Harvard Medical School

Lives and dreams on hold as Supreme Court is set to hear DACA case - The Boston Globe | 11/11/2019

… threatened to leave her blind. All those years spent in hospitals and translating doctors’ orders for her parents inspired Oñate to want to become a physician. Now at 25, she is a student at Harvard Medical School and on the cusp of fulfilling her dream because of a federal initiative that has dubbed her — not surprisingly — a Dreamer. But a decision by President Trump to end the Deferred Action for …

Understanding Healthcare Utilization In China Through The Andersen Behavioral Model: Review Of Evidence From The China Health And Nutrition Survey | 11/11/2019

Nicola Ludin Kent Rondeau Shu Zhang, 1 Qihui Chen, 2 Bo Zhang 3 1 Institute of Agricultural Economics and Development, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; 2 Center for Food and Health Economic Research, College of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; 3 Department of Neurology and ICCTR Biostatistics and Research Design Center, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston …

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Global Design Contest Awards ULiSSES™ Medical Device Grand Prize | Business Wire | 11/11/2019

SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 11, 2019– ULiSSES™, a first-of-its-kind medical device, created by Vascular Perfusion Solutions, Inc. (VPS) has been selected as the Grand Prize winner in the 2019 “Create the Future” Design Contest. The Contest is conducted by Tech Briefs Media Group, an SAE International Company. It was established in 2002 to recognize and reward engineering innovations that benefit humanity, the environment, and the economy …

Turning The Tables On Tradition: Flipped High-Fidelity Simulation To Potentiate Learning | 11/11/2019

Peer reviewers approved by Dr Robert Robinson Peer reviewer comments 2 Dr Anwarul Azim Majumder Leslie A Bilello Department of Emergency Medicine, Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Associate Program Director, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02115, USACorrespondence: Leslie A BilelloDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Associate Program Director, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, One Deaconess Road, 2nd …

Big Pharma’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic: Pay But Deny | 11/11/2019

Even as the pharmaceutical industry agrees to ever larger payouts to settle an onslaught of lawsuits over the opioid epidemic, it continues to deny the conspiracy of greed that caused what the Trump commission called “this national nightmare.” Instead, its PR operations and lawyers use manipulated statistics and make claims that the epidemic is “a complex problem with root causes that are difficult to disentangle” in an attempt to disperse …

Healthy Lifestyle can Prevent Liver-Related Deaths | 11/11/2019

… for developing HCC. However, no prior study had quantified the overall contribution of multiple lifestyle factors on the risk for HCC and liver-related mortality,” says Tracey G. Simon, MD, instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, and the study’s lead author. “We wanted to estimate how many cases of HCC and deaths from cirrhosis could have been prevented, in our study population, if everyone had …

Meet Dr. Om Ganda: Medical Director of the Lipid Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center and Recipient of the 2019 New England Choice Awards as Healthcare Pioneer | 11/11/2019

BOSTON– Dr. Om Ganda is medical director of the Lipid Clinic, and Chair of the Clinical Oversight Committee at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. His special interests include Lipid Disorders, Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction. In addition, he is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Joslin Diabetes Center is world-renowned for its deep expertise in diabetes treatment and research. Joslin is an independent, non …

Essential Science: Secret to living longer is more ‘rest’ | 11/11/2019

The research stems from Harvard Medical School (Blavatnik Institute). Here searchers have gathered new evidence which demonstrates that the key to living longer is to get a good amount of sleep. The research focus is with epigenetics. Scientists mapped changes in gene expression in people who died between 60 and 100 years old. The purpose was to understand how changes in gene expression correlated to longevity. Epigenetics Epigenetics is about …

Studies explore potential benefits and costs of increased treatment to achieve lower blood pressure | 11/11/2019

… habits and took blood pressure medications as prescribed. “These are important steps to prolong your life free from disease or disability,” said lead study author Muthiah Vaduganathan, M.D., M.P.H., an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and associate physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Brian Claggett, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, was the study’s co-first author and initially developed these methods to …

Medical News Today: What are the effects of lowering blood pressure targets? | 11/11/2019

… investigated the costs and benefits of treating hypertension more intensively, and of tailoring treatment according to degrees of cardiovascular risk. Better blood pressure control lengthens life Dr. Muthiah Vaduganathan, an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an associate physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital — both in Boston, MA — is the lead author of the first study. Dr. Vaduganathan and team used data from the well-known Systolic Blood …

Study Casts Doubt on Value of Medicare Wellness Visits | Managed Care Magazine | 11/10/2019

… preventive care widely available to seniors. If prevention can prevent expensive medical care, then the visits might also reduce health care expenditures. Using 2008–2015 Medicare claims data, Ateev Mehrotra , an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Managed Care Editorial Advisory Board, compared Medicare beneficiaries seen by practices that provided the ACA wellness visits to those seen by practices that didn’t (an “intention-to-treat …

Leader in Lupus Research and Young Investigator Recognized for Exceptional Contributions and Dedication to Field | PR Newswire | 11/10/2019

… recognizes the remarkable accomplishments of an investigator in the early stages of their lupus career and memorializes Dr. Stevens’ outstanding contributions to lupus research throughout her career. Dr. Feldman, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is committed to studying lupus disparities, and improving health care access and outcomes for people with lupus as a social epidemiology researcher. She has …

Viemed Healthcare, Inc. (VMD) CEO Casey Hoyt on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 11/10/2019

… the VA as the pilot continues to move forward with the VA physicians. Speaking of studies, Dr. Frazier worked very hard in the third quarter to produce a poster presentation at the Precision and Harvard Medical School study and he presented at the world’s largest pulmonary conference, CHEST. The results he presented were similar to clinical results for our KPMG study. However, the time period of patients analyzed went from …

Associations between 100% Orange Juice Consumption and Dietary, Lifestyle and Anthropometric Characteristics in a… | National Institutes of Health | 11/10/2019

Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA. 2 Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA. 3 Harvard Medical School, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA. 4 Department of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA. Abstract Concerns about orange …

Post-market price changes alone account for most recent spending growth for biologics | 11/10/2019

New research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting found that annual spending on biologic DMARDS (biologics) by U.S. public programs and beneficiaries nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016. The study showed post-market drug price changes alone account for the majority of recent spending growth, and manufacturers’ rebates have little impact on rising costs ( Abstract 2731 ). Biologics are genetically engineered proteins made from human genes that are …

