Centennial closing symposium

The Next Century of Public Health Research

May 28, 2014 — The life sciences revolution, big data, healthier urbanization, and complex health problems—topics pivotal to the future of public health—were on the agenda for a panel discussion at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) on May 28, one of the last Centennial events of the academic year. Panelists included Francesca Dominici, senior associate dean for research and professor in the Department of Biostatistics; Wendy Garrett, associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases; Ashish Jha, professor of health policy and management; and Francine Laden, Winkler Associate Professor of Environmental Epidemiology. HSPH Dean Julio Frenk served as moderator.

Centennial Symposium panel

From left: Ashish Jha, Wendy Garrett, Dean Julio Frenk, Francine Laden, Francesca Dominici

Ashish Jha at the Centennial Symposium

From left: Jha, Garrett, Dean Frenk

Centennial Portrait Unveiling

After the Centennial Symposium, members of the HSPH community gathered in the Kresge Atrium for an unveiling of a portrait of the School’s founders: Milton J. Rosenau, William T. Sedgwick, and George C. Whipple. The atrium was renamed in Rosenau’s honor and will now be referred to as the Rosenau Atrium.

Joe Brain and Dean Frenk before portrait unveiling

At left, Joseph Brain, Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology, gestures to the soon-to-be-unveiled portrait as Dean Julio Frenk looks on.

photos: Suzanne Camarata

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Dean Julio Frenk address
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Alumni Association President Anthony Dias address