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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.

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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.

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Harvard Researchers and Clinicians Battle 'Silent Pandemic' of Mental Health Issues

Researchers, clinical psychologists, and practicing psychiatrists at Harvard-affiliated hospitals have attempted to quantify and respond to the unprecedented national anguish while addressing persistent inequities in access to mental health care.

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‘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.

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Massachusetts General Hospital Launches Center to Study Neuroscience of Psychedelics

Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has launched a new center to study the clinical benefits of psychedelics in treating mental illness.

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‘Misleading to the Public’: Students, Experts Criticize Harvard Study Suggesting Early Emergence of Covid-19 in Wuhan

A June 2020 research article suggested that the novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan earlier than the documented start of the pandemic in December 2019. Upon closer examination, two SEAS graduate students found what they believed to be multiple flaws in the presentation and methods of the study.

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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.

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‘Like a Poison’: Medical School Hosts Conversation on White Supremacy in Textbooks

Harvard researcher Donald Yacovone discussed his research into the ways white supremacy has and continues to permeate the textbooks used by American students at an HMS event.

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Harvard Researcher Presents Novel Approach to Model America’s Opioid Crisis

Mohammad S. Jalali presented his lab’s ongoing efforts to accurately model the opioid crisis during a Harvard School of Public Health seminar on Tuesday.

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HMS Affiliates Help Publish Novel Study on Causes of Cold-Induced Tooth Pain

Researchers from around the world, including two Harvard Medical School affiliates, announced the discovery of a new cellular function that explains how teeth sense cold temperatures and why that causes tooth pain.

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MGH President Peter Slavin Announces Departure After 18 Years of Leadership

Peter L. Slavin ’79 will step down as president of Massachusetts General Hospital, a role he has held for the past 18 years, he announced in a message to hospital affiliates Wednesday morning.

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HMS To Launch Office Supporting ‘Community-Centered’ Student Outreach

To support Harvard Medical School students’ efforts to provide medical resources and knowledge to the greater public, Harvard Medical School will launch an office for “community-centered medical education” in fall 2021.

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Harvard Medical School Researchers Identify Covid-19 Mutation That Makes Variants More Contagious

Harvard researchers have identified a mutation in several common Covid-19 variants that causes a structural change in the virus, allowing it to spread more rapidly, according to a study published earlier this month in the journal Science.

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Siloed and Strained, Graduate Students Report Emotional Wellbeing as Obstacle to Online Learning

Since the onset of Covid-19, graduate students have not merely been tasked with adapting their learning and scholarship to a digital platform: the dearth of in-person interactions has forced them to reconsider what academic, social, and emotional work entails.

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More Primary Care Physicians Could Result in Increased Life Expectancies, HMS Study Finds

Harvard Medical School researchers found that increasing the number of primary care physicians in underserved areas may boost life expectancies, according to a study published Tuesday in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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