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A new study shows that the Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Integrated Clerkship model of medical education drives increased levels of patient-centeredness that endure for years beyond the students' tenure in the program. Read more:  http://hvrd.me/vW8DR

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Nearly one-third of cases of Wilms tumor, a pediatric cancer of the kidney, are linked to a gene called Lin28, according to new research from Harvard Medical School investigators at Boston Children’s Hospital. The study not only suggests a new treatment strategy for children with Wilms, it also may hold clues to regenerating damaged kidneys in adults. Read more:
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Gary Strangman, assistant professor of psychology at HMS and director of the Neural Systems Group at Massachusetts General Hospital, is developing a portable brain scanner for use on earth and in space [video]: http://hvrd.me/vRTVP

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“Strong Medicine,” organized by Countway Library’s Center for the History of Medicine at HMS, is a digital archive of stories, photographs, oral histories, and other media documenting the medical community’s response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Developed in collaboration with Our Marathon at +Northeastern University, the archive is an effort to build a permanent record for future researchers and historians. Read more: http://hvrd.me/vOtrw

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At Harvard Medical School and its affiliates around the city, the Apr.15 anniversary of the bombings will be marked with ceremonies and events to remember the victims and honor the patients, their families, first responders, and the work of HMS medical caregivers and their colleagues. Read about the anniversary tributes here: http://hvrd.me/vMhaq

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Students from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine told their story in FABRIC 2014, a performance celebrating their own cultural identities but also reaching across boundaries to weave a tapestry of unity. Read more here: http://hvrd.me/vW8ke
 
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The famous Phineas Gage poses for "I Am Harvard Medicine," which asks the HMS community "what's your story?" http://hvrd.me/vTv3P
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Vivek Murthy, nominee for U.S. Surgeon General, will be the 2014 Class Day Speaker at HMS:
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E.O. Wilson, one of the most accomplished biologists of the past century, looks back on his life's work via +Harvard University 

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On the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the HMS community will reflect and pay tribute in a day of remembrance and hope. Read more and learn about anniversary events here:
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Harvard Medical School’s main quadrangle—located in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area—comprises dozens of labs, classrooms and offices, serving as a home for more than 140 tenure and tenure-track faculty. But the School extends beyond the Quad. HMS has affiliation agreements with 17 hospitals and research institutes. These vital teaching and research partners include more than 10,000 physicians and scientists with HMS faculty appointments.

Mission
To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease

History
Established September 19, 1782

Leadership
Jeffrey S. Flier, MD
Dean of the Harvard University Faculty of Medicine

Past Deans of the Faculty of Medicine

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Heads of the Basic and Social Science Departments




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