The Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology: The First 25 Years 1970-1995

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Since 1970 a medical sciences curriculum has been taught jointly by Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1978, a doctoral program was founded to prepare physical scientists and engineers to address research at the interface of technology and clinical medicine. This volume describes, analyzes, and evaluates those first 25 years of the largest lasting collaborative educational and research program between two neighboring research universities. Containing introductory comments by the presidents of both institutions at the time of the inauguration of the program, this volume presents historiographic and autobiographical chapters by senior officials and faculty of both universities who helped to guide it through its first quarter century. Evaluation of the program and follow-up data on the first graduates are included as well. Courses are listed in the appendices, as are curricula, faculty, theses topics, and major research projects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674014589
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Harvard-MIT Health Sciences Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter H. Abelmann, M.D., was Director of Alumni Affairs for the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Derek C. Bok is President Emeritus and Three Hundredth Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University.

Howard W. Johnson is President Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Robert H. Ebert, former Dean and now deceased, Harvard Medical School, 1965-1977.

Richard J. Kitz is Henry Isaiah Dorr Professor of Research and Teaching in Anesthetics and Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School.

Walter L. Koltun is the former Assistant Director for Resources, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School.

Irving M. London is Grover M. Hermann Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Emeritus, and former Director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Roger G. Mark is Grover M. Hermann Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, and former Co-Director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Michael Rosenblatt is Ebert Professor of Molecular Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and former Co-Director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Walter A. Rosenblith, deceased, was Provost of Massachusetts of Technology.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Early Collaborative Efforts of Harvard and MIT in the Health Field 1
Ch. 2 Early Planning for HST by MIT 7
Ch. 3 Early Planning for HST by Harvard 14
Ch. 4 The Early Years 1970-1985 62
Ch. 5 The Middle Years 1985-1990 98
Ch. 6 HST 1992-1995 111
Ch. 7 Fund Raising for the HST Program 1969-1993 120
Ch. 8 The HST Experience 125
Ch. 9 The Medical Engineering/Medical Physics (MEMP) Doctoral Program 1978-1996 151
Ch. 10 Evaluation of the MD Program 186
Ch. 11 Evaluation of the MEMP Program 201
Conclusions/Perspective 221
App. A Milestones in the History of HST 227
App. B HST Courses Offered 231
App. C Typical Four- and Five-Year HST/M.D. Curricula 235
App. D HST Faculty 240
App. E HST Graduates and Their Thesis Topics 266
App. F Major Research Projects 320
Index 337
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