Medicine

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Passes 70 Percent of Capital Campaign Goal

As of March 1, Harvard Medical School had raised $531 million, achieving just over 70 percent of its goal of $750M. This marks an additional $64M in contributions since October, and includes donations from 8,900 people, according to a release from HMS.

Harvard Business School

Prominent Biotech Company Donates Archives to HBS

Sanofi Genzyme, a Cambridge-based biotechnology company known for its research and development of drugs to treat rare genetic diseases, donated its corporate archives to the Harvard Business School’s Baker Library.

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Harvard Medical School

At Medical School, New Curriculum Met With Praise

Last year, the Medical School uprooted its old method, debuting the new “Pathways” program. Students and professors alike said the demands outside the classroom have increased, and the education at the Medical School better prepares students for future medical careers.

FAS

Classics Department Encourages Pre-Meds to Consider Concentrating

​When picturing a pre-med undergraduate, one tends to think of students pouring over p-sets, staring into microscopes, and stirring beakers. And while those activities certainly apply to the experiences of pre-med students at Harvard, some additionally choose to explore another area: Classics.

Harvard Medical School

Medical Students Petition to End ‘Pointless’ Exam

​A petition initiated earlier this month at Harvard Medical School has now been signed by more than 12,000 medical students, residents, and physicians from around the country asking for an end to the Step 2 CS exam, a portion of a test all fourth year medical students must take.

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City Politics

Pot Proposal

A below-ground retail place located at 1001 Massachusetts Ave seeking approval as a new marijuana dispenser.

Health

HBS Launches Clinical Trials Contest

​Harvard Business School launched last week the Precision Trials Challenge, a contest that challenges participants to find a better way of conducting clinical trials to get a drug approved.

Lab of Innovation
Health

I-Lab Medical Teams Focus on Allergies and Sexual Health

As dozens of teams at the Harvard Innovation Lab tackle contemporary challenges with their entrepreneurial projects, Confi and Antera Therapeutics stand out in the field of medicine.

CrimsonEMS
College

The Student First Responders

While many students may not recognize that some of their peers are acting EMTs, CrimsonEMS looks after nearly every facet of social life on Harvard’s campus.

Harvard Business School
Research

Kraft Foundation Gives Business School $20 Million Gift

The Robert and Myra Kraft Family Foundation has pledged to donate $20 million to Harvard Business School to endow a fund to support research and the advancement of precision medicine.

Harvard Medical School
Humanities Division

Harvard Medical School Launches Arts Initiative

The “Arts&Humanities@HMS” initiative supports the arts by creating more opportunities for students to explore music, visual arts, and drama through programs and events.

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Research

Professor Argues for Development of HIV/AIDS Cure

​Harvard Medical School professor Dan H. Barouch argued that developing a vaccine or cure would “most definitively” address the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the second installment of a lecture series on DNA at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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Health

Students’ Opinions Mixed About New Med School Curriculum

Students described Harvard Medical School’s new curriculum as characterized by a heavy workload and an increased level of student engagement with content and faculty.

Harvard Medical School
Health

Warren Alpert Foundation Gifts $20 Million to Medical School

The gift to Harvard Medical school will fund immunology research, a new professorship, and a Dean’s Leadership Fund.

Provost Alan Garber
Central Administration

Health Benefits Update Introduces Higher Premiums

Harvard faculty and nonunion staff members on Harvard’s health plans will see an average 7.3 percent increase in their insurance premiums next year.