Topic: alumni stories

2014 Alumni Awards

[ Winter 2015 ] Four outstanding individuals nominated by their peers received the School’s highest alumni honor at this year’s Alumni Award of Merit Dinner held on October 25, 2014. Robert Emmet Morris, MPH ’86 Robert Morris has devoted over 40 years…

A gift unsolicited, unrestricted, and unexpected

[ Winter 2015 ] On September 8, 2014, Harvard University announced that the Chan family and its Morningside Foundation will donate $350 million to Harvard School of Public Health—the largest gift in the University’s 378-year history. The School will be renamed the…

A Healthier World: The Impact of Financial Aid

Students and alumni talk about the impact that receiving financial aid has had on their lives. For Raphael Arku, SD ’15, it means the chance to study environmental health so that he can improve the lives of people back home in Ghana.

Living green

[ Winter 2015 ] On a clear day, the air outside Anthony Cortese’s office in downtown Boston is filled with the unmistakable smell of the ocean—a pungent, brinelike perfume that hangs in the morning air. It floats in from the Inner Harbor,…

On the Ground: Alumnus Battles the Nightmare in Liberia

As the deadly infection rages through West Africa, Harvard Chan faculty, students, and alumni are waging a counterattack: on the ground, in the lab, on the humanitarian front, and in the political sphere. A special report by Harvard Public Health editor Madeline…

Cutting crime in a cocaine capital

The city of Cali, Colombia—considered the hub of the world’s cocaine industry in the 1980s—is now a safer, better place to live, even as drug gangs continue to war with each other, thanks to the efforts of Rodrigo Guerrero, a Harvard School…

Alumni return to campus for annual weekend

November 5, 2014 —Nearly 200 Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) alumni returned to the School on October 24–25 to reconnect with former classmates, network, and learn more about current research in public health. This year’s symposium focused on ways in which…

Not just hunger-free, but healthy

Alumna Cindy Leung chose HSPH for her nutrition studies so that she could help vulnerable people eat healthier food—and have healthier lives. January 24, 2013. (4:22) Please click the icon above to play this podcast in your browser. Alternatively, you may download…

Getting people the care they deserve

When alumna Bethany Holmes worked in a clinic for deaf patients, she was shocked by how few people could afford the care they need. She set out to change that. January 24, 2013. (4:40) Please click the play icon above to play…