Harvard Public Health NOW

January 18, 2008

George Klein Thumb (george-klein.jpg)Cutter Lecture: Why Don't More People Develop Cancer 

Many researchers view cancer as an aberration of normal biology and ask what goes wrong. Researcher George Klein makes no such presumption. On the contrary, he has spent 60 years hypothesizing that mutant cells are an inevitable consequence of complex biology. He asks what protects most people from cancer for so long. 

Shiriki Kumanyika thumb (shiriki-kumanyika.jpg)Obesity Problem Is About More than Personal Diet Choices 

Shiriki Kumanyika is spending a six-month sabbatical in the Harvard School of Public Health Department of Nutrition as a Yerby Visiting Professor. She asserts that the country's obesity problem is about much more than personal diet choices.

Also in this issue

In Memoriam: Bruce Kennedy 

Bruce Kennedy, 48, passed away on January 3. Kennedy was a visiting scientist in the Harvard School of Public Health Department of Population and International Health in 2005 and 2006 and an assistant professor in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health from 2000 to 2003.

Flipping Out for Flapjacks 

For the first time, Student Affairs, working with additional staff from Student Services, organized pancake breakfasts on December 17 and 18 in the Kresge cafeteria before the holiday break.

Annual Dance and Dinner for Community 

The School of Public Health Annual Holiday Senior Citizens' Dinner/Dance was held on Friday, December 7, in the Kresge cafeteria.

More HSPH Employees Honored for Extra Effort 

Twenty-nine HSPH employees have been recognized by their peers for outstanding work as part of the ongoing HSPH Recognition Award effort.

Green Project: Dean's Office Holiday Card 

Best wishes doubled as green wishes for the 2007 holiday season when the Harvard School of Public Health Office of the Dean had its annual card printed using soy-based inks on 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

Around the School

  • Save the Date: Annual Appreciation Event and AAAS Meeting in Boston
  • Black History Month Health Fair
  • Evans Honored by Risk Analysis Society