Upcoming Events and Announcements

APRIL 13, 2018

Betancourt Day

JB day award
Dr. Joseph Betancourt giving a speech after receiving his Proclamation at the Boston Public Health Commission board meeting.

2018 MGH Stand Against Racism Event:
Discussion Series: Conversations on Racism in Our MGH Community

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
5:00 – 6:00 pm

O’Keeffe Auditorium
(Blake Building, 1st Floor)
Massachusetts General Hospital

RSVP here (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WSV7WL6)

Join us for a conversation about racism and the Boston Globe Spotlight Series on Race in Boston.  Last fall’s Globe Spotlight Series on Race has generated a great deal of discussion across the city and within our MGH community. We are pleased to have the opportunity to use this year’s MGH Stand Against Racism event to continue this important dialogue. On April 25, we will hear from members of the Globe Spotlight team and MGH leadership regarding their perspectives on the series and delve more deeply into the issue of access to health care, one of the key issues raised in the series, through an interactive audience question-and-answer session.

Panel Speakers:

  • Brian McGrory, Editor, Boston Globe
  • Patricia Wen, Editor of the Spotlight Team, Boston Globe
  • Liz Kowalczyk, Reporter, Boston Globe
  • Peter Slavin, MD, MBA, President, MGH
  • O’Neil Britton, MD, Chief Medical Officer, MGH
  • Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH, Deputy Director, Disparities Solutions Center, MGH

Moderator: Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Community Health Improvement, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Diversity Center, Disparities Solutions Center, Executive Committee on Community Health, Executive Committee on Diversity, Patient Care Services, and Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital

** Stand Against Racism is a nationwide YWCA movement. Every year, the Stand campaign brings people together from all walks of life to raise awareness and empower action toward eliminating racism.

Research Assistant Position Available

To apply for this position please go to the MGH Career Site and search for job number 3052970

The Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) within the Mongan Institute for Health Policy of the Massachusetts General Hospital, is seeking a full time research assistant to assist with the day-to-day duties of a variety of projects. The DSC is dedicated to the development and implementation of strategies that advance policy and practice to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care. The DSC will achieve this mission by:

o Serving as a change agent by developing new research and translating innovative research findings into policy and practice
o Developing and evaluating customized policy and practice solutions for health care providers, insurers, educators, community organizations, and other stakeholders
o Providing education and leadership training to expand the community of skilled individuals dedicated to eliminating health care disparities

For more information about the Center, please go to our website at www.mghdisparitiessolutions.org.

The candidate must demonstrate strong organizational, administrative, and oral and written communication skills, with a strong interest and background in public health and/or disparities. A successful candidate will possess both strong program support and analytical skills.

Responsibilities include a variety of program and meeting support activities. These can include the following:


o Conference/Meeting Planning: Provides assistance with coordination of conferences and meetings for health care leaders and executives, including meeting preparations, communication with participants, developing and analyzing evaluations, preparing participant meeting materials and staffing events.
o Project Support: Provides assistance with any project or program related tasks, including literature searches, background research, developing meeting documents or presentations, developing meeting materials and summary reports, communication with internal and external stakeholders, and providing logistical support.
o Public Relations: Provides assistance with dissemination and PR of DSC events including a leadership training program, film series, and seminars. Tasks include creating social media, website design, preparing the DSC annual report and brochures, maintaining distribution lists, and preparing and distributing the DSC monthly e-newsletter.


o Publications: Conducting relevant literature searches and reviews and assisting with manuscript preparation for projects relating to disparities in health care.
o Provide assistance with quantitative and qualitative data analysis and evaluation.
o Oversee extensive literature library, including conducting regular literature reviews and inputting and maintaining up to date sources.
o Other Projects: Performs other project-related duties as needed, including maintaining required project documentation and assisting with preparing grant progress reports. Prioritizes tasks and communicates progress, problems and needs for additional support to the Deputy Director.


-Prior research experience and/or interest (particularly in public health and/or disparities)preferred.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required

o The ideal candidate for this position is someone with a high degree of professionalism, who is highly organized, detail oriented and creative, and who has the ability to complete tasks on-time.
o Must be able to multitask, take pro-actively take initiative and be a team player, as well as work independently under the supervision of the project lead.
o The candidate must also demonstrate strong communication skills, both oral and written.
o Must demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the mission of the Disparities Solutions Center.
o Should be well versed in working with Microsoft office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
o Experience with WordPress and Endnote a plus.

EEO Statement Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.