Topic: faculty stories

A MOOC spreads the word on global health quality

For Ashish Jha, teaching a massive open online course (MOOC) through the digital platform HarvardX was an opportunity to try a new model for learning. Rather than attempt to replicate the classroom experience, Jha, K.T. Li Professor of International Health at Harvard…

In memoriam: Fred Li, pioneer of population cancer genetics

June 18, 2015 -- Frederick Pei Li, who helped inaugurate the era of cancer genetics by demonstrating that people can inherit a genetic susceptibility to develop certain malignancies, died on June 12 at the age of 75. A professor at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute…

Commencement 2015: Award winners

May 28, 2015 — Each year, several awards are presented to graduating students, faculty, and staff at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 2015 Student Awards: Albert Schweitzer Award Avik Chatterjee Dr. Fang-Ching Sun Memorial Award Kimberly Chang Edgar Haber…

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…

David Hunter named acting Harvard Chan School Dean

Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community, May 19, 2015 -- As you know, Julio Frenk recently announced his plans to step down as Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health this August [2015] in order to become…

In memoriam: Rose Epstein Frisch, expert in women’s fertility

February 13, 2015 -- Rose Epstein Frisch, an associate professor emerita of population sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a pioneer in elucidating the biological mechanisms of fertility and cancer in women, died January 30, 2015 in…

David Bloom named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is one of 32 inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellows, the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced on April 22, 2015. Recipients of the new annual…

Howard Koh honored by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Howard Koh, professor of the practice of public health leadership and director of the Leading Change Studio at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will receive the Dr. Jim O’Connell Award at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s upcoming Medicine…