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December 23, 2010

Recognizing the Hub's Local Heroes

Sarah Gogel, dual degree MA student in Sustainable International Development, is nominated for her work with the nonprofit international exchange program she founded.

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December 23, 2010

Caring for the Disabled Sets Off Costly Spiral of Woes

Lurie Institute director Susan Parish responds to the Boston Globe's coverage of the child Supplemental Security Income program.

Heller News Release

December 20, 2010

Heller Celebrates David Gil

Longtime faculty member is retiring after more than 45 years at Heller.

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December 6, 2010

"Small Act" discussion focuses on unlikely givers

The Sillerman Center's Elenore Garton and three Heller students speak at a film screening event.

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December 3, 2010

New Jobs Report Disappoints as Challenges Mount for Long-Term Unemployed

Dean Lisa Lynch comments on the latest unemployment and job creation statistics on PBS NewsHour.

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December 1, 2010

Health forum sees sacrifices for doctors, insurers

The Boston Globe covers the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum event, "Accountable Health Care Delivery: Models and Policy Actions for Massachusetts."

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November 16, 2010

From Teaching to Tanzania

The Brandeis student newspaper spotlights a nonprofit led by Heller faculty and students.

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November 12, 2010

Segal Fellows learn to do good while doing well

Learn more about these summer internships, which are open to Heller MPP students.

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November 1, 2010

Heller Experts Featured in Latest Issue of Brandeis Magazine

See the Fall 2010 issue for the cover article on autism, featuring Susan Parish and Marji Erickson Warfield; coverage of the widening racial wealth gap, featuring Tom Shapiro; and Susan Curnan's memories of "The View from Val-Kill."

Heller News Release

October 28, 2010

Marine conservation project receives top honors at global biodiversity meeting

Heller’s Marion Howard coordinated the planning, implementation, and now serves as advisor to the project that was awarded the top prize at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Nagoya, Japan.

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October 24, 2010

Total global living

The Boston Globe profiles a Waltham household of seven Heller students from seven countries.

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October 22, 2010

Documentary cites Heller study of blacks and poverty in America

Watch the CNN video.

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October 19, 2010

Advice to the governor: Tough medicine

A statewide global budget is needed to control the rising cost of health care, write Stuart Altman and Robert Mechanic in CommonWealth magazine.

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October 19, 2010

Innovating under pressure

Heller's Center for Youth and Communities issues its report on the federal Summer Youth Employment Initiative.

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October 15, 2010

James J. Callahan, Jr, PhD '68, January 2, 1936 - October 12, 2010

The Heller community mourns the loss of beloved professor, mentor, and friend.

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October 14, 2010

Whose Money is Kosher?

The Jerusalem Post quotes the Sillerman Center's Claudia Jacobs.

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September 22, 2010

Major Slifka gift bolsters Master's in Coexistence and Conflict

The program will establish a chair, increase faculty and enrollment, and move to Heller.

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September 16, 2010

Community College Transfer Initiative helps low-income students succeed

Heller's Cathy Burack evaluates a program that encourages talented community college students to transfer to highly selective institutions.

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September 10, 2010

New and old media in post-Katrina New Orleans

Heller MBA student Nathan Rothstein talks to NPR about bloggers and the mainstream media in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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September 8, 2010

Heller researchers to investigate health treatment, problems of combat vets

The 4-year, $1.8 million study will look at Army personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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August 27, 2010

In Memoriam: Lorraine Klerman, 1929-2010

Director of Heller's Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy was a champion of family planning and improved services to mothers and children living in poverty.

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August 17, 2010

Grants to aid Waltham's seniors

Daily News Tribune spotlights Heller's Communities for Healthy Aging initiative.

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August 17, 2010

Diplomacy and Development: It is a Career

Laurence Simon talks to Foreign Affairs magazine about Heller's Programs in Sustainable International Development.

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August 6, 2010

"Disappointing" Jobs Report Shows Uphill Climb for Unemployed Americans

Dean Lisa Lynch comments on PBS NewsHour.

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July 26, 2010

Heller's Sajed Kamal Touts Renewable Energy for Bangladesh

Asia Pulse reports on his keynote address at seminar in Dhaka.

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July 21, 2010

Professor Donald Shepard Reports on HIV in Drug Abusers at International AIDS Conference

Improved treatment access requires an end to portrayal of drug abusers as already dead.

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July 19, 2010

Current Economic Crisis Finds Few Bright Spots In Mental Health Spending

Heller's Dominic Hodgkin finds states and counties are cutting funding for mental health services.

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July 18, 2010

Lessons in the Art of Giving

The Sillerman Center's Elenore Garton talks to the Financial Times about philanthropy.

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July 2, 2010

More Workers Quit Labor Force

Heller Dean Lisa Lynch considers the latest jobs report for NPR.

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June 4, 2010

U.S. Stocks Tumble as Weak Jobs Report Reflects Census Hires

Heller Dean Lisa Lynch dissects the latest jobs report for the "NewsHour."

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May 27, 2010

Improving the Lives Altered by Brain Injury

More services are needed for survivors of traumatic brain injury, Laura Lorenz, PhD '08, writes in a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed piece.

