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May 14, 2012

Thousands of people in the U.S. are undergoing DNA testing for research purposes and aren’t receiving the results, even when the information has life-or-death consequences. Alexander Wait Zaranek, HMS research fellow in genetics and Robert C. Green, HMS lecturer on medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, are quoted.

May 14, 2012

In a letter sent to the staff of the New England Primate Research Center yesterday afternoon, Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at HMS, announced that R. Paul Johnson, HMS associate professor of medicine, has been appointed the interim director of the center.

May 14, 2012

Donald Berwick, HMS lecturer on health care policy, wrote an editorial in today’s Boston Globe about bills now under consideration by the Massachusetts House and Senate for controlling health care costs in the state.

May 14, 2012

Colon cancer screenings that don’t require laxatives are almost as effective as colonoscopies and may encourage more people to be tested, researchers said. Michael Zalis, HMS associate professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the study’s lead author.

May 14, 2012

A study led by John Meara, HMS associate professor of surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston, found that performing Caesarean deliveries extensively in 49 poor countries would save 16,800 mothers’ lives annually and prevent many fistulas — vaginal tears so severe that they reach the rectum, causing lifelong anguish.

May 13, 2012

The Harvard School of Public Health is working with the Rwandan Ministry of Health to teach a course called Global Health Delivery in the village of Rwinkwavu twice a year. Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda’s minister of health and HMS senior lecturer on social medicine; and Joseph Rhatigan, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and director of Curriculum Development for Global Health Delivery Training Programs, are quoted.

May 13, 2012

With the help of Boston scientists, one family turned the unthinkable into a future ruled by hope. Research by Christopher Walsh, the Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Children’s Hospital Boston, is featured. Edward Gilmore, HMS instructor in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston, is also quoted.

May 12, 2012

More and more dogs are around campus during exams to help students relax and maybe even crack a smile or two. The HMS resident therapy dog, Cooper, is featured. Loise Francisco-Anderson, HMS research fellow in microbiology and immunobiology, owns Cooper and is quoted in the article.


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