In the News

Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
February 3, 2015

A leading biologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with backing from five scientists who are Nobel prize recipients, is wading into the world of dietary supplements with a new antiaging pill that is said to restore muscle tissue, improve brain function, and increase energy levels by improving “metabolic health.” Jack Szostak, professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Pere Puigserver, professor of cell biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, are quoted.

February 2, 2015

Mental distress is a universal condition. The World Health Organization has made global access to mental health care one of its key goals. But just as words for depression and anxiety get lost in translation, so can treatments. Devon Hinton, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

February 2, 2015

Lie detectors are used for background checks and job screenings—and in police investigations when officers want to extract information from a suspect. But lie detectors aren't allowed inside the courtroom during criminal cases. Judith Edersheim, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

February 2, 2015

The National Football League is negotiating a consulting contract with the president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Medicine Elizabeth Nabel, to advise the league on sports safety amid rising concerns about concussions and other injuries.

February 2, 2015

This weekend was the third MedStart hackathon that Tufts has hosted, but it was the first that focused on ways to innovate the medical school experience. Naren Gupta, assistant professor of surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

February 2, 2015

The hope of scientists working on diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer is that the so-called precision medicine plan that President Obama proposed last week would speed efforts to understand genetic variations within diseases and to develop treatments for them. Robert Green, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

January 29, 2015

About 20 patients who would have had to cancel their appointments Tuesday as Boston was getting pummeled with snow instead had “virtual visits” with their doctors, which are like a video chat. Jason Wasfy, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Lee Schwamm, professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted. 

January 29, 2015

Harvard genomics researchers could see increased funding for their work should Congress approve a White House proposal to allocate millions more dollars to the research of medical treatments personalized to a patient’s genetic information. Heidi Rehm, associate professor of pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Patrick Ellinor, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

Pages

Submit Photo Requests to HMS
To request photos from the HMS Office of Communications and External Relations, click here.

 

Tell us about your awards
Share news of your achievements with the larger HMS community.  Click here.

 

Book Reviews
If you are a faculty member who has published a book recently, click here.