Lacey Brennen, MD, MBE, recieves her master's hood at graduation.


Center faculty member Wes Boyd recently co-authored this opinion piece about Jeff Session's decision to deny asylum in cases where victims have suffered "private violence."

To the Editor:

Re “Sessions Shrinks Paths to Asylum” (front page, June 12):

On August 5, 1968, an ad hoc committee at Harvard Medical School published a landmark report that laid the groundwork for a new definition of death, based on neurological criteria.

LGBT Health Care Panel

In conjuctionion with Boston Pride week, the evening session of the Harvard Clinical Bioethics Course will explore the health care concerns and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people—whether they are care providers or patients.

Clinician burnout can have serious, wide-ranging consequences, from reduced job performance and high turnover rates to—in the most extreme cases—medical error and clinician suicide.

Patients are increasingly turning to medical crowdfunding as a way to cover their health care costs. In the case of Charlie Gard, an infant born with encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, crowdfunding was used to finance experimental nucleoside therapy.

These often-invoked words attributed to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. offer moral sustenance to many persons working toward health equity today.

If you sign up to take part in a clinical trial, you can trust that scientists have solid evidence from animal studies that the test drug might work, right? After all, a study based on flimsy evidence would needlessly put your health at risk and potentially waste money.