The Awards and Honors newsletter features recent awards and honors recognizing our talented and dedicated MGH staff and employees. Do you have an award or honor that you would like the MGH community to know about? Email it, along with a photo, to: email@example.com.
Deepak H. Balani, DMD, PhD, research fellow in the Endocrine Unit; Kelly Lauter Roszko, MD, PhD, fellow in the Endocrine Division; Melanie Schorr, MD, of the Neuroendocrine Clinical Center; and Suman Srinivasa, MD, MS, instructor in Medicine in the Neuroendocrine Unit/Program in Nutritional Metabolism, have each received Early Investigator Awards from the Endocrine Society. The awards were established to recognize the achievements of early career investigators in endocrine research. Balani and Roszko received their awards from Amgen for metabolic bone research. Schorr and Srinivasa received their awards from Pfizer, Inc. for women’s health and menopause research and HIV-associated cardiovascular endocrinology research, respectively.
Michael Barry, MD, medical director of the Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for a four-year term. Barry’s areas of expertise include the evaluation and treatment of prostate diseases, health status measurement, clinical quality improvement, and the use of decision aids to facilitate patients' participation in decision making. The task force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services and preventive medications.
Charumathi Baskaran, MD, of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, has received a Clinical Scholar Awards from the Pediatric Endocrine Society. The awards promote mentored research career development in academic pediatric endocrinology.
Liliana Bordeianou, MD, of the Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, has been awarded this year’s Bowditch Prize, recognizing her contributions to enhance the delivery of quality patient care while also reducing the cost of that care. Bordeianou was honored for her work creating Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols, which led to a more streamlined way for patient recovery with fewer complications and a decreased length of stay. Partners HealthCare also adopted ERAS as the foundation for the PHS colorectal collaborative. Pictured, from left; Peter L. Slavin, MD,MGH president; Cathy Minehan, chair of the MGH Board of Trustees; Bordeianou; Andrew Warshaw, MD, former MGH surgeon-in-chief and chairman of the Bowditch Prize Selection Committee; Thomas J. Lynch, Jr., MGPO chairman and CEO; Keith Lillemoe, MD, chief of Surgery.
David F.M. Brown, MD, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine, has received the 2016 John T. Potts Jr., MD, Faculty Mentoring Award. The sixth annual award, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, recognizes a senior faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in helping junior staff members on a path to success. Brown has been recognized by his residents and faculty with multiple teaching and mentorship awards, was nationally honored in 2002 with the ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award and in 2011 with the EMRA National Teaching Award. Brown was honored at a reception in the Trustees Room Feb. 10.
Ryan Corcoran, MD, PhD, of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), one of the greatest honors for a young physician scientist. The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists, those who translate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice. Founded in 1908, the society is home to nearly 3,000 members who are in the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry.
Keith Flaherty, MD, director of the Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies and director of clinical research at the Cancer Center, has been appointed as editor-in-chief of Clinical Cancer Research, one of eight peer-reviewed journals published by the American Association for Cancer Research. Clinical Cancer Research publishes innovative clinical and translational cancer research studies that bridge the laboratory and the clinic. Manuscripts are stringently reviewed for high standards of scientific merit; the journal accepts only those that report results of novel, timely and broadly significant research for publication.
Dorothy “Dottie” Jones, RN, EdD, FAAN, director emeritus of The Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at the MGH, will be honored with the American Nurses Association Living Legends in Massachusetts Nursing Award. She will receive the award at an AMA MA awards dinner on April 7 at the Westin Waltham Hotel. The honor recognizes a nurse who has made significant lifetime contributions to the profession of nursing on a state, national or international level, whose long standing contributions over the course of their careers will serve as an inspiration to other nurses and who have exhibited creativity and innovation in his/her practice and blazed trails for other nurses to follow.
Jeanette Livelo, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, nursing director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit, has been named a 2017 Leadership Fellow by the Philippine Nurses Association of America. The fellowship is a yearlong program of education and mentorship that supports the leadership development of nurses in the U.S. who are of Filipino descent, and serves to engage and empower nurses who seek high-level careers in leadership and management, education and research. After receiving her bachelor of science in Nursing degree at the Far Eastern University in Manila, Livelo worked at the Philippine Heart Center for Asia, and later moved to the U.S. to become a staff nurse at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn. After taking postgraduate courses at New York University, she moved to Boston, where her nursing career flourished.
Nina (Nandini) M. Meyersohn, MD, associate program director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship, was awarded the 2016 Valerie Jackson Education Fellowship from the American College of Radiology (ACR). The fellowship provided the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the operation of the ACR Education Department. The primary goal of the fellowship is to acquaint the fellow with development processes for a wide range of lifelong learning activities for residents and practitioners to enable the fellow to advance their proposed educational activity. Meyersohn created an interactive radiation safety continuing education case study on cardiac CT angiography for physicians and radiology technologists that was recently published for the ACR Image Wisely program.
Madan Rehani, PhD, director of Global Outreach for Radiation Protection and chair-designate of the Radiation Safety Committee, has received the Dr. Ramaiah Naidu Memorial Oration Award, based on his valuable contributions to the field of medical physics. The award was presented at the 37th annual conference of the Association of Medical Physicists of India in November.
Alice Shaw, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Thoracic Cancers at the MGH Cancer Center, has been selected for her research to appear in Clinical Cancer Advances 2017: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer. The featured study is titled, “Alectinib in ALK-positive, crizotinib-resistant, non-small-cell lung cancer: a single-group, multicentre, phase 2 trial.” This is the third year in a row that Shaw’s research has been included in this annual report. Clinical Cancer Advances (CCA) is an independent annual review of the year’s major achievements and emerging trends in clinical cancer research and care.
David Schoenfeld, PhD, of the Biostatistics Center,will be recognized as the 2017 Mosteller Statistician of the Year by the Boston Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association at a dinner in his honor at Simmons College on March 8. The award is presented to Schoenfeld in recognition of his impact on medical applications and statistical methodology and for having built a strong statistical unit at the MGH. He has also had impact as an educator, both in guiding the educational program in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health during the past 30-plus years and in mentoring and training many junior biostatisticians.
Vibha Singhal, MD, of the Pediatric Endocrine Unit, has received the Janet McArthur Award for Excellence in Clinical Research by Women in Endocrinology. This is one of just two Young Investigator Awards awarded annually by the organization recognizing the most outstanding abstracts accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society.
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, adult and pediatricobesity medicine physician of the MGH Weight Center, Department of Medicine-Gastroenterology and Department of Pediatrics-Endocrinology, and Ravi Ishwar Thadhani, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of Nephrology and executive director of the Clinical Trials Office at Partners HealthCare, have each received the Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award from Harvard Medical School (HMS). The award was established to recognize HMS/HSDM faculty (clinical, pre-clinical, research, administrative) who have made significant achievements in moving HMS/HSDM toward being a diverse and inclusive community.
Mehmet Toner, PhD, and Martin Yarmush, MD, PhD, both of the MGH Center for Surgery, Science and Bioengineering, have been elected a new member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer and honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature. It also honors those pioneer