A New Post-Residency Fellowship for the Psychiatric Scientist

Posted: November 26th, 2013

Stanley Center Fellowship in Psychiatric Genetics and Neuroscience

The MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency is committed to fostering the research aspirations of promising psychiatric scientists. While our NIMH-funded Research Concentration Program provides support to residents during clinical training, a critical time for a researcher's career is immediately following their residency, before they have received extramural funding (e.g. a NIH Career Development, or K, Award). But as a newly announced fellowship shows, this crucial "bridge" period is increasingly well-supported by a range of opportunities for MGH/McLean residents.

On November 18th, the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, which is part of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, announced a new post-graduate residency research fellowship exclusively available to MGH/McLean residents. The Stanley Center Fellowship for Psychiatric Genetics and Neuroscience will provide one to two years of post-residency salary support, representing at least 70% effort, for recently graduated residents beginning careers in psychiatric research. The effort represents a new partnership between the residency and the Stanley Center, which is directed by Steve Hyman, MD, a former McLean resident who later served as head of NIMH and then Harvard Provost, before taking on the Stanley Center post. Read the full announcement for this award here.

This new fellowship joins a host of other research opportunities available to MGH/McLean residents during their PGY5 and PGY6 years. (more…)

Boston Stronger

Posted: November 1st, 2013

It took the Red Sox 6 games to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, a very successful baseball franchise in their own right. After an emotional championship run, fans are looking back on the moments that define what these Red Sox mean to Boston.

Fans got swept up in the moment after the Red Sox victory in Game 6 of the World Series. Light poles were climbed, “Let’s Go, Red Sox” and “Yankees Suck” were a chanted alternately. All in all it was a great moment for a city which has a difficult year. For more in depth coverage of the Red Sox's championship run, and what this season meant for the city, click here.

Source, Boston.com