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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
December 10, 2014

Wesley Boyd, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, participated in a radio interview about the U.S. Senate committee’s report detailing the techniques the CIA used when it interrogated suspects in the years after the attacks of September 11. 

December 10, 2014

A small group of first-year residents at Brigham and Women’s Hospital took a few hours out of their exhaustingly hectic routines to visit the Museum of Fine Arts. The field trip is mandatory, part of a “ Humanistic Curriculum” the hospital runs in an effort to turn out more reflective, well-rounded physicians. Joel Katz, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, helped develop the program.

December 10, 2014

It’s not uncommon around the world to see doctors involved in torture. Reviewing the Senate Intelligence Committee’s newly released report, Atul Gawande, Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, points to nearly a dozen individual examples of physicians playing a role in the CIA’s interrogation and treatment of detainees.

December 10, 2014

Harvard Medical School students joined students from some 40 other medical schools across the country Wednesday in protesting the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and racial inequality in medical treatment.

December 10, 2014

An article about the proposed layoffs at Harvard Medical School's New England Primate Research Center.

December 10, 2014

An exhaustive, 120-page national report on the state of scientific postdoctoral researchers released Wednesday urges a range of reforms to ensure that thousands of well-educated scientists do not spend their most creative years in low-paid training for jobs that are in scarce supply. Jessica Polka, research fellow in systems biology, is quoted.

December 10, 2014

Dozens of Harvard Medical School students were joined by faculty and staff in a “die-in” on the school’s Boston campus. The demonstration, organized by the students, was part of protests nationwide by medical students to protest the grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers who killed two unarmed black men, in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City this summer. Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University and Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, and Nancy Oriol, HMS dean for students and associate professor of anesthesia, are mentioned

December 9, 2014

James Hopper, clinical instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, co-authored this article about the brain's fear circuitry when reacting to states of high stress, fear or terror—like combat and sexual assault. 

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