The Kiosk: E-News and Notices

December 3, 2015
Benefits, concerns around national identification systems; Air pollution and cardiovascular disease; A doctor and dentist walk into a classroom…; Targeting drug-resistant infections; Monitoring the safety of antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy; Samuel Myers honored for research on crop nutrients, pollinators

November 19, 2015
Victims of terror attacks remembered; Good news for coffee drinkers; The end of polio?; Pathway to prison often paved with unfair labels, misdiagnosis

November 12, 2015
Addressing human trafficking; The importance of identity systems; Different Lenses, One Vision conference; Poll: Most Americans see e-cigarettes as harmful; This Week in Health podcast

November 5, 2015
School aims to broaden diversity, inclusion; Low-fat diet not most effective in long-term weight loss; How racism impacts health; School gathers for fall social

October 29, 2015
Can green offices boost productivity?; Stopping tuberculosis requires new strategy; Forum video: Controlling drug costs; Dyann Wirth honored for malaria research

October 22, 2015
Researchers receive prestigious NCI awards; Dissecting the power of a historic vaccine; Harvard Public Health: The aging game; public health nanocourse; Richard Levins: Finding truth in ‘the whole’; Frank Hu, Sudhir Anand elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 15, 2015
Taking action on unsafe dietary supplements; At HUBweek, experts focus on global health threats; Apes, humans share gene linked with malaria’s virulence; Video: Professor Donna Spiegelman and her team are improving how air pollution’s effect on health is measured.

October 8, 2015
Forum: Understanding the European refugee and migrant crisis; Summit brings together U.S., China health leaders; A call to action on food systems and climate change; Philippe Grandjean honored; Marie McCormick explains why vaccines are critical for public health

October 1, 2015
Sustainable development and health; Butter is not back; Postdocs thanked at annual appreciation day; Forum: Rethinking cholesterol

September 24, 2015
Science by a power of two: Robert Farese and Tobias Walther; Smoking linked with higher risk of type 2 diabetes; Unlocking the secrets of Lassa fever; Okechukwu honored for work-family research; Howard Koh discusses leadership

September 17, 2015
Honoring Lucian Leape; A baby box aims to save infant and maternal lives; Short lunch periods linked with less healthy eating; Gerald Chan: Leadership in innovation; Twenty-two faculty cited as outstanding in their fields

September 10, 2015
Predicting epidemics via mobile; Insurance and chronic conditions; Renewable energy projects can improve health; Can child soldiers recapture normal lives?; Remembering Oliver Sacks; New governance needed for risky research; Living more safely with guns

August 27, 2015
Welcoming new students; Breast milk and chemicals; Douglas Dockery explains how air pollution can shorten life expectancy; Choose replacements carefully when cutting saturated fats

August 13, 21015

No traffic jams in asthmatic cells; Racial bias and health care; Spicy food linked with longer life; Laser printing has gone ‘nano’; Active learning classroom opens

July 30, 2015
Low birth weight may increase type 2 diabetes risk; Pesticides found in pollen, honey; Transgender discrimination can affect health; In Memoriam: Warren Berggren; COMPASS Launch Event; David Williams honored for leadership in psychology

July 16, 2015
Portrait of T.H. Chan unveiled during Commencement week; Environmental changes are impacting crops; Statins would be a cost-effective way to boost heart health; Report calls for changes at WHO in wake of Ebola outbreak

July 2, 2015
Community gathers to mourn Charleston victims, combat racism; The Supreme Court surprise that wasn’t; New target identified for inhibiting malaria parasite invasion; In memoriam: Fred Li; Video: Why Public Health? Jeremiah Zhe Liu

June 18, 2015
FDA axes trans fats; New tool identifies novel compound targeting causes of type 2 diabetes; Student profile: Neha Khandpur, SD ’16; Epstein, Sommers recognized for health policy research; Lancet report on women’s health launched

June 4, 2015
Commencement coverage; Western diet may increase risk of death after prostate cancer diagnosis; Air pollution below EPA standards linked with higher death rates; Moving Up and Around Harvard: Daniel Beaudoin; Student profiles: Francisco Cai, SM ’15 and Benjamin Picillo, MPH ’15; Forum video: Telehealth: How New Technologies Are Transforming Health Care

May 27, 2015
Commencement information; Student profile: Peter Wagner, PhD ’15; Marvin Zelen memorial

May 21, 2015
David Hunter named acting Harvard Chan School dean; Students Nawaz Ahmad and Asli Kalin, Megan Diamond, SM ’15,; Confronting opioid abuse; Tobias Walther, Pardis Sabeti named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators

May 14, 2015
Recipient of inaugural Sarah K. Wood Award for Outstanding Staff Performance announced; Personal microbiomes shown to contain unique ‘fingerprints’; Student profiles, Emily Sparer, ScD ’15, Lan Nguyen, MPH ’15; Lorelei Mucci, Meredith Rosenthal honored; William Hsiao honored

May 7, 2015
Sarah K. Wood Award for Outstanding Staff Performance nominees; Profile: Steven Hafner, SD ’18; Malaria parasite’s essential doorway into red blood cells illuminated; New banners launched; School community gathers to remember Freddie Gray

April 30, 2015
Harvard Heroes announced; Responding to Nepal; Trends in U.S. deaths from legal interventions; World Malaria Day forum explores public-private partnerships; Michael Reich honored by Japanese government

April 23, 2015
Poll of Mass. police chiefs finds respondents favor discretion in issuing concealed gun permits; Understanding the social context of Ebola; Forum: Can E-cigarette regulation protect the public’s health?; David Bloom named innaugural Carnegie Fellow; High school students get taste of public health

April 16, 2015
Dean Frenk named president of University of Miami; Greater focus needed on cancer prevention; Chelsea Clinton, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie share insights on global health leadership; Nan Laird retiring; Howard Koh honored; Teaching nutrition in an era of obesity and diabetes

April 9, 2015
Donald R. Hopkins named Commencement speaker; Reducing the effects of adversity on early childhood development; Improving bicycle safety with better crash reporting; Nancy Krieger receives prestigious award; Francine Laden promoted; A pivotal moment in push for sustainable development

