In the News | 2014

Dr. Monica Bharel, MCFF Fellow (2012), has been appointed by Governor-elect Charlie Baker as the next state health commissioner. Doctor for poor chosen as Mass. health commissioner
Boston Globe, Dec. 24, 2014 | MORE...


‘Explorations’ Brings Science to Life for Boston Teens
BIDMC Today, Oct. 29, 2014


LGBT and Allies Kick-Off Reception
DICP and ORMA co-sponsored a reception in Fall 2014 for members of the HMS and HSDM community to meet the LGBT Advisory Committee.


Howard to Harvard: An Inside Look at Mentoring in STEM Education
"In the ongoing effort to boost diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers, many of the vanguard programs and key advocates we rely upon go unrecognized. One of the challenges in this area involves finding mentors who understand the complex issues surrounding urban youth. In order to prepare the future generation of STEM leaders, we must also increase the access to research labs and hands-on experiences in the biomedical sciences."
Huffington Post, Aug. 6, 2014

A Privilege To Serve: HMS Community Service Awards Honor Outstanding Contributions
"Whether coaching Little League to help mentor youngsters, adapting medical equipment for people with disabilities, running the Boston Marathon to raise funds for the homeless or building communities in Central America, this year’s recipients of the Dean’s Community Service Awards “exemplify what community service is all about,” said Joan Reede, Harvard Medical School dean for diversity and community partnership, prior to presenting the awards at a special ceremony on June 19."
HMS News, June 30, 2014

Breaking down barriers to health care
"When Dr. Karen Winkfield leaves Massachusetts General Hospital to discuss health issues at Boston-area churches and clinics, she refers to her message as the “triple A:” awareness, advocacy, and ambassadorship. It’s a message that the 44-year-old radiation oncologist says she developed during her outreach work with racial and ethnic minorities, who report having more difficulty accessing health care than their white counterparts, according to a federal study."
Boston Globe, June 21, 2014

Mentoring AwardsExcellence in Mentoring: Faculty members honored for nurturing the next generation
"People who trained under the watchful eye of Simmons Lessell remember him as their teacher, colleague, father figure and best friend. In a word, Lessell was their mentor. 'He found something good in every one of us, never emphasized the negatives, and never made comparisons,' said one former trainee."
HMS News, June 18, 2014

Middle schoolers embrace health: Harvard program draws 400 students from Boston, Cambridge
Nearly 400 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders from 15 schools across Boston and Cambridge began a recent morning quite differently than usual. They were at Harvard Medical School (HMS), running in place, doing jumping jacks, and twirling hula hoops. As Beyoncé sang from the speakers, residents from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown took to the stage to lead students in a “Get Moving and Get Healthy” warm-up. The students were there as part of the 11th annual celebration of Reflection in Action: Building Healthy Communities™ (RIA).
HARVARDgazette, June 18, 2014

WBUR aired a program on the wonderful work of Barbara McInnis House/Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program by extending hospice services to unauthorized immigrants, who are otherwise ineligible for such services, featuring the Program's Medical Director Dr. Denise De Las Nueces, The Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship alumna (2012)
WBUR, June 10, 2014

Reflection in Action: Building Healthy Communities™ (RIA) featured in "Using Art to Build Healthy Communities: From paintings to poetry, students team with Harvard Medical School to promote personal and public health"
Cambridge Community Television: Neighbor Media, June 4, 2014

Darrell Gray III, MD, Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy (2013-2014), is featured in "House calls, without visits"
HARVARDgazette, May 29, 2014

The Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship alumna (2012) Dr. Monica Bharel is featured in Outside the Box: Monica Bharel of Boston Health Care for the HomelessProgram
Boston Business Journal, May 9, 2014

The Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellow (2013-2014) Dr. Asare Christian is featured in "Improving health for people with disabilities"
HSPH News, May 9, 2014

The Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellow (2013-2014) Dr. Maria Portela Martinez was featured in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Video Series: "Why Public Health"
May 5, 2014

Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship alumna (2012) Dr. Elna Nagasako's article, "The role of socioeconomic factors in the evaluation of readmissions" is published in Health Affairs.
Health Affairs, May 5, 2014

The Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellow (2013-2014) Dr. Darrell M. Gray, III was featured in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Video Series: "Why Public Health"
May 1, 2014

Alvin Poussaint receives the Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award
HMS News, March 20, 2014

Social Justice and Health: Highlights from the Annual Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture & Diversity Awards Ceremony
HMS News, March 20, 2014