Two new studies led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published in Nature Immunology provide insights into T cell exhaustion, which could lead to potential strategies to overcome it.
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”
- Jul | 27 | 2021
Mass General has been ranked #5 in America by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2021-2022 and is ranked across 14 specialties. Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated, Mass General has consistently placed among the top hospitals on the Honor Roll since its inception in 1990.
- Patient Education
- Jul | 6 | 2021
I need to make an appointment for a non-COVID-19 health condition. Is it safe to come to the hospital? Answers to this and other FAQs about how Mass General is prepared to provide general care to patients.
- Press Release
- Jun | 23 | 2021
The MGH Center for Global Health is deploying a team on Thursday, June 24 to Mbarara, Uganda in collaboration with Build Health International to support efforts to treat patients with COVID-19 infections.
- May | 28 | 2021
The Mass General Brigham Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a wealth of free, confidential 24/7 services to all staff at Mass General, and throughout the Mass General Brigham system.
- May | 28 | 2021
Michelle Rex Murphy, MS, OTR/L, CEAS, REAS, ergonomics specialist for Mass General Brigham, shares these quick stretches to do throughout the day.