In a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) call for broader use of mind-body practices.
The Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity sponsors the annual Frances J. Bonner, MD, award, which recognizes an individual who has overcome adversity and has made significant contributions to the field of mental health and the care of minority communities.
The Center also organizes an annual spring speaker series, which brings nationally recognized speakers to discuss a wide range of issues with faculty, trainees and staff.
About the Award
The Frances J. Bonner, MD Award was established in 2010 by the Mass General Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Diversity in order to promote diversity and inclusion in the psychiatric community.
The late Frances J. Bonner, MD, was a 50-year veteran of the Mass General Psychiatry Department and the first female African-American physician to train on a Mass General service. Dr. Bonner came to Mass General in 1949 after completing her neurology training at Boston City Hospital. She started her research career at the Mass General with a two-year fellowship from Radcliffe College to study hysteria and later conducted neurobiological research at Mass General. Dr. Bonner received her psychoanalytic certification at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in 1975 and with others, founded the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England. Dr. Bonner devoted most of her career to clinical practice and supervising residents in individual psychotherapy. She was a pioneer in crossing racial and gender boundaries within medicine.
2018: Felton "Tony" Earls, PhD
"Collective Efficacy: From Discovery to Global Health Practice”
2017: Debora Burgard, PhD, FAED
"Dismantling the Weight Loss Prescription: One Size Does Not Fix All”
2016: Xavier E. Cagigas, PhD
"Cultural Neuropsychology: A Reverberating Zeitgeist Amidst Scientific Complacency”
2015: Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, ABPP
Watch Dr. Daniel's presentation at Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "The Tapestry of Difference: Weaving Cognition and Affect into Practice, Research and Training"
2014: Haji Shearer, LSW
Watch Mr. Shearer's presentation at Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "Integrating Culture and Mindfulness to Support Father, Mother and Child Well-being"
2013: Joseph E. Trimble, PhD
Watch Dr. Trimble's presentation at Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "Ethics in Mental Health: An Emphasis on Conducting Research with Ethnocultural Populations"
2012: Margarita Alegria, PhD
2011: Carl C. Bell, MD
Watch Dr. Bell's presentation at Psychiatry Grand Rounds: “Preventing Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities”
- Apr | 6 | 2020
Boston Bruins Legend Bobby Orr Calls Mass General's Health Workers 'True Heroes' in COVID-19 Pandemic
Boston Bruins hockey legend Bobby Orr thanks the Massachusetts General Hospital community for being "true heroes" in the COVID-19 epidemic.
- Apr | 5 | 2020
News and information about COVID-19.
- Mar | 30 | 2020
The Center for Faculty Development has launched the Office for Well-Being, which has been designed as a resource to improve the emotional, intellectual and physical well-being of MGH faculty across the entire career span, from to early career to retirement.
- Press Release
- Mar | 24 | 2020
Beloved Boston singer/songwriter James Taylor and his wife, Kim, have contributed $1 million to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to support the institution’s ongoing efforts to battle the escalating coronavirus pandemic.
- Mar | 20 | 2020
Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, FASHP, farmacéutico senior en Medicina de Emergencia y Toxicología de Massachusetts General Hospital, aclara los riesgos y beneficios de drogas como el ibuprofeno para su uso en pacientes con COVID-19.