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CAMTech Launches SheSolves

CAMTech Pulse SheSolves Edition. Empowering girls and women in the STEM and medtech ecosystems.

Winners of Gun Violence Prevention Hack-a-thon

The Gun Violence Prevention Challenge Summit & Hack-a-thon convened over 150 experts in public health, clinical medicine, engineering, design, business, government and community organizing to generate innovations to improve gun violence prevention.

Global C-Section Rates on the Rise – Medpage Today

Caesarean section rates have increased in most countries during the past decade, with substantial variations between and within countries, researchers reported. Coverage of study led by MGH investigator Adeline Adwoa Boatin.

Funding Opportunity for Underrepresented MGH Investigators in Academic Medicine

The MGH Physician/Scientist Development Award (PSDA) is designed for MD and/or PhD investigators at MGH who are considered underrepresented in academic medicine (URM). This Award is intended to provide transitional funding for support in the development of physicians and scientists underrepresented in academic medicine, and thereby increase opportunities for URM researchers to advance to senior positions in academic medicine at MGH.

Disaster Response Teams Mount Hurricane Effort

Mass General’s response to the need for dialysis professionals on hurricane-battered Dominica reflects the versatility and readiness of its global disaster response program.

Funding Opportunity: Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award

Letters of intent are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award. The Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award was created in 2017 to fuel creativity and innovation in junior investigators in the basic sciences. The Award supports the pursuit of high impact ideas to generate breakthroughs and drive new directions in biomedical research.

HGHI Burke Global Health Fellowship accepting 2018-19 applications

This is a kind reminder that HGHI has officially opened the 2018-19 Burke Global Health Fellowship application portal. Made possible through the generous support of Harvard alumna Katherine States Burke, AB’79, and her husband, T. Robert Burke, the Fellowship was created to help launch and advance the careers of promising junior faculty in global health. The Burke Global Health Fellowship offers two types of funding: research awards up to $75,000 and curriculum development and teaching awards up to $25,000.

Sharing collective experiences and expertise in Ukraine - MGH News

For Gennadiy Fuzaylov, MD, anesthesiologist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, taking a vacation isn’t about relaxing on white sand beaches or skiing on snowy slopes. Instead, Fuzaylov travels to Lviv, Ukraine every September to support pediatric burn rehabilitation efforts by working with a local medical center, Medicover, in support of Doctor’s Collaborating to Help Children (DCTOHC), a non-profit organization he founded in March 2009.

Spaulding $150,000 Innovation Challenge

Open to MGH and all of Partners hospitals, the objective of the Spaulding Innovation Challenge is to engage individuals, startups, researchers and teams with solutions and technologies aimed at improving functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities related to: Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion, Stroke, Musculoskeletal Conditions, Chronic Pain, and Home Care.

Closing the gender gap in medtech - Innovators Magazine

Dr Kristian Olson, Director of the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) at Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health, says closing the gender gap in medical technologies requires co-creation.

MGH team in Puerto Rico faces hurdles in aid effort - Boston Herald

he team of Massachusetts General Hospital medical professionals who deployed to Puerto Rico to assist the thousands of people who have been struggling without proper care since Hurricane Maria decimated the island in September were blown away by the scale of destruction.

CAMTech celebrates 5 years

As CAMTech celebrates its 5-year anniversary, we look back at 4,377 innovators, 659 mentors, 737 organizations and 831 innovations improving population health in low-resource settings since 2012. After the first 12 hack-a-thons, with an average of only 12 months of follow-up, there were 22 patents filed, 15 companies formed and 66 products were undergoing trials on patients and with providers.

Funding Opportunity: MGH-MIT Strategic Partnership Grand Challenge 1: Diagnostics

The MGH-MIT Strategic Partnership aims to bring together approaches from engineering and basic science with clinical medicine, and to foster the rapid translation from bedside to bench and back to bedside. This is a call for applications for collaborative research projects that focus on critical problems in diagnostics.

