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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 1, 2013

Carmen Blandin Tarleton, who recently received a face transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, chose to take a risky medication in order to stop her immune system from rejecting the donor face and is now on the road to recovery. Bohdan Pomahac, HMS associate professor of surgery, was the lead surgeon. Anil Chandraker, HMS associate professor of medicine
at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Terry Strom, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are also quoted.

April 30, 2013

New, noninvasive blood-plasma based methods to follow the genetic and molecular evolution of solid tumors in patients are emerging. These technologies detect mutations in circulating tumor DNA, allowing monitoring of tumor changes over time. George D. Demetri, HMS professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is one of the lead researchers.

April 30, 2013

HMS student Nathaniel P. Morris wrote this opinion piece about the importance of medical research.

April 29, 2013

The Marathon bombings two weeks ago cast a bright spotlight not only on the courageous first responders, and volunteers at the scene, but also on the extraordinary people who work in health care in the Boston area. Beth Lown, HMS associate professor of medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital, was a co-author of this op-ed.

April 29, 2013

We’re used to controversies around the teaching of evolution but here’s one place you might be surprised to learn Darwinian thinking is still struggling to take hold: medical schools. It’s not that the medical establishment doubts evolution, it’s just that traditionally it hasn’t viewed it as particularly relevant to taking care of patients. A paper co-authored by Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University, is mentioned.

April 29, 2013

Researchers report that millions of people experience significant side effects from medications every year. Sharon K. Inouye, HMS professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife; Jerry Avorn, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Cornelia Cremens, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Brent Forester, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, are quoted.

April 29, 2013

A Boston psychiatrist wants the brain of slain marathon bomb suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev studied like a crime scene to look for evidence that his boxing career may have left his brain damaged and possibly prone to depression and aggression. In an op-ed published in The Boston Globe, Michael Craig Miller, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, argued that neuroscientists should be given the chance to examine Tsarnaev's brain.

April 29, 2013

Forensic psychologists say there are a number of mental health conditions that could cause a young man — even one who is intelligent and seemingly well adjusted, as some acquaintances have described Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — to fall under the malicious influence of a father figure. Harold Bursztajn, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

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