Initiatives

The Office of the Scientific Director is primarily charged with promoting research at Massachusetts General Hospital through three main initiatives.

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Marketing and Communications

Our marketing efforts are focused on increasing awareness of research at Mass General, both to our own community and to audiences outside our walls.

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Philanthropic Outreach

We work with the Development Office to increase philanthropic giving for research through programs such as the MGH Research Scholars and Research Institute chairs.

Learn more about our Strategic Alliances Initiative

Building New Industry Partnerships

We are building new relationships with industry through our Strategic Alliance initiative and by working in close partnership with the Mass General Brigham Innovation Office.

Goals

  • Advocate for funding of all types of research—fundamental, translational, clinical and outcomes
  • Increase the number of collaborations between our researchers and members of the pharmaceutical and biotech industries through the Strategic Alliances Initiative
  • Educate investigators and researchers on how to better translate their discoveries into clinical applications through our Translational Research Training Program
  • Share stories about research at Mass General through news articlesblog posts and social media (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Encourage our investigators to be better science communicators through interactive workshops and programs

Team Members

Susan A. Slaugenhaupt, PhD, Scientific Director

Gabriela Apiou, PhD, Director, Strategic Alliances

Alison Hoffnagle, MS, Program Director

Brian Burns, Integrated Marketing Manager for Research | Contact by email

David Altman, Digital Marketing Manager for Research | Contact by email

Gloria Rosado, MPH, Communications Specialist | Contact by email

Coleen Cunningham, Assistant to Dr. Slaugenhaupt | Contact by email

Carla D'Avanzo, PhD, Program Manager, Strategic Alliances | Contact by email

Casey Frazier, Program Coordinator, Strategic Alliances | Contact by email


Mailing Address:

Office of the Scientific Director
Mass General Research Institute
125 Nashua Street, Suite 822
Boston, MA 02115

Office of the Scientific Director

The Office of the Scientific Director at the Mass General Research Institute works to promote research through marketing and communications, philanthropic outreach and building new partnerships with industry.