Ideas

Transforming public health education

Classroom _DSC7567_1-SEducation at HSPH has never been more vibrant. Our traditional degree programs are undergoing a renaissance, incorporating exciting innovations and experiential approaches to teaching and learning. A new Doctor of Public Health program will launch in 2014, and a re-envisioned Master’s degree program is also planned. We are expanding our executive education programs to serve current and future public health leaders with unique leadership programs for every career stage. And we are reaching tens of thousands of new students around the globe with online learning opportunities through edX, Harvard’s joint venture with MIT, which has now been joined by dozens of other leading universities from North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

But these efforts need resources for faculty, field programs, technological innovation, and physical space—the building blocks of a 21st-century educational experience.

Advancing research

HSPH is an engine for innovation and discovery, extending the limits of human knowledge, and putting that knowledge to work to produce visionary ideas and cost-effective solutions that improve the lives of people everywhere. Through rigorous research sustained over years and even decades, we are connecting great minds with big problems and working to overcome many of today’s greatest threats to human health.

An investment in HSPH is an investment in large-scale, long-term impact. Today, as it has for the past 100 years, research at HSPH is changing the world.

Driving innovation

The Dean’s Fund for Innovation offers a critical source of unrestricted funding for the School, allowing the Dean to invest in pioneering new initiatives, educational improvements, and junior faculty research. It enables the School to take advantage of fast-moving opportunities such as the recent launch of HarvardX and provide bridge funding when it is needed to sustain important research.

With your help, the Dean’s Fund for Innovation supports our ongoing activities, makes the School more nimble in responding to emerging challenges and opportunities, and fosters new discoveries that lead to improved health for people across the globe.

Learn more about specific giving opportunities to support ideas at HSPH. Or, for more information, please email or call Michael Voligny, Acting Vice Dean for External Relations at (617) 432-8449.

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