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In this week's issue: "Summer Research Trainee Program celebrates 20 years,""Medical interpreters key to quality care," "MGHers share Muslim tradition" and more

Stories in the 08/10/2012 Issue of Hotline

Boosting metabolism at work

Research has shown that sitting for extended periods may not only negatively affect health but also may prematurely shorten lifespan. Marie Pasinski, MD, offers five ways to incorporate more activity into the workday.

Charlestown students receive leg up from scholarships

For the third year, the MGH Institute for Health Professions, MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital have collaborated to present scholarships to two Charlestown residents pursuing non-physician health care careers.

In memoriam: Michele Pepin, RN

Michele Pepin, RN, a beloved, longtime staff nurse on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, died unexpectedly July 24 at the age of 54.

Medical interpreters key to quality care

A recent study that found the length of a stay in the hospital for limited-English-proficiency patients is one-and-a-half days longer when professional interpreters are not used at admission and discharge.

MGHer earns master’s at age 70

Margo Johnson's bucket list just got a little shorter. After five years of hard work and dedication, on June 3, the 70-year-old administrative assistant at the MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center received her master’s degree in health care management from Cambridge College.

MGHers share Muslim tradition

As the hands of the clock moved to 8:04 pm on Aug. 1, the MGH community shared in Iftar, the communal breaking of the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Summer Research Trainee Program celebrates 20 years

For the past 20 years, some of the best and brightest young college and medical students from diverse backgrounds have participated in the annual Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP) at the MGH.

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