Friday, March 15, 2013

What's Happening: March 15, 2013

Announce your new arrival
MGH Human Resources will be accepting photos of employee children for the winter/spring edition of the MGH New Arrival poster. The New Arrival poster hangs near Coffee Central and welcomes new members of the MGH Family by posting the child’s photo, name and name of the MGH employee parent.To submit a photo for the New Arrival poster, or for more information, e-mail

Stress reduction sessions
The Be Fit program and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at the MGH will be presenting their next stress reduction session March 19 in the Haber Auditorium.  The first session will be at noon and the second session will be at 12:35 pm. The remaining March session will be March 25, times TBA.

History of Medicine lecture
The Boston Medical Library will be presenting the J. Worth Estes, MD, History of Medicine Lecture, “The FDA and the Remaking of Modern Clinical Research.” This year's speaker is Daniel Carpenter, PhD, Allie S. Freed Professor of Government; Director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University.  The lecture will be held May 13 at 5:30 pm in the Armenise Amphitheatre, HMS, 200 Longwood Avenue.  To RSVP, contact Roz Vogel at(617) 432-4807 or email

Harvard Catalyst course 
Harvard Catalyst will be hosting a five-day course, "Introduction to Clinical Investigation," May 6 through 10. This course is an introduction to navigating a career in translational research. Applications are due by March 22.

Cell phone text messaging survey
Partners is working to develop a set of policies around text message security. Like many technologies, the use of cell phone text messaging, a quick and inexpensive form of communication, has great potential for efficiencies in patient care, research and other operations. However, without proper use, texting can pose risks to privacy and security. In order to develop an effective and useful texting policy, the Partners Information Security & Privacy group is asking anyone who uses texting or plan to do so please take the following survey by March 22 because this policy may impact your daily work practices:

Clinical Research Programs
The MGH Clinical Research Program will host the following seminars:


● "Hands-on MORA Training: Managing Monitor Online Record Access" on April 12 from 10 to 11 am at 165 Cambridge Street, second floor, computer lab 235. Prerequisites: To sign up you must have Manager permission on an active protocol listed in Insight.

● "Clinical Trials Billing Series: Monitoring, Invoicing and Corrections" on April 11 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in Simches Room 3.120. This is the second session in the Clinical Trial Billing Educational Series and this program meets the requirements of the Board of Registration in Nursing, at 244 CMR 5.00, for 1 contact hour of nursing continuing education. 

Register for these programs at

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