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FAS

Med School Postdocs Criticize Health Benefits Changes

Nearly 70 Harvard Medical School postdoctoral fellows, professors, and administrators signed a letter expressing concern that the University’s new health benefits plan may disproportionately burden postdocs.

Research

Government Investigates Harvard's Primate Research Center

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating the Harvard-run New England Primate Medical Research Center after six monkeys transferred to the Oregon Zoo last May died soon after arriving.

Research

New Report Alleges More Monkey Deaths at Research Center

A new report alleges that 12 additional monkeys had died between 1999 and 2011 at the Harvard-run New England Primate Medical Research Center.

Longwood Medical Area Theft
Harvard Medical School

Longwood Medical Area Theft

Over $14,000 worth of equipment was allegedly stolen at the Harvard Medical School’s Longwood Campus last Thursday.

Longwood Medical Area Theft
Crime

$14,000 in Equipment Reportedly Stolen from Harvard Research Lab

The theft, which was reported to the Harvard University Police Department last Thursday morning, remains an "open investigation," according to HUPD spokesperson Steven G. Catalano.

Medical School Applicants
Harvard Medical School

Medical School Applicants

Alumni make up an increasing proportion of medical school applicants as more students take time off before applying.

Medical School Applicants
Harvard Medical School

More Students Take Time Off Before Applying to Medical School

Alumni make up a growing majority of Harvard applicants accepted to medical school as taking time off become increasingly common.

Research

Study Finds Strong Genetic Component to Obesity

A new finding by the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium has identified 97 gene regions associated with obesity, tripling the number of such genes previously known.

Crime

Employee Robbed in Longwood Medical Area

A Harvard Longwood campus employee was attacked from behind and robbed of his wallet as he was unlocking his bike from a rack on Friday night.

Research

Harvard, MIT Researchers Develop Rapid Diagnostic for Virus Detection

Thanks to research by Lee Gehrke, a professor of health sciences and technology, and other researchers at Harvard and MIT, viruses like Ebola may be more rapidly detected and tracked than ever before.

Harvard Medical School

Odyssey Program Poised to Revolutionize Research

Scientists at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital are using Odyssey, a computing environment, to process big data in their research.

Another Day, Another Storm
Central Administration

In Face of Storm, Most Harvard Schools Will Close Monday

Monday will mark the second time that Harvard has suspended operations due to inclement weather in two weeks.

Harvard Medical School

HMS To Launch Biomedical Informatics Department

The new department will build on a center in biomedical informatics which was established in 2005.

Harvard Medical School

Med School Establishes Research Center in Dubai

The Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery—Dubai, as the center is called, will house research for delivery methods of health care treatment throughout the UAE, but it will not provide patient care.

Davidson Memorial
Crime

Davidson Memorial

Flowers and cards on the skywalk between Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s main building and Shapiro building commemorate Wednesday the death of Harvard Medical School assistant professor Michael J. Davidson, who died Tuesday after he was shot on the second floor of the Shapiro building. Business appeared to proceed as usual at the Brigham on Wednesday morning, with no visibly increased security presence and no police presence.

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard