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In this week's edition: "MGH performs its first hand transplant," "MGHers step up to Hurricane Sandy," "Exploring how genetic discoveries affect care," and more.

Stories in the 11/02/2012 Issue of Hotline

Exploring how genetic discoveries affect care

The MGH hosted its 10th annual Clinical Research Day on Oct. 11. This year’s poster session featured presentations from 239 research teams followed by a panel discussion about integrating genetics into clinical medicine.

Honoring the Primary Care community

The biannual Portraits in Primary Care series, created by the Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, honored 12 members of the MGH Primary Care community this year.

MGH performs its first hand transplant

On Oct. 26, 19 days after becoming the MGH’s first hand transplant recipient, Joe Kinan showed how his unwavering commitment to having a positive attitude has paid off – he wiggled the fingers on his left hand for the first time in public.

MGH to launch psychiatry program for older adults

MGH psychiatrist Anthony Weiner, MD, has been named the first director of Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry at MGH and over the next several years he will launch a new MGH Older Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Program.

MGHers step up to Hurricane Sandy

The MGH activated its Emergency Operations Center Oct. 29 to address challenges presented by Hurricane Sandy, one of the largest storms to ever hit the East Coast.

MGHfC patients treated to ‘spooktacular’ events

Princesses, punk rockers, skeletons and ghouls paraded through the halls of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) during a month-long celebration of “spooktacular” Halloween events.

Panelists share insights on living with disabilities

Panelists spoke candidly about day-to-day living with a disability, including their interactions with colleagues during the program “Insights: Lessons We Can Learn from Employees with Disabilities.”

Pharmacy responds to drug contamination situation

MGH pharmacists and technicians have been working round the clock to produce parenteral opioids to offset the impact of the precautionary suspension of operations and the recall of all medications from Ameridose, a pharmaceutical facility in Westborough that provides a number of common drugs to the MGH.

Raising awareness about domestic violence

The MGH Domestic Violence Working Group hosted “In Her Shoes,” an interactive education event in recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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