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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 6, 2013

Pediatricians have much lower rates of malpractice claims and indemnity payments than other physicians, but similar rates of payments that exceed $1 million, according to an analysis of the malpractice claims of 40,916 physicians (1630 pediatricians) from 1991 to 2005. Anupam B. Jena, HMS assistant professor of health care policy, was one of the lead authors.

April 5, 2013

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center plans to break ground Wednesday on a new cancer treatment facility in Needham, according to the hospital.

April 5, 2013

Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health, said that details about the new BRAIN initiative would be hammered out by a “dream team” of 15 scientists who will hold their first meeting at the end of the month. George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS, is quoted.

April 5, 2013

The author spoke with Steven Schlozman, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, about President Obama’s new initiative to map the human brain.

April 4, 2013

Sequestration, the automatic, across-the-board spending reductions triggered last month after U.S. lawmakers failed to agree on a debt strategy, has cast a shadow of uncertainty over public funding for medical research. Joan Brugge, chair of the Department of Cell Biology, is quoted.

April 3, 2013

The leaders of two major teaching hospitals and the state’s largest physicians organization are in preliminary talks to form an alliance that could create one of the largest medical systems in Massachusetts. The discussions involve Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Lahey Health of Burlington, and Atrius Health, a Newton-based consortium of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and five other doctors groups.

April 3, 2013

Telepathic control of another person's body is a small step closer. By linking the technologies of two brain/computer interfaces, human volunteers were able to trigger movement in a rat's tail using their minds. Seung-Schik Yoo, HMS associate professor of radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, was one of the researchers.

April 3, 2013

Veterans in a study said the ability to view notes, lab results and other documents helped them communicate better with their doctors and led to better health. An HMS study is cited.

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