Call for Submissions: Suzanne and Robert Fletcher Prize in 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.

DPM Faculty Receive Prestigious Mentoring Awards

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

DPM Chair Richard Platt receives prestigious mentoring award

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.

Assistant Professor Jason Block serving as Senior Advisor to the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services

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.