February 29, 2008
Chinese Health Care Reform: The Good and the Bad
Health usually follows wealth, but that has not been the case in China, according to William Hsiao,
K.T. Li Professor of Economics in the HSPH Department of Health Policy and
Management. China's booming economy is bringing rapid improvements to
its citizens' standard of living, but improvements in health have
stagnated, he told an audience on February 20 in Kresge G-3.
“Where Have All the Barefoot Doctors Gone?” asks HSPH Doctoral Student in Award-winning Essay in Lancet Anthology
How will China deliver quality, equitable health care to its people, while developing a health care workforce in a new era? Lingling Zhang, a doctoral student in the HSPH Department of Population
and International Health, reflected on this question in an essay
published in The Lancet's 2007 anthology, Young Voices in Research for Health.
Also in this issue
Postdoctoral Fellows Finds Ways to Network, Learn, and Socialize
Last May, a group of postdoctoral fellows launched the HSPH
Postdoctoral Association to provide a means by which the School's 219
post-docs — who work in labs around the Longwood and Cambridge campuses
— might connect with one another.
HSPH Faculty Participated in AAAS Conference in Boston
The annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science (AAAS) concluded on February 18 after four days of more than
150 symposia, special events, plenary, and topical lectures. The theme
was Science and Technology from a Global Perspective.
Degree Planners Launched for Course Planning
HSPH has launched degree planners, which are online tools providing a
sample course schedule for each of the different programs,
concentrations, and/or areas of focus offered throughout the School.
The degree planners are useful for prospective students, current
students, and student advisors.
Two Fellowship Programs Announced: One for Research into Child Development; One to Support Cypriot/Greek and Nigerian Students in Public Health
The A.G. Leventis Foundation Fellowship Program has been established to
support Cypriot/Greek and Nigerian students and scholars in public
health. And, The Julius B. Richmond Fellowship at the Center on the Developing Child supports dissertation research for up to two Harvard University doctoral students annually.