Organization overview

About the Organization
  • Mass General Brigham (MGB): The MGB is a not-for-profit health care system that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community locally and globally. The MGB includes community and specialty hospitals, a health insurance plan, a physician network, community health centers, home care and long-term care services, and other health care entities.
  • Massachusetts General Hospital: MGH was established to provide care to Boston’s sick, regardless of socioeconomic status, and became the first teaching hospital of Harvard University’s new medical school.
    • MGH Research Institute Leadership
    • Executive Committee on Research (ECOR): ECOR is the central body for research governance, bringing together a broad representation of internal stakeholders to provide strategic guidance to the hospital’s leadership regarding research priorities.
    • Division of Clinical Research (DCR): The DCR’s mission is to increase the quality, quantity, and efficiency of translating basic science advances into improved care for our patients.
      • Mass General Brigham’s Biobank: The MGB Biobank collects donated samples from thousands of consenting patients so that investigators can hunt for the underpinnings of disease at the genetic level.
      • Translational Research Center: The TRC is a new 18-bed clinical research facility dedicated to first-in-patient clinical trials in collaboration with industry. Investigations at the TRC include studies of normal and abnormal physiology and studies of the cause, prevention, progression and treatment of disease.
    • Office of the Scientific Director: The Office of the Scientific Director at the Mass General Research Institute works to promote research through marketing and communications, philanthropic outreach and building new partnerships with industry.
    • MGH Leadership
    • MGH Research Institute: The MGH Research Institute is the largest hospital-based research enterprise in the U.S., with a community of over 8,500 people working across more than 30 institutes, centers, and departments.
    • Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO): The purpose of the MGPO is to provide leadership and infrastructure that supports physicians and advances their ability to provide excellent patient care.
Mass General Hospital Governance
  • Board of Trustees: The Boards of Trustees of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the General Hospital Corporation (GHC) are responsible for determining strategic direction and oversight to Hospital management to ensure that the Hospital continues to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality in patient care and excellence in research and medical education.
  • Chief’s Council: The Chief’s Council is a key advisory group comprised of the chiefs of clinical services and other senior leaders of the MGH. The Council reviews and discusses all major issues related to clinical care, teaching and research and makes recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee: The Diversity & Inclusion Committee sets the institution-wide diversity goals and priorities for the organization and provides oversight of programming and key initiatives. The committee is led by members of the executive leadership team of the MGH and the MGPO and reports into GEC, chaired by the Mass General president.
    • Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI): The CDI is one of the first academic hospital-based centers in the country dedicated to helping build a diverse and inclusive community of physicians and scientists and to enhance the quality and equity of patient care at MGH.
  • General Executive Committee (GEC): The GEC and its committees are responsible for adopting policies and procedures relating to patient care and medical education, as well as recommending to the appropriate committees' policies and procedures relating to research and community health.
    • Mass General Brigham Education Committee: The Education Committee oversees matters relating to the educational mission of the MGB teaching hospitals and is the principal body charged with implementing educational policy. The Education Committee advises on education strategy, innovation, and cross-institutional initiatives; develops policy relevant to education and students/trainees; determines definitions, standards and approval processes related to training programs; approves new GME programs; and provides oversight of inter-institutional affiliations. The Education Committee oversees the activities and acts on the recommendations of any task forces that it may appoint.
    • Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME): The Office of GME provides support, coordination, oversight, and programming to enhance the quality of residency and fellowship education at Mass General Brigham through a variety of activities.
    • Executive Committee on Community Health (ECOCH): The ECOCH reports to the GEC and is comprised of hospital leadership, senior management, faculty and staff with community health expertise from throughout the institution who come together to provide strategic guidance on community health.
    • Executive Committee on Diversity and Equity (ECODE): The Executive Committee on Diversity and Equity (ECODE) will report to the General Executive Committee (GEC) and to the Trustees on a regular basis and guide, provide oversight, and assess progress as MGH aims to address disparities and achieve equity; recruit, retain, promote and support diverse talent at all levels; diversify researchers, participants and the research agenda; diversify the patient population and expand community engagement; train all caregivers to effectively communicate and care for diverse populations, and work effectively and respectfully in teams; and create a welcoming environment for all
    • Executive Committee on Research (ECOR): The ECOR committee is the central body for research governance, bringing together a broad representation of internal stakeholders to provide strategic guidance to the hospital’s leadership regarding research priorities.
