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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 8, 2013

A new report provides insight into how a case of research misconduct was first detected and gives a sense of how the highly secretive investigations of serious, potentially career-ending allegations unfurl.

April 8, 2013

A newfangled drug candidate featuring an antibody that totes a tumor-killing toxin can knock down ovarian cancer in some patients. Joyce Liu, HMS instructor in medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was the lead researcher.

April 8, 2013

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, a quasi-public state agency, announced Monday that about $9 million in grants are being allocated to Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to renovate research labs.

April 8, 2013

Eating walnuts may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes in women, a large new study concludes. Frank Hu, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the senior author.

April 8, 2013

Once a last resort for epilepsy because it was so difficult and risky, surgery is now a more viable option for patients of all ages. Joseph Madsen, HMS associate professor of surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital; Elizabeth Thiele, HMS professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Ann-Christine Duhaime, the Nicholas T. Zervas Professor of Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

April 7, 2013

Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at HMS, co-authored this piece about healthcare systems.

April 6, 2013

Pediatricians have much lower rates of malpractice claims and indemnity payments than other physicians, but similar rates of payments that exceed $1 million, according to an analysis of the malpractice claims of 40,916 physicians (1630 pediatricians) from 1991 to 2005. Anupam B. Jena, HMS assistant professor of health care policy, was one of the lead authors.

April 5, 2013

The author spoke with Steven Schlozman, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, about President Obama’s new initiative to map the human brain.



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