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June 29, 2012

HMS has hired former Biogen Idec executive Rainer Fuchs to be its Chief Information Officer, a position that was previously held by John Halamka, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

June 29, 2012

A new once-daily "Quad" pill might be added to the arsenal of effective HIV treatments in the near future, according to a new study. Paul Sax, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the research.

June 29, 2012

As genetic testing spreads, revolutionizing how doctors recognize and treat illness, this deeply reported story finds the insurance industry in a muddle. A genetic test one insurer calls “actionable,” another considers “unnecessary.” Some will pay to test sick patients, but not to find out who’s at risk of a disease. Barrett Rollins, HMS professor of medicine and chief scientific officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Allison Cirino, genetic counselor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

June 28, 2012

The U.S Supreme Court decision on Thursday upholding President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul raises the curtain on act two, November’s general election, Harvard faculty members said. The ruling pushes the issue to the center of the political stage, even as it boosts the president’s leadership credentials. Michael Chernew, HMS professor of health care policy, is quoted. Article includes a link to a Q&A with Michael Chernew.

June 28, 2012

The stem cell bank that was a marquee piece of Governor Deval Patrick’s effort to bolster the life sciences industry will run out of funding at the end of the year and close, state and University of Massachusetts Medical School officials said Wednesday. George Q. Daley, HMS professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

June 28, 2012

Deane Marchbein, HMS clinical instructor in anaesthesia at Cambridge Health Alliance, was recently elected president of the board of directors for Doctors Without Borders USA.

June 28, 2012

Doctors are divided on the issue of whether obesity is a disease. Some say it is indeed a disease, with causes beyond eating too much and exercising too little, and consequences that harm the body like any medical condition and others argue obesity is a risk factor for health problems, but not a disease itself. Pieter Cohen, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

June 27, 2012

Hebrew SeniorLife announced Wednesday that chief executive Len Fishman will retire next spring.


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