Topic: alumni stories

The cost of South Africa's misguided AIDS policies

[ Spring 2009 ] The human cost of South Africa's misguided AIDS policies AIDS activists and researchers argued for years that the negligent HIV/AIDS policies of former South African President Thabo Mbeki were causing a massive, unconscionable loss of human life. Now, thanks to the doctoral…

Combatting the health consequences of poverty and stress

[Fall 2009] Couple's combined expertise forges new directions for treatment On their way to school one morning, two middle-school boys skirted a crime scene where a high-schooler lay dead, shot just a few minutes earlier while waiting at a bus stop. By…

Shattuck International House: Nurturing an extended family

[ Winter 2011] With no room left at his cousin’s house, Punyamurtula Kishore, MPH ’79, went searching for someplace to live in Boston. Kishore was a surgeon who had come from India to pursue his master’s degree at the Harvard School of Public…

Recognizing alumni accomplishments

[ Winter 2014 ] Three alumni nominated by their peers received the Harvard School of Public Health Alumni Award of Merit—the highest honor presented to an alumna or alumnus—at this year’s Alumni Centennial Weekend dinner held on November 2 at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary…

Alumni Centennial Weekend 2013

November 19, 2013 -- Over 300 Harvard School of Public Health alumni, students, faculty, and guests, from a dozen countries and 29 U.S. states, came back to campus to celebrate Alumni Weekend on November 2-4. More alumni than ever returned to the…

Thailand's "Father of Modern Medicine"

Prince Mahidol Adulyadej of Songkla was the father of His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, the reigning King of Thailand—and one of the earliest and most honored alumni of Harvard School of Public Health. The Prince kept a low profile when he was a…

The Eradicator: Donald Hopkins

August 2013 -- Donald Hopkins, MPH ’70, and currently a vice president at the Carter Center, has spent a career helping to eradicate two major tropical diseases. Beginning in the 1960s he helped lead efforts to vaccinate people in Africa and Asia…

Alumni weekend 2012

October 4, 2012 -- View a slideshow of more photos from the weekend. Cold, rainy weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the roughly 200 Harvard School of Public Health alumni, students, and guests gathered at the School on September 28–29, 2012 for Alumni…

Alumni Weekend 2011

September 28, 2011 -- HSPH Alumni Gather From Around the World In a festive annual reunion, 160 Harvard School of Public Health alumni, students, and guests gathered at the School on September 23–25 to reconnect with former classmates, network, and engage with current…