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In this week's edition: "Disparities forum celebrates successes, honors mayor," "Healing Haiti," "Jay Austen named inaugural MGH Trustees Chair in Plastic Surgery,’" and more.

Stories in the 12/13/2013 Issue of Hotline

Disparities forum celebrates successes, honors mayor

On Dec. 5, the committee marked its 10-year anniversary with a special event in the O’Keeffe Auditorium, which also honored Menino for his service and support.

Guiding future research

Some 80 people attended the MGH Transplant Research Symposium on Nov. 18 and 19 at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard in Cambridge to review current transplant research and to generate a comprehensive, strategic plan to help guide future research efforts.

Healing Haiti

It would be one of the first steps toward healing, Ernst Montoban says, if a security officer posted at the entrance of Haiti’s newest hospital greeted patients with a smile and patient, reassuring words.

In General Awards and Honors: Dec. 13, 2013

In General Awards and Honors: Dec. 13, 2013

In Memoriam: Rose Claire Cornely

Rose Claire Cornely, who worked for MGH Environmental Services for 34 years, died Nov. 30 at the age of 86.

Jay Austen named inaugural MGH Trustees Chair in Plastic Surgery

Colleagues, friends and family gathered Nov. 5 in the Sweet Room to celebrate the designation of W.G. (Jay) Austen Jr., MD, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as the first MGH Trustees Chair in Plastic Surgery.

Leffert lecture explores palliative care options

The MGH Division of Palliative Care hosted the third annual Robert Leffert, MD, Palliative Care Memorial Lecture Nov. 19.

MGHfC expands research efforts with new enterprise in Italy

MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) has partnered with the city of Salerno, Italy to establish an international research and education center.

Promoting Diversity

On Nov. 21, The MGH Department of Psychiatry Diversity Center presented the Frances J. Bonner, MD, Award to Joseph E. Trimble, PhD, professor of Psychology at Western Washington University.

Reducing slips, trips and falls

Alarmed by the number of reported falls by employees during 2011 and 2012, a committee of MGH managers and employees was formed last summer to discuss ways to make the hospital safer and eliminate preventable slips, trips and falls.

What's Happening: Dec 13, 2013

What's Happening: Dec 13, 2013

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