Mary Ellen Avery, a major figure in Boston medicine and public health--whose work while a research fellow at HSPH in the 1950s led to to the modern neonatal intensive care unit--passed away on December 4 at the age of 84. Her research earned Avery a National Medal of Science in 1991. Read more
Laird, Blendon appointed to named professorships
Nan Laird was appointed the new Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of Public Health. This honor recognizes her more than 35 years developing statistical methodology, teaching, and doing applied research.
Robert Blendon is the inaugural recipient of the Richard L. Menschel Professorship in Public Health, a position that will be held in tandem with the directorship of the Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development. This honor recognizes Blendon's leadership of the Division, as well as his commitment to innovation and creativity in public health practice, research, scholarship, and teaching.
Indian Health Service director discusses challenges of doing more with less
The Indian Health Service's limited resources are both a sore point and a strength, says its director, Yvette Roubideaux, MPH '97, who shared her experiences as part of the "Decision-Making: Voices From the Field" speaker series. Read more
Conference addresses quantitative challenges of using complex genomics data in medical research
Experts speaking at the fifth annual Program in Quantitative Genomics Conference, hosted by HSPH's Department of Biostatistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on November 17-18, said that the benefits of genomic medicine are promising but there's still a long way to go. Read more