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Have a Laugh – and Support the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center

Lite 100.5 WRCH and Hartford Hospital are proud to present Dana Carvey at the 14th Annual Nite of Lite Laughter Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the Bushnell in Hartford. This annual comedy event celebrates breast cancer survival with the best medicine – laughter! Proceeds benefit the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center. Tickets are on sale now at, by phone at 860-987-5900 or at the Bushnell Box Office.

With the passage of the Tax Recovery Act of 2010, Congress re-authorized the provision that allows donors 70 ½ or older to make tax-free charitable gifts from their IRA accounts in 2011, without incurring income tax on the withdrawal. Donors can make charitable gifts from IRAs until December 31, 2011 and have them count as a minimum required distribution for the year. For more information, please click here.

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Join Us Tomorrow Night for Another Episode of
Advancing Medicine

Another Episode of Advancing Medicine Hartford Hospital's next Advancing Medicine Series will air Thursday, September 15, at 7:30 p.m. on WFSB Channel 3. The featured episode, titled "Saving the Brain: Prevention and Intervention," will highlight our Stroke Center. It is part of our ongoing Emmy-nominated series with Channel 3.

Renowned Surgeon Named New Director of Transplantation

New Director of Transplantation Patricia Ann Sheiner, M.D. has been named director of transplantation for Hartford Hospital, effective later this fall. In her role, Dr. Sheiner will oversee the kidney, liver and heart transplantation specialties. She joins Hartford Hospital from Westchester Medical Center in Westchester, N.Y.

Hartford Hospital's transplant program was established 40 years ago as the first transplant program in Connecticut. "Over the past year, we've hired other outstanding specialists to augment the program," said Jeffrey Flaks, President and CEO. "Dr. Sheiner presents us with the opportunity to greatly strengthen our program and make it one of the premiere transplant programs in the Northeast." more

IOL Researcher Receives International Award

IOL Researcher Receives International Award David Glahn, M.D., an investigator at the Institute of Living's Olin Neuropsychiatric Research Center, has received the Theodore Reich Prize from the International Society for Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG). The award recognizes Dr. Glahn as an outstanding professional for his research and published work in the field of psychiatric genetics.

The Theodore Reich Prize recognizes young individuals who have well-researched, published work in the field of psychiatric genetics. The award is named in honor of Dr. Reich, a renowned researcher whose vision led to great advances in psychiatric genetics. more

CESI Supports Goodwin College Paramedic Program

CESI Supports Goodwin College Paramedic Program Among the hundreds of clinicians being trained at Hartford Hospital's Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) are students of the Goodwin College Paramedic Program. Each semester at the center, they gain valuable hands-on experience, with real-world patient scenarios that they must treat as if they were in the field.

"We are excited to provide our paramedic students with the opportunity to participate in the sim lab experience," said Danielle Wilken, chair of the Health and Natural Sciences Department at Goodwin. "Simulation is the future of medicine – it provides an excellent teaching opportunity for students and increased patient safety. Simulation is cutting-edge education, and our students are benefiting from that technology." more

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