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Cynthia W. Shih

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College Students Embrace Public Health

College Students Embrace Public Health

With growing undergraduate interest in global health in recent years, the Harvard School of Public Health has provided support to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences by offering more courses taught by HSPH faculty for undergraduates.

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Commencement 2012

Harvard LSD Research Draws National Attention

The Harvard Psilocybin Project propelled Harvard to the center of national media attention when details of the project's administration of hallucinogenic drugs to students were exposed in the spring of 1962.


Harvard Stem Cell Institute Sees Growth

At its founding eight years ago, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute had fewer than ten principal faculty members, according to Benjamin D. Humphreys, co-director of the HSCI Kidney Program. Today, that number has ballooned to more than 80.

Harvard Business School

More Than 170 Teams Apply For President's Challenge

Over 170 teams submitted applications for the President’s Challenge, a university-wide competition that encourages students to develop entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s social problems.


HSPH Researchers Present New Findings on Breast Cancer Screening

New research from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that routine mammography screenings may lead to a significant amount of overdiagnosis of invasive breast cancer. Generally viewed as an important tool in detecting breast cancer, mammography screening was found to overdiagnose between 15 to 25 percent of breast cancer cases.

OEB Spring Break
Student Life

OEB Students Take Sponsored Spring Break Trips

This year, three classes from the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Department offered all-expenses-paid spring break trips for its students.


Junior Faculty Suffer From Reduced Research Funding

Harvard faculty expressed mixed opinions over the role the Faculty of Arts and Sciences should play in supporting junior faculty’s ...

School of Public Health

HSPH Study Finds Gender Nonconforming Children May Be at Higher Risk for Abuse

Harvard School of Public Health researchers recently found that one in ten children whose activity choices and interests differ from typical gender norms have a higher risk of being sexually, physically, or psychologically abused, and of suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, as children or later in life.

Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Harvard Chinese New Year Gala Attracts 1,100

Organized by the Harvard Chinese Students and Scholars Association, the 2012 Ivy League Spring Festival Gala featured performances by students from all eight Ivy League schools and professional artists from around the world.

Food and Drink

HSPH Study Shows Protein-Free Diet Before Surgery Might Reduce Health Complications

Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health found that limiting protein or amino acid intake several days before surgery may ...


Iodide Exposure Tied To Thyroid Disorders

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that exposure to high levels of iodide—widely given intravenously to patients for medical imaging procedures—is associated with an increased risk of thyroid disease.

Student Life

Young Students Grow, Adapt to Life at Harvard

Harvard does not consider age as a factor when admitting students to the incoming freshmen class, administrators say, and once admitted to the College, young students say that, for the most part, they’re able to fit in.

Harvard Law School

HLS Professors Push for Data-Use in Internet Policy

Harvard Law School professors John G. Palfrey ’94 and Jonathan L. Zittrain ’95 challenged policy-makers last week to use more ...


Study Links Coffee, Cancer

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health recently published evidence linking coffee with a decrease in risk of developing endometrial cancer.


'Staches in November; Exclusive Interview with Harvard Men's Hockey Captain

They call it the 'mo. Mutton chops, handlebars, Fu Manchu—the time-honored mustache has drifted in and out of style. But in November, men around the world throw down their razors and bring back the 'stache.