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Harvard Medical School Drops Out of U.S. News Rankings

Harvard Medical School will no longer participate in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, the school’s dean announced Tuesday, becoming the second of Harvard's graduate schools to boycott the magazine.


MGH Researchers Develop AI Tool To Predict Melanoma Recurrence

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to predict which patients are most likely to experience a recurrence of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.


Harvard Medical School Researchers Find Omicron Subvariant Has Lower Mortality Rate than Previous Strains

A Harvard-led team of researchers found that the Omicron BA.2 subvariant — the Covid-19 strain currently dominant in the United States — appears to have a lower mortality rate than prior strains of the virus, in an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association last month.


Harvard Medical School Professor Frederick W. Alt to be Awarded One of Germany’s Highest Medical Honors

Harvard Medical School professor Frederick W. Alt will be awarded the 2023 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize, one of Germany’s highest medical honors, at an award ceremony held at St. Paul’s Church in Frankfurt, Germany next March.


Harvard Medical School Dean Says HMS Has Improved Financial Stability at State of the School Address

Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley ’82 said Wednesday that HMS is “more financially stable than at any time in recent history” after recovering from pandemic-era financial stress.


Biden Selects Harvard Professor as National Cancer Institute Director

Monica M. Bertagnolli, a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, will become the first woman to lead the National Cancer Institute in its 85-year history.


Harvard Medical School Professors to Serve as Interim Leverett House Faculty Deans

Harvard Medical School professors Eileen E. Reynolds ’86 ​​and Daniel G. Deschler will serve as Leverett House’s interim faculty deans, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana announced in an email to Leverett affiliates Tuesday.


Harvard Medical School Researchers Develop Genetic Risk Scores for Six Common Diseases

A team of researchers from Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals have developed genetic risk scores — which have the potential to aid screening and prevention in high-risk patients — for six common diseases and applied them clinically.


Harvard Graduate Council Elects New Executive Board

The Harvard Graduate Council elected Carlos A. Gonzalez Sierra, a joint-degree student at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School, as its new president on Monday. Harvard Divinity School student Mayank D. Kumar will serve as vice president of the body.


HMS and Broad Institute Researchers Discover First Strong Genetic Link to Bipolar Disorder

A research team including scientists at Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard reported the first strong genetic risk factor for bipolar disorder in a study published in the journal Nature Genetics on April 1.


Harvard Researchers Uncover Causes of Hyperinflammation Accompanying Severe Covid

A research team led by Harvard scientists discovered triggers for the hyperinflammation accompanying severe Covid-19 cases in a study published in Nature on April 6.


‘This Is Our Fight Against Cancer’: Researchers Find HIV Drug Promising for Cancer Treatment

Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that lamivudine, a commonly used drug for HIV treatment, showed promise in combating metastatic colorectal cancer.


Journals Retract Eight Studies Co-Authored by Former Harvard Medical School Professor

Eight published articles — including two full studies and six abstracts — co-authored by a former Harvard Medical School professor, Jorge G. Arroyo, have been retracted in recent months by the medical journals that published them.


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