Price increases doubled public spending on biologic DMARDs | 11/10/2019

ATLANTA — Annual public spending by Medicare and Medicaid on biologic DMARDs more than doubled, from $5.3 billion in 2012 to $10.3 billion in 2016, largely due to post-market price increases, according to Natalie McCormick, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. At a press conference at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, McCormick added that manufacturers’ rebates have had little impact on these rising costs. “Our study …

HCC and cirrhosis-related deaths may be prevented by lifestyle modifications | 11/10/2019

… use and exercise. HCC and cirrhosis incidence are on the rise in the U.S., and deaths related to these illnesses are also accelerating at an alarming pace, prompting researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School to analyze whether adopting a healthier lifestyle might reduce HCC incidence and deaths from cirrhosis. We wanted to conduct this study because there is growing evidence that both HCC- and cirrhosis-related mortality …

Patriots Team Doctor Visits Mattapoisett Library | 11/10/2019

… healed: the 1986 U.S. Olympic Team at the Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo. Yes, Zairns has seen it all. Far from being retired, Zairns is currently the Augustus Thorndike Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Emeritus Chief of Sports Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. According to Zairns, football players have gotten bigger than when he first entered a football stadium. He said more than 400 NFL …

How to manage employee stress and build a more resilient workforce | 11/10/2019

The mental wellbeing of individuals within your organisation touches every aspect of your business. From the visible – revenue, absenteeism, and turnover – to the invisible – disengagement, low job satisfaction, and depressive disorders. Contributors Dr. Susan David of Harvard Medical School and the experts on the Virgin Pulse Science Advisory Board. Mental wellbeing is compromised when an individual is not able to proactively cope with the level of stress they are being …

(USA-MA-Boston) Executive Support Specialist I | 11/10/2019

Job Information Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Executive Support Specialist I in Boston , Massachusetts Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all …

Medicare

A Fiscal Analysis of Elizabeth Warren’s Health Care Plan | 11/12/2019

Without rosy scenarios, ‘Medicare for All’ could increase the federal deficit by $15 trillion through 2029. Executive Summary On November 1, 2019, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) published a lengthy monograph describing how she … Sen. Warren relied on two policy advisers, Donald Berwick of Harvard Medical School and Simon Johnson of the MIT Sloan School of Management, to identify ways to reduce the $34 trillion cost of establishing a …

Viemed Healthcare, Inc. (VMD) CEO Casey Hoyt on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 11/10/2019

… begin with our ongoing geographical expansion. The compliance department finished the quarter having us license new business in 47 states, Medicare approved in 46 and with the addition of Utah and Illinois, now conducting business … quarter to produce a poster presentation at the Precision and Harvard Medical School study and he presented at the world’s largest pulmonary conference, CHEST. The results he presented were similar to clinical results for our …

Medicaid

A Fiscal Analysis of Elizabeth Warren’s Health Care Plan | 11/12/2019

… campaign believes that its policies would lead to a reduction in overall national health expenditures. (Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Urban Institute, Warren Campaign, A. Roy / FREOPP) How the Warren plan expands coverage … Sen. Warren relied on two policy advisers, Donald Berwick of Harvard Medical School and Simon Johnson of the MIT Sloan School of Management, to identify ways to reduce the $34 trillion cost of establishing a …

CareCentrix Releases New Series of #CareTalk Podcasts and Videos Shot Live at HLTH | PR Newswire | 11/7/2019

… discuss trending healthcare topics. Dr. John Brownstein , Chief Innovation Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School , talked about common barriers to care, specifically patient transportation. Brownstein’s company, Circulation … and former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under President Obama, discussed healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Slavitt presented insight into upcoming legislative changes, the deep state …

Medicare Advantage

A Fiscal Analysis of Elizabeth Warren’s Health Care Plan | 11/12/2019

… Abolition of private insurance. Today, more than one-third of Medicare enrollees are enrolled in private major medical insurance through Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C. Under Medicare Advantage, seniors choose among a … Sen. Warren relied on two policy advisers, Donald Berwick of Harvard Medical School and Simon Johnson of the MIT Sloan School of Management, to identify ways to reduce the $34 trillion cost of establishing a …

Viemed Healthcare, Inc. (VMD) CEO Casey Hoyt on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 11/10/2019

… of studies, Dr. Frazier worked very hard in the third quarter to produce a poster presentation at the Precision and Harvard Medical School study and he presented at the world’s largest pulmonary conference, CHEST. The … network development department with the addition of 44 new commercial Medicare Advantage, Managed Medicaid and one last major national payor, eight major regional networks and several other high-priority payors. These wins also translate into …

National Institutes of Health

Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age | 11/11/2019

… Harvard Medical School. Funding: Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS UL1TR000077-05); National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (U19HL91179, 1RC2HL101589); and National Institutes on Aging (R01 AG15478). Shah was partly supported by the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine, and Singer was partly supported by the Eliot B. and Edith C. Shoolman Fund of Massachusetts General Hospital. Disclosures: Eckman has current or recent investigator …

Clinical Research

An ODD Diagnosis Doesn’t Make Your Child “Bad” | 11/11/2019

… clinical researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital, therapist in private practice, and holds faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School, University of New Hampshire and Simmons School of Social Work. She is also a mom. Mightier uses the power of bioresponsive games to help kids build and practice calming skills to meet real-world challenges. White, E. (2019). An ODD Diagnosis Doesn’t Make Your Child “Bad”. //psychcentral.com/blog/an-odd-diagnosis-doesnt …

Katharine McCormick’s Crusade | 11/10/2019

… G. Hoskins and the possible role of defective adrenal glands in mental illness, she established the Neuroendocrine Research Foundation at Harvard Medical School and funded the publication of the journal Endocrinology . With Stanley’s death on … of the estimated two million dollars that went into the clinical research and subsequent trials came from her. Pincus and his associate, John Rock, could not do open research using hormones for contraception (which was …

American Heart Association

REDUCE-IT® USA Results, in Prespecified Subgroup Analyses of Landmark REDUCE-IT Global Study, Showed Robust Cardiovascular Risk Reductions Across a Variety of Study Endpoints, Including Cardiovascular Death and All-Cause Mortality | Globe Newswire | 11/11/2019

… Cause Mortality Tolerability and Safety Findings Consistent with Full Study Results Published Today in Circulation and Scheduled for Presentation at American Heart Association 2019 Scientific Sessions on November 17 DUBLIN, Ireland and BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Amarin … Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bhatt’s featured presentation, titled “REDUCE-IT USA: Results from the 3,146 Patients Randomized in the United States,” will be delivered on …