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May 26, 2010

Leading Disability Expert Named Heller Professor and Director of Lurie Institute

Susan Parish will start work at Heller this summer.

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May 17, 2010

Heller study finds racial wealth gap has quadrupled since mid-1980s

Discrimination persists in housing, credit and labor markets.

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May 12, 2010

An Uncommon Resolve

Brandeis University Magazine profiles SID students.

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May 6, 2010

Constance Horgan surveys the state of behavioral health care

Federal parity and health care reform legislation make the investigations particularly timely.

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May 5, 2010

New IASP/Demos study finds severe financial vulnerability among African-American and Latino seniors

Report reveals that African Americans and Latinos are particularly at-risk of poverty and financial instability in their later years.

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April 26, 2010

Nurturing Leaders for Health Care

Jon Chilingerian talks to the New York Times about Heller's joint MD/MBA with Tufts University School of Medicine.

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April 23, 2010

Heller Announces Winners of 2010 Teaching and Mentoring Awards

Professor Eric Olson is the winner of this year's Teaching Award; Professor Lorraine Klerman wins Mentoring Award.

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April 21, 2010

Sillerman Prize of $5K for Innovations in Philanthropy Awarded

Team of undergraduate, Heller and IBS students wins for its plan for The National Student Philanthropic Front.

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April 14, 2010

Meeting the future demands under health care reform

Stuart Altman is the guest on Conversations on Health Care radio show (mp3 audio file).

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April 13, 2010

Cross-cultural friendship

BOLLI members bond with Heller students

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April 9, 2010

Why Are Americans Being Forced to Buy Health Insurance?

Health.com taps Michael Doonan for answers about health care reform.

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April 7, 2010

How physicians try to prevent "doctor shopping"

CNN talks to John Eadie of Heller's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence.

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March 30, 2010

The Political Fallout of Reform

On WBUR's Commonhealth blog, Michael Doonan assesses the political implications of health reform.

Heller News Release

March 29, 2010

Heller School's prescription for excellence: new drug monitoring center

Federally-supported initiative will help reduce abuse of prescription drugs

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March 26, 2010

Chain's CEO vows deal will help it lower costs

Stuart Altman talks to Boston Globe about Caritas Christi hospital deal.

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March 25, 2010

Health care reform made easy, thanks to a pair of Heller School experts

Michael Doonan and Katharine Tull explain the reform basics, and size up the politics

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March 24, 2010

Considering Mass. health care reform as a national model

Heller study appears in current issue of Milbank Quarterly.

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March 23, 2010

Massachusetts residents will see little change under national health plan

Stuart Altman offers his view to WBUR.

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March 21, 2010

Peace Corps opens door for volunteer

Aiken (SC) Standard profiles Dorothea Hertzberg, MA '07.

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March 16, 2010

Heller experts participate in Mass. hearings on health care cost trends

Department of Health and Human Services sponsors hearings.

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March 13, 2010

Health reform's hidden game changers

Star Tribune editorial cites Robert Mechanic and Stuart Altman's New England Journal of Medicine article.

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March 9, 2010

Susan Curnan discusses youth employment on Detroit Public Radio

Listen to her appearance on WDET-FM's Craig Fahle Show (mp3 audio file).

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March 8, 2010

Time to pay for hazardous youth work

Many youth workers put themselves in harm's way every day, writes Andrew Hahn in the March 2010 issue of Youth Today.

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March 8, 2010

Leading health economists support creation of new federal center for Medicare and Medicaid innovation

Robert Mechanic and Stuart Altman's New England Journal of Medicine Perspectives article examines how expanded Medicare authority to test payment models can drive efficiency improvements in the medical delivery system.

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March 3, 2010

Matching life experience with new careers

Phyllis Segal, founder of Segal Program and Heller Board of Overseers member, talks to New York Times about encore careers.

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February 26, 2010

Resuscitating the presidency

Michael Doonan blogs about the White House health care summit.

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January 28, 2010

Health Care Reform and Older Americans: Achieving Better Chronic Care at Lower Costs

Stuart Altman talks health care on Brookings Institution panel.

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January 26, 2010

Freed from rubble, back on the job

After being trapped in rubble from the Haiti earthquake, Ann Varghese, MS '09, returns to work at IMA World Health.

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January 21, 2010

In the juvenile court system, art helps

The Daily News Tribune talks to the Center for Youth and Communities' Chris Kingsley about his findings.

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January 18, 2010

Hill urges Vermonters to follow the dream

Heller professor speaks at Burlington's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. remembrance.

Heller News Release

January 14, 2010

How to give wisely to the victims of the Haiti earthquake

A message from Laurence R. Simon, Professor of International Development and Director, Sustainable International Development Graduate Programs.

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January 11, 2010

The beat goes on

Boston Globe article quotes Donald Shepard on his cardiac rehab research.

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January 8, 2010

D.C. area Jewish federation revises investment rules

Sillerman Center's Andrew Hahn comments on philanthropy for Washington Post article.

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January 4, 2010

Heller School course covers policy creation, in real time

Anita Hill leads her students into a social justice discussion where the topic is constantly evolving

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