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The birth of public health education

March 17, 2015 -- The modern era of public health education is generally credited to a May 27, 1915 report by William Welch and Wickliffe Rose, commonly known as the “Welch-Rose report.” But a March 6, 1915 article…

Most cancers not just ‘bad luck’

January 26, 2015 -- Although a recent article in the journal Science and a subsequent press release about the article led to a spate of headlines implying that most cancer is due to “bad luck,” David Hunter, Vincent…

Public health requires global perspective

A global perspective on public health will be increasingly critical as this century progresses, according to a new editorial in the May 1, 2014 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The authors, David Hunter, Vincent L.…

Centennial time capsule ‘buried’ in FXB

February 19, 2014 —The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) year-long Centennial celebration continued with the installation of a time capsule in the lobby wall of the FXB building, where it will remain unopened until 2063. Deans Julio…

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing not ready for prime time

David Hunter, Vincent L. Gregory Professor in Cancer Prevention and Dean for Academic Affairs at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), recently added to the commentary about direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe, which has run afoul of the…

Adaptability key to success of cohort studies

December 17, 2013 – With federal research dollars declining, investigators must think of creative and flexible ways to keep their long-running cohort studies running and funded, said Bruce M. Psaty, professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University…

The staggering toll of noncommunicable diseases

October 29, 2013 — Chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, are the leading cause of death worldwide, with the burden falling heaviest in low- and middle-income countries. A new article by Harvard School of Public Health…

A selection of genetic discoveries at HSPH

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] The late Armen Tashjian Jr., chair of the then-named Department of Molecular and Cellular Toxicology, made pioneering discoveries about how toxic environmental chemicals and therapeutic agents induce molecular changes; he also played a key…

Transforming public health education

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] Education unbound How has public health education evolved in the last 100 years? Where is it headed in the future? Six Harvard School of Public Health faculty deeply involved in the revolution now taking…