Friday, September 13, 2013

What's Happening: Sept. 13, 2013

The Secret of Life: Live in Kendall Square
Learning online doesn’t have to mean learning alone. For more than two decades, Eric Lander, PhD, president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, has been a passionate teacher of MIT’s Introduction to Biology. Last spring, Lander redesigned the course, 7.00x Secret of Life, as a free online course on MIT and Harvard’s edX platform. This week, they are relaunching the course and inviting folks across partner institutions to a launch party to be held 6 to 7:30 pm at the Broad Institute Auditorium on Sept. 16. A behind-the-scenes video presentation about the making of the course and a question and answer session will follow opening remarks by Lander. To RSVP visit 7.00x Secret of Life: Live in Kendall Square and to register for the course visit

Model Shop open house
The MGH Department of Biomedical Engineering’s Model Shop will host an open house to showcase its capabilities in machining and fabrication from 2 to 6 pm, Sept. 18 and 19. The Model Shop is located at Ruth Sleeper Hall, Room 070 on the MGH main campus. MGH Biomedical Engineering offers highly specialized prototyping and fabrication facilities that provide custom designs and tooling to meet the needs of researchers and clinicians within the MGH. Services include the manufacturing of one-of-a-kind products, design and development of models, product customization, CAD services, equipment repairs, and 3D printing/rapid prototyping. For more information about the Model Shop visit Read about the Model Shop in the Aug. 2 issue of the MGH Hotline.

MGH nurses make their screen debut – free advance tickets for MGH community
On Sept. 23, “NURSES: If Florence Could See Us Now” will debut at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge. This premiere brings the film back to Boston, where much of the filming for the project took place. The documentary explores the complex, exciting and challenging world of being a nurse, the many different roles that nurse's play, and the realities of nursing—its joys and sorrows and the many ways that nurses impact the lives of others. Stories from the MGH are among some of the powerful and inspiring segments. There are two film showings, 1 and 7 pm. Tickets are free but attendees will need to have an RSVP Ticket to get in. Free tickets can be reserved at For more information, contact Georgia Peirce at 617-724-9865 or

Preventing falls: annual information table
The Fall Prevention Committee within Collaborative Governance with host the third annual Fall Prevention Table from 10 am to 2 pm, Sept. 20 in the White Lobby. Representatives from nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy will be in attendance. Information will be available about preventing falls in the hospital and home setting. The table is open to staff, patients and visitors.

Annual Community Health Day at Revere HealthCare Center 

Revere HealthCare Center will host its annual Community Health Day on Sept. 26 at 11:45 am. Key note speakers include Christopher McDougle, MD, director of the Lurie Center for Autism and Nancy Lurie Marks. For more information contact Bernice MacIntyre at 781-485-6062.

'IRB Issues for the Bench and Desk Scientist'

The MGH Clinical Research Program and the Human Research Committee are sponsoring "IRB Issues for the Bench and Desk Scientist" from 12:30 to 2 pm on Oct. 8 at 185 Cambridge St. in Simches 3.110. Elizabeth Hohmann, MD, chair and director of the Partners Human Research Committee, will discuss ethical, regulatory, and institutional issues relevant to analysis limited to human biological samples and medical records, survey and questionnaire studies and databases. To register, visit This course is approved for CEU and RCR credits.



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