REDUCE-IT® USA Results, in Prespecified Subgroup Analyses of Landmark REDUCE-IT Global Study, Showed Robust Cardiovascular Risk Reductions Across a Variety of Study Endpoints, Including Cardiovascular Death and All-Cause Mortality Nasdaq:AMRN | Globe Newswire | 11/11/2019

… Cause Mortality Tolerability and Safety Findings Consistent with Full Study Results Published Today in Circulation and Scheduled for Presentation at American Heart Association 2019 Scientific Sessions on November 17 DUBLIN, Ireland and BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov … Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bhatt’s featured presentation, titled “REDUCE-IT USA: Results from the 3,146 Patients Randomized in the United States,” will be delivered on …

CDC

Medical News Today: What are the effects of lowering blood pressure targets? | 11/11/2019

… high blood pressure . They expect that this number will continue to rise. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that around 1,100 people die of a condition related to hypertension each day … lengthens life Dr. Muthiah Vaduganathan, an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an associate physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital — both in Boston, MA — is the lead author of the first study. Dr …

Harvard Immunologist: Unvaccinated Children Pose ZERO Risk to Anyone and Here’s Why | Humans Are Free | 11/10/2019

… that the nature of protection afforded by many modern vaccines – and that includes most of the vaccines recommended by the CDC for children – is not consistent with such a statement. I have outlined below the … Rockefeller University in New York and did postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Stanford University in California.Dr. Obukhanych offers online classes for those who want to gain deeper understanding of how the …

Patient Safety

Is it Safe for Children to Receive Sedation/Anesthesia from an Oral Surgeon or Dentist using a Single Provider/Operator Model? | 11/11/2019

… of the piece. One author is Charles J. Coté, a now retired professor formerly affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He has been involved in crafting the sedation guidelines for the American … care for some, so the question becomes does this improve patient safety? Without clear data, opinions will continue to dominate. The post Is it Safe for Children to Receive Sedation/Anesthesia from an Oral Surgeon …

Weekly Quick Hits — Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 | 11/7/2019

… ethical dilemmas you may encounter and know when and how to report them. Review the Code of Conduct here. Compliance: Patient Safety Compliance takes many forms in health care, but it’s especially important as it … Emery N. Brown, Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, will present “Rethinking General Anesthesia” on Thursday, Nov. 21 , noon to 1 p.m. at the College of Medicine, Junker Auditorium. Lunch will …

Population Health

Understanding Healthcare Utilization In China Through The Andersen Behavioral Model: Review Of Evidence From The China Health And Nutrition Survey | 11/11/2019

… Beijing, People’s Republic of China; 3 Department of Neurology and ICCTR Biostatistics and Research Design Center, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USACorrespondence: Bo Zhang; Qihui Chen Email [email protected]; chen1006 … health status); in contrast, contextual factors (e.g., employment rates and population health indices) have rarely been examined. Our review also revealed a few factors whose impacts differ from expectations in many studies (e.g., employment status …

Interaction between apolipoprotein E genotype and hypertension on cognitive function in older women in the Nurses’ Health Study | 11/7/2019

… Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom Francine Grodstein, Roles Conceptualization, Methodology, Writing – review & editing Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America ⨯ Peter Kraft, Roles Conceptualization, Methodology, Writing – review & editing Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T …

CRISPR

CRISPR: the movie | Nature | 11/11/2019

11 November 2019 CRISPR: the movie New gene-editing documentary showcases biology’s hottest tool — up to the point when things went awry. By Amy Maxmen Amy Maxmen Google Scholar David Sanchez appears in the documentary … as if everything were possible. George Daley, a bioethicist at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, draws a line between editing embryos and editing adults; in the former case, children would be born with the …

Three Scientists Are Named Winners of the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | 11/8/2019

… winners for the 2019 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research are Nathanael Gray of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Joshua Mendell of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Christopher … Dr. Vakoc performs genetic screening with the gene-editing technique CRISPR to figure out which genes and proteins are most important for cancer. “We systematically subtract each one to learn which of them are vital …

Merck

Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age | 11/11/2019

… Southern California; Alan S. Go, of Kaiser Permanente Northern California and UCSF; and Daniel Singer, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Funding: Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for … R01HD094213), Virus Action Coalition of the Centers for Disease Control, Merck, Pfizer Educational Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer Education Consortium, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Go has a research grant through Kaiser Permanente Northern California …

Pfizer

Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age | 11/11/2019

… Southern California; Alan S. Go, of Kaiser Permanente Northern California and UCSF; and Daniel Singer, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Funding: Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for … Virus Action Coalition of the Centers for Disease Control, Merck, Pfizer Educational Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer Education Consortium, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Go has a research grant through Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division …

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age | 11/11/2019

… Southern California; Alan S. Go, of Kaiser Permanente Northern California and UCSF; and Daniel Singer, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Funding: Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for … of the Centers for Disease Control, Merck, Pfizer Educational Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer Education Consortium, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Go has a research grant through Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research from …

UnitedHealth

Haven partners with traditional payers in plans offered to Amazon, JPM workers | 11/9/2019

Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker author Atul Gawande, Haven includes a powerhouse team of healthcare execs, including former UnitedHealth and Comcast executive Jack Stoddard as COO, ex-SVP of enterprise analytics at BCBS Massachusetts Dana Gelb Safran and former Optum exec David Smith as director of product strategy and research …

Novartis

HF pharmacotherapy in midst of paradigm shift | 11/8/2019

… 26% in patients with HFrEF with and without diabetes. In PARAGON-HF, the angiotensin receptor/neprilysin inhibitor sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto, Novartis) narrowly missed its primary endpoint of reduction of CV death and HF hospitalizations in … Edward D. Frohlich Distinguished Chair and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, senior physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and executive committee co-chair of PARAGON-HF, said during the HFSA Scientific Meeting that …

How A Computer Model Prices the Value Of Good Health and Moderates Drug Costs | 11/7/2019

… using it to shame drug manufacturers to lower their prices. The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, an outgrowth of Harvard Medical School with no political affiliation or official policy-making role, has latched onto … such as Elizabeth Warren, pharmaceutical companies have started paying attention. Novartis AG set the price of its lifesaving gene therapy Zolgensma at the limit suggested by ICER, as the Boston group is known. Dave Lennon …

