The Division of Clinical Research and the Mass General Research Institute have created a fund in memory of Mary C. Kay Ryan to recognize clinical research staff for exceptional service.

Mary "Kay" Ryan
Mary "Kay" Ryan

We are extremely saddened to share the news that Mary C. "Kay" Ryan, a dedicated member of the Mass General Clinical Research community for 15 years, died at the age of 73 on July 6, 2017.

Kay, as she was known to her colleagues, will long be remembered for her devotion to helping and mentoring clinical research investigators and study staff. She selflessly did her work below the radar while making Mass General great.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Kay’s family, including brothers Michael Ryan of Monroe, NY and James Ryan of Meadowbrook, PA.

In Kay's memory, the Division of Clinical Research and Mass General Research Institute have created a fund to recognize clinical research staff at Mass General for exceptional service. Donations can be made to the Mary C. "Kay" Ryan Memorial Fund.

An inaugural award of $500 will be given each year to honor an MGH Clinical Research Staff member for exceptional service.