Message from the Dean Spring/Summer 2013

Dear Friends,

On to the next 100 years.

I’m thrilled to say that the Centennial celebration surpassed our expectations. We were touched by the alumni who returned to celebrate with us, honored by the speakers who agreed to make presentations, and gratified by the donors who contributed to the next generation of public health students. If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend, you see a bit of what you missed in this issue and find out which of our stellar alumni were feted with Leaders in Global Health Awards. It was a very special and very entertaining event that will be long remembered here at SPHTM.

Even as we honor our longtime alumni, our students and very recent alumni are carrying that torch into the future, demonstrating their leadership in global health in a variety of ways. This issue we take a look at three students who have taken different paths but all are finding concrete ways to contribute to making communities better places to live. I think you’ll see that SPHTM students continue to be active participants in their global health education.

Of course, we always look forward to hearing what you are doing. Find out how to make an update on the inside back cover of this (and every) issue.

Best regards,


Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD


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