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IN THIS ISSUE
Meet the Acting Dean
David Hunter, Dean for Academic Affairs at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health since 2009 and Vincent L. Gregory Professor in Cancer Prevention, has been named acting dean of the faculty for the School.
Q&A: poverty, political unrest—and global warming—encourage Chagas’ disease spread
Chagas’ disease afflicts an estimated 8 million people worldwide, mostly in Latin America—though that figure is believed to be low, due to underdiagnosis.
Shining a light on neglect
When Ellen Agler, MPH ’04, met Oumar three years ago in Mali, the teenager was wearing a soccer jersey—fitting attire for his favorite sport. But he could never play the game that delighted him: His legs and feet were huge and disfigured, the result of elephantiasis, a mosquito-borne parasitic infection that causes extreme swelling in the extremities.
Toe to Toe
In a groundbreaking new course, students at the Harvard Chan School and Harvard Business School square off over corporate regulation—and find common ground.