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Barbara Lewis
Student Life

Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services Hires Eight New Counselors

Five new counselors joined the University’s Counseling and Mental Health Services this semester, bringing the total number of new counselors this year to eight.

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College

UC Backs Letter to President Bacow Calling for Publicly Accessible Naloxone

The Undergraduate Council signed on to a letter last week addressed to University President Lawerence S. Bacow and incoming Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen pushing for publicly accessible Naloxone on Harvard’s campus.

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College

HUHS Plans New Flu Vaccination Initiatives, Hopes to Increase Flu Vaccine Rate by At Least 20 Percent

Harvard University Health Services will provide vaccination coping strategies to students and collaborate directly with the Harvard Athletics Department in an effort to increase the undergraduate flu vaccination rate by at least 20 percent.

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UHS

Barreira to Focus on Grad Student Mental Health After Stepping Down from HUHS Director Position

The initiative's goal is to assess the prevalence of mental health issues among graduate students and to identify specific factors that contribute to the general well-being of students.

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College

Court Denies Harvard’s Motion to Dismiss 2018 Wrongful Death Suit

A 2018 wrongful death lawsuit against Harvard and several of its employees will proceed after Middlesex County Superior Court ruled against Harvard’s motions to dismiss Monday.

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College

Giang Nguyen Named Next Harvard University Health Services Director

Nguyen will replace former director Paul J. Barreira, who was set to conclude his tenure at the end of June, but has remained as director over the course of the search. He will continue to remain in the post until Nguyen begins Nov. 18.

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College

Harvard Right to Life Runs Campaign for Student Health Insurance Plan Refunds for Abortion Coverage

Harvard Right to Life — a pro-life student organization at the College — ran a campaign this spring calling for students to request a refund for a small portion of Harvard University Health Services’ student insurance plan that goes toward funding abortions.

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College

Paul for the People

After 15 years at the helm of Harvard University Health Services, Paul Barreira reflects on his legacy.

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College

OSAPR Launches Self-Care Campaign in Upperclassman Houses

The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response is hosting events centered on self-care in the undergraduate houses as part of its efforts to increase engagement with students.

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Student Groups

HUHS Rejects Student Proposal to Make Naloxone Publicly Available on Campus

Harvard University Health Services rejected two College students’ proposal to make naloxone — a nasal spray used to counter the effects of an opioid overdose — publicly accessible on the University’s campus.

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UHS

Barreira

Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira in his office in the Smith Campus Center.

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UHS

Economics Department Starts Initiatives to Improve Student Wellbeing Following Mental Health Survey

The Economics Department is taking steps to improve its graduate students' mental health in light of a survey conducted among Ph.D. students in the department which showed high percentages of anxiety and depression.

Paul J. Barreria
College

HUHS Urgent Care Users Overwhelmingly Undergraduates

Though undergraduates make up approximately 32.8 percent of total students enrolled at Harvard — 6,766 out of 20,604 — an overwhelming majority of the patients treated at Urgent Care are College students, according to Francesconi and HUHS Director Paul J. Barreira.

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College

Students Push for Narcan Availability on Harvard's Campus to Combat Overdoses

The students, Eana X. Meng ’19 and Kailash Sundaram ’19, said they hope to raise awareness on campus of the problems of overdosing and push the University to make Narcan more readily available.

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Undergraduate Council

UC Calls for Harvard to Rehire Former HUHS Employee

The Council released a statement Sunday calling for Harvard to rehire former HUHS employee Mayli Shing, after her controversial February firing.

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