MGH responds: Hurricane help - Mass General News

This month several MGH staff members deployed to Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The individuals were part of the federal Trauma and Critical Care Team, MA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), Arizona-1 DMAT, Colorado-3 DMAT, Project Hope, MGH Center for Global Health and the Logistics Response Assistance Team.

MGH Team In Texas To Treat Patients Hit By Harvey And By Chronic Health Problems

A medical team from Massachusetts General Hospital is in the small city of Rosenberg, Texas, about 45 minutes southwest of Houston. The city was badly flooded during Tropical Storm Harvey when the Brazos River overflowed. In the weeks since the storm, the MGH team has set up a mobile clinic in a local church.

Mass General Staffers Are Helping Hurricane Victims

With Houston grappling with the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and the state of Florida girding for Hurricane Irma, disaster response professionals from Massachusetts General Hospital have deployed to both areas to aid in relief efforts.

August 2017 CAMTech Pulse

The latest news from the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), including coverage of the recent 2017 CAMTech Uganda Medtech Hack-a-thon

Mass General teams deploy in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

Seventeen Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) staff members were deployed today as part of two teams headed to Texas and Florida in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. These individuals are in addition to four staff members who recently returned from Texas after assisting with the federal Trauma and Critical Care Team.

CAMTech Uganda Accelerator Program Applications Open

Are you an innovator in Uganda seeking acceleration support? The CAMTech Uganda Accelerator Program will provide robust support for global health technologies focused on improving health outcomes in Uganda. In partnership with CAMTech Uganda, the CAMTech Uganda Accelerator Program opportunity supports innovations at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST).

Strong support - MGH News

Wellesley teenager James Mooney and his supporters have raised money to help construct a new 15-bed pediatric oncology unit at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and to train the only oncologist in Southwestern Uganda, which has a population of more than 10 million people

Global Glimpse: MGH around the world - MGH Hotline

“When in distress, every man becomes our neighbor.” Those words were penned by MGH founders more than two centuries ago, yet they continue to ring true today. Clinicians, researchers, students and staff travel the world to provide care, comfort and education to those in need. Here, Hotline highlights just some of the people and efforts happening in Uganda.

Doctors press for Uganda breast cancer screening

Two doctors from the MGHhave teamed up with the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) to help reshape public health in sub-Saharan Africa. Their goal is to dramatically decrease the mortality rate from breast cancer with accurate and early diagnoses and treatment.

Funding Opportunity for MGH Assistant, Associate or Full Professors

Applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the MGH Research Scholars Program, which was established with the aim of supporting MGH research faculty who are pursuing either fundamental (basic) or clinical research at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

Art of Talking Science Competition: Rise of the Machines

From the MGH Research Institute: Are you working in the rapidly growing fields of artificial intelligence and deep learning? We want to hear from you! Submit a short first-person video and complete our online application form (below) for a chance to present your science to a live audience and panel of celebrity judges during HUBweek this fall.

Moms Helping Moms: Uganda Effort Expands

A Bank of America grant is enabling the Moms Helping Moms program to accelerate its work on quality assurance at the Mbarara Hospital in Uganda.

In a Big Country - Harvard Medicine Magazine

How doctors are tackling the health care disparities that challenge our nation's rural residents. Covers MGH physician Matt Tobey, who spends a quarter of each year seeing patients on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Doctor Seeks High-Tech Test for Typhoid Fever

Working with tiny, magnetic nanoparticles, a Mass General doctor is creating a quick and accurate test for typhoid fever, a life-threatening disease that affects millions worldwide.

Kelli O’Laughlin Wins “Hidden Gem” Award from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine

Dr. O’Laughlin conducts research focused on assessing health needs of refugee populations and on designing and evaluating refugee-specific interventions to improve care. She works in collaboration with Medical Teams International and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to evaluate the HIV care continuum in a refugee population in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda.

