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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 18, 2013

Peter Sorger, the Krayer professor of systems pharmacology at HMS and head of the new Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science, will lead the new HMS program that aims to use multidisciplinary approaches from systems biology to create a more rational basis for drug development. Joseph Loscalzo, the Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Physic and chair of the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is also quoted.

June 18, 2013

NASA has named eight new astronauts — its first new batch in four years — including Jessica U. Meir, an HMS assistant professor of anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

June 17, 2013

When scientists vie for limited federal funding to support their research, they know their proposals will be evaluated based on scientific merits, but other factors come into play, too: a few years ago, the National Institutes of Health asked reviewers to evaluate the overall impact and significance of the work being proposed. Marc Kirschner, the John Franklin Enders University Professor of Systems Biology and chair
of the Department of Systems Biology, has written an editorial about the two criteria.

June 17, 2013

Donald Berwick, a former controversial figure in the Obama administration who served as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and an HMS lecturer on health care policy, said he will run for governor of Massachusetts next year.

June 17, 2013

Think you do just fine on five or six hours of shut-eye? Chances are, you are among the many millions who unwittingly shortchange themselves on sleep.  A study by Eva S. Schernhammer, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is cited.

June 17, 2013

Boston Children’s Hospital is announcing Monday that it has started the world’s first hand transplant program for youngsters,  with the goal of restoring limbs to victims of devastating infections, fires, or accidents. Amir Taghinia, HMS assistant professor of surgery and William Harmon, HMS professor of pediatrics, both of Boston Children’s Hospital; and Bohdan Pomahac, HMS associate professor of surgery of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

June 17, 2013

Reisa Sperling, HMS professor of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is highlighted in this issue about Alzheimer’s researchers seeking a new approach. Groopman is the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

June 17, 2013

Black and Hispanic children with autism are markedly less likely than children from white families to receive specialty care for complications tied to the disorder, a new study finds. Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, HMS clinical fellow in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the lead author.



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