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New leadership-focused doctoral program draws unprecedented interest

[ Spring 2014 ] A new HSPH doctoral program beginning in July has generated an unprecedented level of interest, drawing 286 applicants for just 15 spots. The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program will prepare graduates to be leaders in the health sector—such as…

Teaching leadership to leaders

[ Fall 2011 ] The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative teaches seasoned professionals how to handle unprecedented disasters. At  the World Trade Center on 9/11, the New York Fire Department set up a command center at the bottom of World Trade Center One.…

Support a Health Rights movement

Forty-four years after Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, egregious racial and ethnic inequities persist in health status and health care. As vigorously documented by the Institute of Medicine’s sentinel 2002 report, Unequal Treatment, the life-expectancy gap has widened by…

Bringing aid to the world's most dangerous places

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] January 1992. The scene in Mogadishu was as close as it comes to hell on earth. As Somalia’s civil war gathered force, “the fighting was a combination of direct slaughter and indiscriminate firing of very heavy weapons on…

CIFF grant supports new health leadership development program

[ Fall 2011 ] Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) will launch a unique ministerial health leadership development program next year in collaboration with the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). Designed for ministerial-level leaders mainly from low- and…

White House gives boost to national mentoring efforts

For immediate release: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Washington, DC – The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will give a tremendous boost today to the national movement to recruit volunteer mentors to help transform the lives of America’s youth. Mentors and their…

HSPH faculty members honored

November 30, 2012 -- Brendan Manning, associate professor of genetics and complex diseases, received a 2012 Senior Scholar in Aging Award from The Ellison Medical Foundation for his research on determining the genetic and metabolic relationship between the major longevity pathways in mammals. With…

Strengthening African health systems

October 30, 2013 -- A group of current and former African finance ministers discussed ways to improve the management of public health systems at an early October roundtable convened by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the African Development Bank. Fifteen…

Harvard welcomes global health ministers

June 6, 2012 -- The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) welcomed 16 ministers of health from Africa, Asia and Latin America to the first Ministerial Health Leaders Forum program this week at HKS. The ministers have…