Harvard Public Health NOW

April 3, 2009

James Ware Will Step Down as HSPH Dean for Academic Affairs, Effective June 30

(Dean_Ware_thumb.jpg)Read a Letter to the Community from Dean Ware as He Reflects on His Time as Academic Dean

Dean James Ware has announced that he will be stepping down as HSPH Dean for Academic Affairs on June 30 of this year. Since July 1, 1990, when he assumed his current position, Dean Ware has served with three deans, Harvey Fineberg, Barry Bloom, and now Julio Frenk.


Also in this issue

UPDATE: Task Forces Formed to Take Action on Suggestions about Efficiencies at HSPH

Task forces have been formed to address three major areas to help improve efficiency at HSPH. The task forces will meet throughout the spring and will present their recommendations by the end of the academic year.


HSPH Prof. Howard Koh Nominated Assistant Secretary for Health in HHS

(webkoh_thumb.jpg)President Barack Obama announced on March 25, 2009, his intent to nominate Howard Koh, the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health at HSPH, to be assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services.


Winners of Student Photo Contest Announced

(bridge_thumb.jpg)The Office for Student Affairs has announced the results of the second annual HSPH Student Photo Contest. The contest attracted entries from across the School. A panel of judges awarded first, second, third prizes, and honorable mentions, as well as a special award for the best photo essay.


SIGN UP NOW: Competition Will Challenge HSPH Teams to See Who Can "Take the Stairs" Until They Climb the Equivalent of Mt. Kilimanjaro

(mtkili_thumb.jpg)HSPH's EcoOpportunity Team has organized a "Take the Stairs" competition aimed at improving health by getting people to take the stairs more often and at reducing environmental impact by using the elevator less often.


Around The School April 3, 2009

  • REMINDER: “Book It” Room Reservation System Now Live
  • Uwe Brinkmann Fellowship Accepting Nominations


Exams and Defenses April 3, 2009

  • Ida Hatoum
  • Monica Ter-Minassian
  • Ponpan Matangkasombut
  • Beth McManus
  • Candice Belanoff
  • Lijian Wang
  • Malavika Subramanyam
  • Speciosa Wandira
  • Sharon Iron-Segev
  • Chunyan He
  • Monique Perron
  • Kassandra Munger
  • Glenn Rice