Magazine Archives

Flaminia Catteruccia, associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases

Off the cuff: Mosquitoes, sex, & malaria

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] Q: You study how genes affect mosquito fertility and mating, a potentially groundbreaking way to prevent malaria transmission. In perfecting this approach, you…

Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health at HSPH

Vaccine effectiveness threatened by everyday chemical

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] HSPH’s Philippe Grandjean answers questions about PFCs In January 2012, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that perfluorinated…

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The promise of big data

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] Petabytes of raw information could provide clues for everything from preventing TB to shrinking health care costs—if we can figure…

Michael VanRooyen

Can doing good be done better?

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] Better-trained aid workers, closer coordination among relief agencies, and a bigger dose of humility while working in unfamiliar cultures would…

Rob Buelow

Accentuating the positive

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] It’s an all too common scene: A girl looks at a photo in a fashion magazine and compares the model’s…

Finding her true path

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] Thirteen years ago, Kate Powis, then in her late thirties, earned a handsome salary as a vice president at electronics…

Vice Dean Ellie Starr with a young resident of the Kaula Bandar slum community in Mumbai.

Philanthropic impact: The power of one

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] This March, Deans Julio Frenk and David Hunter and I traveled to India with several faculty members and friends of…

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A boost for gene-based malaria research

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] A two-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, totaling nearly $833,000, will help boost research at Harvard School of Public Health…