Institute in the News
MGH Institute faculty, staff, students, and alumni, along with its nursing, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology programs, are featured regularly in local and national media.
Below are recent MGH Institute media mentions:
August 25, 2013
2006 Doctor of Physical Therapy alum David Nolan is interviewed for story "The Importance of Stretching."
Joseph Macy Jr. Foundation Website
August 15, 2013
Published article co-authored by School of Nursing Clinical Assistant Professor Gail Gall, PhD, APRN, BC, and Harvard Medical School Associate Professor Alexander Green, MD, MPH, entitled Improving Quality and Safety for Diverse Populations, which details an interprofessional curriculum focusing on safe and effective care for patients with Limited English Proficiency.
For The Record Website
Listed the Institute as one of the research teams that participated in a study that shows how Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Help Fight Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. This was also noted in Science Daily, MEDIndia, and BrightSurf.com.
Partners HealthCare Website
Published a story on how IHP is only the college in Metro Boston to be named as a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Boston Business Journal also recognized that IHP made the list.
Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Covered Aphasia Awareness Day at the Massachusetts State House.
Becker’s Orthopedic Review
Reported that George Davis, DPT '04, ATC, CSCS, PES, FAPTA, was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. This distinction was also featured in London: The News.
Included the article “Pitcher Perfect,” authored by Bert Reid, DPT ’08, co-owner of Olympic Physical Therapy of Wakefield, RI, in the Advance for PT bulletin.
Carried a story on SON Assistant Professor Alex Hoyt’s $250,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant.
Announced that Marilyn Moffat, DPT '06, PhD, FAPTA, CSCS, Chairman of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT), had awarded He Hongchen, Director of Teaching for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at West China Hospital, Sichuan University, the International Course Grade I Certification at the China National Convention Center in Beijing.
Charlestown Patch, June 24
Recognized the MGH Institute for being a sponsor, and for being the team winner, of the 2013 Battle of Bunker Hill Road Race.
PR Log, June 18
Announced hiring of Mary Falkenstern CSD ’10 to the New York office of Speakeasy, Inc., as a personal communication instructor.
Nashua (NH) Telegraph, June 12
St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Center (Nashua, NH) announced the hiring of Stephanie Tewksbury NS ’10.
Interim Healthcare website, June 12
Jennifer Bottomley PT ’86 is quoted in story, “Physical therapy at home helps seniors improve quality of life.”
Natick Bulletin/Natick Tab/Wicked Local, June 2
Nicole Tomasino PT ’06 authored, “For runners, a ‘feet’ of strength.”
Watertown Tab/Wicked Local, June 1
Nursing student Lisa Conti starts non-profit to help Boston Marathon victims.
The Herald News, Fall River, May 31
Rebecca Campion CSD ’10, was a main speaker at the presentation, “Your Child’s Eating Habits: What’s Normal and What’s Not?”
Interviewed SON graduate Roz Puleo ’11 detailing what she saw as a volunteer at the Boston Marathon bombing.
Published that 42 local residents graduated from MGH Institute.
Reportedthat 15 Charlestown residents graduated from MGH Institute.
Wall Street Journal Market Watch
Ran a story on MGH Institute launching a Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.
Wall Street Journal
Covered MGH Institute’s 33rd Commencement.
National Black Nurses Association
Listed Honorary Trustee E. Lorraine Baugh in their post “Salute to African-American Nurses” as part of National Nurses Week.
April 26, 2013
Published story about MGH Institute's participation in the YWCA Stand Against Racism Virtual March.
April 24, 2013
Ran an item about the Charlestown Health Care Merit Scholarship availability, of which the MGH Institute is a co-sponsor.
Melrose Free Press
April 21, 2013
Listed the following Institute employees for winning a 2013 Partners in Excellence Award: Department of Physical Therapy Associate Director of Clinical Instruction Caitlin J. Fitzgerald, PT, DPT, for Leadership and Innovation, and Chief Information & Facilities Officer Denis Stratford, MS, for teamwork.
April 16, 2013
Announced Rebecca Onie will be the 2013 Commencement keynote speaker.