April 2, 2015
Voices in Leadership and Next Generation Award event: April 9; Winners named in 2015 student photo contest; Coping during the Ebola epidemic—and beyond; Alumni tackling disparities; Eight challenges to customer-driven health care; Nominations open for Sarah K. Wood Award for Outstanding Staff Performance and Staff Recognition Award

March 26, 2015
New model for predicting cardiovascular disease risk worldwide; Chef-enhanced school meals increase healthy food consumption; Performance management assessment phase kicks off

March 19, 2015
Measles outbreaks worrying, but ‘on-time’ childhood vaccination remains norm; Food microbes beware: It’s raining nanobombs; The birth of public health education; Advertising’s toxic effect on eating and body image; Living the Best Life Possible: Doctor and Patient Conversations About Serious Illness and Mortality

March 12, 2015
Living the Best Life Possible: Doctor and Patient Conversations About Serious Illness and Mortality; Team finalists named in Deans’ Challenges; Sad news about Angie Andrade; School’s researchers featured in inaugural issue of journal; A call for reducing fluoride levels in drinking water; Living green: Anthony Cortese, SD ’76

March 5, 2015
‘Stars’ honored for length-of service milestones; Unity Reception pays tribute to Black History Month; Obamacare under siege as Supreme Court hears case for repeal; The science behind the new dietary guidelines report; What causes ill health?; NCAA highlights teaching case on eating disorders among college athletes

February 26, 2015
To egg or not to egg; Malaria transmission linked to mosquitoes’ sexual biology; The anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction—without the restriction; Video: Is Climate Change Experiencing a Pause?

February 19, 2015
Global failure to reverse obesity epidemic demands new ways of thinking; Retooling primary care to tackle chronic diseases; Newly found genes affecting allergies and asthma could provide new drug targets; In memoriam: Rose Epstein Frisch; Forum: Women and Heart Disease

February 12, 2015
Measles is surging back— why?; New Ph.D. in Population Health Sciences announced; Public healthonomics: Assistant Professor Jessica Cohen; Forum video: Race, Criminal Justice and Health; Frontline: Atul Gawande on Being Mortal

February 5, 205
Forum webcast: Race, Criminal Justice and Health; Escalating the fight against breast cancer; New molecular target identified for treating cerebral malaria; Video: Supreme Court case could be damaging to ACA benefits

January 29, 2015
Health insurers may be using drug coverage to discriminate; Most cancers not just ‘bad luck’; A bold pathway in life—and biology: Anthony Covarrubias, PhD ’15,; Video: Leadership in fighting HIV/AIDS in Guyana

January 22, 2015
New name, new logo; Saving neonatal lives; Healthy diet associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes in minority women

January 15, 2015
It’s official: We’re now the Harvard Chan School; Special report: The Ebola response; PTSD increases diabetes risk in women; Gökhan S. Hotamisligil honored

January 8, 2015
Monica Bharel, MPH ’12, named Mass. health commissioner; More whole grains linked with lower mortality; Weight training may help control belly fat; Green space and health; Sharing ideas on public health education

December 18, 2014
Racism and public health: Statement by Dean Julio Frenk; Student Loan Relief Award Program to launch in 2015; Fine particulate air pollution tied to increased autism risk; Eoin Trevelyan wins ECPE Teaching Excellence Award; Eradicating malaria; Students “Hack” Ebola

December 11, 2014
Q&A with Dean Julio Frenk on universal health care; HSPH faculty member, alumnus, among Ebola fighters named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’; Q&A with Alkes Price on probing genes for disease; Video: Oral contraceptive use and mortality risk; Forum video on AIDS; Staff profile: ECPE’s Jessica Lynn

December 4, 2014
In memoriam: Prof. Dimitrios Trichopoulos; Max Essex on the state of HIV/AIDS; the latest on Ebola; Howard Koh receives highest honor from APHA; The U.S. Naval War College and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative launch a strategic partnership

November 20, 2014
In memoriam: Professors Marvin Zelen and John Briscoe; New online calculator estimates cardiovascular disease risk; Reproductive rights symposium; Yerby Fellow Mariana Arcaya discusses her work tracking the health of a group of Hurricane Katrina survivors in the years following the storm

November 13, 2014
Overall risk of birth defects appears low for women taking antiretrovirals during early pregnancy; Q&A with Meredith Rosenthal on diversity at HSPH; Text messages effective in treating malaria; Students, researchers share findings at annual poster day; Video: The 2014 U.S. Midterm Elections: What’s at Stake for Health Reform; Video: Paul Farmer—Improving health for the world’s poorest

November 6, 2014
Harvard’s 2015 health benefit changes; HSPH name change transition; Campaign to reduce firearm suicide wins support with NH gun retailers; Alumni Weekend; JBL Symposium; Videos: Ebola fears driving policy; Using journalism for public health

October 31, 2014
Ebola lecture by Pardis Sabetti; ACA poll shows partisan divide; replacing saturated with polyunsaturated linked with lower heart disease risk; Video: Kathleen Sebelius, former HHS secretary; Calculating the costs of maternal deaths; Kent Walker on the possibilities of big data; Harvard’s sustainability plan

October 23, 2014
Football concussion study; Effects of hospitals converting from non-profit to for-profit status; New poll on Ebola beliefs; Meredith Rosenthal and Paula Johnson elected to Institute of Medicine; Voices in Leadership Video: From White House Chef to Nutrition Policy Advisor

October 16, 2014
Red meat consumption and breast cancer risk; Nicholas Kristof discusses his guide to becoming a global citizen; Profile of Angela Diaz, MPH ’02; Update on the School’s name change; Being Mortal by Atul Gawande; Forum video: Legalizing marijuana; Health Watch video: Boosting Ebola screening in airports

October 9, 2014
New genetic variants associated with coffee drinking; Support for Medicaid strong among low-income adults; Reginald Tucker-Seeley on financial well-being and health; Donna Spiegelman receives Director’s Pioneer Award from NIH; Postdoc appreciation day

October 2, 2014
$24 million gift to Harvard School of Public Health to establish center for nutrient, genetic, and metabolic research; Cleaner air, saving lives; Is butter really back?; What can microbes teach us about cancer?; Q&A: When lab research threatens humanity

