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2008 Alumni Award of Merit winners

[ Fall 2008 ] Standouts in public health tend to view big problems as boulders that must be rolled uphill, however steep those hills might be.…

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Harvard Public Health: Spring 2008

In this issue HSPH faculty members suggest ways the next U.S. President can level the playing field for all Americans. Extend a safety net…

7 ways to fight health inequities

[ Spring 2008 ] Premature death is more than three times more likely to occur in those at the bottom income levels of American…

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From the Dean: To my successor

[ Spring 2008 ] As Barry R. Bloom prepares to step down, he offers some thoughts for the next dean of the Harvard School of Public…

Guns and suicide: A fatal link

[ Spring 2008 ] In the United States, suicides outnumber homicides almost two to one. Perhaps the real tragedy behind suicide deaths—about 30,000 a year, one…

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The oddsmaker

[ Spring 2008 ] A math whiz takes on brain cancer, MS, and Alzheimer’s disease.  Rebecca Betensky’s dad worked as a statistician for a global oil…

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Hope for a needle-free TB vaccine

[ Spring 2008 ] New “dry-spray” technology passes muster in guinea pigs Aiming to make immunization safer and more cost-effective for the developing world, Harvard School…

You have to be there

[ Spring 2008 ] Michael Von Clemm traveling fellows experience public health in the real world There’s a world of difference between studying public health and…

Community health champion

[ Spring 2008 ] Florida’s First Surgeon General Takes her Message on the Road In 2007, more than a fifth of Florida’s approximately 18 million residents…

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A low-tech way to combat HIV/AIDS

[ Spring 2008 ] The world is finally waking up to male circumcision The Harvard School of Public Health’s Daniel Halperin has been something of a…