Harvard Public Health NOW

June 20, 2008

Commencement Offered Reflections on HSPH History & Next Generation

Bloom Commencement thumb (Bloom_CommencementSlide005_thumb.jpg) In his final Commencement remarks as Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, Barry R. Bloom reflected on the School's notable history, contributions to public health, and the privilege of getting to know the School's students. Dean Bloom addressed the graduates — numbering more than 480 individuals — faculty, alumni, friends, and family at the graduation exercises on June 5, 2008, in the Kresge courtyard.

PIH Broadens Goals and Becomes Department of Global Health and Population

David Bloom thumb (David_Bloom_16_thumb.jpg) Reflecting a broadening of the challenges in public health in the 21st century, the Department of Population and International Health is changing its name to the Department of Global Health and Population (GHP), announced Chair David Bloom (pictured) and Dean Barry R. Bloom in a message to the School community on May 29.

Also in this issue

Four Graduates Honored at HSPH Reunion with Awards of Merit
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HSPH alumni gathered for a reunion at the Harvard Club of Boston on Friday, June 6, 2008, where four former School graduates received awards of merit. The recipients were Shelia Hoar Zahm, SM ’77, SD ’80, Anders Seim, MD, MPH ’88, David Sencer, MD, MPH ’58, and John D. Boice, Jr., SM ’73, SD ’77. The evening featured a keynote address by Harvey V. Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and this year's Commencement speaker.


Longwood Campus, Including Grounds, to Be Smoke Free

cigarette thumb (cigarette_thumb.jpg)Harvard Medical School and the School of Dental Medicine will be moving to an entirely smoke-free campus on March 16, 2009. As a result, the contiguous campuses of HMS, HSDM, and HSPH, which implemented a similar policy change in 2003, will be completely smoke free. The announcement was made by the deans of the three schools on June 16, 2008: Barry R. Bloom, Dean of HSPH; R. Bruce Donoff, Dean of the HSDM; and Jeffrey Flier, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

Around the School, June 20, 2008

  • Research Assistant Wins Film Award
  • Garrett and Aliprantis Receive Burroughs Wellcome Fund Awards
  • Student Carlson Named Rappaport Fellow