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September 24, 2015

In a transition that will take effect on March 1, 2016,  James Bradner, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, will take over as president of the Cambridge-based Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. 

September 24, 2015

A 13-year-old birth control implant came under new scrutiny Thursday as federal health experts discussed a host of problems reported by women implanted with the metallic device, including chronic pain, bleeding and fatigue. Peter Schalock, associate professor of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.​

September 23, 2015

A revolutionary way of making stem cells claimed last year by Japanese and U.S. researchers never existed in the first place. That is the conclusion of two papers published on September 23 in Nature — the same journal that published the original papers early last year. George Daley, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.​​

September 23, 2015

In a study published in JAMA International Medicine, researchers from Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health Care Policy found that several social and clinical statistics, not included in Medicare’s calculation of readmission rates, explain nearly half the difference of readmissions between the best and worst performing hospitals. J. Michael McWilliams, associate professor of health care policy, is senior author, and Michael Barnett, research fellow in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is lead author of the study.

September 23, 2015

J. Andrew Billings, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, a pioneer in palliative medicine and co-founder of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Palliative Care, died on September 6.​

September 23, 2015

Although money may be the last thing a parent worries about after a child is diagnosed with cancer, new research shows that a cancer diagnosis can take a significant toll on a family's financial well-being, too. Kira Bona, instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is lead author of the study.

September 23, 2015

How much are you willing to pay for a potentially life-saving pill? It's a question that many doctors and patients are asking themselves. Aaron Kesselheim, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.​

September 22, 2015

Thomas Stossel, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, authored this opinion article about cancer drugs.​



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