Boston Marathon coverage
Cheshire (CT) Herald
April 18, 2013
Interviewed DPT alumna Kate Gravelding '02, '00 about her experience at the Marathon.
Milford (CT) Mirror
April 16, 2013
Reported that Team IHP runner and DPT alumna Kate Gravelding '02, '00 was safe following the bomb explosions.
Cheshire (CT) Herald
April 11, 2013
Interviewed DPT alumna Kate Gravelding '02, '00 prior to her running the Marathon as part of Team IHP.
Providence (RI) Journal
April 15, 2013
Announced the marriage of Shannon Clarkin CSD '08 and Capt. Matthew Collier, USMC
Ventura (CA) County Star
April 13, 2013
Announcement that Rosanna Kirkendall-Azer DPT '08, is the co-owner of the new physical therapy business,Two Trees Physical Therapy & Wellness Inc.
April 10, 2013
Story on April 7 concert by the IHP Musicians at Zelma Lacey House in Charlestown.
Milford (CT) Patch
March 30, 2013
Ran a story on DPT alumna Kate Grevelding ’02, ’00, running the 2013 Boston Marathon to support the IHP.
North Adams Transcript
March 27, 2013
Published a notice that CSD alumna Tara Johnson ’08, a speech language pathologist at North Adams Regional Hospital and Northern Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association, would speak to the Northern Berkshire Parkinson’s Support Group.
Cambridge (UK) Network
March 25, 2013
Research on which Department of Physical Therapy Associate Professor Douglas Gross is working is presented in an article entitled “Simple '10 step' test could detect knee osteoarthritis.”
Milford Daily News
March 19, 2013
Department of Physical Therapy Clinical Assistant Professor Stephanie Jones authored the article, “Improve Your Bone Mass.”
Wicked Local Weston
March 18, 2013
Reported that Director of Research Programs Robert E. Hillman, PhD, CCC-SLP, and School of Nursing Clinical Faculty Coordinator Trish Zeytoonjian ' 07, MSN, RN, both won Partners in Excellence awards in the leadership and innovation category.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 18, 2013
Published a notice that DPT alumna Darlene Killhart ’02, ’92 has been appointed director of rehabilitation services at Quabbin Valley Healthcare, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Athol. Also reported in the Business Telegram.com on March 17, 2013.
Arlington Wicked Local
March 6, 2013
Interviewed CSD Associate Chair and Associate Professor Marjorie Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP, about aphasia after the screening of the documentary After | Words in which Dr. Nicholas was featured.
March 5, 2013
Announced the $6,000 Charlestown Health Care Merit Scholarships for Charlestown students, offered collaboratively by MGH Institute, MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Carried in the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge on 03/07/13 and the Charlestown Patch 3/11/13, and
March 4, 2013
Institute Board of Trustees Chair George Thibault, MD, and Trustee Debra Weinstein, MD, quoted in report on needed reforms in U.S. graduate medical education.
Hornell Evening Tribune
March 4, 2013
Carried obituary for nursing alumna Catherine M. "Cathy" Hogan '95, who also taught as adjunct faculty at the Institute .
The ASHA Leader
March 1, 2013
Second-year CSD student King Yan Kwok writes about providing speech therapy in English, as a second language.
NU PT Club Annual Lecture Series
February 27, 2013
Presented “Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Musicians,” by DPT alumna Sara A. Collamore ’04.
Global Security Mag
February 26, 2013
Reported that MGH Institute Trustee Ari Buchler, JD, has joined Sophos' executive team as general counsel and vice president of corporate development. This was carried by many news outlets world-wide, including Prima Online, Emirates Week, and Corriere Delle Comunicazioni.it.
NU PT Club Annual Lecture Series
February 20, 2013
Presented “Recognizing and Managing Concussions,” co-presented by DPT alumna Lenore Herget ’09.
February 19, 2013
Announced that DEN alumna Chalice Santorelli '07 is joining the new medical practice Southampton Medical Associates as of March 1.
