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Carbonari named chair, Fulton named vice chair of Harvard’s JCHS Policy Advisory Board

Bruce A. Carbonari, chairman and CEO of Fortune Brands Inc., has been named chair of the Policy Advisory Board at the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard.

“Bruce Carbonari is a true leader. His commitment to housing and the research of the Joint Center will help illuminate the critical issues facing the housing market today and tomorrow,” said Nicolas P. Retsinas, director of the Joint Center.

The Joint Center also appointed Daniel S. Fulton the board’s new vice chair. Fulton is currently president and CEO and a member of the board of directors of Weyerhaeuser Co.

Established in 1959, Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies is the nation’s leading center for information and research on housing in the United States. The JCHS is a collaborative unit affiliated with the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Kennedy School. The Policy Advisory Board, which was created in 1971, has a long-standing history of supporting housing research at Harvard.

HSPH presents Q Prize to maestro

The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) recently announced that the second annual Q Prize, named in honor of music impresario Quincy Jones, will be awarded to Gustavo Dudamel and to his mentor, José Antonio Abreu. Dudamel is an internationally celebrated conductor, and Abreu is the founder of El Sistema, a pathbreaking Venezuelan program that uses intensive instruction in classical music to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of at-risk youth. Dudamel emerged from El Sistema, and first gained widespread acclaim as the conductor of El Sistema’s celebrated Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra.

The Q Prize was created to recognize and promote extraordinary leadership on behalf of children and is supported by a gift from Time Warner and individual donations.

Since 1994, Quincy Jones has collaborated with the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Health Communication, directed by Jay Winsten associate dean for public and community affairs in HSPH, on national media campaigns to prevent youth violence and recruit volunteer mentors for at-risk youth.