September 25, 2014
John Quackenbush: Big Data’s Big Visionary; Lessons learned on battling deadly viruses; Digging for research gold in electronic medical records; Student profile: Sandra Pirela, SD ’15; Video: From HSPH to the U.S. Congress: Raul Ruiz, MPH ’07; Health Reform Watch video: GOP-controlled Senate could impact 2015 ACA signups

September 18, 2014
Fall 2014 Harvard Public Health; Containing Ebola; Forum video: Vaccinating Children: Public Trust and Health; Student profile: Michael Gilbert, SM ’15

September 11, 2014
HSPH receives transformational gift; Rethinking public health education; IOP Forum video: Ebola: Can We Avoid A Global Pandemic?; From HSPH to the U.S. Congress: Leadership Lessons From an Alum; Ichiro Kawachi to speak at the World Health Summit; Scenes from Orientation 2014

September 4, 2014
Quality of U.S. diet shows modest improvement, but overall remains poor; Undergraduates get taste of public health; Outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone traced to funeral; Quality missing from global health agenda

August 21, 2014
Bee colony collapse disorder, pesticides, and human health; Profile of Japanese politician Mayuko Toyota, SM ’02; Profile of Mosepele Mosepele, SM ’16, a physician and researcher with the Harvard AIDS Initiative; African officials and Harvard experts strategize on Ebola; What is wasteful health care spending?

August 7, 2014
Massive AIDS trial seeks to bolster prevention strategy; growth, size of babies worldwide remarkably similar; Do women talk more than men?; In memoriam: Professor Marc Roberts; Zip code better predictor of health than genetic code

July 24, 2014
Hot Topics lectures: Overcoming health inequality by improving Internet access, Cost-effectiveness of childhood obesity interactions; Social network project tackles obesity and diabetes; Why Public Health? Tari Owi; HSPH mourns members of HIV/AIDS community killed on flight MH17

July 10, 2014
Vasectomy and prostate cancer risk; Bike path air quality; Howard Koh to rejoin faculty; Forum: Stress and health; HSPH faculty among most cited in their fields; Cafeteria’s new mindful eating corner

June 26, 2014
Infectious disease expert Barry Bloom on vaccine skepticism; Student profile: Anubhav and Arunika Agarwal; Harvard Catalyst encourages collaboration across the University

June 19, 2014
Three questions for Victor DeGruttola: What does a biostatistician do?; E-cigarette use; New studies on Massachusetts and national health care reform; Why Public Health? Jennifer Atlas; HSPH’s “Harvard Heroes”; New student-led publication

June 12, 2014
Nadia Abuelezam, SD ’14; The Ministerial Leadership in Health Forum; infection in malaria-transmitting mosquito discovered; Prof. David Williams honored by MPHA

June 5, 2014
Commencement coverage; Centennial symposium and portrait unveiling; Strong carbon emission standards for power plants would improve air quality; Why Public Health? video: Anthony Covarrubias

May 28, 2014
HIV drug resistance test earns top honors at Deans’ Challenge; Student profiles: Thalia Porteny and Zachary Gerson-Nieder; Forum videos: pesticides and food, delaying pregnancy; Health Reform Watch: ACA will remain central in 2014 races

May 22, 2014
HSPH, Burmese students team up to improve health at refugee camp; Student profile: Perrine Marcenac; Bird flu experiments pose risk of accidental release; Students on finalist teams in President’s Challenge; Comparative effectiveness symposium; Why Public Health? María Portela Martínez; Centennial Moment: Our School’s past, present, and future; Health Reform Watch: The economy may be hazardous to your health

May 15, 2014
Study strengthens link between neonicotinoids and collapse of bee colonies; Student profile: Asare Christian; High schoolers gain insight into public health careers; Why Public Health? Darrell Gray, II; Centennial Moment: Leading the CDC: A job fit for an HSPH graduate; Health Reform Watch: Fewer deaths after MA health reform

May 8, 2014
Significant decline in deaths after Mass. health reform; Rising CO2 poses significant threat to human nutrition; The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies celebrated its 50th anniversary with a symposium; Department of Global Health and Population symposium; Centennial Moment: Marching towards equality for women at HSPH; Health Reform Watch: Confirmation for HHS nominee will spotlight Obamacare; Forum video: Preventing deadly distracted driving

May 1, 2014
Harvard Public Health special report: Failing Economy, Failing Health; Barbara Burleigh, associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases, answers three questions about Chagas disease; Increasing daily coffee consumption may reduce type 2 diabetes risk; Prof. Gökhan Hotamisligil honored; Students simulate international aid negotiation; Voices from the Field video: Lessons from Love Canal; Centennial Moment: Jeremiah Mead: Decoding how we breathe

April 24, 2014
Teach in: Saturated or Not: Does Type of Fat Matter?; Strengthening health care systems a top priority for African finance ministers; Insurers experiment with physician rankings; Women in leadership conference; Centennial Moment: The measure of a healthy life; Health Reform Watch: ACA enrollment still jumping

April 17, 2014
HSPH’s Karen Brown (Office of Student Services), David Havelick (Epidemiology), Debbie Mattina (Faculty Affairs), and Bethany Maylone (Health Policy and Management) named Harvard Heroes; Masculine boys, feminine girls more likely to engage in cancer risk behaviors; Forum video: Thrive: A Conversation with Arianna Huffington on Redefining Success; HSPH Fellowship Celebration slideshow; Centennial Moment: A fierce advocate saw HIV/AIDS not just as an infection, but as an injustice; Health Reform Watch: Katherine Swartz

April 10, 2014
Tom Frieden named 2014 Commencement speaker; symposium on leadership during the Boston Marathon bombings; Intensive course in Brazil immerses students in public health field work; HSPH’s sustainability champions bring home Green Carpet Awards

April 3, 2014
‘Management by Walking Around’ programs in hospitals may do more harm than good; Videos from Decision-Making: Voices From the Field and Health Reform Watch

March 27, 2014
Upcoming HSPH edX courses; New map documents how genes work; Economic growth no cure for child undernutrition; Professor John Briscoe wins ‘Nobel Prize of water’

March 20, 2014
Genetic link between fried foods and obesity?; Forum on sugar, salt, supplements; Video: Universal health care in Ghana; profile of environmental health student and entrepreneur Catlin Powers

