Fundraising


Epidemiology Chair Fund

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Please join us in contributing to the Department of Epidemiology Chair’s Fund. This fund will be used within the Department and directed by the Chair in order to meet the needs of the students, and faculty.

 

Brian and Heidi MacMahon Epidemiology Educational Fund

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Brian MacMahon

In honor of one of the Department of Epidemiology’s most notable leaders, we are pursuing the opportunity to further develop resources for the Brian and Heidi MacMahon Epidemiology Educational Fund. A giant in the field of Cancer Epidemiology, MacMahon become prominently recognized for his work on breast cancer etiology. MacMahon help appointments at the University of Birmingham and at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, before accepting the position as first Chair of the Harvard(T.H. Chan) School of Public Health in 1958. He severed as the departments leader for over 30 years until 1989.

Please join us in contributing to the Brian and Heidi MacMahon Epidemiology Educational Fund. This fund supports travel for Harvard Chan School students to present at conferences around the world. This allows Epidemiology students the ability to get their work recognized on a national/international platform.

Dimitrios Trichopoulos Memorial Fund

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Dimitrios Trichopoulos

The Dimitrios Trichopoulos Memorial Fund, created in honor of one of the Department of Epidemiology’s distinguished leaders, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, provides financial support to students within the Department of Epidemiology who, like Dimitrios, pioneer research dedicated to improving public health and advancing scientific progress. Since its inception, the Memorial Fund has supported numerous students and will continue to honor Dimitrios’ legacy. 

A native of Greece, Dimitrios studied at the University of Athens Medical School, where he earned an M.D. in 1963 and a Ph.D. in 1971. He earned an S.M. at Harvard School of Public Health in 1968 and held several teaching appointments at the School over the next two decades (lecturer, 1969–1970; visiting professor, 1981–1985; adjunct, 1988–1989). Dimitrios was appointed a full professor in the Department of Epidemiology in 1989. He took on the role of chair that same year, serving until 1996. Initiatives under his leadership included a series of collaborations with investigators now at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1993, he was named Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Prevention, and also began a four-year appointment as director of the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention. 

Dimitrios also was a Member of the Athens Academy and president of the Hellenic Health Foundation in Greece. He held teaching appointments at the University of Athens Medical School and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. His awards and distinctions are many and include honorary doctorates, the Brinker International Award for Breast Cancer Clinical Research, Harvard School of Public Health’s Julius Richmond Award (2004) and Alumni Award of Merit (2009), and the Medal of Honor of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization. 

Dimitrios is survived by his wife Antonia, and many colleagues, students, and friends — and their children, for whom Dimitrios held a special place in his heart.” (2019, August 13) 

Please join us in contributing to the Dimitrios Trichopoulos Memorial Fund and continuing to honor his dedication to epidemiology, his kind spirit, and his altruistic views. If you choose to donate to the Memorial Fund you will be providing much needed financial aid support for students within the Department of Epidemiology. 

How to make a contribution :

  • Go to the Make a Gift page for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Select “Department of Epidemiology” from the “Select a fund within Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health” drop down menu
  • In the “Comments/Other Designation” text box type Name of Fund”
  • If you have specific questions about wiring/banking or any of the funds above please click below  Dimitrios Trichopoulos Memorial Fund Gift Instructions.

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