First Avenue

The Provost's Blog
Dr. Johnson congratulates alumna Janis Greim CSD '07 and current students Kelly Brush, Kailin Collins, and Ann Marie Larocca
for running the 2011 Boston Marathon in his latest blog posting.

Four Students Named Schweitzer Fellows

(Left to right) Alexis Smith, Katie Seamon, Sophie Forte and
Ricardo Sedan have been awarded the prestigious
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for 2011–2012.

Only Harvard has more graduate students
awarded this prestigious designation.

Remembering William O. Taylor II
to former Boston Globe publisher, who served 10 years on Board of Trustees, and was a generous benefactor to the IHP.

Tribute to James J. Mongan, MD
Former President and CEO of Partners HealthCare was first person to be designated as a Friend of the Institute.

Commencement Update
2011 will occur Friday, May 13, at the Hynes Convention Center. Attached is the Trustees, Speakers, Faculty and Staff Information Booklet. Staff members, contact Brett Dimarzo for any  questions you have about your assignments.

Faculty Focus

  • Assistant Professor Deborah Rosenbloom-Brunton, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC has been awarded a two-year, $125,000 postdoctoral grant from the Claire M. Fagin Fellowship through the American Academy of Nursing and the John A. Hartford Foundation. This was one of just seven grants awarded by the foundation in 2011.
  • Amelia Peabody Professor in Nursing Research Inge Corless, PhD, RN, FAAN, is being inducted into the Nurse Research Hall of Fame by The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).

Presentation of Note

May 27:
Provost Research and Scholarship Seminar IV
Diane Mahoney, PhD, APRN, BC, FGSA, FAAN, Jacques Mohr Professor of Geriatric Nursing Research at the Institute, will discuss "Increasing your chances for successful grant funding." Noon–1:00 p.m., B34, R304 Trustees Conference Room.

Tribute to Nancy T. Watts

The Institute mourns the passing of its
first academic leader.

Campus Corner

QR Codes Now Available

QR codes are available to put on research and scholarship posters and other printed material in which you would like to have a scannable link to our Web site or other information.

This QR image to the left will take scanners to our Home Page.

Go to the QR codes page on our Web site to learn more about how to download a QR reader to your mobile device and how to request QR codes specific to your particular project. Thanks go to Assistant Professor Janet Kneiss, PhD, PT, MS, for helping us get up to speed with these.

Did You Know:

  • We have an interactive map of the Institute Campus and Charlestown Navy Yard that includes shuttle routes and places to eat in the Navy Yard on our Web site
  • We post faculty-related events on the Faculty landing page
  • There is a wide variety of new and gently used office supplies listed on the “I” Drive [I:\IHPCOMM\RECYCLE Office Supplies Program]. Before ordering through Staples, take a minute to browse through the Institute’s inventory first. Contact IHPOperations to start the process.

President Bellack's online suggestion box, Institute Input, is live on the Web site.



"Like" the Institute on Our New Facebook Fan Page

The Institute has launched a new Facebook fan page to help publicize the school and its academic programs in the ever-growing social media network.
Please go to the Institute Facebook page and click the “Like” button at the top to show your IHP pride. After Liking the page you will be taken directly to the Wall in all subsequent visits to follow what we expect to become robust postings about the school.
And if you haven’t done so yet, please follow the Institute on Twitter. 


Institute in the News

The Portland Press Herald
April 30, 2011
Jim Manning, who will begin the School of Nursing Direct-entry Master of Science program in September 2011, is featured in an article about the tough transition from active service in the military to civilian life.
April 26, 2011
Alicia Curtin, PhD, RN, MS '90 of the DEN Gerontological Nurse Practitioner program, received the Nightingale Community Service Nurse Award from the Rhode Island State Nurses Association and RI Nurses Institute.
Boston Globe
April 25, 2011
The Globe article "State's private colleges set commencement dates, speakers" includes the Institute's Commencement – item six on the page.
April 25, 2011
MEDPRO lists the MGH Institute Department of Physical Therapy as one of the top 10 schools for physical therapy.
National Student Nurses Association
April 22, 2011
Direct-entry Master of Science, Nursing, student Lisa Mashburn has been awarded a 2011 Promise of Nursing scholarship from the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association.
April 20, 2011
Kelly Brush, a first year nurse practitioner student in the Direct-entry Master of Science in Nursing program, was celebrated in her home town newspaper for her winning the Women's Handcycle division of the 2011 Boston Marathon.
The Boston Globe
April 17, 2011
The MGH Institute's Physical Therapy and Speech, Language and Literacy Centerswere featured in the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine – see number 6 in the list of 30 perks of living in a college town.

Volunteers Needed for Health Expo Booth June 25–26

The MGH Institute once again will have its own booth at the Partners/Channel 7 Health & Fitness Expo on June 25–26.

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are needed to help work at the booth to spread the word about our terrific school.

Please do consider being part of the MGH Institute team. Contact John Shaw for more information.


Administrative Council
           10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
           B36 R259

: Human Resources Open
           House 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
           B34 Floor 2

Provost's Open Hours
           3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.,
           B36 R261

05//13:Commencement and Hooding
          Ceremonies:9:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m.
          John B. Hynes Convention Center

05/16: BSN New Student
           Orientation  Starting
           8:30 a.m. B36 R309
05/16: Summer classes begin
05/18: Staff Council Meeting
           Noon–1:00 p.m., B36 R309
05/20: Institute Celebration Day
           Faculty and Staff,
           RSVP by 05/13
           11:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. Jillian's
05/27: Provost Research and
           Scholarship Seminar IV:
11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
           B34 R304

School closed for Memorial Day

Feedback, Tips, Ideas, Etc.

If you have items of interest to share, please forward them to The Yardarm editor John Shaw. Past editions are in the Publications Section of the Web site.



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