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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 14, 2012

The first National Alzheimer’s Plan sets a deadline of 2025 to finally find effective ways to treat, or at least stall, the mind-destroying disease. Reisa Sperling, HMS associate professor of neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

May 14, 2012

As the cost of mapping a person’s genome falls, some experts and health-care companies are predicting that genome sequencing will one day become common practice in doctors' offices and hospitals as a means of guiding prevention and treatment of illnesses. Robert C. Green, HMS lecturer on medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is leading a trial to see what patients and their primary-care doctors do with the genetic information, including changing lifestyle, prescribing drugs and ordering additional tests.

May 13, 2012

The Harvard School of Public Health is working with the Rwandan Ministry of Health to teach a course called Global Health Delivery in the village of Rwinkwavu twice a year. Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda’s minister of health and HMS senior lecturer on social medicine; and Joseph Rhatigan, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and director of Curriculum Development for Global Health Delivery Training Programs, are quoted.

May 13, 2012

With the help of Boston scientists, one family turned the unthinkable into a future ruled by hope. Research by Christopher Walsh, the Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Children’s Hospital Boston, is featured. Edward Gilmore, HMS instructor in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston, is also quoted.

May 12, 2012

Noting that India has the ability to be a “global hub” in the bio-pharma and healthcare sector, industry leaders have said that steps need to be taken to realize the huge untapped potential in this field. William W. Chin, HMS executive dean for research, is quoted.

May 12, 2012

More and more dogs are around campus during exams to help students relax and maybe even crack a smile or two. The HMS resident therapy dog, Cooper, is featured. Loise Francisco-Anderson, HMS research fellow in microbiology and immunobiology, owns Cooper and is quoted in the article.

May 11, 2012

In the past decade, Harvard has increasingly poured resources into groundbreaking research in one of the largest collections of stem cell research labs in the country, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI). HSCI consists of scientists and practitioners from all over the Harvard community, including the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, HMS and 11 teaching hospitals and research institutions.

May 11, 2012

A lawsuit accuses Marilyn Albert, a former HMS professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, of submitting a grant application based on manipulated data.

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