Standing Up for Science - MGH Hotline

MGH President Dr. Peter Slavin, Mass Representative Stephen Lynch, and over 400 MGH staff attended a rally on the Bulfinch lawn before the April 22 March for Science in Boston.

Global Health Service Award Nominees

The Global Health Service Awards celebrate the spirit of innovation in the field of global health and recognize individuals within the Mass General community who inspire, advance, and improve healthcare for our global neighbors.

Digital Pathology Advances Health Care Worldwide

Mass General is a leader in the field of digital pathology, which increases the accuracy of diagnoses from biopsies and expands what they can tell us about patient health. Because of the increasing ease and accuracy of digital pathology, doctors at Mass General have the ability to provide high-quality rapid service to anywhere in the world.

Call for nominations: 2016 Service Excellence Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Service Excellence Awards. The 4th annual awards will focus on achievement in the patient experience. Nominations are being accepted through Friday, April 14.

Doctor Seeks High-Tech Test for Typhoid Fever

Working with tiny, magnetic nanoparticles, Mass General physician Richelle Charles, MD is creating a quick and accurate test for typhoid fever, a life-threatening disease that affects millions worldwide.

Mass General Global Psychiatry Team Teaches Medical Students in Ghana for 7th Year

Seven years ago, there was one psychiatric residency program in Ghana and eight working psychiatrists in a country with a population of over 28 million people. Since then, this has grown to two residencies and 20 psychiatrists. Dr. Carol Wool, an MGH psychiatrist and Global Division faculty member, and MGH colleagues have played a crucial role in that change.

Hurricane Disaster Response Reflects Readiness

The Mass General Global Disaster Response Team’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, security guards and others strive to serve as beacons of hope to disaster victims around the world.

Rehabilitation medicine in Haiti – MGH Hotline

Rachel Lampros, PT, DPT, SCS, of the Sports Medicine Center in the MGH Department of Orthopaedics, was awarded the Durant Fellowship to work with STAND Haiti, which provides care in Port de Paix, Haiti. Here Lampros shares her first-hand experience during Hurricane Matthew.

The First Mile Innovation Challenge

CAMTech and GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions announce The First Mile Innovation Challenge to crowdsource innovative technologies/solutions that directly address clinical or community hardships in global primary care. These innovations should impact communities and individuals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with a focus on: Maternal, newborn and child health; Cardiac health; Safe Surgery. Winners of the First Mile Innovation Challenge will receive $25,000 USD in funding, in addition to introductions to GE’s new five.eight Accelerator and resources provided through the CAMTech Innovation Platform.

First Steps in Helping Haiti - Project HOPE

Coverage of Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in Haiti by Mass General Nurse practitioners Maya Ginns and Lindsey Martin, who are working as volunteers with Project HOPE.

Global Glimpse: MGH around the world – MGH Hotline

MGH Hotline will run a series of articles highlighting the people and efforts that improve and enhance the lives of so many across the globe. This look at the past and future of Bangladesh is the first in the series.

Hacking A Solution To Boston’s Opioid Crisis – WBUR

The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) hosted Boston's first opioid hackathon. Almost 200 counselors, computer coders, architects, doctors and current and former addiction patients gathered over the weekend for a day of stories and speeches and then two days of hacking.

The MGH Global Nursing Fellowship - Caring Headlines

In the MGH Global Nursing Fellowship, nurse fellows in underserved areas provide instruction in the classroom and guidance on clinical units to foster both professional development and excellence in clinical practice.

Global Health Innovations and Leadership Fellowship

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Division of Global Health and Human Rights (GHHR), housed within the Department of Emergency Medicine, is accepting applications for the Global Health Innovations and Leadership Fellowship. Applications due: October 31, 2016

Call for Abstracts: Clinical Research Day

On Thursday, October 6, Massachusetts General Hospital will celebrate the 14th Annual Clinical Research Day. The Division of Clinical Research invites investigators from across the hospital to submit abstracts by the September 6 deadline.