Wednesday, August 26

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

A continuation from Tuesday August 25th 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 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 G-1

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

A continuation from Tuesday August 25th 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 nearby.

1:00pm-2:00pm Registration, Biling and  Financial Aid Tips and Q&A
Kresge G-1

Come with your questions for the Registrar’s Office and Financial Aid. Be sure, however, to review the information below prior to your arrival:
1) Registration Tip Videos: myHarvardChan Training
2) Financial Aid Checklist

2:00pm-4:00pm History of Ideas in Public Health
Cohorts A, C, E, G, I
Kresge Cafeteria

Instructor:  Jesse B. Bump, Lecturer on Global Health Policy, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Session Description: Achievements in public health rank among humanity’s greatest feats and are crucial underpinnings of societal advancement. This session uses historical perspective to illustrate problems and innovations that constitute the core traditions in public health. It discusses people and ideas associated with important advances to elucidate the intellectual heritage of public health and define its dominant approaches. Historical analysis is then employed to illuminate the strengths and limitations of these methods. A synthesis of these elements informs an interactive discussion of future challenges, personal objectives, and advances that will be required to safeguard health in the 21st century.

2:00pm-3:30pm Case Method Workshops
Coh0rts B, D, F, H, J
*Various locations.  Please see your room assignment on the back of your nametag.

Pre-readings:
Case Study Method Workshop session description
Birth outcomes in Boston final case

This interactive seminar to familiarize students with the case method approach to reviewing complex problems/business concerns.

Please be sure to read the above Case Method documents prior to Wednesday’s session and bring a printed copy to the session.

4:00pm-6:00pm History of Ideas in Public Health
Cohorts B, D, F, H, J
Kresge Cafeteria

Instructor:  Jesse B. Bump, Lecturer on Global Health Policy, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Session Description: Achievements in public health rank among humanity’s greatest feats and are crucial underpinnings of societal advancement. This session uses historical perspective to illustrate problems and innovations that constitute the core traditions in public health. It discusses people and ideas associated with important advances to elucidate the intellectual heritage of public health and define its dominant approaches. Historical analysis is then employed to illuminate the strengths and limitations of these methods. A synthesis of these elements informs an interactive discussion of future challenges, personal objectives, and advances that will be required to safeguard health in the 21st century.

4:00pm-5:30pm Case Method Workshops
Cohorts A, C, E, G, I
*Various locations.  Please see your room assignment on the back of your nametag.

Case Study Method Workshop session description
Birth outcomes in Boston final case

This interactive seminar to familiarize students with the case method approach to reviewing complex problems/business concerns.

Please be sure to read the above Case Method documents prior to Wednesday’s session and bring a printed copy to the session.

6:00pm-Student Organization Socials (optional). RSVP here: https://student-organization-socials.eventbrite.com

*Many of these sessions are broken up by cohort. Your cohort designation will be sent out to you soon.