Here’s what some of our Fellows have been up to recently:
- Amy Hillier has been named the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award for Standing Faculty in the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2).
- Charles Branas has written an opinion piece for Penn IUR about transforming vacant lots: “Creating vibrant, livable spaces, particularly in areas suffering from urban decline, requires that city planners, public health experts and engineers work together to create large-scale and sustainable place-based programs.”
- Dennis Culhane organized an International Homelessness Research Conference hosted by Penn. A writeup of the event can be found on Newsworks.org.
- Also on Newsworks, Rosemary Frasso comments on declining teen birth rates.
This May, the MPH program recognized 25 outstanding new graduates. Congratulations to our class of 2013! We look forward to hearing about your future contributions to the field of public health. View the full set of images on flickr here.
Medical literature (and uncritical reporting about it) is replete with other examples that perpetuate the notion of biological race as a key factor in disparate disease outcomes.
MPH alum Merlin Chowkwanyun writes about Heritage Foundation staffer Jason Richwine’s Harvard doctoral dissertation and the larger issues raised by the controversy in his pieces for The Atlantic: Race is not Biology: How unthinking racial essentialism finds its way into scientific research.