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Harvard Medical School Gets $200M for Precision Medicine Research

Harvard Medical School Gets $200M for Precision Medicine Research

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By Jessica Kent November 15, 2018 - Harvard Medical School (HMS) has received a $200 million grant that will help accelerate precision medicine research, advance artificial intelligence, and increase scientific collaboration. The gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, will help researchers overcome barriers that have previously hindered the integration of research and routine clinical care.   “We are deeply grateful to the Blavatnik Family Foundation for the resounding vote of confidence in Harvard Medical School,” said Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow. Dig Deeper “This tremendous act of generosity will speed progress and generate profoun...
UMass Medical School professors illustrate immigrant journeys

UMass Medical School professors illustrate immigrant journeys

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Matilde Castiel was just 6 when she came to the United States, alone without her parents, who remained in Cuba.Castiel was one of more than 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children brought to the U.S. in what as known as Operation Peter Pan, an effort to spare children from the fledgling reign of Fidel Castro, who came to power a year before Castiel left."I was too young to know how it really affected me until I got older," said Castiel, who is now the commissioner of health and human services for Worcester and an associate professor of medicine at UMass Medical School.Castiel arrived without speaking any English and was initially placed into foster care. But she was safe in the U.S. and joined four months later in Los Angeles by her parents. Though she avoided indoctrination into Castro's c...
How to Use AMCAS to Apply to Medical School

How to Use AMCAS to Apply to Medical School

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Aspiring physicians who dream of attending a U.S. medical school should know that getting an acceptance letter from one of these institutions is not an easy feat. In the 2017-2018 school year, the average medical school acceptance rate among the ranked institutions that submitted admissions data to U.S. News was 7 percent. Medical school hopefuls who are filling out their American Medical College Application Service forms, commonly known as AMCAS applications, should be thoughtful about what information and anecdotes they choose to share in these documents, experts say. What Is the AMCAS? AMCAS is a centralized medical school application system designed by the Association of American Medical Colleges, a nonprofit coalition of U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals, which allows...
USF medical school first to change Tampa skyline from Water Street

USF medical school first to change Tampa skyline from Water Street

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TAMPA (FOX 13) - The first new building on Tampa's Water Street was topped off Wednesday.Dignitaries signed the ceremonial beam that was lifted by a crane along with the American flag and the USF flag to the top of the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute.The building, to be completed in late 2019, rises 13 stories above what will be a downtown area that nearly doubles in size, and if backers are right, will create thousands of jobs for thousands of new residents in Tampa's urban core."I think this is bigger than baseball," said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "When you build that educational medical complex in the urban core and you think about all the benefits and how this will attract talent and young people, this will have a generati...
USF marks construction milestone at medical school building in Water Street Tampa

USF marks construction milestone at medical school building in Water Street Tampa

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#widesky1 float: left; padding-right: 10px; TAMPA — More than a year into its construction, what new can you say about the University of South Florida's much-heralded USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute?More than you might expect. As USF leaders and local officials topped off the 13-story building Wednesday, new details emerged about the origin, construction and mission of a project expected to anchor the $3 billion Water Street Tampa development district.How it happenedIn mid-2014, USF Health senior vice president and medical school dean Dr. Charles Lockwood was invited to meet Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and then-Lightning CEO Tod Leiweke, who gave him a tour of Amalie Arena, then still known as the Tampa Bay Times Forum.“I had no ...
General Assembly considers funding Mercer medical school in Columbus

General Assembly considers funding Mercer medical school in Columbus

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A medical school in Columbus is within reach if the Georgia General Assembly approves a proposal during a special session that started Tuesday. The state of Georgia is considering an appropriation to spend $9.3 million toward a Mercer University plan for a four-year medical school in Columbus. That became apparent Tuesday morning, when the Georgia General Assembly met in Atlanta for a special legislative session. Their main business...
HIMSS launches executive education program from Harvard Medical School

HIMSS launches executive education program from Harvard Medical School

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HIMSS on Tuesday announced the Data, Insights and Strategies for the Health Enterprise program.Designed by Harvard Medical School, the education program is open to healthcare executives and will feature thoughts leaders discussing plans for leading the enterprise to "new levels of success through data, analytics and technology," according to HIMSS. "Today's healthcare environment is increasingly complex," said HIMSS in a statement. "Maintaining a competitive advantage requires organizations meet these challenges head-on without compromising clinical excellence or technical competence." The organization cited its 2018 HIMSS U.S. Leadership and Workforce Survey findings that data analytics rank high among hospital executive’s priority list. "T...