    • Executive Committee on Teaching and Education (ECOTE): ECOTE oversees all institutional matters relating to the teaching mission of the MGH and, in conjunction with the Education Committee, is the principal body charged with implementing educational strategy and policy for the Hospital.
    • Medical Policy Committee (MPC): The MPC is responsible for establishing policies and standards for clinical activities in the hospital, including utilization management.
MGPO Governance
  • Board of Trustees: The Board of Trustees oversees the activities of the MGPO, approves the annual budget, and monitors all aspects of MGPO performance, including quality improvement.
  • Compensation and Personnel Practices Committee: The Compensation and Personnel Practices Committee acts in the name of the MGPO on compensation and personnel policies of the MGPO.
  • Clinical Performance and Contracting Committee: The Clinical Performance and Contracting Committee advises the chairman and CEO with respect to the implementation of managed care contracts including making recommendations related to initiatives intended to support and improve the delivery of quality patient care across the breadth of the organization.
  • Physicians Organization Executive Committee (POEC): The Physicians Organization Executive Committee (POEC) advises the Chairman and CEO on the management of the MGPO and on issues of concern to MGPO physicians.
  • Frigoletto Committee on Physician Well-Being: The committee aims to reduce the administrative burden and promote career development and individual well-being. The committee’s scope includes the effects of technology, administrative requirements, and bureaucracy. The group monitors areas that create excessive and undue burden for physicians and detract from their essential clinical responsibilities. It also makes recommendations for solutions to improve MGPO physician engagement and work satisfaction.

Resources available to faculty

Continuing Education Resources
  • The Academy at Harvard Medical School: The Academy is responsible for professional development of faculty who teach in the MD program.
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) at Harvard Medical School: The CME provides pedagogically innovative, authoritative, and cutting-edge education across the spectrum of health care professionals.
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Office: The CPD Office provides physicians and their teams across the MGB system with learning options closely linked to their day-to-day clinical responsibilities.
  • Countway Library: The mission of the Countway Library is to cultivate and advance education, research, scholarship and professional growth in the health and biomedical sciences by facilitating access to scholarly information and knowledge, preserving a historical record, and creating a stimulating and synergistic setting for intellectual growth.
  • eCommons: eCommons portal web site is a gateway to various online resources at HMS such as the Digital Library, the HMS Event calendar, MyCourses, MyHMS, and many others.
  • Harvard Catalyst/The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center: The Harvard Catalyst/Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center serves the research community by offering courses and educational programs, research consulting, tools for study design and clinical trial collaboration, guidance on regulatory issues, and pilot funding for novel, high-impact projects.
  • HOLLIS at Harvard University: HOLLIS helps you to find resources in a single, unified search, including books, articles, media and more. HOLLIS also manages your library loans. You can log in to renew items, check due dates, and more.
  • Treadwell Virtual Library: eTreadwell is the website for the virtual library serving the MGH community. The library provides information services and resources that support the patient care, teaching, research, and community-based activities performed throughout the hospital.
Consultation Resources
  • Harvard Medical School’s Office for Faculty Affairs (OFA): The OFA manages the promotions and appointments processes of the Faculty of Medicine. It works with committees that address faculty concerns and serves as a resource for issues related to recruitment, promotion, and career development.
  • Harvard Medical School’s Ombuds Office: The Ombuds Office provides its visitors with a highly confidential and informal forum to help them to clarify their concerns, identify their goals, and consider all of their options in managing or resolving their concerns.
Funding Resources
  • Center for Faculty Development Awards & Funding Opportunities: The CFD curates awards and funding opportunities available for faculty and trainees at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • CDI Faculty Development Award Program: These awards increase opportunities for underrepresented faculty who are committed to diversity, inclusion and equity, to advance to senior positions in academic medicine and leadership.
  • Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards: The purpose of the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards is to provide bridge funding for junior faculty to sustain research productivity during the child-rearing years.
  • ECOR Awards & Grants Program: ECOR has a major internal grants and awards program - virtually a mini-foundation, which annually reviews nearly 800 applications from MGH investigators and fellows, and awards approximately 150 internal grants.
  • Eleanor and Miles Shore Faculty Development Awards Program (Shore Program): The Shore Program strives to support the Faculty of Medicine at the level of Instructor and Assistant Professor by administering a range of award opportunities to support academic activities.