March 13, 2014
Take the Stairs registration open; Namibian prime minister: Inclusivity necessary for peace, development; Toward an AIDS-free generation; ACA this week – Under ACA, lots more patients, enough docs?; Centennial moments: Public health at the threshold of the universe

March 6, 2014
Centennial Celebration with the Stars; New school meal standards significantly increase fruit, vegetable consumption; Younger men benefit most from surgery for localized prostate cancer; K. “Vish” Viswanath honored; Centennial Moment: A building designed for the needs of our students

February 27, 2014
Youth born with HIV appear at increased risk for heart disease; Francesca Dominici: Noise pollution and health; Centennial Moment: Dean John C. Snyder, 1954-1971

February 20, 2014
Centennial time capsule; Growing number of chemicals linked with brain disorders in children; Prostate cancer: Three questions for HSPH’s Lorelei Mucci; Decision-Making Voices from the Field video: Ron Pollack; Centennial Moment: A mother’s crusade for clean water

February 13, 2014
ACA’s impact on jobs ignites debate; Interview with Ashish Jha: Fixing a broken health system; Harmful, untested chemicals rife in personal care products; Promoting health through pop culture; Forum video: Battling drug resistant superbugs; Centennial Moment: Paving the way for the polio vaccine

February 6, 2014
Mediterranean diet linked with lower heart disease risk; ACA in the State of the Union; Alarms sounded over growing violence against Roma in Hungary; Forum video: The Science of Healthy Aging; Women’s health symposium; Centennial Moment; Population visionary

January 30, 2014
An unhealthy digital divide: Three questions for HSPH’s Vish Viswanath; Harvard Public Health magazine: Sparking innovation; Forced child labor in India’s hand-made carpet industry; Singapore’s health care system holds valuable lessons for U.S.

January 23, 2014
New Affordable Care Act video and website; New poll on health concerns of Latino families; Boosting vitamin D could reduce severity of MS; Centennial Moment: Prince Mahidol

January 16, 2014
No evidence of survival advantage for overweight, obese type 2 diabetes patient; Forum webcast: Living Longer and Happier Lives: The Science Behind Healthy Aging; FXB Center, HHI release reports; Walter Willett honored; Student profile: Christina Nieves, SM ’14; Centennial Moment: Ralph Paffenbarger

January 9, 2014
New studies on Medicaid; Landmark air pollution study turns 20; Resources for resolutions; Big data holds big potential; Centennial Moment: Shattuck House; HSPH edX courses help train workers in India; Alumna Anita Zaidi awarded $1 million to save children’s lives in Pakistan village; Karen DeSalvo, SM ’02, named National Coordinator for Health IT

December 19, 2013
Healthy aging: The science of frailty and resilience; Exchange program helps turn public health theory into practice; Dean Frenk discusses a century of changes in public health; Adaptability key to success of cohort studies

December 12, 2013
Healthy vs. unhealthy diet: $1.50 more per day; Stemming child exploitation; Kids not getting enough exercise in school?; Experts share global health stories

December 5, 2013
Forum: Where does the healthcare law rollout stand?; Eliminating health disparities between nations; Human changes to ecosystems impact health; HSPH experts comment on Affordable Care Act; Beehives to aid research, organic landscaping; Lisa Berkman testifies on economic status and mortality

November 21, 2013
Forum: Are we ready for the next pandemic?; Alumni gather for Centennial weekend: Moving Up and Around Harvard: Jacque Caglia

November 14, 2013
Newly discovered mechanism suggests novel approach to prevent type 1 diabetes; In biostatistics, complexity rules; Epidemiology at HSPH: Celebrating an ‘adventurous discipline’; David Williams honored

November 7, 2013
Dean Julio Frenk outlines School’s new educational strategy symposium; New molecular target for malaria control identified; Harvard AIDS Initiative: The Movie; Global health leaders share insights, hopes for future of public health; Prevention a focus of U.S.-China Health Summit

October 31, 2013
Harvard School of Public Health celebrates 100 years with leaders and luminaries, story and song; School launches $450 million fundraising campaign; Ashish Jha, Michelle Mello, elected to Institute of Medicine; Laura Kubzansky honored

October 23, 2013
HSPH Centennial celebration; President’s and Dean’s Challenges announced

October 17, 2013
Protecting HIV-infected children against puberty delays; Painting a picture of older Africans; Forum: Humanitarian Crisis in Syria; Linking TB and diabetes; Student’s interest in Taiwan food scandal leads to published paper

October 10, 2013
Aircraft noise and heart problems; Mobilizing next generation to reduce health care disparities; Forum: The Path to Ending Child Mortality; Health rights advocates gather to learn, network

September 26, 2013
In memoriam: Elif Yavuz, ScD ’13; HSPH honors Elton John for AIDS work; Student lands grant to further tuberculosis control in Indonesia; Video: interview with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino

September 19, 2013
$12.5 million establishes Transforming Public Health Education Initiative Fund; More support for colonoscopy screening; Hospital readmission rates linked with quality of surgical care; Video: interview with former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon; Health disparities symposium

September 12, 2013
Centennial Medalists announced; Forum: Why We Overeat; Medicare spending debate; In memoriam: Jane Weeks

September 5, 2013
Orientation; HSPH Centennial; Fruit and diabetes risk; Harvard Humanitarian Initiative video; Student Catlin Powers designs solar-powered cooker; Centennial Moment: Thomas Davis

August 22, 2013
Caroline Buckee named “Innovator Under 35”; Hot Topics talks on prostate cancer and gestational diabetes; Centennial Moment: Roger Irving Lee

August 8, 2013
Brendan Manning promoted, James Robbins honored; Video interview with Donald Hopkins, MPH ’70; Hot Topics talk on preventing eating disorders; Centennial Moment: Martha May Elliot

July 25, 2013
Risk from skipping breakfast; Drug-resistant TB; Turkey fellowships for postdocs; New India partnership; Hot Topics talks on Medicaid expansion and reducing gun violence; Centennial Moment: Donald Hopkins

