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Fahedur Fahed

Fahedur Fahed '22 has volunteered at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter for eight years. Fahed carries Narcan with him so that he is prepared to respond to overdoses.


Fauci Talks Pandemic Preparedness and Racial Health Disparities in HMS-Hosted Webinar

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony S. Fauci discussed pandemic preparedness and racial health disparities in a virtual seminar on Thursday hosted by Harvard Medical School’s Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.


38% of American Households Report Financial Crisis During Delta Surge, HSPH Poll Finds

In a result that surprised researchers, 38 percent of U.S. households reported facing serious financial difficulties in the past few months despite receiving government assistance, according to a new national poll by the Harvard School of Public Health.


Former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman Discusses Leadership, Politics, and Agriculture

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman talked about the evolution of American agricultural and food policy, the importance of resilience, and the importance of humor among public servants in a virtual conversation Wednesday.


Harvard Inks $30M Deal with Pharmaceutical Company for Therapeutic Research

Harvard University has signed a new five-year research and development agreement with pharmaceutical company National Resilience, Inc. to advance the development of medical technologies including gene, stem cell, and nucleic acid therapies.


Harvard Scientists’ Study Sheds Light on Brain Tumor Resiliency

A recent study published by Harvard scientists examined brain tumors in unprecedented detail and found that brain tumor cells shift between distinct states, making them more resilient to cancer treatment.


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.


Harvard School of Public Health Launches New Structural Racism and Health Initiative

Harvard’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights launched an initiative to study and address structural racism in public health with a virtual symposium Tuesday.


New Harvard-MIT Biotech Center Appoints CEO, Begins Construction on Facility

The University’s new biological research and manufacturing facility appointed biotechnology industry veteran Ran Zheng as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer and began construction on a 40,000 square-foot facility in Watertown, Mass. on Thursday.


Harvard Affiliates Continue to Aid in Covid-19 Response Through Massachusetts-Wide Volunteer Program

Harvard students with the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps have been working to support local health agencies in advancing health equity and improving public health since March 2020.


Harvard Launches International Task Force to Prevent Future Pandemics

The Scientific Task Force to Prevent Pandemics at the Source hopes to shift the focus of pandemic-related discussion from management and treatment to prevention, especially at the critical point where diseases transfer from animals to people.


HMS Dean Daley Lauds HMS’s Leading Role in U.S. Covid-19 Response

According to Daley, HMS researchers had a major role in the scientific and clinical development of two major vaccine platforms, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, as well as in understanding the “structural biology” of the virus itself.


‘Crying Out for Help’: Harvard Affiliates on Pandemic Front Line Describe Mental Health Toll

More than 10 medical professionals who have been on the front lines of the Covid-19 battle at two Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals — MGH and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center — told The Crimson in interviews that they had faced similar impacts on their emotional well-being over the past 14 months while they put their lives on the line to save others.


HMS Professor Discusses Study of Long Term Covid Patients

Harvard professor Andrew T. Chan discussed how researchers are studying “long Covid” — a condition characterized by Covid-19 symptoms that linger after a patient initially recovers from the virus — at a Thursday event jointly hosted by the HSPH and radio program The World.


Medical School Students 'Thrilled' to Receive Residency Placements During Virtual Match Day

On Friday, fourth-year students at Harvard Medical School learned where they will spend the next few years in residency, marking a major milestone in their health care careers. Known as “Match Day,” the annual event is organized by the National Resident Matching Program, and occurs every third Friday in March.


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