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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
August 19, 2014

Scott Podolsky, associate professor of global health and social medicine and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at HMS, participated in a Q&A about the history of serum therapy.

August 19, 2014

David Sinclair, professor of genetics at HMS, is profiled in a segment with Katie Couric.

August 19, 2014

Two molecularly targeted drugs that have already been shown to improve outcomes in patients with advanced-stage lung cancer will be tested in early-stage lung cancer in a new clinical trial that will be spearheaded at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Geoffrey Oxnard, assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 18, 2014

In the interest of fostering widespread adoption of successful health care ideas, the Forum, a joint collaboration between Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School has launched the Health Acceleration Challenge, a competition meant to identify and promote proven innovations.

August 18, 2014

Hospitals nationwide are hustling to prepare for the first traveler from West Africa who arrives in the emergency room with symptoms of infection with the Ebola virus. Michael V. Callahan, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 18, 2014

Armed with powerful new genetic tools and a penchant for tinkering, synthetic biologists have built a new menagerie. Insofar as a common theme unites these diverse creations, it is the transformation of biology into an engineering discipline. Pamela Silver, Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, and George Church, Winthrop Professor of Genetcs, are quoted.

August 18, 2014

Two doctors discuss the decline of the physical exam and the role of physical touch between doctor and patient in the digital age. Susanne Koven, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Carol Bates, assistant dean for faculty affairs and associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are featured.

August 15, 2014

Boston-area researchers, responding to ambassadors from Ebola-stricken nations who are frustrated with a slow international response, are looking for ways they can help West Africa as the region grapples with the deadly outbreak. Michael VanRooyen, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

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