OCER/Internal Style

COVID-19

Add this to top of each COVID-19 story in bold italic:

This article is part of Harvard Medical School’s continuing coverage of COVID-19.

For current guidance from AP: Coronavirus Topical Guide

Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR)

ADDITIONAL AND CO-AUTHORS

For stories based on research published in peer-reviewed journals, include ALL authors on the paper except those already mentioned in the story.

This follows the protocol for news releases and applies to OCER-written news stories and affiliate releases based on research published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Affiliate releases generally include additional authors, which can be cut and pasted into the news story and formatted per HMS style.

For large consortium studies (e.g., cast of 1,000s authors) add this at the end of the story: For additional authors, please see the list of authors here. [link the entire sentence to the paper/abstract]

OCER Example:

Co-authors include Aristides Escobar, Liébaut Dudragne, Yen-Chung Chen, Thinh Tran, Azalia Martinez Jaimes, Mehmet Neset Özel, and Félix Simon of NYU; Zhiping Shao, Nadejda Tsankova, John Fullard, and Panos Roussos of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Uwe Walldorf of Saarland University.

Co-authors include Christina Ferrer, Jee-Eun Choi, Manasvi Shah, Sylwia Stopka, Andrew Perciaccante, Niyata Desai, Diane Capen, Murat Cetinbas, Ruslan Sadreyev, Dennis Brown, Miguel Rivera, and David Breault. [4/22/22]

BULLETED LISTS

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BYLINES

In-house writers: By STEPHANIE DUTCHEN; By LORI SHRIDHARE

Affiliate writers: By HALEY BRIDGER | Brigham and Women’s [use second reference style]

Affiliate news offices: By MGH PUBLIC AFFAIRS or By DANA-FARBER COMMUNICATIONS

Harvard Gazette writers: By COLLEEN WALSH | Harvard Gazette

Names with Mac or Mc: McINNIS; MacDONALD

DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER (DOI): Do not include in news stories. This is a PubMed indicator which is included in journal articles and in our news releases.

DISCLOSURES

Include disclosures/conflicts of interest following additional authors and funding sources.

Examples:

Disclosures: Uygun, McKenna, McNally, Brown, and Basheer are research health scientists at VA Boston Healthcare System. The contents of this work do not represent the views of the US Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Government. McKenna received partial salary compensation and funding from Merck MISP (Merck Investigator Sponsored Programs) but has no conflict of interest with this work.

Disclosures: Fox and Shan H. Siddiqi own patents on using brain connectivity to guide brain stimulation. Fox and Siddiqi have received investigator-initiated research funding from Neuronetics Inc., and are both consultants to Magnus Medical, all unrelated to the present work.

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

After second or third paragraph in news stories, add Get more HMS news here; no period, bold, link to signup page.

QUESTION AND ANSWER FORMAT

For HMNews Q&A’s:

Harvard Medicine News: I am now asking you my first question.

Marten: Good question, HMNews. Here’s what I tell everyone who asks—don’t do it.

HMNews: I am now asking you my second question.

Marten: Another good question!

For affiliate Q&A’s:

I am now asking you my first question.

Marten: Good question, affiliate friend. Here’s what I tell everyone who asks — don’t do it.

SUBHEADS

Insert subheads (H3) for articles six paragraphs or longer.

Exception: in the Dean’s Report, dean-level titles always appear before name and are capitalized; professorships appear after name in OCER style. Also note: named professorships appear before unnamed titles if a person holds two faculty titles.

  • Dean George Q. Daley
  • Dean for Clinical and Academic Affairs Anne Becker, the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the Blavatnik Institute at HMS
  • Dean for Basic Science and Graduate Education David Golan, the HMS George R. Minot Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at in the Blavatnik Institute at HMS

NEWS RELEASE ELEMENTS

At the top of the file, include:

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 11 A.M. ET ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27

Media Contacts:

Ekaterina Pesheva
ekaterina_pesheva@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441

Dennis Nealon
Dennis_nealon@hms.harvard.edu
508-494-6117

ALL ABOUT EVE

-AI model called EVE shows remarkable capacity to interpret the meaning of gene variants in humans as benign or disease-causing

At a glance:

  • New AI model called EVE, developed by scientists at Harvard Medical School and Oxford University, outperforms other AI methods in determining whether a gene variant is benign or disease-causing

At the end of the file, include:

Study co-authors included Aidan Gomez of Oxford University and Joseph Min and Kelly Brock of Harvard Medical School.

The work was supported in part by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI2018-191853), by National Institutes of Health (R01GM120574), and by GSK and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC ICASE award No. 18000077).


The DOI number for this paper will be 10.1038/s41586-021-04043-8.

Once the paper has been published online, it will be available at the following URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-04043-8
Release written by Ekaterina Pesheva

About Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School has more than 11,000 faculty working in the 11 basic and social science departments comprising the Blavatnik Institute and at the 15 Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes: Baker Center for Children and Families, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Hebrew SeniorLife, Joslin Diabetes Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and VA Boston Healthcare System.
 

HALF-STAFFS

OK to use Dr. and middle initials. Enclose emeritus/a in commas. Include year of death if it's different from current year. Spell out HMS in Quad-only faculty titles.

Subject line: Flag at half-staff for Hassan H. Ali

Dear Members of the Harvard Medical School Community: 
 
Today we lower the HMS flag to half-staff to honor the life of
of our esteemed colleague

 
Hassan H. Ali

Dr. Ali, professor of anaesthesia, emeritus,
at HMS and Massachusetts General Hospital,
died on August 17, at the age of 90.
 
Please join me in offering his family, colleagues, and friends
our most heartfelt sympathy.


Sincerely,

George Q. Daley
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Harvard University
 

*****************

HMS DEAN’S LETTERS

Dear Members of the Harvard Medical School Community,

Closure:

Sincerely,

George Q. Daley

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Harvard University

Usually no MD/PhD following name in closing (there are exceptions)

For letters following a public tragedy

Members of our community who may be seeking support in the wake of this tragedy may find assistance here [and/or] may contact the Office of Student Affairs or their academic society.

HMS DEAN’S TITLES

Check MARS for HMS titles and years

Check ADVANCE for additional information

https://hms.harvard.edu/about-hms/leadership/george-q-daley-md-phd

https://hms.harvard.edu/news/new-dean-faculty-medicine

George Q. Daley, MD ’91 [HMS], PhD ’89 [MIT]

Current titles

Dean, Harvard Medical School

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University

Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine

Past titles

Former investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Former Director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Boston Children’s Hospital or Former Director of the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Chief resident, Mass General, 1994-95

Resigned positions

Robert A. Stranahan Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Samuel E. Lux, IV Chair in Hematology/Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital

Questions? Contact Susan Karcz at susan_karcz@hms.harvard.edu

Updated August 2022