Educational & Networking Opportunities

Schedules for upcoming events and seminars described below can be found on the Center Calendar.

NIEHS Center Research Core Seminars, Poster Days & Chalk Talks

Each of our Research Cores – Metals, Particles and Organic Chemicals – holds their own seminars with presentations by Center Members and invited speakers. We have also begun a series of Chalk Talks - informal lectures on the the basics needed to understand the research and literature on different environmental contaminants. Chalk talks are videotaped and available online. The Research Cores also sponsor Poster Days, where Core members get together to display and discuss the posters they presented at various off campus meetings throughout the year.

Contact: Marc Weisskopf (Metals); Russ Hauser (Organic Chemicals); John Godleski (Particles)

Environmental Health Colloquium Series

Monthly luncheon seminar featuring thought leaders from all around the world.  2013-2014 schedule not yet available.  See 2012-2013 Schedule: Leaders in Environmental Health

Usually meets one Thursday/month, 12:30pm, HSPH1, Rm1302
Contact: Alissa Wilcox

Environmental Statistics Seminars

Focus is on statistical issues related to assessing environmental effects on human health and analyzing environmental data in general. Specific areas of interest include air pollution epidemiology, exposure assessment, teratology, fertility and reproduction, respiratory studies, and community-based research as well as general topics such as errors-in-variables models, missing data methods, hierarchical modeling, smoothing, and methods for correlated data such as longitudinal and spatial data analysis.

Fridays, 12:30-2:00pm HSPH2, Room 426
Contact: Brent Coull

New England Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Researchers’ Consortium

An interdisciplinary group of researchers in the New England area devoted to studying endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and related health outcomes. Offers educational seminars and regional networking opportunities.

Contact: Russ Hauser

MIPS Seminars

Co-sponsored by the Harvard NIEHS Center and the Molecular & Integrative Physiological Sciences Program of the Environmental Health Department, seminars focus on biological mechanisms underlying health effects of environmental exposures using the full palette of modern techniques, including molecular and cellular biology, animal models, and human studies. Presentations are usually on work being done at the Center and in the Department, with an occasional “Special Seminar” featuring an outside speaker.

Tuesdays,  9:30-10:30 am, HSPH Bldg I, Room 1302
Contact: Patrice Ayers

Education and Research Center (ERC) Seminars

These seminars are 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 by HSPH resident physicians and external expert physicians.

This series is co-sponsored by the Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program, the HSPH Department of Environmental Health, the Harvard-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health (P30 ES000002), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Contact: Ann Backus

Center Retreat

Annual Center Retreat is held offsite at the start of the academic year. Event features poster and oral presentations about the Center resources, as well as cutting edge research and pilot projects.  There is plenty of opportunity to meet other members, share ideas, promote new collaborations, and contemplate future directions for our Environmental Health Center.

Contact: Julie Goodman, Center Coordinator

Specific Aims Reviews

Luncheon consultation for investigators with upcoming grant submissions.  A panel of faculty members offer their critique of  and suggestions for improving Specific Aims sections for junior faculty and post docs in a friendly, constructive, open session. Open to all members, collaborators and their trainees.

Contact: Frank Speizer

Harvard WorldMap Training for Environmental Health Scientists

Training specifically geared to Environmental Health researchers on Harvard WorldMap, a versatile tool for exploring, visualizing, editing, sharing and publishing geospatial information.

Contact: Ann Backus or contact WorldMap directly worldmap@harvard.edu.