Harvard Public Health NOW

October 24, 2008

Health Disparities Focus of Talk at Community Partnership Day

(Leadership_and_Health_Disparities_11_thumb.jpg)Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the city’s top health official, speaking at HSPH’s 18th Annual Community Partnership Day, said efforts to end racial health disparities must go forward in the city even as the nation’s economy falters.

Also in this issue

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina Discussed by Panel

(Katrina_green_house_thumb.jpg)A distinguished panel gathered at HSPH on October 3, 2008, to share perspectives three years after the deadly Hurricane Katrina tore across the Gulf Coast from central Florida to Texas, and swamped New Orleans, Louisiana, killing thousands. The six panelists included HSPH faculty as well as experts who work and live with those hit hardest by Katrina.

Viswanath spreads the message of health communication

The media in its many forms has long exerted a powerful influence over smoking behavior, especially among youth.  As the media landscape evolves, the need to understand the extent of the media’s influence on smoking and the ways tobacco control and tobacco industry forces use this influence is critical.

New Director of Human Research Administration Builds Bridges Between Researchers and IRB

(Delia_Wolf_10_thumb.jpg)Delia Wolf, MD, JD, is uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between researchers and Institutional Review Boards (IRB), which ensure regulatory compliance for studies that involve human subjects.  Wolf is the new director of the Office of Human Research Administration (OHRA), formerly named the Human Subjects Administration, at HSPH.

Around The School October 24, 2008

  • Save the Dates
  • Two HSPH Professors Honored with Election to Institute of Medicine

REMINDER: Harvard University Staff Survey of Employees Has Launched

"What’s Your Harvard Like?” — a Harvard-wide survey of employees — launched online on October 22 and will run until Wednesday, November 5, at 5 p.m. Employees have received an email with a link to the survey. Paper versions have been mailed to individuals without email. The 2008 survey follows up a survey conducted in 2006.