Announcements

March 14, 2017

Call for Applications: 2013 Neurodegenerative Diseases Pilot Study Grants Program

The Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Cener, and the MGH Neurological Clinical Research Institute have joined forces to fund the best novel ideas for pilot projects aimed at uncovering and developing effective treatments for neurodegenetive diseases.

Applications are due on Thursday, December 6, 2012.

The Call for Applications is attached.

March 14, 2017

Harvard Magazine (November - December, 2012): Boston Hospitals: Curing Disease, Improving Lives

Boston is a mecca of medicine, home to some of the most prestigious hospitals and medical schools, physicians and medical scientists in the world. Since the momentous day in 1846 when William Morton, a local dentist, for the first time publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic in Masachusetts General Hospital's now-famous Ether Dome, the city has seen many medical firsts, including the first fertilization of an ovum in a test tube and the first successful human-organ transplant. Today, it ranks as a preeminent center for healthcare and research. They city and its environs are home to top colleges and universities, and eastern Massachusetts, inside the Route 495 corridor, houses many leading biotechnology companies, providing both the brainpower and the cutting-edge research and product development necessary for quality care.

Boston proper is also home to more the 20 hospitals - from giants like mass General, Boston Children's Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) to specialty institutions such as Arbour Hospital for psychiatric care and Jewish Memorial Hospital for long-term care.

http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/11/boston-hospitals

March 14, 2017

Harvard Medical School (July 17, 2012): Mass General Hospital Ranked No. 1

Mass General, the largest teaching affiliated of Harvard Medical School, has traditionally ranked among the top hospitals in the nation since the survey began in 1990, but this year was the first time the 950-bed medical center unseated Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, which has held the top position for the past 21 years. To be nationally ranked, a hospital must excel across a range of tough cases within a given specialty, and the survey ranks hospitals in 16 different care specialties, according to the magazine.

"This recognition is a tribute to the more than 23,000 staff members at Mass General who are dedicated to delivering the hightest quality care to patients and families. Our employees are the ones who have built and shaped Mass General into the extraordinary health care resource it has been for the past 200 years and will continue to be in the future," said Mass General Hosptial President Peter L. Slavin.

http://hms.harvard.edu/content/mass-general-hospital-ranked-no-1

March 14, 2017

Call for Proposals: ADDF and the AFTD Invite Scientists to Apply for FTD Biomarker Grants

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) invite scientists from academia and the biotechnology industry worldwide to apply for research grants to develop Frontotemporal Dementia-specified biomarkers that reflect pathological and clinical differences so that appropriate patients can be selected for clinical trials and responses to investigational treatments can be monitored.

More information regarding the Call is attached, and may also be found at www.theaftd.org/research/aftd-research-initiatives/current-rfps

March 14, 2017

Harvard Catalyst Geriatric Depression Working Group and LaUNCH

Are you a researcher with an interest in the area of late-life depression? On February 17, 2011, join a new working group at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated institutions to address gaps in research on geriatric depression for a full-day workshop called LaUNCH, which would include presentations by distinguished investigators and guest speakers.

The Working Group will focus on four different research tracks:

1.  Biomarkers and emerging translational tools

2.  Measurement, including refinements for diverse populations

3.  Comorbid illnesses and management

4.  Prevention and intervention strategies

The full-day LaUNCH workshop will be held at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115) on Thursday, February 17, 2011.

Please contact Amy Webber at 617-432-7810 (email:  researchnavigator@catalyst.harvard.edu).

March 14, 2017

2011 French Fondation Plan Alzheimer Research Grants Competition: Call for Junior Researcher Position Applications

The Fondation De Cooperation Scientifique Pour La Recherche Sur La Maladie D'Alzheimer & Les Maladies Apparentees (www.fondation-alzheimer.org) has issue a Call for Junior Researchers who have post-doctoral experiences to apply for a grant from the Fondation. The grant will offer a three-year salary that could be extended for two supplemental years.

Applications must be submitted in conjunction with a French hosting partner involved in neurobiology and/or neurodegenerative disorders, and candidates must have technical/methodological skills that complement the hosting laboratory.
More information regarding the Call is attached.

 

March 14, 2017

2011 Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

The Charles A. King Trust will award two-year grants in the basic science and clinical/health services research beginning on July 1, 2011.  This grant is only available for researchers at Massachusetts institutions.

The funding period will be from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013, and fellowships will range from $43,500 - $51,000 annually, which is inclusive of a $2,000 expense allowance.

More information on eligibility, application guidelines and terms of the award are attached.

 

March 14, 2017

Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Ranked on U.S. News National Honor Roll

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), the founders of Partners HealthCare, have again ranked among the nation's top hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals. MGH ranked third nationally, while BWH ranked eleventh. This achievement makes Boston the only city in the United States with two hospitals on the Honor Roll. In all, four Partners HealthCare hospitals earned high rankings in the report.

"Our mission is to deliver high quality care, conduct life-saving research, support the health needs of our community and educate the health care professionals of tomorrow," said Partners President and CEO Gary L. Gottlieb, MD, MBA. "Our mission has enabled Partners to attract some of the brightest scientific minds and most compassionate clinicians to the region. Only through their dedication can we deliver this level of excellence to patients in Massachusetts and set Boston apart as the only city in the U.S. with two hospitals to earn this distinction."
Partners hospitals also scored well in the individual specialties rankings, rating among the top ten in 15 of the 16 fields.

 

March 14, 2017

The Drama of Real-Life Unfolding Inside the Nation's Best Hospitals

Boston Med picks up where the Peabody Award-winning Hopkins left off, going even deeper into the lives of caregivers and the cutting edge medical cases they confront inside the walls of America's top hospitals. In this original eight-hour series, the unforgettable stories of doctors, nurses and patients are adeptly woven to give each hour the pace and intensity of a drama. Whether it's the young resident in crisis doubting that she's good enough to become a Harvard-trained doctor, or the deployed soldier's pregnant wife praying for a miracle surgery to save her baby, Boston Med is sure to touch your heart.

Filmed over four months at Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women's, and Children's Hospital Boston, this powerfully real series breaks new ground in the documentary landscape. Meet the charismatic Hollywood producer before either he or the filmmakers realize that, through a twist of fate, his face will be transplanted onto a Vietnam veteran badly scarred in an accident. The second face transplant performed in this country and the first anywhere to be so extensively filmed, this operation involved two dozen surgeons and up to a hundred additional doctors and nurses. It's a stunning example of both the high caliber medicine and the unprecedented and unique access captured by the filmmakers in Boston Med.

http://www.documentingmedicine.com/boston-med-the-drama-of-real-life-unfolding-inside-the-nations-hospitals/

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/W5FwGludDkmOcbJJZE_WN_Prz_Cb2EWg0UZDNRq3vrLOMwFGczP5cCcZsQye4CAtYmz2=w1264

March 14, 2017

Research Opportunity for 2010

The Massachusetts ADRC has a unique funding opportunity for a pilot grant project to be funded by May 15, 2010 (pending project approval by the NIA/NIH) that is modelled after its recent Call for Applications for its Neurodegenerative Disease Pilot Study Pilot Program.

Interested applicants are requested to send an email inquiry to Bradley T. Hyman, MD, PhD by April 23, 2010. If invited, a 2-page proposal would be due May 1, 2010.

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