In the News

Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 12, 2012

A new study has found that disrupted sleep altered insulin levels and slowed metabolism, would could increase the risk of diabetes and obesity. Orfeu Buxton, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the research.

April 11, 2012

On Thursday, March 29, Neiman Marcus and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center hosted the first annual Runway Ten: Celebrating Survivorship Through Fashion. Ten caregivers and ten cancer survivors took to the runway to celebrate survivorship and raise awareness and funds for the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Nancy Tarbell, dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs at HMS, is one of the physicians pictured with a patient.

April 11, 2012

A Harvard researcher, Dennis P. Wall, has published research about a Web-based tool he developed that promises to diagnose autism in minutes, not hours.

April 11, 2012

David M. Eisenberg, the Bernard Osher Distinguished Associate Professor of Medicine and founder of Healthy Kitchens/Healthy Lives, is profiled.

April 11, 2012

Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at HMS, and John Gershman, authored this opinion piece about President Obama’s choice of Jim Yong Kim to be president of the World Bank. Kim is former chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at HMS.

April 10, 2012

Frequent dental X-rays are associated with an increased risk of developing the most common, noncancerous brain tumors, according to a new study, a finding that researchers say should serve as a reminder that even dental X-rays may be harmful if ordered too often. Elizabeth Claus, HMS instructor in surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the lead author of the study. William Curry, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is also quoted.

April 10, 2012

Obese Americans can still lose weight the old-fashioned way, according to researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Jacinda M. Nicklas, HMS research fellow in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the lead author of the study.

April 10, 2012

Massachusetts General Hospital has opened the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation. The museum opens to the public on April 17th.

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