Topic: student stories

Commencement 2012: Gerald Chan's address

May 24, 2012 The Idea of Public Health Commencement is a rite of passage whereby the new graduates are inducted into the company of the learned. In your honoring me by inviting me to be with you today, I suppose I am…

Tackling childhood obesity in communities

May 28, 2013 — At age four, Talita Jordan told her mother — a young, single parent — that she wanted to be a doctor. She stuck with the plan, becoming chief resident at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Now,…

Making a difference while making a profit

June 6, 2013 -- Can for-profit health ventures be an effective way to improve the health of poor people around the globe? Teams of students at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) sought…

A role model for minority science students

May 28, 2013 — Khanichi Charles knows the value of mentoring. Without it, she wouldn’t have discovered her passion for scientific research, let alone apply to Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). So despite long hours in the lab working towards her…

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…