Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School faculty and staff collaborated with the American Federation of Teachers to release an online course earlier this month that aims to educate the union's more than 1.7 million affiliates on the opioid crisis.
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.
Harvard Medical School affiliates who worked at Massachusetts General Hospital in the years after the hospital cemented ties with Purdue Pharma — manufacturer of the addictive painkiller OxyContin — say they perceived the company’s influence as minimal at the time.
He Jiankui vowed to defend his work in an email to The Crimson Wednesday. He's email appeared to mark his first public communication in at least a week — and came after multiple news outlets reported the scientist had seemingly gone missing.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow praised the Medical School’s health policy department and discussed the importance of higher education at a symposium at the school Tuesday.
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.
The Blavatnik Family Foundation will donate $200 million to Harvard Medical School, the largest gift in the school’s history, the University announced Thursday.
A Harvard Medical School student places a rainbow lei over a bust during a protest advocating for transgender rights at the Medical School on Thursday.
“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.
At least one high-profile paper authored by a former Medical School professor has been formally retracted and a federally funded clinical trial put on hold.
“In the last few years, the cost of genetic sequencing has decreased by a factor of a million,” David E. Reich '96 said. “This has revealed how little was known about the genetic relationships between people.”
Twelve Harvard faculty members were elected to the National Academy of Medicine, considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine, on Oct. 15.
Harvard Medical School completed its capital campaign with $789 million raised, slightly exceeding its goal of $750 million.
The professor, Piero Anversa, left the Medical School in December 2015 after investigations into the integrity of his research.