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Jul 13, 2018

2018-2019 McLean Fellowship Awardees

McLean Hospital has announced the recipients of 12 fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. These fellowships are made possible through a combination of generous support from donors and internal funding resources. McLean Hospital is grateful to...

Jul 6, 2018

Chaplaincy Returns to McLean Hospital

The Spirituality and Mental Health Program’s Michael A. Carter, MAPM, came to McLean Hospital in the fall of last year to become McLean’s new chaplain—the first chaplain here in more than 25 years. According to Carter, the return...

Jun 29, 2018

In Memoriam: Christina Bonello

Christina “Chrissy” Bonello, director of Information Technology for the McLean Imaging Center and an associate in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 22, 2018. After earning her BS in Biomedical...

Jun 28, 2018

McLean Hospital Donates Defibrillators to Town of Ashburnham

On June 22, 2018, McLean Hospital donated defibrillators to the Ashburnham, Massachusetts, fire and police departments. The donations were in recognition of the town’s support of McLean Hospital during the many years that McLean’s...

Jun 26, 2018

In Memoriam: Stephen Louis Washburn, MD

Stephen Louis Washburn, MD, a member of the McLean community for 60 years, died peacefully at home of lung cancer on June 21, 2018. He was 93. Dr. Washburn came to McLean as a third-year resident in 1956. After completing his residency training, he...

Jun 22, 2018

ECT Gave Me My Life Back

Brian Neville is a 54-year-old Massachusetts resident who was treated for depression at McLean Hospital. The memory is as fresh today as the feeling that night six years ago when I got up at around 2:30am and headed into the kitchen for a snack. It...

Jun 17, 2018

Arlington School Graduation 2018: More Accomplishments Ahead

On June 8, 2018, faculty, staff, friends, families, and eleven departing high school seniors filled the McLean Hospital Chapel for the 53rd commencement of the Arlington School. “This is a day that I personally look forward to each year, and...

Jun 13, 2018

Summit Envisions Future of Technology in Psychiatry

Technology is ubiquitous. Children have smartphones, octogenarians are savvy iPad users, and nearly everyone tracks steps and calories with wearables. It is no surprise that the field of psychiatry is forging a path toward using technology to...

Jun 12, 2018

In Memoriam: Jeanne Dolan, MD

Jeanne Dolan, MD, a longtime staff psychiatrist at McLean SouthEast (MSE) passed away last week after a battle with cancer. Dr. Dolan, who earned her undergraduate degree from Tufts University, a graduate degree from Columbia University, and her...

Jun 1, 2018

Recent McLean Research Publications – May 2018

McLean’s world-class researchers are published in scholarly and scientific journals on topics ranging throughout the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. Improving adherence to Mediterranean-style diet with a community culinary coaching...

May 24, 2018

Using New Technology to Track Senior Health

Mounted on the wall in David’s room at an assisted living facility west of Boston is a small, white box. It emits a low hum, but otherwise, it is hard to know it is there. But, while people in the room may not notice the box, the box is...

May 24, 2018

An Epic Leap Into the Future of Health Care

With more than a dozen clinical, technical, and administrative staff looking on from a command center atop Belmont Hill, at 5am on June 24, 2017, McLean Hospital took a giant leap into the future of health care as it flipped the switch and...

May 24, 2018

Opioid Addiction: Exploring Scientific Solutions

The ultimate solution to the opioid crisis is answering the question of what causes addiction and whether it is possible to treat it more effectively or even prevent it. That’s the challenge Elena H. Chartoff, PhD, is taking on in her...

May 24, 2018

Paying Dividends for Students and Staff

The increase in anxiety in today’s students takes a toll not only on the youngsters, but also on the education professionals who work to help them through their days. A collaboration between the Falmouth, Massachusetts, public school system...

May 24, 2018

Running Against Stigma, Not Away From It

On April 17, 2017, Ana Febres-Cordero, a suicide survivor, and her father Rafael ran the Boston Marathon to support public awareness and outreach programs focused on eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness. Ana was inspired to partner with...

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