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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
March 24, 2012

The developers of a long-stalled laboratory building in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area have resumed construction of the $300 million project, part of a burst of development activity in the region’s health care sector.

March 23, 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, released a statement commenting on Jim Yong Kim’s recent nomination to lead the World Bank.

March 23, 2012

Jim Yong Kim, currently the president of Dartmouth College and former chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at HMS, has been nominated to be the next World Bank president.

March 22, 2012

An international team headed by scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that being exposed to germs early in life has long-lasting effects on a subset of immune cells. Richard Blumberg, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dennis Kasper, the William Ellery Channing Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the research. Dale Umetsu, the Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston, is also quoted.

March 22, 2012

Families haveincreasingly been willing to have their loved ones’ face donated for transplant, according to BohdanPomahac, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Pomahac’s team of plastic and transplant surgeons performed the first full face transplant in the United States in March 2011.

March 22, 2012

A new study has found that people born without a sense of smell experience higher social insecurity and are at increased risk of depression than those who have functioning olfaction. Eric Holbrook, HMS assistant professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, is quoted.

March 21, 2012

An animal rights group has alleged that seven months ago, a primate death occurred at the New England Primate Research Center that should have been reported to federal regulators. HMS responded to the complaint with the explanation that there was a death at the center in August, but that the animal received appropriate care for a complication that was a known risk of an approved surgical procedure.

March 21, 2012

Ishani Ganguli, an HMS graduate and now a clinical fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, writes about preparing to supervise medical students.

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