Health-related events at Cambridge, Massachusetts Science Festival #CambSciFest

A few selections. More here.


11:00am – 1:00pm

One More Cup of Coffee
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

Hear MIT professor Sandy Pentland, Harvard researcher Daniel Chasman, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center physician Sanjiv Chopra spill the beans about their separate studies on the social, molecular, or physiological effects of coffee. And, awaken your senses while speaking with experts from Flour Bakery+Cafe, Darwin’s Ltd., and Aeronaut Brewery about the finer aspects of their brews. Sampling is encouraged!

Cost: Free with Museum admission


11:00am – 2:00pm

Behind the Beaker, Beyond the Machines: Cancer Research at MIT
Koch Institute at MIT, 500 Main Street, Cambridge

Meet the people who are changing the face of cancer research.Featuring highlights from MIT’s groundbreaking cancer research program, this interactive showcase offers students and adults alike the opportunity to engage with the interdisciplinary initiatives that lead to new understandings and new treatments for this deadly family of diseases. The event will include hands-on mini-lab activities led by biologists and engineers, group activities and scavenger hunts, and opportunities to talk with MIT researchers about their pioneering discoveries and inventions.

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Cost: Free

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Medical Simulation @ MGH 
Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital, 2 North Grove St., Boston

Learn how realistic robot simulators are transforming education and training in the health professions. In this hands-on demonstration by the MGH Learning Laboratory, participants will be introduced to high-fidelity patient simulation, an experiential learning approach that allows health care providers to “practice” medicine in a completely risk-free environment.

Cost: Free

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Tours of Spaulding National Running Center
Spaulding Outpatient Center 1575 Cambridge St. Cambridge

The Spaulding National Running Center is one of the premier sites in the country for the evaluation, treatment and prevention of running-related, musculoskeletal injuries. During the tour, you’ll hear about the studies being done by the SNRC on running biomechanics, and tour their state of the art laboratory and motion analysis equipment they use to assess running form.

Tours are approximately 45 minutes and start at 1 PM, 1:15 PM, 1:30 PM, and 1:45 PM.

More details…

Cost: Free, registration required at:


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