Topic: faculty stories

Harnessing the power of crowds for cancer prevention

Four years ago, HSPH alumnus Eric Ding, SD ’07, a researcher and instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, created the Campaign for Cancer Prevention, the first online platform where donors can contribute directly to individual cancer prevention research. Ding was profiled…

Postdocs take center stage at annual appreciation day

September 27, 2012 -- Raffles, kudos, and awards were on the agenda at the Harvard School of Public Health's Postdoc Appreciation Day celebration to recognize postdocs and their mentors. The September 21, 2012 event, held in the Kresge cafeteria, coincided with the…

HSPH faculty members earn research achievement awards

November 4, 2011 -- Max Essex, Mary Woodward Lasker Professor of Health Sciences and chairman of the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative, was awarded the Institute of Human Virology Lifetime Achievement Award for Scientific Contributions for his work on animal and human retrovirus…

JP Onnela wins NIH Director's New Innovator Award

October 1, 2013 -- Jukka-Pekka “JP” Onnela, assistant professor of biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health, has won a prestigious Director’s New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a proposal to collect and analyze cell phone communication…

Laura Kubzansky recognized for contributions to field

October 30, 2013 — Laura Kubzansky, professor of social and behavioral sciences at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), recently was elected to the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR). Kubzansky, also director of the Society…

Three HSPH faculty members elected to Institute of Medicine

HSPH faculty members Katherine Baicker, Atul Gawande, and JoAnn Manson are among the 65 new Institute of Medicine members announced by the IOM on October 17, 2011, in conjunction with its 41st annual meeting. Election to the IOM is considered one of…

HSPH's Laurie Glimcher honored at day-long symposium

May 2, 2011 Researchers from across the globe joined HSPH faculty, students, staff and guests to honor Prof. Laurie Glimcher at a day-long symposium April 15, 2011, at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School (HMS). The symposium, “A Commitment to Lineage:…

Frank Hu receives award for diabetes epidemiology research

June 23, 2010 -- Frank B. Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, will receive the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology. The award, given in memory of…

Guns and politics: David Hemenway takes aim at gun violence

January 30, 2011 David Hemenway is Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. He is also the author of Private Guns, Public Health, which describes the public health approach to reducing firearm violence, and While You…

Symposium honors 60-year legacy of HSPH's Melvin First

October 21, 2011 -- Family, colleagues, and former students traveled from across the world to celebrate the life and career of HSPH Prof. Emeritus Melvin W. First at a memorial symposium on September 30, 2011. First passed away on June 11 at age 96. A…