July 11, 2013
Three generations of researchers explore health benefits of exercise; Centennial Moment: The Six Cities Study helps clean the air and add years to thousands of lives; Why Public Health? video: doctoral student Jemila Kester

June 27, 2013
What’s killing the bees?; Atul Gawande’s Ariadne Labs opens new location; Faculty member John Quackenbush honored; Bike safety in Boston; Centennial Moment: Andy Spielman vs. the deer tick

June 20, 2013
HSPH staff honored at Harvard Heroes ceremony; Air pollution linked to autism; Doctoral student studies link between depression and stroke; Girls’ health forum; Nutrition experts and food industry leaders attend “Menus of Change” summit

June 13, 2013
Students in Project Antares hope to make a difference while making a profit; Health ministers from developing countries gather for leadership forum; Faculty member Nancy Krieger honored; Researcher Scott Evans $5.6 million for his role in antibacterial resistance research effort

June 6, 2013
HSPH students tutor local middle schoolers; Student profiles; Voices From the Field video series with public health leaders

May 31, 2013
Commencement coverage; Student team places second in University-wide Deans’ Challenge; HSPH signs Memorandum of Understanding with India’s Ministry of Health

May 23, 2013
Student profiles; Change in cycle track policy needed to boost ridership, public health; Centennial moment: Linda James, the first woman awarded a Harvard credential

May 16, 2013
Student profiles; Future humanitarian aid workers train at disaster simulation; Quan Lu receives Tashjian award; High schoolers learn about public health careers

May 9, 2013
HSPH staff honored as Harvard Heroes; Spring Challenge student team winners present Boston bike safety proposal at City Hall; Centennial Moment: Inventing veterinary public health

May 2, 2013
Health effects of expanding Medicaid; the fight against malaria; Forum for African finance ministers; Centennial Moment: Alonzo Yerby

April 25, 2013
Department of Global Health and Population Celebrates 50th anniversary; Forum on lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombings on saving lives; The high cost of neglecting the world’s poorest children

April 18, 2013
HSPH faculty and alumni involved in Boston Marathon bombing response; Surgical patient complications and hospital profit margins; New genetic risk factors for cancer discovered

April 11, 2013
Harvard Hero nominees announced; Video — A Healthier World: The Impact of Financial Aid; Centennial Moment: Founder George Whipple

April 4, 2013
Retiring faculty member Marc Roberts honored; Forum with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius; higher omega 3 acids associated with lowered risk of premature death; Centennial Moment: Founder William Sedgwick

March 28, 2013
Salt linked to heart-related deaths worldwide; Budget sequestration will hurt vital healthcare functions; HSPH may adapt edX courses for target audiences; Centennial Moments #5 — The founders

March 21, 2013
Cesarian section and hospital choice; Mother’s abuse linked to autism in child; HSPH Take the Stairs campaign; Laura Kubzansky promoted to professor of social and behavior sciences; Centennial Moments #4 — Tracking intractable diseases

March 14, 2013
Study tracks health of women in Accra, Ghana; HSPH researchers identify key mechanism in cellular growth; color-coded cigarette packaging; surgical masks and flu transmission; nutrition collaboration in Bangalore; Centennial Moments #3 — Cecil and Katherine Drinker: Lab partners, life partners

March 7, 2013
Forum video on managing stress; Women’s health advocates push for new global goals; tobacco control conference; Centennial Moments #2 — Alice Hamilton, Harvard’s “first lady”

February 28, 2013
Celebration with the Stars; obesity teach-in; parents’ attitudes on childhood obesity; Nevin Scrimshaw, MPH ’59, obituary; Centennial Moments #1 — HSPH’s Day One

February 21, 2013
HSPH’s inaugural edX course draws thousands from around the globe; Scale-up of HIV treatment in rural South Africa dramatically increases adult life expectancy; human microbiome; Voices from the Field video: Donald Berwick, former head of Centers for Medicare; Dean Frenk China visit

February 14, 2013
Obesity teach-in; PEPFAR symposium; HSPH project at India’s Kumbh Mela gathering

February 7, 2013
TV watching linked to sperm count reduction; low vitamin D linked to type 1 diabetes risk; Muddy River project to affect traffic; Faculty news: Joseph Brain, Katherine Baicker

January 31, 2013
Forum: Health as a Gateway to Global Development; World Cancer Day; bird flu research debate; In Memoriam: Donald Hornig

January 24, 2013
HSPH experts comment on reducing US gun violence and on two highly publicized obesity studies; checklists improve surgical safety; VIDEO: Reducing school meal waste

January 17, 2013
Foods identified as whole grains not always healthy; graphic cigarette warnings effective across demographic groups; new Curtiva faculty data system announced

January 10, 2013
HSPH launches new website; VIDEO: Forum on gun violence; HSPH launching new edX course

December 20, 2012
Guns and public health; new findings on mercury contamination and seafood; savory cold weather side dishes

December 13, 2012
New insights on malaria parasite; people worldwide living longer, sicker lives; VIDEO: Forum on extreme weather in coastal cities; HSPH faculty members David Christiani, Elsie Sunderland, and Adetokunbo Lucas honored

December 6, 2012
New benefit for biking commuters; declining air pollution levels; upcoming Forum on extreme weather in coastal cities; Dean Julio Frenk and Assistant Professor Bernardo Lemos honored

November 29, 2012
New test for TB; Workshop for African health ministry teams; HSPH faculty members Brendan Manning, William Mair, Ashish Jha honored

November 15, 2012
HSPH alumnus Raul Ruiz wins California Congressional seat; VIDEOS: HSPH experts on the election results and Harvard President Drew Faust on leadership; In pursuit of clinical research career, surgeon follows in parents’ footsteps

November 8, 2012
Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Commissioner Roger Goodell; Author discusses battle with breast cancer at book launch; Painting the big picture on a Navajo reservation

November 1, 2012
Dedicated crew kept HSPH running during Hurricane Sandy

October 25, 2012
Microbes: The good, the bad, the ugly

October 18, 2012
A conversation on leadership with Harvard President Drew Faust

October 11, 2012
Rethinking research: Biosafety for potential pandemic pathogens

October 4, 2012
New HSPH online edX course will reach worldwide audience

September 27, 2012
Postdoc Appreciation Day; Forum on Women and Health; Regular consumption of sugary beverages linked to increased genetic risk of obesity

September 20, 2012
New from Harvard Public Health: Public health and the U.S. economy; Replacing juice with water, fruits, and vegetables in afterschool programs cuts calories; Faculty appointments — Peter Berman and
Majken Jensen

September 13, 2012
Home stress, work stress linked with increased smoking; After 9/11, health lessons ignored; Mammography screening: Does it save lives?

