First Inaugural Cutter Symposium at the Harvard School Public Health
On November 8th, 2013 the Department of Epidemiology had the privilege of organizing the 1st Cutter Symposium. The 2013-2014 academic year marks the celebration of 100 years of making a difference in the world at HSPH. Throughout the past century, the Department of Epidemiology has embodied exceptional ideals and tirelessly pursued our mission to enrich the lives of people around the globe through innovative research and scientific discoveries. The theme of this inaugural Cutter Symposium focused on the history and contributors to the field of epidemiology and its future directions. Distinguished speakers for this symposium included Alfredo Morabia, a historian and professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, former Chair Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Prevention and Nancy Mueller, professor of epidemiology emerita. Intriguing panel discussions were also heard from senior faculty, junior faculty and postdocs including: Donna Spiegelman, Walter Willett, JoAnn Manson, Tyler VanderWeele, Olivia Okereke, Caroline Buckee, John Jackson and Pamela Rist.
To learn more about this engaging new event in the department, please read the full event summary in HSPH News as a Featured Story or watch the full symposium. The first Cutter Symposium was a wonderful success for the department. We would like to thank everyone who attended this year and we are looking forward to future Cutter Symposium events.