Columbia Public Health 2012

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In This Issue

Dean's Welcome 

Research Capsules 

Rethinking Public Health Education (cover story)
The School introduced a revolutionary MPH curriculum this fall. Here's how and why.


Gazing into the Crystal Ball on U.S. Health Care
Politics aside, five big trends are already changing the U.S. system.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Faculty News
Meet the School's new Chair of Sociomedical Sciences, Lisa Metsch, PhD. PLUS: Take a look at recent books by faculty on the topics ranging from injuries to incarceration

Student News
Catch up with the Class of 2012, whose adventures since graduation range from working to prevent deaths from heat waves in India to playing for the Israeli lacrosse team. PLUS: Student award winners.

Alumni News
Thomas Campbell Jackson, MPH '98, brings his own brand of verve to the Alumni Association Board. OSHA chief David Michaels, PhD '87, wins the Allan Rosenfield Alumni Award.

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