Globe article about Durant Fellow and MGH employee Harold Roy
A handheld diagnostic device that MGH investigators first developed to diagnose cancer has been adapted to rapidly diagnose tuberculosis and other important infectious bacteria.
20 Teams Comprised of 100+ Individuals Presented Disruptive and Meaningful Solutions to Health Care's Ills; Project MIST Garnered Top Honors for Eye Drop Mister Targeted to Glaucoma Patients. CGH staff member Mohammad Hussein participated on the winning team.
Coverage of MGH nurse Laura Sherburne, who was supposed to be working near the finish line in Boston but won a fellowship to help set up the first bone marrow transplant clinic in Bangladesh.
coverage of report from group led by MGH physician Paul Goss
The MGH Center for Global Health and the Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology hosted an inaugural “Women in Global Health Symposium: Women Leaders Responding to Global Challenges” March 27 at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard.
The MGHers travel to Liberia’s capital of Monrovia to help guide the development of mental health services in the war-torn country.
White Coat Notes/Boston.com
Boston.com quotes Joan Quinlan of MGH Center for Community Health Improvement
Boston Globe/Boston.com Mentions MGH among top recipients of NIH funding
Anne Borden, a registered nurse of 29 years with Massachusetts General Hospital out of Boston, volunteered with Project HOPE at the Alluri Sitaramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences (ASRAM) Hospital in Vijayawada, India.
LARRY RONAN, MD, director of the Thomas S. Durant Fellowship in Refugee Medicine in the MGH Center for Global Health, spent five days in early February working in the Zaatari refugee camp on the Syrian/Jordanian border. The camp, which opened in July 2012, is estimated to be home to more than 100,000 Syrians who have fled from the civil war within their country.
quotes MGH investigators David Bangsberg and Elizabeth Bailey
covers the opening of the Ragon Institute’s new facility
CGH affiliate and infectious disease specialist Mark Siedner reflects on the case of the functional cure of an HIV+ infant and the media response.
The MGH Center for Global Health welcomed U.S. Army Lt. General P.K. Keen to discuss his command of the U.S. military’s relief efforts in Haiti as part of “Development and Defense: The Role of the U.S. Military in Global Health,” a seminar and panel discussion.
Partners Graduate Medical Education Centers of Experties allow residents and fellows to explore areas of health care delivery that are complementary to their medical education.
The MGH Division of Global Health and Human Rights hosted leaders from the Benghazi Medical Center (BMC) to discuss a collaboration to aid BMC in its efforts to establish itself as a center of excellence for emergency care for Benghazi and for all of Eastern Libya.
Two-Year Awards for Junior Faculty Women Investigators in Basic and Clinical Research. Applications are invited for Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards from the Executive Committee On Research (ECOR) and the Office for Women’s Careers.
mentions that students hope to collaborate with MGH in developing program
coverage of collaboration between MGH Division of Global Health and Human Rights and Benghazi Medical Center
coverage of Team Heart, program staffed by MGH, BWH health professionals
discusses the work of MIT-based Ragon Institute and quotes investigator Bruce Walker
feature on BWH physician mentions her residency at MGH
Press release covering MGH Center for Global Health Advisory Board member, Gary M. Cohen
Boston Herald article covering CAMTech Innovation Award winner WiCare
mentions MGH support for development of program at hospital in Bangladesh
MGH provides training in technique to soothe surgical recoveries
The Program in Clinical Effectiveness (PCE), a Joint Program of BWH, MGH, HMS and HSPH, is designed for physician-clinicians, fellows and faculty seeking the quantitative and analytic skills needed for clinical research or interested in health care administration.
Interactive computer alerts for healthcare providers improve HIV patient outcomes
A gallery of photos from the CAMTech Medical Hack-A-Thon at VIT University in India
feature on MGH-affiliated physician
Article from The Hindu covering the Hack-a-Thon at the VIT University in Tamil Nadu, India, an initiative of the Mass General Consortium for Affordable Medical Technology (CAMTech)
Article from The New Indian Express covering the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech)
New York Times article covering the Mass General Consortium for Affordable Medical Technology (CAMTech)
audio interview with MGH physician Thomas Burke
Details about the Global Health Service Corps which will send young, talented medical professionals to assist and educate physicians in the counties that need them most.
Coverage of the MGH members of the MA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), who deployed October 30 on a special needs mission under the National Disaster Medical System to Queens in New York City.
Anne Marie Borden, RN (Cardiology) traveled to Benin with Project Hope to provide primary care on the outskirts of Cotonou. Borden was supported by a Center for Global Health Travel Award for this global health mission.
