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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
March 5, 2012

The HMS Center for Primary Care announced it will contribute $5 million to a new project designed to transform primary care. A number of HMS-affiliated primary care practices and community health centers will receive the funds, and will also commit $5 million of their own, in total, to the initiative. David Bates, one of three co-interim directors of the Center for Primary Care, is quoted.

March 5, 2012

Computerized patient records are unlikely to cut health care costs and may actually encourage doctors to order expensive tests more often, a new study concludes. Danny McCormick, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is the lead author of the study. David H. Bor, the Charles S. Davidson Associate Professor of Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is a co-author. David Blumenthal, the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is also quoted.

March 4, 2012

A child from New Hampshire was selected to try out an experimental device called an artificial or "bionic" pancreas at Massachusetts General Hospital. Steven Russell, HMS instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

March 2, 2012

Butterflies and bees are some of the only magnetically-aware organisms in the world. That was, until researchers from the Wyss Institute and HMS put a twist on yeast and made it magnetic. Pam Silver, the Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, was the principal investigator and Keiji Nishida, HMS research fellow in systems biology, was the first author.

March 2, 2012

Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at HMS and the deans of the BU School of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine and University of Massachusetts Medical School, authored an op-ed about the importance of National Institutes of Health supported medical research.

March 1, 2012

A new ranking system implemented by Medicare, aimed at identifying hospitals with patient safety risks, is generating complaints from HMS teaching hospitals that these assessments provide inadequate representations of the quality of care. Gregg S. Meyer, HMS lecturer on medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Kenneth E. F. Sands, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are quoted.

March 1, 2012

The death of a cotton-top tamarin monkey at a Harvard Medical School facility on Sunday has cast an intense spotlight on a controversial area of biomedical research that has contributed to major advances but also aroused suspicion because of the secrecy that generally surrounds the operations of primate research facilities.

March 1, 2012

Prevention trials for vitamins and supplements are notoriously difficult, but some researchers aren’t giving up on finding proof that vitamin D helps ward off disease. JoAnn Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

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