Harvard Public Health NOW

February 1, 2008

Michael VanRooyenTwelve Myths and Misconceptions in Disaster Response

People involved in providing emergency humanitarian assistance may sometimes cause more harm than good, according to Michael VanRooyen.

Chen ZhuHealth Minister Praises HSPH China Initiative

In a keynote speech at Tsinghua University in Beijing on January 12, China's Health Minister Chen Zhu described the HSPH China Initiative as becoming the "most influential training program for China's health sector leaders."

Also in this issue

Staff GraduatesHSPH Staff Lead Double Lives: Employees by Day, Students by Night

Some HSPH staff members are leading a double life. By day, they work in various administrative roles at the School. By night, they have their noses in the books, pursuing bachelor's and advanced degrees.

Harvard's New Coordinated Calendar: What It Means for HSPH

Starting in fall 2009, a new calendar that coordinates the academic schedules of schools across Harvard will take effect, announced President Drew Faust on January 15.

Nancy MuellerNancy Mueller Steps Down as Head of Population Sciences at DF/HCC

HSPH Professor Nancy Mueller has stepped down as associate director for population sciences for the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC).

Sebastian's CateringSebastian's Cafe Debuted New Catering Menu at Special Tasting Event 

Diners gathered among the tables of baby shrimp, risotto, and lobster pot pie. The soft light from dozens of tealight candles glowed. The sound of a single piano played in the background.

Around the School

  • Dean's Distinguished Lecture — Combating the Obesity Epidemic: Recognizing and Reconciling Research Priorities
  • HSPH Community Forum — The Meta-Leadership Challenge: Preparing for and Leading During Times of Crisis
  • Students Asked to Contribute to HSPH WinterSession Wall
  • Faculty Appointment
  • Swartz Named President-Elect of Public Policy Association
  • Tickets Available for First HSPH Winter Ball
  • Awerbuch Wins Dozor Award from Ben-Gurion University
  • Daffodil Days Fundraiser for Cancer Under Way
  • Reminder: AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston