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Buyer of Human Remains Stolen from Harvard Medical School Morgue Pleads Guilty

A Pennsylvania man who bought cadavers that were donated to Harvard Medical School pleaded guilty to conspiracy and interstate transportation of stolen property on Thursday, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Harvard Medical School Pushes Expected Conclusion of Morgue Report to October

Harvard Medical School has pushed the expected timeline for a report on its Anatomical Gifts Program — whose former morgue manager was indicted for stealing and selling human remains — from the “end of summer” to October.

Two New Harvard Medical School Employees Named in Class Action Lawsuit Over Mishandling of Human Remains

In an amended complaint filed last month, Harvard Medical School Anatomical Gift Program managers Mark F. Cicchetti and Tracey Fay were added as defendants in a class action lawsuit over alleged mishandling of donated human remains at the HMS morgue.

FBI Links Kentucky Man with ‘Approximately 40 Human Skulls’ to Harvard Medical School Morgue Theft

An FBI affidavit linked a Kentucky resident arrested July 11 on a firearms charge to an alleged conspiracy involving the theft and sale of human remains from a Harvard Medical School morgue.

‘The Ultimate Breach of Trust’: Family Member Demands Answers From Harvard Medical School on Human Remains Theft

Local nurse Janet Pizzi demanded “answers” and “accountability” from Harvard Medical School during a June 28 press conference after being notified by Harvard that her uncle’s remains had been mishandled by former Medical School morgue manager Cedric Lodge.

Several Harvard Medical School Affiliates Condemn State-Level Restrictions on Gender-Affirming Care

Following recent state-level restrictions on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, several Harvard Medical School affiliates and medical professionals expressed concerns that such laws could have potentially harmful ramifications for patients.

Rejecting the Rankings: Why Harvard and Yale Led a Widespread Boycott of U.S. News After Decades-Long Criticism

While the recent boycott of U.S. News rankings by top law and medical schools represents the most serious challenge to U.S. News since it began ranking colleges and universities 40 years ago, the magazine has pledged to continue its annual rankings practice by relying on publicly available data it can use with or without the participation of schools.

Harvard-Affiliated Researchers Analyze Ancient DNA to Explore History of Swahili Coast

Researchers affiliated with Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Department of Human Evolutionary Biology found Asian and African DNA in ancient human remains on the Swahili Coast in a paper published last month.

Michelle Yeoh and Sanjay Gupta to Headline Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School Class Days

Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh will serve as Harvard Law School’s 2023 Class Day speaker, the school announced Wednesday. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta will speak at Harvard Medical School’s festivities.

Harvard Medical School Study Reveals Role of Neutrophils in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatments

Researchers from Harvard Medical School, the University of Geneva, and Ludwig Cancer Research published a study last week suggesting neutrophils can play an important role in improving cancer immunotherapy outcomes.

Harvard Med School Instructor to Serve as Commissioner of Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Harvard Medical School instructor Robert H. Goldstein will serve as the next Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the DPH announced in a press release Monday.

Harvard Medical School Professor Michael Greenberg Wins Brain Prize for Neuroplasticity Research

Harvard Medical School professor Michael E. Greenberg has won The 2023 Brain Prize for his decades-long research on brain plasticity, alongside University of Cambridge professor Christine E. Holt and Max Planck Institute Director Erin M. Schuman.

Five Articles by Harvard Medical School Researchers Retracted for Data Discrepancies

Two medical journals, Surgery and Oncogene, retracted five articles by Harvard Medical School professors Edward E. Whang and Stanley W. Ashley, Medical School emeritus professor Michael J. Zinner, and two other researchers earlier this month and at the end of last year.

Structural Racism Linked to Disparities in Adolescent Brain Development, HMS Study Finds

Harvard Medical School researchers at McLean Hospital published a study demonstrating a correlation between race-based adversity in childhood and structural differences in brain development.

Researchers Call on NIH to Stop Funding Primate Experiments at Harvard Medical School

More than 380 researchers signed a Feb. 8 letter asking the National Institutes of Health to stop funding nonhuman primate experiments at Harvard Medical School.

Swiss Philanthropist Gifts $75 Million to Harvard Medical School

Ernesto Bertarelli, an entrepreneur and philanthropist from Switzerland, will gift $75 million to Harvard Medical School through his family foundation, per a Monday press release.

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