Friday, June 22, 2012

What's Happening: June 22, 2012

Vaccine pros and cons lecture
The Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center (VIC) at the MGH will host a free lecture, "Childhood Vaccines and the Pros and Cons of HPV Vaccination, June 27 from 6 to 7:30 pm in the Haber Auditorium. The speaker will be Mark Poznansky, MD, PhD, VICÕs founder and director. For more information, visit

Alarm system in White Building
The stairwell doors in the east, south and west wings of White 7 and White 9 have been alarmed as part of a pilot program aimed at decreasing the risk of patient elopement on the patient care units in the White Building. Everyone using these exits must swipe their ID badges to open the doors. If an individual exits via these routes and does not swipe a badge, an alarm will sound, notifying Police and Security. For more information, contact Bob Leahy at

Scholarships available
Two Health Care Merit Scholarships totaling $6,000 are available to Charlestown residents enrolled in a program of study leading to non-medical health career degrees, such as nursing, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy or X-ray technician. Eligible students must have completed at least two semesters at a community college, an undergraduate college or university or graduate school. Visit to download the application. Deadline is July 8. The scholarship is a joint effort of the MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center, MGH Institute of Health Professions and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

C. Miller Fisher service
A memorial service for C. Miller Fisher, MD, who died April 14 at the age of 98, will be held Oct. 6 at 3 pm in the O'Keeffe Auditorium. Fisher worked at the MGH for more than 50 years and is widely regarded as the founder of modern stroke neurology. 

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