Topic: student stories

A bench scientist with a passion for the environment

May 21, 2015 – On a Friday afternoon in May, Peter Wagner was about to give his dissertation defense. Quan Lu, associate professor of environmental genetics and pathophysiology—introducing Peter before a group of about 50 of his fellow students, faculty, friends, and…

Community marks one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

August 12, 2015 -- On Monday, August 10, students, faculty, and staff at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed on August 9, 2014 after a…

Loan relief awards help students address public health disparities

June 4, 2015 — In the spring of 2015, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health provided Loan Relief Awards to seven graduating students. The awards, totaling $200,000, will help alleviate the federal and private loan debt burden on students, allowing them…

A doctor and dentist walk into a classroom…

…and join forces to make a case for oral health November 24, 2015 -- When Romesh Nalliah, a dentist, spoke about the importance of oral health to overall health in a class at Harvard Chan School in summer 2014, it struck a…

Toe to toe

[Fall 2015] In a groundbreaking new course, students at the Harvard Chan School and Harvard Business School square off over corporate regulation—and find common ground Whether it’s a cruise ship line, pharmaceutical company, garment factory—or even a purveyor of e-cigarettes—“every company is…

Commencement 2015

[Fall 2015] You are not just creating a résumé. You are creating a biography,” Dean Julio Frenk told graduates on May 28 at the School’s 2015 commencement ceremony. He urged them to stay alert for “the tap on the shoulder from unexpected opportunities”…

Building safer construction sites

[Fall 2015] Emily Sparer may be the first Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health student to have construction workers cheering her on at her dissertation defense. Sparer, who graduated in May with an SD in occupational safety and ergonomics, developed a…

Harvard Chan School responds to earthquake in Nepal

[Fall 2015] On April 25, a massive earthquake in Nepal, and a major aftershock on May 12, killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. It was the worst natural disaster to strike this rugged Himalayan nation since a 1934…

Unraveling the mystery of sepsis

July 2015 - Sepsis kills more than 500,000 Americans each year, but in some ways it remains a mystery to both researchers and doctors. Lester Kobzik,  professor in the Department of Environmental Health, and Rose Filoramo PhD '17 are working together to…