MGH Research Scholars Notebook

Thanks to you and your generous support, our MGH Research Scholars are accomplishing extraordinary things each day. Together, we’re taking new discoveries as far as we can, as fast as we can — toward new possibilities in disease prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

We hope you find this update informative and inspiring.

Highly Cited MGH Research Scholars

Congrats to these MGH Research Scholars Included Among the World's Most Influential Researchers

Each year, Web of Science Group releases a list of Highly Cited Researchers to identify scientists who have demonstrated significant global influence through publication of multiple papers, highly cited by their peers, during the last decade. Seven MGH Research Scholars were included on the 2019 list of Highly Cited Researchers. Join us in congratulating them!
  • Andrew Chan, MD, MPH, Stuart and Suzanne Steele MGH Research Scholar 2017-2022
  • Filip Swirski, PhD, Patricia and Scott Eston MGH Research Scholar 2016-2021
  • Galit Alter, PhD, Samana Cay MGH Research Scholar 2017-2022
  • Keith Joung, MD, PhD, Desmond and Ann Heathwood MGH Research Scholar 2016-2021
  • Matthias Nahrendorf, MD, PhD, Weissman Family MGH Research Scholar 2014-2019
  • Mikael Pittet, PhD, Samana Cay MGH Research Scholar 2015-2020
  • Stephen Haggarty, PhD, Stuart and Suzanne Steele MGH Research Scholar 2017-2022

A Paradigm Shift in Palliative Care

In a recent YouTube video, Jennifer Temel, MD, Hostetter MGH Research Scholar 2017-2022, shares her experience leading the Cancer Outcomes Research Program and how their interdisciplinary team can change the future of palliative care through research and mentorship.

Research Continues to Support Positive Effects of Exercise

Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD
Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD, Tepper Family MGH Research Scholar 2014-2019, was senior author to a second paper detailing the protective affects of exercise. His research team found that exercising at least 3 hours per week could reduce an individual's risk of developing depression even if the individual is genetically predisposed. Learn more.

Matthais Nahrendorf, MD, PhD

Matthias Nahrendorf, MD, PhD, Tepper Family MGH Research Scholar 2014-2019, published a study in Nature that was the first to identify a specific pathway that promotes inflammation, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. They found that regular exercise helps to block this harmful pathway and could provide a form of protection or lead to the devlopment of new therapies for cardiovascular disease. Learn more.


Celebrating Female Leadership

This past summer, Anne Klibanski, MD, was named CEO of Mass General Brigham after a nationwide search and became the first female CEO in Mass General Brigham history. As a former mentee of Kilbanski, Karen Miller, MD, Laurie and Mason Tenaglia MGH Research Scholar 2018-2023, wrote a thoughtful reponse on the importance of advocacy for women and mentorship. Learn more.

MGH Research Scholars Volume 8 Email

LAB DAY 2019:A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Mass General Research

DISCOVERY Study Seeks to Learn More About the Causes of Post-Stroke Cognitive Disability
How a Small Fish Could Make a Big Difference in the Future of Cancer Research
How Mothers Build the Immune Systems Of Their Children During Pregnancy
Daphne Holt Receives SPARC Award for Psychiatric Research
Walensky Continues Impassioned Advocacy for HIV Prevention Funding