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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
August 3, 2014

Through a series of videos, photographs and archival materials, filmmaker Irene Lusztig charts changing mores of birth, pregnancy and motherhood. Neel Shah, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

August 3, 2014

Research by JoAnn Manson, Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is featured in this piece about studies that examine the health benefits of fish oil.

August 1, 2014

MetroWest and Beth Israel Deaconess said in separate statements that they signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore ways to improve health care services west of Boston.

August 1, 2014

The verdict is in on a bruising spat between big-name researchers at Harvard University and the University of Oxford over a paper questioning the value of prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs to people at low risk of heart disease. The dispute began last October, when Harvard Medical School lecturer John Abramson and colleagues from California and Canada published an analysis in the BMJ—formerly known as the British Medical Journal—concluding that the multibillion dollar class of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs conveys no overall health benefit in low-risk cases. 

August 1, 2014

The fields of law, business, medicine, dentistry, education and engineering are examined regarding how challenging it is to get into graduate programs and what the job market is like for graduates.

July 31, 2014

HMS student Karolina Brook authored this piece about the grand piano that stood in TMEC this spring in an effort to join medicine and fine arts, and about humanities programs at HMS. "The Healer’s Art," a course directed by Nancy Oriol, dean for students at HMS, is cited. Lisa Wong, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital; Martha Ellen Katz, clinical instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital; Ronald Arky, the Daniel D. Federman, M.D. Professor of Medicine and Medical Education; Carla Fujimoto, assistant director of student affairs, and Nancy Oriol, are quoted.

July 31, 2014

Companion pieces in Wednesday’s New England Journal of Medicine drew a frightening picture of an unsuspecting health system that is ripe for hacker poaching, in what’s believed to be the first time the respected medical journal has addressed the issue of health cybersecurity. Pieces by Dan Nigrin, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, and Eric Perakslis, executive director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at HMS, are cited.

July 31, 2014

The Aetna Foundation has announced a $75,000 gift to Four Directions Summer Research Program, an eight-week summer initiative hosted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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