FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 35

Updated: Feb 1

Upcoming Events

January 26th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Caffeinate and Advocate - Introducing the 2021 - 2022 State Legislative Agenda

January 26th 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Basics of Science Writing Event

January 29nd 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Newborn Medicine Research Seminar Series

January 30th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Complimentary Master Class: Dr. Zoltan Patay- Imaging of Brain Stem Tumors

February 3rd 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: FNNDSC Lecture Series with Tai-Wei Wu, MD

February 5th: Deadline for Fundamentals of Clinical and Translational Research

February 15th: Abstracts Acceptance Begins - Folkman Research Day

Various Dates: Newborn Brain Society Fetal Neurology Webinar Series


Helpful Links

Research Announcements & News

Office of Sponsored Programs Updates

Funding Opportunities and Links

Staff Resources - Covid-19

Covid Vaccine FAQs


Last Week's FNNDSC Project Updates

NIRS Team

This past week the NIRS team performed another transfusion continuous monitoring session in the NICU! The NIRS engineering team continues to make design iterations in their aims to boost detector signal. The team is also making improvements to their continuous monitoring probes that will improve signal quality for measurements in the NICU.​


Covid-19 Vaccine Prioritization for Staff

Staff who are working onsite in BCH locations and are part of essential hospital operations are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. As a reminder, the vaccine will be offered to all BCH staff in accordance with state guidance. Currently, the state is in Phase 1 of the vaccination distribution process. The hospital continues to advocate that all staff, including remote workers and lab researchers, become eligible as soon as possible. There are no changes to the work from home policy at this time. More information on Covid-19 Vaccine prioritization for staff can be found here.


On-site Administrative Support This Week

Gauravi will be onsite this week on Monday, January 25th.

Call for Volunteers - Covid-19 Related Projects

The biggest need for volunteers is for staffing the mask and attestation tables at various entrances to the hospital. BCH also has staffing needs for the digital health virtual visit support desk, which is a remote position. Please direct general questions about volunteering for COVID projects to Ariya Kraik, administrative leadership fellow, at Ariya.Kraik@childrens.harvard.edu. To express interest in volunteering for a specific project, please refer to the list of projects below and contact the designated scheduling coordinator for each role. Note that self-scheduling is possible for the mask and attestation station project.

Bravo! Way to Shine

Have you seen a teammate or colleague do something exceptional? Have they gone out of their way to exceed someone's expectations? Let them know that you noticed and that you care! Fill out the nomination form and they will receive a customized e-card in their inbox (and their manager will receive a copy, too!). A 'Way to Shine!' e-card isn't just for big achievements. Whenever you witness a co-worker solve a problem or help a family or staff member, let them know you noticed! More information here.

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