September 6, 2012
Breaking the cycle of undernourished mothers and low-birthweight babies; Executive education program focuses on controlling airborne infections; Transforming Ethiopia’s health care system from the ground up

August 23, 2012
The best diet? One you can follow; HSPH researchers help Israel stamp out tobacco; Researchers identify 43 top public health strategies, from better playgrounds to higher tobacco taxes; Studies explore micronutrients’ effects in pregnant women and their children

August 9, 2012
HSPH’s Marc Mitchell uses mobile phones to help community health workers diagnose, treat patients; Weight training linked to reduced risk of type 2 diabetes; Health care system can learn from restaurant chain

July 26, 2012
HSPH’s Curtis Huttenhower honored by President Obama; Students create map of toilets in Mumbai slum, aim to improve sanitation; New research on expanding Medicaid, the health effects of prolonged sitting, and more.

July 12, 2012
Stories from the Spring/Summer issue of Harvard School of Public Health: Bill Hsiao and health care reform, the promise of “big data,” HSPH humanitarians on professionalizing the field

June 28, 2012
Forum on Supreme Court health care ruling; Health care reform in China; Summer recipes; Climate change could increase number of undernourished women and children by 20 percent

June 21, 2012
Chef in school boosts healthy eating;  Forum video: Health Leadership Around the World; Course examines health rights of women and children; Nathan Eagle awarded prestigious economics prize

June 14, 2012
Human Microbiome Project identifies microbes that play role in health; “100% Club” celebrates with carnival-themed party; Course focuses on malaria eradication

June 7, 2012
Health ministers meet for HSPH co-sponsored forum; Hospitals Receive Letter Grades for Patient Safety; VIDEO: Why Public Health?

May 31, 2012
Videos of Jamie Oliver at the Healthy Cup and the new Nutrition Department video shown at the event; Cutter lecture; Bernard Lown honored; HSPH faculty teaching more undergraduate global health courses as demand grows; Lagakos award recipient announced

May 25, 2012
Commencement 2012; Jamie Oliver wins Healthy Cup Award; Toxic mercury, accumulating in the Arctic, springs from a hidden source; Many sick Americans report financial problems, dissatisfaction with care; VIDEO: Why public health?

May 17, 2012
Commencement 2012 is coming up; HSPH staffers honored as Harvard Heroes; Simple, low-cost checklist dramatically improves practices of health workers during childbirth; Genetics of smoking and lung cancer

May 10, 2012
Some HDL, or “good” cholesterol, may not protect against heart disease; New Humanitarian Academy to train disaster responders; Earth Week 2012; Marianne Wessling-Resnick to direct Division of Biological Sciences

May 3, 2012
HSPH Prof. Dyann Wirth speaks in DC for World Malaria Day; Obesity prevention website launches; Inaugural HSPH Leadership Fellows share real-world public health policymaking expertise

April 26, 2012
HSPH Town Hall; Student-Alumnae breakfast; HSPH students propose cost-saving public health reforms to Massachusetts legislators as part of inaugural Spring Challenge

April 19, 2012
Positive feelings may help protect cardiovascular health; Long-term air pollution exposure may increase hospitalization risk; TEDx event at HSPH; Relaxation response

April 12, 2012
Use of common pesticide linked to bee colony collapse; Student team presents at State House; Summer temperature variability may increase mortality risk for elderly with chronic disease; Celebrating student support

April 5, 2012
Routine mammograms may result in significant overdiagnosis of invasive breast cancer; HSPH students seek to unravel the complexities of Chagas disease; Infant lungs prone to nanoparticle deposits; Student team heads to the State House

March 29, 2012
Spring Challenge contestants gear up for high-stakes finale; Vegetarian recipes for a Healthy Eating Plate; Questioning the safety and necessity of flame retardants; HSPH experts weigh in as Supreme Court debates Affordable Care Act

March 22, 2012
George Clooney praises Harvard Humanitarian Initiative students before Senate committee; Health care reform: The legal battle; Racial disparities in cancer mortality; Upcoming Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health and Alice Hamilton Award Lecture

March 15, 2012
Nutrition studies on risks of red meat, sugary beverage consumption; HSPH delegation travels to India; Harvard works to investigate impact of abuses by Kony and LRA; Voices from the Field speaker series

March 8, 2012
Documenting public health needs in African communities destabilized by militia violence; International Women’s Day activities; Students debate the legal arguments over health care reform

March 1, 2012
Social networks and volunteering linked with good health worldwide; Sleep deprivation Forum;
Nurses’ Health Study recruiting; School Innovation

February 23, 2012
Celebration with the Stars photo slideshow;
Alumnus Gerald Chan chosen as commencement speaker; One in ten children face elevated risk of abuse, future PTSD, due to gender nonconformity

February 17, 2012
Bird flu forum; Alumna produces educational video on cholera;
HSPH researchers led breakthroughs against polio, AIDS

February 9, 2012
Searching for answers to causes of childhood depression; Whole-genome sequencing of E. coli outbreaks in Europe provides new insight into origins, spread; Why do cancers strike men more than women?

