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Harvard Medical School
Crime

Wife of Former Harvard Morgue Manager Pleads Guilty to Interstate Transport of Cadavers

Denise Lodge, the wife of former Harvard morgue manager Cedric Lodge, pled guilty to the interstate transport of stolen human remains, according to a filing released Wednesday.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Research

Animal Activists File Federal Complaint Against Dana-Farber

Activists against animal experimentation filed a federal complaint Sunday alleging that researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute had committed data falsification.

HMS Holmes Society
Crime

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by Families Over Harvard Medical School Morgue Theft

A Massachusetts Superior Court judge dismissed a class action lawsuit on Monday filed by families affected by the mishandling of human remains at Harvard Medical School.

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Health

Brigham and Women’s Hospital President Robert Higgins to Step Down

Brigham and Women’s Hospital President Robert S.D. Higgins is stepping down, Mass General Brigham President Anne Klibanski announced in an email last week.

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Health

Top Harvard Medical School Neuroscientist Accused of Research Misconduct

Top Harvard Medical School neuroscientist Khalid Shah allegedly falsified data and plagiarized images across 21 papers, data manipulation expert Elisabeth M. Bik said Sunday.

HMS
Health

Harvard Researchers Use Gene Therapy to Restore Hearing in Deaf Children

A new gene therapy may bring back hearing and speech in deaf patients, according to a study conducted in Fudan, China by Harvard Medical School and Fudan University.

Testeson Medical Education Center
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Moves to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Over HMS Morgue Human Remains Mishandling

Harvard moved Friday to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by families affected by the mishandling of human remains at Harvard Medical School.

Longwood Campus
Research

Dana-Farber to Retract 6 Papers, Correct 31 Following Data Manipulation Claims

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute initiated retractions or corrections to 37 papers authored by four senior researchers following allegations of data falsification, according to a DFCI research integrity officer Sunday.

Harvard Medical School
Research

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Researchers Accused of Manipulating Data

Four senior researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute allegedly falsified data in multiple papers, a data investigation blogger claimed last Tuesday.

Klinsky Lecture
Politics

Civil Rights Scholar Sherrilyn Ifill Issues Call to ‘Imagine a New Democracy’ at Harvard Law School Talk

Civil rights scholar Sherrilyn Ifill, a visiting professor of the practice at Harvard Law School, presented her vision for resolving the American “democratic crisis” at the Law School’s annual Klinsky Lecture Wednesday.

HMS
Health

HMS Study Finds Abortion Restrictions May Increase Number of Children in Foster Case

A study conducted by affiliates from Harvard Medical School found a significant relationship between abortion restrictions and the number of children in the foster care system.

Cambridge Half Marathon
Student Life

Runners and Supporters Fill Cambridge Streets at Sixth Annual Half Marathon

More than 6,700 runners and their supporters flooded First Street in Cambridge on Sunday morning for the sixth annual Cambridge Half Marathon and 5K race.

Jane Kamensky
FAS

Harvard History Professor Jane Kamensky Appointed New President of Monticello

Jane Kamensky, a Harvard History professor and director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, will be the new president of Monticello, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Oct. 17.

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