DINE (Discussions in New 'Ome Epidemiology) Journal Club Meeting
Yiqing Wang will present a recent publication about the use of a quasi-paired cohort strategy in comparing the gut metagenome of autistic children and neurotypical children. Paper: Zhang M., et al. A quasi-paired cohort strategy reveals the impaired detoxifying function of microbes in the gut of autistic children. Science Advances. 2020 Oct; 6(43): eaba3760. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba3760.
Quick Interviews with Interesting People
Please join the Mass General Research Institute for their first Quick Interviews with Interesting People (QUIIPS) session. Stephen Bartels, MD, MS, Director of the Mongan Institute, will interview Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH, Co-Director of the Medical Practice Evaluation Center within the Mongan Institute.
Stories of the MGH: The Me You Don't See
Stories of the Massachusetts General Hospital is a hospital-wide storytelling series in which members of the MGH share their real-life experiences--through live events and online! This event will feature 7 MGH staff who will tell their stories about how aspects of their identities sometimes lead to the experience of feeling invisible to others.
Policing and the Brain: How Neuroscience Can Contribute to Police Reform
Please join the MGH Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior for “Policing and the Brain: How Neuroscience Can Contribute to Police Reform.” Altaf Saadi, MD, MSc, a neurologist at MGH and core faculty member at the Mongan Institute, will be one of the 5 panelists who will discuss recent neuroscience research into emotions and the brain and the significance of this research for police reform efforts.
Blum Center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Series: Cancer Equity Efforts at the Mass General Cancer Center
Join Beverly Moy, MD, MPH, Brenda Lormil, NP, and Evelyn Abayaah, to learn about the ongoing efforts to improve the quality of cancer care among underserved populations of cancer patients.
Blum Center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Series: What We Learned from COVID-19 About Making Healthcare Systems More Equitable
What is the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color and how have MGH responses aimed at improving health equity? Join Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH, to learn about the many lessons of how the mistrust of the healthcare system among communities of color affected organizations’ ability to mitigate COVID-19, as well as how they have engaged these communities in the distribution of vaccines. In addition, she will discuss the importance of race, ethnicity, and language data collection in managing COVID-19 and addressing disparities, and successful strategies for collaborating with communities.
Blum Center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Series: Talking to Your Child About Differences and Discrimination
How do you talk to children about differences in the world? How do you support children who are victims of racism and discrimination? Aisha James, MD, MS, Gracia Kwete, MD, and Carlos Torres, MD, pediatricians and associate directors of Diversity and Equity at MGHfC, share tips on how to bring up these challenging topics to children and become allies in the work of creating an anti-racist society.
Exploring the Linkages between Mental Well-Being and Physical Health Outcomes
This five-day summer short course by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness will provide attendees with a systematic and rigorous overview of the relationship between positive mental well-being and physical health, drawing on a variety of empirical methods with careful consideration of measurement issues. Applications are due April 15, 2021.