Harvard symposium to tackle increasing diabetes among refugees

Humanitarian workers from around the globe will visit Harvard to discuss how best to treat the increasing number of diabetics among refugee populations. Symposium organizers talk about the problem and what they hope the symposium will accomplish.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 1, 2019 ~10 min

 diabetes  global-health  conflict  migration  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  war  displaced-person  lindsay-jaacks  natural-disaster  refugee  sylvia-kehlenbrink

Harvard geneticist: No population’s DNA is ‘pure’

Geneticist David Reich discusses DNA findings that show how migration shaped Europe and southern Asia, and that “No population is, or ever could be, pure.”

Brett Milano • harvard
Feb. 28, 2019 ~5 min

 science-technology  dna  genetics  harvard-medical-school  brett-milano  migration  hms  ancient-humans  david-reich

Chair of Harvard’s Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights shares vision for program

Mayra Rivera draws on her cross-disciplinary background in her role as Harvard's faculty chair of the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights.

John Laidler • harvard
Sept. 27, 2018 ~8 min

 gender  fas  arts-humanities  harvard-divinity-school  immigration  religion  and-sexuality  asian-american  committee-on-ethnicity  emr  mayra-rivera  migration  native-american  rights  studies-of-women

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