Harvard Medical School
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.
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 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.
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 Med School Associate Professor Discusses Health Disparities in Sexual and Gender Minority Females
Harvard Medical School associate professor Brittany M. Charlton discussed reproductive healthcare disparities experienced by sexual and gender minority women at a Harvard School of Public Health seminar on Wednesday.
Harvard, Mass General Researchers Find Link Between Covid-19 in Mothers and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers found a correlation between Covid-19 infection contracted during pregnancy and risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring in a paper published last month.
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.
Dozens of Protesters Call on Harvard President Bacow to Shut Down HMS Lab Conducting Primate Experiments
More than three dozen animal rights activists demanded University President Lawrence S. Bacow shut down a lab at Harvard Medical School that conducted nonhuman primate experiments during a Tuesday afternoon protest outside Harvard Yard.
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.
Med School Panel Discusses Harvard Human Remains Collections at Black History Month Event
An interdisciplinary panel of Harvard affiliates discussed the ethics of possessing human remains for research, education, or exhibition in University collections during a Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics webinar on Thursday.
Harvard Medical School Will Integrate Climate Change Into M.D. Curriculum
In a meeting early last month, Harvard Medical School’s Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee voted unanimously to officially add climate change and health as a theme in the HMS M.D. curriculum.
Christopher Walsh ’65, Renowned Biochemist and Harvard Medical School Professor, Dies at 78
Christopher Walsh ’65, a renowned biochemist and Harvard Medical School professor, died on Jan. 10 at the age of 78. Throughout his career, Walsh made significant contributions in the areas of enzyme function, metabolic pathways, and antibiotic biosynthesis.
Harvard Researchers Receive Grant to Develop New Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases
A team of Harvard researchers received a grant from the Vranos Family Foundation for a five-year project seeking to find new methods to treat neurodegenerative diseases, according to a December press release.
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.
Harvard Medical School Receives $50 Million Gift Establishing Paul Farmer Collaborative
Harvard Medical School received a $50 million donation from the Cummings Foundation in support of the legacy of the late Paul E. Farmer, the school announced Tuesday.
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.
Epidemiology Professor Marc Lipsitch Talks Covid-19 Surveillance Strategies
Epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch discussed lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic regarding strategies for disease surveillance at a Harvard School of Public Health seminar on Wednesday.
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 Graduate Council Elects Nine New Board Members
The Harvard Graduate Council elected nine students from across the University’s 12 graduate schools to fill executive board positions this week.