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Moderna Vaccine Slightly More Effective than Pfizer, Per HSPH Study

Researchers at Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health found earlier this month that Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer’s at preventing negative Covid-19 outcomes.

Brigham and Women's Hospital

BWH Researchers Launch First-Ever Human Trial for Alzheimer’s Nasal Vaccine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital will begin treating patients this week in the first human trial for a nasal vaccine to prevent and slow Alzheimer’s disease.

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Harvard Medical School

HMS Office for Community-Centered Medical Education Receives $150,000 Donation

Harvard Medical School received a $150,000 donation on Nov. 19 to support the current development of an office for community-centered medical education.

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Harvard Medical School

HSPH Announces Collaboration with Tsinghua Vanke School of Public Health in China

Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health announced a new academic and research collaboration with Tsinghua University’s Vanke School of Public Health in Beijing in a press release on Wednesday.

Harvard Dental School

‘A Hard Stop’: How Harvard’s Dental School Graduated Every Student Despite a Pandemic Shutdown

Dental School faculty worked "day and night" to ensure students stayed afloat with limited clinical instruction.

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Following Student Activism, School of Public Health Adds Two More Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

The School of Public Health designated two additional gender-neutral restrooms in its Kresge building on Oct. 26, following student activism and widespread faculty support for the measure, per a Social and Behavioral Sciences department-wide email last week.

Chan School of Public Health

Harvard Researchers Launch $43M Global Human Flourishing Study

Researchers at Harvard and Baylor University launched a $43.4 million research initiative last month to examine the causes of “human flourishing.”

Mass General Hospital

MGB Invests $50 Million in Local Health Initiatives with Focus on Equity

Mass General Brigham will invest $50 million in a new initiative focused on mental health, chronic disease management, and nutrition security, the hospital network announced last week.

Harvard Medical School

HMS Researchers Develop AI Model to Detect Disease-Causing Gene Variants

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Oxford University developed a new artificial intelligence model that can determine whether a gene variant is benign or disease-causing.

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Science Journalists Reflect on Covid-19 Reporting at Virtual HLS Panel

The event, entitled “Covid-19, Science, and the Media: Lessons Learned Reporting on the Pandemic,” was hosted by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at HLS.

William V. Giannobile

Dental School Dean Lauds Covid-19 Response, Diversity Efforts

William V. Giannobile, the dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, talked the school’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, strides made in diversity and inclusion efforts, and the impact of Covid-19 on oral health care in a Monday interview.

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Harvard Medical School

Fauci Talks Pandemic Preparedness and Racial Health Disparities in HMS-Hosted Webinar

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony S. Fauci discussed pandemic preparedness and racial health disparities in a virtual seminar on Thursday hosted by Harvard Medical School’s Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.

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38% of American Households Report Financial Crisis During Delta Surge, HSPH Poll Finds

In a result that surprised researchers, 38 percent of U.S. households reported facing serious financial difficulties in the past few months despite receiving government assistance, according to a new national poll by the Harvard School of Public Health.

Chan School of Public Health

Harvard Researchers Declare ‘Structural Change’ Needed to Address Planetary Health Crisis

Harvard researchers outlined lifestyle changes that would need to occur on a societal level to optimize the health and well-being of the general population and the planet in a declaration in The Lancet on Tuesday.

Harvard Medical School

HMS Dean Outlines Financial, Institutional Goals in State of the School Address

Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley ’82 lauded HMS faculty, affiliates, students, and staff for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic and reiterated institutional values in his State of the School address over Zoom Tuesday.