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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 19, 2012

Oklahoma State and Harvard Medical School are new to the most popular medical schools list —those that enrolled the highest percentages of accepted students.

June 19, 2012

Many doctors-in-training have gone to work with flu symptoms, ignoring the risks of passing on bugs to vulnerable patients, a new survey shows. Anupam Jena, a senior resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, is quoted.

June 19, 2012

Gary Ruvkun, HMS professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, was one of two Massachusetts researchers who will be awarded the 2012 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research from Johnson & Johnson, the company announced yesterday at the BIO International Convention in Boston.

June 19, 2012

Is loneliness lethal? According to two new studies published online Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, living alone or feeling lonely can increase your chances of disability and early death. Research by Deepak L. Bhatt, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is cited.

June 18, 2012

For a century, doctors have waged war against bacteria, using antibiotics as their weapons. But that relationship is changing as scientists become more familiar with the 100 trillion microbes that call ushome — collectively known as the microbiome. Research by Richard S. Blumberg, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is cited.

June 18, 2012

Russell Phillips, director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care and a professor of medicine and chief of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is profiled.

June 18, 2012

Being hospitalized seems to increase the chances of Alzheimer’s patients moving into a nursing home — or even dying — within the next year, Harvard researchers reported Monday. Tamara Fong, HMS assistant professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

June 17, 2012

Marcia Angell, HMS senior lecturer on social medicine, authored an opinion piece about the Affordable Care Act.


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