The Student Information System project continues to progress as eight teams with staff from more than a dozen HSPH offices and departments work to implement the project. The aim is to enhance admissions, course registration, and student-related record keeping systems at the School.
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Public health professionals should consider using mobile phones to spread prevention messaging and to collect data in Africa, where the technology is widespread, urged Ethan Zuckerman of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society at a talk in FXB G12 sponsored by the HSPH Center for Health Communication and Office of Communications.
HSPH faculty, working with officials in several countries, are exploring the possibility of establishing a study in sub-Saharan Africa that would follow study participants over a 10-year period, focusing on chronic illnesses, women’s health, and environmental health. While the study is still in the discussion stage, HSPH members were invited recently to attend a seminar in Snyder Auditorium to hear more about the aims of the African Cohort Initiative.
Three 2009 Yerby Fellows were celebrated this summer at a dinner at the Harvard Faculty Club. The Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers a bridge between academic training in health-related disciplines and entry-level faculty positions at U.S. institutions.
Eco-opportunity, the sustainability team at HSPH, is offering tips on its website (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ecoopportunity/upcoming-events/) to help the School be more energy efficient and eco-friendly.