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3 Questions for: Emery N. Brown

Long before Emery N. Brown chaired Massachusetts General Hospital’s recent 175th anniversary celebration of the first public demonstration of ether anesthesia, he was thinking deeply about how far anesthesiology has come and could still go. Anesthetic drugs act on the brain, but the field has barely explored the innovations that…

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Professor Richard Cohen retires

 A pioneer in medicine, the IMES and HST faculty member transitions to emeritus status on March 1. Richard J. Cohen, Whitaker Professor in Biomedical Engineering in the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and a faculty member in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program (HST), recently announced…

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Paula Hammond and Arup Chakraborty named Institute Professors

The two chemical engineers, including the IMES founding director, are awarded MIT’s highest faculty honor. Two distinguished MIT chemical engineers, Arup K. Chakraborty and Paula Hammond, have been named Institute Professors, the highest honor bestowed upon MIT faculty members. Hammond, who chairs MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering, is renowned for…

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For Dr. Daniel Chonde, art, science, and health don’t just enrich each other — they are inextricably intertwined

One of the most consequential lessons Dr. Daniel Chonde, an HST MEMP and MD graduate, learned as an undergraduate at MIT was about attitude. A physics major, Daniel Chonde, currently a third-year resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, minored in theater arts and studied with the Class of 1949 Professor of…

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