- Published on Monday, 20 May 2013 20:25
As former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and current president of Merck's vaccine division, Dr. Julie Gerberding inhabits a world of long-winded conference calls and consensus-building meetings.
"Ladies and gentlemen," she has been known to interject, "people are dying. Let's step up. Let's get the decision made. Let's move on."
But in offering advice to the 2013 class of the BU School of Public Health, Gerberding urged the 250 assembled graduates to temper their passion for change with patience, saying: "Without patience, passion can be reckless, even dangerous . . . It is important to balance the accelerator pedal with the brake of patience, because that is what ultimately helps us to be effective."
Read more: BUSPH Commencement Speaker Urges Graduates to Become 'Dauntless Do-ers'
- Published on Friday, 10 May 2013 18:49
A $100,000 gift from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has launched a new endowed scholarship fund at Boston University School of Public Health.
Read more: Community Scholars Program Receives Boost from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
TODAY: Jeffrey Stark, the 2013 Gijs van Seventer Lecturer in Environmental Health, on Climate Change and its Potential Effect on Global Conflict and Instability
- Published on Monday, 08 April 2013 22:06
Could climate change interact with pervasive cultural, political, and socioeconomic issues to fan small sparks of existing conflict into bigger problems?
Read more: TODAY: Jeffrey Stark, the 2013 Gijs van Seventer Lecturer in Environmental Health, on Climate...
- Published on Thursday, 18 April 2013 16:42
As director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Julie Gerberding oversaw an agency that parsed a seemingly endless supply of data into critically useful information for advancing public health.
Read more: A Conversation with Dr. Julie Gerberding, the 2013 BUSPH Commencement Speaker
- Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013 15:19
Three BUSPH students, working with their environmental health and law instructors, have published a paper arguing that federal oversight is needed to protect the public from potential health risks from chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
Read more: BUSPH Environmental Health Students Argue for More Oversight of Hydraulic 'Fracking'
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