Friday, January 25, 2013

What's Happening: Jan. 25, 2013

Heart Center education class
Kim Parks, DO, and Mary Orencole, ANP, of the MGH Corrigan Minehan Heart Center will present “Understanding Heart Failure and Treatment Options” from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on Feb. 6 in the Yawkey Building, Room 2-330. For more information or to register, call (617) 726-7693. 

Fundamentals of Medical Terminology I
Seats are still available for the 10-week Fundamentals of Medical Terminology course.  This introductory course teaches students how to analyze, decipher, spell and pronounce medical terms.  Emphasis is placed on understanding terms in their proper context as they relate to the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human body.  This introductory course is ideal for employees considering a transition from a non-clinical to clinical role.  The $120 course fee includes the textbook. Payment may be made either via department cross charge or employee payroll deduction. The class meets Tuesdays, March 5 through May 15. All classes take place 5 to 7 pm in the Haber Auditorium. Employees may now enroll via PeopleSoft for the Medical Terminology I course for Spring 2013. To request enrollment, go to PeopleSoft: Main Menu>Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment and search for course code MGH013. For questions, contact Carolyn Kirkman (617) 724-3368 or

CLBB hosts symposium at Harvard Medical School
The MGH Center for Law, Brain and Behavior will host a symposium, “Memory in the Courtroom: Fixed, Fallible or Fleeting,” from 6 to 9 pm on Jan. 31 in the Joseph P. Martin Amphitheater at Harvard Medical School. The event will focus on the changing science of memory and its implications for the court. Experts in the neuroscience of memory distortion, post-traumatic stress and the laws of evidence discuss the complicated use of memory in the courtroom. Registration is required. Read the full details.

Partners Human Research Office Bulletin
Read about recent IRB website updates and the establishment of a new Partner IRB helpline for when investigators are not sure who to contact for information, assistance and answers to IRB-related questions in the latest bulletin.

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