Thoughts from the Dean

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Thoughts from George Q Daley, HMS Dean

Welcome to the Dean’s Corner, where the dean regularly shares thoughts and views on topical issues important to the practice of medicine, to medical education and to the lively, vital world of biomedical research. Posts prior to August 1, 2016, were authored by former HMS Dean Jeffrey S. Flier.

January 30, 2017

This blog entry is the text of a letter sent by Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley to the HMS community in response to an executive order travel ban signed on Jan. 27. 

January 9, 2017

I give a lot of talks and I get introduced a lot. Sometimes it gets a little hyperbolic and I often quip, "God, I wish my mom were here to hear that." Well, my mom is here today and I'm just thrilled to see so many very close friends and colleagues coming out to celebrate the beginning of my tenure as dean. My whole lab is here; two of my college roommates; my first graduate student, Eugene Koh, now a distinguished spine surgeon. My five brothers and sisters, I believe together for the first time since my father's funeral. My wonderful wife, Amy. My two great sons Jack and Nick, and my mom. I love you all.

January 4, 2017

Incoming Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley shared his vision for the future of HMS and was formally welcomed to his new role by Harvard President Drew Faust at a celebration in the Medical Education Center on Jan. 4.

January 3, 2017

George Q. Daley assumes leadership role at HMS.

August 1, 2016

I am honored to have been invited, for a second time, to serve as acting dean of Harvard Medical School. This opportunity to guide our School through this time of transition, until a permanent dean is named, is truly a privilege.

June 29, 2016

"We can all be proud of what we have jointly accomplished on behalf of HMS over the past nine years, sometimes against great odds."





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George Daley, M.D., Ph.D.George Q. Daley, MD, PhD
Dean, Harvard Medical School


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Image: Boston Children's Hospital

The Daley Lab aims to define fundamental principles of how stem cells contribute to tissue regeneration and repair and improve drug and transplantation therapies for patients with malignant and genetic bone marrow disease.

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