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Benjamin M. Scuderi

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Harvard Celebrates Earth Day

Harvard’s many schools are rolling out new programs and initiatives to continue to encourage a culture of sustainability.


From Harvard to D.C. and Back Again

More than two years after Obama’s inauguration, professors have begun to return to the University.

Harvard in the City

Religious Conference Attracts Controversy

A conference to promote religious social activism slated to kick off at the Harvard Extension School tomorrow includes a set of panelists and speakers that have generated controversy due to the homophobic and anti-Islamic remarks that they have made in the past.

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Hospital Transplants Human Face

Surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital successfully performed the first full face transplant in the United States last week, the hospital announced yesterday.

Harvard Medical School

Barefoot Running Expert Joins HMS

Irene S. Davis, an expert on the biomechanics of barefoot running, will join the faculty of Harvard Medical School as a member of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.

Harvard in the City

Health Care Merger Efforts Fail

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan, which announced in January that they were exploring a merger, have jointly decided to end merger talks and remain independent companies.

Harvard Medical School

Children’s Hospital Faces Budget Cuts

Children’s Hospital Boston, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, stands to lose $21 million in funding for the training of new pediatricians if President Obama’s tightened budget proposal passes in Congress for the 2012 fiscal year.


Alleged Sex Offender Dead

Former Children’s Hospital Boston Pediatrician Melvin D. Levine died Friday last week, a day after a class action lawsuit claiming he sexually abused his patients was filed against him. He was 71.


Placebos Found to Have Positive Effects

Placebos may have beneficial effects even if the patient is completely aware of the medicine’s inert nature, according to a recent Harvard-affiliated report.

Harvard Medical School

HMS Speeds Professor Promotion Process

Harvard Medical School has announced a new policy for faculty promotion to full professor positions, reducing the number of steps required for approval by about half.

Harvard Medical School

Blumenthal Rejoins HMS

David Blumenthal ’70 will return to his position at Harvard Medical School in March after spending two years as the national coordinator for health information technology at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.

Harvard Medical School

Cholera Researchers Fight Stronger Strain

A relatively new hybrid form of cholera may be more dangerous than past strains, according to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University.

Harvard Medical School

Mass. Health Plans To Merge

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan have signed a memorandum of understanding as the first step in a process that would merge the two health care providers, a move that would consolidate the respectively second and third largest insurers in the state of Massachusetts.

Harvard Medical School

Beth Israel CEO Resigns

Paul F. Levy, the CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who announced that he would resign his position last week, will receive up to $1.6 million in severance pay over the next two years.

Harvard Rhodes Scholars 2011

Harvard's Class of 2011 Rhodes Scholars

This year, Zachary M. Frankel ’11, Daniel E. Lage ’11, and Baltazar A. Zavala ’11 and first-year Medical School student Aakash K. Shah were selected as Rhodes Scholars. We caught up with Frankel and Zavala to ask them about their time at the College and their thoughts on spending at least the next year at the University of Oxford in England.