COVID-19 is evaporating casual connections and why that’s bad

How COVID-19 is evaporating our casual connections and taking an important source of happiness.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Aug. 27, 2020 ~8 min

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The global economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak

A Harvard Business School expert says effects will strengthen as manufacturers everywhere feel the pinch of slowing one of the world’s largest economies.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 13, 2020 ~9 min

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Doctor burnout costs health care system $4.6 billion a year, Harvard study says

Physician burnout is costing the U.S. health care system an estimated $4.6 billion annually, according to new research from an international team led by a Harvard Business School researcher.

Alvin Powell • harvard
July 12, 2019 ~4 min

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Film tells story of Partners In Health and the impact of three people

Documentary Night in Klarman Hall kicked off with a panel discussion on a clip from “Bending the Arc,” a film about Partners In Health, the NGO founded in 1987 by Harvard Medical School students Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim and social justice and health-care advocate Ophelia Dahl.

Shona Simkin • harvard
March 4, 2019 ~8 min

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Symposium brings spheres together to lend insights to action for elderly

A half-day conference at Harvard Business School examined the growing promise of research on aging and the potential of now-experimental interventions to one day ease the burdens of infirmity.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 6, 2019 ~10 min

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