About the Department
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my warmest welcome.
As a new Department Chair, I enter the fall semester, much like you, with reinvigorated energy, enthusiasm as we launch into what will most certainly be a fruitful academic year.
I encourage you to take full advantage of all that our Department of Epidemiology and the broader Harvard community has to offer. I also encourage you add community service to quests for academic and scholastic excellence. Make community service an integral component of your Harvard education.
In the meantime, I would like to share with you a passage from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s (President of Liberia) speech at Harvard’s Graduation Exercises this past spring.
“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”