Friday, March 30, 2012

What's Happening: March 30, 2012

LGBT film screening
The MGH Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Employee Resource Group will host a screening of the movie “Beginners” starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent on April 4 at 5:30 pm at 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 810.

Heart Center education class
The MGH Heart Center is hosting its monthly education class, “Food Choices, How to Choose and Shop Wisely When Living with Heart Failure,” April 4 from 10:30 to 11:30 am in the Yawkey Center, Room 4-820. The speakers will be Sandra Klemmer, MS, RD, of Nutrition and Food Services, and Anne Borden, RN, nurse case manager in the Cardiology Division. For more information or to register, call 617-726-7693.

MGH Senior HealthWISE

MGH Senior HealthWISE will host a lecture for seniors age 60 years or older, “Hope for One Person:  An MGH Doctor’s Experience in Haiti,” April 5 from 11 am to noon in the Haber Conference Room with guest speaker Steven H. Gardner, MD, MPH, of MGH Primary Care. For more information, call 617-724-6756.

Sustainable Champion Awards
The nomination period for the 2012 Partners Sustainable Champion Awards ends April 16.  All employees and physicians are eligible to receive the awards, which are based on improving the health of patients and employees, reducing Partners hospitals’ impact on the earth and controlling health care costs by using resources more efficiently. For nomination forms or more information, contact Hubert Murray, manager of Sustainable Initiatives, at

Advance Care Planning booth
In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day, the Patient Care Services Ethics in Clinical Practice group will sponsor an “Advance Care Planning” information table April 16 from 8 am to 3 pm in the White Corridor. The 12th annual initiative encourages patients to clarify their wishes regarding health care decisions, increases awareness among health care providers about respecting those wishes and emphasizes the importance of providing patients, families and staff with advance care planning information.

George B. Murray Limbic Grand Rounds
The George B. Murray Limbic Grand Rounds, “What Doesn’t the Limbic System Do? Functional MRI and Intracranial Recordings of Cingulate Cortex,” will be offered April 19 from noon to 1 pm in the Ether Dome. The speaker will be George Bush, MD, MMSc, director of Neuroimaging Research at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body.

Run-Walk to Home Base
The 2012 Run-Walk to Home Base offers participants two ways to cross home plate at Fenway Park, the original 9K run and the new 3-mile walk option. Pre-registration and a minimum fundraising commitment are required to participate in the May 20 event, which raises funds for the Red Sox Foundation and MGH Home Base Program. For more information, visit

‘Understanding College Funding’
The Employee Assistance Program will host a seminar, “Understanding Financial Aid and College Funding,” April 24 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the Schiff Conference Center in the Yawkey Center. The guest speaker will be Tom Murphy, director of Student Services at the Harvard University Employee Credit Union. For more information, visit

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