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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 21, 2012

Julie Silver, HMS assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, is included in BloombergBusinessweek’s most promising social entrepreneurs list for founding Oncology Rehab Partners, which trains doctors and therapists in cancer rehab.

June 21, 2012

A new study points to just how crucial the correct bacteria may be for developing a robust immune system. Dennis Kasper, the William Ellery Channing Professor of Medicine at HMS, is the senior author of the paper.

June 21, 2012

As electronic medical records become widespread in an effort to better coordinate care and reduce spending, there is a clash over patient privacy issues and what information should or should not be shared. David Blumenthal, Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; John Halamka, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and Thomas Lee, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

June 20, 2012

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and seven biopharmaceutical companies have announced the  formation of the Massachusetts Neuroscience Consortium. Jeffrey Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at HMS, spoke at the press conference.

June 20, 2012

Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at HSPH and HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, suggested to his neighbor, the mayor of Cambridge, that she consider restrictions on supersized sodas and sugary beverages like those recently proposed in New York City to combat obesity, which inspired Mayor Henrietta Davis to propose that her city study the issue.

June 20, 2012

Half of public employers and about one-third of private companies now offer plans that limit their workers’ access to expensive hospitals and doctors, but many are confused about how these plans work, according to a survey and focus groups commissioned by Boston Children’s Hospital.

June 20, 2012

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary will unveil a bold proposal next week that would reshape a twisting section of Storrow Drive and create three acres of new parkland on what are now parking lots.

June 19, 2012

MASS Design focuses on designing medical buildings with dignity — from Rwanda to Haiti to here at home. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, is quoted.

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