January 28, 2013
Reported that Director of Research Programs Robert E. Hillman, PhD, CCC-SLP, was one of the featured guests at a Beverly Hills benefit held to raise awareness on voice issues
Ventura County Star
January 25, 2013
Announced in it business section that PT alumna Rosanna Kirkendall-Azer DPT '08 has opened the Two Trees Physical Therapy & Wellness clinic in Ventura, CA.
News 10, USA Today
January 10, 2013
Nationwide coverage of flu emergency in Boston and across the nation, quoted Nursing faculty Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN. This was carried in more than 25 newspapers and TV news reports across the nation.
Milford Daily News
January 1, 2013,
DPT alumna Nicole Tomasino '06 posts an article on shoulder injuries.
December 28, 2012
Careers in Healthcare report, carried in 43 different news outlets including The Sacramento Bee, and Berlin, Germany's Ad Hoc News, lists MGH Institute as one of the supporters for developing this educational and informational guide published by Mediaplanet.
Conundrums of the Hospital Blog
December 18, 2012
Yale University student references the "Mission, Vision and Core Values - MGH Institute of Health Professions" as a source for his research paper "Tackling the Conundrums of the Hospital: Exploring the ideal Social, Political, and Economic Structure of the American Hospital.
November 29, 2012
Announced that alumna Elissa Arndt Rader, PhD, MS-SLP '02, will be presenting at the New England League of Middle Schools' Literacy Summit Day December 7, 2012.
Partners Media Center
November 15, 2012
Highlighted the IHP for celebrating its 35th Anniversary with a birthday party.
November 14, 2012
Announced presentation by Catherine Hamilton, Manager of Admission/Multicultural Recruitment on master's programs at the Institute.
November 13, 2012
Published release from MinuteClinic that notes they fund scholarships at the MGH Institute. The following sites posted that release on November 13: AdHoc News (Germany), Daily Markets, FinWin, King5.com, and Fashion & Textile Industry News
Wicked Local Concord, MA
November 9, 2012
Announce that Physical Therapy Clinical Instructor Mary Duffy Zupkus, PT, MPA, receive the prestigious Outstanding Physical Therapy Professional Award from the Neag School of Education Alumni Society of the University of Connecticut. And on Advance Web 11/12/12.
November 8, 2012
Carried announcement that Physical Therapy alumnus Daniel A. Dyrek, DPT '03, has been named Coordinator, Sports Medicine Service for the Boston Red Sox. News was also carried in WickedLocal.com and WEEI.
Plymouth Wicked Local
November 7, 2012
Announced that Elizabeth Sims, DPT '10, was recently hired as Clinic Director for Teamwork Physical Therapy, to oversee operations of its Plymouth location.
November 5, 2012
Announced that alumna and preceptor Mary Scott MS Nursing hired as fulltime faculty at Colby-Sawyer College.
October 26, 2012
Reuters was one of 20 news channels that carried the release about the more than $377,000 raised for scholarships at the 35th Anniversary Gala – including news wires from Canada and Singapore! The event was tweeted a number of times, including one from Germany.
September 27, 2012
Ran article on the Institute's Charlestown Community Day.
Worldwide Who's Who/ YouTube
September 26, 2012
Listed School of Nursing faculty Susan Jussaume,MS, APRN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC.
September 15, 2012
Ran press release on record student enrollment, new programs highlighting start of 2012-2013 academic year at the Institute.
This was also picked up by American Banking & Market News, BizWire Express, Melodika.net, PR.com and PRLog.
September 13, 2012
Announced the the Institute was collaborating with community groups at Charlestown Community Day.
September 7, 2012
Obituaries for School of Nursing Associate Professor Lena Sorensen.
New Jersey Jewish News
IHP PT student noted as part of an international collaboration that created a healthy lifestyles campaign for adults with developmental disabilities.
Listed under events the new Advanced Orthopaedic Physical Therapy continuing education course, starting in October 2012, offered by the Department of Physical Therapy.
Schweitzer Fellows Blog
August 16, 2012
Quoted Board of Trustees Chair George Thibault, MD, and Recent Nursing graduate Sophie Forte MS '12 – who is a Schweitzer Fellow – on shaping a more affordable, accessible, and reliable health care system through interprofessional education.
