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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 23, 2014

Elizabeth Nabel, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of medicine at HMS, is featured in a profile in The Boston Business Journal.

May 23, 2014

With other dangerous diseases, like smallpox, polio, and measles, vaccines provide protection and stop transmission. So why can't we just vaccinate people against MERS and wipe the disease out before it spreads further? Research by Wayne Marasco, professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is cited.

May 23, 2014

Ever wonder why you need to keep getting Botox? Or what happens to the tattoo you're trying to remove? Sam Lin, associate professor of surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

May 22, 2014

Daniel B. Kopans, professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this opinion piece about the importance of breast cancer screening.

May 22, 2014

A new study from the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System and Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggests doctors could learn to implement best practices more quickly if they were taught the material as a game played for a few minutes every day rather than by spending an hour or two learning the material in one sitting. Alexander Turchin, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is a coauthor of the study. B. Price Kerfoot, associate professor of surgery at Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, led the study.

May 22, 2014

The “Sunshine Act,” a transparency clause in the Affordable Care Act, allows the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to publicly post all payments and other valuables given by Big Pharma to physicians and teaching hospitals. Eric Campbell, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Michael Weinblatt, the John R. Riedman Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, are quoted.

May 22, 2014

The mounting scrutiny of prescription drug prices in the U.S. reached fever pitch when a new drug for hepatitis C was priced at about $1,000 a day. Jerry Avorn, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Lowell Schnipper, the Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are quoted.

May 21, 2014

Michelle Holmes, associate professor of medicine and Wendy Chen, assistant professor of medicine, both of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, authored this op-ed about the use of aspirin to treat breast cancer.

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