Harvard Public Health NOW

May 1, 2009

Former Surgeon General Satcher to Receive Richmond Award for Work on Disparities, Mental Illness, and Improving Sexual Health of Youth

Award Is Highest Honor from Harvard School of Public Health

(Satcher_Lecture_32aa_thumb.jpg)David Satcher, MD, PhD, the 16th Surgeon General of the United States and former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been named the 2008-2009 recipient of the Julius B. Richmond Award, the highest honor given by Harvard School of Public Health.


Also in this issue

Nutrition experts seek to stem Americans’ addiction to sugary drinks

(how-sweet-is-it-color_thumb.jpg)A daily cola habit could add up to 15 extra pounds by the end of one year, according to Walter Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and chair of the Department of Nutrition at HSPH.


World Malaria Day Event Explores Why a Preventable and Treatable Illness Still Kills in Great Numbers

Recent discoveries relating to the biology of malaria and successes with the drug artemisinin have buoyed optimism about controlling the illness, but does a call for eradication set too-high expectations?


Harvard Public Health "Think Tank" Brings Together Diverse Leaders

(HowardKohthinktank_thumb.jpg)A public health “think tank” at Harvard brought together leaders from government, industry, and academia to discuss major challenges in public health and potential solutions.


Two New Books by HSPH Faculty Published

(whilesleepingthumb.jpg)David Hemenway, Phylis Kanki, and Richard Marlink have all recently published new books.


Around The School May 1, 2009

  • DeMets to Receive Zelen Leadership Award
  • Ertel Named Kellogg Fellow
  • Students Organize Concert Fundraiser and Seek Musicians

Exams and Defenses May 1, 2009

  • Xiaohui Cui
  • Kerry Souza
  • Thomas Hoffmann
  • Justin Manjourides