Category Archives: outreach

Clinical Research Coordinators Volunteer at the Celebration of Life

At the Ragon Institute, the communities and individuals affected by HIV and AIDS are the driving force behind the science. While much of our work focuses on the epicenter of the epidemic in Durban, South Africa, we know the importance of engaging communities in Boston as well. On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 a team of […]

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Ragon Supports 2016 Boston AIDS Walk

In spite of the rain, about thirty Ragon Institute members joined the nearly 10,000 participants of the 31st annual Boston AIDS Walk and Run.   The Ragon Institute has been a long-time supporter of AIDS Action Committee’s annual AIDS Walk and this year, Team Ragon raised $32,015, coming in 2nd place for top fundraising team. […]

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Ragon Supports AIDS Walk 2014

Sunday, June 1 was a beautiful day for a walk… The 29th annual AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run that is!     For the 18th year in a row, Team Ragon walked with the goal, not only of raising money, but also of raising awareness. As the 78 team members joined the thousands who […]

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Ragon Volunteers at BLC Celebration of Life

Every November, the Ragon Institute looks forward to volunteering at the Boston Living Center’s Celebration of Life, which provides a full Thanksgiving dinner and entertainment for anyone living with HIV/AIDS, their family and loved ones, as well as raising money for Boston’s HIV positive community.   The Boston Living Center (BLC) is a non-profit community […]

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AIDS Walk 2013 Breaks All Records

Jul 15

AIDS Walk 2013 Breaks All Records

This year’s Ragon AIDS Walk Team broke all records for team members and amount of money raised for local support for Massachusetts HIV/AIDS services.   The team had a record 118 members made up of persons both from the Ragon Institute and InterSystems, up from 93 last year and Team Ragon exceeded their $50K goal […]

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World AIDS Day Celebrated at the Prudential

Ragon Institute Director, Dr. Bruce Walker, along with AIDS Action’s President & CEO, Rebecca Haag and a large group of supporters from the Ragon Institute, were present for flipping the switch to turn the lights of the Prudential Building red in honor of World AIDS Day, December 1.   images courtesy of AIDSAction/photographer Marilyn Humphries […]

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International Students Visit Ragon

As part of the Ragon Institute’s ongoing commitment to education, the week of May 14-18 saw Ragon hosting international students from Spain and Chile.   During the week, 8 Masters/PhD students from Spain and 3 high school students from Chile met with Ragon faculty and shadowed postdoctoral fellows.   Three of the eight visiting students […]

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Act Locally

Jun 10

For 15 years, the Ragon Institute has shown their support for those fighting HIV/AIDS locally by raising funds and participating in the annual AIDS Walk Boston.   AIDS Walk Boston is the primary fundraising event for AIDS Action Committee (AAC), the leading provider of HIV prevention and care services in Massachusetts.   Prior to the […]

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K-RITH/Ragon/CFAR Sponsor Biostatistics Course in South Africa

May 7-11, 2012 the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH), the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, and the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) co-sponsored a biostatistics course in Durban, South Africa for the benefit of African scientists.   Biostatistics is the application of statistics to a wide range of […]

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HPP Holds First Annual World AIDS Day Event

The theme of HIV Pathogenesis Programme‘s (HPP) first annual World AIDS Day event, held December 2011, was an “Update on progress made towards the development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine.” The purpose was to educate the community in Umlazi, a township on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, about the vaccine research […]

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