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June 4, 2013

Older people who are eligible to receive prescription drug insurance aren’t applying for the Medicare Part D benefit. J. Michael McWilliams, HMS assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Policy, offers a reason why, based on findings from his recent study: Some older people lack the cognitive ability to understand they qualify and how to apply.

June 4, 2013

Shift workers who sometimes work at night are at an increased risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, a new study from the Medical Chronobiology Program of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School found. The results were published in Sleep. Lead author Christopher Morris is quoted. Morris is a research fellow at Brigham and Women’s.

June 4, 2013

After just three years at Harvard Medical School, Dr. William W. Chin, executive dean for research will leave next month for a job with a pharmaceutical trade group in Washington, D.C.

June 4, 2013

Harvard-affiliate Massachusetts General Hospital is budgeting for a $19 million cut next year because of decreases in federal research funding.

June 3, 2013

New drugs in the works for muscular dystrophy are showing signs of slowing the disease's muscle-ravaging impact, raising hopes that patients' lives may be prolonged for years beyond what current treatments offer. Louis Kunkel, HMS professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

June 3, 2013

Despite the more than $50 billion that U.S. pharmaceutical companies have spent every year since the mid-2000s to discover new medications, drugmakers have barely improved on old standbys developed decades ago, a study from Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania found. Aaron Kesselheim, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and research associate in Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Heath is quoted.

May 30, 2013

Sanjiv Chopra, faculty dean for continuing education at HMS and professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and his brother, Deepak, co-wrote an article about immigration and their own experiences of coming to the United States.

May 30, 2013

Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine formally pass the mantle to a new generation of physicians and dentists.

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