Gilead Sciences

Gene Tech Company Claims to Have Found a Cure for HIV/AIDS | 11/8/2019

… HIV with bone marrow transplants on a more widespread basis. Getty Images Kenneth Freedberg, MD, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, told NewNowNext in March that the method “is … exclusively available as Truvada, its brand-name version manufactured by Gilead Sciences with a very high retail markup . That may change soon, though: Earlier this week, the government filed a lawsuit against Gilead alleging patent …

How A Computer Model Prices the Value Of Good Health and Moderates Drug Costs | 11/7/2019

… using it to shame drug manufacturers to lower their prices. The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, an outgrowth of Harvard Medical School with no political affiliation or official policy-making role, has latched onto … radiation therapy for cancer. Its focus shifted in 2013, when Gilead Sciences Inc. ’s hepatitis C drug Solvadi—the first $1,000-a-pill drug—hit the market. ICER found that Solvadi was cost-effective but …

Celgene

Opioid overdose, vaccine preventable diseases among avoidable SLE-related conditions | 11/6/2019

… Harvard Medical School, reports an honorarium for consulting services from Celgene and Biogen. Candace H. Feldman Opioid use and overdose , and certain vaccine-preventable diseases, are among conditions related to systemic lupus erythematosus that could be avoided or minimized through high-quality, timely ambulatory care, according to findings published in Arthritis Care & Research . “Patients with lupus have been shown to have high rates of ED visits and hospitalizations,” Candace H …

Shape Therapeutics, Inc. Raises $35.5M Series A Financing, Led by NEA and Announces the Formation of a World-Class Scientific Advisory Board, to Advance a First-in-Class RNA Editing Gene Therapy Platform Focused on Curing Genetic Diseases | Business Wire | 11/5/2019

… Dr. Prashant Mali, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at UCSD, who during his postdoctoral fellowship in the George Church laboratory at Harvard Medical School pioneered the use of CRISPR in human cells. ShapeTx RNAfix™ platform is … a successful co-acquisition of AbVitro, Inc. by Juno and Celgene. Ed Mathers, Partner at NEA and Board member at ShapeTx, said, “One rarely comes across a proprietary technology platform with such transformative potential led …

Genentech

Research: Study details the mechanism and scope of measles-induced immune amnesia in the wake of infection — | 11/2/2019

… it happen, and how severe is it? Now, a study from an international team of researchers led by investigators at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public … Helsinki, Helsinki University Hospital, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Genentech, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center. This study was supported by the Value of Vaccination Research Network, Gates Foundation …

How measles wipes out the body’s immune memory | 11/1/2019

… happen, and how severe is it? advertisement Now, a study from an international team of researchers led by investigators at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public … Helsinki, Helsinki University Hospital, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Genentech, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center. This study was supported by the Value of Vaccination Research Network, Gates Foundation …

Bristol-Myers

Ovid Therapeutics Announces Senior Management Promotions in Preparation for Multiple Data Readouts Expected in 2020 Nasdaq:OVID | Globe Newswire | 11/1/2019

… President, Program Leadership from 2011 to 2014 where he led the Spinraza ® and dexpramipexole development programs. Earlier, he worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company for 10 years, where he held several roles of increasing responsibility … School. Dr. Rakhit completed his fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Harvard Medical School and was previously on staff at Boston Children’s Hospital. Timothy Daly joined Ovid in September 2015, and has served in positions of …

Biogen

Ovid Therapeutics Announces Senior Management Promotions in Preparation for Multiple Data Readouts Expected in 2020 Nasdaq:OVID | Globe Newswire | 11/1/2019

… Head of Research and Development since March 2019. Previously, Dr. Rakhit was Senior Vice President, Head of Worldwide Medical at Biogen Inc., from 2014 to 2016 and Vice President, Program Leadership from 2011 to 2014 … School. Dr. Rakhit completed his fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Harvard Medical School and was previously on staff at Boston Children’s Hospital. Timothy Daly joined Ovid in September 2015, and has served in positions of …

Broadview Ventures

Kantum Pharma Founder to Present Preclinical Data Demonstrating Beneficial Effects of P2Y14 Antagonist in Acute Kidney Injury at the American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting | PR Newswire | 11/5/2019

… AKI). Title: The P2Y14 Receptor: Linking the Intercalated Cell to Immune Defense Presenter: Sylvie Breton, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Time: Thursday, November 7, at 3:30 p.m. Location: 146 C, Walter E … Breton’s lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. Kantum Pharma’s investors include Broadview Ventures and a number of private individual investors. ( www.kantumpharma.com ) Contact: Glenn Batchelder Email: [email protected] Phone: (617) 213-6886 Related Files 19 11104 Breton ASN …

New Enterprise Associates

New Aetion Tool Brings Real-World Evidence Research to Small and Mid-Sized Pharma Companies | PR Newswire | 11/1/2019

Harvard Medical School faculty with decades of experience in epidemiology and health outcomes research, Aetion informs health care’s most critical decisions — what works best, for whom, and when — to guide treatment development, commercialization, and payment innovation into health care’s modern era. Aetion is based in New York City , and backed by investors including New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Flare Capital Partners, Lakestar, Town Hall Ventures, McKesson Ventures, Sanofi Ventures, Amgen Ventures …

New Aetion Tool Brings Real-World Evidence Research to Small and Mid-Sized Pharma Companies | The Wapakoneta Daily News | 11/1/2019

Harvard Medical School faculty with decades of experience in epidemiology and health outcomes research, Aetion informs health care’s most critical decisions — what works best, for whom, and when — to guide treatment development, commercialization, and payment innovation into health care’s modern era. Aetion is based in New York City , and backed by investors including New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Flare Capital Partners, Lakestar, Town Hall Ventures, McKesson Ventures, Sanofi Ventures, Amgen Ventures …

Khosla Ventures

HeartVista Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for One Click™ Cardiac MRI Package, the First AI-assisted Cardiac MRI Scan Solution | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 10/29/2019

… Raymond Kwong, MPH, Director of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A recent multi-center, outcome-based study (MR-INFORM), published in the … Stanford Magnetic Resonance Systems Research Laboratory. HeartVista is funded by Khosla Ventures, and the National Institute of Health’s Small Business Innovation Research program. For more information, visit www.heartvista.ai View source version on businesswire.com : https://www.businesswire.com …

Atlas Venture

Disc Medicine Completes $50 Million Series A Financing led by Novo Holdings A/S to Advance New Therapies Addressing Ineffective Red Blood Cell Production | PR Newswire | 10/29/2019

