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In this edition: "Warshaw Institute offers promise for pancreatic cancer," "New program oddresses complexity of older patients," Bonner Award honors local psychologist," and more.

Stories in the 11/30/2012 Issue of Hotline

Against the odds

Established in 2008, the Warshaw Institute – named after Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, MGH surgeon-in-chief emeritus and founder of the Pancreatic Biology Lab – is a collaboration of scientists and clinicians whose mission is to extend and improve the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer through the development of innovative diagnostic and treatment options.

Bonner Award honors local psychologist

The MGH Department of Psychiatry Diversity Center presented the second annual Frances J. Bonner, MD, Award to Margarita Alegría, PhD, director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a renowned psychologist whose work focuses on the improvement of delivery of mental health care services for diverse racial and ethnic populations.

Grateful patients donate $2 million for endowed chair

The MGH celebrated the creation of the John R. Gallagher III and Katherine A. Gallagher Endowed Chair in Gastrointestinal Cancer Research.

In General: Ann Webster, PhD

In General: Ann Webster, PhD

MGH hosts America Recycles Day

In recognition of the annual America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, members of the MGH REAL (Raising Environmental Awareness League) team hosted an information table in the Main Lobby to educate staff, visitors and patients about recycling efforts and new methods for promoting a greener environment both in the workplace and at home.

New program addresses complexity of older patients

Tne new MGH Senior Health Geriatric Consultation Program, is led by Katherine Hesse, MD, MSW, a physician in the Geriatric Medicine Unit, offers 90-minute consultations for patients ages 65 years and older experiencing either a new or existing health problem.

Office for Research Career Development launches Graduate Student Division

To help graduate students while at the hospital, prepare them for career options after graduate school, and provide programs, services and resources designed to enhance their MGH experience, the Office for Research Career Development – part of the Center for Faculty Development – has created the new Graduate Student Division.

The Fatherhood Project introduces fathering skills programs

Since its inception in 2010, The Fatherhood Project has continued to grow and expand its programs aimed at helping men become better fathers, become emotionally engaged in a positive manner and learn skills their own fathers may not have had.

The MGH Swap Shop

Last spring the MGH launched a Swap Shop as a way to enhance recycling collaboration between its many departments.

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