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Ingrid's story: A multidisciplinary dress rehearsal helps baby and family thrive after high-risk surgery
When Rachael Smith-Ramos went in for her 35-week ultrasound, doctors noticed an unusual, vascular mass on her baby’s neck, precariously close to the vocal cords and facial nerves. Shortly after birth, doctors placed a tracheosotomy tube to help her breathe. Now just shy of 18 months old and trach-free, Ingrid is thriving..
Congratulations to Gene Mazzaferro, 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.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released comprehensive initial reopening guidance for districts and schools to follow; these are designed to ensure safety and prevent the spread of infection. In this article, Ann Murray, MD, MPH, shares her insights on these guidelines, and shares ideas that can help keep students safe.
With the help of donors including the Byrne Family, the Judith and Jean Pape Adams Foundation and the Cullen Education and Research Fund, these new young investigators will have the opportunity to play a central role in breaking down current barriers, accelerating the translation of research findings into care, and expanding treatment access to innovative and personalized therapeutic trials.
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.
Screening every three months compared to current recommendations of annual screening would improve clinical outcomes and be cost-effective.
When Dianne Austin couldn't find natural-hair wigs, she created Coils to Locs, a medical wig resource for women of color who have lost their hair due to medical reasons and are searching for Afro kinky/curly wigs.
In a study of 18,000+ participants, the risk of depression was not significantly different between those receiving vitamin D and those on placebo.
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.