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  • December 19, 2011 Alzheimer's Research Grant

    Professor Diane Mahoney, center, receives $180,000 from the Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter.


    School of Nursing faculty Diane F. Mahoney, PhD, APRN, BC, FGSA, FAAN, has been awarded a $180,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Association in which she will develop a system using iPhones to help people with Alzheimer’s disease get dressed easier ....  More

  • December 07, 2011 Reaching a First-Year Milestone

    Master of Science in Physical Therapy students after receiving their MGH Institute pins.
    Left to right: Kneeling: Suchi Desai, Harsha Dhingra, Tricia Pinto, Paridhi Sharma, and Itinder Mann
    Standing: Rashmi Boricha, Dhiraj Phadtare, Tanvi Sinkar, Chani Chowdhary, Zahabia Basai,
    Amee Sheth, Arjunsinh Gadhvi, Mitali Vyas, Riddhi Maniar, Renu Narayanan and Tripti Uchil
    ....  More

  • December 02, 2011 Open House Policy

    Five students opened their homes for Thanksgiving so that 11 international students could celebrate this most American of holidays.

    “My family has a tradition of inviting people to Thanksgiving who either do not have relatives nearby, or who have never experienced Thanksgiving," noted Eve Berne, a mother of three and a second-year student in the Master of Science in Speech-Language ....  More

  • November 21, 2011 NP Students Learn From Children

    Danielle Lawrence with her daughter, Samantha, was one of three nursing students who brought in their children for “Pedi Day.”





    For second-year Master of Science in Nursing students, “Pedi Day” was an opportunity to experience something new in their nurse practitioner education.

    For an entire morning in the graduate ....  More

  • November 17, 2011 At ASHA Convention

    The MGH Institute is well represented at the 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) annual meeting.

    More than 30 faculty and students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are in San Diego for the event.

    Several members of the faculty are presenting seminars or displaying posters during the organization's largest event. They are: Professor ....  More

  • November 14, 2011 Recognizing Nurse Practitioners

    The School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions is recognizing its long-standing tradition of educating new generations of Nurse Practitioners (NP).

    The Institute, one of the first schools in the country to create a direct-entry Master of Science in Nursing program, is celebrating More

  • November 10, 2011 Thanking Our Veterans

    To commemorate Veterans Day on November 11, The MGH Institute offers its heartfelt thanks and appreciation to its students and faculty who have been members of the United States Uniformed Services.

    “We are fortunate to have such an impressive group of students and faculty who have answered the call of duty to serve their country,” said President Janis P. Bellack, PhD, RN, FAAN. ....  More

  • November 07, 2011 MGH Institute to Expand in Charlestown Navy Yard

    New Active Learning Classroom
    in 2 Constitution Center


    To accommodate the needs of a student body that now has topped the 1,100 mark, the MGH Institute is expanding its campus in Charlestown for the second time in three years.

    Beginning in January 2012, the Institute will take over the top floor of 2 Constitution Center, located just outside the Charlestown Navy Yard ....  More

  • November 07, 2011 A Fulbright Commendation

    The MGH Institute has been commended as an institution of higher education with faculty who are Fulbright Scholars.

    School of Nursing Associate Professor Elissa Ladd, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, was the only nurse faculty member in the country to be awarded the prestigious award for the 2011-2012 academic ....  More

  • October 26, 2011 Gala at MFA Raises $388,000

    "Caring for Our Diverse Communities" video by Scott Stephenson and Andy Volk

    MGH Institute of Health Professions raised more than $388,000 at its 5th Annual Scholarship ....  More

  • October 24, 2011 Community Flu Shots

    Nurse practitioner student Kelly Brush gives a patient a flu shot at MIT.




    There they sat, six second-year nurse practitioner students from the MGH Institute Master of Science Nursing program, waiting for the ....  More

  • October 13, 2011 Cajun Clinical Rotation

    Raquel Sztaimberg spent a month providing health care to residents of Independence, LA.

