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Dean MacKenzie

Statements & Announcements

Reflecting on the past two years

Having now weathered two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are reflecting on the unprecedented and destabilizing events of two years ago, where we are now, and where we are headed.

We Demand the Protection of Health Care Workers in Ukraine and Beyond

Russia must cease these attacks on Ukraine’s health care facilities, as must perpetrators of attacks on health care in ongoing conflicts throughout the world. We demand the protection and respect of public health and health care workers even during times of war.

Keshia M. Pollack Porter, PhD ’06, MPH, to lead HPM Department

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Keshia M. Pollack Porter, PhD ’06, MPH, as the next chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, effective February 15, 2022. Keshia has an outstanding record of academic accomplishments, demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities, and a bold vision for the Department’s future.

Bloomberg School to Award Dean’s Medal to Barney Graham, MD, PhD

Barney Graham, MD, PhD, will be honored with the Dean’s Medal at the Vaccine Day Symposium on November 16. The Dean’s Medal is the School’s highest honor, reserved for outstanding public health researchers and practitioners who demonstrate exceptional leadership in their fields in safeguarding and improving the public’s health.

Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Please join me in honoring the Indigenous communities that have inhabited these tribal lands for more that 15,000 years as we recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day. In doing so, we work in solidarity to combat ongoing invisibility, bias, and racism that negatively impact the well-being of Indigenous peoples.