) annual meeting on May 11.

Global Health awards first research grant

The MGH Center for Global Health recently awarded its first translational research grant – in the amount of $100,000 – to the team behind CommCare, a phone-based software with multimedia features for patient data collection, individual patient management, treatment decision support and patient education.

Helping MGHers achieve their career goals

This month at the MGH, the Human Resources Office of Training and Workforce Development hosted two information-packed events to help employees learn about educational and career opportunities available to them.

Home Base event raises $2M

Picture-perfect weather greeted 2,000 runners and walkers – including 350 active-duty military – as they crossed home plate at Fenway Park May 20 during the third annual Run-Walk to Home Base.

In General 05.25.12

In General awards and honors

Mind over matter

Nearly 15 years after a stroke left her paralyzed and unable to speak, 59-year-old Cathy Hutchinson controlled a robotic arm to lift coffee to her mouth and take a drink by thinking about moving her own arm.

One MGHer’s trash is another’s treasure

From clipboards to printer toner, MGHers saved an estimated $16,500 worth of office supplies during the annual Office Supply Swap and Recycle Event May 16 in the Bulfinch Tent.

Psychiatry launches Center for Diversity

Members of the Department of Psychiatry celebrated its newly established Center for Diversity during a May 21 ceremony in the O’Keeffe Auditorium.

USNS Comfort reunion

MGHers who served aboard the USNS Comfort with Project HOPE boarded the Navy hospital ship May 19 for a reunion.

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