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A $200M pledge to Harvard to turn medical discoveries into treatments

A foundation headed by philanthropist and businessman Len Blavatnik has pledged $ 200 million to Harvard Medical School (HMS), its largest gift ever, with the overarching aim of transforming new medical discoveries into patient treatments. The gift, from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, was announced at a scientific symposium at the School on Thursday and was… Read More »

Efforts Made in the 1960s to Curb Smoking Will Have Effects Well Into Future

November 02, 2018 This article originally appeared here. Share this content: Scientific models project a continued decrease in lung cancer mortality. Tobacco control efforts implemented in the mid-1960s should continue to reduce lung cancer rates and mortality until 2065, according to a study — published in Annals of Internal Medicine — that used comparative modeling… Read More »

Innovators use digital tools to translate patient experiences into meaningful data

Both the clinician and the patient hold an important piece to the care puzzle, according to Kristina Sheridan, head of the enterprise strategy and transformation department at the nonprofit MITRE Corporation.  The physician has expertise in treating illness, whereas the patient is the authority on living with the condition, she explained at the Society for Participatory Medicine… Read More »