Friday, March 8, 2013

Planning for the next generation of MGH science

The annual Celebration of Science, held in conjunction with the 2013 meeting of the hospital’s Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), will spotlight the work of recipients of the hospital’s top research awards and other innovative investigators. The two-day event will kick off March 20 with the annual SAC poster session from 11 am to 1:45 pm on the 15th floor of the Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill (formerly the Holiday Inn) at 5 Blossom St. 

Beginning at 2 pm in the Simches Center, Room 3.110, Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD, MGH Neurology, recipient of the Martin Prize for Basic Research; Michael Talkowski, PhD, Center for Human Genetic Research and recipient of the Martin Prize for Clinical Research; and David Langenau, PhD, MGH Pathology and recipient of the Goodman Award, will present their award-winning research. They will be followed by keynote speakers and 2012 MGH Research Scholars Galit Alter, PhD, Department of Medicine and the Ragon Institute; and Nir Hacohen, PhD, Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Disease in the Department of Medicine.

The SAC meeting on March 21 will begin at 8 am in the Simches Center, Room 3.110 with a report from Robert Kingston, PhD, chief of Molecular Biology and chair of the Executive Committee on Research, followed by departmental reports from David Louis, MD, chief of Pathology; Jerrold Rosenbaum, chief of Psychiatry; Andrew Luster, MD, PhD, chief of the Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology Division; and Bruce Rosen, MD, PhD, director of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. The afternoon session on “Next Generation Science at MGH” will feature panel discussions addressing strategic planning for research and the integration of research findings into clinical practice.

The full schedule of both days' events – open to all MGHers – is available on the hospital intranet

In addition, view The Celebration of Science book, containing a review of the past year in research at MGH, a summary report by Harry Orf, PhD, senior vice president for Research Management, and profiles of the research prize winners and keynote speakers, and The Poster Session abstract book, which lists the Poster of Distinction Awards.

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