Friday, April 18, 2014

What's Happening: April 18, 2014

'Belonging as a Framework for Personal Narrative'
Ezra Griffith, MD, a forensic psychiatrist from Yale University will speak at the MGH Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity Spring Speaker Series from 11 am to noon, April 23 in the Ether Dome. Griffith will present “Belonging as a Framework for Personal Narrative”.

'Public Health in America: Continuity and change from the 1870s to the present'
From noon to 1 pm on April 24, the MGH Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation will host a lunchtime lecture, "Public Health in America: Continuity and change from the 1870s to the present." The event will be held in the museum's Putnam Gallery. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. For more information or to register, email

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) courses
ALCS recertification courses are available on the following dates:

May 14, 5:30 to 10:30 pm
Aug. 13, 5:30 to 10:30 pm
Sept. 20, 9 am to 1 pm
Oct. 8, 5:30 to 10:30 pm

Two-day Certification Classes: The first day of the two-day classes includes lectures (Airway, ACS) and the second day includes Megacodes and Airway testing.

Day 1: June 20, 10:30 am to 5 pm
Day 2: June 23, 8 am to 1 pm

Day 1: July 10, 8 am to 3 pm
Day 2: July 11, 8 am to 1 pm

Day 1: Sept. 12, 8 am to 3 pm
Day 2: Sept. 22, 8 am to 1 pm

Day 1: Nov. 6, 8 am to 3 pm
Day 2: Nov. 7, 8 am to 1 pm

Class locations will be identified with registration confirmation notification. To register visit

Upcoming Blum Center events
The Maxwell and Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center is offering the following free programs:

  • National Health Observances Talk: Alcohol Awareness Month, noon to 1 pm on April 17 with Emine Nalan Ward, MD, medical director of Addiction Services in the MGH Department of Psychiatry.
  • Shared Decision Making Talk: Managing Menopause Symptoms, noon to 1 pm on April 29 with Jan Leslie Shifren, MD, director of the Menopause Program in the MGH Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

For more information, call 617-724-7352.

Clinical Pastoral Education Fellowships for Healthcare Providers
Three Schwartz Center Fellowships will be awarded for the Fall 2014 MGH Clinical Pastoral Education Program. Open to clinicians from any discipline who work directly with patients/families and who wish to integrate spiritual caregiving into their professional practice, The Clinical Pastoral Education Program is a part-time program with group sessions on Mondays from 8 am to 5 pm. Additional hours are negotiated for the clinical component. Applications are due by April 18. For more information, contact the Chaplaincy at 617-726-4774 or visit

Healthcare Transformation Lab launch
The new Healthcare Transformation Lab (HTL) will be holding its official launch event from 5 to 6 pm on April 22 in the O’Keeffe Auditorium. Housed within the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, HTL is an initiative targeted at improving the experience and value of health care through collaborative innovation. The event will feature guest speaker Hal Gregersen, an innovation and leadership guru and coauthor of The Innovator’s DNA, and Abu Dhabi, Commercial Bank Chaired Professor of Innovation and Leadership at INSEAD. For more information, email

MGH Partners in Excellence Awards Celebration
All members of the MGH community are invited to attend the annual Partners in Excellence (PIE) Awards Celebration from 2 to 3 pm, April 24 under the Bulfinch Tents. MGH employees will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the hospital and Partners HealthCare in 2013.

The celebration will include a photo opportunity with senior leadership for individual and team PIE recipients and refreshments. For more information, call 617-724-9743 or email

‘Brainwashed? What Neuroscience Can – and Can't – Tell Us About Ourselves’
The Center for Law, Brain and Behavior will host a conversation, moderated by WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti, with Scott Lilienfeld, Emory psychologist and co-author of the book “Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience,” and Harvard psychologists and CLBB faculty Joshua Greene and Joshua Buckholtz, for a deep dive into this profound topic. The event will be held April 17 from 6 to 9 pm at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. For more information or to RSVP, visit

The 2014 Mitochondrial Disease Clinical Conference
The 2014 Mitochondrial Disease Clinical Conference offers physicians and specialists who are not mitochondrial experts an opportunity to understand more about identifying mitochondrial diseases, managing adults and children with mitochondrial disorders, and assisting patients with treatment options and coordinated care. The May 3 event will be held at the Mandarin Hotel in Boston. Featured speakers include Andrew Nierenberg, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Amel Karaa, MD, Department of Neurology and Mass General Hospital for Children Pediatric Medical Services. For more information or to register, visit

NORC-H Accepting Applications
The Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC-H) at Harvard Medical School, previously known as Harvard Clinical Nutrition Research Center, is now accepting applications for new pilot/feasibility projects and competing renewals of currently funded one-year projects. Candidates must submit applications electronically by May 15 to Ewelinka Grzejka, For more information or to download a PDF of the application, visit

The Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC) accepting PILOT and DRIVE grant pre-proposals
B-BIC supports development of devices, diagnostics and therapeutics related to heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. Pre-proposals are now being accepted on a rolling basis for PILOT grants (up to $50,000 support for direct costs) and DRIVE grants (up to $200,000 support for direct costs). Therapeutic and diagnostic pre-proposals are strongly encouraged. Before submission, contact your institutional site miner and/or domain expert. Visit for more information.

MGH Institute Alumni Breakfast
Join the MGH Institute of Health Professions for an alumni continental breakfast with School of Nursing Dean Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo, PhD, RN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow.  Alumni working at MGH are encouraged to come have coffee with fellow alumni. The event will be held 8 to 9 am on May 20 in the MGH Thier Conference Room. RSVP by email to Sara Bucciarelli at

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