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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
November 29, 2012

Boston Children’s Hospital trustees have reached inside the organization to name Sandra L. Fenwick, an operations whiz who has been the driving force behind reining in costs, as the next chief executive of the nation’s largest pediatric research institution.

November 29, 2012

Engineers have found a new and unexpected use for the code of life—as a commonplace building material that can be used to fashion precise 3D structures, ranging from miniature smiley faces to cubes. Peng Yin, HMS assistant professor of systems biology, is one of the leaders of the work. George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS, is also quoted.

November 28, 2012

Most young doctors who choose a career in primary care will be able to pay off medical school debt of about $160,000, the median among medical school graduates in 2011, within 10 years even as they raise a family in a high-cost urban area. But, a study by researchers at Boston University and the Association of American Medical Colleges found that those with more debt may have to make careful choices to manage their finances. Russ Phillips, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, is quoted.

November 28, 2012

Men with excessive fat around their abdomen, commonly known as a "beer belly," are at an elevated risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and now researchers are adding osteoporosis to the list of potential hazards, Miriam Bredella, HMS associate professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

November 28, 2012

Medicare unintentionally spent more money on doctor's-office visits in 2010, the year it introduced a simplified fee schedule, according to a new study. Zirui Song, third-year medical student at HMS and graduate of the Health Policy PhD Program, is the study’s lead author.

November 28, 2012

Jennifer Smullen, HMS instructor in otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, explains why it is not healthy to put Q-tips inside your ears.

November 27, 2012

Article profiles Jim O’Connell, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and founder of Boston Health Care for the Homeless.

November 27, 2012

Joseph E. Murray, HMS professor of surgery, emeritus, who opened a new era of medicine with the first successful human organ transplant, died on Monday at the age of 93.

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