Topic: alumni stories

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…

Hunting for the next pandemic

In his new book The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age, HSPH alumnus Nathan Wolfe, SD '98, describes the origins of deadly viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu, and the link between modern life and global pandemic…

HSPH mourns Endang Sedyaningsih

May 4, 2012 Endang Sedyaningsih, MPH '92, SD '97 received her master's and doctoral degrees from the Department of Global Health and Population. In 2009, she was appointed Minister of Health in her native Indonesia. Minister Endang returned to HSPH in May…

HSPH alumnus wins congressional seat

Democrat Raul Ruiz, MPH '07, an emergency room doctor, defeated incumbent Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs) in the race for the 36th Congressional District seat in California's Coachella Valley. Read a November 9, 2012 Los Angeles Times article announcing the win…

In biostatistics, complexity rules

November 12, 2013 -- When it comes to statistical analysis, “context matters,” according to Jesse Berlin. “Different people look at the same data and come to different conclusions.” This was one of the issues discussed by Berlin, ScD ’88, in a talk…

Commencement 2012: Gerald Chan's address

May 24, 2012 The Idea of Public Health Commencement is a rite of passage whereby the new graduates are inducted into the company of the learned. In your honoring me by inviting me to be with you today, I suppose I am…

HSPH alum pens book on middle-aged health

October 14, 2011 -- You used to sleep soundly for hours, but now you wake up once or twice a night. You’re losing a small patch of hair on your scalp. You can’t hear too well out of one ear. You have…

Alumna hopes video will help stem the cholera tide

February 9, 2012 -- A new animated video about cholera—how people get infected, how it spreads, and how to treat it—is drawing attention from health workers around the globe. The video’s producer, Deborah Van Dyke, is a nurse practitioner in Vermont, a longtime…