Friday, May 3, 2013

In general awards and honors: May 3, 2013

Daniel B. Kopans, MD, senior radiologist in the Breast Imaging Division, has been elected chairman of the Fellows of the Society of Breast Imaging, a group of leading experts dedicated to improving breast cancer detection and diagnosis in the U.S.

William Farinelli, senior laser technician in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine for the past 38 years, received the Caroline and William Mark Award honoring his lifetime of contributions to the field during the annual American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine conference in Boston on April 6. During the conference, Farinelli also shared a personal retrospective lecture, “Biomedical Laser Research: The Triumphs and Pitfalls.”

Three MGHers have been elected to the 2013 class of American Academy of Arts and Sciences: David Matthew Altshuler, MD, PhD, of the Department of Molecular Biology and Department of Medicine; Xandra Owens Breakefield, PhD, geneticist in Neurology and Radiology Services; and John Parrish, MD, chief executive officer at the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT). The society, which was established in 1780 by John Adams and other founders of the U.S., is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. The new class of members, comprising leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts, will be inducted at a ceremony in October at the organization’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.  

The MGH was recognized on the Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review magazines’ 2013 list of the “100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.” The annual list honors institutions that offer robust benefits, wellness initiatives, professional development opportunities and work environments that promote employee collaboration and satisfaction.

The MGH was ranked on the DiversityInc list of Top 10 Hospital Systems for 2013 recognizing the hospital’s commitment to workforce diversity shown by MGH President Peter L. Slavin, MD.  DiversityInc is a leading publication on diversity and business.

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