Harvard Medical School Receives $50 Million Gift Establishing Paul Farmer Collaborative
Harvard Medical School received a $50 million donation from the Cummings Foundation in support of the legacy of the late Paul E. Farmer, the school announced Tuesday.
HUHS Retires Covid-19 Self-Reporting and Contact Tracing Programs as Cambridge Cases Rise
Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the Boston area, Harvard University Health Services retired its contact tracing team and Crimson Clear application last month, drawing mixed reactions from students.
Harvard Affiliates Rally in Solidarity With Chinese Citizens Protesting Covid-19 Restrictions, State Censorship
Chanting “Free China” and “No more lockdowns,” more than one hundred people rallied in Harvard Yard on Tuesday afternoon in solidarity with demonstrators in China protesting the country’s strict Covid-19 restrictions.
Harvard Peer Counseling Groups See Steady Influx of Students Since In-Person Return
Harvard’s five undergraduate peer counseling groups have seen a steady influx of student visitors this semester after resuming full in-person operation.
Petrie-Flom Center Hosts Panel Discussion on Violence Against Health Care Workers
Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center hosted a virtual panel Tuesday on efforts to reduce violence against healthcare workers.
MGH Researchers Develop AI Tool To Predict Melanoma Recurrence
Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to predict which patients are most likely to experience a recurrence of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.
HSPH Panel Envisions the Future of Public Health
A panel of health practitioners convened at the Harvard School of Public Health on Wednesday to discuss potential solutions to challenges facing public health.
Senator Kaine Talks Long Covid, Mental Health with Harvard School of Public Health
United States Senator Tim M. Kaine (D-Va.) discussed his experience with prolonged health problems from Covid-19 and his work pushing for public health-related bills in the Senate in an online stream through the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Hundreds of Students Have Registered for New Telehealth Counseling Platform, CAMHS Director Says
Roughly two weeks after Harvard introduced a new telehealth counseling program, nearly 400 students have registered for the online platform, Harvard University Health Services officials said in an interview Thursday.
‘Short-Term, Solution-Focused’: HUHS Expands Telehealth Therapy Services with New Partnership
After reaching appointment wait times of up to six weeks in the spring, the Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services announced it will provide new and faster telehealth services to students Wednesday afternoon.
Harvard College Democrats Call for Expanded Abortion Access Under Student Health Fee
The Harvard College Democrats published an open letter to Harvard University Health Services on Sunday asking for increased abortion access for students. HUHS does cover obstetrics and gynecology services for students who opt into the Student Health Insurance Plan, which costs over $4,000 per year. But many students choose to waive SHIP and only pay the $1,300 Student Health Fee, which does not cover gynecological services.
Harvard to Offer Third Covid-19 Booster Shot as PCR Testing Program Ends
Harvard will begin offering Moderna’s new Omicron Covid-19 booster shot to affiliates later this month, the University announced Tuesday.
Cambridge Switches Water Sources Amid Increasing 'Forever Chemicals' in Tap Water
As increasing levels of “forever chemicals” in Cambridge’s municipal water supply prompt health concerns, the city will receive water from a state authority until 2023.
Harvard to Stop Offering PCR Covid-19 Tests by Sept. 16; Masking to Remain Optional in Fall
Masking and Covid-19 testing will remain optional on Harvard’s campus going into the 2022 fall semester and the school will stop providing free PCR tests to affiliates three weeks into the term, the University announced Wednesday.
Harvard-Affiliated Researchers Discover Link Between Infertility and Risk of Heart Failure in Women
A recent study published by Harvard affiliated-researchers in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found infertility in women to be linked with a 16 percent increase in risk of heart failure.