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Department welcomes Chairman Frank Hu, honors predecessor Walter Willett

At an event appropriately catered with foods fit for a Healthy Eating Plate, colleagues and members of the Department of Nutrition gathered to welcome Dr. Frank Hu into his new role as Chairman, and to honor Dr. Walter Willett’s esteemed chairmanship. Since beginning his new role on the first of the year, Dr. Hu remarked … Continue reading “Department welcomes Chairman Frank Hu, honors predecessor Walter Willett”

Can diet prevent alzheimer’s and cognitive decline?

Dr. Frank Sacks, MD, Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, and his research team at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, have begun a 3-year landmark research study, in collaboration with researchers from Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, to examine the effects of two weight loss diets on brain health and cognitive decline. … Continue reading “Can diet prevent alzheimer’s and cognitive decline?”

Walter Willett reflects on his 25 years as Department Chair

Walter Willett, MD, DrPH leaves a strong legacy behind him.  Under his exemplary leadership, he has led this Department to its current position as Number 1 in the country.  The number of his contributions, not only to the Department of Nutrition, but also to the Chan School as a whole, is enormous.  Professor Willett is … Continue reading “Walter Willett reflects on his 25 years as Department Chair”

Q&A with new department chair, Dr. Frank Hu

On January 1, 2017, Frank B. Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, started his new role as Chair of the Department of Nutrition, succeeding Walter Willett, MD, MPH, DrPH, who has served as Chair of the Department since 1991.  Q:  Dr Hu, you must be very excited about your new role at … Continue reading “Q&A with new department chair, Dr. Frank Hu”