Friday, July 19, 2013

What's Happening: July 19, 2013

Senior HealthWISE events
MGH Senior HealthWISE will host the following events:

  • “The Experience of a Chaplain; Finding Comfort and Strength” Aug. 15, from 11 am to noon in the MGH Haber Conference Room, with guest speaker Rev. John Polk, director of the MGH Chaplaincy.
  • “Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement” Aug. 29 from 11 am to noon in the MGH Haber Conference Room, with guest speaker Young-Min Kwon, MD, director of the Joint Replacement Fellowship Program.
  • Hypertension screenings Aug. 26 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at the West End Library, 151 Cambridge St.

For more information, call 617-724-6756 or access

Ernesto Gonzalez Award nominations sought
The MGH will celebrate Latino Heritage Month Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. This month-long celebration includes the presentation of the "Ernesto Gonzalez Award for Outstanding Service to the Latino Community." The award honors an employee who has significantly contributed to improving the experience of Latino patients, families, visitors and/or employees within the MGH or the community at large. Nomination forms must be submitted by Aug. 26 by: e-mail to, faxed to 617-643-5358 or via interoffice mail, or delivered to: MGH Human Resources, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 760. The award ceremony will take place Sept. 18 from 8 to 9:30 am in the Thier Conference Room.

Submit abstracts for the MGH Clinical Research Day
The Clinical Research Program invites investigators from across the hospital to submit abstracts for Clinical Research Day by Sept. 8. Submissions must be about clinical research conducted at the MGH and may include manuscripts published after Sept. 1, 2012. Abstracts will be presented in the annual poster session, located under the Bulfinch Tents. The MGH will award prizes for best abstracts including a $5,000 Team award, a $1,500 Translational Research award and a $1,000 Individual award. Prizes will also be awarded. The MGH will celebrate the 11th Annual Clinical Research Day on Oct. 3.For more information, contact Suzanne Powell at 617-724-2900.

New England Revolution soccer clinic for children with disabilities
The New England Revolution, the MGH and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network are offering children with disabilities and their siblings the chance to meet and play soccer with Revolution players and coaches. The clinic will take place at the Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 19 from 5 to 7 pm. Revolution team members will provide instruction and sign autographs. Registration is required as space is limited. Participants must be under 18. For more information, e-mail









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