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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 9, 2013

Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently started to report medical errors to staff in drive for improvement. Allen Kachalia, HMS associate professor of medicine; Joshua Kosowsky, HMS assistant professor of medicine; Kathy Selvaggi, HMS assistant professor of medicine; and Elizabeth Nabel, HMS professor of medicine and CEO of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

April 9, 2013

In looking for ways to fight childhood obesity, an emerging consensus of literature points to the need to reengineer kids’ environments to change what and how they eat. A study by David Bickham, HMS instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is cited.

April 8, 2013

A new report provides insight into how a case of research misconduct was first detected and gives a sense of how the highly secretive investigations of serious, potentially career-ending allegations unfurl.

April 8, 2013

A newfangled drug candidate featuring an antibody that totes a tumor-killing toxin can knock down ovarian cancer in some patients. Joyce Liu, HMS instructor in medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was the lead researcher.

April 8, 2013

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, a quasi-public state agency, announced Monday that about $9 million in grants are being allocated to Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to renovate research labs.

April 8, 2013

Eating walnuts may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes in women, a large new study concludes. Frank Hu, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the senior author.

April 8, 2013

Once a last resort for epilepsy because it was so difficult and risky, surgery is now a more viable option for patients of all ages. Joseph Madsen, HMS associate professor of surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital; Elizabeth Thiele, HMS professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Ann-Christine Duhaime, the Nicholas T. Zervas Professor of Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

April 7, 2013

Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at HMS, co-authored this piece about healthcare systems.



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