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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
January 13, 2016

Cancer researchers, who met with Vice President Joseph Biden’s staff, offered a number of ideas on how he could be helpful in his remaining year in office, and over the long term, to advance cancer research. George Demetri (Dana-Farber) is quoted. 

January 13, 2016

Lou Kunkel (Boston Children's) participated in an interview about two drugs pending approval by the Food and Drug Administration.

January 12, 2016

As in many other fields, women are close to reaching parity in medical schools. Mentoring programs, networking opportunities, and grants for faculty with young kids have made a big difference for women at Harvard. Kathryn Rexrode (Brigham and Women's), Nancy Tarbell (HMS), Jeffrey S. Flier (HMS dean), Galit Lahav (HMS), Ellen Grant (Boston Children's), Martha Pitman (Mass General), Barbara McNeil (HMS), Joan Brugge (HMS) and Anne Klibanski (Mass General) are quoted.

January 12, 2016

Women are rising in rank at medical schools, but still have a long way to go to catch up with their male counterparts, national data show. Harvard Medical School is mentioned.

January 12, 2016

The work of Ted Kaptchuk (Beth Israel Deaconess), as well as that of many other researchers and practitioners in the field of mind-body medicine, is profiled in a new book.

January 12, 2016

Entrenched nutrition standards have encouraged low-fat, high-carb diets. Weight loss, we are told, comes down to a simple equation: calories in, calories out. Now some nutrition experts are saying this conventional wisdom, coupled with too much processed food, has made us fatter. David Ludwig (Boston Children's) is quoted.  

January 11, 2016

As college campuses grapple with mental-health issues, researchers are trying new ways to bring treatment to students from ethnic-minority backgrounds, who experts say often don’t get the care they need and are more likely to have negative consequences due to their illness. Margarita Alegria (Mass General) is quoted. 

January 11, 2016

New analyses support the recommendation that for a woman of average breast cancer risk, beginning screening for the cancer at age 50 and undergoing mammograms every other year through age 74 reasonably balances the potential benefits and harms associated with screening. Harold Burstein (Dana-Farber) is quoted. 

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