Friday, May 10, 2013

What's Happening: May 10, 2013

Keith Perleberg Memorial Bench dedication
MGH staff are invited to attend the dedication of the Keith Perleberg, RN, MDiv, Memorial Bench at 3:30 pm May 14 on the Bulfinch Lawn adjacent to the nursing sundial. Remarks will be made by Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN, senior vice president for Patient Care and chief nurse, Rev. John W. Polk, DMin, BCC, director of the MGH Chaplaincy, and Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president. Reception to follow under the Bulfinch Tent

 Shanghai Cancer Rehabilitation Club performance
"Looking Forward and Living: A Showcase of Fighting Spirit against Cancer," will be held at 7:30 pm May 14 at John Hancock Hall in Boston. This special performance will be presented by the performing troupe of the Shanghai Cancer Rehabilitation Club, composed entirely of cancer survivors.This event is hosted by the Laboratory of Lipid Medicine and Technology at the MGH and Harvard Medical School and co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the Asian Breast Cancer Project. Free public admission with a ticket. RSVP by

Partners Healthcare Earth Day Celebration and Sustainable Champion Awards
This year's Partners Healthcare Earth Day Celebration and Sustainable Champion Awards will be held noon to 2 pm on May 15 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown. This event and awards program recognizes individuals and teams throughout Partners who have gone above and beyond their normal duties to further Partners Sustainable Initiatives’ program goals of:

  • Ensuring patient and employee health and safety
  • Reducing Partners hospitals’ impact on the earth
  • Controlling health care costs by using resources more efficiently

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Mental Health Month lecture
In recognition of May as national Mental Health Month, Patient Care Services and the Hausman Fellowship Program will host a lecture from 11 am to noon May 24 in the Their Conference Room. Light refreshments will be served.

Nicholas T. Zervas lecture
The 14th annual Nicholas T. Zervas, MD Lecture program will be held at noon May 21 in the Ether Dome. Daniel Kelly, MD, director of the Brain Tumor Center and Pituitary Disorders Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at St. John's Health Center, will present "From Concussion to Coma - TBI and Pituitary Hormonal Dsyfunction." For more information, call Crystal or Sonya at 617-726-3870.

MGH Institute Prerequisites for the Health Care Professionsspaces still available
Register for summer 2013 online and onsite classes at the MGH Institute of Health Professions: Jump start a career in nursing, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, or other high-demand careers with fundamental science courses taught by a renowned faculty uniquely centered at the crossroads of health care and education. Starting this semester, all students enrolled in prerequisite programs are also eligible forAcademic Extras. Visit for more information.

Clinical Research Program
The MGH Clinical Research Program is sponsoring "The Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Data Management" on  June 13 from 2:30 to 3:30pm in the Simches Center, Room 3.110. This seminar will present an insight into the key considerations in managing your clinical research data in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guidelines. This course will review data management terminology and the regulations governing GCP. It will provide the conceptual framework for thinking about overall data management processes from study start (case report form and database design) to study maintenance (data cleaning, monitoring, and report generation), so that researchers will be able to obtain the ultimate goal of clean and analyzable data sets. The course will also compare different data capture systems and outline data management priorities for studies with limited resources. Registration is required. Contact Molly Morrow with further questions about this session. This course is approved for CEU credit.

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