From the President's Desk

President Bellack discusses the Institute's commitment to diversity and cultural competence in her October President's Perspective column. 

First Avenue

The Provost's Blog
Dr. Johnson discusses The "Core" of the Institute
in his latest blog posting.

A Day for Watching Babies

Lenore Herget, a 2009 graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, brought twins Cole and Dylan to the annual Baby Day.

Students in nursing, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology observe young children as part of their education during the annual Interprofessional Infant Development Day.

Presentations to Note
October 14: Grant Funding Overview: Michael Moody, the Institute's new Grants Manager will present "Grants 101 Pre-Proposal to Close Out" noon to 1:00 p.m in Building 36, Room 320.

  • The introductory/overview session is designed to help faculty with such things as locating funding opportunities and negotiating the maze of applying for a grant.
  • Lunch will be provided starting at 11:45 a.m.
  • This is the first of the Provost's Fall Research & Scholarship Sessions. 
  • RSVP required. Please click here to RSVP by October 11.

October 20: CSD CEU Presentation: Demystifying the use of fMRI to study specific language impairment (SLI):

October 24: Schwartz Rounds Begin. School of Nursing Clinical Assistant Professor Judith Webb will moderate the first Schwartz Center Educational Rounds session for this academic year.

  • Therapeutic Use of Self: How Much is Too Much
  • Noon to 12:50 p.m. Building 36 Room 305 A&B.

October 28:  Investigation of Rhythmic Processing in Aphasia. CSD Assistant Professor Lauryn Zipse, 2010-2011 Faculty Fellowship Awardee, will present her research noon to 1:00 p.m. Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m.

  • Additional details will be sent via IHP Announcements as the event date nears. 
  • This is the second of the Provost's Fall Research & Scholarship Sessions.

Town Meeting Recap
The slide show President Bellack presented at the September 19 Town Meeting is available on the Intranet in the Office of the President section. Log in is required to view the Intranet.

MGH Institute Fact Book Now Available
The Institutional Effectiveness Committee is happy to announce that the Fact Book is now available on the Institute Web site. As the first page states, “Our goal is to provide timely, quantifiable information about students, graduates, faculty, administrators and staff, and about financial and physical resources – and to do so in an easy-to-use format.

Tables are labeled with “as of” dates and sources of the data.  The information will be updated in January 2012 and annually thereafter

Please visit the Fact Book on our Web site. Your comments and suggestions for improvement are more than welcome!

  Farewell to Elizabeth Camelo

President Jan Bellack with Elizabeth Camelo at the
Institute's going-away party for Elizabeth

Elizabeth Camelo, the long-time Executive Assistant to the   President and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees, has taken a new position at the American University of Greece. Elizabeth was fêted on September 28 at a going-away party attended by more than 40 people from the Institute community.

Along the Waterfront


Office of the President
Office of Communications
and Marketing

Elizabeth Pipes,
Executive Assistant
to the President and
Assistant Secretary to
the Board of Trustees.

John Shaw,
Associate Director
of Communications

Office of Information      Technology
 Michael Monteiro,
Assistant Director of
Information Technology

Office of Student Affairs

Jolene Coakley,
Assistant Director
of Financial Aid


Anthony Miceli,
Assistant Director
of Admissions


Erin Phair,
Manager of Student
and Disability Services


Laura Stengle,

New Hires

         Department of 
         Medical Imaging (MI)
        MI and OCM

    Angel Phitayakom     
RT(R), MBA     
         Clinical Coordinator 


  Andrew Criscione  
  Administrative Assistant
Bullfinch Temp

Read the inaugural Operations Newsletter. This is a quarterly newsletter published by the Office of Operations to keep the Institute community up-to-date on projects and changes in operations and facilities.

  • Operations is also instituting a Work Request Ticket system in October. There will be IHP Announcements when the system is active.
On the Move
The new Office of Communications and Marketing is now located in Building 39. In addition, several faculty have moved into that suite, where the Department of Medical Imaging is located.

Because both doors in the vestibule of B39 are locked at all times, guests should use the directory and phone (similar to that for the Office of the President) to contact faculty and staff personnel. Employees will have to greet their guests at the door.

Building Access Changes
Certain buildings and doors that were previously unlocked now require the use of IHP badges to gain entry:
  • Building 34, 2nd floor suite. Students and guests must use the wall phone and directory located outside the suite.
  • Building 36, 4th floor door of West end stairwell. In addition, the door remains locked after 5 p.m. weekdays and during the weekend.

Emergency Contact and Notification Information
All students, faculty, and staff should update their emergency contact and notification information to receive emergency notification, and in case the Institute needs to contact you.

To review and update your information, log on to IOnline. This information is in the “User Account” section. A test email will be sent the week of October 3.

