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Dean Frenk discusses challenges, opportunities at New Year's Address
Dean Julio FrenkHSPH boasted many accomplishments in 2010 that put the School in a strong position to face challenges that may crop up in the future, Dean Julio Frenk said January 13 in a New Year's address to a packed audience of faculty, staff, and students in the Kresge cafeteria. Read more
Harvard programs help workers to bridge gaps in family care

baby and motherFrom childcare scholarships to gap care, learn more about Harvard's programs for parents.  


Ladder Faculty Childcare Fund winter application period
Ladder faculty with children under six years of age, who did not apply for a scholarship in the summer of 2010, can apply through PeopleSoft until Feb. 9.  


photo: D Sharon Pruitt

Dean Frenk, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon call for action to address chronic disease in developing countries

Julio FrenkHSPH Dean Julio Frenk spoke on a panel about the rising burden of chronic disease in the developing world at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on January 27. The panel called for international cooperation to address the 35 million deaths worldwide that occur each year from chronic disease. Read more
Did you know?

Performance review season is coming
Make the most of your time. Get prepared at an upcoming training session.

Do you have questions regarding withholding amounts in your paychecks?
Learn the details about CY2011

Discounts on tax preparation
from H&R Block are now available from Outings & Innings

Freecycling room is open for business
Donate your (useable) trash, or find a treasure. Tosteson Medical Education Center, Rm 150, HMS 
Around the School

New appointments

Ian Lapp was appointed associate dean for strategic educational initiatives. In this new position, Lapp will direct HSPH's "Roadmap to 2013," a strategic planning process of HSPH's educational mission. 

John McDonough was appointed professor of the practice of public health, Department of Health Policy and Management, and the first director of the new Center for Public Health Leadership in the Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development.

HPRC launches new website

The Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity (HPRC) has a new website, which  includes updated project descriptions, publications and tools developed by the Center, and extensive links to additional nutrition and physical activity resources.

The revamped site provides an additional way for the Center to communicate with current and future partners and to disseminate tested materials designed to improve nutrition and physical activity and reduce overweight and chronic disease risk among children, youth, and their families.

Event highlights
Alice Hamilton Award Lecture: Location, Location, Location: How Where You Live in the U.S. Affects Your Health  


Feb. 3

3:30-5:00 PM

Reception to follow
Kresge G2

Dissolving Boundaries: Extending the Reach of Medicine and Public Health 

Feb. 7
4:00-6:00 PM Countway Library

Lecture and discussion from:   


Allan Brandt, PhD, dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Professor of the History of Science; Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine 


Julio Frenk, MD, PhD, dean of the faculty, Harvard School of Public Health; T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School

Jeffrey S. Flier, MD, dean of the faculty, Harvard Medical School; Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine