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Psychiatric Epidemiologist Tamsin Ford Talks Children’s Mental Health Amid Covid-19

Child psychiatric epidemiologist Tamsin Ford discussed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on childrens' mental health in a virtual research presentation hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health on Wednesday.

Harvard Divinity School
Health

Divinity School Student Discusses Religion as a Determinant of Health

Ans Irfan, a public health expert and student at the Divinity School, discussed his project on religion as a structural determinant of health during a virtual presentation on Monday.

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Graduate School of Design

Harvard is Home to 13,000 Workers. Some of Them are its Students, Too.

When he’s not working shifts as a custodian at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Luis M. Toribio — a native Spanish speaker — takes classes on the weekends through Harvard to hone his English skills and practice pronunciation. Two years ago, he said, he struggled to communicate in English — but today, he proudly exclaims he can now do an entire interview in English.

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Harvard Medical School

Applications to Harvard Medical School Drop Back to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels

Applications to Harvard Medical School fell back to near pre-pandemic levels this year after a sharp increase last cycle.

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Central Administration

Class Action Lawsuit Demanding Tuition Reimbursement Moves Forward After Judge Reverses Dismissal

In June 2021, Massachusetts District Court Judge Indira Talwani dismissed a class action lawsuit against Harvard University asking for partial tuition reimbursement for semesters with virtual classes. Nearly a year later, a new judge assigned to the case has revived it.

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FAS

Harvard Will Allow Faculty to Teach Unmasked as Covid Regulations Inch Back

Harvard will allow faculty members to teach without a face mask beginning later this week, a first step toward rolling back its Covid-19 guidelines as cases plummet in the Greater Boston area.

CAMHS
Health

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.

Chan School of Public Health
College

WHO Director Talks Health Equity and Pandemic Response at Harvard Lecture

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus discussed the global pandemic response and health equity on Friday at the Kennedy School’s annual Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Health

Harvard School of Public Health Prof. Receives Award for Vaccine Research Education

Kizzmekia S. Corbett, an assistant professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health, was awarded the 2022 Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science earlier this month.

Chan School of Public Health
Health

Boston Children’s Hospital CEO Talks About Health Equity

Boston Children’s Hospital CEO Kevin B. Churchwell discussed equity, diversity, and inclusion in pediatrics at a virtual Q&A hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health Friday.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Research

HSPH Study Affirms Cost Benefit of Preventing Emerging Diseases

A study led by Harvard School of Public Health researcher Aaron S. Bernstein found that the cost of preventing diseases transmitted from animals to humans is just five percent of the estimated value of lives lost from emerging infectious diseases.

School of Public Health
Research

HSPH Researchers Determine Epstein-Barr Virus to be Primary Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

In a longitudinal study over two decades in the making, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system, is “likely caused” by infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

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Harvard Business School

Business Leaders, Researchers Discuss Challenges and Opportunities Facing AI in Health Care

Business leaders and researchers discussed the opportunities and difficulties of implementing artificial intelligence solutions in healthcare in a virtual event jointly hosted by Harvard Business School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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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.

Fauci Cutter Lecture
Health

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.

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