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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.
2020-2021: David C. Henderson, MD will present his Bonner Award Grand Rounds on October 28, 2021.
2019: Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD
“40 Years of Viewing Violence as a Public Health Problem: Lessons Learned”
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”
- Oct | 18 | 2021
Mass General Neurologist Receives the American Neurological Association’s Audrey S. Penn Lectureship Award
Nicte Mejia, MD, MPH, FAAN, director of the Mass General Neurology Community Health, Diversity and Inclusion program, was awarded the Audrey S. Penn Lectureship Award by the American Neurological Association.
- Press Release
- Oct | 12 | 2021
Investigators have developed a resource for analyzing how genetic variants in cells that drive type 2 diabetes may contribute to the disease.
- Patient Education
- Oct | 4 | 2021
Taking care of your mouth, including your teeth and gums, is an important part of caring for your overall health. In this handout, learn about common challenges that people with Down syndrome may experience and tips to address those.
- Oct | 1 | 2021
Cindy Diggs, community and cultural engagement manager at Mass General, was named the 2021 Peace MVP by the Mass Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, honoring her dedication to being an activist for peace and economic security in Boston neighborhoods.
- Press Release
- Sep | 8 | 2021
Study links healthy plant-based foods with lower risks of getting of COVID-19 and of having severe disease after infection.