Harvard Public Health NOW

March 28, 2008

NIH Public Access Policy Requires PubMed Central Submission

As of April 7, 2008, all investigators funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are required to submit, or have submitted for them, an electronic version of final, peer-reviewed manuscripts to NIH's PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication.

Also in this issue

The Ethics of the Organ Bazaar

Wiklerthumb (Dan_Wikler_18_thumb.jpg) One day after police arrested an alleged mastermind behind a black market kidneys-for-sale enterprise in India, a symposium at HSPH explored the debate surrounding the purchase and sale of organs.

Cigarette Tax Increase Could Have Large Public Health Impact 

Increasing Massachusetts' tax on cigarettes by a dollar could prevent as many as 27,200 premature deaths associated with smoking in the state, according to Frank Chaloupka, a nationally recognized health economist, at an HSPH event.

Is Nutrition Science, Asks Speaker at Stare-Hegsted Lecture 

A leading nutrition researcher from the Netherlands defended nutrition science against critics who say the field is flawed in a March 4 talk at HSPH. He pointed out that many important findings have been made in the past 30 years, and conceded that problems exist, particularly with the influence of the food industry in the design and execution of studies.

Heads Up! Human Resources Announces New Protocol for Sending Emails to HSPH Staff

Beginning Monday, March 31, there will be a new protocol for sending emails to HSPH staff. Human Resources will manage a weekly communication called Staff Heads Up that will gather in one mailing the news, events, and announcements that currently go out in an ad hoc manner to all HSPH staff. The first Staff Heads Up will be distributed on Tuesday, April 8.

Student Awards Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship, the Gareth Green Award for Excellence in Public Health Practice, and the Dr. Fang Ching Sun Memorial Award.

Around the School, March 28 2008

  • Open House for Admitted Students
  • Faculty Promotions
  • Photo Exhibit
  • Around the World Celebration


Exams and Defenses, March 28 2008

  • Anne Johnson
  • Jill Fromewick
  • Jennifer Rider Stark
  • Ilana Lina Lander
  • Julia Fridman Simard
  • Angela Paradis
  • Jessica Paulus
  • Cassandra Okechukwu
  • Kim Hanh Nguyen
  • Rachel Shelton