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Request a ticket today for Human Genome Map anniversary panel   

Feb. 22

4:00 PM  

Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

genome eventHosted by Harvard President Drew Faust, this panel will explore both what has been accomplished since the creation of the Human Genome Map and what the future holds. Learn more or request a ticket. Note: Tickets must be requested by 10:00 PM on Thursday, February 17.

Commencement speaker announced 

BrundtlandDr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, MPH '65, Special Envoy to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on climate change, former Prime Minister of Norway, and former Director-General of the World Health Organization, will be this year's Commencement speaker on Thursday, May 26, 2011. Read more about Brundtland here and here.  

Crime on campus

HUPD shieldHarvard University Police Department Chief Francis Riley discusses arrests made in last fall's string of robberies on the Cambridge campus and offers advice on staying safe in an urban environment. Read more

Around the School 

Faculty appointment

David Stuckler, assistant professor of political economy, Department of Global Health and Population.


Did you know?   

Spring computer training courses 

Learn more about free courses offered in the Kresge computer labs.  


Harvard Museum of Natural History

Upcoming lectures and special programs include the animals of the Chinese zodiac and the evolution of childhood.

Research news   


Study finds black patients more likely to be readmitted to hospitals after discharge

hospital signElderly black patients were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital after a prior hospital stay for a heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia, according to a new study from HSPH researchers. They found that the higher readmission rates were due to disparities related to both race and the hospitals where patients were treated. Read more

Zimbabwe's Dramatic Decline in HIV Prevalence Linked to Partner Reduction
HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe declined by nearly half over the course of a decade (from 29 percent estimated adult prevalence in 1997 to 16 percent in 2007). HSPH's Daniel Halperin and colleagues found that a reduction in sexual partners played a key role in reducing HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe. Read more

More new research 


Moderate alcohol intake may decrease men's risk for type 2 diabetes (HSPH feature)


Biking on cycle tracks safer than biking on roads (Injury Prevention)


Millions of Americans may churn in and out of health coverage under Affordable Care Act (Health Affairs)


New findings that young men may also benefit from human papillomavirus vaccine may warrant reconsideration of vaccination guidelines (New England Journal of Medicine)

Event highlight  


Health Promotion and America's National Parks: Living Laboratories for Strengthening the Nexus between Public Lands and Public Health 


Feb. 18
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Kresge G-1  


Refreshments provided 

Salad dressing, hold the guilt  


olive oil 


At the recent Worlds of Healthy Flavors conference, sponsored by HSPH and the Culinary Institute of America, HSPH nutrition experts called for an end to the use of the term "low-fat." Read more 


Recipes for salad dressing made with heart-healthy olive oil


Hot Pepper Vinaigrette 

Mint Vinaigrette


Oregano Garlic Vinaigrette 


Get more recipes from The Nutrition Source