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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
August 1, 2012

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute announced several appointments to senior positions yesterday, including chief medical officer, chief quality officer and chief operating officer.

July 31, 2012

Population biologists are turning more and more to arXiv, already popular among physicists, to gain wider readership and rapid reviews of results. A recent paper by David Reich, HMS professor of genetics and Joseph Pickrell, HMS research fellow in genetics, is mentioned as being published to arXiv.

July 31, 2012

Marcia Angell, HMS senior lecturer on social medicine, wrote about the upcoming November ballot question on whether physicians may provide a dying patient with medication to bring about an earlier, more peaceful death if the patient chooses.

July 31, 2012

The Massachusetts legislature passed a first-in-the-nation bill on Tuesday that seeks to limit the growth of health care costs in the state. Nancy Turnbull, associate dean for educational programs at HSPH, is quoted.

July 30, 2012

A Worcester nonprofit aimed at finding a cure for narcolepsy has awarded its third round of grants to researchers. Thomas Scammell, HMS professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is one of the recipients.

July 30, 2012

Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, has established its worldwide headquarters of its new Centers for Therapeutic Innovation in the Longwood Medical Area. Researchers at Pfizer will collaborate with Markus Frank, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Xi He, HMS professor of neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

July 30, 2012

A group of chemicals found in household plastics and medical supplies is linked to higher rates of diabetes in women – up to double the rate for women with the highest levels, according to new research. Tamarra James-Todd, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

July 30, 2012

New research by scientists from HMS and Tufts University School of Medicine suggests one moderate to severe head injury can disrupt the proteins that regulate an enzyme associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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