Your Life your connection to The Boston Globe
White Coat Notes: News from the Boston-area medical community
Send your comments and tips to

Elizabeth Cooney is a health reporter for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Boston Globe Health and Science staff:
Scott Allen
Alice Dembner
Carey Goldberg
Liz Kowalczyk
Stephen Smith
Colin Nickerson
Beth Daley
Karen Weintraub, Deputy Health and Science Editor, and Gideon Gil, Health and Science Editor.
 Short White Coat blogger Ishani Ganguli
 Short White Coat blogger Jennifer Srygley
Week of: November 11
Week of: November 4
Week of: October 28
Week of: October 21
Week of: October 14
Week of: October 7

« HSPH takes anti-smoking campaign to Hollywood | Main | Enrollment in subsidized health plans beating projections »

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Harvard creates Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department

By Gareth Cook, Globe Staff

Harvard University's governing body has approved a new Department of Developmental and Regenerative Biology, the first academic department in the university’s 371-year history to be based in more than one of the university’s schools.

The new department will bring together 13 to 16 researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School. It will be co-chaired by biologist Doug Melton, the Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences, and David Scadden, Gerald and Darlene Jordan Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Melton and Scadden are also the co-directors of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, which was founded in 2004.

The decision by the Harvard Corporation is a response to a critical university report that called for better coordination of interdisciplinary research.

Sponsored Links