On June 12, patients spun their wheelchairs in paint with artist Tommy Hollenstein to create a mural for the hospital. Staff and patients also crafted their own artwork with teachers from the Museum of Fine Arts and took time to check out the art around the hospital during the celebration.
from the New England Sports Network, Charlie Moore, and Brigham's Ice Cream have created a scrumptious way to support Children's: A new ice cream called Mad Fish Mud, coffee ice cream with fudge and caramel swirls. Proceeds from the new flavor and coupon campaign running through July 20 will benefit children with HIV/AIDS through the Children's Hospital Boston's AIDS (CHAP) and Boston HIV Adolescent Provider and Peer Education Network for Services (HAPPENS). Check your local Brigham's for coupons and Mad Fish Mud.
Thirteen members of the New England Revolution Major League Soccer team recently visited patients throughout the hospital. Here, the team poses for a photo in the main lobby.
Kid reporter Bobby Morse asked James Mandell, MD, president and CEO (both left), what he likes most about working here. Mandell replied, "Seeing the smiles of children and the hopes of parents." Based on the nearly 3,000 smiling walkers at NSTAR's Walk for Children's June 10, Mandell must have been a happy man. This year, the walk's fundraising goal was more than $1 million.
Children's Hospital Boston's Research Day on May 30 featured 130 posters displaying the work of residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral fellows. Four researchers won prizes: below, from left, Zhaolan Zhou, PhD (Neurobiology), for revealing neural mechanisms behind Rett syndrome; Virna Sales, MD (Cardiac Surgery), for developing a tissue-engineered pulmonary artery patch; Jing Chen, PhD (Ophthalmology), for demonstrating that erythropoietin can protect against damage to retinal blood vessels; and Jiang Yang, PhD (Vascular Biology), for showing the protein NGAL's role in invasive breast cancer.