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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 6, 2014

A review of the book “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande, Samuel O. Their Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital.Read the full article

October 6, 2014

Paula Johnson, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, authored this letter to the editor about heart attacks in women.Read the full article

October 5, 2014

The plight of postdocs has become a point of national discussion among senior scientists, as their struggles have come to be seen as symptoms of broader problems plaguing biomedical research. Marc Kirschner, John Franklin Enders University Professor of Systems Biology and head of the HMS Department of Systems Biology; and Kristin Krukenberg, research fellow in systems biology, are quoted. Read the full article

October 5, 2014

A new simulation test for nurses, with the goal of translating instinctive decisions into specific explanations for certain actions, may help train and advise health care workers. Neel Shah, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is co-leader of the project.Read the full article

October 5, 2014

In the largest genetic study of height-related genes to date, scientists involved in the GIANT consortium (Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits) identified 423 genetic regions connected to height — which could explain as much as 60 percent of that genetic component. Joel Hirschhorn, Concordia Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, led the consortium. Read the full article

October 4, 2014

Jonathan Reisman, instructor in medicine Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this opinion piece about the similarities in identifying both mushrooms and diseases.Read the full article

October 3, 2014

Atul Gawande, Samuel O. Their Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, authored this feature about halting the Ebola outbreak.Read the full article

October 3, 2014

The emergence this week of the first Ebola case in the United States — and the mistakes made by a Texas hospital that led to a delayed diagnosis — prompted Boston hospitals and primary care practices to review their emergency plans over the past two days and strengthen weak spots. Benjamin Kruskal, instructor in population medicine at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates; and Paul Biddinger, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.Read the full article

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