Every year, Massachusetts General Hospital celebrates Research Staff Appreciation Day to recognize and thank the research staff members who provide direct scientific support to faculty investigators across the Mass General research enterprise. Research staff members—a community of more than 3,700 people—include technicians, technologists and study coordinators.
Despite the dreary weather, hundreds of attendees came out on April 25th and 27th on the main campus and in Charlestown Navy Yard for the annual lunch and ice cream celebration. Prizes of mugs and movie tickets were raffled off courtesy of the Mass General Research Institute.
Harry Orf, PhD, Senior Vice President for Research, recognized the attendees for their many contributions. “Research staff comprise fully one third of our entire research community and, through their diligence and dedication, are the mainstay of our research enterprise,” said Orf.
Sue Slaugenhaupt, PhD, Scientific Director of the Mass General Research Institute, emphasized the crucial role research staff play. “The Mass General Research enterprise is so successful because of the thousands of people who support our work every day. We’re happy to honor them on Research Staff Appreciation Day.”
Maurizio Fava, MD, Director of the Division of Clinical Research, said the annual event is a way for the hospital to express its appreciation for this valuable part of the hospital’s scientific community. “Mass General is an institution that really values research, and values everyone who is involved in research.”
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