Students

A vision realized

Student sees a need for AIDS education program in India and fills it.

When first-year medical student Vivek Murthy completes his medical training and begins his career as a physician, he plans to continue a philanthropic venture he started as a freshman in college. If he is successful, he may well become the Paul Newman of the health products world, channeling profits from commercial enterprises into a charitable foundation that supports health education and other initiatives in developing countries and underserved communities in the United States.

As an undergraduate at Harvard, Murthy launched VISIONS Worldwide Inc., a non-profit organization that has about 200 students working on AIDS prevention and community health projects. Its AIDS prevention program has sent American college students to India to help high school-age students organize local AIDS education and prevention efforts. Also in India, VISIONS has worked with a hospital to identify village...

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“A transforming experience”

Each summer, public health students abandon the classroom and enter the world of business, health, law or politics to blend practical experience with their textbook studies. Summer internships may take them down Interstate 95 to a health care firm in Norwalk, Conn., or to Washington, Geneva or China to work at federal or international agencies. Last summer, 74 students worked on projects at home and abroad.One...

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On Martin Luther King Day, an affirmation of ideals

In song, speeches and verse, students and faculty at the medical school honored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life...

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Auction raises $25,000 for the homeless and hungry

The sixth annual Hunger and Homeless Auction organized by students last November raised more than $25,000 for local...

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Three students recognized

At a ceremony in May, students received awards for writing and community service. Claire Stylianopoulos, a first-year...

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A world of possibilities

The sounds of a gospel choir, Chilean and Cuban poetry, Korean drums and Native American chants filled Harkness...

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