In Letter to Harvard President, Assoc. Dental School Professor Criticized for Involvement in Teledentistry
Marc B. Ackerman, an assistant professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the director of orthodontics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is at the center of a growing controversy surrounding teledentistry company SmileDirectClub.
A team of Harvard scientists have found a potential new method of treating obesity by limiting the body’s absorption of fat, according to a paper published Nov. 25 in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
The center, which is estimated to cost $50 million dollars, will be an independent non-profit located in the Greater Boston area. The board of directors of the new center includes leaders from Harvard, MIT, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, and GE Healthcare Life Sciences.
Ten Harvard affiliates were elected to the National Academy of Medicine — a nonprofit organization that provides advice on issues related to medicine and health policy — last Monday.
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.
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.
John McArthur, Former Dean of Harvard Business School and ‘a Mentor and Advisor…Without Peer,’ Dies at Age 85
McArthur, who served as dean of the Business School from 1979 to 1995 and engineered the creation of the Partners Healthcare network, died on Aug. 20 at age 85.
R. Bruce Donoff, dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, will step down from his position at the start of 2020, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to the University Friday.
The Harvard Business School satellite health clinic is slated to close on May 31, Harvard University Health Services director Paul J. Barreira said in an interview last week.
Harvard Medical School Financial Aid Student Subcommittee Brings New Perspective to Debt Conversations
The committee was created to bring student voices into the fold as administrators consider ways to address student debt concerns surrounding higher education, according to Sarah Carey, associate director of financial aid at the Medical School.
The healthcare investment firm Deerfield Management has committed $100 million as part of a new alliance with Harvard science researchers aimed at promoting drug innovation. As part of the deal, Deerfield will form a private company to support Harvard researchers’ projects.
The Broad Institute announced plans to launch the Gerstner Center for Cancer Diagnostics after receiving a total endowment of $25 million, according to a Tuesday press release. The Center will work towards developing a new method of cancer diagnosis and treatment using blood samples.
Massachusetts General Hospital — a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital — will construct a 12-story building to accommodate more patients and give healthcare providers access to additional medical technology, the hospital announced last week.
Local activists and at least one public official are calling on Harvard to remove the Sackler family’s name from their buildings after a memorandum filed in federal court Tuesday alleged the family knowingly understated the risks of its company’s addictive opioid product.
Harvard researchers are far from immune to retractions, according to new data published online last month. The database — released in October by Retraction Watch — includes over 18,000 listings dating as far back as the 1970s.
“Harvard Medical School is staunchly opposed to any efforts by federal agencies to limit the definition of sex as an immutable condition determined at birth,” a spokesperson wrote in a statement.
Nearly 30 percent of opioid prescriptions do not cite a pain-related diagnosis, a new Harvard Medical School and RAND Corporation study has found.
Michael P. Botticelli and John P. Walters, former directors of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, spoke to a crowd of over 50 law students Thursday.
Atul A. Gawande spoke candidly about the opioid epidemic at an event on public health issues at the JFK Forum at the Institute of Politics on Wednesday evening.
The first Black Health Matters conference kicked off in Cambridge this weekend with panels and workshops focused on health disparities in the black community.