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Yearlook 2016

A Centennial Year in Review at the #1 School of Public Health

Yearlook 2016

Past is Prologue

For the past 100 years, we have been unwavering in our purpose and passion.

It is that passion and commitment that will prepare us to confront the next emerging public health challenges.

1942: We launch the first major polio research center, a catalyst for science breakthroughs that make the Salk vaccine possible.

Now: We are leading the development of a vaccine against dengue virus, which affects 400 million globally.

What will we do tomorrow?

1967: Our work in international and family health shapes programs that from 1980 to 2010 reduce global child mortality by 50%.

Now: Our research shows that less than $5 per person annually could save millions of mothers and children with basic health services.

What will we do tomorrow?

1998: Our research on the harms of secondhand smoke helps rein in Big Tobacco and contributes to dramatic declines in U.S. smoking rates.

Now: Our work in big data offers a new approach to assess the health risks of air pollution, responsible for 8 million premature deaths each year.

What will we do tomorrow?

2016 has been an inspiring conclusion to the first 100 years. Join us as we start a new chapter in leading public health into the future.

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