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New HSPH online edX course will reach worldwide audience

E. Francis Cook for edX


HSPH's E. Francis Cook (left), professor of epidemiology, and Marcello Pagano (right), professor of statistical computing have been busy recording lectures in the School's state-of-the-art Leadership Studio as part of a brand-new online introductory course in epidemiology and biostatistics that begins October 15. The new course, "Health in Numbers: Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research," is one of the two inaugural offerings by Harvard this fall as part of edX, the online education platform launched last May by Harvard and MIT. Already, thousands of people from all over the world have signed up. Read more

Closing the cancer divide
Felicia Knaul
Felicia Knaul 

Felicia Marie Knaul, director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and colleagues launched the new book, Closing the Cancer Divide: An Equity Imperative on September 11 at the School. The book provides recommendations for developing programs, contributing to local and global policy making, and prioritizing research to expand cancer care in the developing world. Read more 

HSPH hosts record turnout for Alumni Weekend 2012 
Alumni Weekend 2012
Martha Collins and Robin Moore-Orr celebrated their 40th reunion.

Cold, rainy weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the roughly 200 alumni, students, and guests gathered at the School on September 28-29 for Alumni Weekend -- the best turnout ever for the annual event. Alumni celebrating milestone years were honored at a reunion dinner and graduates from across the decades reconnected with former classmates, forged new connections, and learned about new public health research. The weekend's symposium on women and health featured New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts and director of the documentary No Woman, No Cry. Read more 

Around the School  

Flu Clinics this month
October 11, 25 9:00-11:00 AM Kresge Cafeteria
Free to faculty, staff, and students. Harvard ID required. Please note that doses are limited and may run out early.
Diversity open house

HSPH's Office of Diversity Hosts Open House
Diversity open house 2012
Director Dale Trevino (l) at the Open House
HSPH's Office of Diversity hosted an open house on September 13. "The office is here for anybody -- faculty, staff, or students -- who wants to engage in dialogue about differences," said Director of Diversity Programs Dale Trevino.
Isha Agarwal, a joint-degree candidate at Harvard Medical School and HSPH told the Harvard Gazette, "This is a way to feel like you're making a difference."

O&I no longer servicing LMA
Due to staffing constraints, Harvard's Outings & Innings office will no longer be selling tickets in the Kresge Cafeteria. Tickets may still be purchased online.

Got info to share at APHA? Let Admissions know by Oct. 9 
The HSPH Admissions Office will be hosting a booth at the American Public Health Association conference on October 28-31. Contact
if you would like to share materials or information about a conference presentation with attendees.
Event highlights

Forum women and health
Forum video: Maternal  health
This Forum event, recorded Sept. 28, focused on ways to prevent maternal deaths and promote women's health around the world.


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Arku's journey

Student Raphael Arku traded a lucrative job for a career cleaning up air and water in Ghana.