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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 18, 2012

For a century, doctors have waged war against bacteria, using antibiotics as their weapons. But that relationship is changing as scientists become more familiar with the 100 trillion microbes that call ushome — collectively known as the microbiome. Research by Richard S. Blumberg, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is cited.

June 18, 2012

Russell Phillips, director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care and a professor of medicine and chief of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is profiled.

June 18, 2012

Being hospitalized seems to increase the chances of Alzheimer’s patients moving into a nursing home — or even dying — within the next year, Harvard researchers reported Monday. Tamara Fong, HMS assistant professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

June 17, 2012

More than 15,000 people arriving in Boston for the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention opening Monday will see a Massachusetts life sciences sector that has grown and changed noticeably since the city last played host to BIO in 2007. HMS is mentioned for receiving NIH grants totaling $200.4 million.

June 17, 2012

The New England Journal of Medicine is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. The Boston Globe features a look at how the Journal editors have shaped our understanding of disease and treatment, balancing the new with the necessary, and of what it means to be a doctor. Several past discoveries by HMS faculty are highlighted.

June 17, 2012

Marcia Angell, HMS senior lecturer on social medicine, authored an opinion piece about the Affordable Care Act.

June 15, 2012

People are increasingly turning to the Internet for information on all kinds of healthissues. Jerome Groopman, the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine; Pamela Hartzband, HMS assistant professor of medicine; and Aditi Nerurkar, HMS research fellow in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are quoted.

June 15, 2012

Pfizer, the world’s largest drug company, is embedding operations in Boston, San Francisco, New York and San Diego, often in the very same buildings where famed academic institutions have labs.

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