Partners In Health Facebook
August 8, 2012
Announced Nursing Assistant Professor Sheila Davis, DNP '08, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow.
Wicked Local Middleton
August 7, 2012
PT alumnus Rob Kaulbach '05 named Clinic Manager for the new Middleton, MA ProEx office.
July 31, 2012
Announced Assistant Professor Deborah Navedo, PhD, CPNP, CNE, received a Partners in Excellence award
Holliston Wicked Local
July 28, 2012
Carried the announcement that faculty member and DNP alumna Elaine Bridge, RN, DNP '11, MBA, has been named Interim Chief Operating Officer at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, effective August 1, 2012. In the Milford Daily News 08/12/12.
July 27, 2012
The VA has designated MGH Institute as a Massachusetts Principles of Excellence School.
July 21, 2012
Carried story from the IHP perspective of the recent U.S. News & World Report ranking Mass General as the #1 hospital in the country.
July 20, 2012
Nursing alumna Anita Pandolfe Ruchman '07, was featured for her holistic practice, A Tender Place. Also carried on BostonHerald.com on July 28, 2012
Harvard Macy Newsletter
July 16, 2012
Announced the new Master of Science in Health Professions Education program starting fall 2012.
July 11, 2012
Carried the announcement that Peter S. Cahn, PhD, has been appointed as the new associate provost for academic affairs. Carried in the Carmichael Patch (Sacramento County, CA) and Topix/Sommerville, MA on July 22
July 6, 2012
Carried the announcement that Kathy Anderson has been appointed as the new financial aid director. It was carried in the Belmont Wicked Local on July 12, the Union Leader July 16, and the Daily Hampshire Gazette on July 19.
June 15, 2012
Habit OPCO of Lynn announced beginning clinical affiliation with the IHP.
June 15, 2012
Carried announcement of the Charlestown Merit Scholarships, for Charlestown residents pursuing health degrees.
June 6, 2012
Carried the announcement of the Health Care Merit Scholarships application for Charlestown students.
The ASHA Leader
June 5, 2012
Associate Professor Marjorie Nicholas is featured in an article on Gabby Gifford.
June 4, 2012
Nurse Practitioner alumna Christie Chaudry '05 featured in an article about caring for children with cancer.
May 28, 2012
Featured the recent visit of more than a dozen high school students from the Boston area to the IHP, coordinated by the MGH's Center for Community Health Improvement.
New Hampshire SentinelSource.com
May 19, 2012
Announced that nursing alumna Brianna Seaver, MS '07, RN, has joined the Emergency Care Center at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, New Hampshire.
May 15, 2012
Featured eight Charlestown residents graduating from MGH Institute.
May 11, 2012
Featured MGH Institute Commencement story.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Web site
April 30, 2012
Story on the $2.4 million grant Associate Provost for Research Robert Hillman, PhD, received from the NIDCD (a component of the National Institutes of Health) to research using smart phone technology to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with laryngeal voice disorders.
The ASHA Leader
April 20, 2012
Announced this year's eight researchers chosen to participate in ASHA's Clinical Practice Research Institute, which includes Clinical Assistant Professor Margaret Kjelgaard, PhD, CCC-SLP.
April 12, 2012
Carried the announcement of Manager of Development Operations Jean-Marie Bonofilio receiving the first Jack Connors Jr. Award for Fundraising Excellence from Partners Development.
April 4, 2012
Chosen as Photo of the Day, photo by John Shaw of nursing students checking blood pressure at the Charlestown Public Library.
Partners HealthCare Daily Digest
April 3, 2012
Article "Bonofilio Garners Award" on Jean-Marie Bonofilio winning the Jack Connors Jr. Award for Fundraising Excellence. Source: The Yardarm: MGH Institute of Health Professions President's Newsletter.
April 3, 2012
Announced IHP nurse practitioner students were giving blood pressure information and screenings at the Charlestown branch of the Boston Public Library.