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With more than 700 staff on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Tufts University School of Medicine, teaching and learning is in our DNA.

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Recent Academic News

  October 18, 2022: In a research letter published by the Annals of Internal Medicine, critical care physician Adam Gaffney, MD, MPH, and CHA Dept. of Medicine faculty members David Himmelstein, MD, and Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH, reported that 1.3 million Americans — 16.5% of all adults with diabetes who use insulin — rationed the life-saving drug last year to save money. The study received extensive media coverage from outlets including NBC News, CNN, the Boston Globe, USA Today, and New Scientist.

  September 16, 2022: A new study from CHA researchers linked medical debt with worse health outcomes. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, found that Americans with medical debt were two to three times more likely to struggle with housing and food insecurity — key social determinants of health. The study authors wrote that low and middle-income Americans carry the majority of medical debt, with the highest-income and highest-educated Americans "relatively spared." Learn more

  March 7, 2022: CHA joins other Boston hospitals in a nationwide effort to study the long-term effects and prolonged symptoms of COVID-19. This effort, part of the National Institutes of Health "Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery" (RECOVER) Initiative, aims to better understand and define the constellation of long-term complications of COVID infection and lay the groundwork for preventing and treating symptoms. Learn more

  October 15, 2021: CHA physician-teacher Dr. David Hirsh co-authored a thought-provoking article in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education entitled The Residency Match: Escaping the Prisoner's Dilemma. This piece articlated the need to decrease investment in identifying the “best students” or the “best programs” and instead realize the common goal of helping medical students succeed in their careers.

  Sept. 13, 2021: NPR program All Things Considered showcased efforts of CHA internal medicine residents to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates. Resident physicians Lily Gage, MD, and Preston Williams, MD, and supervising ICU physician Lakshman Swamy, MD, detailed the team's work to identify unvaccinated primary care patients and call them with a personal appeal to get vaccinated. The story ran on dozens of NPR stations around the country.

  July 26, 2021: CHA research, pubished in the journal Health Equity, found wide variation in gains in health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act for Black, Hispanic and low-income Americans. While the best performing states were able to reduce rates of uninsurance among Black, Hispanic and low-income adults by approximately 60%, the worst performing states reduced uninsurance by less than 10%, a six-fold difference. 

  July 6, 2021: CHA research, published in the journal Health Affairs, shows that Spanish-speakers receive about one third less care than other Americans, and key language-based gaps have widened over the past two decades.

  June 2, 2021: CHA Family Medicine faculty publish a timely article on providing group based opioid treatment (t-GBOT) using telehealth during the pandemic.

  May 25, 2021: Chairman and Chief of Psychiatry, Phillip Wang, MD, DrPH, named Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

  Mar. 11, 2021: CHA Surgeon Dr. Arundhati Ghosh receives A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School.

  Mar. 1, 2021: Dr. Caitlin D'Agata named Director of the Tufts Family Medicine Residency Program

  Feb. 2, 2021: CHA faculty have multiple articles in the journal Academic Psychiatry in a special issue on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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