Several million people in several hundred U.S. cities marched on January 21, 2017 in what has been called the largest single-day protest in the nation’s history. But the Women’s March wasn’t confined to the U.S. — demonstrators in 81 other countries across all seven continents participated.
The HPV vaccine represented a breakthrough in the fight against cervical and other cancers, but immunization rates remain disappointingly low. FSPH researchers are teaming up with a major provider of care for low-income patients to test strategies to increase uptake.
Dr. Ray Goodman (MPH ’72), a renowned public health physician dedicated to advancing population health and a Fielding School champion through his philanthropy and leadership, passed away at the age of 97 on February 19. The FSPH community gathered in April to remember Goodman and honor his achievements in public health as part of the 44th Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture, an event he and his wife Betty J. Goodman established.
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 2002 to honor alumni with outstanding career accomplishments in public health, as well as those who have volunteered time and talent in their communities in support of public health activities.
served on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee that released the 2018 report, “A Smarter National Surveillance System for Occupational Safety and Health in the 21st Century.”
has received the 2018 Ellen L. Stovall Award and Lecture for Advancement of Cancer Survivorship Care from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the 2018 Giants of Cancer Care award in the supportive, palliative geriatric care category.
has been appointed chair emeritus of the advisory committee for Healthy People 2030, an initiative of the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; adviser to UCLA Health’s Sound Body Sound Mind organization; adviser to the Harmony Project; and editor of the Annual Review of Public Health. He has also been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on a National Strategy for Cancer Control in the United States and invited as inaugural speaker to the National Academies Environmental Health Matters Initiative.
has been appointed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as a member of the Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies. He has also been appointed by the National Academies as a member of the Committee on Evidence-Based Practices for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response.
recently led a team that prepared a 2017 report for the Roundtable on Health Literacy within the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The title of the report is “Integrating Oral Health, Primary Care and Health Literacy: Considerations for Health Professional Practice, Education and Policy.”