Topic: education

HSPH, Dana-Farber host sixth annual quantitative genomics conference

November 27, 2012 -- What does genome-wide analysis reveal about complex human traits? What’s the best way to design and analyze gene-sequencing studies? These were some of the questions addressed at the sixth annual PQG (Program in Quantitative Genomics) Conference, held November…

HSPH faculty teaching more undergraduate global health courses as demand grows

In response to growing undergraduate interest in global health, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) faculty are teaching more courses for undergraduates, establishing a unique relationship with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. [[Christopher Duggan]], associate professor in the Department of Nutrition,…

Dean Frenk discusses use of technology in education

When it comes to using new technology in education, “the trick is not to adopt, but to adapt,” Harvard School of Public Health Dean [[Julio Frenk]] told the audience at the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) conference, held at Harvard’s…

HSPH considers adapting courses for target audiences on edX

With the rapid growth of edX—the virtual learning initiative launched by Harvard and MIT in May 2012—Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) professors are now discussing the possibility of modifying an edX course to target families in Boston, focusing on an issue…