Friday, June 7, 2013

MGH research highlighted at ORCD celebration


Excellent work: Shahin Nasr, PhD, shows his poster to Arash Anvari, MD.


MGH research fellows showcased their achievements at the May 22 MGH Office for Research Career Development’s (ORCD) Research Fellow Poster Celebration. The event, now in its seventh year, featured some 84 abstracts; lectures by Emery Brown, MD, PhD, the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia, and Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD, assistant dean of Career and Professional Development at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; and an awards ceremony.

“The annual ORCD Poster Day is a special way to showcase the important work our research fellows do as integral members of the MGH research community,” said Ann Skoczenski, PhD, program manager for Center for
Faculty Development who helped organize this event.

Twelve research fellows were recognized and congratulated by Anne Klibanski, MD, director of the Center
for Faculty Development and Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH President. Posters by Jessica S. Blackburn, PhD, and Nelly M. Cruz, PhD, were recognized as the Tayyaba Hasan ORCD Posters of Prestige. Projects by Sheraz Khan, PhD, Naohiro Nomura, MD, PhD, and Benjamin Rotstein, PhD, were recognized as Posters of Distinction. Posters by Ali Daneshmand, MD, MPH, Ryan McMullin, PhD, and Kimberly Zumbrennen-Bullough, PhD, were recognized as Posters of Excellence. Projects by Karim Bouazoune, PhD, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, MD, Parmanand Singh, MD, and Katherine Yang, PhD, were recognized as Posters of Merit.

“There were so many great posters this year, so I was surprised and honored that my work was chosen for the Tayyaba Hasan award,” Blackburn said. “It’s important to network and develop collaborations among peers, and the ORCD research fellow’s day provides that opportunity. I always come away with new ideas to apply to my own work.” 

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