… acquired anemias. The Series A financing was led by Novo Holdings A/S along with Access Biotechnology and founding investor Atlas Venture. Atlas seeded the company in 2017. Donald Nicholson , former CEO of Nimbus Therapeutics … Children’s Hospital and S. Burt Wolbach Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School , Srdan Verstovsek , MD, PhD, professor, Department of Leukemia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Uma Sinha, PhD, chief …

Partners Innovation Fund

Partners HealthCare Creates New Investment Funds to Accelerate Innovation in Medicine | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 10/21/2019

… five years, and the Translational Innovation Fund (TIF) has funding of $50M over six years. The new funds join the Partners Innovation Fund (PIF), formed in 2008 to advance new science and technology based on … leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. About Partners Healthcare Innovation Partners HealthCare Innovation is the 125-person business development group responsible for the worldwide application of the capabilities …

Partners HealthCare’s investment strategy that led to $154M commercial, investment income in 2018 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/26/2019

… Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and McLean Hospital, all of which are Harvard Medical School affiliates. The 125-member team was responsible for $154 million in commercial … companies in the past 10 years. The health system established Partners Innovation Fund in 2008 with a $35 million initial commitment; it has grown to $171 million through both internal and external investments. Partner’s innovation …

Carlyle Group

Philanthropist Len Blavatnik returns to Harvard Medical School | 10/21/2019

One year after the Blavatnik Family Foundation announced a $200 million commitment to Harvard Medical School (HMS) — the largest gift in the School’s history — philanthropist Len Blavatnik returned to the HMS Quad on Oct. 16 … Rubenstein is co-founder and co-executive chair of The Carlyle Group and a leader in the area of patriotic philanthropy . One of the stops Blavatnik made while on the Quad was the School’s Cryo …

Morgan Stanley

People on the Move – October 7, 2019 | 10/7/2019

… York, New York. Milner will also serve as chief of the allergy, immunology, and rheumatology services at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Milner previously was a National Institutes of Health (NIH) physician-scientist … nephrologist in Boston, a part-time professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and part-time professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. Previously, Curhan was the editor-in-chief of the Clinical …

Regulus Announces New Additions to Board of Directors | PR Newswire | 6/11/2019

Morgan Stanley. In addition to his investment management and financial expertise, Dr. Simeonidis combines both biopharmaceutical industry and biomedical research expertise, having worked at Novartis in Business Development and Strategic Planning, and prior to his corporate career, having served as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Simeonidis received his BS in Biology from Loyola University Chicago , and his MA, MPhil and PhD degrees in Cellular, Molecular and Biophysical …

BioAdvance

Renovacor Closes $11 Million Series A Financing to Advance First Gene Therapy for a Rare Cardiovascular Disease | Business Wire | 8/14/2019

… announced the successful completion of an $11 million Series A financing co-led by Novartis Venture Fund , Broadview Ventures , and BioAdvance , and joined by New Leaf Venture Partners and Innogest Capital . This press release features … of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. “There are currently no precision medicine options for cardiovascular patients with specific genetic mutations - a deficiency that Renovacor hopes to address,” said …

New Leaf Venture Partners

Renovacor Closes $11 Million Series A Financing to Advance First Gene Therapy for a Rare Cardiovascular Disease | Business Wire | 8/14/2019

… of an $11 million Series A financing co-led by Novartis Venture Fund , Broadview Ventures , and BioAdvance , and joined by New Leaf Venture Partners and Innogest Capital . This press release features multimedia. View the full … of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. “There are currently no precision medicine options for cardiovascular patients with specific genetic mutations - a deficiency that Renovacor hopes to address,” said …

MPM Capital

Massachusetts General Hospital and ElevateBio Announce a 10-Year Alliance Agreement to Utilize ElevateBio BaseCamp to Manufacture Innovative Cell and Gene Therapies | Business Wire | 7/25/2019

… ahead.” About Massachusetts General Hospital Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital ( www.massgeneral.org ) is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The 1,000-bed medical center each year admits approximately 50,000 inpatients, handles … investors are the UBS Oncology Impact Fund (OIF) managed by MPM Capital, as well as F2 Ventures. Investors also include EcoR1 Capital, Redmile Group, and Samsara BioCapital. ElevateBio has established ElevateBio BaseCamp, a single R …

Massachusetts General Hospital

Global Design Contest Awards ULiSSES™ Medical Device Grand Prize | Business Wire | 11/11/2019

… Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the U.S. Department of Defense. In support of this additional work, VPS is the commercial partner in a Joint Warfighter Medical Research grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. VPS is currently working to enter the FDA’s Breakthrough Device Program to begin a streamlined review process, to get ULiSSES™ into early clinical use. For more information on the award, visit www.createthefuturecontest.com . Additional information …

Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age | 11/11/2019

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Funding: Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS UL1TR000077-05); National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (U19HL91179, 1RC2HL101589); and National Institutes on Aging (R01 AG15478). Shah was partly supported by the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine, and Singer was partly supported by the Eliot B. and Edith C. Shoolman Fund of Massachusetts General Hospital. Disclosures: Eckman has …

Mayo Clinic

Wide-ranging gender disparities remain in pediatrics | 11/11/2019

Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston, Allison R. Larson, MD, of Boston University, Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD, of Washington University in St. Louis, and Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, of Mayo Clinic. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system …

How to Walk on Water & Climb Up Walls: 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting gets an inspirational kick-off in Atlanta | 11/10/2019

… W. Chang, MD, MPH, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago; Jonathan S. Coblyn, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston; Hani El-Gabalawy, MD, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Simon … Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore; Ali Duarte-Garcia, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; Rebecca Haberman, MD, NYU Langone Health, New York; Jean W. Liew, MD, University of Washington, Seattle; Mazen Nasrallah MD, MSc, MGH …

Kaiser Permanente

Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age | 11/11/2019

… pronounced at older ages and with more effective anticoagulants.” In the CCQO study, Shah and his colleagues, including collaborators from Kaiser Permanente Northern and Southern California, reviewed the records of 14,946 adults from January 2006 … and UCSF; and Daniel Singer, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Funding: Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS UL1TR000077-05); National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute …

Cleveland Clinic

EMBASE Cardiac Update AutoAlert: EPICORE Cardiac Surgery Blogger2 | 11/9/2019

… WA, United States (von Bardeleben) Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Mainz, Mainz, Germany (Cremer, Jaber) Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, United States (Celermajer) Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney … of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States (Shin) Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States (Raol) Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States Publisher …

