Leon Eisenberg was a professor of psychiatry and chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Stuart T. Hauser, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally acclaimed expert in adolescent development, died at age 70 on August 5, 2008, of complications following surgery for esophageal cancer. He was Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Senior Scientist at Judge Baker Children’s Center, and Co-Director of the Clinical Research Training Program in Social and Biological Psychiatry.
The Harvard community has reached out to help Chile recover from last year’s earthquake, with efforts ranging from students working on reconstruction during winter break to an upcoming planning meeting involving Harvard faculty members and President Drew Faust.
As genetic testing and its offspring — personalized medicine — have matured, patients and doctors have become entangled in such issues as how to best share at-risk information, access treatment options, and weigh decisions about threats to the young and unborn. And sometimes these issues mushroom, becoming quandaries for society as a whole.
Young-Min Kwon, an orthopedic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor in orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, was awarded the 2011 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award.
Harvard President Drew Faust hosted a panel discussion on the legacy of the Human Genome Project Feb. 22 at Sanders Theatre.
Project Success, a program operated by the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity and Community Partnership, targets Boston and Cambridge high school students to participate in mentored summer research internships with Harvard researchers.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of the Human Genome Map, Harvard President Drew Faust will host a panel discussion on the project next week (Feb. 22) in Sanders Theatre.
HUPD Chief Francis Riley sits down with the Gazette to discuss crime and its prevention on campus.
Harvard researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified the root molecular cause of a variety of ills brought on by advanced age, including waning energy, failure of the heart and other organs, and metabolic disorder.
For the first time, researchers have laid bare the full genetic blueprint of multiple prostate tumors, uncovering alterations that have never before been detected and offering a deep view of the genetic missteps that underlie the disease.
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced on Feb. 4 that its founding director, Donald E. Ingber, has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows.
Julian Pribaz of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School has been chosen as the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery’s 2011 Harry J. Buncke Lecturer.
Harvard Medical School has just kicked off its five-year, $20 million Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and expects to start realizing savings as soon as the spring.
Harvard’s Office of Technology Development tries to ensure that the public sees the benefits of Harvard’s research by licensing new technology to companies.
Harvard programs assist employees trying to juggle careers and families, bridging coverage gaps.
Walter H. Abelmann, professor of medicine emeritus at Harvard Medical School and member of the faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences Technology, died on Jan. 6. He was 89.
Authorities on malaria from around the world came to Harvard Medical School to participate in a forum discussing a change in strategy in the battle against malaria, moving from control to eradication.
Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital find that participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress.
Cancer geneticist Pier Paolo Pandolfi at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is the recipient of the 2011 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research.
Two fellowships in Harvard Medical School’s media fellowship program are open for applications from reporters.
A year after a devastating earthquake in Haiti, Harvard faculty members reflect on work done there and the difficult job that remains.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded 15 Harvard faculty members the distinction of being named an AAAS Fellow on Jan. 11.
Harvard researchers have estimated the likely cost-effectiveness of post-discharge follow-up phone calls to smokers hospitalized with acute heart attacks. In a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the researchers suggest that phone calls to these discharged smokers encouraging them to quit would yield significant health and economic gains.
Harvard researchers in the Children's Hospital Boston Informatics Program have created a model for predicting a drug’s tendency to cause birth defects.
A comparative analysis found wide disparities in the results of four common measures of hospital-wide mortality rates, with competing methods yielding both higher- and lower-than-expected rates for the same Massachusetts hospitals during the same year.
Patients who were knowingly given placebos for irritable bowel syndrome experienced significant symptom relief when compared with controls.
By comparing the DNA of modern elephants from Africa and Asia to DNA extracted from two extinct species, the woolly mammoth and the mastodon, researchers have concluded that Africa has two — not one — species of elephant. Now that we know the forest and savanna elephants are two very different animals, the forest elephant should become a bigger priority for conservation purposes.
Using digitized books as a "cultural genome," a team of researchers from Harvard, Google, Encyclopaedia Britannica, and the American Heritage Dictionary, unveil a quantitative approach to centuries of trends.
Harvard names humanitarian leader Paul Farmer a University Professor, awarding him its highest faculty honor.
Augustus A. White III, a pioneering black surgeon and the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education, and contributor David Chanoff use extensive research and interviews with leading physicians to show how subconscious stereotyping influences doctor-patient interactions, diagnosis, and treatment.
Through analyzing the locations of authors of academic papers, researchers have determined that physical proximity of collaborators, especially between the first and last author, correlates with how widely the paper is cited.
Provost Steven E. Hyman, who spurred an expansion of interdisciplinary research at Harvard and has overseen the revitalization of the University’s libraries and many of its museums and cultural institutions, plans to leave his post after nearly a decade.
In response to Harvard’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal and Green Building Standards, building managers and facilities leaders across the University are ...
President Drew Faust has announced the names of the first 10 members of the new Harvard Library Board, which will oversee the transition of the University’s vast library system to a coordinated structure.
A team of researchers has determined that the strain of cholera erupting in Haiti matches bacterial samples from South Asia and not those from Latin America.
The art and technology of care giving — undervalued now — “cuts to the quick” of our humanity. Caring — for others, for ourselves, even for things and places — is at the core of our humanity. But how to cope with its demands in a medical setting was the subject of a two-panel conference, sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard.
Shore Fellowships provide important breathing room for junior faculty members pressed by the demands of work and home life.
Researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital and the University of Utah have developed the best biologically based test for autism to date. The test was able to detect the disorder in individuals with high-functioning autism with 94 percent accuracy.
Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering officially opens new, expansive facilities in Boston and Cambridge to host its fast-growing enterprise.
Harvard scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute say they have for the first time partially reversed age-related degeneration in mice, resulting in new growth of the brain and testes, improved fertility, and the return of a lost cognitive function.
Researchers’ findings pinpoint a critical gene involved in melanoma growth, and provide a framework for discovering ways to tackle cancer drug resistance.
Three Harvard College seniors and a first-year Harvard Medical School student are among the 32 American men and women named as 2011 Rhodes Scholars.
A treatment model designed to accommodate the beliefs and concerns of Chinese immigrants appears to significantly improve the recognition and treatment of major depression in this typically underserved group.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine have found that by mimicking a rare genetic disorder in a dish they can rewind the internal clock of a mature cell and drive it back into an adult stem-cell stage.
Freshman seminars connect students with new subjects and star faculty.
In an aging society, Harvard researchers are plumbing the depths of what it means to have a larger proportion of the population elderly — and figuring out how to keep them healthy.
Jocelyn Spragg, faculty director of diversity programs and special academic resources in the division of medical sciences at Harvard Medical School (HMS), as well as a research scientist, educator, mentor, and tireless promoter of educational opportunities for underrepresented students, died Nov. 2.
People who start smoking marijuana before they turn 16 may damage their brains more than people who start later, according to a small study from McLean Hospital...
Partnerships, training of local medical personnel, and practice in delivering services are all key if the effort to improve global health is to be successful, say speakers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health’s inaugural symposium.