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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
July 21, 2014

The New Yorker profiles a family with a son who was the only known patient with a certain genetic disorder. Daniel MacArthur, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Isaac Kohane, the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Countway Library of Medicine at HMS, are quoted. The article mentions that the National Institutes of Health awarded nine million dollars in January to researchers at Harvard Medical School to coordinate a nationwide network of centers for rare diseases.

July 21, 2014

Article profiles efforts to honor former Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon Ernest Amory Codman. Andrew Warshaw, the W. Gerald Austen Distinguished Professor of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

July 21, 2014

Medical professionals say Google Glass could be helpful, but patient privacy is still a concern. Karandeep Singh, clinical fellow in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital; Daniel Hashimoto, clinical fellow in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Arshya Vahabzadeh, clinical fellow in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

July 20, 2014

The explosion in the use of the electronic records has created the potential for efficiencies and safety benefits but also new risks for patients, the scope of which still is not fully understood. David Bates, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

July 18, 2014

Sonya Kurzweil, clinical instructor in psychology at Cambridge Health Alliance, authored this piece about the potential of digital technologies to transform our children.

July 16, 2014

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, along with Boston Children’s Hospital, is developing a contact lens that automatically dispenses medicine to the eye. Joe Ciolino, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Daniel Kohane, professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital, are working on the lens.

July 15, 2014

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are diving into an area of genetic material previously considered “junk” to hunt for cures for cancer. The hospital has launched a new Institute for RNA Medicine at its cancer center. Pier Paolo Pandolfi, the George C. Reisman Professor of Medicine, director of the cancer center and cofounder of the RNA institute, is quoted.

July 15, 2014

As Americans report feeling more isolated, some people turn to snuggling with strangers. Jacqueline Olds, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

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