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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
November 4, 2012

Joan V. Ruderman, the Marion V. Nelson Professor of Cell Biology, has been named the first woman President and Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, the nearly 125-year-old nonprofit research center for biology, biomedicine and environmental science.

November 3, 2012

Jim O’Connell, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, received the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism Friday night from the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, in honor of his work with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. The Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism is given to individuals whose lives and service have significantly improved the health of people in the United States or abroad.

November 3, 2012

Article profiles two sisters who are endurance runners. Physicians ask whether the girls are really capable of competing with elite athletes and, if they are, is it a good idea for children this young to be in races this tough. Mininder S. Kocher, HMS professor of orthopedic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

November 2, 2012

Physicians are studying the effects of trauma after natural disasters and found that most commonly and most immediately, the survivors suffered post-traumatic stress symptoms like recurrent nightmares, flashbacks, a hair-trigger temper and an emotional “numbing.” Ronald Kessler, the McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy, is quoted.

November 1, 2012

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and its doctors group, which last summer entered into exclusive talks to affiliate with Signature Healthcare of Brockton, have signed a memorandum of understanding with Signature, which owns 263-bed Brockton Hospital.

November 1, 2012

Commonly-prescribed SSRI antidepressants should be given to pregnant women with “great caution” because the drugs could raise risk for miscarriage, premature birth and health problems in both mom and a newborn baby, a new study concludes. Alice Domar, HMS assistant clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is a co-author of the study.

October 31, 2012

New research in mice suggests that redheaded people may be more susceptible to the dangerous type of skin cancer known as melanoma, even if they don't spend a lot of time in the sun. David Fisher, chair of the Department of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study. 

October 31, 2012

New research in mice suggests that redheaded people may be more susceptible to the dangerous type of skin cancer known as melanoma, even if they don't spend a lot of time in the sun. David Fisher, chair of the Department of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

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