In the News

Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
February 2, 2013

As genomic medicine quickly evolves, a powerful computer packed with software has arrived to interpret sequences privately within the walls of a lab, in contrast to systems that use the Internet and distant servers. George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics and co-founder
of Knome, the company that made the machine, is quoted.

February 1, 2013

WBUR’s Visionaries series profiles Anne Goldfeld, HMS professor of medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, who fights for human rights around the world, treats seriously ill patients in Cambodia and Ethiopia, and conducts research to help eradicate AIDS and tuberculosis.

January 31, 2013

As the clock ticks on Congress’ agreement to temporarily avert the fiscal cliff, the authors write that we must ensure any attempt at a resolution does not include drastic cuts to investments in early stage research, the fuel of Massachusetts’ economic engine. Massachusetts continues to be home to the top five NIH-funded independent hospitals: Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Boston Children’s Hospital.

January 31, 2013

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School conducted a novel investigation into the minds of doctors, performing brain scans on physicians while they believed they were treating patients. Ted Kaptchuk, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the lead author.

January 30, 2013

New research strongly reinforces the notion that prostate cancer is vastly overtreated with often dire results. Marc Garnick, HMS clinical professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

January 30, 2013

Nancy Formella, a registered nurse and top administrator at Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system in Lebanon, N.H., will become chief operating officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in March.

January 30, 2013

A new method to noninvasively diagnose cancer and monitor its progression could eliminate the need for painful and sometimes life-threatening biopsies. Fred Hochberg, HMS associate professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the researchers.

January 30, 2013

A study shows physicians may care more than you think about their patients’ pain. Ted Kaptchuk, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the senior author of the study.



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