Harvard Public Health NOW

August 14, 2009

Student Information System Project Moves Forward with Extensive Effort by HSPH Staff

(databoard_thumb.jpg)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.

Also in this issue

Mobile Phones Could Be Harnessed for Public Health, Says Speaker

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.

Possible Opportunities for Research Collaborations in Africa Explored at HSPH Event

(Tanzania_thumb.jpg)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. 

Yerby Fellows Celebrated at Special Dinner as They Move to Next Steps in Their Careers

(yerby_thumb2.jpg)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.

HSPH Green Team Is Offering Advice on Energy Efficiency and Other Eco-Friendly Tips

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.

Around the School, August 14, 2009

Around the School, August 14, 2009
  • Howard Hiatt Agrees to Serve as Interim Director of FXB Center
  • Recovery Act Funding Available for Student Debt of Health Care Providers
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