Friday, August 3, 2012

In general: Aug. 3, 2012

Francis Delmonico, MD, senior surgeon in the Division of Transplant Surgery, has been elected president of The Transplantation Society, the premier international organization for the worldwide advancement of transplantation which represents more than 100 countries. Delmonico also has been appointed as an advisor to the World Health Organization for organ donation and transplantation.

Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, director of the MGH Disparities Solutions Center, has been named to the inaugural class of the W. Montague Cobb/National Medical Association Health Institute Senior Fellows. The fellowship honors the top 25 individuals in the nation who have distinguished themselves by addressing health care disparities through research, clinical care and mentoring. 

The Scientist has ranked the MGH fifth on its 10th annual Best Place to Work in Academia survey, the only institution in the northeast on the list. For the past 10 years, The Scientist’s Best Places to Work in Academia surveys have asked academic researchers to highlight the aspects of work they value the most – such as support, access to great research, and collaborations – as well as areas they wish their institutions would improve, such as appropriate family-care policies. In the current survey, MGH’s strengths are peer researchers and job satisfaction. Full survey results appear in the August issue and online at

Joan Quinlan, executive director of the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement, has been named a 2012 Champion in Health Care in the category of community outreach by the Boston Business Journal. The Champions in Health Care program is an annual tribute to leading health care professionals who help make the Boston-area medical community first-class. The award ceremony will be held Aug. 23.

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