    Raquel Sztaimberg was looking for a different learning environment to have a clinical rotation, something completely opposite from the acute hospital settings she had already experienced as an adult ....  More

  • September 28, 2011 Faculty a Lauded Alumnus

    MGH Institute Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Chair and Professor Gregory Lof, PhD, CCC-SLP, was one of just six alumni honored for their professional achievements by Minnesota State University Moorhead.

    Dr. Lof, who was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni at the ....  More

  • September 23, 2011 A Day for Watching Babies

    Lenore Herget, a 2009 graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, brought twins Cole and Dylan to the annual Baby Day.



    The sounds of cooing infants and rambunctious toddlers filled the hallways of the MGH Institute on September 23 during the graduate school’s annual  Interprofessional Infant Development Day session.

    Although students in the ....  More

  • September 19, 2011 Disruptive Innovation

    Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, center, flanked by MGH Institute Assistant Professor Deborah Navedo, left, and Harvard Macy Institute Director Elizabeth Armstrong.


    Knowing the real purpose of something – whether it’s a milkshake or an education – was the basis of a talk Harvard Business School ....  More

  • September 09, 2011 Institute Tops 1,100 Students

    In the past seven years, the number of students who attend MGH Institute of Health Professions has almost doubled.

    A total of 1,111 students started the fall term at the Charlestown Navy Yard campus this week to study nursing, physical ....  More

  • September 06, 2011 Faculty Ranks Expand

    The MGH Institute continues to grow.

    The health sciences graduate school has hired 11 new faculty to teach the more than 1,100 students who are studying nursing, physical therapy, communication sciences and disorders, and medical imaging.

    They are:

    School of Nursing

    Clinical Assistant Professor ....  More

  • August 25, 2011 Kornfeld to Lead Development

    Harriet Kornfeld has been named the new Chief Development Officer at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston.

    "I am thrilled to be joining the MGH Institute," said Kornfeld. "From reaching record student enrollments in each of the past three years, to new academic programs that ....  More

  • August 15, 2011 Dean Named RWJ Fellow

    Laurie Lauzon Clabo, PhD, RN, Dean of the School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions, has been named one of just 21 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows for 2011.

    Dr. Lauzon Clabo joins a select group of senior nurse executives from across the country chosen to participate ....  More

  • August 11, 2011 Scholarships Are Awarded

    MGH Institute President Janis Bellack, Merit Scholarship winners Catherine Taglilatela
    and Derek Bieringer, and Partners Continuing Care President David Storto

    Two Charlestown residents have been named as recipients of the 2011 Partners HealthCare Merit Scholarship.

    Catherine Taglilatela, a life-long resident who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science ....  More

  • August 09, 2011 Hall of Fame Honors

    School of Nursing Professor Inge Corless, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

    Dr. Corless, who has taught for the MGH Institute of Health Professions since 1993, was one ....  More

  • August 03, 2011 Creating a Bilingualism Model

    Creating a Bilingualism Model

    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Professor Charles Haynes, EdD, CCC-SLP, is aiming to create an online bilingualism and bi-literacy course that can become a model for communication ....  More

  • July 28, 2011 Photography as Therapy

    Student Facilitator Elizabeth Bihn and Photographer Richy Arsenault with his work

    The Aphasia Center Photography Group opened a show on July 28 entitled, "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Photography as Communication for People with Aphasia." See More

  • July 25, 2011 A Great College - Again

    For the second year in a row, the MGH Institute has been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    The results, ....  More

  • July 21, 2011 Faculty to Get ASHA Honors

    Robert E. Hillman, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Provost for Research, and Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Institute's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, will receive the Honors ....  More

  • July 13, 2011 Pomp and Pinning for DPT Students

    Third-year DPT student Laura Mattes pins first-year student Keith (Shek-Hung) Liao at the 2011 DPT White Coat ceremony.

