Harvard Medical School
As Harvard’s dining services workers prepare to begin their strike Wednesday, students on the University’s Longwood campus in Boston are planning their own demonstration.
Elliott, a bioethicist and doctor at the University of Minnesota, spoke about his recent book “White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine,” which critiques the increasing role that big businesses play in medicine.
Sanjay Kishore, a student at the Medical School and a member of the school's Racial Justice Coalition, helps carry one of the posters displaying HUDS employees who are prepared to strike. "We came to medical school because we wanted to serve, but we can't do that if people don't have access to us," Kishore said during a panel prior to the march.
More than $17,000 worth of dental equipment was stolen from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Longwood sometime last month. The equipment was discovered stolen on Aug. 24 at 10:30 a.m. and has yet to be recovered.
More than a hundred gathered at the Medical School Wednesday to develop a list of priorities for the new dean to help make the school more diverse, convening after a semester of campus activism aimed at selecting a leader dedicated to the issue.
George Q. Daley ’82, a pioneering stem cell researcher and long-serving professor at Harvard Medical School, will lead the school as its next dean, ending a prolonged and at times contested search to fill the position.
The gift will endow a professorship in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and provide funding—specifically for junior faculty and fellows—in fields including HIV and Ebola research.
McNeil served a previous stint as acting dean in the summer of 2007, just before Medical School Dean Jeffrey S. Flier—who is set to resign at the end of July after nine years at the helm of the school—took office.
As of March 1, Harvard Medical School had raised $531 million, achieving just over 70 percent of its goal of $750M. This marks an additional $64M in contributions since October, and includes donations from 8,900 people, according to a release from HMS.
Students from the College and Harvard Medical School joined medical students from Tufts University and members of activist groups to stage a die-in Friday in front of the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, claiming a recent study from a professor there is biased.
Last year, the Medical School uprooted its old method, debuting the new “Pathways” program. Students and professors alike said the demands outside the classroom have increased, and the education at the Medical School better prepares students for future medical careers.