  • HMS Foundation Funds: The HMS Foundation Funds Program administers the nomination process for HMS/HSDM faculty and postdocs for Limited Submission Funding Opportunities (LSO's) from private foundations.
  • Pivot™: Pivot™ provides information on research and programmatic funding including grants, awards, prizes, and fellowships, as well as support for travel, conferences, and equipment acquisition.
Other Resources
  • eCommons: The eCommons portal website is a gateway to various online resources at HMS such as the Digital Library, the HMS Event calendar, MyCourses, MyHMS, and many others.
  • Harvard Medical School’s Faculty and Staff Directory: A directory of faculty and trainees at HMS.
  • Harvard ID Card: If you have an HMS academic appointment, you are eligible to receive an official Harvard ID card, which provides visual identification while on campus and access to various University services.
  • HarvardKey: HarvardKey is Harvard University’s unified online user credential, uniquely identifying you to Harvard IT applications and services to grant you access to the resources you use every day.
  • Healthcare Apparel:
    • Place an order with a staff member in the Materials Management Office/Mailroom (You will need to provide your name, department, and cost center number).
    • Plain lab coat with MGH logo should be ready for pick-up same-day if in stock with a valid cost center number.
    • Monogrammed lab coats are ordered through the lab coat vendor’s website www.suitestyles.com. Your department admin should have access to this site. If you need access, please email Amanda Dunbar at akdunbar@partners.org.
    • Monogrammed lab coats will be delivered within 3 weeks of order date.
    • If you have any questions, contact Amanda Dunbar at (617) 724-2117.
    • Scrub distribution machines are located on Gray Bigelow 4.
    • To register for access, please visit: https://mass-general.registerscrubex.com.
    • You will need your hospital assigned ID badge during the registration process (Note: the ID is the 5-6 digit number on the side of the badge, not the 9 digit at the bottom).
    • Once you have received access to the scrub dispensing machines, just go to your assigned machine, scan your MGH ID badge and you will receive your scrubs.
    • Each employee is assigned 3 credits. When you take a set of scrubs, 1 credit will be deducted; when you return your scrubs, your credit will be restored.
    • It is recommended practice to ensure that you always have credits available to obtain scrubs when needed.
    • At a minimum, always return one pair of scrubs to the soiled bin each time you dispense a pair of scrubs from the scrubEx® machine.
    • If you have any questions, contact Oneil Myrie at (617) 724-1732.
    • Bring soiled jacket to Materials Management/Mailroom.
    • Provide name, phone, email address, and cost center number.
    • Lab coat cleaning process is electronic; the barcode on the inside of your jacket is scanned and sent to the vendor.
    • Your laundry should be ready for pick-up within 10 days.
    • For your convenience, an email will be sent notifying you your laundry is ready for pick-up.
    • Materials Management/Mailroom: (617) 726-9144, Gray Bigelow Basement, Room 020
    • Order lab coats:
    • Order scrubs:
    • Laundry service:
  • Isuggest: Isuggest is a process improvement initiative across the research communities at BWH, MGH, McLean, and MGB with the goal of reducing the administrative burden on our research investigators, administrators, and all other research staff.
  • Notary Public and Fingerprinting Services: Department of Police and Security has a notary on staff and offers fingerprinting services for medical licensing, security clearances, and professional applications.
  • Photography Department: The MGH Photography Department provides photographic, multimedia, printing, and framing services to all hospital departments.
  • OpenScholar at Harvard: OpenScholar@Harvard is a free web site building tool available to faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars at Harvard.
Promotion & CV Resources
Research Resources
  • Animal Research: MGH is committed to ensuring the humane care and use of all animals associated with its research program and complies with federal, state, and local regulations and policies regarding their care.
  • Biostatistics Center: The Biostatistics Center collaborates with MGH investigators on clinical and laboratory studies, acts as a statistical center for national and international clinical studies, and conducts research in statistical methodology.
  • GSD's How to Get a Graduate Student in your Lab: The Graduate Student Division has created a page for principal investigators to find out how to get a graduate student in their lab. Find a list and the details of some of the most popular programs currently collaborating with MGH.
  • Innovation: Innovation’s goal is to take medical inventions and innovations discovered by MGB researchers and provide the appropriate support and infrastructure to allow technology development, commercialization and, ultimately, the development of products to benefit patients.
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee: The mission of the Institutional Biosafety Committee is to promote safety and minimize the risks of performing biological research to MGB investigators, study participants, the community, and the environment by providing scientific review and oversight to human subjects and laboratory biological research at MGB institutions.
