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Mayo Clinic receives record $200M gift from Michigan donor

Nov. 13, 2018 2:10 PM EST

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A corporate strategist from Michigan has given Mayo Clinic its largest gift ever — $200 million. The Rochester-based medical center announced Tuesday that its School of Medicine will be named for the philanthropist, Jay Alix, of Birmingham, Michigan. He also has been named to...

Harvard Medical School receives 'transformational' gift

Nov. 8, 2018 3:21 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard has received a $200 million gift that officials say is the largest in its medical school's 236-year history. The gift announced Thursday is from Len Blavatnik and the Blavatnik Family Foundation. Officials say the gift will allow the medical school to accelerate research and...

Ex-medical student sentenced in diplomat's shooting in 2017

Nov. 7, 2018 8:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a former medical student has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for the 2017 shooting of a U.S. diplomat. A news release from the U.S. Department of Justice said 33-year-old Zia Zafar of Chino Hills, California, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty in...

Nassar, Tyndall victims make plea on Title IX changes

Nov. 1, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of people who said they were victims of sexual assault by doctors at three major universities urged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to make campuses accountable for investigating abuse allegations in a letter released Thursday. The Education Department is considering new guidelines...

Journal retracts stem cell work by former Harvard scientist

Oct. 18, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

The New England Journal of Medicine has retracted a 2011 study and is investigating two earlier ones describing stem cell research by a former Harvard Medical School scientist, Dr. Piero Anversa. Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where Anversa had worked, have called for the retraction of dozens...