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Ahab Chopra

Staff writer Ahab Chopra can be reached at ahab.chopra@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @ahab_chopra.

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Paul J. Barreria
UHS

Barreira Delays Releasing Results of Harvard College-Wide Health Survey

Director of Harvard University Health Services Paul J. Barreira has no immediate plans to publish the results of a health survey sent to all undergraduates last spring.

Paul J. Barreira
UHS

Back in Smith Center, University Health Services Begins New Year

University Health Services will restructure and renew certain campus offerings for the new school year.

University Health Services
Health

HUHS Overnight Urgent Care to Return to Smith Campus Center

Director of Harvard University Health Services Paul J. Barreira announced that HUHS overnight urgent care services will return to the Smith Campus Center for the fall semester in an email to University affiliates Wednesday.

Economics Ph.D. Student Mental Health
UHS

Large Percentage of Economics Ph.D. Students Report Depression, Anxiety Symptoms

Survey results revealed that 15 percent of Economics Ph.D. students reported above a 10 on the depression scale, while 23 percent of the PhD students reported above a 10 on the anxiety scale.

UHS

CAMHS Appoints Clinician to Manage Logistics

Counseling and Mental Health Services recently appointed a clinician dedicated to helping counselors schedule sessions with students in an effort to expedite treatment.

Barbara Lewis
UHS

University Health Services Expands Let’s Talk Program

Let’s Talk,” a drop-in program that lets students speak with a CAMHS counselor without scheduling an appointment, is now open five days a week, in added locations.

University Health Services
Health

CrimsonEMS Launches New Blood Control Initiative

CrimsonEMS, a student-run volunteer Emergency Medical Service, plans to begin public blood control technique trainings before the end of the school year.

College

Harvard Designated as HEARTSafe Campus

The National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation determined that Harvard has successfully reached 5 percent of CPR-trained individuals on campus.

Barbara Lewis
Health

CAMHS and iHope Debut Online Group Mental Health Workshops

After the program’s popularity in the fall, CAMHS decided to launch a series of new group workshops from iHope in order to better address mental health on Harvard’s campus.

Paul J. Barreira
Student Life

Barreira Explains Student Health Insurance Options and Changes

​Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira said in an interview earlier this month he thinks students don’t fully understand their health insurance options.

Paul J. Barreira
Student Life

CAMHS Debuts New System to Reduce Wait Time

Harvard’s Counseling and Mental Health Services has piloted a new model for service provision meant to reduce the wait time for students who request therapy appointments.

University Health Services
College

Swellbox Provides Students Access to Health Records

Stephen Cho, vice president of Swellbox, said the company allows users to see all their past and present health records at the same time.

HUHS
College

Barreira Cautions Students About Mumps, Flu

​Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira on Thursday morning confirmed cases of influenza and “presumptive mumps” across Harvard’s campus.

University Health Services
College

Despite Public Concern at High Rate of Flu, HUHS is Not Worried

Though HUHS has not seen a particularly high rate of flu cases among Harvard students, spokesperson Michael Perry said students should still take precautions.

UHS Under Construction
College

Experts, Students Recall A Year of Uncommon Diseases

“At least the Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is confined to specific dorms and probably spreads through bathrooms,” Emma Y. Lin ’21​ said.

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