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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 25, 2012

The authors of “Almost a Psychopath” suggest that people with just a few of the dangerous characteristics of a psychopath may take a greater toll on the community than those with the real diagnosis, only because the partly psychopathic are so much more pervasive and elusive. Ronald Schouten, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the authors.    

June 22, 2012

Mount Auburn Hospital, a teaching hospital for HMS, has been named one of America’s “100 Best Hospitals” for cardiac surgery in 2012 by HealthGrades, an independent health care ratings company.

June 21, 2012

The first total artificial heart implant in New England was performed last February at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on a 66-year-old retired high school teacher and track and field coach from the South Shore, who was diagnosed last year with a rapidly deteriorating condition that would have caused total heart failure.

June 21, 2012

Mark Boguksi, HMS associate professor of pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Center for Biomedical Informatics, spoke at a recent conference about his view that the time of the $1000 genome is over because it is reducing clinical credibility.

June 21, 2012

Julie Silver, HMS assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, is included in BloombergBusinessweek’s most promising social entrepreneurs list for founding Oncology Rehab Partners, which trains doctors and therapists in cancer rehab.

June 21, 2012

A new study points to just how crucial the correct bacteria may be for developing a robust immune system. Dennis Kasper, the William Ellery Channing Professor of Medicine at HMS, is the senior author of the paper.

June 21, 2012

As electronic medical records become widespread in an effort to better coordinate care and reduce spending, there is a clash over patient privacy issues and what information should or should not be shared. David Blumenthal, Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; John Halamka, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and Thomas Lee, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

June 20, 2012

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and seven biopharmaceutical companies have announced the  formation of the Massachusetts Neuroscience Consortium. Jeffrey Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at HMS, spoke at the press conference.

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