Announcements

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

Request for Applications: 2012 Harvard/MIT Join Research Grant Program in Basic Neuroscience

The Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center (www.neurodiscovery.harvard.edu) is pleased to announce the 3rd year of a major funding opportunity for collaborative basic neuroscience research across the Harvard and MIT communities. Up to 5 $200,000 grants ($100,000 per year for 2 years) may be awarded each year.

The deadline for this year's application is September 1, 2012.

Please refer to the attached documents for more specific details.

March 14, 2017

2012 Neurodegenerative Diseases Pilot Study Grants Program

The Massachusetts ADRC, Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center and the MGH Neurology Clinical Trials Unit have joined forces to fund the best novel ideas for pilot projects aimed at understanding and developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Together, we are pleased to announce a joint call for pilot study applications from investigators within the Harvard community, including the affiliated hospitals and institutions. In addition, investigators from the University of Massachusetts community are encouraged to submit ALS-related purposals. Grants with a dollar value up to $40,000 (direct costs) will be awarded for the duration of one-year. A total of $400,000 is available.

Applications will be judged on the basis of scientific merit, novelty and the value of the project in obtaining preliminary data that could lead to sponsored research (investigator-initiated R01 research grants, career development awards, industry or foundation support). Availability of appropriate facilities and the technical ability to carry out the project are fundamental. Clinical projects as well as basic research will be considered. Priority will be given first to junior investigators, then to senior investigators who are new to neurodegenerative disease research, and finally, to established investigators with a new line of investigation that lacks funding. Use of Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center cores, ADRC cores or MGH Neurology Clinical Trials Unit resources is strongly encouraged.

All applications should be prepared according to the same rules and criteria and submitted electronically to neurodiscovery@hms.harvard.edu by 5pm November 18th, 2011.

More information on the program may be found at neurodiscovery.harvard.edu

Applications Due Date:  November 18, 2011
Recipients Announced:  December 15, 2011
Awards Start:  January - April 2012

March 14, 2017

Request for Applications: 2011 Harvard/MIT Join Research Grant Program in Basic Neuroscience

The Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center (www.neurodiscovery.harvard.edu) is pleased to announce the 2nd year of a major funding opportunity for collaborative basic neuroscience research across the Harvard and MIT communities. Up to 5 $200,000 grants ($100,000 per year for 2 years) may be awarded each year.

The deadline for this year's application is September 1, 2011.

Please refer to the attached documents for more specific details.

 

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

2012 Memory Disorders Clinical Research Fellowship

The Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) has an opening for a two-year Clinical Research Fellowship in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham & Women's Hosptial (BWH) beginning July 1, 2012.

 

Fellow will engage in neuroimaging, biomarker and drug trials in aging and early AD, and participate in lumbar puncture (LP) procedures at the MGH & BWH Memory Disorders Clinics. Access to state-of-the-art facilities will enable Fellow to develop innovative research projects, with the potential for promotion to a Harvard Medical School faculty position.

 

Candidates must have an M.D. (U.S. medical license and board-eligible/certified) with residency training in neurology, psychiatry or geriatrics.

 

Please send/email C.V. and 2 letters of reference to:

 

 

Reisa A. Sperling, MD, MMSc

c/o Liang Yap, PhD

 

Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Department of Neurology

 

Warren 844, 55 Fruit Street

 

Boston, MA 02114

 

lyap@partners.org

March 14, 2017

Call for Applications: 2011 MGH Clinician-Teacher Development Award (Four Year Awards for Junior & Mid-Career Clinicians and Teachers Under-Represented in Academic Medicine)

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)'s Multicultural Affairs Office and the Executive Committee on Research are inviting faculty and physicians pursuing an academic career as clinicians, teachers, community and/or administrative leaders to apply for its 2011Clinican-Teacher Development Award designed for MDs and/or PhDs at MGH who are under-represented in academic medicine.

The award is intended to provide transitional funding for support in the development of such clinicians/teachers, and an amount of $30,000 per year, plus 15% indirect costs will be provided for each awardee. The award has two components:  A minimum of $15,000 may be used for salary and non-capital equipment, and a maximum of $15,000 to repay qualified educational loans.

Under-represented minorities in academic medicine include Hispanics, African-Americans, Alaskan Natives and American Indians.

More information regarding the Call is attached.

The deadline for applications is March 17, 2011 (4pm EST).

March 14, 2017

Call for Applications: 2011 MGH Physician-Scientist Development Award (Four Year Awards for Investigators Under-Represented in Academic Medicine)

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)'s Multicultural Affairs Office and the Executive Committee on Research are inviting basic, clinical, translational and health services investigators to apply for its 2011 Physician-Scientist Development Award designed for MD and/or PhD investigators at MGH who are under-represented in academic medicine.

The award is intended to provide transitional funding for support in the development of such physicians/scientists, and an amount of $30,000 per year, plus 15% indirect costs will be provided for each awardee. The award has two components:  A minimum of $15,000 may be used for laboratory assistance and non-capital equipment, and a maximum of $15,000 to repay educational loans.

Under-represented minorities in academic medicine include Hispanics, African-Americans, Alaskan Natives and American Indians.

More information regarding the Call is attached.

The deadline for applications is March 17, 2011 (4pm EST).

March 14, 2017

Call for Applications: Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Core Center's 2011 Pilot Grants

New proposals or initiatives for biomedical, epidemiological, behavioral, legal, ethical, health systems or other research in Alzheimer's disease are encouraged. Two NIH-funded proposals for $25,000 in direct costs for 1-year, non-renewable studies will be awarded.

The Pilot Grant funding mechanism is intended to support new investigators from other fields eager to bring their research expertise to bear on Alzheimer's disease, as well as feasibility testing of new drug and management approaches. Pilot study support is not intended for large undertakings by established investigators, or to enhance ongoing research projects.
More information is attached.

http://madrc.mgh.harvard.edu/call-applications-boston-university-alzheimers-disease-core-centers-2011-pilot-grants

 

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