Seminars and Events

The Harvard-NIOSH ERC sponsors a seminar series during the academic year designed to disseminate research findings in occupational and environmental health and safety. Monday ERC Seminars are delivered by invited external practicing experts, Friday Research Seminars are delivered by HSPH doctoral and postdoctoral students, and Friday Grand Rounds are delivered by HSPH resident physicians and external expert physicians. Non-Harvard affiliates who want to attend should contact Madeleine Straubel at mstraube@hsph.harvard.edu for a visitor pass; anyone who wants to be added to the email notification list should contact Ann Backus at abackus@hsph.harvard.edu.

The seminar series is also sponsored by the Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program, the Harvard NIEHS Center for Environmental Health (P30 ES000002), the Department of Environmental Health, and funded in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Seminar Schedule 2013-2014

Web-streamed Grand Rounds 2007-Present

Research Seminar
Friday, April 25, 2014; 12:30-1:20; Kresge 502
Title I: Increased Prenatal Lead Exposure and Altered Cortisol Production in 12-24 Month Infants
Presenter I: Marcela Tamayo, MS; Doctoral Candidate, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Title II: PI3 (pre-elafin): Functional Genomics and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Presenter II: Paula Tejera-Alvarez, PhD; Research Fellow, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Grand Rounds
Friday, May 2, 2014; 12:30-1:20; Kresge 502
Title: Wood Dust Exposure and Occupational Asthma
Presenter: Sharon S. Lee, MD, MPH; Second Year Resident, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health
Discussant: David Christiani, MD, MPH, MS; Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics, HSPH; Director of Havard-NIOSH ERC, HSPH; Professor of Medicine, HMS; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital

Research Seminar
Friday, May 9, 2014; 12:30-1:20; Kresge 502
Title I: TBD
Presenter I: Shangzhi Gao; SM2 Student, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Title II: TBD
Presenter II: Shawna Macdonald; SM2 Student, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Research Seminar
Friday, May 16, 2014; 12:30-1:20; Kresge 502
Title I: TBD
Presenter I: Peter Umukoro; Doctoral Student, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Title II: TBD
Presenter II: Thuy Lam, MPH, ScD; Doctoral Student, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Research Seminar
Friday, June 13, 2014; 12:30-1:20; Kresge 502
Title I: TBD
Presenter I: Michael Shusko, MD, MPH; Chief Resident, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health
Title II: TBD
Presenter II: Sharon S. Lee, MD, MPH; Second Year Resident, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health
Title III: TBD
Presenter III: Diane Chen, MD, MPH; Second Year Resident, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health

Grand Rounds

Held Fridays; Alternates with Research Seminars

Required for all first and second year Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residents; required for Occupational Heath Nursing students except when clinical responsibilities conflict; and recommended for all occupational health masters and doctoral students.

Location: Kresge 502 (Please check posters around HSPH or contact Ann Backus at 617-432-3327 or abackus@hsph.harvard.edu)
Time: 12:30 pm ~ 1:20 pm
Lunch available or bring yours.

Research Seminars

Held Fridays; Alternates with Grand Rounds

Required and recommended as for Grand Rounds.

Location: Kresge 502 (Please check posters around HSPH or contact Ann Backus at 617-432-3327 or abackus@hsph.harvard.edu)
Time: 12:30 pm ~ 1:20 pm
Lunch available or bring yours.

ERC Seminars

Held Mondays; Alternates with seminars sponsored by ES&E

Required for all first year residents and expected of practicum year residents, nursing students, masters, and doctoral students when course and clinical schedules allow.

Location: FXB G12 (Please check posters around HSPH or contact Ann Backus at 617-432-3327 or abackus@hsph.harvard.edu)
Time: 12:30 pm ~ 1:20 pm
Lunch available or bring yours. Please bring your own drinks.


If seminar titles are not posted here, please see the notices posted outside Room 1-1402.