April 10, 2013
The second annual HSPH Fellowship Celebration recognized individuals and organizations that have made gifts of $10,000 or more to student aid in the past year, and provided them with an opportunity to meet the students who benefit from their generous contributions. The featured speaker was Mitchell L. Dong, AB ’75, who along with his wife, Robin, established the Mitchell L. Dong and Robin LaFoley Dong Scholarship in 2000. The student speaker, Mary Mwanyika-Sando, MPH ’13 and a recipient of the Carson Scholarship, said that while “attending Harvard meant leaving behind my beloved husband and two young children in Tanzania, I knew that it would be worth it.”
Video highlights of the Fellowship Celebration can be found at hsph.me/2013-fellowship-slideshow
May 30, 2013
Addressing graduates at the 2013 Commencement Ceremony, Dean Julio Frenk spoke of the “impeccable preparation” that led to an “extraordinary example of crisis response” after the Boston Marathon bombings the month before. “Whether your goal is to combat infectious diseases, reform health systems, or respond to emergencies,” he said, “preparation is essential to success.” At the ceremony, held in Kresge courtyard, 558 degrees were awarded to graduates from 74 countries and 30 U.S. states, more than 56 percent of whom were women. The Commencement address was delivered by Larry Brilliant, president and CEO of the Skoll Global Threats Fund. Candy Liang, the student speaker, received an MPH in health policy and management.
A slideshow of Commencement can be found at hsph.me/2013-commencement-slideshow
In a weeklong trip to Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong, Dean Julio Frenk strengthened HSPH’s existing ties in China, connected with health sector leaders, and met with some 150 alumni and other supporters of the School. “More and more,” he said, “research is demonstrating that good health is not only a consequence of, but also a condition for, sustained and sustainable economic growth.”
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