Harvard Public Health Experts Connect Climate Change and Health Care at Petrie-Flom Center Event
Harvard public health experts discussed the effect of climate change on health care, as well as health care’s carbon footprint, in a panel at Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center on Friday.
‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Experts Criticize Senator Marco Rubio’s Letter Questioning Harvard’s Ties to China
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) alleged without direct evidence that Harvard officials may have helped suppress some theories regarding the origins of Covid-19 in a “quid pro quo” effort to advance Chinese state interests in a June 16 letter addressed to University President Lawrence S. Bacow.
Harvard and the Fight for Foreign Collaboration
Debate over the regulation of foreign money in academia, once an afterthought, has become a microcosm of the U.S.’s attempts to remain the world’s top innovator, exposing a tension between the government’s efforts to remain competitive and academia’s goals to promote innovation and the free flow of ideas.
Legal Experts Discuss Health Care Inequity in Latin America at Harvard Law School Panel
The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School hosted a virtual panel Tuesday discussing the impact of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in addressing health challenges in Latin America.
Wait Times for Therapy Appointments at Harvard Reach Six Weeks Amid Increased Demand
With demand for mental health care soaring nationwide, Harvard University Health Services is in the process of hiring additional clinicians. But the wait time for new patients to get a therapy appointment with Counseling and Mental Health Services is currently around six weeks long.
Fauci Says Pandemic Still Far From Controlled in School of Public Health Address
Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the U.S. still remains far from controlling the Covid-19 pandemic in a virtual lecture at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on Friday afternoon.
Moderna Vaccine Slightly More Effective than Pfizer, Per HSPH Study
Researchers at Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health found earlier this month that Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer’s at preventing negative Covid-19 outcomes.
Harvard Scientists Awarded NIH Grant for Data Science Initiative in Africa
Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recieved an award from the National Institutes of Health last month for their program focused on improving data science in Africa.
Science Journalists Reflect on Covid-19 Reporting at Virtual HLS Panel
The event, entitled “Covid-19, Science, and the Media: Lessons Learned Reporting on the Pandemic,” was hosted by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at HLS.
‘Exclusion Kills’: Panel Discusses Forced Migration in Eastern Mediterranean
Humanitarian and policy experts discussed how the Afghan refugee crisis and coronavirus precipitated forced migration to the Eastern Mediterranean region of Europe in a virtual panel hosted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Thursday.
Researchers Present Initial Findings on Psychosis in a Global Context at HSPH Webinar
Researchers presented initial findings on the prevalence and treatment of psychosis in India, Nigeria, and Trinidad at a virtual event hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on Wednesday.
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Panel Discusses Resilience Against Disasters
Four experts in emergency response and humanitarian aid discussed strategies to prevent and respond to humanitarian disasters in conflict-ridden environments Monday afternoon in the first of a series of webinars titled “From Crisis to Resilience,” co-hosted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.
Harvard Doctors Call for Expanded Global Vaccine Access Outside Moderna CEO’s Home
A group of Harvard-affiliated doctors protested outside the home of Moderna’s CEO Wednesday, calling on the Cambridge-based biotech company to expand global access to its Covid-19 vaccine.
Harvard Kennedy School Professor Marcella Alsan Wins MacArthur Grant
Marcella M. Alsan is the Kennedy School’s first female MacArthur Fellow and the sole Harvard faculty member among this year’s 25 recipients.
Medical Leaders, Professionals Discuss Racial Disparities in Health Care at Virtual HSPH Forum
Medical leaders and professionals mulled strategies to counter racial disparities in health care in a Tuesday virtual forum hosted by the School of Public Health.
Pregnant and Postpartum Women Report Elevated Distress During Pandemic, HSPH Study Finds
Pregnant and postpartum women around the world reported high levels of loneliness, post-traumatic stress, and anxiety or depression during the Covid-19 pandemic in a Harvard School of Public Health study published last month.
Vaccine Supply at Harvard Will Remain Scarce Until April, Health Services Director Says
Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen said in a Friday interview he anticipates that state vaccine shipments will remain low through March but is “hopeful” that supplies will increase in April, in time to send students home for the summer vaccinated.
Health Care Conference Addresses the Legacy of Racism in Black Health
Activists and scholars across a breadth of disciplines gathered virtually for the fifth annual student-run Black Health Matters conference this weekend to discuss the effects of systemic racism on Black health.
Coronavirus May Have Spread in China Last August, Preliminary Harvard Study Suggests
The novel coronavirus may have begun spreading in China as early as August 2019, new research from a team of scientists led by Harvard Medical School professor John S. Brownstein suggests.
The “six pillars” to control the outbreak are mask wearing, social distancing, testing, contract tracing, isolation, and treatment, all of which would be necessary to be in place at Harvard for students to return.
Number of Harvard Affiliates With Coronavirus Surpasses 100
The number of Harvard affiliates who reported testing positive for coronavirus reached 103 on Friday, according to a University website.
As Visits Decline During COVID-19 Crisis, Small Cambridge Medical Practices Reduce Operations
While COVID-19 cases surge at short-staffed hospitals across the Greater Boston area, routine visits to smaller Cambridge medical practices have declined.
At Least 500,000 Tests Needed Per Day to Reopen Economy, Harvard Researchers Say
Researchers at the Harvard Global Health Institute estimate the United States will need to perform at least 500,000 coronavirus tests per day in order to successfully reopen the economy, according to a Saturday report.
Harvard Medical School, Partners HealthCare Criticized for Email Requesting Medical Student Volunteers
Harvard Medical School and Partners HealthCare came under fire this week for an email asking fourth-year medical students to volunteer at the Boston Hope medical center, a recently-opened 1000-bed COVID-19 recovery center.
Harvard Prohibits Non-Essential University Travel Until May 31, International Travel Cancelled Until August 31
Harvard is prohibiting all University-related international travel and non-essential domestic air travel through at least May 31. It is also barring Harvard-organized and Harvard-funded international travel scheduled to take place between now and August 31.