From JFK's 1960 Peace Corps proposal to the 2013 deployment of MDs and RNs as educators, the Global Health Service Corps is an idea whose time has come. MGH physician Vanessa Kerry describes how decades of work have led to this important launch and offers a vision going forward. Read the full article on Medscape (free, one-time registration required)
A new program to send doctors and nurses as volunteers to Africa is gathering momentum and aims to fill a training gap among Africa's medical workers.
Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm of eBay founder, Pierre Omidyar, is making a $1.5 million grant to a global consortium supporting innovation in healthcare and medical technology. The grant has been made to Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Global Health to support the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech).
Article on clinical trial to take place at MGH
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, MGH members of the MA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) deployed October 30 on a special needs mission under the National Disaster Medical System to Queens in New York City.
Leadership from the MGH Department of Psychiatry and Division of Global Psychiatry recently traveled to Kuwait for a week to support efforts to enhance mental health services there.
article on MGH's Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
Through support from the Bacca Foundation and the Omidyar Network, the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health (CGH) is announcing their second Innovation Award to accelerate innovative health technologies to improve the lives of people living in resource-poor settings in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Innovation Award is designed to be a part of a growing portfolio of innovative health technologies supported by the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) at CGH.
coverage of journal editorial co-authored by MGH physician Rochelle Walensky
Fifty years ago President Kennedy started the Peace Corps with the promise that it would train doctors in faraway lands. But, you may be surprised to know, the Peace Corps has never actually enlisted doctors and nurses. Dr. Vanessa Kerry wants to fulfill that promise. The 35-year-old physician — a daughter of Sen. John Kerry — has created a partnership with the Peace Corps to send doctors and nurses abroad. In return a non-profit pays off part of school loans.
coverage quoting MGH physician Thomas Burke
New York Times article mentions MGH Global Primary Care program and quotes physician Patrick Lee
Government policies that make healthy foods more affordable, improved sidewalk, street and land-use design to encourage physical activity, and bans on public, workplace or residence smoking are among 43 effective public health strategies identified in an American Heart Association statement.
The Case Studies for Global Health illustrate how people, organizations, companies and governments have worked together to try to solve a global health challenge. The wide range of topics include the complexity of intellectual property, length and stage of product development, costs and nature of manufacturing, purchasers and markets, financing mechanisms, regulatory issues, capacity building, delivery mechanisms and adoption hurdles.
An MGH-led study of Mongolian schoolchildren supports the possibility that daily vitamin D supplementation can reduce the risk of respiratory infections in winter.
UCSF researchers found that poor HIV-infected individuals living in San Francisco are significantly more likely to visit emergency rooms and to have hospital stays if they lack access to food of sufficient quality and quantity for a healthy life.
The Doctors Collaborating to Help Children organization recently launched a new telemedicine program allowing MGH and Shriners physicians to provide quick and efficient consultations for acutely ill burn patients in Ukraine.
Researchers from the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard report that a mouse model with a human immune system accurately reflects the human immune response to HIV infection and has the potential to reduce significantly the time and costs required to test candidate vaccines.
Sponsored by the MGH Center for Global Health, the first MGH Global Health Expo featured representatives from more than 20 groups who spoke to staff, friends and neighbors about global health programs, initiatives and ways to get involved in the field.
NECN.com quotes MGH physician Patrick Lee
MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) is offering two awards specifically for MD fellows and PhD postdocs carrying out clinical research
R&D Magazine covers technology co-developed by MGH investigator Kristian Olson
Science Talk/Scientific American Online podcast interview (approx. 37 minutes) with MGH investigator Bruce Walker
Coverage of study co-led by MGH investigator Jonathan Spector
Coverage of presentation by MGH physician Thomas Burke
Charlotte Kahn, co-founder and director of the Boston Indicators Project, revealed some unsettling local statistics – including that Suffolk County is among the top 50 most unequal counties in the nation – in her presentation, “Widening Income Inequality and its Effects on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Boston and Beyond,” April 27 in the Ether Dome.
Dr. Edward T. Ryan, an infectious disease specialist with Massachusetts General Hospital, comments on a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicating that the bacterium is changing as survivors acquire immunity to the original strain.
The 2012 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Award for International Service was given to Dr. Annekathryn Goodman for her work on cervical cancer screening and treatment in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The award is given annually to a Fellow of The College who is currently or recently involved in a community program designed to help underserved patient populations outside the geographical confines of the College.
Surgery is a profession defined by its authority to cure by means of bodily invasion. The brutality and risks of opening a living person's body have long been apparent, the benefits only slowly and haltingly worked out. Nonetheless, over the past two centuries, surgery has become radically more effective, and its violence substantially reduced — changes that have proved central to the development of mankind's abilities to heal the sick.