HF pharmacotherapy in midst of paradigm shift | 11/8/2019

… compared with valsartan in PARAGON-HF. Scott D. Solomon, MD, Edward D. Frohlich Distinguished Chair and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, senior physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and executive committee co-chair … Starling, MD, MPH, FACC, FESC, FHFSA, professor of medicine at Cleveland Clinic and immediate past president of HFSA, said in an interview. “It also shows there were no safety concerns. It shows us potentially, depending …

UPMC

Healthcare Security Forum will focus on putting security practices to work - Healthcare IT News | 11/6/2019

… keynote the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum next month in Boston, along with Dr. John Halamka, International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School. At Twitter and Mozilla – technology companies that wouldn’t slow down their pace … be joined by CISOs from Penn Medicine, Geisinger Health System, UPMC, Johns Hopkins, Intermountain and more. The event will also include breakout group discussions on topics like incident response and recovery, identity and access management …

Blast phenotype and comutations in acute myeloid leukemia with mutated NPM1 influence disease biology and outcome | Blood Advances | American Society of Hematology | 11/4/2019

… and comutations in acute myeloid leukemia with mutated NPM1 influence disease biology and outcome Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Search for other works by this author on: Department of … Center (VUMC; n = 62 cases), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC; n = 41 cases), and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH; n = 29 cases). Patients with a history of myelodysplastic syndrome or myeloproliferative neoplasm, exposure to cytotoxic …

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Who’s donating to Framingham’s most expensive City Council race? | 11/2/2019

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ($200), Romina Wilmot of Vitra Health ($100), Carolyn Pyburn of Harvard Medical School ($50) and Pennye Williams of Sanofi Genzyme ($200). Educators. Pascual is a School Committee member, and educators from Framingham and beyond are backing her campaign. Donors include Framingham State University’s Patricia Birch ($50) and Virgen Gonzalez ($50), former Framingham Superintendent (now of Boston University) Stacy Scott ($100) and Framingham Public Schools’ Erica …

Cats, dogs both linked to longer lives for owners | Modern Healthcare | 11/2/2019

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Though as Kazi noted to NPR , “They’re not randomized trials, the gold standard for what we would do to evaluate a new drug.” But don’t feel so smug, dog people. Having a feline pal has been linked to healthier results, too. In 2008, researchers told the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference that those who had never had a pet cat …

McLean Hospital

Jack Turban and Alex S. Keuroghlian: It’s time to outlaw conversion efforts for transgender Americans - The Salt Lake Tribune | 11/2/2019

… people cisgender are dangerous, these attempts are still common. In a recent study published last month by our group at Harvard Medical School and The Fenway Institute, we found that transgender people in every U.S … resident physician in psychiatry at The Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. Alex S. Keuroghlian , M.D., MPH, is director of the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute and Director of the Massachusetts …

Memorial Sloan Kettering

Marc Brown, MD, Elected President of ASDS | 11/2/2019

… is the director at MGH Dermatology Laser, Cosmetics and Dermatologic Surgery, as well as an associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School Department of Dermatology. Vice President: Sue Ellen Cox, MD, is the medical … Program. Anthony M. Rossi, MD, assistant attending-dermatology service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and assistant professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian. Katherine Ligtenberg, MD, PhD, MBA …

Gilteritinib or Chemotherapy for Relapsed or Refractory FLT3-Mutated AML | 10/31/2019

… F.C.) — all in Italy; University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston (J.E.C.); Universitätsklinikum Giessen und Marburg, Marburg, Germany (A.N.); Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York (E. Berman); Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe … Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC (T.P.); and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston (A.T.F.). Address reprint requests to Dr. Perl at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 12 South, 3400 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia …

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Research: Study details the mechanism and scope of measles-induced immune amnesia in the wake of infection — | 11/2/2019

… it happen, and how severe is it? Now, a study from an international team of researchers led by investigators at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public … Helsinki University Hospital, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Genentech, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center. This study was supported by the Value of Vaccination Research Network, Gates Foundation, National …

How measles wipes out the body’s immune memory | 11/1/2019

… happen, and how severe is it? advertisement Now, a study from an international team of researchers led by investigators at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public … Helsinki University Hospital, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Genentech, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center. This study was supported by the Value of Vaccination Research Network, Gates Foundation, National …

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Marc Brown, MD, Elected President of ASDS | 11/2/2019

… is the director at MGH Dermatology Laser, Cosmetics and Dermatologic Surgery, as well as an associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School Department of Dermatology. Vice President: Sue Ellen Cox, MD, is the medical … Program. Anthony M. Rossi, MD, assistant attending-dermatology service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and assistant professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian. Katherine Ligtenberg, MD, PhD, MBA …

Gilteritinib or Chemotherapy for Relapsed or Refractory FLT3-Mutated AML | 10/31/2019

… F.C.) — all in Italy; University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston (J.E.C.); Universitätsklinikum Giessen und Marburg, Marburg, Germany (A.N.); Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York (E. Berman); Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe … Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC (T.P.); and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston (A.T.F.). Address reprint requests to Dr. Perl at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 12 South, 3400 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia …

Aetna

Haven partners with traditional payers in plans offered to Amazon, JPM workers | 11/9/2019

… Wisconsin, and JPM is offering the plans in Ohio and Arizona. The JPM-Haven plans, run by payers Cigna and Aetna, don’t require employees to pay deductibles and do offer financial rewards for fulfilling certain … our employees,” an Amazon spokesperson told Healthcare Dive. Helmed by Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker author Atul Gawande, Haven includes a powerhouse team of healthcare execs, including former UnitedHealth and Comcast executive Jack …

ORHub, Inc. Announced the Appointment of Dr. Choll Kim to their Advisory Board | Medical Device News Magazine | 11/9/2019

… of-the-art minimally invasive procedure that effectively treats herniated disks, radiculopathy and sciatica. Dr. Kim graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School and completed his fellowship training in complex spine surgery at the Mayo … Board November 7, 2019 Germain has held leadership positions with Aetna, the global health team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and one of the largest owner/operators of senior living communities in the …

Cigna

Haven partners with traditional payers in plans offered to Amazon, JPM workers | 11/9/2019

