Last Saturday afternoon, Northeastern University's Egan Research Center was the place to be for anyone interested in addressing our country's health inequalities. Health luminaries -- including ABC News' Dr. Timothy Johnson, Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, Mass. Secretary of Health & Human Services JudyAnn Bigby, and Mayor Menino's Chief of Staff Judith Kurland -- gathered … [Read more...] about Health Luminaries Gather to Address Health Disparities
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On Sunday, HBO will premiere the first installment of a documentary series on Alzheimer's Disease: While there is no cure for the disease, THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT shows there is now genuine reason to be optimistic about the future. Created by the award-winning team behind HBO's acclaimed "Addiction" project, this multi-platform series takes a close look at groundbreaking discoveries made by the … [Read more...] about Forget “Entourage” and “Sex and the City” — HBO Delivers “The Alzheimer’s Project”
"The only way out of today's misery is for people to become worthy of each other's trust." -- Dr. Albert Schweitzer … [Read more...] about Quote of the Day
Obviously (and completely objectively), the most exciting thing happening on Saturday, May 9 is ASF's symposium and concert with former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, Mass. Secretary of Health and Human Services JudyAnn Bigby, Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Judith Kurland, and the Longwood Symphony Orchestra (details on the symposium and concert here -- it's not too late to RSVP … [Read more...] about May 9: Symposiums, Concerts, and a Very Creative Food Drive!
In the May 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), two Schweitzer Fellows for Life -- Saul J. Weiner, MD and Stefan Kertesz, MD, MSc -- join forces, delivering a compelling editorial on the Housing First approach to ending chronic homelessness. As their editorial explains, Housing First offers permanent housing to homeless individuals or families, with few requirements … [Read more...] about Two Schweitzer Fellows for Life Tackle Chronic Homelessness in JAMA Editorial