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Frontlines Spring/Summer 2012

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] Quick updates about the latest public health news from across the School and beyond. Gender Nonconformity May Raise Risks for…

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…