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List of Centennial Activities

Winslow Medals Awarded

The School recognized three leading innovators whose work exemplifies C.­E.A. Winslow's ideals, especially his concern for the social factors affecting health and outstanding achievements in public health leadership, scholarship or contributions to society:

  • Anthony Fauci, MD, Director National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (October 23)
  • Sir Michael Marmot, MBBS, MPH, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London (Commencement Weekend)
  • Judith Rodin , PhD President, The Rockefeller Foundation, November 2


Urban Nature as a Health Resource – Feb. 5­-6, joint conference with the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The keynote speaker will be William Bird, M.D., CEO Intelligent Health.

Unite For Sight Global Health Innovation Conference — March 28, Shubert Theater, Founder of Unite For Sight, Jennifer Staple­Clark, will be presented with the Yale School of Public Health Centennial Leadership Innovation Award. Conference schedule and registration

Yale Healthcare Conference­ — April 10, Evans Hall, Yale School of Management. Harlan Krumholz, MD, will be one of the keynote speakers and receive the John D. Thompson Award. Dean Paul Cleary will lead a breakout session on "Innovation Through Collaboration: The Next 100 Years in Public Health," with Elizabeth Bradley, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz.

Milbank Lecture Series

The School hosted seven lectures during its 2015 Centennial year in recognition of both the School and the Milbank Memorial Fund's long tradition of forward looking public health initiatives.


  • Mitchell H. Gail, MD, PhD, Senior Investigator, Biostatistics Branch, NIH, NCI
    "Risk Models, Risk-Benefit and Personalized Medicine"
    February 3, Winslow Auditorium

  • Harold Jaffe, MD, MA, Associate Director of Science, CDC
    “Learning from the Early HIV/AIDS Epidemic”
    April 9, Winslow Auditorium - Read about the talk

  • Pia Britto, PhD, UNICEF, "Early Child Health and Development in the Context of the Sustainable Goals Era"
    April 22, Winslow Auditorium

  • Lynn Goldman, MD, MS, MPH, Dean of Public Health, George Washington University
    "What Can We Do to Address the Health Impacts of Global Climate Change"
    September 9, Winslow Auditorium - Read about the talk

  • Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, U.S. Surgeon General
    "Public Health Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century: Putting Research and Policy into Practice"
    September 16, Winslow Auditorium - Read about the talk - Watch the Video

  • Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, Dean, The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University; & Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology
    "Population Health and the Social Determinants of Health: Evidence and Future Directions"
    October 15, Winslow Auditorium - Read about the talk

  • George Howard, DrPH, Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
    "Seeking the Causes of Racial (and Geographic) Disparities in Stroke Mortality"
    Winslow Auditorium - Read about the talk


The Centennial Exhibit at the Cushing Library ­- In addition to photos and brochures from the School's past and current work, there were a number of books on display, including Ira Hiscock's scrapbook of newspaper clippings, Virgina Margaret Alexander's 1941 MPH thesis, "The Health Status of Negro Workers in the National Youth Administration in the District of Columbia," and the New Haven Health Survey of 1917 by C.­E.A. Winslow and others, and much more.

Witnesses to Hunger photo exhibit, 60 College Street Foyer Witnesses to Hunger is a photo voice project developed by the Drexel University School of Public Health to empower people who are experiencing food insecurity to tell their stories, and to demand change in the food system. In New Haven, three photographers courageously told their personal stories. The resulting photographs and text formed the exhibit that has been featured at conferences and community events to encourage dialogue on addressing the root causes of hunger in our community. New Haven Exhibit Organizers: New Haven Food Policy Council, YSPH’s CARE, End Hunger Connecticut and the Drexel University Center for Hunger­Free Communities Keep watching for updates throughout the year on the Centennial page and I look forward to seeing you at our continued celebrations; stay tuned for details on a Centennial summer picnic!

Yale Public Health Exhibit on Display at State Capitol A collection of photographs depicting the work and impact of the Yale School of Public Health is on display at the state Capitol in Hartford as part of the school’s ongoing centennial celebration. Photographers Bradley Clift, Harold Shapiro, Jordan Emont, M.P.H. ’15, and others captured the 40 images (and many others) over a 12­day period last September. The pictures offer insights into public health at Yale; how the field of public health is evolving; how faculty, students and alumni rise to meet new challenges through innovation and collaboration; and how this work touches the lives of people around the world. The photographs depict students doing research in Brazil on leptospirosis, preparing to travel to Liberia to implement an Ebola tracking system, working in the student-­run Haven Free Clinic, and analyzing data behavioral data of caregivers. Faculty work in genomics, cancer survivorship, biostatistics, community health interventions and many other specialties are also shown in the photos on display. The photography exhibit will be on display throughout July in the concourse that connects the Legislative Office Building and the Capitol. z

Much of this exhibit was also displayed at City Hall, New Haven during September 2015.

Invasion of the Bloodsuckers Curated by Leonard Munstermann, Sr. Research Scientist, EMD Lobby, LEPH

Community & Outreach Events

Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride — April 25. Join the YSPH team in supporting environmental and community causes, including CitySeed, Common Ground High School, Columbus House and others. The bike routes are 8, 12, 20, 40 or 62 miles and explore New Haven area parks, greenspaces and neighborhoods. Families are welcome to ride with the YSPH team. To join the team, donate or learn more, contact Cara Donovan or visit the team page.

Long Wharf Theater Collaboration: May 16, "The Second Mrs. Wilson," the story of how first lady Edith Wilson ran the executive branch after President Wilson's stroke in his second term of office. Prior to a dinner and the premiere performance a panel discussion organized by Jeannette Ickovics and Judith Lichtman on stroke from the historical, cultural, clinical and patient perspectives was held. Speakers included: Drs. Beverly Gage (History), Laura Wexler (American Studies/Women’s Studies), David Greer (Vice Chair Neurology) and Alyse Sicklick (Medical Director, inpatient rehab, Gaylord Hospital, and Yale Orthopaedics and Rehab) as well as Metropolitan Opera bass Eric Jordan (a stroke survivor).

Schoolwide Community Days of Service – May 8 and 9, YSPH faculty, staff, students and alumni will team up with the Yale Alumni Association's “Yale Day of Service.” 100 volunteers from public health worked on a variety of local and international projects to make a hands on difference in the communities they live in.

Closer to Free Bike Ride to benefit Smilow Cancer Hospital — September 12

Founder's Day — October 7

  • President Salovey "Pop­-In Event" at YSPH
  • Joint Dean's Lecture and Program on Aging Seminar Jay Magaziner, PhD, MS Hyg Chair, Department of Epidemiology at the University of Maryland (Baltimore) School of Public Health

Alumni and Alumni-Sponsored Events

AYA Health Careers Panel — April 11, Twenty alumni panelists from across the University speak on careers in health, hosted by Dean Paul Cleary.

Alumni Weekend : October 23­-24

AYA Assembly on Public Health — November 19