Harvard Medical School


Harvard Researchers Examine Mumps Outbreak with New Genomic Data

A team of researchers at Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute, and Harvard School of Public Health investigated the 2016-2017 mumps outbreak in Boston, finding previously unknown genetic connections between cases.


Harvard Medical School Faculty Council to Vote on Fossil Fuel Divestment

Harvard Medical School's faculty council plans to vote Wednesday on a resolution urging the University to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.


HMS Divestment

Members of the Harvard Medical School Faculty Council will vote on a resolution supporting fossil fuel divestment Wednesday.


Harvard Medical Researcher Allegedly Attempted to Smuggle Cancer Research to China

A federal judge charged a Harvard Medical School student Monday with attempting to smuggle research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at the behest of the Chinese government.


Animal Rights Group Alleges Medical School Caused Primate Death, Violated Animal Welfare Act

An animal rights group alleges Harvard Medical School caused the death of an experimental primate and filed “fraudulent” reports with the United States Department of Agriculture, according to a federal complaint the group filed with the USDA Nov. 30.


Harvard Graduate Students at Longwood Campus Trade Pipettes for Picket Signs

Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers members began picketing at the Longwood campus Wednesday, a day after their strike began in Harvard Yard.


Harvard Provost Garber Has Collected $2.7 Million From Pharma Companies Since 2011

University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 has collected more than $2.7 million serving on the board of directors for two pharmaceutical companies since being appointed as the University’s chief academic officer in 2011, according to company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Harvard Receives $20 Million Gift to Fund Autism Research Center

Harvard Medical School received a $20 million donation from philanthropists Hock E. Tan and K. Lisa Yang to create a Center for Autism Research, the University announced Thursday.


16 Harvard Affiliates Receive National Institute of Health's Director’s Awards

The High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program awarded a total of $267 million to 93 “trailblazing” and “out-of-the-box” research proposals, whose uncertain outcomes can disadvantage them in the “traditional peer review process,” according to the NIH site.


Harvard Medical School Professor Kaelin Awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine

Harvard Medical School professor William G. Kaelin won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his research discoveries on how cells use oxygen. The prize was jointly awarded to Kaelin alongside Oxford professor Peter J. Ratcliffe and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine professor Gregg L. Semenza.


Harvard Pilots ‘Space-Age Technology’ in New Lowell Suite

Freshly renovated Lowell House features a new "Dynamic Energy Suite" – a six-bedroom pod of dorm rooms with built-in technological enhancements that monitor power consumption and adjust lighting for better sleep and energy efficiency.


Brigham and Women's Hospital Ends Contract with Customs and Border Protection

Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital is canceling a $150,000 contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide consultations to medical physicians at the border, a spokesperson said Tuesday.


White Coats for Black Lives Group Gives Harvard Medical School C+ for Diversity and Inclusion

Harvard Medical School received a “C+” on a report issued Monday by advocacy group White Coats for Black Lives evaluating diversity, inclusion, and integration of minorities at 17 medical institutions across the country.


Harvard-Affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital Signs $150,000 Contract with Customs and Border Patrol

United States Customs and Border Patrol entered into a $150,000 contract with Brigham and Women’s Hospital — a major teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School — on June 17 after the money was first mistakenly allocated to Harvard.


Harvard Medical School and MIT See Green With High Value Donation to Fund Joint Cannabis Research

The donation, given by Charles R. Broderick, is the largest independent donation ever made to fund biological study of cannabinoids on the brain and behavior.


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