January 9, 2009
Impact of Long-Term Use of Antiretroviral Therapy in Africa Examined at Symposium
Max Essex, chair of the HSPH AIDS Initiative, and colleagues from Harvard and elsewhere gathered on November 19 for a half-day scientific symposium to explore the impact of
long-term use of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy in Africa and the
remaining challenges to fighting AIDS.
Also in this issue
Watch Webcast: 149th Cutter Lecture Describes Causation Model for Human Diseases
Chien-Jen Chen delivered the 149th Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, in Snyder Auditorium.
World AIDS Day and Universal Declaration of Human Rights Anniversary Marked
Joseph Kennedy III accepted an award on behalf of his great-uncle
Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy at a Town Hall Meeting on December
Also honored was Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who delivered a
message to the audience via videotape. The event marked World AIDS Day
and the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Colin Powell to Appear in Public Service Announcements for National Mentoring Month
Held each January, the campaign mobilizes community volunteers to help young people achieve their full potential. As a highlight of National Mentoring Month 2009, Thank Your Mentor Day™ will be celebrated on January 22.
More than 29 Tons of Compost Collected at HSPH as Green Team Updates School on Efforts
Several months ago, Harvard President Drew Faust announced that the
University will attempt to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions by 30
percent in the next eight years. To help HSPH contribute to that goal
and to other sustainability efforts, the School's Green Team has met
monthly to discuss energy conservation, waste reduction, and
environmental health-related efforts on campus.