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Massachusetts General Hospital

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Suite 1600

Boston, MA 02114



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Listed below in chronological order are events hosted by The Mongan Institute or our partners. Visit this page to stay updated, or sign up for our monthly newsletter at the bottom of the page. ​

MGH Biostatistics Seminar Series: Dr. John Staudenmayer

"Use of Accelerometers in Clinical Trials" 


MGH Biostatistics Center is hosting its second seminar of its seminar series on December 12, 2019, featuring Dr. John W. Staudenmayer from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. This talk, titled "Use of Accelerometers in Clinical Trials," will describe a recent pharmaceutical trial that investigated the effectiveness of a drug to increase the capacity for physical activity in a specific clinical population. The multi-site trial used an accelerometer to estimate the change in physical activity via a placebo controlled cross over design. The talk will describe the trial’s measurement protocols and present the results. Additionally, we will review statistical methods to estimate aspects of physical activity and inactivity using an accelerometer. This will include simpler linear regression methods and more sophisticated statistical learning methods. We will also describe how we assessed the clinical relevance of the magnitude of the changes that were observed in the accelerometer outcome. 

Thursday, December 12

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Gray 8-856

Massachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit Street


Celebrating a Decade of the Annual Report on Equity in Health Care Quality


This year Mass General produced the 10th edition of the Annual Report on Equity in Health Care Quality. The report identifies disparities in care and reports on the progress of initiatives to eliminate disparities at Mass General. Please join us in celebrating a decade of this work and learning about Mass General's ongoing efforts to ensure equitable care for all patients. Dr. Mort, Senior Vice President of Quality and Safety, and Dr. Betancourt, Vice President and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, will present and discuss findings from the 10th edition of the report with a panel of collaborators.


The first of its kind in the nation, this report established Mass General as a national leader in monitoring and addressing disparities and promoting high quality care for all patients, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, and language. This work was integral to Mass General's being awarded the American Hospital Association’s inaugural Equity of Care Award in 2014. The report is available for download here.

Thursday, December 19

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Simches Research Center, Room 3.110

185 Cambridge Street

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