Columbia Public Health 2012

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In This Issue
 

Letter from the Dean: taking a "life-Course approach" to health

"Our mission is lofty but simple: to improve the well-being of people everythwere."
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Features
 

Rethinking Public Health Education 

The School introduced a revolutionary MPH curriculum this fall. Here's how and why.

BY JON MARCUS
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Gazing into the Crystal Ball on U.S. Health Care

Politics aside, five big trends are already changing the U.S. system.

BY NAOMI FREUNDLICH
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A Legacy of Giving

A historic gift to the School's Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health honors a public health pioneer.

BY FRANCINE RUSSO
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Proof Positive

A close-up view of how ICAP, the School's renowned global health organization, works to battle HIV and improve health in Kenya and Tanzania.

BY CLAUDIA WALLIS
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Welcome to Age Boom Academy

What 21 reporters learned at a joint Public Health– Journalism School program about aging, longevity, and uncommon truths about the elderly.

BY BECKY RYNOR
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Air Pollution's Hidden Toll

Even before a baby takes his or her first breath, exposure to PAHs in urban air raises the risk of asthma, behavioral problems, and obesity.

BY TIM PAUL
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Departments
 

RESEARCH CAPSULES 

A roundup of recent discoveries by Mailman School scientists.
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Faculty, Student, & Alumni News

Lisa Metsch • Class of 2012 •  Thomas Campbell Jackson • David Michaels
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Near and Far

What does public health look like? Check out our "crowdsourced" photo album with shots taken by students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
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