In the News

Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 18, 2012

Several large Massachusetts hospitals have begun calling and sending letters to hundreds of cardiac patients advising them that they received a heart medication produced by the troubled Framingham specialty pharmacy linked to the national fungal meningitis outbreak. Elizabeth Mort, HMS instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

October 18, 2012

A group of medical school students and consumer advocates delivered a petition urging Gov. Deval Patrick to reconsider his decision last summer to allow pharmaceutical and medical device companies to pay for “modest meals and refreshments” at “educational” presentations for health-care professionals. David Tian, a fourth-year HMS student, is quoted.

October 18, 2012

A well-known Harvard psychiatrist who treats patients with eating disorders and has written textbooks on the topic has surrendered his medical license amid allegations of misconduct.

October 18, 2012

Harvard Magazine looks at the Boston area as a mecca of medicine, home to some of the most prestigious hospitals and medical schools, physicians and medical scientists in the world.

October 18, 2012

Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will collaborate on a large study aimed at finding the genetic causes of Alzheimer's disease. Rudolph Tanzi, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, will lead the project.

October 17, 2012

Researchers announced that a large clinical trial of nearly 15,000 older male doctors followed for more than a decade found that those taking a daily multivitamin experienced 8 percent fewer cancers than the subjects taking dummy pills. J. Michael Gaziano, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System, is the lead author. David Chapin, HMS assistant clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, participated in the trial.

October 17, 2012

Public health officials, physicians, and patients are grappling with many challenges in the current national meningitis outbreak: Fungal meningitis is usually exceedingly difficult to diagnose, and the treatment is risky and arduous. Paul Sax, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and James P. Rathmell, the Henry Knowles Beecher Professor of Anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

October 17, 2012

A new study hasfound that a high percentage of survivors of The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., have battled depression and post-traumatic stress, regardless of whether they suffered burn injuries in the deadly blaze. Jeffrey Schneider, HMS assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, is the lead researcher.

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