Harvard Public Health NOW

April 25, 2008

Bedside Ingenuity Needed to Prevent Medical Errors, Suggests Gawande

Toolsthumb (surgical_tools_thumb.jpg) Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, recalls the satisfaction he felt after one of his first patients, a man with severe bleeding from the spleen, survived and was about to be discharged. But, then the man developed a deep wound infection from a resistant hospital bacterium, went into septic shock, and remained hospitalized for another month. Gawande used the example during a talk on preventing medical error entitled, "Ineptitude: The Effect of Increasing Complexity in Medicine."

“Father of Aerobics” Kenneth Cooper Receives Healthy Cup Award from HSPH's Nutrition Round Table

Cooperthumb (cooper5_thumb.jpg)Kenneth Cooper, MD, MPH, the "Father of Aerobics," was honored for his accomplishments by HSPH's Nutrition Round Table with its Healthy Cup Award on April 22 at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA.

Also in this issue

Harvard Presses Policy on Protecting Confidential Information

Computerthumb (computer_thumb.jpg)Harvard University has developed an "Enterprise Information Security Policy" to protect confidential and high-risk information from falling into the wrong hands and to help Harvard members understand their responsibilities. HSPH Information Technology has mounted a campaign at the School to raise awareness of the effort.

More HSPH Employees Honored for Extra Effort

RecogAmythumb (Recognition5_thumb.jpg)Thirty-three HSPH employees have been recognized over the past six months by their peers for outstanding work as part of the ongoing HSPH Recognition Award effort, formerly called the Great Place to Work (GPTW) Award.

Recipes from Around the World Celebration Now Available Online

HSPH members gathered in the Kresge cafeteria on April 16 to enjoy different cultures through food. Participants submitted recipes that reflected their cultural heritage, their ethnicity, or a part of the world with which they were familiar.

Around the School, April 25, 2008

  • Live webcast on May 5: Tuberculosis: Past Challenges and Promise
  • HSPH Community Forum: Dealing Effectively with Work/Academic Problems at HSPH
  • HSPH Researchers Are Award Winners
  • Take Survey from Operations

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Exams and Defenses, April 25, 2008

  • Jeffrey Marin Blander
  • Julia Nunes
  • Chu-Lin Tsa
  • Rui Wang
  • Timothy Dudek 
  • Brock Christensen
  • Bethany Lynn Hedt
  • Xiao Ding
  • Vanessa Lopez-Parjares
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