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October 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE

Letter from the Dean

Mind the Gaps

As the gap in health between the United States and peer nations grows, Mailman School scholars redouble their eorts.

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FEATURES

Getting Warmer

Climate change isn't just inconvenient; it kills people. Public health scientists tackle the consequences of greenhouse gases.

BY ALISON FROMME & SHARON TREGASKIS

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Urban Vigor

Cities grow. Megacities emerge. Fresh data on urbanization—worldwide and close to home.

BY ALLA KATSNELSON

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The World That Makes Us Fat

It's harder to lose weight than to have never gained it in the first place. Scholars delve into the particulars of prevention.

BY MELINDA WENNER MOYER

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Family Focus

For the nation's 32.4 million low-income children, the National Center for Children in Poverty makes an evidencebased case.

BY KRISTINA STRAIN

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Evolutionary Leap

In its first year of practice, a transformed curriculum prepares scholars for the emerging challenges of the 21st century.

BY PAUL ZAKRZEWSKI

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Lights, Action, Stopwatch

This summer, students hit the road to put theory to the test. For their eightweek practicum, one team took on an emergency department.

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DEPARTMENTS

Innovations - Supercomputing | Board expansion | New program: GRAPH | Ronald Bayer, PhD

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Data Points - Safe routes to school | HIV & breast-feeding | Opioid overdose | BPA & asthma

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Faculty, Student & Alumni News - Cultural Medium | Book Shelf | Class of '13 Career News | Award Winners | Alumni News | Student Voices

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DEAN - Linda P. Fried | EDITOR IN CHIEF - Sharon Tregaskis | DESIGN DIRECTOR - Jon Kalish | ASSOCIATE EDITOR - Maria Andriella O'Brien | EDITORIAL ADVISOR - Bethany Jankunis | STAFF WRITERS - Tim Paul and Anne Foulke Toner | COPY EDITOR - Dana Cook Grossman