In the News

Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
August 13, 2012

Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off. David Ludwig, HMS professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 13, 2012

The Advertising Council wants to encourage children to brush their teeth -- by giving them something to watch while they do it. Dolrudee Jumlongras, instructor in developmental biology at HSDM and Jay A. Winsten, associate dean for health communication at HSPH, are quoted.

August 11, 2012

High levels of estrogen may help protect a woman from mood disorders, while low levels of the hormone can make a woman more susceptible to trauma at certain times in her menstrual cycle, according to new research by Harvard and Emory University neuroscientists. Mohammed Milad, HMS associate professor of psychiatry and Kelimer Lebron-Milad, HMS instructor in psychology, both of Massachusetts General
Hospital, led the study.

August 9, 2012

The 2006 Massachusetts health overhaul didn't boost the state's mammography rates or lead to more breast cancers being caught early, despite rising insurance rates, new research shows. Nancy Keating, HMS associate professor of health care policy, led the study.

August 9, 2012

A tuberculosis vaccine in use for 90 years may help reverse Type 1 diabetes and eliminate the life-long need for insulin injections, say Harvard University researchers raising money to conduct large, human studies. Denise Faustman, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

August 9, 2012

Six months after the US Food and Drug Administration required cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to carry warnings about diabetes risks, Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers conclude in a new analysis of a landmark study that the increased likelihood of diabetes is outweighed by the drugs’ protective effects against heart attacks, strokes and heart disease deaths. Paul Ridker, the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the leader of the study. Allison Goldfine, HMS associate professor of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, is also quoted.

August 9, 2012

Desperate to stop Alzheimer's in its tracks, some caregivers are clamoring for a cancer drug shown to reverse the disease in mice. But experts argue prescribing the drug, while legal, is unethical. Clifford Saper, chair of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

August 8, 2012

T. Berry Brazelton, HMS clinical professor of pediatrics, emeritus, at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this piece about advocating for children’s health.


Submit Photo Requests to HMS
To request photos from the HMS Office of Communications and External Relations, click here.


Tell us about your awards
Share news of your achievements with the larger HMS community.  Click here.


Book Reviews
If you are a faculty member who has published a book recently, click here.