… Utah and Wisconsin, and JPM is offering the plans in Ohio and Arizona. The JPM-Haven plans, run by payers Cigna and Aetna, don’t require employees to pay deductibles and do offer financial rewards for … our employees,” an Amazon spokesperson told Healthcare Dive. Helmed by Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker author Atul Gawande, Haven includes a powerhouse team of healthcare execs, including former UnitedHealth and Comcast executive Jack …

Insulin costs out of reach for some in U.S. | 11/8/2019

… to ensure they can live day to day,” said commentary co-author Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. The current costs would no doubt disappoint Canadian scientist Banting. In the … government manufacturing facility to provide lower-cost insulin,” Kesselheim said. Cigna, a large private insurer, has limited monthly copayments for insulin to $25. Holly Campbell, a spokesperson for PhRMA, a pharmaceutical manufacturer trade association, said …

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Reply to MF Rolland-Cachera and KF Michaelsen | 10/31/2019

Reply to MF Rolland-Cachera and KF Michaelsen Karen M Switkowski From the Division of Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute , Boston, MA, Karen M Switkowski , Paul F Jacques Jean Mayer–USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University , Boston, MA, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine …

Consumers’ Orders Changed Slightly After Calorie Counts Added to Menus | 10/31/2019

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School. In May 2018, calorie labeling on menus became mandatory for chains with 20 or more outlets in the United States. The goal was to help customers make healthier food choices. However, effectiveness of this approach is unclear. Some studies have found associations between calorie labeling and calorie consumption, but most have been too small to identify differences before and after the …

Humana

Insurers test new way to cut maternity care costs: Bundling - MedCity News | 9/30/2019

… insurer said it hopes to expand to as many as 20 practices by the end of the year. Cigna and Humana are also piloting bundled maternity care programs. A few Medicaid programs, including those in … an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School. The pivot in payments is being made as the quality of maternity care in the United States comes under renewed scrutiny. An …

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Bristol-Myers Squibb Board Announces Election of Three New Directors | Business Wire | 9/12/2019

… University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. A magna cum laude graduate of Princeton, Dr. Haller received her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. She served as the first female Chief Resident at the Wilmer Eye … client work. She is currently Chair of the Board of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and serves on the Board of DaVita, Inc. Previously, Ms. Yale served on the boards of Kindred Healthcare, Inc …

Mark Friedberg Joins Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts Leadership Team | PR Newswire | 8/7/2019

BOSTON , Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (“Blue Cross”) announced today that Mark Friedberg , M.D., has joined its leadership team as senior vice president of performance measurement and improvement. Friedberg is … of medicine, part-time, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School . Mark Friedberg named Senior Vice President of Performance Measurement and Improvement at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts “Mark brings a strong …

Healthspan

How to Live Past 100 | Yahoo News | 9/11/2019

… How to Live Past 100 Jackie Cooperman Reblog David Sinclair, codirector of the Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School, is optimistic. If we increase the quality of information our genes are … will be offset by huge savings in healthcare. We’re increasing healthspan, not just lifespan. That’s tens of trillions of dollars globally per decade that we can put to education and saving the environment. Population growth …

Joe Kvedar, MD Elected Next President of American Telemedicine Association | HIT Consultant | 7/25/2019

… President. Dr. Kvedar Background Dr. Kvedar is Vice President of Connected Health at Partners HealthCare , and Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kvedar previously served as President of ATA from 2004-2005, and was … subject: The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan (2017) and The Internet of Healthy Things (2015), and more than 1,000 publications. Beating The Drum on Telehealth Adoption “ATA …

Molina Healthcare

J. Mario Molina Named Founding Dean of the KGI School of Medicine | Business Wire | 8/27/2019

… the founding dean of the KGI School of Medicine. Molina served for 20 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Molina Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company founded by his father in 1980 to provide healthcare … Hopkins Medicine and served on the Visiting Committee for the Harvard Medical School. He is also a member of the Founder’s Council of the United States of Care. Medical education programs leading to the MD …

Health Net

2019 European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus | BMJ | 8/12/2019

… Center and Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden , Dresden , Germany 2 Department of Medicine , Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School , Boston , Massachusetts , USA 3 University of California at San Francisco and VA … of Barcelona , Barcelona , Spain 14 Medicine , Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto Scleroderma Research Program , Toronto , Ontario , Canada 15 Center for Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases , The Feinstein …

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Dr. Woodrow Myers, Jr. Named New Chief Medical Officer and Health Strategist for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | PR Newswire | 1/3/2018

Dr. Woodrow Myers, Jr. Named New Chief Medical Officer and Health Strategist for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona News provided by 14:00 ET Share this article PHOENIX , Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Blue Cross … well as the state of Indiana . As an alumnus of Harvard Medical School and Stanford University , he has served as a member of their respective boards. “As the state’s largest locally-owned healthcare insurer, BCBSAZ …

George Church

George Church | 11/7/2019

Difference between revisions of “George Church” From SourceWatch [[category:united States]] Latest revision as of 19:37, 7 November 2019 “Dr. George Church is the founding core faculty member and platform lead for synthetic biology at the Wyss Institute ; professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School; and professor of health sciences and technology at Harvard and MIT. As the lead scientist of the Wyss Institute’s synthetic biology platform, George oversees the …

John de Groot

DelMar Pharmaceuticals to Host Key Opinion Leader Summit on Glioblastoma Multiforme and the Potential for Treatment with VAL-083 | PR Newswire | 11/5/2019

John de Groot , M.D. , professor and chairman ad interim, Department of Neuro-Oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center David Reardon , M.D., clinical director of the Center for Neuro-Oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Timothy Cloughesy , M.D., professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and member of …

DelMar Pharmaceuticals to Host Key Opinion Leader Summit on Glioblastoma Multiforme and the Potential for Treatment with VAL-083 | BioSpace | 11/5/2019

John de Groot , M.D. , professor and chairman ad interim, Department of Neuro-Oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center David Reardon , M.D., clinical director of the Center for Neuro-Oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Timothy Cloughesy , M.D., professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and member of …

Mitch McConnell

On the “Panicked” State of the “Most Dangerous Person on the Planet” | 11/3/2019

… Wednesday, New York magazine reported that Trump is now making up quotes praising himself, including one from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as reported by New York Magazine’s Adam K. Raymond ( http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/10 … Dr. Dodes, formerly an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (retired) and now a training and supervising analyst emeritus at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, about Trump’s apparent downward spiral of …

Psychiatrist Lance Dodes on the “panicked” state of the “most dangerous person on the planet” | 10/29/2019

