February 15, 2008
Harvey Fineberg, President of Institute of Medicine, Named Commencement Speaker
President of the Institute of Medicine and former Harvard School of Public Health dean, has agreed
to be the Commencement speaker on June 5, 2008.
Sharp Differences in Health Care Views of Republican and Democratic Voters
In this highly competitive primary election season — the first since 1928 with no sitting president or vice president running — the candidates are closely tailoring their policies around the preferences of their parties' most dedicated voters, said Robert Blendon
, professor of health policy and political analysis in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
Also in this issue
Combating the Obesity Epidemic
Nutrition expert Shiriki Kumanyika delivered a lecture — available now as a webcast — entitled “Combating the Obesity Epidemic: Recognizing and Reconciling Research Priorities”
on February 11 in Kresge G-2 as part of the Dean's Distinguished
Lecture Series. The event was co-sponsored by the Department of
What Does Countway Library of Medicine Have to Offer? Pssst...It's More than Books
When Countway Library of Medicine first opened in 1965, the moon
landing was several years away, network television was in black and
white, and the Internet, of course, did not exist. To make use of the
library’s resources, one needed to go to the building, use the card
catalog, and peruse the open stacks.
Employees Honored at Event Marking Years of Service
Each year, HSPH holds an annual appreciation event called “Celebration
with the Stars” to honor employees who have reached their employment
anniversaries of five, 10, 15, 20, 25, and more years. This year's
event took place on January 30 in the Kresge cafeteria.
Student Affairs Says Bienvenidos to Returning Students with Fiesta
The Office for Student Affairs greeted students returning from WinterSession on January 31 with a “Welcome Back Fiesta” in the Kresge cafeteria. The event offered refreshments, a nacho bar, and live music.
NIH Announces Initiative and Funding for Epigenomics Field
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced an initiative
that will invest more than $190 million over the next five years in the
field of epigenomics. The effort falls under the NIH Roadmap initiative.