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Sunday, April 1, 2018
Umbereen S. Nehal, MD, MPH, FAAP, attending physician on the Newborn Unit at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, was recognized as one of 15 women on the annual LinkedIn Top Voices List. In honor of International Women’s Day, LinkedIn’s editorial team uncovered standout women who are the most engaged writers and creators around the globe, covering topics such as the Asian economy, artificial intelligence, Africa’s trauma epidemic and sustainability issues in the retail industry. Nehal also has been named co-chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research. The panel advises and assists in identifying PCORI’s national priorities and establishes the groups patient-centered research agenda.
Jason Roh, MD, MHS, of the Cardiology Division, has received first place for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Young Investigator Awards in Basic and Translational Science. The awards encourage and recognize young scientific investigators of promise, upon whom progress in the field of cardiology is dependent. He was recognized March 12 during the Convocation Ceremony of the ACC’s Annual Scientific Session in Orlando, Florida.
Jeremy N. Ruskin, MD, founder and director emeritus of the MGH Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), has received the William Silen Lifetime Achievement Award from HMS. This award was established in 1997 and was renamed the William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award in 2001 to honor and acknowledge the lifetime commitment Silen made to mentoring students, residents and faculty. This is one of HMS’s most prestigious awards and is intended to recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on professional development and career advancement in basic/clinical medicine, research, teaching and administration. Ruskin founded the MGH Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Training Program in 1978, both among the first subspecialty programs of their type in the United States. During the past 40 years, he has participated in the training, mentorship and career development of more than 120 clinical and research fellows, many of whom are in leadership positions at academic centers throughout the world.
Nathaniel Sims, MD, of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, has been awarded one of this year's Nathaniel Bowditch Prizes. The annual award is presented by the MGH Trustees to a person or team responsible for efforts that improve quality of care while reducing costs. Sims was recognized with an individual award for his work on dose-error technology for infusion pumps, today licensed by all major manufacturers and used all around the world.
Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, associate chief of Ophthalmology Clinical Research and associate director of the Howe Laboratory at Mass. Eye and Ear, will be honored with the 2018 Dr. David L. Epstein Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Foundation. Wiggs will receive the award at the ARVO Annual Meeting this May in Honolulu, Hawaii. This annual award is given to honor Epstein – a globally recognized leader in the glaucoma field who passed away in 2014 – and his commitment to the scientific understanding and cure of glaucoma through the support of promising clinician-scientists in exceptional research environments.
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