Julio Frenk, an eminent authority on global health who served as the Minister of Health of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, will become the new dean of HSPH, President Drew Faust announced on July 29, 2008.
August 1, 2008
Julius B. Richmond, a former U.S. Surgeon General and Professor of Health Policy, Emeritus, died at home in Chestnut Hill, MA, on Sunday, July 27, 2008. He was 91. In an email announcement to the School, Dean Barry R. Bloom described how Dr. Richmond issued the momentous 1979 report Smoking and Health, set targets for the health of the American public with the Healthy People report, and was the first national director of the Head Start Program.