Friday, April 12, 2013

What's Happening: April 12, 2013

Partners in Excellence Awards
All members of the MGH community are invited to attend the annual Partners in Excellence (PIE) Awards Ceremony April 22 from 3 to 4 pm in the Bulfinch Tents. MGH employees will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the hospital and Partners HealthCare in 2012. The celebration will include a photo opportunity with senior leadership for individual and team PIE recipients, the debut of the 2012 PIE video and refreshments. For more information, call 617-724-9743 or email


Stand Against Racism event
The Disparities Solutions Center, the Multicultural Affairs Office, and the Center for Community Health Improvement will host the annual YWCA Stand Against Racism event April 23 from noon to 1 pm in the O'Keeffe Auditorium. The event will feature a screening fo the documentary, "The House I Live In," which recognizes drug abuse as a public health concern while also examining the disproportionate impact of the U.S. war on drugs on people and communities of color. The film segment will be followed by an audience discussion facilitated by Alexander R. Green, MD, MPH, associate director of the Disparities Solutions Center. RSVP here.

MGH Institute of Health Professions applications being accepted
Applications for the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences degree at MGH institute of Health Professions are now being accepted for the cohort that will begin in September 2013. The MGH Institute’s PhD degree is designed for clinically certified health care professionals who wish to acquire the advanced knowledge and skills to conduct clinical research with an emphasis on assessing clinical outcomes in rehabilitation. Funding, which includes a Fellowship or Assistantship to help defray living expenses, and a full tuition scholarship for courses at the MGH Institute, is available for up to six qualified candidates each year. For more information, visit or call 617-726-8008.

Application deadline for Master of Science in Health Professions Education
The deadline to apply for the MGH Institute of Health Professions Master of Science in Health Professions Education (MSHPEd) September 2013 cohort is May 1. Specifically designed for the expert clinician who already teaches, this program provides a unique context to study educational best practices in an interprofessional setting. Participants attend two weekend-long intensive seminars each year and complete the rest of their courses online. Part-time study is acceptable, and tuition remission is available. Contact Deb Navedo or Mary Knab for additional details, and visit the MSHPEd program page for the online application.

MGH Softball League seeking teams
The MGH Softball League is looking for two additional teams to join its co-ed softball league. The MGH has received an expanded time slot permit at the Tedy Ebersol Fields (directly across from the MGH) and can accommodate more players this year. The softball season runs from May through early October, with games ever Friday night at 7:15 and 9:15 pm. Individual players are also welcome. For more information, visit

Financial Assistance Seminar and Higher Education Fair
The MGH Training and Workforce Development Office will host a Financial Assistance workshop April 25 from noon to 1 pm in the Thier Conference Room. Representatives from the Harvard University Employees Credit Union and the MGH Institute of Health Professions will be available to various finance options. And, the annual MGH Higher Education Fair May 23 from noon to 3 pm in the Bulfinch Tent. Representatives from more than 15 institutions will be available to discuss program options, including nursing, research administration, inpatient coding, health care policy and administration. 

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

  • "An Introduction to the RPDR Query Tool" May 7 from 1 to 2 pm in the Simches Cener, Room 3.110. This lecture will provide an overview of the Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) Query Tool. There is new functionality that includes match controls, patient analysis and mixed timing model. The Analyze Patients tab allows the user to further analyze and compare RPDR queries, patients and concepts. 
  • "Hands-on MORA Training: Managing Monitor Online Record Access" May 10 from 10 to 11 am at 165 Cambridge Street on the second floor in computer lab 235. At this session, participants will learn how to grant secure, appropriately tracked electronic access to your study subjects' medical records to clinical trial monitors who are authorized to use the Monitor Online Record Access (MORA) system.
  • "Study Electronic Data Capture: REDCap and StudyTRAX" May 23 at 185 Cambridge Street in the Simches Center, Room 3-130. This presentation will provide an overview of two electronic data capture (EDC) applications offered through Partners Research Computing, REDCap and StudyTRAX.

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Partners HealthCare symposium
The Partners HealthCare 10th annual Connected Health Symposium, "Collaborations and Innovations to Engage Patients and Elevate Care," will be held Oct. 24-25 at the Boston Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center. For more information, contact   DeAnna Grosbaum at or 617-724-3178. Or, visit

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