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Prof. Marvin Zelen remembered as ‘magnificent human being’

May 27, 2015 – Several hundred colleagues, family, and friends from as far away as Israel and Japan gathered together on a beautiful spring day (May 22, 2015) at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area to attend…

Identifying individuals by their microbial ‘companions’

Eric Franzosa, research fellow in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, spoke on the public radio program Science Friday on May 15, 2015, about new findings that the microbial communities we carry in and on our…

Personal microbiomes shown to contain unique ‘fingerprints’

A new application of a classic algorithm uniquely identifies individuals based on their bacterial “companions” For immediate release: May 11, 2015 Boston, MA – A new study shows that the microbial communities we carry in and on our bodies—known as the human microbiome—have…

High school students get taste of public health

April 16, 2015 — Ameina Mosley, a student at the Community Academy of Science and Health (CASH) in Boston, has wanted to become a doctor ever since a family member died of diabetes at a young age. And after attending a day-long…

Franziska Michor wins 2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise

Franziska Michor, associate professor of computational biology, has won a 2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. Michor was chosen for her research that fuses evolutionary biology, mathematics, and clinical research toward a better understanding of cancer genesis and treatments.…

Big data holds big potential

January 2014 – Winston Hide, associate professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discusses the enormous promise big data holds for public health researchers. (Harvard Healthcast, 8:06) Please click the play icon above to play this podcast in your browser.…

In memoriam: Prof. Marvin Zelen, a 'tremendous force' in biostatistics

November 18, 2014 The Harvard School of Public Health community was saddened to learn that Professor Marvin Zelen—a driving force behind both the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at…

The heat is on: Causes of hospitalization due to heat waves identified

For immediate release: December 23, 2014 Boston, MA ─ In the largest and most comprehensive study of heat-related illness to date, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers have identified a handful of potentially serious disorders—including fluid and electrolyte disorders, renal failure,…