LAB DAY Event Offers a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Mass General Research
On June 7, six scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital opened their laboratory doors to friends and supporters of the Mass General Research Institute. Learn more about LAB DAY.
Tearney Credits the MGH Research Scholars Program for His Continued Success
Gary Tearney, MD, PhD,Mike and Sue Hazard Family MGH Research Scholar 2012-2017 and the Remondi Family Endowed MGH Research Institute Chair, explains how the support provided by his MGH Scholar award helped to accelerate the development of his groundbreaking imaging tools.
"The MGH Research Scholars program offers greater freedom,” says Dr. Tearney. “You can have a crazy idea that nobody believes will work, and you can try it.” Read about Tearney's research and the impact this program has had on other researchers.
Jennifer Temel, MD, Hostetter MGH Research Scholar 2017-2022, received the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Walther Cancer Foundation Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Endowed Award and Lecture.
Endowed by the Walther Cancer Foundation, this award and lecture were established to recognize a distinguished lecturer and leader with multiple, significant and enduring contributions to palliative and supportive care in oncology.
Filip Swirski, PhD, Patricia and Scott Eston MGH Research Scholar 2016-2021, was interviewed in Circulation Research as part of their "Leaders in Cardiovascular Science" series.
Learn about Dr. Swirski’s approach to research and academic life, and the career path he almost chose before pursuing science.
Joung Announces Launch of New Gene Editing Company
Beam Therapeutics - co-founded by Keith Joung, MD, PhD, Desmond and Ann Heathwood MGH Research Scholar 2016-2021 and Jim and Ann Orr MGH Research Scholar 2011-2016, and CRISPR experts David Liu and Feng Zhang - launched in May with $87 million in Series A funding.
By developing highly precise techniques for gene editing, Beam Therapeutics hopes to develop new strategies for preventing and treating genetic disorders.
Lawrence Wald, PhD, Charles and Sara Fabrikant MGH Research Scholar 2015-2020, received a Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research.
This prestigious honor recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in the field of medical imaging.
Bassett Recognized For Global Efforts to Stop the Spread of HIV
Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH, Weissman Family MGH Research Scholar 2018-2023, pictured far right, recently received an "Excellence in Research" 2018 Mass General Global Health Service award.
The award recognizes Bassett's innovative research on the HIV care continuum in sub-Saharan Africa and her commitment to serving under-resourced communities.
"I am delighted to be able to leverage Mass General’s strengths to increase community-based HIV screening, treatment and prevention in sub-Saharan Africa," said Bassett.
Daphne Holt, MD, PhD, MGH Research Scholar 2018-2023, was recently interviewed for Mass General's Proto podcast as part of their Mothers in Medicine episode. Holt discusses the challenges of balancing motherhood with a career in science. Listen to the podcast.