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The downside of machine learning in health care

Assistant Professor Marzyeh Ghassemi, an IMES  faculty member, explores how hidden biases in medical data could compromise artificial intelligence approaches. While working toward her dissertation in computer science at MIT, Marzyeh Ghassemi, wrote several papers on how machine-learning techniques from artificial intelligence could be applied to clinical data in order…

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Richard Cohen: Pioneering biomedical research and education at MIT for half a century

The physician, scientist, and professor has made influential contributions to the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology since it began 50 years ago. Richard J. Cohen, the Whitaker Professor in Biomedical Engineering in the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and a faculty member in the Harvard-MIT…

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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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Three with MIT ties, including an HST student, win 2022 Churchill Scholarships

HST student James Diao, and seniors David Darrow and Tara Venkatadri, will pursue master’s programs at Cambridge University. MIT seniors David Darrow and Tara Venkatadri have been selected as 2022 Churchill Scholars and will embark on a year of graduate studies in the U.K. starting next fall. James Diao, a…

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