Friday, May 20, 2011

In General: 05.20.11

Margaret Bauman, MD, a MassGeneral Hospital for Children neurologist and Lurie Family Autism Center/LADDERS founder, is the recipient of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award acknowledges individuals who have made significant contributions to research on autism spectrum disorders. Bauman received the award during the INSAR annual meeting in San Diego held May 12 to 14.

The MGH, Partners HealthCare and all Partners affiliates have joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Partnership for Patients, a national patient safety initiative that brings together leaders of major hospitals, employers, physicians, nurses and patient advocates with state and federal governments in making health care safer, more reliable and less costly.

MGH Parking and Commuter Services was honored with a Pinnacle Award from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards Program. The award recognizes state employers’ efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging employees to commute by public transport, carpools, vanpools, bicycling or walking. The MGH also was recognized as a “2011 ECO Spotlight” winner for leadership excellence. Bonnie Michelman, director of MGH Police, Security and Outside Services, and David Jackson and Michael Neville, both of Parking and Commuter Services, accepted the awards at the State House on April 1.

Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, and Aya Caldwell, of the MGH Center for Global Health and the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology Global Health Initiative, were members of a team recognized by the Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project. The team, which also included members from Innovations in International Health at MIT and the Global Health Committee, developed “CoolComply,” a solar-powered system that monitors doses and temperatures of medication, relaying readings to local health care workers to track treatment and intervene when necessary.

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