Friday, March 16, 2012

What's Happening: March 16, 2012

Wellman Center lecture series

The MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine will host a lecture, “Biophysical methods of drug delivery: skin vaccination with microneedles and intracellular delivery with laser-activated nanoparticles,” March 30 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Thier Conference Room. The speaker is Mark R. Prausnitz, PhD, regents’ professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech and Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University.

Fundamentals of Medical Terminology

A 10-week “Fundamentals of Medical Terminology” course will be offered Tuesdays from March 27 to June 5 from 5 to 7 pm in the Haber Auditorium. This introductory course teaches students how to analyze, decipher, spell and pronounce medical terms. Emphasis is placed on understanding terms in the proper context as they relate to the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human body. This course is ideal for employees considering a transition from a nonclinical to a clinical role. For more information, call Marjorie Kelland at 617-724-0164. Register through PeopleSoft at The course code is MGH013.


Lester Wolfe Workshop

The Lester Wolfe Workshop series in Laser Biomedicine, “Lighting Up the Skin” will be held April 3 from 4 to 6:30 pm in the Simches Center, Room 3.110. The following presentations will be featured:

 • "Macro Surgery on the Micro Scale?” with speaker R. Rox Anderson, MD, director of the MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine.

 • “Advances in Confocal Microscopy of Skin Cancer: Current Head Winds and Promising Tail Winds for Clinical Acceptance,” with speaker Milind Rajadhyaksha, PhD, of the Dermatology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

 • Nonlinear Pump-Probe Optical Imaging to Diagnose Melanoma,” with speaker Warren Warren, PhD, director of the Center for Molecular and Biomolecular Imaging at Duke University.

• “Can Light Cure Acne?” with speaker Fernanda Sakamoto, MD, PhD, a research assistant at the MGH.

A reception will be held prior to the lectures from 3:30 to 4 pm. For more information, contact Andrea Johnston at This series is sponsored by the G. R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory, MIT, MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine, and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.


Clinical Research Program

The MGH Clinical Research Program is offering a seminar, “Internet Recruitment and Retention: IRB, Security and Web 2.0,” April 11 from noon to 1 pm in the Simches Center, Room 3.110. In this session, presenters will use a case-based approach to discuss how the IRB approaches using the internet/web 2.0 for interacting with study participants and will review the privacy considerations that need to be considered. Registration is required at For more information, contact Lauren Michaels at

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