In an effort to make safe sex practices more widespread across campus, Sexual Health Awareness and Relationship Communication Educators are piloting a “SHARC Kit” program through which College students can receive supplies like condoms anonymously.
Despite moving into a newly renovated space, Counseling and Mental Health Services continues to battle long wait times for students seeking appointments with a therapist.
Following the results of last year’s student health survey, Harvard University Health Services and the Office of BGLTQ Student Life have partnered to create a working group to address the mental health needs of BGLTQ students.
The mothers’ efforts to pressure the University come at a time when other prestigious institutions that have received donations from the Sacklers are grappling with similar entreaties from activists.
Though undergraduates make up approximately 32.8 percent of total students enrolled at Harvard — 6,766 out of 20,604 — an overwhelming majority of the patients treated at Urgent Care are College students, according to Francesconi and HUHS Director Paul J. Barreira.
Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira raised concerns about the logistics of expanding access on campus to naloxone, a drug used to reverse the symptoms of opioid overdose.
Harvard Medical School affiliates who worked at Massachusetts General Hospital in the years after the hospital cemented ties with Purdue Pharma — manufacturer of the addictive painkiller OxyContin — say they perceived the company’s influence as minimal at the time.
During his 15 years at the University, Barreira has served as director of Behavioral Health and Academic Counseling at HUHS, overseeing Student Mental Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, the Center for Wellness, and the Bureau of Study Counsel.
The students, Eana X. Meng ’19 and Kailash Sundaram ’19, said they hope to raise awareness on campus of the problems of overdosing and push the University to make Narcan more readily available.
Harvard University Dining Services pulled romaine lettuce from all dining locations as a result of an ongoing national E. coli outbreak. HUDS is unsure when the recall will be resolved and the vegetable returned to dining halls.
The student group Eating Concerns Hotline and Outreach hosted the annual 'Love Your Body Day' celebration, featuring therapy dogs and raffle prizes, in Ticknor Lounge Wednesday evening,.
This is not the first time this year University affiliates have contracted the disease. Cases of mumps most recently were found among campus affiliates in February 2018.
The dropbox, located in the HUHS pharmacy in the Smith Campus Center, accepts “unused or expired prescription medication, unused or expired over-the-counter medication, and pet medication."
A new Boston-area mental health initiative focused on Asian-American women enrolled its first cohort at Harvard this fall.