Grand Rounds: Navigating Uncharted Territory: Providing integrative therapies during a pandemic

Event Date: June 1st, 2021

Katherine Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program

Grand Rounds: Navigating Uncharted Territory: Providing integrative therapies during a pandemic

Event Details:

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 1st | 8:00am – 9:00am
Cost: Free. CME credit available.
If you want to request CME credit for virtual participation, to be eligible, send an email between 8:00-8:30am on Tuesday, June 1st with your full name, degree and organization to [email protected]

Submit questions via the chat function on Zoom.
Trouble Shooting: If you have trouble with the live stream please email: [email protected]


Irene Martyniuk, MAc, LAc, Massachusetts General Hospital

As Program Manager for Acupuncture and Massage therapy and Co-Director of the Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program, she has focused on ensuring access to free and low-cost services and fostering clinical excellence through development and dissemination of safety and practice guidelines.  Her team is working with MGH’s new Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Center to treat pain and other symptoms with acupuncture, massage therapy and yoga in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. She is committed to facilitating clinical collaborations among integrative therapists and medical teams, bringing therapies into a range of ambulatory and inpatient treatment areas.



Lorrie Kubicek, MT-BC, Massachusetts General Hospital

Ever since a young age, Lorrie Kubicek has wanted to use her love of music to help people. Music therapy, the evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individual goals, was the perfect career to fulfill that need. Then, as a young adult, she was introduced to the pediatric hematology/oncology population through her work at Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. This experience showed Kubicek the importance of laughter, fun, singing and dancing, empowerment and normalcy in helping a child regain their joy and support their health.  Goals for pediatric patients and families often include decreasing fear and anxiety, increasing empowerment, supporting emotional expression, increasing physical rehabilitation and developing/supporting coping skills through active music making. As a music therapist at MGHCC, she gets to witness this process every day.



Jeffrey Peppercorn, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Jeffrey Peppercorn is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer, Director of Supportive Care and Survivorship for the MGH Cancer Center Survivorship Program, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  In addition to his clinical and administrative roles, he has published over 150 papers on topics related to bioethics, health policy and cancer survivorship and serves on national committees related to these areas of cancer care.