Thursday, August 27

9:00am-10:15am Fundamental Concepts of Public Health 
Cohorts A, C, E, G, I
Kresge Cafeteria

A continuation from Tuesday August 25th and Wednesday August 26th of the Fundamental Concepts of Public Health Lecture course taught by Dean Julio Frenk and Professor Sue Goldie.

9:00am-10:00am Pick One: STATA, Computing, Countway Digital Library
Cohorts B, D, F, H, J

Student Computing: Hands-on introduction to student computing at Harvard Chan. Topics include:  logging in, saving and printing your work, software overview, course websites, MyHarvardChan, email, and how to get help with statistical computing.
Kresge G2

STATA: STATA is the primary statistical software package used in the introductory Biostatistics courses (BIO200 and BIO201), and is used in some other courses at the Harvard Chan School as well.  The session instructor will cover the same STATA topics covered in the on-line tutorial. Students comfortable with the on-line tutorial do not need to attend the review session.
Kresge LL6

A Practical Guide to Countway Digital Library: The Countway Library provides access to the Harvard Libraries’ Catalog (HOLLIS), online databases, electronic journals and books, and a variety of services via their web site. Learn how to take advantage of these resources in this introductory session. Special brown bag lunch seminars and our consultation service will also be discussed.
Kresge G1

10:30am-11:30am Fundamental Concepts of Public Health Discussion Groups
Discussion Groups 1-10
*Various locations.  Please see your room assignment on the back of your nametag.

Post-lecture small group discussions.

10:30am-11:45am Fundamental Concepts of Public Health 
Cohorts B, D, F, H, J
Kresge Cafeteria

A continuation from Tuesday August 25th and Wednesday August 26th of the Fundamental Concepts of Public Health Lecture course taught by Dean Julio Frenk and Professor Sue Goldie.

12:00pm-1:00pm Fundamental Concepts of Public Health Discussion Groups
Discussion Groups 11-20
*Various locations.  Please see your room assignment on the back of your nametag.

Post-lecture small group discussions.

12:00pm-1:00pm Pick One: STATA, Computing, Countway Digital Library
Cohorts A, C, E, G, I

Student Computing: Hands-on introduction to student computing at Harvard Chan. Topics include:  logging in, saving and printing your work, software overview, course websites, MyHarvardChan, email, and how to get help with statistical computing.
Kresge G2

STATA: STATA is the primary statistical software package used in the introductory Biostatistics courses (BIO200 and BIO201), and is used in some other courses at the Harvard Chan School as well. The session instructor will cover the same STATA topics covered in the on-line tutorial. Students comfortable with the on-line tutorial do not need to attend the review session.
Kresge LL-6

A Practical Guide to Countway Digital Library: The Countway Library provides access to the Harvard Libraries’ Catalog (HOLLIS), online databases, electronic journals and books, and a variety of services via their web site. Learn how to take advantage of these resources in this introductory session. Special brown bag lunch seminars and our consultation service will also be discussed.
Kresge G1

1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch
Lunch can be picked up in the Kresge Cafeteria. We also recommend checking out the restaurants and shops near by!  Visit the information table for recommendations.

1:00pm-2:00pm Understanding your Student Health Plan
Kresge G1

Join Dr. Peter Massicott and members of the university’s health services team as they explain their role in helping you maintain your health and well-being at the Harvard Chan School.

2:00pm-4:30pm The Calling to Public Health
Kresge Cafeteria

This session will explore the common bonds we share in the practice of public health and the spectrum of aspirations we bring to our work. This session will facilitate an understanding of cross-cultural perspectives important to the success of public health through experiential learning and dialogue. You will have the opportunity to become better acquainted with other members of your class as you participate in self-awareness and reflection on culture, diversity, and inclusion.

5:00pm-7:00pm New Student Reception
Joseph B. Martin Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

Dean Julio Frenk and Acting Dean David Hunter and the Office for Student Affairs cordially invite you to a reception honoring new students of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

*Some of these sessions are organized by cohort.