A quarter-century journey to improve health - celebrating the silver anniversary of the Department of Population Medicine
The HMS Department of Population Medicine announces a call for submissions for a $1000 prize for the best paper on a topic in Population Medicine written by an HMS or HSDM student. Papers will be judged by an expert panel of DPM faculty, who will be blinded to the authors. The student who submits the most outstanding scholarly paper will be awarded the $1000 prize.
Harvard Medical School has awarded the Department a "Culture of Excellence in Mentoring" award for its program of faculty mentoring and performance review.
Our 25th Anniversary event will be held on November 7 and 8, 2017. Please visit our Anniversary website for more information.
DPM Professor and Vice-Chair Emily Oken, MD, MPH and Assistant Professor Jason Block, MD, MPH are the recipients of the Excellence in Mentoring Awards from Harvard Medical School in recognition of their distinguished records of mentoring. The Excellence in Mentoring Awards were established to recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on professional development and career advancement in basic/clinical medicine, research, teaching, and administrati
The Obesity Prevention Program (OPP) is now the Division of Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse (CoRAL). The new name better reflects the breadth of their work and mission to lessen the burden of chronic disease by conducting epidemiologic, intervention and delivery systems research within diverse populations of children and adults. Visit the CoRAL homepage to learn more.
We are pleased to announce Marie-France Hivert, MD, MMSc, Gordon Moore, MD, MPH, Darren Toh, ScD, and Anita Wagner, PharmD, MPH, DrPH as the recipients of the first annual Career Development awards from the Robert H. Ebert Fund for Innovation in Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School.
For more than twenty years, the Drug Policy Research Group (DPRG) has generated many important studies that have advanced our understanding of how pharmaceutical policies affect patient health in the U.S.
Richard Platt, MD, MSc, is the recipient of the 2016 SHEA Mentor Scholar Award in recognition of his distinguished record in mentoring fellows and junior faculty, many of whom have gone on to be leaders in infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology. The SHEA Mentor Scholar Award is intended to honor an individual recognized for his/her dedication and excellence in mentoring trainees in infection prevention and control.
Jason Block, MD, MPH, Associate Director of the Obesity Prevention Program in DPM is leading a strategic planning effort at DHHS to develop federal policy in nutrition and physical activity. Jason’s research focuses on nutrition policy, along with more recent work on PCORnet. As part of his work on nutrition policy, he recently took on an actual policy role.