Notes – 11/24/2013
Just a few quick notes as we prepare for the Thanksgiving break.
First, congratulations to Meryl Colton who received an ACE (Acknowledging Collaboration and Excellence) Award. ACE awards are HSPH’s way of acknowledging a staff member who has made an extraordinary effort in a particular task or aspect of their position, accomplished something special, or exemplified a collaborative commitment to their work and the School’s mission. Meryl received the award for her work with low-income housing families throughout Boston on research projects focused on green housing and environmental health. She leads by example while working with participants in the field and sets high standards for our team. Her dedication to both her team and to the research projects is commendable and highly appreciated.
Second, congratulations to Chris Golden, also associated with EER, for receiving a Marsh Foundation Award for his proposal entitled “Bushmeat Hunting, Wildlife Conservation and Human Health in Madagascar.”
Two of our students reached significant academic milestones this week. Kathleen Attfield successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Pyrethroid and organophosphate pesticide body burdens in children: Patterns and impacts of integrated pest management.” Mohammad AlSeaidan, a dual degree doctoral student in the Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, passed his oral qualifying examination. Congratulations to you both!
Mark your calendar for the James L. Whittenberger Lecture on Friday, December 6th. The topic is “The Exposome Exposed: The Future of Environmental Health?” Stephen Rappaport of the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health will deliver the lecture.
Finally, with the holiday season approaching, it’s time to plan our annual department party. As is our tradition, we will celebrate after people return from winter session in the new year (Thursday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m.) Our parties are known for having a fun theme, and this year we want your input! Please vote for your favorite theme by casting a vote in the survey here.
We wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving, and a Happy Channukah.