FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 26

Upcoming Events·


· November 25th at 10:00 am: Bi-weekly Lecture Series with Guest Speaker: Dr. Terrie Inder

· November 26th Hospital Holiday: Thanksgiving

· November 27th Holiday: Administrative Office Closed

· December 1st: Webinar: Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity in Clinical Research – Harvard Catalyst

· December 8th - 9th: Learning Opportunity: The Art & Anatomy of Writing a Career Development Grant


Helpful Links


Research Announcements & News

Funding Opportunities

Staff Resources - Covid-19

Leadership Covid-19 Meeting (Holiday safety)


Bi-weekly Lecture Series with Guest Speaker: Dr. Terrie Inder


Date/Time: Wednesday, November 25th 10:00 am - 11:00 am Presenter: Terrie Inder, MBChB, MD Title: Focus on Improving Outcomes in High Risk Infants

About this Lecture Series Session: Terrie Inder, MBChB, MD is the Chair of the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Neonatologist and Child Neurologist with a research focus on the newborn brain. Dr. Inder also undertakes clinical service within the neonatal intensive care unit. As all her research activities are clinical investigations, her studies and clinical care of high risk infants are tightly integrated. Her research is targeted at understanding the timing, mechanisms and impact of cerebral injury and altered cerebral development in the human infant.


Dr. Inder’s studies have focused on infants at high risk for brain injury including the prematurely-born infant, the sick term-born infant, and the infant with congenital heart disease. Her research aims to investigate means of accurate, early diagnosis of brain injury as well as developing treatments and preventive strategies to reduce subsequent disabilities. This research work has utilized technologies including near infrared spectroscopy, electroencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging. In 2013, she became the Chair of a new Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. __________________________ Zoom meeting information:

Join from your computer or mobile device: https://bostonchildrens.zoom.us/j/98344927195?pwd=UEdraTFLYkEwelVNak9kT3J6WGtwUT09 Password: 186745 Or dial in from your telephone: Internally: x28882 Externally: 646-558-8656 (Primary) 408-638-0968 (If you are unable to dial into the primary number) Telephone password: 186745 Or iPhone one-tap: +16465588656,,98344927195# or +14086380968,,98344927195# EWS link: https://zoom.us/wc/98344927195/join Meeting ID: 983 4492 7195


Latest ISD Announcement


Please Install BCH Security Software on Your Remote Computer.


In response to the ongoing cyber threats BCH continues to face, we are requiring that all computers accessing our Full VPN have security software installed to help us detect malicious attacks. This includes remote workers using their own personal Windows or Macintosh computers. Most computers deployed by BCH as part of our COVID response already have this software installed.

This software will protect against an attacker from gaining access to your computer and ultimately the BCH network when you connect through Full VPN. This security software is only used to detect and alert on malicious activity and does not collect any documents or personal information. When it detects malicious activity, it notifies BCH IT Security Team.

If you choose to not to install this security software, your access to the BCH network will be limited to WebVPN (webvpn.childrens.harvard.edu) and MyApps (myapps.childrens.harvard.edu). Full VPN access will not be allowed without the security software installed.

Please install the Security Software Immediately:

  1. Connect to VPN with the Pulse Client

  2. Download Security Software at this link. http://web2.tch.harvard.edu/ehelp/mainpageS2853P77.html . Alternatively, if you prefer to navigate to the site directly and avoid clicking the link above, go to Children’s Today > eHelp > Information Security & Policies > Endpoint Security Software (If your browser is IE, and the page doesn’t show up, please reload it or use Chrome instead. We are aware of the issue and are working to remediate it.)

  3. Follow the instructions on the page to download and install.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Help Desk at Help.Desk@childrens.harvard.edu. Techs will be available throughout the weekend, and email (not phone) is the best way to reach them.


Publication Spotlight


· The fetal MRI team's submitted paper, titled "Fetal cortical plate segmentation using fully convolutional networks with multiple plane aggregation” has been accepted in the journal, “Frontiers in Neuroscience”. Read more here.


Newborn Division Holiday Time Off

(Email Gauravi if you have any questions)


· November 26th Thanksgiving

· November 27th Day after Thanksgiving

· December 24th Christmas Eve

· December 25th Christmas Day

· December 31st New Year's Eve

· January 1st New Year's Day


On-site Administrative Support This Week

Gauravi will be onsite this week on Monday, November 23rd.

How have we adapted to work from home?

Ai Wern Chung, PhD made delicious French apple cake during her off hours.

If you are interested in baking an apple cake for your Thanksgiving holiday, try this recipe.



If you would like to submit content for the weekly newsletter series, please email gauravi.prabhu@childrens.harvard.edu.

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