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October 26, 2014

Twitter has for years offered access to its real-time stream of public tweets to tech companies and researchers that are willing to pay. The company noticed an uptick in data requests from the academic community last year and announced a so-called data grant program that will offer a handful of research teams access to its database. John Brownstein, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is mentioned. His team is one of six chosen for Twitter’s data grant pilot. 

October 26, 2014

Most experts say there is not enough data yet on the entire population to determine whether the law is improving the nation’s health.But some early data suggests that in one population, young people, the law is having a positive impact. Research co-authored by Benjamin Lê Cook, assistant professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is featured.

October 26, 2014

The Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute partnered to honor those organizations with the most impressive records of innovation and workplace diversity, as well as revenue and employee numbers. Two HMS affiliates are included: Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Boston Children’s is led by President and CEO Sandra Fenwick. Brigham and Women’s is led by President Elizabeth Nabel, professor of medicine. Nabel is interviewed.

October 25, 2014

Gary Gottlieb, professor of psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said that he will step down as chief executive of Partners HealthCare. Gottlieb, who has held the job for five years, will leave in July 2015 to become the chief executive of Partners in Health, the Boston-based nonprofit that provides medical care in Haiti and other impoverished countries. 

October 24, 2014

The rise of injuries among developing athletes — especially those who specialize — has been widely noted. Sports medicine professionals estimate that overuse problems account for about half of all pediatric sport injuries. Mininder Kocher, professor of orthopedic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.Read the full article

October 24, 2014

When former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced he was stopping his cancer treatment, many expressed their thoughts and prayers, but there was also the uncomfortable sense that he was giving up too soon. Lachlan Forrow, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted. 

October 24, 2014

Women who are at their peak fertility, yet certain they do not want babies of their own -- finding a doctor to perform sterilization can be challenging, even impossible. Deborah Bartz, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.  

October 24, 2014

Alphonse Taghian, professor of radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of eleven care providers who were interviewed in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  


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