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Volunteering

Members of the MGH Institute community are active in volunteer projects both locally and globally above and beyond the service learning projects that are part of the graduate programs' curriculums. Some highlights of these projects include:

  • Five students from the Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy program volunteered with Assistant Professor DJ Mattson to support the Boston Back on My Feet running program for homeless veterans - running at 5:30 a.m. three mornings a week.
     
  • Gail B. Gall, Clinical Assistant Professor, evaluated the MA DPH Enhanced Mental Health in SBHC Program in five urban SBHC:  Holyoke, Lowell, Lynn, Revere, and Worcester. These health centers serve students who are likely to be low income and members of minority communities. Ms. Gall also provides clinical services as a nurse practitioner at the MGH Chelsea/Roca Youth Health Center which serves high risk adolescents and young adults.
  • The Jacques Mohr Professor of Geriatric Research Dr. Diane Mahoney continues to be actively involved in efforts to promote safety for elders in the community. She provided free Internet-based remote home monitoring using motion sensors to oversee the safety and well being of elders living in two independent living residences in Brookline.
  • CSD clinical faculty frequently offer free educational seminars to the public on topics related to communication. For example, faculty member Dr. Margaret Kjelgaard, has provided teacher training in the area of communication disorders to the Partners HealthCare Child Care Centers teachers.
  • The CSD faculty and MABIDA worked in conjunction with the Institute on a large advertising campaign to alert families to red flags for early literacy problems. Advertisements ran in the Gatehouse Newspaper chain, as well as, in the local Charlestown paper.

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