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Remaking health, sciences & technology

At 50-year mark, HST embarks on broad curriculum reform Sanjat Kanjilal, an infectious disease physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and now a Harvard Medical School (HMS) faculty member, graduated from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program in 2010. While still a student in 2005, Kanjilal took the…

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Deep-learning technique predicts clinical treatment outcomes

A new methodology simulates counterfactual, time-varying, and dynamic treatment strategies, allowing doctors to choose the best course of action. When it comes to treatment strategies for critically ill patients, clinicians want to be able to consider all their options and timing of administration, and make the optimal decision for their…

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Professor Emery Brown has big plans for anesthesiology

In stepping down as co-director of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, Brown will work to develop a new center for anesthesiology research. Emery N. Brown—the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and of Computational Neuroscience at MIT, an MIT professor of health sciences and technology, an…

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Research advances technology of AI assistance for anesthesiologists

A new deep learning algorithm trained to optimize doses of propofol to maintain unconsciousness during general anesthesia could aid anesthesiologists and augment monitoring, according to a new study. A new study by researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), including an IMES faculty member, suggested the day may be…

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