In an email to the MIT community on Wednesday, Provost L. Rafael Reif and Vice President for Research and Associate Provost Claude R. Canizares announced the establishment of a new Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) at MIT.
At Uhuru Peak. Top (left to right): Allen, Erika, Braden, Pam, Uzi, Ally, Dafang. Bottom: Ellicott, Bariki, Paulo, and Captain Jaguar.
A mile and a half from Uhuru Peak—The Roof of Africa—a merciless wind blew in icy gusts. In the pitch black hours before sunrise, the only sound was the panting of our team mates, struggling to suck a rare molecule of oxygen. Too exhausted to speak, we shared a collective thought: “How the hell did we get here?”
HST has announced that the HST Society at HMS will be renamed the Irving M. London Society of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, honoring Irving London, HMS professor emeritus of medicine and founding director of HST. HMS dean Jeffrey Flier announced the change at the June 4 HST graduation ceremony, at which London delivered the keynote address.