    The Department of Physical Therapy on July 13 held its annual White Coat ceremony for new students in the Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

    The event, which symbolizes their entry into the physical therapy profession, connects ....  More

  • July 13, 2011 My MGH Institute Series Launched



    Ricardo Sedan, a first-year student in the Direct-Entry ....  More

  • July 12, 2011 A New Campus Look

    First-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students (from left) Rachel Meek, Adam Soriref, Lauren Botteron, Kristina Doty, and Anna Buckley talk under one of the new banners on the Charlestown Navy Yard campus.


    The MGH Institute campus has a new look thanks to the addition of light pole banners that have been installed.

    The banners, which highlight the graduate school’s ....  More

  • June 29, 2011 Faculty Promoted, Awarded

    The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the following news about several faculty members at MGH Institute of Health Professions: Five Faculty Promoted

    Five members of the Institute faculty have been promoted by action of the Board of Trustees on June 3, 2011. Congratulations to: Charles W. Haynes, EdD, CCC-SLP , Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders; James T. Heaton, ....  More

  • June 28, 2011 Human Resources Manager Named

    Sarah Welch is the new Human Resources Manager at the MGH Institute

    She oversees the Human Resources Office, which provides services to staff, faculty and leadership in the areas of recruitment, training and career development, faculty and staff relations, compensation, organization ....  More

  • June 15, 2011 New Mind Body Spirit Certificates



    Nurses who want to include a holistic and integrated mind body spirit approach to patient care can now earn a certificate from a ....  More

  • June 09, 2011 Rep. Capuano Tours Institute

    Congressman Michael E. Capuano, D-Somerville, meets client Joan Mahoney during his June 9 visit to the MGH Institute.



    U. S. Representative Michael Capuano, D-Somerville, saw first-hand some of the more than $1.35 million of free community health services ....  More

  • June 06, 2011 Faculty Wins Lone Nursing Fulbright

    School of Nursing Associate Professor Elissa Ladd, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, is the only nurse scholar to receive one of the 69 prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowships awarded for India for the academic year of ....  More

  • May 27, 2011 Guarino Wins Highest Honor

    It’s not every faculty member who can turn a subject like biostatistics into one in which students are eager to learn it.

    But that’s what Professor Anthony Guarino, PhD of the Center ....  More

  • May 26, 2011 New Reading Specialist Program for Educators


    Educators now have a new way to advance their career with the introduction of the Certificate ....  More

  • May 19, 2011 Running for Home Base

    Three staff members at the MGH Institute have raised almost $5,400 by participating in the Run to Home Base 9K road race on May 22.

    Valerie Grande, Elizabeth Pipes, and Jorge Sanchez de Lozada have trained several weeks to prepare for the 5.6 mile run enduring the steady rains that have drenched New England.

    “I’m really glad we’re doing it,” said Grande. ....  More

  • May 13, 2011 Graduates Have Commonality

    Every one of the 399 students who graduated from MGH Institute of Health Professions on May 13 has his or her own story as to why they decided to enter the health sciences.

    They do, however, have a commonality of wanting to embark on a new career in which they can make a difference in the lives of not only their patients – but also themselves.

    Like most of the students who attend ....  More

  • May 11, 2011 The Class of 2011

    The MGH Institute will graduate the largest class in its 34-year history when 399 students are awarded graduate diplomas and certificates on Friday, May 13, 2011.

    Commencement ceremonies for Boston’s health sciences graduate school will begin at 2 p.m. at the Hynes Auditorium in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood.

    Marc A. Nivet, ....  More

  • May 04, 2011 Tribute to James J. Mongan, MD

    As President and CEO of Partners HealthCare, James J. Mongan, MD, knew the importance and value of the MGH Institute as an integral piece of the Greater Boston hospital network. For that support, in 2009 he became the first person to be designated as a Friend of the Institute.

    Dr. Mongan, who was President of Massachusetts General Hospital for several years prior to leading Partners, died May ....  More

  • May 03, 2011 Remembering William O. Taylor

    William O. Taylor II, a former member of the MGH Institute Board of Trustees, passed away May 1. He was 78.

