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In this week's edition: "Preserving the MGH's oldest patient," "In memoriam: Marie Février," "Marathon mural inspires," and more.

Stories in the 01/17/2014 Issue of Hotline

#run4mgh

For the first time, the MGH will have three charity teams running on April 21. With over 200 members, this is the largest MGH community roster.

A reflection of kindness

Melissa Waters, a beautician in The General Hair Care Salon at the MGH, took what she calls “a leap of faith” when she began at the MGH in September. At first she felt out of her element caring for patients but she soon found her way.

In memoriam: Marie Février

A beloved colleague and friend, Marie Février, a patient care associate at the MGH, died Dec. 30 at the age of 60.

Marathon mural inspires

Little blue footprints cross a make-believe Hopkinton starting line in the newly unveiled Mass General Boston Marathon Team, “Fighting Kids’ Cancer ... One Step at a Time,” mural in the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) on Yawkey 8.

Playing it forward

Brahms and Bach filled the Goethe-Institut Boston on Dec. 15 for the fourth annual Vietnam Vascular Anomalies Center (VAC) Benefit Concert, hosted by the MGH Department of Dermatology and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine.

Preserving the MGH’s oldest patient

Padihershef may be a mummy, but his story is no longer under wraps. The results of a year-long conservation project, under the direction of the MGH Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, were shared at the museum’s first evening lecture of 2014.

Research could expand hand, face transplant availability

A procedure developed at the MGH to induce immune tolerance to organ transplants has now been shown to also induce tolerance to model tissue transplants in miniature swine.

Russell Museum Lecture Schedule 2014

Russell Museum Lecture Schedule 2014

What's Happening: Jan. 17, 2014

What's Happening: Jan. 17, 2014

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