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  • “Dr. Zabdiel Boylston Adams: Surgeon and Soldier for the Union", the second lecture in the series Medicine and the Civil War Series, co-sponsored by Harvard's Center for the History of Medicine and the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, is featured in Harvard Gazette (Click for event details ). An intimate look at Zabdiel Boylston Adams, an 1853 graduate of Harvard Medical School, was shared by his great-grandson Mitchell L. Adams ('66, M.B.A. ’69), a former member of Harvard’s Board of Overseers and recently retired after 10 years as executive director of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.- Harvard Gazette, February 14, 2013
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  • Meet a Scientist – Alana O’Reilly "My personal entry into training high school students began when I was a graduate student working to earn my PhD in biomedical research. I participated then as a mentor in an enormously successful program at Harvard Medical School called Project Success." - Cancer Conversations, Fox Chase Cancer Center, January 29, 2013
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  • "Battle Cries of Freedom" - "Harvard President Drew Faust, Lincoln Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, delivered “Civil War and the End of Life,” a look at how the war violated longstanding ideals of death, burial, and grieving. Jeffrey Reznick, chief of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine in Maryland, followed with “Disability and the Cultural History of Modern War.” The collection of today’s National Museum of Health and Medicine began in 1862 as the Army Medical Museum. That vast collection exists today, Reznick explained, as “a national monument in its own right.” ... "-- Harvard Gazette, December 17, 2012
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  • Inspiring Greatness - Joan Reede, HMS dean for Diversity and Community Partnership is among 22 distinguished professors recently recognized by the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Trust Award for inspiring former students to make significant contributions to society. -- Harvard Medicine News, December 5, 2012
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  • "Painting the Big Picture on a Navajo Reservation"
    Anne Newland, Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy, has served as a physician at the Kayenta Health Center in Arizona for eight years, and as acting clinical director for the past three. A remote outpost with a downtown consisting of a small strip of stores, Kayenta is located about 25 miles south of Monument Valley, in the heart of gorgeously sculpted red-rock country. But the movie-set scenery belies deep public health problems.
    News at HSPH, November 1, 2012

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  • "Helping Hands for the Homeless: HMS professor honored with lifetime service achievement award"
    Ernesto Gonzalez, HMS professor of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, was sensitized to the needs of the disadvantaged from an early age -- Harvard Medicine News, October 22, 2012
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  • BWH Researchers Devote Summer to Mentoring Undergraduates, Furthering Translational Science

    "With summer in its final stretch, three BWH researchers and their undergraduate mentees will look back fondly on the last few months spent bringing bench science closer to the bedside. Alexander Lin, PhD, of Radiology, and Neurology's Francisco Quintana, PhD, and Lior Mayo, PhD, served as mentors in the Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) at Harvard Medical School. The 10-week program is designed to broaden underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college students' understanding of clinical and  translational research." -- BWH Clinical and Research News, September 7, 2012
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  • "Mentoring a Diverse New Generation of Researchers" - HMS News, August 17, 2012
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  • Dr. Roderick King, former Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellow in Minority Health Policy (1998) and Cultural Competence Leader in the Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development and Diversity, is named Deputy Director by the Florida Public Health Institute.
    "Florida Public Health Institute names Roderick King, M.D., M.P.H. Deputy Director. King Supports Institute’s Mission to Advance Knowledge and Practice of Public Health" -- May 16, 2012

  • Dr. Durado Brooks, former Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellow in Minority Health Policy (1999), is mentioned in a Boston Globe article. "New test offers hope for easier colon screening" -- The Boston Globe, May 15, 2012

  • Empowering Communities to Improve Health: How a hairstyle could bring fitness into fashion Communities have the power to prevent the rising flood of chronic, preventable diseases, according to Reed Tuckson, executive vice president and chief of Medical Affairs of UnitedHealth Group. But can a new hairstyle make getting fit fashionable? Tuckson, a physician and a top executive at UnitedHealth Group, answered this question and raised others on April 26 as he talked about the power of a community to bring new solutions to old problems at the 2011-2012 Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture and Diversity Awards ceremony. -- HMS News, by Susan Karcz, May 2, 2012
  • Why We Need More Minority Doctors - WBUR.org quotes former CFHUF Fellows, physician Alden Landry and Samantha Kaplan “I’m an ER physician,” Dr. Alden Landry told me. “When I walk into patients’ rooms and start speaking to them and introduce myself as their doctor, often older black women will say, ‘Thank you for being my doctor! I’m so proud of you. I’m glad you’re going to be taking care of me.’ They say they feel more comfortable with me as their physician.”... -- WBUR.org, February 10, 2012
  • Tours for Diversity in Medicine, co-directed by Alden Landry, M.D., former CFHUF Fellow, to launch HBCU tour during Black History Month "The inaugural tour will take 11 doctors, dentists and medical school students to five HBCUs in the south, providing premedical enrichment activities." -- blackgivesback, January 30, 2012

Additionally, Dr. Martin’s work and the impact of the PFDD fellowship were featured in the monthly Harvard Catalyst Spotlight. More ...

  • Project Success: HMS provides intense hands-on experience for high school students More...




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