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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 25, 2012

Malpractice claims dipped dramatically among Massachusetts physicians after they began using electronic medical records, according to new research, although it's not clear whether the record-keeping was connected to the decline in claims. Steven Simon, HMS associate professor of medicine at VA Boston Healthcare System, is a co-author of the study.

June 25, 2012

The malfunction at Harvard’s brain bank has been a setback for scientists studying disorders like Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia, but especially for those working on autism because it exposed what is emerging as the largest obstacle to progress: the shortage of high-quality autopsied brains from young people with a well-documented medical history.

June 25, 2012

The authors of “Almost a Psychopath” suggest that people with just a few of the dangerous characteristics of a psychopath may take a greater toll on the community than those with the real diagnosis, only because the partly psychopathic are so much more pervasive and elusive. Ronald Schouten, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the authors.    

June 25, 2012

Scientists have located the cells in the cervix that give rise to cancer when attacked by the human papillomavirus, a discovery that may lead to new methods of preventing and treating the disease. Christopher P. Crum, HMS professor of pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the senior author. A 2011 study by Frank McKeon, HMS professor of cell biology, is also mentioned.

June 25, 2012

John Loewenstein, HMS associate professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, participated in a Q&A about a computer program he developed to help teach medical students how to perform cataract surgery.

June 22, 2012

Mount Auburn Hospital, a teaching hospital for HMS, has been named one of America’s “100 Best Hospitals” for cardiac surgery in 2012 by HealthGrades, an independent health care ratings company.

June 21, 2012

Mark Boguksi, HMS associate professor of pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Center for Biomedical Informatics, spoke at a recent conference about his view that the time of the $1000 genome is over because it is reducing clinical credibility.

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.


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