February 2, 2012
Upcoming HSPH Forum: The Toxic Stress of Early Childhood Adversity; Research news and interviews: Good carbs, vs bad carbs, Mass. emergency room visits, comparative effectiveness research agenda; Design public health initiatives with users in mind, Dean’s Distinguished Lecture speaker says

January 26, 2012
Tablet computer ergonomics; New Epidemiology Chair Michelle Williams; Environmental chemicals and childhood vaccines; Dietary changes before surgery recommended

January 19, 2012
Muffin makeover; Upcoming Celebration with the Stars; School Innovation Project launches; HSPH’s “dam guy”

January 12, 2012
Stories from the Harvard Public Health Review: HSPH health economist Katherine Baicker analyzes the effects of extended coverage; mHealth is mobilizing a revolution in public health; New HSPH research focuses on the physical effects of grief and the health consequences of electronic cigarettes

January 5, 2012
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Director Michael VanRooyen talked to Boston Magazine about how relief workers — if their efforts aren’t properly coordinated — can sometimes do more harm than good; Can brown rice slow the spread of type 2 diabetes?; New leadership offerings give HSPH students hands-on practice

December 21, 2011
Fighting malaria with spermless mosquitoes; Daily multivitamin is good nutrition insurance policy; New evidence on how drug-resistant TB cells form; Award-winning course catalog; Fortune lab hosts budding scientists

December 15, 2011
Overall hospital admission rates in U.S. linked with high rates of readmission; HSPH Forum: The Super Committee Collapse and America’s Health Care Future; In memoriam: Mary Ellen Avery; Nan Laird and Robert Blendon appointed to named professorships; Indian Health Service Director, Yvette Roubideaux, MPH ’97, speaks to students

December 8, 2011
Rotating night shift work may increase type 2 diabetes risk in women; Upcoming State of the School address; Harvard Catalyst funding opportunity; AIDS@30 conference; Former President George W. Bush visits HSPH-affiliated AIDS clinic

December 1, 2011
Novel malaria research wins Gates funding; Upcoming AIDS@30 symposium; David Hemenway honored for violence prevention work; Running for president in DRC, working in Chelsea and Botswana: HSPH alumni profiled

November 23, 2011
Upcoming HSPH Town Hall, Celebration with the Stars; Cancer in the developing world event coverage; Professors Max Essex and Frank Sacks and Lecturer Richard Cash earn lifetime achievement awards

November 17, 2011
Ministerial program in health launches; Women and health symposium held; Misguided school lunch move on potatoes and pizza; Harvard survey; Vegetable side dish suggestions for Thanksgiving

November 10, 2011
Student helps analyze consequences of raw milk distribution; New University child care portal; Former CDC director Julie Geberding talks leadership with students

November 3, 2011
Upcoming HSPH Town Hall, Celebration with the Stars; Cancer in the developing world event coverage; Professors Max Essex and Frank Sacks and Lecturer Richard Cash earn lifetime achievement awards

October 27, 2011
HSPH benefits open enrollment; Upcoming HSPH town hall; Symposiums honor life of Mel First, promotion of Professor Meredith Rosenthal; Farm Bill Forum webcast; BPA exposure in womb linked to girls’ behavioral problems; Harvard TREC Center launches

October 20, 2011
Do we shrink as we grow older? Alum pens book on aging issues; Farm bill Forum webcast; Baicker, Gawande, Manson elected to IOM; David Williams receives Leo G. Reeder Award; HSPH partners with Mass. on childhood obesity prevention in New Bedford, Fitchburg; Visiting Prof. Prof. Srinath Reddy on NCDs

October 13, 2011
Harvard’s 375th birthday; Move over potatoes, make room for healthier school lunch; Returning home, with a plan to thwart killer TB; A neurosurgeon, MPH degree in hand, returns to Louisiana focused on public health; Farm bill Forum webcast

October 6, 2011
From the Harvard Public Health Review: Healing child soldiers; HSPH study suggests natural selection at work in certain disease-related genes; In memoriam: Dade Moeller; Frenk inducted into Academy of Arts and Sciences; Video: Voices From the Field interview with Richard Besser

September 29, 2011
Alumni Weekend; Postdoc Appreciation Day; China Summit at HSPH; National retiree poll; Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal urges countries to move prevention to the top of their health care agenda; Prof. Richard Gelber honored

September 22, 2011
HSPH awarded $20 million CDC grant to study HIV prevention in Botswana; New report pegs economic toll of noncommunicable diseases at $47 trillion over next two decades; Forum panel tackles controversial air pollution regulations

September 15, 2011
Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate; Dean Frenk urges action on noncommunicable diseases; Michael Sinclair joins Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development in the new post of director of global programs and executive director of the Ministerial Leadership Program for Health.

September 8, 2011
HSPH awarded $12 million grant to improve global maternal health; 9/11 Forum webcast; Associate Professors Matthew Miller and Winston Hide receive awards; Inside National Health Reform by John E. McDonough released

September 1, 2011
Government-led efforts needed to curb obesity epidemic; Hot Topics lecture series: Technology boosts humanitarian efforts; Upcoming 9/11 Forum; Nancy Kane selected winner of the 2011 ASPH/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence

August 18, 2011
Red meat linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes; upcoming 9/11 Forum webcast; Hubway bikes in Longwood Medical Area; Hot Topics talks by Laura Kubzansky and Jack P. Shonkoff

August 4, 2011
HSPH receives major grants to reduce maternal and infant deaths in India, study obesity-cancer link; Epidemiology researchers honored; Summer Hot Topics series launches with talks on national health reform and the effects of location on health; Joel Schwartz presents to a congressional committee on dangers of air pollution; David Bloom writes about surging population forecasts

July 21, 2011
Forum webcast — ALZHEIMER’S: WHAT IS THE VALUE OF KNOWING EARLY? A View Across Five Countries; New chairs of Global Health and Population, Epidemiology announced; HSPH-affiliated project documents mass graves in Sudan; Indonesian health minister speaks at HSPH

July 7, 2011
Study finds care disparities at small rural hospitals; Nearly 350 million adults have diabetes; Patient safety experts call for shorter resident physician shifts; Countway Library therapy dog

June 23, 2011
U.S. Secretary of State Clinton visits Tanzania; Smoking may boost risk of prostate cancer recurrence, death; Kennedy Conference assesses progress in tobacco control; Modest changes in diet may impact long-term weight gain; Alum freed from Iranian prison thanks supporters

June 9, 2011
Can neighborhoods hurt our health?; Food pyramid scrapped for imperfect plate; Support for Massachusetts landmark health reform law rises in 2011

June 2, 2011
Commencement 2011 coverage; From the Harvard Public Health Review — AIDS at 30: Hard Lessons and Hope; New research on risks of traffic emissions and stress and multiple sclerosis.

