Friday, June 28, 2013

What's Happening: June 28, 2013


'Pathway to the stars' lecture
The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine will host “Deep Divers and High Fliers: Hypoxia Tolerance at the Extreme (and a Pathway to the Stars!)” July 10 at 5 pm in the O'Keeffe Auditorium with speaker Jessica Meir, PhD, assistant biologist. Meir was recently selected as a NASA astronaut trainee.

Clinical Research Programs
The MGH Clinical Research Program is offering the following seminars:

  • "Clinical Research Fellows Orientation: Resources for the MGH Clinical Researcher," July 10 from noon to 4 pm in Simches 3.110.  Part II supplements Part I “Clinical Research Fellows Orientation Part I: Starting Your Clinical Research Career at MGH,” which was offered in November 2012.
  • "Orientation Program: Clinical Research Resources at MGH," July 25 from 11:15 am to 4 pm, in Simches Center, Room 3.120.
  • "Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials" from September through October 2013 in the Yawkey 2 Conference Rooms on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6:15 pm. The course is ideally suited for clinical fellows starting their research years, junior faculty pursuing careers in clinical research, and physicians with an interest in becoming more actively involved in clinical research.

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Granite State Quest
The Granite State Quest is a ride across Southern New Hampshire July 13 to raise funds benefitting the pediatric hematology-oncology program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Visit for more information.

Second annual MGH Global Health Expo
The second annual MGH Global Health Expo runs July 17 from 3 to 6 pm will offer an opportunity for the MGH community to learn more about the exceptional breadth of global health activities happening across our campus, including opportunities available to all levels of MGH staff, as well as to spur new collaborations and conversations among those interested in Global Health. More than 20 organizations, representing multiple departments and specialties, will be on hand to discuss their activities.

Senior HealthWISE program
“Clear Communication:  How To Get the Most Out of Your Health Care Visit” July 18 from 11 am to noon in the Haber Conference Room with speaker Jen Searl, health education project specialist, and Jessica Saad, health educator, both of the The Maxwell and Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center.

An "Update on Parkinson’s Disease” July 25 from 11 am to noon in the Haber Conference Room with speaker Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD director of the Dystonia Clinic.

Free blood pressure checks July 22 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm atthe West End Library.

New Global Health Certificates from the MGH Institute of Health Professions

The MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing in conjunction with clinicians at the world-renowned Partners In Health, has created two certificates in Global Health Nursing that will begin in the fall of 2013. A 9-credit fully online Certificate of Completion is available for RNs with a baccalaureate degree or higher and a 15-credit Certificate of Advanced Study is available for master’s-prepared students. Both programs have flexible schedules to accommodate working professionals. Read more at

Blum Center events
The Maxwell and Eleanor Patient and Family Learning Center will host a book talk, "Fast Minds: How to Thrive If You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might)" July 10 from noon to 1 pm with Craig Surman, MD. For more information call (617) 724-7352 or 

MGH Institute Mind Body Spirit certificates
The Mind Body Spirit Nursing online certificate programs at the MGH Institute of Health Professions promote the incorporation of a holistic and integrated mind body spirit approach to health care. These programs provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely and effectively integrate conventional and complementary approaches to patient assessment and management − with an emphasis on the potential for health and healing in human systems. Two online certificate options are available: Nine-credit Certificate of Completion in Mind Body Spirit Nursing and a 15-credit Post-Master’s Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS). For more information or to register, visit No application process is necessary for the 9-credit certificate. Rolling admission is available for the 15-credit certificate. Classes begin Sept. 9. Full-time employees of Partners HealthCare may take one three-credit course at half-price tuition. Vouchers may also be used to cover the cost of tuition.

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