Harvard Drops Covid-19 Booster Requirement as U.S. Public Health Emergency Ends
Harvard University Health Services Executive Director Giang T. Nguyen announced Monday that Harvard affiliates will no longer be required to obtain Covid-19 boosters, though students will still be required to provide proof of initial vaccination.
Former Senator Richard Burr Discusses Health Care Policy at Harvard Institute of Politics Forum
Former United States Senator Richard M. Burr (R-N.C.) and Lanhee J. Chen ’04, policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, discussed the future of American health care policy at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Tuesday evening.
Harvard Global Health Institute Symposium Discusses International Disparities in Health
Experts in medicine and disease prevention underscored the importance of building trust in order to promote global health equitably at the inaugural Symposium of the Harvard Global Health Institute Wednesday.
Harvard Med School Instructor to Serve as Commissioner of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Harvard Medical School instructor Robert H. Goldstein will serve as the next Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the DPH announced in a press release Monday.
Harvard Med School Associate Professor Discusses Health Disparities in Sexual and Gender Minority Females
Harvard Medical School associate professor Brittany M. Charlton discussed reproductive healthcare disparities experienced by sexual and gender minority women at a Harvard School of Public Health seminar on Wednesday.
CDC Specialist Discusses Evolution of HIV Prevention Campaign at Harvard School of Public Health Workshop
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention communications specialist Jo Ellen Stryker discussed the future of HIV prevention in a student workshop at the Harvard School of Public Health last Thursday.
Harvard College Social Prescribing Group Launches National Campaign
A group of Harvard College students kicked off a nationwide movement advocating for social prescribing — a practice allowing physicians to prescribe non-medical interventions — in a webinar Monday.
Experts Discuss Psychedelics Policy in the Global North at Harvard Law School Webinar
The Project on Psychedelics Law and Regulation at Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center hosted a virtual panel on psychedelics in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom on Monday.
Panelists Discuss Impact of Policy on Telehealth at Harvard Law School Webinar
Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics hosted a virtual panel Thursday on the impact of policy changes on the use of telehealth.
Harvard CAMHS Chief Barbara Lewis Praises Expanded Virtual Mental Health Resources
Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services Chief Barbara Lewis touted expanded and more accessible mental health resources in an interview Friday.
HUHS Saw More Than 25,000 Virtual Visits as Covid-19 Restrictions Eased in FY 2022
Harvard University Health Services saw 116,000 patient visits in its 2022 fiscal year, according to an annual report released last month. Since 2020, HUHS has offered telemedicine services across 10 departments to increase accessibility during the Covid-19 crisis.
Students and Scholars Discuss ‘Decolonizing Black Health’ at Sixth Annual Black Health Matters Conference at Harvard
Harvard affiliates, students, and scholars gathered this weekend for the sixth annual Black Health Matters conference around the theme of “Decolonizing Black Health.”
Massachusetts Launches Community Behavioral Health Center at Cambridge Health Alliance
Former Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 and Lt. Governor Karyn E. Polito rolled out new healthcare programs for residents regardless of health insurance status to a network of 25 Community Behavioral Health Centers across the state last month.
Harvard Terminates University Health Services Physician Following Misconduct Reports, Triggering Medical Board Investigation
A Harvard University Health Services physician was terminated last year after receiving several complaints from female patients aged 18 to 31 who alleged misconduct and inappropriate behavior during physical examinations.
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.
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 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.
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.