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July 10, 2013

Rafael Campo, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, just won a major international prize. It wasn’t for his excellence in internal medicine, or his decades of teaching, or his scholarship. It was for a poem.

July 10, 2013

In the latest study investigating the side effects of statins, researchers report that the best-selling drugs are relatively safe. Huseyin Naci, HMS visiting fellow in population medicine, is the lead author of the study. Research by Paul Ridker, the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is also cited.

July 10, 2013

Starting as soon as next month, patients who arrive with a traumatic brain injury to emergency departments at Massachusetts General Hospital or Boston Medical Center could be enrolled in a medical study, possibly without their consent. Elizabeth Hohmann, HMS associate professor of medicine and Eric Rosenthal, HMS instructor in neurology, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

July 10, 2013

Can belief in God predict how someone responds to mental health treatment? A recent study suggests it might. David H. Rosmarin, HMS instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is the lead author of the study.

July 9, 2013

Eighteen states, plus Washington, D.C., allow use of medical marijuana. A number of them provide prescriptions to children, with parental supervision, to treat a host of ills, ranging from autism to cancer to seizures. Critics argue that the remedy hasn’t been clinically tested in kids and might have some long-term ramifications. Sharon Levy, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

July 9, 2013

Richard Mills, executive dean for administration at HMS, was named Dartmouth College’s new executive vice president and chief financial officer and will assume his new role next month.

July 9, 2013

In an effort to collaborate around healthcare innovation, Harvard’s prestigious Business and Medical Schools formed a joint initiative last year called the Forum on Healthcare Innovation. Last fall they held their first conference and earlier today they released a 26-page report with excerpts and findings from that conference. The writer mentions Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University; Eric S. Lander, HMS professor of systems biology and the founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University; and Don Berwick, HMS lecturer on health care policy, in his top 10 quotes about the report.

July 9, 2013

Two years ago, at the height of the first Egyptian uprising, RadioBoston spoke with a group of young Egyptians who were living in Massachusetts when former President Hosni Mubarak was thrown out of power. Then, they felt a surging sense of joy, possibility, hope, along with a little trepidation. Today, they’ve invited them back. Hesham Hamoda, HMS instructor in psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital, was one of the guests on the show.

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