Monthly Archives: October 2008

Mailman Center for Infection and Immunity Receives Grant to Research New Pathogens

From the ASPH weekly newsletter: The Center for Infection and Immunity, directed by Dr. W. Ian Lipkin, John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, and professor of Neurology and Pathology at Columbia University, is one … Continue reading

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New York City Marathon

Good luck to all the runners this weekend! If you’re a runner let us know in the comments section! If you’d like to track a classmate running the Marathon – Click here All you need is their last name… …see … Continue reading

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McCain’s Health Care Fact Check

The McCain- Palin Campaign just sent out these little ‘fact-pills.’  (You can click on the pill to take you to the Campaign Website).  It seems in the last week of campaigning, health care is starting to rival the economy as … Continue reading

Posted in Health Economics, Health Policy and Management

New York Times Editorial: The Candidates’ Health Plans

October 28, 2008 Editorial The Candidates’ Health Plans The nation’s health care system is desperately in need of reform — as far too many Americans know from grim, personal experience. In this election, Barack Obama and John McCain are offering … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Trio

Quality Management Professor Kate Garrett in an email yesterday shared the following: Today’s New York Times has an op-ed on the use of data to improve health care – making an unfavorable comparison to baseball. We’ve discussed the key points … Continue reading

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Michael Sparer remembers Allan Rosenfield

Dean Rosenfield was a remarkable man: a brilliant and caring physician, his pioneering work on a host of women’s reproductive health issues made him one of the leading public health figures of our time.  At the same time, during his … Continue reading

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NYT’s Kristof: Remembering Allan Rosenfield

You probably don’t know the name Allan Rosenfield, but he was one of the giants in the world of public health, and his legacy can be found throughout the developing world. Allan was long-time dean of the Mailman School of … Continue reading

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Remembering Dean Emeritus Allan Rosenfield, MD

From At the Frontline… Allan Rosenfield, MD, built a legacy of inspired leadership in the field of public health. He brought his considerable intellect, passion, courage, and persistence to addressing the public health concerns that plague all vulnerable populations around … Continue reading

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Sherry Glied: Health Care in the 2008 Election

For a health policy analyst, this year’s election offers a striking illustration of how deeply divided policymakers are in how they view the problems of the health system and the solutions to these problems.  Senators McCain and Obama sometimes seem … Continue reading

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Our Blog Can Now Poll!

So, wordpress has added a polling feature.  To give it a test run, I went with a poll about current events.  I thought about going with, ‘what is your favorite lunch?’ – but we all know Grilled Cheese Sunday would … Continue reading

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