Posts Dated Archive: December 2011

Making sense of 2011

Share A year with great science and continued challenges 2011 has challenged us all as we have borne the sustained burdens of budget cuts, job losses (people losses), less support and more work. Still, we have continued to discover, teach and apply what we know to solving real public health… Read More

Losing one of our own

Last Wednesday, December 14th, Nutrition professor Marci Campbell died after courageously and gracefully living with cancer for nearly two years. She was far too young, and she should have had so much ahead of her. As news of her death reverberated around the world, the scope of Marci’s impact became… Read More

Commencement … again

Another December meant another Commencement. The years fly by, and yet, each December, the ceremony somehow feels fresh, not just a rehash of graduations past. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology Barbara Frederickson, PhD, spoke about positivity. It was an excellent, thought-provoking address. She advised graduates to keep negativity and positivity… Read More

Holiday present for diversity

President Obama’s new guidelines As I have said before in this blog and through numerous other venues, I am committed to help our School become a more diverse and inclusive organization. In public health, we aim to solve some of the biggest problems facing the planet. We cannot do that… Read More

What a week!

Share President’s Cancer Panel I am so grateful to all the people who responded to the White House announcement about their intent to appoint me and Owen Witte, MD to the President’s Cancer Panel. We cannot discuss the PCP until appointments are finalized (assuming they are). Then, we look forward… Read More