There are 5 easy steps to tame COVID-19, says Fauci

Anthony Fauci, one of the government’s top authorities on the coronavirus pandemic, said that simple measures including wearing masks, avoiding bars, and spending time outdoors can tame the pandemic, but only if widely adopted.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 6, 2020 ~8 min

Scientists from Harvard, China to unite against coronavirus

With nearly 78,000 cases and more than 2,300 deaths from the novel coronavirus, Harvard University scientists will join forces with colleagues from China to improve diagnostics, develop vaccines to prevent new infections, and antiviral therapies to treat existing ones.

Ekaterian Pesheva • harvard
Feb. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Stigma of opioids keeps users from seeking help, taints views of medical professionals

“Can you think of all the tax dollars it’s cost for you to go to detox?” the doctor asked Raina McMahan when she arrived at the clinic in Revere seeking help for her 15-year heroin addiction. “What is the matter with you?” McMahan, now six years into her recovery and a certified recovery coach at […]

Alvin Powell • harvard
Oct. 11, 2019 ~9 min

Climate change research projects win $1 million in Harvard grants

Harvard’s Climate Change Solutions Fund, now in its fifth year, is awarding seven research projects $1 million in grants.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
April 10, 2019 ~11 min

Harvard hears from Kathleen Sebelius on future of U.S. health care

Former health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius gave the keynote at a Harvard Medical School event marking the 30th anniversary of the Department of Health Care Policy.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 6, 2018 ~4 min

A $200M pledge to Harvard to turn medical discoveries into treatments

A pledge for $200 million to Harvard Medical School will support translation of medical research into treatments and cures.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 8, 2018 ~9 min

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman delivers poem at Harvard president’s inauguration

Amanda Gorman, the inaugural U.S. youth poet laureate and a Harvard junior, wrote a poem for Harvard President Larry Bacow’s inauguration based on the University’s history, Bacow’s love of running, and his approach to the job that emphasizes the long-term nature of achievement and the importance of working together toward change.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Oct. 4, 2018 ~7 min