CHW affiliate Shirley Tilghman, a molecular biologist and president emeritus at Princeton University, discusses the agency's formidable response to the Covid-19 pandemic and how the NIH can continue to foster innovation in the decades to come.
CHW affiliate Yibin Kang has received an award from Princeton’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which offers seed money for innovations with the potential to solve today’s most pressing problems. Kang and his team are developing a small-molecule inhibitor that could significantly enhance the efficacy of existing immunotherapies against a broad spectrum of human cancers.
Four Princeton faculty members and a Hodder Fellow have received 2022 Guggenheim Fellowships. CHW affiliate Katja Guenther, associate professor of history, was among those selected for this honor recognizing prior achievement and exceptional promise.
Congratulations to the 2022 recipients of the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation. Three of the Senior awardees -- Beata Corcoran, Elle Ruggiero and Frances Walker -- are pursuing certificates in Global Health and Health Policy, while Naomi Shifrin completed a summer internship funded by the Center for Health and Wellbeing.
CHW affiliate Arun Hendi is cited in this New York Times Opinion piece for his research on international convergence. His study notes, "Over the last half century, nation-states in the global system have not evolved significantly closer (or more similar) to one another along a number of dimensions."
CHW Co-Director Janet Currie and Postdoctoral Research Associate Michael Cassidy find that increases in legal representation lead to better outcomes for tenants—especially in poorer, minority, or immigrant neighborhoods.
CHW affiliate Heather Howard and Christine Zizzi MPA '22 applaud the resiliency of the Affordable Care Act for narrowing racial health disparities, protecting those with pre-existing conditions, and serving as a lifeline during the Covid-19 public health emergency.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky recently visited campus, touring the Covid-19 testing laboratory and speaking with CHW affiliate Shirley M. Tilghman, President Emeritus and Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, and students. The event was part of the Senior Class Last Lecture series.
In the nearly three decades from 1990 to 2018, the life-expectancy gap between Black and white Americans narrowed by nearly 50 percent, according to a study conducted by CHW Co-Director Janet Currie and published last fall in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research, which also notes a more recent falloff in improving mortality trends for all Americans, was featured in the March 2022 issue of Princeton Alumni Weekly.
The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute featured Professor Heather Howard in its "Take Five Interview" series. In addition to her roles as co-director of CHW's Global Health Program and director of State Health and Value Strategies at Princeton University, Howard serves on the Quality Institute’s Board of Directors.