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Harvard Denies Grad Union Grievance Over Exclusion of Population Health Sciences Students

Harvard denied a grievance filed by its graduate student union regarding the exclusion of 108 Population Health Sciences students from the union's bargaining unit.

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Health

Medical Workers at Harvard-Affiliated Hospitals Among First to Receive Covid-19 Vaccine

Harvard-affiliated hospitals began vaccinating health care workers against Covid-19 in December as hospitals across the country race to shield workers from the infectious disease.

The Chan School
Health

Harvard School of Public Health Epidemiologist Answers Facebook Live Questions on State of Pandemic

School of Public Health epidemiologist Megan B. Murray said the U.S. faces a grim period as the coronavirus surges nationwide, but noted optimism signs regarding vaccine development during a Tuesday Q&A.

School of Public Health
Politics

COVID Collaborative Launches Vaccine Education Campaign

The COVID Collaborative — a coalition of experts in health, education, and the economy — launched a $50 million vaccine education campaign with nonprofit advertising group the Ad Council on Nov. 23. The effort aims to inform Americans about COVID-19 vaccines and their benefits.

School of Public Health
Research

Rapid At-Home Tests Could Curb Virus Spread, Harvard and University of Colorado Researchers Find

Frequent administration of rapid-turnaround tests could substantially reduce COVID-19 infectiousness and curb the virus’s spread, researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Colorado at Boulder found in a new published study.

School of Public Health
Research

Public Health School Researchers Document U.S. Government’s Failures to Slow Pandemic in New Study

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health documented points at which federal officials failed to take action to slow the COVID-19 pandemic’s spread in a study published Nov. 2.

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
Race

Scholars Talk COVID-19 Impact on Latin American Minority Groups

Academics discussed the pandemic’s disparate impact on Black and indigenous populations in Brazil and Mexico during a webinar hosted by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Tuesday.

Biden HQ 1
Politics

Biden-Harris Transition Team Announces COVID-19 Advisory Board Including Seven with Harvard Ties

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s transition team named an advisory board of 13 public health and scientific experts on Monday to advise the next administration’s COVID-19 response.

School of Public Health
School of Public Health

Mayor Keisha L. Bottoms Discusses Atlanta’s COVID-19 Response in HSPH Webinar

Mayor of Atlanta Keisha L. Bottoms discussed how her city has handled challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the latest installment of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Voices in Leadership series Monday.

School of Public Health
Research

Researchers Develop ‘World Hunger Clock’ To Measure Global Food Insecurity

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, the World Data Lab, and the Brookings Institute developed a “World Hunger Clock” to project current and future levels of hunger and food insecurity.

School of Public Health
School of Public Health

Harvard Researchers Explore Link Between Pollution and COVID-19 Mortality

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and universities across Europe have established a link between air pollution and mortality risk from COVID-19, according to an Oct. 26 study published by the Oxford University Press.

Glass Concourse at Brigham Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

School of Public Health Co-Creates Interactive Planning Tool To Aid COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital developed a new vaccine allocation tool that will help local and state leaders across the nation strategize the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Gund Hall Polling Place
Research

Harvard Experts Explore Implications of 2020 Election for U.S. Health Policy in Report

Two Harvard researchers explored the implications of the 2020 election on U.S. healthcare policy in a study published last week.

Election 4
Central Administration

Bacow, Garber, and Harvard’s 14 School Deans Urge University Affiliates to Vote

Ahead of Election Day, Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow, Provost Alan M. Garber ’76, and the 14 deans of the University’s schools sent an email to affiliates Friday morning urging them to vote and reaffirming the “values that bind us together as a community.”

Harvard School of Public Health
School of Public Health

Nearly a Quarter of Rural Americans Unable to Receive Medical Care During Pandemic, School of Public Health Poll Finds

Published earlier this month, the poll provides a glimpse into rural Americans’ personal lives and wellbeing during the pandemic. Of the households who reported that they lacked access to care, 56 percent reported detrimental health consequences as a result, according to the poll.

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