HSPH Dean Julio Frenk offers a message to the School community as the new school year begins.
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Over many years of fruitful collaboration, HSPH faculty members and Senator Ted Kennedy worked toward common goals of eliminating health disparities, achieving near-universal health care coverage in Massachusetts and the United States, and reducing the toll of tobacco use. As Boston and the nation last week grieved over Kennedy's death, several faculty at the School reflected on their work with the senator.
Barry R. Bloom, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), will receive the 2009 Prix Galien USA Pro Bono Humanum award at a ceremony on September 30 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City for "bringing the best of modern biological and economic science to the poorest corners of the globe."
President Obama's health care reform efforts are struggling in part because the Administration has failed to make a strong argument for change on grounds of ethics and social justice, according to an article in a recent issue of Health Affairs.
Dean Julio Frenk and other faculty members met approximately 350 members of the incoming HSPH class at a special reception at the Museum of Fine Arts on Monday, August 24, 2009.
Exams and Defenses, September 4, 2009
- Megan McAuliffe