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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 19, 2012

A panel discussion focused on Question 2, the measure on the state ballot that would allow terminally ill patients to ask a doctor to prescribe them life-ending drugs, organized by HMS students Ravi Parikh and Grant Smith, is featured. Dan Brock, the Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Legal Medicine, is also quoted.

October 18, 2012

Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will collaborate on a large study aimed at finding the genetic causes of Alzheimer's disease. Rudolph Tanzi, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, will lead the project.

October 18, 2012

Edward Lowenstein, the Henry Isaiah Dorr Distinguished Professor of Research and Teaching in Anaesthetics and Anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, was a guest on NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook to discuss the Massachusetts ballot question about assisted suicide.

October 18, 2012

The effort to develop a blood test to reveal a woman's risk for breast cancer may be one step closer to fruition, but is still far from becoming a reality, according to a new study. Xuehong Zhang, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham andWomen’s Hospital, is the lead author.

October 18, 2012

Daniel B. Kopans, HMS professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored a letter to the editor in response to an earlier article in the newspaper about digital breast tomosynthesis.

October 18, 2012

Several large Massachusetts hospitals have begun calling and sending letters to hundreds of cardiac patients advising them that they received a heart medication produced by the troubled Framingham specialty pharmacy linked to the national fungal meningitis outbreak. Elizabeth Mort, HMS instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

October 18, 2012

A group of medical school students and consumer advocates delivered a petition urging Gov. Deval Patrick to reconsider his decision last summer to allow pharmaceutical and medical device companies to pay for “modest meals and refreshments” at “educational” presentations for health-care professionals. David Tian, a fourth-year HMS student, is quoted.

October 18, 2012

A well-known Harvard psychiatrist who treats patients with eating disorders and has written textbooks on the topic has surrendered his medical license amid allegations of misconduct.

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