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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 7, 2012

A recent essay on the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) trainees and physicians was written by Mark Schuster, the William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston, and describes his view of the plight of LGBT and other minority medical students when he was a student. He acknowledges that the medical landscape has largely changed, though he says minorities still don't generally feel comfortable in medicine.

May 7, 2012

Researchers are taking middle-age memory lapses more seriously. The good news is that they have found that memory often bounces back in post-menopausal women. Karen J. Carlson, HMS associate professor of medicine; Hadine Joffe, HMS associate professor of psychiatry; and Anne Louise Oaklander, HMS associate professor of neurology, all at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

May 7, 2012

David Sachs, the Paul S. Russell/Warner Lambert Professor of Surgery and A. Benedict Cosimi, the Claude E. Welch Distinguished Professor of Surgery, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, will receive this year's Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology, which honors the surgery pioneer who turned UPMC into a world-renowned transplant center.

May 7, 2012

Cuba now has one of the world’s smallest AIDS epidemics, a mere 14,038 cases. Its infection rate is 0.1 percent, on par with Finland, Singapore and Kazakhstan. That is one-sixth the rate of the United States, one-twentieth of nearby Haiti. Arachu Castro, HMS associate professor of global health and social medicine, is quoted.

May 7, 2012

Ilana Yurkiewicz, a first-year HMS student, reflects on her experience in a hospital setting.

May 7, 2012

A parent’s depression can be linked to all kinds of problems, even in the lives of older children, according to experts. William Beardslee, the George P. Gardner and Olga E. Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Boston, is quoted.

May 6, 2012

On Friday, the Massachusetts House unveiled new legislation to control rising health care costs. A statement made in 2009 by Jeffrey Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at HMS, is included in the article.

May 6, 2012

Harvard scientists gave white fat, which stores energy, the calorie-burning properties of brown fat, which keeps hibernating bears warm in the winter, in a development that may lead to new therapies for obesity. Jorge Plutzky, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the author of the study.

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