    Mr. Taylor served the Institute from 1988 to 1997, helping to guide the school through a challenging time in its history.

    “Bill was totally devoted to the IHP,” recalled Trustee Matina S. Horner, PhD, who was board Chairperson during much of Taylor’s tenure. “He ....  More

  • April 28, 2011 Four Named Schweitzer Fellows

    Left to right: Alexis Smith,
    Katie Seamon, Sophie Forte
    and Ricardo Sedan


    Four graduate students at MGH Institute of Health Professions have been awarded the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for 2011–2012 ....  More

  • April 26, 2011 Rosenbloom-Brunton receives $125,000 Fellowship

    Deborah Rosenbloom-Brunton, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC has seen health care workers misdiagnose and overlook delirium in older adult patients far too often. Now she has the chance to help solve that problem.

    An Assistant Professor in the More

  • April 18, 2011 Student Wins Boston Marathon

    A nurse practitioner student from the MGH Institute won the women’s handcycle division in the 115th running of the Boston Marathon.

    Kelly Brush ’13, bib number 27217, who is in her first year of the entry-level Master of Science in Nursing ....  More

  • April 14, 2011 Faculty Focus

    Faculty News is listed in chronological order by School and Department. School of Nursing School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences ....  More

  • April 07, 2011 Tribute to Nancy T. Watts

    Nancy Theilgaard Watts, PhD, PT, FAPTA, a visionary who was instrumental in the 1977 creation of MGH Institute of Health Professions, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on April 4, 2011. She was 83.

    Dr. Watts was recruited by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1974 to help develop a new and innovative interprofessional school after the hospital voted to close its diploma nursing ....  More

  • March 23, 2011 Reducing Carbon Footprint

    The MGH Institute will be reducing its carbon footprint this Saturday when it participates in Earth Hour.

    During the global environmental event, which occurs on March 26 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Boston health sciences graduate school will switch off electricity on campus.More

  • February 17, 2011 Institute Accreditation Continued

    Institute Accreditation Continued

    MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston has been notified officially that the Institute is continued in its accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), with the next comprehensive evaluation scheduled for Spring 2020.

    The letter from the NEASC Commission on Institutions of Higher Education noted,“We find that the ....  More

  • February 16, 2011 Financial Aid Cuts Panned

    The cuts to student aid proposed by the Obama Administration will greatly curtail the ability of lower-income students to become advanced-practice health care professionals, according to MGH Institute of Health Professions President Janis P. Bellack, PhD, RN, FAAN.

    Dr. Bellack is among the leaders ....  More

  • February 11, 2011 Commencement Speaker Announced

    President Janis P. Bellack announced today that Marc A. Nivet, EdD, Chief Diversity Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges, will deliver the keynote address at the MGH Institute's 31st Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2011. More

  • January 27, 2011 Largest Health Sciences Grad School

    The MGH Institute is ranked as the largest health sciences graduate school in Greater Boston, according to the Boston Business Journal .

    Overall, the school located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard along Boston's waterfront is now ranked 24th in the area, having reported 962 students in attendance during the 2009-2010 academic year.

    In the ....  More

  • January 26, 2011 President Bellack Joins Committee

    President Janis P. Bellack, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Accountability Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). The organization represents almost 1,000 private schools of higher education in Washington, DC.

    The Accountability Committee ....  More

  • January 13, 2011 Second BSN Class Created

    To meet the projected demand for nurses in Massachusetts and across the nation and a steady rise in applications, the School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston will add a second class to its Accelerated ....  More

  • January 11, 2011 The Future of Health Care Education

    Interim Director and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs BA Harris (right) talks with Institute staff and faculty about the new Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation


    The MGH Institute of Health Professions has created a new center in which leaders in the health professions can collaborate with peers in other disciplines and create educational systems designed ....  More

  • January 05, 2011 The King's Speech Resonates

    Alex Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is a speech-language pathologist who has spent many years working with people who stutter. 

    Read his first More

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