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New Director Named for University Health Services

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by Harvard Gazette

The Office of the Provost today announced the appointment of Giang T. Nguyen as director of Harvard University Health Services (HUHS), effective this November. Nguyen, who has championed diversity and inclusion throughout his scholarly, clinical, and leadership experiences, was most recently executive director of the Student Health Service (SHS) at the University of Pennsylvania and clinical associate professor of family medicine and community health at the Perelman School of Medicine.

“Giang is an accomplished physician-leader who has a deep understanding of the health care needs of a diverse academic community,” said Provost Alan M. Garber. “HUHS has a tradition of innovation and excellence, and its people are dedicated to the needs of the students, faculty, staff, and families that it serves. Giang is well-suited to lead them. He has the experience, clinical excellence, and heart to succeed in this demanding and important position.”

As executive director of SHS, Nguyen led an organization that provides services to community members across Penn’s 12 schools, including primary care, sports medicine, women’s health, travel medicine, nutrition, and behavioral-care management. Under his leadership, the SHS Campus Health team spearheaded highly successful flu vaccine campaigns, achieved Healthy Campus recognition through the Partnership for a Healthier America, and managed outbreaks of mumps as well as hand, foot, and mouth disease.

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