From Partners and Mass General

Financial Counseling Sessions
Appointment-only financial counseling sessions for MGH employees will take place in Building 149 and the Yawkey Building at Mass General in the coming weeks.

  • TIAA-CREF: October 27 and December 12, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Conference Room A, 1st Floor, To register, call 866-904-7802, 866-904-7802, or enroll on line . B149 CNY
  • Fidelity: November 10, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Room 2202, 2nd Floor. To register, call 800-642-7131, 800-642-7131, or enroll on line . B149 CNY
  • Vanguard: October 5 & 6, November 1, 4, 29 & 30. Call Vanguard at 800-662-0106, 800-662-0106, ext.14500, or enroll on line. All Vanguard sessions will occur in the Yawkey Building at Mass General.



October 24 Scholarship Gala Tickets Now Available

The 5th Annual Scholarship Gala will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts on Monday, October 24, starting at 6:30 p.m.

We are honored to have Gary Gottlieb, President and CEO of Partners HealthCare, as our featured guest and keynote speaker.

During dinner we will premiere our new promotional video, "Caring for Our Diverse Communities."

Guests will also have exclusive access to the “Degas and the Nude” exhibit during the cocktail reception and at the conclusion of the program.

We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening as we raise much-needed scholarship funds for our students.

Tickets are $350 per person, or you can be recognized as a Benefactor with a gift of $1,000, which includes two tickets. Faculty and staff also have the option of purchasing up to two reduced-price tickets at $175 per person.

Tickets may be purchased online.

Please contact Jean-Marie Bonofilio  at (617) 726-3141 for more information

Institute in the News

Dr. Gregory Lof Honored
September 23, 2011
Gregory Lof, Chair and Professor of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was an honored alumnus at Minnosota State University Moorhead homecoming.

Charlestown Patch
September 23, 2011
MGH Institute continues to grow in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Blog of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
September 22, 2011
George Thibault, MD, Chair of the Institute's Board of Trustees, will be keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Schweitzer Fellows for Life Conference October 29. Spectrum
September 12, 2011
The graduates from the first cohort of the DNP for Nurse Executives program were featured, including a photo of the five from Parnters HealthCare.

National Aphasia Association Newsletter
Summer/Fall 2011
The Institute's Aphasia Center Photography Group are spotlighted on pages 19-20 for their photography exhibit held in Building 36 July 28 through August 5.


10/03: Power Yoga Every Monday
           4:00 p.m–5:00 p.m. B36 R320.
10/02–10/08:Latex Allergy
            Awareness Week.
            Display is in the B36 lobby.
10/05: Bollywood Dance
           Every Wednesday
           5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. B36 R320
10/10: Institute closed for Columbus Day
10/12: Info Session: Doctor of Nursing
           Practice programs 6:00 p.m. B36
10/14: Grant Funding Overview
           Noon–1:00 p.m. B34 R304
10/18: HMS Fund Deadline to apply for
           nomination for research funding
10/19: Info Sessions: BSN, MS-SLP,
           DPT 6:30 p.m. B36
10/20: CSD CEU Event Earn 0.2 CEUs 
           6:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. B36 R305.
10/21: Violence Prevention Seminar
           9:00 a.m.–Noon, B36 R305 A&B
           10/21 & 11/18. Reservation
10/21: Deadline for placing textbook
           orders for Spring 2012.
10/22: Info Session: Direct-Entry MS
           Nursing, 10:00 a.m.–Noon B36
10/24: 2011-2012 Schwartz Rounds
           Begin Noon–12:50 p.m. B36 R305
10/24: Scholarship Gala
           Museum of Fine Arts
           6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
10/28: Provost's Fall Research &
           Scholarship Session II:
           Lauren Zipse
           Noon–1:00 p.m. B34 R304 


Faculty Compass, which made its debut in September, is designed to meet the daily academic needs of faculty and staff.

This includes a calendar of events that include items of interest to our academic community.

See Posting Events for Faculty Compass to request to have an event included.

We welcome all suggestions. (If you submit a ticket with suggestion, please use "Website" for the Help Topic.)

Join the Growing List of IHP Facebook Fans

The number of people who "Like" the IHP on Facebook has topped 117. Help us get to 200 in October.

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.

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.

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

IT Support Expands Hours

A member of the IT team is now available to troubleshoot computer issues during the following times:

  • Monday – Thursday,
    8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

In addition, a student will be available on Sundays, Noon–5:00 p.m., in the 4th floor lounge to help with technology issues, course reserves, and library resources.

Security Report Available

A copy of the Institute’s 2011-2012 Annual Security Report  is now available. 

Hard copies are available at the Office of Student Affairs, Human Resources, Operations, the Provost Office, and the security desk in Building 36. Additional copies are available upon request.

Updated Telephone Directory

The updated Staff and Faculty Telephone Directory is available on the IHP Intranet under "Institute Directory." Log in is required to view the Intranet.

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