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Harvard Medical School

Spring Move In Covid Testing Site
Central Administration

Open Letter Calls on Harvard to Test University-Affiliated Health Care Workers

More than 160 Harvard affiliates have signed onto an open letter asking the University to share Covid-19 testing kits with Harvard-affiliated health care workers for the remainder of winter break.

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Health

BWH Researchers Launch First-Ever Human Trial for Alzheimer’s Nasal Vaccine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital will begin treating patients this week in the first human trial for a nasal vaccine to prevent and slow Alzheimer’s disease.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Research

Harvard-Affiliated Lab Is First to Discover Omicron Variant

The Omicron variant — a new strain of Covid-19 — was first discovered by researchers at the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership on Nov. 19.

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Harvard Medical School

HMS Office for Community-Centered Medical Education Receives $150,000 Donation

Harvard Medical School received a $150,000 donation on Nov. 19 to support the current development of an office for community-centered medical education.

School of Public Health
Harvard Medical School

HSPH Announces Collaboration with Tsinghua Vanke School of Public Health in China

Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health announced a new academic and research collaboration with Tsinghua University’s Vanke School of Public Health in Beijing in a press release on Wednesday.

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Central Administration

‘A Wide Range of Experiences’: Harvard Clerical and Technical Workers Incorporate Remote Work

Harvard’s more than 5,000 unionized clerical and technical workers have faced different transitions back to working on campus. Juggling health guidelines as well as employees’ needs and preferences, many departments switched — temporarily or permanently — to hybrid arrangements.

Harvard School of Public Health
Research

HSPH Researchers Link Reduced Sodium Intake to Decreased Cardiovascular Disease Levels

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that consuming less sodium and more potassium is linked to lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Harvard Medical School
Research

Harvard Scientists Discover Neuroanatomical Basis for Acupuncture Signaling Pathway

Harvard scientists discovered the neuroanatomical basis for acupuncture points that trigger a specific anti-inflammatory signaling pathway, advancing the understanding of acupuncture’s therapeutic potential.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

HMS Affiliates Develop Global Covid-19 Clinical Education Video Series

Faculty at Harvard Medical School developed an online, evidence-based video series to provide clinical guidelines for health care providers around the world and combat misinformation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

Medical School
Health

Harvard Epidemiologist Michael Mina Resigns, Appointed Chief Science Officer at eMed

Harvard epidemiologist Michael J. Mina is leaving academia for a leadership position at biotech software company eMed.

HMS Holmes Society
Research

Legal and Health Experts Discuss Widespread, Dangerous Health Misinformation at Virtual Panel

Legal and bioethics experts convened to discuss the prevalence of health misinformation in the Covid era and how to combat it at a virtual panel hosted by the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics on Friday.

Jason B. Silverstein
Scrutiny

Jason B. Silverstein

Jason B. Silverstein is a lecturer at Harvard Medical School who has studied and written about opioid use. He advocates for harm reduction measures such as making Narcan available in public places.

Harvard Medical School
Research

HMS Researchers Develop AI Model to Detect Disease-Causing Gene Variants

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Oxford University developed a new artificial intelligence model that can determine whether a gene variant is benign or disease-causing.

William V. Giannobile
Health

Dental School Dean Lauds Covid-19 Response, Diversity Efforts

William V. Giannobile, the dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, talked the school’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, strides made in diversity and inclusion efforts, and the impact of Covid-19 on oral health care in a Monday interview.

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Harvard Medical School

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.

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