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB): IRBs are authorized to review and oversee human subjects research conducted by employees or agents.
  • Research Core Facilities: Research core facilities were established to share their expertise, facilities, and equipment in order to efficiently use resources, promote collaboration, and further enhance the competitiveness of MGB investigators to secure research funding.
  • Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap): REDCap is a free, secure, web-based application designed to support data capture for research studies.
  • Research Help and How-To: A listing of whom to contact for help on specific topics related to research.
  • Research Information Science and Computing (RISC): RISC supports research by providing scientific services and technology, a centralized clinical data registry, genomics IT, specimen banking, and administrative systems.
  • Research Intranet: The MGH Research Intranet brings together many resources that can help investigators including organization, support offices, grants and funding, research resources, research admin resources, news and events, and employee resources.
  • Research Management Training Program: All RM classes are designed to be open to the entire research community, including Principal Investigators (PIs), Department Administrators (DAs), and RM employees at BWH, MGH, McLean, and Spaulding.
  • Research Resource Guide: This online resource guide summarizes all the resources available to researchers at MGH in one central location. Resources are listed by personnel type and by subject.
  • Research Safety: This website consolidates policies, procedures, and other information relative to safety and health for the research community all in one place.
  • Research Space Management Group (RSMG): The RSMG fosters an equitable and cost-effective use of research space and resources through data collection, unbiased analysis, and efficient project management while maintaining MGH and government policies.
Work/Life Resources
  • AskMyHR: Use the AskMyHR web portal to manage your benefits.
  • Child Care and Parenting Resources: The MGB offers a variety of childcare resources for employees.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The EAP is available to faculty, postdocs and graduate students as well, not only weekly employees. It is 100% confidential and will not show up in any medical records. As we move through life’s seasons, we all are confronted with changes and challenges. Once in a while we need help in facing these times. The EAP has helped thousands of employees put their problems in perspective and get the help they needed. Their mission is to promote a healthy work environment and to enhance and maintain the well-being of all employees. EAP provides free, confidential consultation, short term counseling, resources and referrals for any work/life, family or personal concerns. A list of a few items that the EAP can help with are financial resources, lactation support, well-being seminars, and work-life resources.
  • Employee Payroll Deduction for purchases: Employees may purchase perks tickets and items from any Nutrition and Food Services and General Store retail outlet using payroll deduction! MGH employees working full time and/or earning benefits are eligible. Charges are deducted from your paycheck. In order to activate your MGH ID Badge to use in a retail outlet for payroll deduction, you must visit the Eat Street Cafe Office to sign up. The office is located in the hallway between the Wang Building and the Eat Street Cafe. Please call (617) 724-8879 for more information.
  • Employee Perks Program: The Employee Perks Program offers discounts and programs from organizations and retailers in the Boston area and beyond. The program offers MGH and MGB employees (including residents and professional staff) an informal, low-cost program that meets the personal and professional interests of the diverse group of employees.
  • Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU): The HUECU provides a complete line of services for all your financial needs. All MGB employees and their families are eligible for exclusive banking services from HUECU, Harvard's not-for-profit financial institution.
  • Housing Resources: Curated housing resources provided by the CFD.
  • MGPO Financial Planning Benefit: The MGPO and MGH has a Financial Planning Program benefit to help professional staff members prepare financially for all life stages.
  • The Mother’s Corner: The Mothers’ Corner is a program for employees returning to work after maternity leave. It provides new mothers with the opportunity to continue breast-feeding while back at work. An efficient, electric breast pump is provided in several private, comfortable rooms so working mothers can express their milk while at work.
  • Parental Leave Policy: Appointed members of the MGH/MGPO Professional Staff will be eligible for 8 weeks of centrally funded paid leave as a result of becoming a new parent.
  • Parking and Commuter Services: The Parking Division provides parking services, valet services, carpool organization, and commuter services to the Mass General Community while working with community and planning groups to minimize traffic congestion in and around Mass General.
  • Professional Staff Benefits: The Professional Staff Benefits Office delivers a cost effective program of the highest quality that provides needed services, assures peace of mind, and financial protection, and will help members balance work/life challenges as they pursue their professional endeavors in health care.
  • The Clubs at Charles River Park: The Clubs at Charles River Park features cutting-edge exercise equipment and innovative fitness programming designed to help you achieve your workout goals.