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In this week's edition: "The journey home," "Department of Medicine – The road ahead," "Prestigious award honors best in transplantation," and more.

Stories in the 08/01/2014 Issue of Hotline

A grand slam for Home Base

The energy at Fenway Park on the morning of July 19 was palpable. More than 2,600 people – including 500 active service members of the military – came together for the 5th annual Run to Home Base presented by New Balance.

Back in the game

After suffering with debilitating symptoms for almost two years, 19-year-old Trevor Kenkel of Montana is finally looking forward to a bright future.

Department of Medicine – The road ahead

The Department of Medicine has created a roadmap that will fuel innovations in treatment, care and prevention for the next decade.

Helping to heal

On July 19, a free one-day bereavement program for children, teens and their parents was offered by the Comfort Zone Camp in partnership with the MGH at the Institute for Health Professions.

Prestigious award honors best in transplantation

David Sachs, MD, founder and scientific director of the MGH Transplantation Biology Research Center received the Medawar Prize at the World Transplant Congress in San Francisco on July 29.

The journey home

Lacy Neff, a radio broadcaster from West Virginia, recently underwent a heart transplant as part of his treatment plan for amyloidosis, a rare disease that occurs when amyloid proteins accumulate in the organs. The MGH is one of only seven hospitals in the United States studying cardiac amyloid transplants – and the only one in the Northeast.

What's Happening: August 1, 2014

What's Happening: August 1, 2014

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