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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
September 29, 2014

In the last few decades, the number of students choosing to supplement their M.D. degrees with others in different disciplines is climbing, and more schools have begun offering joint Ph.D., MPH, and MA programs. Sachin Jain, lecturer on health care policy; and Vinod Nambudiri and Alexi Nazem, both clinical fellows in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted. Read the full article

September 29, 2014

Researchers argue in a recent report that Yelp can serve as an indicator of food poisoning outbreaks, and point to the food types that were the source of the bug. Elaine Nsoesie, research fellow in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted. John Brownstein, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is mentioned.Read the full article 

September 29, 2014

On Tuesday, the federal government is expected to release details of payments to doctors by every pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer in the country. The information is being made public under a provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Eric Campbell, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of research at the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital is quoted. Read the full article 

September 29, 2014

A powerful new technology could be used to manipulate nature by changing a species gene pool through reproduction, and it has scientists proceeding with caution. Kevin Esvelt, research associate at the Wyss Institute, led the research. George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, is quoted.Read the full article 

September 29, 2014

For the first time, a major medical organization takes a stand on rampant overuse of opioids for treating back pain, headaches and migraines. Jianren Mao, Richard J. Kitz Professor of Anaesthesia Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, is mentioned.Read the full article 

September 29, 2014

Felicia Knaul, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is profiled. Her work to address cancer care inequities around the world is the highlight of this article.Read the full article 

September 28, 2014

Andy Sechler, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, authored this blog post about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.Read the full article

September 28, 2014

Researchers say they've identified a sign of early development of pancreatic cancer, a leading cause of cancer death. And, they add, their discovery might lead one day to a new test to detect the disease in its initial and more treatable stages. Brian Wolpin, assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is a co-leader of the study.Read the full article

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