Mary C.

Dear Colleagues,

We are extremely saddened to share the news that Mary C. "Kay" Ryan, a dedicated member of the MGH Clinical Research community for 15 years, died at the age of 73 on July 6, 2017.

Kay, as she was known to her colleagues, will long be remembered for her devotion to helping and mentoring clinical research investigators and study staff. She selflessly did her work below the radar while making MGH great.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Kay’s family, including brothers Michael Ryan of Monroe, NY and James Ryan of Meadowbrook, PA.

In Kay's memory, the MGH Division of Clinical Research (DCR) and Mass General Research Institute have created a fund to recognize MGH clinical research staff for exceptional service. Donations can be made to the Mary C. "Kay" Ryan Memorial Fund.

Maurizio Fava


The Mary "Kay" Ryan Award for Excellence in Support of Clinical Research Kay, as she was known at MGH, is remembered for her devotion to clinical research investigation, investigators and study staff. An inaugural award of $500 will be given each year to honor an MGH Clinical Research Staff member for exceptional service.

2018 Awardee

Christian Baglini- worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator for the MGH Cancer Center. Fall 2018 he entered the Boston College Direct Master’s Entry in Nursing program full-time to become a Nurse Practitioner. He is also specializing in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, and hopes to work in Oncology upon completing the program in two years. He is also still involved in supporting clinical research here at MGH as a per diem research coordinator.


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