CoRAL News Archive: 2015

CoRAL News Archive: 2015


Dr. Emily Oken participated in a video series by the Harvard School of Public Health's Center for Health and Global Engagement. The video series explores the impact of fish, mercury, and other chemical exposures on pregnant women and their babies.


During the 2014-15 year, the Deans’ Food System Challenge invited creative and entrepreneurial students to develop innovative ideas to make the food system healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable, both in the United States and around the world.  Research fellow Avik Chatterjee, MD, Emily Chen, and Bernadette Lim presented their idea: FeastWorthy. Presented by:  Harvard innovation lab (Hi)

2015 Spirit Award Recipient: Project Viva
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has named Project Viva the “Community Spirit Award – Team of the Year” for their dedication to volunteerism and community service. The Project Viva team has been recognized for their communal participation in service projects at the Epiphany SchoolHolland Elementary School, and Community Servings, as well as for their donations to Cradles to Crayons and the Boston Public Library. Project Viva has used volunteerism as a venue through which to further their commitment to community and each other.

Project Viva is a ground breaking longitudinal research study of women and children conducted by the Obesity Prevention Program within the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. The goal of Project Viva is to find ways to improve the health of mothers and their children by looking at the effects of mother's diet as well as other factors during pregnancy and after birth.