Jeffrey S. Flier

Jeffrey S. Flier

Jeffrey S. Flier, M.D. is Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, and Higginson Professor of Medicine and Neurobiology. He is a former dean of Harvard Medical School.

It's Still Early Days. But Pfizer's Stunning Vaccine Results Could Be a Real Game-Changer

It's Still Early Days. But Pfizer's Stunning Vaccine Results Could Be a Real Game-Changer

With COVID-19 cases surging in the United States and many other countries, Monday’s announcement that ongoing vaccine tests had produced positive results comes as much-needed good news. In a placebo-controlled trial of 43,538 subjects, a vaccine developed by Pfizer, working with the German company BioNTech, was found to

Jeffrey S. Flier
Jeffrey S. Flier
COVID-19
In Defense of New York City's Elite Public High Schools

In Defense of New York City's Elite Public High Schools

The New York City Department of Education operates eight extremely selective public high schools that have long served as pathways to achievement-for the children of upwardly mobile families. Admission to these schools is determined solely on the basis of performance in a special entrance examination—so these schools have avoided

Jeffrey S. Flier
Jeffrey S. Flier
Education
Harvard’s Flawed Response to Ronald Sullivan Joining Weinstein’s Defense Team

Harvard’s Flawed Response to Ronald Sullivan Joining Weinstein’s Defense Team

The criticism of Harvard Law Professor Ronald Sullivan by some student activists for his decision to join the defense team of Harvey Weinstein, and the ongoing response of Harvard University to that criticism, raise important concerns about the ability of Harvard to maintain an intellectual environment of high integrity. This

Jeffrey S. Flier
Jeffrey S. Flier
Harvard University
As a Former Dean of Harvard Medical School, I Question Brown’s Failure to Defend Lisa Littman

As a Former Dean of Harvard Medical School, I Question Brown’s Failure to Defend Lisa Littman

This week’s controversy surrounding an academic paper on gender dysphoria published by Brown University assistant professor Lisa Littman—brought on by the post-publication questioning of Dr Littman’s scholarship by both the journal that published it, PLOS One, and Brown’s own School of Public Health—raises serious concerns

Jeffrey S. Flier
Jeffrey S. Flier
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