Health


Center for Advanced Biological Innovation and Manufacturing Secures $76 Million in Funding, Signs Lease

The Massachusetts Center for Advanced Biological Innovation and Manufacturing has obtained $76 million in funding and signed a lease for a 40,000-square foot site in Watertown, Mass. for the manufacturing and innovation of new biotechnologies.


Harvard Prepares to Ramp Up Covid-19 Testing, Secure Vaccine Doses

Harvard is gearing up to expand coronavirus testing and potentially obtain Covid-19 vaccine doses for its affiliates ahead of the spring semester, Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen said in an interview Monday.


‘A Huge Disruption’: Students Testing Positive for COVID-19 Report Confusing HUHS Communication

Nearly a dozen students interviewed by The Crimson said they often felt puzzled by the University’s testing and tracing infrastructure. Some said they did not know how to interpret contradictory test results; others were unsure whether and for how long they should isolate.


Majority of Harvard Personnel to Work Remotely Through June 2021

Amid a skyrocketing nationwide coronavirus case count, University Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp announced in an email last week that the majority of faculty, staff, and academic personnel will continue working remotely through June 30, 2021.


Harvard to Permanently Close Dental Service and Pharmacy, Citing ‘Significant Financial Pressures’

The University will permanently close its Dental Service and Pharmacy on Dec. 31 due to financial strains.


Harvard KDSAP Launches 2020 Speaker Series, Discusses Excess Fluid Storage in Kidney Disease Patients

Michael J. Cima — a materials science and engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — explained where the human body stores excess fluid during kidney failure and introduced the preliminary design for a sensor that measures this excess fluid at an event hosted by the Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program Friday.


HUHS Urges Affiliates to Get Flu Vaccine Amid State Mandate for Students

Harvard University Health Services opened flu clinics two weeks ago as the University urges Harvard affiliates to get vaccinated ahead of a flu season expected to stress healthcare systems already burdened by COVID-19.


New University Health Services Program Will Consolidate Peer Education Groups

Harvard University Health Services will combine several peer education groups aimed at undergraduates into a centralized program this year in anticipation of a fall 2021 launch.


Harvard, AbbVie Announce $30 Million Research Alliance to Combat Viral Diseases

Harvard Medical School and biopharmaceutical company AbbVie will launch a $30 million research alliance to combat viral infections, like the novel coronavirus tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, through the study and development of new therapies, the University announced Tuesday.


Harvard Expects Up to 50 Returning Students Will Test Positive for COVID-19

University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 said he anticipates that “as many as 50 students” will test positive for the coronavirus “soon after arrival on campus.”


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