Topic: student stories

Commencement 2013: Candy Liang’s address

May 30, 2013 Dean Frenk, Dr. Brilliant, distinguished guests, faculty and alumni, parents and families: Greetings and good afternoon. Class of 2013—Congratulations! We made it! I am honored to stand in front of you today, to describe our achievements, celebrate our diversity,…

Five HSPH students named Schweitzer Fellows

April 28, 2011 -- Five HSPH students have been named to the 2011-12 class of Schweitzer Fellows by The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. Raymond Deng, Ted Henson, and Mariah Rich have been named Boston Schweitzer Fellows. Sarah Dilley and Sangeeta Sakaria have been selected members of the…

Shining a light on bicycle safety in Boston

June 26, 2013 — “Picture a bridge over a river with a hole in the middle,” said Dahianna Lopez, a PhD student in health policy at Harvard. “When people cross it, some are going to fall through the hole and into the…

Orientation 2013: HSPH welcomes new students

August 30, 2013 — The Harvard School of Public Health community welcomed 515 new students during orientation activities held August 26-30, 2013. Students from 52 countries and 39 states came together for workshops and events designed to prepare them for their HSPH…

Commencement 2012: Dean Julio Frenk's Address

May 24, 2012 -- Welcome Remarks Dear graduating students, family members, and friends; distinguished members of the faculty and members of the entire Harvard School of Public Health community: It is my immense honor and pleasure to be here today to preside over…

Painting the big picture on a Navajo reservation

November 1, 2012 -- Once upon a time, Anne Newland wanted to go to film school. But because life unfolds with its own logic, she instead became a doctor with the federal Indian Health Service (IHS). And shaped by her experience working…

Applying global health lessons to U.S. health care

May 17, 2013 — The conversation around health care policy in the United States, mired as it is in partisan bickering, has gone off course from what should be its larger goal — building the foundation of a secure and prosperous society,…

HSPH students simulate international aid negotiations

Fourteen HSPH students participated in an innovative extracurricular exercise on March 25, joining with students from other Harvard graduate schools, Boston University, and Tufts University, to simulate the high-level negotiations behind the funding of international aid packages. Representing delegations from the Malawian…

Mobile app for sexual health recognized at Deans' Challenge

May 28, 2013 — A proposal for a mobile phone app to help college students manage their sexual health was named second runner-up in Harvard’s inaugural Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge, hosted by the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-Lab). The mobile phone…

A neurosurgeon returns to Louisiana focused on public health

October 12, 2011 -- Anil Nanda did not really need to seek a master’s degree in public health. He’s quite accomplished in his field already; Nanda is chief of neurosurgery at Shreveport’s Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, an academic center for medicine…