Julio Frenk and David Hunter delivered the 8th Annual State of the School Address, their first as deans of the School, to a capacity crowd in the Kresge cafeteria on October 5, 2009, providing an overview of HSPH's financial status, research priorities, reorganizational efforts and milestones.
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Stephen Lagakos, an international leader in biostatistics and AIDS research and professor of biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), died in an auto collision on Monday, October 12, 2009 in Peterborough, N.H. He was 63 years old. His wife, Regina, and his mother, Helen, were also killed in the daytime accident, along with the driver of the other car.
Global gender inequity is the most urgent moral problem of the 21st century, asserted New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and former foreign correspondent Sheryl WuDunn at a talk at HSPH on October 5. There to discuss their new book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the Pulitzer-Prize winning couple offered shocking statistics about the abuse women and girls face around the world, from acid attacks and bride burnings, to young girls denied nourishment and education while resources are diverted to boys. But they also offered inspiring stories about the ways in which education and economic empowerment can transform not just the lives of individual women but also the communities where they live.