News & Events

Mass General Global Psychiatry Team Teaches Medical Students in Ghana for 7th Year

Seven years ago, there was one psychiatric residency program in Ghana and eight working psychiatrists in a country with a population of over 28 million people. Since then, this has grown to two residencies and 20 psychiatrists. Dr. Carol Wool, an MGH psychiatrist and Global Division faculty member, and MGH colleagues have played a crucial role in that change.

Hurricane Disaster Response Reflects Readiness

The Mass General Global Disaster Response Team’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, security guards and others strive to serve as beacons of hope to disaster victims around the world.

Rehabilitation medicine in Haiti – MGH Hotline

Rachel Lampros, PT, DPT, SCS, of the Sports Medicine Center in the MGH Department of Orthopaedics, was awarded the Durant Fellowship to work with STAND Haiti, which provides care in Port de Paix, Haiti. Here Lampros shares her first-hand experience during Hurricane Matthew.

The First Mile Innovation Challenge

CAMTech and GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions announce The First Mile Innovation Challenge to crowdsource innovative technologies/solutions that directly address clinical or community hardships in global primary care. These innovations should impact communities and individuals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with a focus on: Maternal, newborn and child health; Cardiac health; Safe Surgery. Winners of the First Mile Innovation Challenge will receive $25,000 USD in funding, in addition to introductions to GE’s new five.eight Accelerator and resources provided through the CAMTech Innovation Platform.

First Steps in Helping Haiti - Project HOPE

Coverage of Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in Haiti by Mass General Nurse practitioners Maya Ginns and Lindsey Martin, who are working as volunteers with Project HOPE.

Global Glimpse: MGH around the world – MGH Hotline

MGH Hotline will run a series of articles highlighting the people and efforts that improve and enhance the lives of so many across the globe. This look at the past and future of Bangladesh is the first in the series.

Hacking A Solution To Boston’s Opioid Crisis – WBUR

The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) hosted Boston's first opioid hackathon. Almost 200 counselors, computer coders, architects, doctors and current and former addiction patients gathered over the weekend for a day of stories and speeches and then two days of hacking.

The MGH Global Nursing Fellowship - Caring Headlines

In the MGH Global Nursing Fellowship, nurse fellows in underserved areas provide instruction in the classroom and guidance on clinical units to foster both professional development and excellence in clinical practice.

Global Health Innovations and Leadership Fellowship

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Division of Global Health and Human Rights (GHHR), housed within the Department of Emergency Medicine, is accepting applications for the Global Health Innovations and Leadership Fellowship. Applications due: October 31, 2016

Call for Abstracts: Clinical Research Day

On Thursday, October 6, Massachusetts General Hospital will celebrate the 14th Annual Clinical Research Day. The Division of Clinical Research invites investigators from across the hospital to submit abstracts by the September 6 deadline.

The First Mile of Care

Elizabeth Bailey, Director, Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) and Vikram Damodaran, Chief Product Officer, GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions, make the case for global primary care.

Global Health Fellowship in Medicine at BIDMC accepting applications

The Beth Israel Deaconess Global Health Fellowship in Medicine was launched in 2015 to enable clinicians to become leaders in addressing global health disparities by developing and strengthening skills as effective, humble practitioners and innovators in resource-challenged settings.

Suicide Bombing in Turkey

Suicide bombing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkey, kills at least 28 people, injures 60.

Dr. Lena Dohlman Receives Global Health Service Award

Dr. Dohlman was awarded the Mass General Global Health Service Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring in recognition of her long-time commitment to educating anesthesia providers in resource-scarce countries.

Grand Challenges Canada and CAMTech Support Innovations Addressing Zika

The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) and Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, are pleased to announce the award nominees of the Zika Innovation Awards – six prizes of $25,000 (CAD) each that will accelerate the development and commercialization of innovations addressing the Zika public health crisis.

Hack-a-thon at Mass General Yields Innovations to Address Zika

In the face of the Zika public health crisis, more than 150 global health experts and innovators came together April 2-3, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for a Zika Innovation Hack-­a-­thon to develop new solutions to address the spread of the Zika virus and related outbreaks.

Tackling the Global Cancer Burden – The Power of Co-Creation – MassBio

Despite the launch of new cancer technologies to improve cancer care in developed economies, most are not transferable to LMICs. Issues of access and affordability make solutions in geographies like the U.S. and Europe almost irrelevant in less-developed markets. With these challenges in mind, the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) at Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health has joined forces with GO to organize a hack-a-thon to catalyze cancer innovations for LMICs.