… Wednesday, New York magazine reported that Trump is now making up quotes praising him, including one from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: Advertisement: Trump’s apparent fabrication of McConnell’s quote is part of an increasingly common … with Dodes, formerly an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (retired) and now a training and supervising analyst emeritus at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, about Trump’s apparent downward spiral of …

Charlie Baker

Who’s donating to Framingham’s most expensive City Council race? | 11/2/2019

… Jan. 1, candidates have received support from unions, the healthcare industry and even a super PAC with ties to Gov. Charlie Baker and President Donald Trump. FRAMINGHAM - One of Framingham’s most hotly contested, and expensive … 200), Romina Wilmot of Vitra Health ($100), Carolyn Pyburn of Harvard Medical School ($50) and Pennye Williams of Sanofi Genzyme ($200). Educators. Pascual is a School Committee member, and educators from Framingham and beyond are …

Cannabis Business Times | 10/28/2019

… applicants. /p /div div /div ]] Massachusetts Governor Pursues Emergency Regulation for Temporary Vape Ban The Public Health Council approved Gov. Charlie Baker’s emergency regulation after a state judge ruled that the state must treat the … Brain Imaging Center and an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gruber& 8217;s testimony pushed back at the idea that this conversation is solely one of THC intoxication and harm reduction …

Joe Biden

Cannabis Business Times | 10/28/2019

… Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core at McLean Hospital& 8217;s Brain Imaging Center and an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gruber& 8217;s testimony pushed back at the idea that this … in the horse race& 8212;just behind Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. Warren has pledged to deschedule cannabis through executive order, but she has not issued a plan on the scale of Sanders& 8217; latest …

‘Medicare for All’ likely to keep private payers, but erode margins: Moody’s | Healthcare Dive | 10/18/2019

… 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls tout healthcare reform plans from beefing up the Affordable Care Act to “Medicare for All,” Moody’s, Harvard Medical School and others are weighing in on the cost and likely disruption to … Affordable Care Act has been championed by former Vice President Joe Biden and supported by other moderate candidates. The reports agree that Medicare for All would not only be costly to implement, but could be …

Alex Azar

First Edition: October 25, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 10/25/2019

… a growing health crisis – as e-cigarette advocates press to preserve some flavors for adults. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said last month that the administration would soon ban all flavors of vaping … Yulin Hswen, a computational epidemiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School who collected and analyzed the data. “In the comments five months ago, they were saying these oils are bad.” The number of …

Friday, October 25, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 10/25/2019

… a growing health crisis – as e-cigarette advocates press to preserve some flavors for adults. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said last month that the administration would soon ban all flavors of vaping … Yulin Hswen, a computational epidemiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School who collected and analyzed the data. “In the comments five months ago, they were saying these oils are bad.” The number of …

Michael J. Fox

Innovative “LaserCue” Co-created by InStep Mobility & Michael J. Fox, Helps Parkinson’s Patients with Freezing & Falls | 10/24/2019

New patent-pending cane-attachment module co-created by InStep Mobility and Michael J. Fox assists with “gait freezing” and falls for those with Parkinson’s. This is a breakthrough product for Parkinson’s patients with freezing … freezing” in Parkinson’s patients. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School published a study showing that “adding a laser light visual cue to a cane or walker can lead to a modest reduction …

Innovative “LaserCue” Co-created by InStep Mobility & Michael J. Fox, Helps Parkinson’s Patients with Freezing & Falls | The Wapakoneta Daily News | 10/23/2019

… Module can be attached to virtually any cane. New patent-pending cane-attachment module co-created by InStep Mobility and Michael J. Fox assists with “gait freezing” and falls for those with Parkinson’s. This is … freezing” in Parkinson’s patients. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School published a study showing that “adding a laser light visual cue to a cane or walker can lead to a modest reduction …

Supriya Mathur

Kiadis Pharma announces formation of renowned Scientific Advisory Board | Globe Newswire | 10/22/2019

Mary Clark, Supriya Mathur, Hollie VileTel: +44 203 950 9144David Brilleslijper (Amsterdam)Tel: +31 610 942 514 About Kiadis Founded in 1997, Kiadis Pharma, is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative therapies … Bone Marrow Transplantation & Immunology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. Todd Fehniger, MD, PhD Todd Fehniger, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in …

Kiadis Pharma announces formation of renowned Scientific Advisory Board Amsterdam Stock Exchange:KDS | Globe Newswire | 10/22/2019

… Kiadis Contacts: Kiadis Pharma : Maryann Cimino, Manager, Corporate Affairs Tel: +1 (617) 710-7305 [email protected] Optimum Strategic Communications : Mary Clark, Supriya Mathur, Hollie Vile Tel: +44 203 950 9144 David Brilleslijper (Amsterdam) Tel: +31 610 … Bone Marrow Transplantation & Immunology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. Todd Fehniger, MD, PhD Todd Fehniger, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in …

David Geffen

National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members | 10/21/2019

… neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. Denise R. Aberle, M.D., professor of radiology and bioengineering and vice chair for research/radiological sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. For leading the National Cancer … vice president, development innovation, Genentech/Roche; and lecturer in ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, South San Francisco. For co-discovering the key role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in eye disease, and obtaining FDA approval …

access.mobile International Announces New Chief Medical Officer to Accelerate Clinical Innovation and Quality Improvement | PRWeb | 10/17/2019

… Over the past 15 years, Dr. Briggs has been a practicing Emergency Medicine physician, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Director of Quality of Emergency Medicine for UCLA … the National Medical Association. She is an alumna of UCLA, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. “There is an unmet need to truly engage …

Fred Hutchinson

National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members | 10/21/2019

… enable newborn screening in Africa. Anthony P. Adamis, M.D., senior vice president, development innovation, Genentech/Roche; and lecturer in ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, South San Francisco. For co-discovering the key role of vascular endothelial … of Washington; and full member, Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle. For pioneering the development of statistical methods and modeling for evaluating vaccines in populations, and contributions to evaluating direct …

Kronos Bio Expands Scientific Advisory Board with Addition of Roger D. Kornberg, Ph.D. | Business & Finance | manchestertimes.com | Business Wire | 8/7/2019

… has been a member of the faculty of Stanford University since 1972. Prior to that, he was a professor at Harvard Medical School. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1993 and … Allogene Therapeutics, Inc. Robert Eisenman, Ph.D. – Member, Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Affiliate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Washington School of Medicine Angela Koehler, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts …