Harvard Medical School
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.
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.
Preston J. Phillips, HMS Alum Killed in Tulsa Shooting, Remembered as ‘A Person of Extraordinary Warmth, Compassion’
Preston J. Phillips, a Harvard Medical School alum killed in a June 1 mass shooting in Tulsa, Okla., is remembered by his friends and colleagues as a talented surgeon who cared about providing care to those who needed it most.
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.
Stakeholders throughout higher education — and Harvard itself — are split on the role that standardized tests like the SAT and GRE should play in admissions.