MGH Honored for Excellence in Community Health

Mass General has been awarded the prestigious Foster G. McGaw Prize in honor of its longstanding commitment to addressing community health issues such as the obesity epidemic and the opioid crisis.

Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health research award

Preliminary applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Charles H. Hood Foundation 2017 Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health research award. The award supports outstanding investigators conducting innovative and transformative research in child health.

Zika Virus information for Mass General employees and clinicians

The following information is geared towards employees considering travel to an area with active Zika Virus transmission and clinicians who may be counseling patients prior to travel, or evaluating patients returning from an outbreak area.

Inaugural Mbarara Temporal Bone Dissection Course at MUST Uganda

The inaugural Mbarara Temporal Bone Dissection Course organized by Course Director Doreen Nakku, MD (Mbarara University of Science and Technology - MUST) was run at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda last week, January 19-21. Faculty Brian Westerberg, MD (UBC) and Ron De Venecia, MD, PhD (Mass Eye and Ear/HMS) taught the three-day course, aimed at improving clinical decision-making, surgical skills, familiarity with temporal bone anatomy.

Interpersonal violence increases depression risk, severity in pregnant women

Psychiatric Annals article by Alexander Tsai, MD, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital. Secondary analysis of a population-based, randomized controlled trial indicated intimate partner violence was statistically significantly associated with depression symptom severity in pregnant South African women.

Partners HealthCare $1 million Innovation Discovery Grants Program

The IDG grant program seeks to accelerate the commercialization of PHS innovations, improve patient health and identify new innovators by providing 10 competitive grants of up to $100,000 to advance the commercial application of high potential research and innovative concepts.

HIV Research Funding Available for Early Career Investigators

Applications Due Feb. 2nd 2016. The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (HU CFAR) is pleased to announce a request for proposals for HIV/AIDS research for awards beginning April 1, 2016. The HU CFAR welcomes proposals for HIV-related research across all disciplines. Awards are intended to support junior investigators who are on a career path leading to an independent research program.

MGH builds Ebola treatment rooms

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services selects Mass General Hospital to be one of nine regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers.

A Global Visit – MGH Hotline

Larry Ronan, MD, director of the Durant Fellowship in Refugee Medicine in the MGH Center for Global Health, visited the Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp in Northern Jordan in late November as the guest of the Jordanian Health Aid Society (JHAS), a local nongovernmental organization responsible for health care of the Syrian refugees

Conquering the K: Applying for an NIH Career Development Award

Conquering the K is a comprehensive, seven session course, which focuses on the preparation of a NIH career development proposal. MGH faculty will discuss research design and career development plan focusing on how all the sections of the application must fit together to demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to becoming a clinical investigator.

Applications open for 30th Annual Program in Clinical Effectiveness

The 30th Annual Program in Clinical Effectiveness (PCE), is now accepting applications for this summer’s program which will run July 6-August 19, 2016. The PCE, a joint program of BWH, MGH, HMS, and Harvard Chan, is an intensive 15-credit summer program designed for physician-clinicians, fellows and faculty, who are seeking quantitative and analytic skills needed for clinical research or are interested in health care administration.

Music Therapy Helps Hospitalized Kids in Uganda

Moved by the plight of children in an African cancer clinic, an American teenager raises funds and travels back to Uganda to launch a new art and music therapy program.

Applications open for MGH Research Scholars Program

Applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the MGH Reearch Scholars Program. The Massachusetts General Hospital Research Scholars Program was established with the aim of supporting MGH research faculty who are pursuing either fundamental (basic) or clinical research at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

Lebanese Field Workers Trained in BHI’s Stress Reduction Program

Dr. Chemali, of Massachusetts General Hospital, has taught the Benson-Henry Institute's Stress Management and Resiliency Training program to health care workers who are caring for Syrian refugees all over Lebanon. Doing so provides the workers and the refugees resiliency skills to cope with this relentless humanitarian crisis.

Update on Hurricane Patricia

Tropical storm Patricia has downgraded to a category 1 before landfall with much less damage than anticipated although heavy rains and wind will continue over the next 24 hours.

Agilent Aids Heart Disease and Diabetes Research

With support from Agilent Technologies, MGH researcher Robert Gerszten, MD, is tracking blood changes to help predict who needs early treatment for heart disease and diabetes.

MGH-Discovery Foundation Fellowship

Launched in partnership with the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award is aimed at boosting South Africa as a leading hub for internationally-recognized clinical research and science.

2016 Global Women’s Health Fellowship

Recruiting has begun for the 2016 Global Women’s Health Fellowship, an interdisciplinary and cross-collaborative program organized through the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), a Harvard Global Health Institute. Fellowship Application Deadline: September 15, 2015.