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Dr. S. Allen Counter
Student Groups

S. Allen Counter, Founding Director of Harvard Foundation, Dies at 73

Dr. S. Allen Counter, a neurology professor at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations died Wednesday morning.

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Student Life

Medical School Takes Steps to Clarify Mental Health Policies

A survey of Medical School students found that one in five students screened positive for depression, and only one in five of those students reported that they had been treated.

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Research

Brigham and Women’s to Buy Out 1,600 Employee Contracts

​Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital, will offer a voluntary contract buyout for 1,600 employees to downsize its staff amid increasing expenses.

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Research

Brigham and Women’s Hospital to Pay $10 Million for Research Fraud Allegations

​Brigham and Women’s Hospital—a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital—will pay $10 million to resolve allegations of research fraud, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

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Medical School Instructor Wins Prestigious TED Prize

​Raj Panjabi, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, is the winner of the $1 million 2017 TED Prize.

The March for Science
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The March for Science

Marchers head down Huntington Avenue from the Longwood Medical Area to join Boston’s March for Science at Boston Common.

The March for Science
Research

Harvard Profs, Faust Join March for Science

“We march because our future depends on the future of science," said University President Drew G. Faust.

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Thousands Enroll in Med School Course on Opioids

An online Harvard Medical School course that focuses on opioid abuse treatment and prevention has drawn over over 7,500 enrollees since its launch on March 27.

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Harvard Medical School Launches First Online Certificate Program

​Harvard Medical School will launch its first online certificate program this summer for people considering health careers, offering four paid courses on topics in medicine.

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Harvard Affiliates Organize Marches for Science

Harvard students, researchers, and professors are planning concurrent Marches for Science the morning of April 22, joining over 400 demonstrations around the world in support of continued role for science in public life.

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​‘Not Just a Number’: Mental Health at Harvard Medical School

At the Medical School, problems with mental health are not unusual. In a March 2016 survey conducted by Medical School students, 20 percent of third-year respondents said they had experienced either suicidal or self-harming desires within the last two weeks. Third-year students face extra stressors: They begin clinical rotations, facing long shifts in a difficult environment.

Jin Park
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Study Finds Lower Depression Rates Among DACA Eligible Individuals

Harvard researchers found lower rates of depression among undocumented immigrants eligible for the federal administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

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Politics

Med School Professors Worried About Federal Budget

As Congress begins formulating a new budget, some professors and researchers at Harvard Medical School are concerned about potential cuts in federal funding.

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The Murder of Dr. George Parkman

A friend of his later remarked that Webster, as a younger man living in London, had formed the unsavory habit of attending public executions. These outings were fueled by his morbid fascination with the body. Even the horror of death could not quell his interest in human anatomy.

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Med School Diversity Task Force Will Formulate Recommendations

​A task force at Harvard Medical School will meet over the next few months to formulate recommendations about how to make the school more inclusive.