• a blue-tinged photo of a stand of trees

    Time Lapse

    Life's upheavals help make a physician a better doctor

    by Rosalie Tocco-Bradley

  • architectural shot of Sanford School of Medicine in South Dakota

    Stately Renovation

    A dedication to public service changes a health care system

    by Elliott Miller

  • archival photo of members of the administration and Class of 1978 on the dias during graduation ceremonies

    Structural Integrity

    Alliance begun during student days is strong after four decades

    by Ann Marie Menting

  • orange-colored international symbol for a person

    Way Cool

    The visual art of wayfinding

    by Stephanie Dutchen

  • Blueprint sketch of bed showing details and dimensions

    Better by Design

    Hospital architecture can help patients heal

    by Jake Miller

  • collage showing faces of researchers who use the Fab Lab

    Fab Lab

    Ideas become tools when researchers and engineers work together

    by Ann Marie Menting

  • inside the Sabatini Lab in the Neurobiology Department at HMS, showing an arrangement for workstations and flow

    Space Science

    Flexible lab designs foster collaboration and aid discovery

    by Elizabeth Cooney

  • stainless steel and glass sculpture depicting the hemoglobin molecule

    Strike a Pose

    The structure of our proteins informs how we function

    by Stephanie Dutchen

  • A Look Inside

    A video introduction to this issue

Also in this issue

  • Five Questions

    A profile of Nancy Tarbell, radiologist and academic dean

    by Susan Karcz

  • portrait of Joaquin Cigarroa

    Taking a History

    A profile of Joaquin Cigarroa, Jr., Class of 1947

    by Angela Alberti

  • drawing of proposed buildings on the Quad, circa 1903


    Medical history from Countway Library

    by Susan Karcz

  • portrait of Jeffrey Flier

    From the Dean

    Dean's letter to readers

    by Jeffrey S. Flier

  • autumn leaf floating in water

    Second Opinions

    Examining end-of-life care

    perspectives from Atul Gawande and Mildred Solomon

  • micrograph of human cell during division

    Different Drummers

    Timing of DNA replication varies among people

    by Stephanie Dutchen

  • composite shot of clocks

    Timed Release

    "Decision fatigue" linked to uptick in prescribing antibiotics

  • underwater shot of a school of tuna and other fish

    Catch of the Day

    Eating fish each week could prevent, delay hearing loss in women

  • x-ray showing spina bifida condition

    Closing the Loop

    Cause of neural tube defects during diabetic pregnancies found

    by Emma Sconyers and Jeff Bright

  • red typographic "at" sign

    Mail Services

    Doctor-patient messaging is "meaningful" but may change workflow

    by Kelly Lawman

  • front view of ambulance with lights flashing

    Back to Basics

    Advanced life support out-of-hospital increases risk of death

    by Jake Miller

  • light micrograph of penicillin mold

    Weak Links

    Scientists reveal how penicillin foils bacterial wall building

    by Elizabeth Cooney

  • molecular model of beta-amyloid protein, ball-and-stick with ribbon backbone

    3-D Vision

    Clues found to how beta-amyloid acts in Alzheimer's disease

    by Sue McGreevey

  • brown dog with white chest and front paws, sitting with head cocked and ears perked

    Puppy Love

    Imaging of mothers' brains shows response to photos of kids, dogs

    by Sue McGreevey

  • members of the Class of 2018 descend stairs from HMS Quad area after receiving their white coats

    Take a Bow

    The School welcomes the Class of 2018

  • sign above an emergency entrance at a hospital

    The Parts Made Whole

    Emergency medicine becomes an HMS department

    by Elizabeth Cooney

  • at capital campaign kickoff, Dean Jeffrey Flier standing next to a table with Harvard President Drew Faust and campaign chair Joshua Boger

    The World Is Waiting

    HMS launches its fund-raising campaign

    by Stephanie Dutchen

  • portrait of Randall King

    Taking the Long View

    Years of focus bring insights into the cell cycle and cancer

    by Elizabeth Cooney