Friday, March 1, 2013

What's Happening: March 1, 2013

Submit Your 2012 FSA Claims
If you have a balance remaining in your 2012 Health Care or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA), make sure to incur all eligible expenses by March 15, 2013 and submit your expenses to the Benefits Office by March 31, 2013. Otherwise, you will forfeit any money left in your account. FSA Express is the best way to submit your claims. See the MGH Benefits website for full instructions. If you have questions, please contact the Benefits Office at (617) 726-8133 or at

The MGH Heart Center class
The MGH Heart Center will be holding a patient and family education class on the "The Use of Remote Monitoring in Heart Failure," taught by Mary Orencole, on March 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 am in the Yawkey Building 2nd Floor, Room 2-230. 

Diversity Lecture presentation
The MGH Institute will be hosting their second lecture in the MGH Institute of Health Professions’ E. Lorraine Baugh Visiting Faculty Scholar series, “Experiences of faculty of color in schools of nursing and medicine,” on March 6, from 4 to 5 pm in the Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 36, Room 309.The lecture will be presented by Dena Hassouneh, PhD, RN, ANP, PMHNP, APRN-BC, associate professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. A reception will follow the presentation.

Appreciating Differences course
The "Appreciating Differences" course will be offered on March 14 from 1 to 5 pm at 165 Cambridge St, Suite 200. This course will help employees identify behaviors that support an inclusive environment and the simple steps they can take to create a welcoming environment for everyone — no matter age, race, ethnicity, gender, work style, education, religion, tenure, physical attributes or abilities. To enroll, go to PeopleSoft: Main Menu > Self Service >Learning and Development>Request training enrollment and search for course code MGHDIF. For more information, contact Carolyn Kirkman at (617) 724-3368 or email

Green Labs Team
The Sustainable Labs Team kick off will be March 15 from 1 to 2 pm in the Bulfinch building, Room 310. Anyone interested in coming together to form a team to work towards Sustainable Laboratories for MGH may attend. Coffee and snacks will be provided. If interested in getting involved, email Sara Sivaraman at To learn more about sustainability at MGH and Partners, visit

NORC-H accepting applications
The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard Medical School will now be accepting applications for new pilot/feasibility projects and competing renewals of currently funded one-year projects. Candidates must submit applications electronically by April 1 to Ewelinka Grzejka For more information or to download a PDF of the application, go to

2012-2013 Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lecture
The 2012-2013 Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lecture will be featuring speaker Michael B. Foggs, MD, on March 13 from 3 to 4pm on the fifth floor of the Minot Room in the Countway Library of Medicine at 10 Shattuck Street. There will be a reception following the lecture.  RSVP online by March 8 at For more information contact Terésa Carter at or call (617) 432-4697.

Services for Holy Week and Passover
The MGH Chaplaincy will offer the following services in recognition of Holy Week and Passover in the MGH chapel located in Ellison 1: Shabbat HaGadol and Pre-Passover prep March 22 at 11 am; Palm Sunday Roman Catholic Mass March 24 at 4 pm in the MGH Chapel - palms will be distributed in the morning to the in-patient units and at the 4 pm service; an Eve of Passover prayer service March 25 at 12:15 pm; an Interfaith Prayer service March 26 at 12:15 pm; an Interfaith Prayer service March 27  at 12:15 pm; an Ecumenical Prayer service for Holy Thursday March 28 at 12:15 pm; Passover and Shabbat service March 29 from 11 to 11:45 am; Good Friday, service of music, reflection, readings, and prayer based on the "Seven Last Words" March 29 from 12 to 3 pm; an Interfaith Prayer service March 30 at 12:15 pm; Ecumenical Easter Service with Protestant Holy Communion March 31 at 12:15  pm; and a Roman Catholic Easter service with Holy Communion March 31 at 4pm. For more information, call Rabbi Ben Lanckton at (617) 724-3228.

MGH Senior HealthWISE events
MGH Senior HealthWISE is offering the following free events for seniors ages 60 years and older: a Museum of Fine Arts presentation on the Impressionist period in France, Northern Europe, and the US on March 28 from 10 to 11 am in the Haber Conference Room at the MGH; a lecture series, "Medication Safety in the Older Population," March 7 from 11 am to 12 pm also in the Haber Conference Room at the MGH; a hypertension screening March 25 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at the West End Library, 151 Cambridge St.; and a special musical performance featuring the talented musical theater students of the Boston Conservatory Cabaret on April 8 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in the Their Conference Room, 50 Blossom St., RSVP required. For more information, call 617-724-6756.

Support Group for Depression and Bipolar Disorder
The MGH Health Care Center Revere will be hosting the Revere Support Group for Depression and Bipolar Disorder on Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:45 pm in the administrative conference room across from the Information/Security Desk. Dennis Hagler, DBSA Boston Treasurer (based at McLean’s) will be facilitating a support group for Depression and Bipolar Disorder on Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm at MGH Boston in the Yawkey building, fourth floor. For more information, email or call Kim at (781) 248-9825.

Clinical Research Programs
The MGH Clinical Research Program will host the following seminars:
● “ Registration” March 13 from noon to 1pm. This presentation will focus on the FDAAA and ICMJE requirements, mechanics of registration, recent policy changes regarding the Responsible Party, and frequently asked questions. For more information, call Molly Morrow at (617) 726-5010.
● “eIRB Training: A Hands-On Introduction to eIRB” March 18 from 1:30 to 4 pm at 165 Cambridge Street in the second floor computer lab Room 230. This training is a hands-on workshop for users that need to submit to the Partners IRB. 
●A three part billing series beginning with "Clinical Trial Billing: Charge Capture and Billing Procedure" on March 28 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. 
Register for these programs at

ACLS Provider Course offered
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course is designed to offer caregivers the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia arrest. For payment and other details, visit The first day of class includes lectures on Airway and ACS. The second day of class includes Megacodes and Airway testing.

  ●Day 1 of the April session of the ACLS Provider C0urse will be held on April 8 in the O’Keeffe Auditorium from 8 am to 3 pm. Day 2 will be held on April 22 in the Their Conference Room from 8 am to 1 pm.

●Day 1 of the June session of the ACLS Provider Course will be held on June 14 in the Biglow 8 Potts Conference Room fr0m 10:30 am to 5 pm. Day 2 will be held on June 17 in the Their Conference Room from 8 am to 1 pm.

ACLS Recertification Course: This is a one day course. Proof of certification required. The March classes will be held on March 13 and March 28 in the Founders Training Room 130 from 5:30 to 10:30 pm.

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