Public Health Magazine   WINTER 2002-2003
     
Cover of the Winter 2002-2003 Issue
In an age of high-tech solutions to diseases, it is almost poetic that one of the best ways to prevent the spread of HIV may be to strengthen social and family ties.

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Children like this Rwandan boy benefit from partnerships between RSPH and agencies like CARE, which provide public health students with on-the-job training at sites around the world. Contributions to scholarship funds help students gain valuable work experience and an international perspective. To learn more, see the 2001-2002 Donor Report.

  Dean's Message

In Brief

Powerful Medicine
In the face of the maddening complexity of HIV-AIDS, RSPH researchers have found that simple things like relationships and community-maybe even love-are powerful tools in fighting one of the most devastating public health problems of our time.

CFAR: Emory's leading weapon in war on AIDS
Teaming with governmental agencies, the private sector, and the many resources of the RSPH community, Emory's CFAR has helped place the school on the cutting-edge of AIDS research.

Ramping Up the Fight
AIDS activists loudly urged world leaders to ramp up the fight against this global scourge at the International AIDS Conference in Barcelona this past July.

Going Places
Chair of Epidemiology Jack Mandel, PhD, has spent much of the past 30 years studying the causes, treatment, and detection of cancer. With his extensive experience in cancer epidemiology, he plans to put his department on the fast track.

Fighting Global Violence
Classmates Andres Villaveces, MD, 96MPH, and Kidist Bartolomeos, 96MPH, have teamed up with others at the World Health Organization's new Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention to produce the World Report on Violence and Health.

Commencement
A total of 299 students received degrees on May 13, including 264 MPH degrees, 19 MSPH degrees, three MS degrees, 11 dual degrees, and four PhDs. Dr.

Alumni Weekend

Class Notes

2001-2002 Donor Report
The tragic events of September 11, 2001, the subsequent anthrax crisis, and the threat of bioterrorism have dramatically enhanced the publicís understanding of public health and increased our visibility as a leading provider of public health education and research.


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