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State of the School: December 10


State of the School

2:30-4:30 PM
Kresge Cafeteria   

Refreshments will be served.  

RSVP requested by December 3


A Q&A will follow the presentation. 

Submit an anonymous question  

New test for tuberculosis could improve treatment, prevent deaths in Southern Africa 
HSPH researchers found that replacing the current test for tuberculosis with an automated DNA test that can show a result within two hours would prevent an estimated 132,000 TB cases and 182,000 TB deaths in southern Africa over 10 years, reducing by 28% the proportion of the population with active TB. Read more
Health ministry teams gather in South Africa for regional workshop
African health ministers Health ministry teams from six African countries met in South Africa for a workshop led by HSPH and Harvard Kennedy School faculty. The workshop is a key part of the Ministerial Leadership in Health (MLIH) Program, a joint venture of the two schools supported by the Children's Investment Fund Foundation. Read more
Around the School

HSPH receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation
cancer gold standard logo HSPH is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited the School with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard recognizing its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment. 

Deans announce new challenge

HSPH Dean Julio Frenk joined deans from across the University in announcing $150,000 in new entrepreneurship challenges. Sponsored by the deans and hosted by the Harvard Innovation Lab, the Deans' Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge and the Deans' Health and Life Sciences Challenge call on undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral candidates across the University to tackle social issues head-on. Students are encouraged to build cross-disciplinary teams and apply their diverse interests, knowledge, and expertise as they create innovative solutions to challenges in the fields of culture and health.

HSPH faculty members honored

Manning Mair Jha
Brendan Manning, William Mair, Ashish Jha
Brendan Manning and William Mair were honored by The Ellison Medical Foundation. Ashish Jha was named a fellow at the West Health Policy Center.

VIDEO: NFL chief talks player safety at HSPH
NFL Roger Goodell Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke to a packed HSPH audience about player safety in both pro and youth sports.



HSPH, Dana-Farber host genomics conference    

Attendees at the sixth annual PQG (Program in Quantitative Genomics) Conference explored what genome-wide analysis reveals about complex human traits and how best to design and analyze gene-sequencing studies.


On My Own Time exhibition accepting submissions 

On my own time Staff, faculty, students, and academic appointees can submit work showcasing their personal talents -- for example photography, writing, basket-weaving -- to the On My Own Time exhibition. Submissions are due December 10. Work will be displayed in HSPH's FXB lobby and in Harvard Medical School's Gordon Hall 3rd floor Atrium.

Friday: Last day for food drive

canned food

Non-perishable food items can be left in the boxes located in the 90 Smith Street and
Kresge lobbies.

Toys will be collected in the same locations starting December 1. Read more about the Season of Giving program.

Employees can also give to their favorite charities through Harvard
Community Gifts.
Event highlight

Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine
Evaluating Models for Personal Disease Risk
Alice Whittemore
Stanford University

December 11
5:00-6:00 PM
Kresge G-1