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

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  china  basic-research  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  larry-bacow  george-q-daley  alan-m-garber  china-evergrande-group

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

Tags:  khalil-gibran-muhammad  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  michelle-williams  larry-bacow  university-of-michigan  buprenorphine  heroin  mary-bassett  medication-assisted-treatment  opioids  drug-treatment  fxb-center-for-health-and-human-rights  howard-koh  methadone  naloxone  opioid-summit  raina-mcmahan  richard-frank

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

Tags:  science-technology  larry-bacow  climate-change-solutions-fund  patrick-behrer  anya-bernstein  bionic-leaf  ccsf  daniel-g-nocera  drew-faust  holly-samuelson  jarad-a-mason  julia-a-mundy  pleistocene-park  r-jisung-park  richard-mccullough  shefali-khanna

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

Tags:  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  2020-election  30th-anniversary  affordable-care-act  barbara-mcneil  department-of-health-care-policy  kathleen-sebelius  larry-bacow

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

Tags:  philanthropy  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  larry-bacow  blavatnik-biomedical-accelerator  blavatnik-fellowship-in-life-science-entrepreneurship-program  eric-lander  george-daley  gift  laurie-glimcher  len-blavatnik

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

Tags:  arts-humanities  harvard-divinity-school  the-new-yorker  inauguration  larry-bacow  amanda-gorman  claudia-rankine  maya-angelou  tracy-k-smith

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