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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 20, 2013

Biology Professor Eric S. Lander, the founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, was awarded the 2012 Harvey Prize in a ceremony April 30 at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, for his contributions to the field of genomics.

May 19, 2013

An opinion piece in The Washington Post about health care spending references research by Michael Chernew, HMS professor of health care policy.

May 19, 2013

Omid Farokhzad, HMS associate professor of anaesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Jonathan Tilly, HMS professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Massachusetts General Hospital; Tom Delbanco, the Richard A. and Florence Koplow-James L. Tullis Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and Jan Walker, principal associate in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are recognized in The Globe 100’s Innovators of 2013, a list of trailblazers working in fields from medicine to robotics to social services.

May 17, 2013

Brigham and Women’s Hospital kicked off its 100th birthday celebration this month by opening a time capsule that included letters from the hospital’s 1963 leaders to their modern counterparts. Items from the capsule are on display in the hospital’s lobby.  

May 16, 2013

In a new editorial, Pieter Cohen, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, and a colleague collected some of the lesser known facts about an industry that produces millions of pills—and likely generates tens of millions, if not billions of dollars in profits—but is almost entirely free of government oversight.

May 16, 2013

In the old days, sales representatives from drug companies would chat up local pharmacists to learn what drugs doctors were prescribing. Now such shoulder-rubbing is becoming a quaint memory — thanks to vast databases of patient and doctor information being used by pharmaceutical companies to market drugs. Jerry Avorn, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

May 15, 2013

The author wrote an opinion piece about the debate between telecommuting and working in the office. A study by Isaac Kohane, the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Countway Library of Medicine at HMS, is cited.

May 15, 2013

Will people make smarter, more cost-effective choices when more of their own money is on the line? It’s a particularly urgent question for boomers, because it lies at the heart of some proposals to curb Medicare spending. J. Michael McWilliams, HMS assistant professor of health care policy, is quoted.

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