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Left to right: Michael Greenberg, PhD, Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD, and David Reich, AB ’96, DPhil, leaders of the new Allen Discovery Center for Human Brain Evolution at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolDecoding human brain evolution

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group has announced the creation of the Allen Discovery Center for Human Brain Evolution at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School through a $10 million grant. Read more »


Two alumni laughing during ReunionFaces of RE:union

Alumni from classes ending in “2” and “7” not only came back, but gave back—raising more than $3.3 million to help the School. Read more »


Oral rehydration salts (a treatment for people dehydrated from diarrhea) being administered to a young boy in Adja-Ouèrè, BeninGates Foundation seeks to end diarrheal disease deaths in children

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards $2.7 million to support the work of Mucosal Vaccine Consortium. Read more »


Tamara Fountain, MD '88Inspired alumni pay it forward

Strong alumni support is one of HMS’s longest and proudest traditions. In fact, 2,218 alumni collectively gave more than $4.85 million to their alma mater in fiscal year 2017. Read more »


Pershing Square Professor of Global Health Vikram Patel, MBBS, MSc, PhD (left), meeting with Sunil Kokate, who attempted suicide in 2012, and his family in the village of Bodad in Maharashtra, India, as part of Sangath’s VISHRAM ProjectPutting global mental health on the map

Vikram Patel, MBBS, MSc, PhD, is the inaugural Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, thanks to generous endowed support from The Pershing Square Foundation. Read more »


The Moskovitzes, who traveled to Havana, Cuba, as part of a Harvard Alumni Association trip in January 2017Moskovitzes continue to boost Alzheimer’s research

The Rick and Nancy Moskovitz Foundation extends support of HNDC Deep Phenotyping: A Longitudinal Alzheimer’s Biomarker Program . Read more »


Frederick Joseph Lesemann Jr., MD ’37Commitment to students comes into focus

A bequest of nearly $860,000 from the estate of Frederick Joseph Lesemann Jr., MD ’37, supports scholarships. Read more »


An examination of a child in Hassanpur, Haryana, IndiaEnsuring world’s poorest people get proper care

Anonymous donor gives $272,000 to examine noncommunicable diseases in populations living in extreme poverty. Read more »


Marsha Wibowo at her graduation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016Bringing student dreams within reach

Jeff S. Himawan, PhD ’96, established a graduate fellowship to support a student's PhD studies at HMS. Read more »


Paul Dale, MD '47A storied medical and military career

In honor of his 70th Reunion earlier this year, Paul W. Dale, MD ’47, gave $150,000 to HMS to establish a charitable gift annuity. Read more »


Arthur Herbst, AB ’53, MD ’59Alumnus supports next generation of academic leaders

Arthur Herbst, AB ’53, MD ’59, has established an endowed scholarship fund to support students interested in the reproductive sciences or women’s cancers. Read more »


Katie Yao, who is focused on understanding the genetics of age-related macular degeneration at the Schepens Eye Research Institute lab of Neena Haider, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology at HMSRed Sox Foundation goes to bat for Project Success

The Red Sox Foundation is supporting high school students through a gift of $120,000 to HMS's Project Success program. Read more »


George Bray, MD '5760th Reunion spurs financial aid gift

Inspired by attending his 60th Reunion in June, George Bray, MD ’57, has given $100,000 to create the George A. and Mary H. Bray Financial Aid Fund. Read more »


Bob PetersonAlumnus gives back in honor of 35th Reunion

Bob Peterson, MD '82, established two deferred charitable gift annuities totaling $100,000 in honor of his 35th Reunion. Read more »


Cornelius B. Prior Jr., Esq., LLB ’62A fruitful partnership extended

Cornelius B. Prior Jr., Esq., LLB ’62, extends support of a collaborative research fund. Read more »

The World Is Waiting: The Campaign for Harvard Medicine

Through this campaign, we will address the greatest health care challenges of our time to help people live longer, healthier lives. Learn more »

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