1348 stories tagged ‘Harvard Medical School’
Twenty from Harvard are among the 212 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.
He’s an economist, a researcher, and a physician, and he’s about to become provost. On the day (April 15) that President Drew Faust announced that he would be Harvard’s next provost, Alan M. Garber ’76 sat down with the Gazette to talk about his career, his new role, and facilitating connections across traditional academic boundaries as the University evolves for the 21st century.
Harvard Medical School researchers believe that identifying the properties of the herpes viruses found in Africa could open the door to developing a more potent vaccine against an infection now rampant in sub-Saharan Africa.
From a Medical School team that switched to reusable materials to trim waste to a Business School move to make its executive education programs sustainable, teams and individuals from around the University were recognized for their efforts to make Harvard greener in the annual Green Carpet Awards.
The Harvard men's soccer team and the Haitian National Team played to a 0-0 tie before more than 11,000 fans at Harvard Stadium Sunday afternoon. Following regulation, the Crimson and Haiti settled the contest in penalty kicks, with the Haitians winning 4-1.
The CommuterChoice Program and Harvard Medical School were recently recognized among recipients of the first annual Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) awards.
Stem cells being transfused into post-heart attack patients may not be developing into new heart muscle, but they still appear to be beneficial. Some stem cells in the bone marrow, called c-kit+ cells, appear capable of stimulating adult stem cells already present in the heart to repair damaged tissue.
At Harvard Medical School, John J. Collins Jr. was appointed Assistant in Surgery in 1968 and rose steadily through the academic ranks, serving as Professor of Surgery from 1977 until his retirement as Professor of Surgery, Emeritus in 1999.
Abraham Freedberg had a long and illustrious medical career at Harvard. He was outstanding in all the metrics of academic excellence. In addition to his research, teaching and patient care, Al (Freedberg preferred to be called Al or A. Stone) had a multidimensional fourth quality that set him apart.
In 1983, J. Richard Gaintner joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School where he rose to Professor of Medicine.
Robert M. Goldwyn graduated from Harvard Medical School and later returned there and became Senior Surgeon at the Peter Bent Brigham and Beth Israel Hospitals.
Across the University, public service programs are thriving, reinforcing Harvard’s founding mission of providing assistance to others.
A section of the AIDS virus' protein envelope once considered an improbable target for a vaccine now appears to be one of the most promising, new research by Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists indicates.
For the 20 percent of patients with so-called triple-negative breast cancer, the outcome is bleak. Now, however, researchers from Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Baylor College of Medicine have identified a critical molecular component to the disease, one that suggests potential therapies involving combinations of FDA-approved, readily available drugs.
Harvard-affiliated researchers using two brain-imaging technologies have found that apparently normal older individuals with brain deposits of amyloid beta — the primary constituent of the plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients — also had changes in brain structure similar to those seen in Alzheimer's patients.
In a Harvard School of Public Health webcast, researchers used a recent federal report to start a conversation on vitamin D. How much is enough, and how much is too much?
Harvard offers a wealth of resources to help seniors manage stress and get as much from their last year of college as they have from their first three.
In a rare opening for American-trained physicians, three Harvard doctors spend time bringing medical aid to a tsunami-stricken city in coastal Japan.
In a new, large-scale study from Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, researchers found no evidence that higher levels of mercury exposure were associated with higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, or total cardiovascular disease in two separate studies of U.S. adults.
Harvard scientists have unveiled the most comprehensive picture to date of the full genetic blueprint of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer.
A paper by Ruhul Abid was recently selected by the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology as the most outstanding vascular biology paper of 2010.
Harvard Medical School and the Nancy Lurie Marks Foundation are accepting applications for the Nancy Lurie Marks Junior Faculty Merit Scholarship.
Harry Z. Mellins was recruited in 1969 to be chief of diagnostic radiology and residency program director at Brigham and Women's Hospital — a position he held until his death in 2009.
On her South American trip, Harvard President Drew Faust meets with government and academic leaders, reconnects with Harvard alumni, and views the tangible benefits of the University’s research.
By measuring the levels of small molecules in the blood, doctors may be able to identify individuals at elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes as much as a decade before symptoms of the disorder appear.