May 26, 2011
Commencement 2011; Leadership crucial for U.S. emergency preparedness; HSPH’s Connolly fighting tobacco use worldwide; The dance of the cells: A minuet or a mosh?; Selective abortion of girls appears common in India

May 19, 2011
HSPH’s Freedom Rider; School’s new building wins University Green Award; Coffee may reduce risk of lethal prostate cancer in men; Tying race and stress to health; Challenges of eradicating malaria outlined at World Malaria Day Program at HSPH; Students, researchers display study findings at 25th annual Poster & Exhibit Day

May 12, 2011
HHI course trains future humanitarian aid workers; Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at HSPH about youth violence; Alum Gerald Chan speaks about the role of the private sector in public health; Interview with Gökhan S. Hotamisligil his obesity research; Heat waves tied to climate change could increase urban fatalities; Rapid population growth poses daunting challenges for Africa; Experts lay out future of health IT at PHAT conference

May 5, 2011
Attorney General Eric Holder to speak at HSPH; Take new sodium study with a grain of salt; Laurie Glimcher symposium; HSPH alumna delivers Yerby Diversity Lecture

April 28, 2011
Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick speaks at HSPH about controlling healthcare costs; Height of women in developing countries declining; World Malaria Day highlights; HIGH announces Burke Global Health Fellows

April 21, 2011
Women and Health Initiative; new malaria research and World Malaria Day events; Forum on Massachusetts health care reform with Governor Deval Patrick

April 14, 2011
Green Carpet Awards; Sociedad Latina auction; Walter Willett joins Boston Mayor Thomas Menino for announcement banning sugary drink sales from city property; report on UN Population Fund; new findings on estrogen risks; South African health minister delivers Dean’s Distinguished Lecture

April 7, 2011
National Public Health Week 2011; New “Why Public Health?” student video series; students simulate international aid negotiations; bridging gaps in emergency response; One HARVARD event

March 31, 2011
Efforts to fight cancer in the developing world highlighted in Science special issue; Time magazine’s “Ten Ideas That Will Change the World” features HSPH faculty research; The Triangle Factory Fire and workplace safety regulations; HSPH Prof. Nancy Krieger pens new book, Epidemiology and The People’s Health: Theory and Context

March 24, 2011
HSPH Tango Club; Forum: Boosting Vitamin D: Not Enough or Too Much?; Brendan Manning receives Armen Tashjian, Jr., Award for Excellence in Endocrine Research; Conference report–Longtail of Global Health Equity

March 17, 2011
Forum on Japan’s crises; Take the Stairs competition; Administrative offices move to Smith St.; New findings on cell movement may have implications for cancer research

March 10, 2011
Harvard on the Move comes to Longwood; HSPH awarded $8 million from EPA for air pollution research; HSPH delegation visits Tanzania and Botswana nutrition, AIDS programs; Video: Forum event on mammograms

March 3, 2011
HSPH’s Connolly passionate about curbing smoking worldwide; PODCAST: Prostate cancer genes; Research news: Health care cost-sharing; global aid in a recession

February 24, 2011
Video: Human genome map 10th anniversary panel; Tashjian Award lecture; Podcast: Repealing health care reform law would damage potential to address racial and ethnic health inequalities

February 17, 2011
Human genome map 10th anniversary panel; Dr. Gro Brundtland to be 2011 commencement speaker; Research news–racial disparities in hospital readmission rates

February 10, 2011
HSPH Celebration with the Stars; Research news–Obesity rises worldwide; New US dietary guidelines; Podcast: Air pollution hurts brain function

Febuary 3, 2011
Dean Frenk’s New Year’s address; Family care programs at Harvard; Dean Frenk, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon call for action to address chronic disease in developing countries; Upcoming event–Alice Hamilton Award lecture

January 27, 2011
HSPH’s William Hsiao recommends single-payer health care system in Vermont; health insurance reform law poll; malaria eradication symposium; Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health; National Mentoring Month

January 20, 2011
Future of U.S. health insurance reform; Video: HSPH’s Rima Rudd discusses the importance of health literacy; Haiti: One year later; Public health on the go; Recipe: Cauliflower Tomato Soup with Indian Spices

January 14, 2011
HSPH’s David Hemenway and Mary Vriniotis discuss Arizona shooting/gun violence; Harvard Public Health Review:Shrinking the effects of the obesity epidemic; Excercise may lower risk of death with prostate cancer; HSPH’s Jay Silverman discusses link between violence against mothers in India and child deaths

January 6, 2011
HHI collaborates on election monitoring project in Sudan; Harvard Public Health Review: Happiness and health; HSPH’s Atul Gawande talks health reform with NPR, Colbert Report, HSPH’s Marc Lipsitch web video on 2009 H1N1 pandemic

December 16, 2010
Forum launch: HSPH Dean Frenk and Ted Turner discuss global health challenges; HSPH’s Prof. Walter Willett discusses new guidelines for vitamin D and calcium; Treating depression in HIV-positive patients improves outcome

December 9, 2010
100 reasons to give; Official ceremonial launch of The Forum; Medical education and training reform for the 21st Century; New Research: Can Medicaid successfully enroll the uninsured?

December 2, 2010
Upcoming: The official launch of The Forum at HSPH, Dec. 9; New Research: HSPH’s Tamara Awerbuch says killing deer won’t end Lyme Disease; Scientists find molecular “switch” contributing to aging process; Around the School- Vitamin D, are Americans getting enough?

November 24, 2010
Recipes for a healthy Thanksgiving; HSPH’s S.V. Subramanian discusses the link between neighborhoods and health; New research: Heavy smoking linked to criminal activity in adult children; Poll finds economic downturn takes a told on health of Americans

November 18, 2010
Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: IAVI President discusses encouraging progress towards AIDS vaccine; Happy Harvard holidays

November 12, 2010
HSPH partners with African universities; 20 stress-busting techniques; The Forum: Impact of the 2010 Elections on U.S. Healthcare Reform; New Research–Podcast: New study measures levels of BPA in pregnant women

November 4, 2010
Charter member of HSPH Nutrition Roundtable, Mollie Katzen encourages a flexible attitude towards food; The Forum–Upcoming Live Webcast:The impact of the 2010 Elections on U.S. Healthcare Reform;  New Research–Sodas, sweetened beverages linked to type 2 diabetes, More effective antiretroviral