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    Behind the Badge: A Critical Bridge to Testing

    As the need for COVID-19 testing became an emergency, on March 6, a small group of Massachusetts General Hospital researchers began working round-the-clock to create a test. A mere week later, the test was being used on hospital patients, and Mass General would become one of the first academic medical centers to gain approval for a laboratory-developed COVID test.

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    Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Minnesota to Co-lead Collaboration Focused on Preserving Cells, Tissue, Organs, Organisms

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a $26 million grant to an ambitious collaboration involving the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Engineering in Medicine and Surgery (CEMS) to establish an engineering research center (ERC) that will develop, refine and expand technologies to “stop biologic time” by preserving, stabilizing and suspending living material. Co-led by the MGH and the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Engineering in Medicine, which will serve as the center’s administrative home, the ERC also includes the University of California, Riverside and the University of California, Berkeley as core collaborators.

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    Behind the Badge: Inside the Lab That Processes COVID-19 Tests

    The receiving desk of the Mass General Clinical Microbiology Laboratory is always bustling. In typical times, technologists and clinical lab assistants would handle more than 1,000 samples to be tested for bacteria, viruses or parasites in a single day. “But when COVID-19 hit, routine work plummeted, and the avalanche of COVID specimens began,” says Heather Wilson, receiving desk supervisor.

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    Melissa Kuchova - Everyday Amazing Healthcare Professional

    Congratulations to Melissa Kuchova, senior radiation therapist at the Mass General Cancer Center, for being named WEEI Sports Radio Network's Everyday Amazing Healthcare Professional of this week's Boston Red Sox games!

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