Friday, May 9, 2014

What's Happening: May 9, 2014

Celiac awareness Twitter chat
The Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Program is partnering with Alessio Fasano, MD, director of the MGH Center for Celiac Research, for a special Twitter chat on celiac awareness in recognition of National Celiac Awareness Month from 2 to 3 pm, May 14. Use #MGHDSME to join in and ask questions. Follow the DSME Program on Twitter @MGHDiabetesEd.

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

Steps to Success education and career development series

  • Taking the First Step
    May 20, noon to 1 pm in the Haber Auditorium
    Thinking about enhancing your skills or considering new opportunities? Human Resources staff will share tools and strategies to help employees take the first step towards career success.
  • Financing Your Education Workshop
    May 21, noon to 1 pm in the Haber Auditorium
    Thinking about going back to school but unsure of how to pay for it? Financial aid experts from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and the Harvard University Employees Credit Union will share tools and strategies to help finance your education.
  • Education Fair
    May 22, noon to 3 pm under the  Bulfinch Tent
    Take charge of your future. Are you getting the bug to go back to school? MGH makes it easy for you to find out what you will need to know to attend the great schools in the Boston area.

No registration is necessary. Sponsored by the MGH Office of Training and Workforce Development.

National Biomedical Engineering Week
National Biomedical Engineering Week will be celebrated at the MGH May 10-24 to honor all who work in the fields of biomedical and clinical engineering. The Department of Biomedical Engineering will host an information table in the White Lobby 8 am to 3 pm, May 21. The department will exhibit equipment and will highlight examples of the workthe Model Shop produces for clinical and research purposes. Stop by the table to meet some of the staff and to understand better the role biomedical engineering plays in helping to make the MGH a leading health care organization.

‘Pathways for commercialization of drugs, devices and other medically related agents’
William Eaglstein, MD an internationally recognized expert in wound healing is an author of a new book on how physicians should work with the FDA, “Pathways for commercialization of drugs, devices and other medically related agents” will speak from noon to 1 pm, May 20 in the  Shriner’s Auditorium, 51 Blossom Street. The event is sponsored by the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at MGH.

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

‘Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care’
The 10th J. Worth Estes, MD History of Medicine Lecture will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, May 28 in the Cannon Room/Building C/HMS Quad at Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue. Guest speaker David S. Jones, MD, PhD, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University, will present ‘Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care.’ For more information or to register, contact Roz Vogel, Countway Administration, 617-432-4807 or email

‘Improving Outcomes in Thrombotic Disease’
The President of the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF), Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will host a Spring Education program from 5 to 8 pm, May 28. The CME-accredited evening program will be held at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. The program will cover topics in acute coronary syndromes, stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, concluding with a dinner. For more information or to register, visit

'Creating Patient & Family-Focused Dementia Care'
MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing and the International Dementia Scholars Collaborative will host a conference, “Creating Patient & Family-Focused Dementia Care,” with featured speaker Cynthia S. Jacelon, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts. The conference is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. For more information visit


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