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September 16, 2014

Four Boston doctors are heading for Ebola-stricken Liberia on a mission to stop the death toll and beat back the epidemic. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Joia Mukherjee, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Rajesh Panjabi, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Corrado 
Cancedda, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are mentioned.   Read the full article

September 16, 2014

The Ebola outbreak, which public health officials privately fret could turn into a global pandemic, carries with it a quiet riddle: while West Africa ineptly focuses on prevention, virtually no one has focused on care. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, is mentioned.Read the full article

September 15, 2014

There are many kinds of cancer, but treatments have typically combatted them in one way only: by attempting to destroy the cancerous cells. A more recent approach, immunotherapy, co-opts the body’s immune system into attacking and eradicating the tumor. Jerome Groopman, Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, authored this article, and William Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was quoted. 

September 15, 2014

Liberia is taking the brunt of this latest Ebola outbreak, which is the deadliest in history. Joia Mukherjee, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is interviewed.

September 15, 2014

In a recent study, researchers estimated that administrative expenditures account for 25.3 percent of the average American hospital’s annual spending. David Himmelstein, lecturer on medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, led the study.Read the full article

September 15, 2014

An advance team from Boston-based Partners In Health heads for Ebola-stricken Liberia to lay the groundwork for a new push against the virulent disease in rural areas of that country and Sierra Leone. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; and Joia Mukherjee, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted. Rajesh Panjabi, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is mentioned. 

September 15, 2014

A MassChallenge finalist says it’s developed the first solar-powered, wearable sun-exposure tracker to improve energy, mood and focus, regulate sleep cycle and monitor ultraviolet light exposure. Jacqueline Olds, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Richard Schwartz, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, are cofounders of the company that developed the new technology.

September 15, 2014

Monica O’Neal, clinical instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, discusses Western beauty standards’ negative effects on women of color.Read the full article

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