Category Archive: Public Health

Talking about science

The facts are just that The Nov. 25 issue of Science magazine includes an excellent editorial by Rush Holt, PhD, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and executive publisher of the Science journals. In it, Holt discusses how scientific input contributes to decision… Read More

Seeing the world through post-election lens and behaving with grace and civility

Change is inevitable It’s been less than two weeks since the election, and there’s a lot of recalibration going on. Life will change in some ways. Today, we don’t know how; we can only speculate. The times require us to use a new lens for viewing current events and thinking… Read More

Now what? Almost a week after the election…

It’s been almost a week since the election, and we’ve barely talked about anything else. That’s appropriate. There’s been a seismic shift in America, and its impact is only beginning to be felt and experienced. Many people are thrilled, and others are devastated. Public health skews to the left so… Read More

We pay our taxes

Proud daughter of a first-gen who paid his taxes We’re nearing the second anniversary of my father’s death, and my sister Liz reminded me that, on his deathbed, our father, Irving, had said to her: “Please don’t forget to pay my taxes.” Even as he lay dying, he thought about… Read More

Welcoming and working with students

It was pouring outside, but on Friday, Oct. 7, close to 200 potential applicants came to check out our graduate programs. It’s so exciting to talk with people at the beginning or next stage… Read More