MGH Hotline for Friday, November 2, 2012

  • Exploring how genetic discoveries affect care

    The MGH hosted its 10th annual Clinical Research Day on Oct. 11. This year’s poster session featured presentations from 239 research teams followed by a panel discussion about integrating genetics into clinical medicine.
  • Panelists share insights on living with disabilities

    Panelists spoke candidly about day-to-day living with a disability, including their interactions with colleagues during the program “Insights: Lessons We Can Learn from Employees with Disabilities.”
  • Raising awareness about domestic violence

    The MGH Domestic Violence Working Group hosted “In Her Shoes,” an interactive education event in recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
  • MGHfC patients treated to ‘spooktacular’ events

    Princesses, punk rockers, skeletons and ghouls paraded through the halls of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) during a month-long celebration of “spooktacular” Halloween events.
  • MGH performs its first hand transplant

    On Oct. 26, 19 days after becoming the MGH’s first hand transplant recipient, Joe Kinan showed how his unwavering commitment to having a positive attitude has paid off – he wiggled the fingers on his left hand for the first time in public.
  • Pharmacy responds to drug contamination situation

    MGH pharmacists and technicians have been working round the clock to produce parenteral opioids to offset the impact of the precautionary suspension of operations and the recall of all medications from Ameridose, a pharmaceutical facility in Westborough that provides a number of common drugs to the MGH.
  • Honoring the Primary Care community

    The biannual Portraits in Primary Care series, created by the Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, honored 12 members of the MGH Primary Care community this year.
  • MGH to launch psychiatry program for older adults

    MGH psychiatrist Anthony Weiner, MD, has been named the first director of Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry at MGH and over the next several years he will launch a new MGH Older Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Program.
  • MGHers step up to Hurricane Sandy

    The MGH activated its Emergency Operations Center Oct. 29 to address challenges presented by Hurricane Sandy, one of the largest storms to ever hit the East Coast.

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