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HSPH awarded $12 million grant to improve global maternal health

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A new three-year, $12 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support an HSPH effort to significantly improve maternal health in developing countries. The project will be led by Ana Langer, professor of the practice of public health and coordinator of the Dean's Special Initiative on Women and Health at HSPH. Read more    

DISASTER RESPONSE: A Decade of Lessons Learned Post-9/11

Forum panelists 9-11

Watch the September 6 Forum webcast and read coverage in the Harvard Gazette.

Pictured: Moderator Aaron Pressman, Reuters; and panelists Stefanos Kales, Jennifer Leaning, Stephanie Kayden, Isaac Ashkenazi 

Around the School


Faculty news
Assoc. Prof. Matthew Miller was selected by APHA's Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section for this year's Excellence in Science Award. This award recognizes an individual for outstanding dedication and leadership in the science of injury control and emergency health services, with contributions and achievements that have a significant and long-term impact on the field.

Assoc. Prof. Winston Hide received the Award for Outstanding Achievement from the International Society for Computational Biology, and delivered the ISCB Keynote
lecture in March at the Society's conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The award recognized Hide's "profound impact on bioinformatics in Africa."

McDonough health reform book coverInside National Health Reform John E. McDonough (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public, 2011)
This guide to the national health care law from Prof. John McDonough lends an insider's deep understanding of policy to a lively and absorbing account of the extraordinary--and extraordinarily ambitious--legislative effort to reform the national health care system. Learn more

Read the latest news from the HSPH AIDS Initiative The most recent edition of HAI's Spotlight newsletter includes a Q&A with Prof. Max Essex and a profile of researcher Vladimir Novitsky.

Lowered "time-price" of food linked to rising obesity
HSPH Prof. Steven Gortmaker believes that there is a simple explanation for the globally skyrocketing rates of obesity in recent decades. It is now easy to obtain fast and cheap food at all hours of the day and night, giving eating a much lower "time-price" than in previous generations, he told an HSPH audience as part of the summer Hot Topics lecture series.

Event highlights

Orientation 2011

new student orientation 2011


Following two days of workshops and panels, new students met their classmates at an evening reception.

photo: Tony Rinaldo


Remembering 9/11 
list of Harvard-wide events

Harvard's 375th anniversary celebration
Oct. 14
7:00 PM-12:00 AM
Tercentenary Theatre Harvard ID holders and alumni are invited to bring one guest.