Monday, August 24

8:00am-9:30am Check-In
Cohorts A, C, E, G & I

Registration begins at the Check-In Station located in the Kresge Cafeteria.  There you will be given registration materials and be directed to specific stations, depending on your registration status.

10:00am – 11:30am Check-In
Cohorts B, D, F, H & J

Registration begins at the Check-In Station located in the Kresge Cafeteria.  There you will be given registration materials and be directed to specific stations, depending on your registration status.

9:00am-1:00pm Campus Tours
Depart from the Information Table in the Kresge Atrium at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm

Students will lead tours of the campus starting by the entrance to the Kresge building.

9:30am-11:30 am Countway Library Tours
Depart from the Information Table in the Kresge Atrium on the half hour

Join Countway staff on a tour of the library. Find out where to find books, journals, and the best places to study; get tips on scanning, printing, and more.

10:00-10:30am Hot Topic: Guns in Public Health, David Hemenway
Kresge G1

“Guns and Public Health” David Hemenway, Director, Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Professor of Health Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management

10:30am-11:00am Hot Topic: Science Behind Nutrition Policy, Eric Rimm
Kresge G1

“Science Behind Nutrition Policy” presented by Eric Rimm, ScD, is a Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and the Director of the Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and also a Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. His research group has specific interests both in the study of modifiable lifestyle choices (e.g. diet and physical activity) in relation to cardiovascular disease as well as the translation of these findings into public health interventions that are effective for schoolchildren, adults and the food insecure. He has previously served on the scientific advisory committee for the 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. He has published more than 450 peer reviewed publications during his 20 years on the faculty at Harvard. Dr. Rimm is an associate editor for the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the American Journal of Epidemiology. He also was awarded the 2012 American Society for Nutrition General Mills Institute of Health and Nutrition Innovation Award.

11:00-11:30am Hot Topic: The Vital Village, Renee Boynton Jarett
Kresge G1

“Vital Village Community Engagement Network” Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD is a practicing primary care pediatrician at the Boston Medical Center (BMC), a social epidemiologist, and the Founding Director of the Vital Village Community Engagement Network. Through the Vital Village Network, she fosters the development of community-based strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote child well-being. Her work is changing the lives of children in Boston neighborhoods and beyond.

11:30am-1:30pm Lunch
Pick up in the FXB Atrium

Optional, you may also head off campus to enjoy local restaurants and shops.

12:00-1:00 pm Biking Information Session (optional)
FXB G11

Learn about biking in Boston from the Harvard Longwood Bicyclists

1:00-1:45 pm Urban Nature Walk (optional)
Meet in the Kresge Atrium

Cristin Martineau, walk leader, will be holding a green sign. Join members of EcoOpportunity, Harvard Chan’s green team, for an hour-long city safari walk to Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park. The park offers a green respite in the midst of the Longwood medical area with great views of the city. For more information about EcoOp and our sustainability initiatives at the Harvard Chan School, please visit: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ecoopportunity

1:00-1:45 pm History of the School: All You Need to Know About the Harvard Chan School and Harvard (optional)
FXB G12

2:00pm-4:00pm Welcome Address
Kresge Cafeteria

Acting Dean David Hunter welcomes you to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. You will also hear from Student Government President, Christin Gilmer, and Stacey Herman, Associate Dean for Student Services. Kenji Yoshino Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law (and Harvard University Board of Overseers), will lead a discussion of the Harvard Chan Common Reading: Covering.  Facilitated by Meredith Rosenthal, Professor of Health Economics and Policy, and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion.

*These sessions are organized by cohort.