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August 28, 2015

General:

Harvard International Office Information Session

Thursday September 3rd from 12:30 to 1:20 pm in Kresge G-2

Mandatory for International Students. Harvard International Office (HIO) provides an overview of services offered and immigration policies as they apply to Harvard Chan international students. Topics include understanding your documents, travel regulations, employment, taxes, social security numbers and more.

Waterbottles!

Don’t forget! Student Government will be selling Aluminum Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health in the Kresge Atrium today from 12:30pm-2:00pm. To purchase in advance go here: https://harvardchanwatterbottle.eventbrite.com. Credit/Debit Card and Checks only please.

Fall 2015 Financial Aid Checklist

For new and returning students

As you begin (or continue) your studies at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) wants to make sure that you take a moment to get your finances in order and that you understand and complete all the necessary forms to ensure a smooth transition. Please review our checklist of information that we encourage you to prioritize prior to and during fall orientation: Click here. OFA will be having a Q&A Session on Wednesday, August 26th at 1:00 PM in Kresge G1. Please feel welcome to bring your lunch.

Family, Spouses and Partners’ Social

Thursday September 3rd from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the FXB Atrium

Meet other Harvard Chan students’ partners, spouses and their families. Children are welcome! Food and children’s activities will be available. Please rsvp to online at: https://orientationsocials.eventbrite.com.

August 27, 2015

General:

Waterbottles!

Don’t forget! Student Government will be selling Aluminum Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health in the Kresge Atrium today from 12:30pm-2:00pm. To purchase in advance go here: https://harvardchanwatterbottle.eventbrite.com. Credit/Debit Card and Checks only please.

Fall 2015 Financial Aid Checklist

For new and returning students

As you begin (or continue) your studies at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) wants to make sure that you take a moment to get your finances in order and that you understand and complete all the necessary forms to ensure a smooth transition. Please review our checklist of information that we encourage you to prioritize prior to and during fall orientation: Click here. OFA will be having a Q&A Session on Wednesday, August 26th at 1:00 PM in Kresge G1. Please feel welcome to bring your lunch.

Events and Activities:

New and returning students – OAACA Welcome and Orientation Event

For new and returning students – August 31, 2015, 10-3, Kresge, Atrium; For new and returning International Students – September 1, 2015, Kresge Cafeteria Atrium and Kresge, Room 110

The Office of Alumni Affairs and Career Advancement (OAACA) is holding a number of morning and afternoon welcome back/orientation events on August 31 and September 1. We hope that you will join us for one or more of these sessions. For new and returning students – OAACA Welcome and Orientation Event – August 31, 2015, 10-3, Kresge, Atrium Please join us in welcoming new and welcoming back returning students For new and returning International Students – OAACA Welcome and Orientation Event – September 1, 2015, Kresge Cafeteria Atrium and Kresge, Room 110 Please join us in welcoming new and welcoming back returning international students with programs focused on networking.

Chan Global Classroom

Wednesday September 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in Kresge G-2

As part of the Advance, Connect, Excel programs for new and returning students, participate in a lively interactive session which introduces you to fellow students and faculty and provides you with an opportunity to ask key questions about the student environment at the Harvard Chan School. Recommended for International Students but all students welcome.

US Healthcare System

Wednesday September 2nd from 12:30 to 1:20 pm in Kresge G-2

As part of the Advance, Connect, Excel programs for new and returning students, learn everything you want to know about the US. health care system … but might be afraid to ask. Please join Prof. John McDonough for an interactive session designed to provide a very basic overview of the US health care system. This session is open to the entire community, but will be most helpful for students who are not familiar with the US system.

Voices in Leadership Featuring Gerald Chan, Chairman and CEO of the Morningside Group

September 9th, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Leadership Studio, Kresge 10th Floor Leadership in Innovation

Gerald Chan SM ’75, SD ’79 is a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health graduate and longtime benefactor of the school. Dr. Chan has dedicated his career to developing companies and technologies that benefit the public’s health. In 1986, he co-founded Morningside, a private investment group. In the life science sector, Morningside focuses on start-up biotechnology companies founded on novel scientific discoveries. As a founder of Morningside Group, he has supported innovations such as new chemistry for lowering the cost of prophylactic vaccines against infectious diseases and novel biologics for treating inflammatory diseases. RSVP required, see hsph.me/gchan Please plan to stay for the duration of the event until 1:30 p.m. Apply here.

Save the Date: Milton J. Rosenau Lecture – K. Srinath Reddy

Tuesday, September 8, 4pm, Kresge G3

Join Acting Dean David Hunter for the first Rosenau lecture of the 2015-2016 school year. K. Srinath Reddy, President of the Public Health Foundation of India, will speak on the topic “Health in the Era of Sustainable Development”. A reception will follow at 5pm in the Rosenau Atrium. Follow link here.

Apply:

Peer Grant Network (PGN)

The Postdoctoral Association is excited to announce the schoolwide Peer Grant Network (PGN), a resource for postdocs, research associates, and students seeking guidance on fellowship and grant applications. We currently have a number of counselors for multiple award types and are seeking for more counselors. For more info about available AWARD TYPES, joining as COUNSELOR or APPLICANT, please refer to this link.

 

August 26, 2015

General:

Fall 2015 Financial Aid Checklist

For new and returning students

As you begin (or continue) your studies at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) wants to make sure that you take a moment to get your finances in order and that you understand and complete all the necessary forms to ensure a smooth transition. Please review our checklist of information that we encourage you to prioritize prior to and during fall orientation: Click here. OFA will be having a Q&A Session on Wednesday, August 26th at 1:00 PM in Kresge G1. Please feel welcome to bring your lunch.

Academic Advisor Information

Available via myHarvardChan

Dear New Students, Academic advisor information is available via myHarvardChan –> Student OneStop –> Academic Profile. Students are responsible for connecting with their advisors to review their registration prior to the fall add/drop deadline of 5pm on Friday, September 11th. Should you have any questions about who is listed as your advisor, please contact your program and/or department. Should you have questions navigating the portal to find your advisor information, please contact us here.

Best, The Registrar’s Office

Events and Activities:

Voices in Leadership Featuring Gerald Chan, Chairman and CEO of the Morningside Group

September 9th, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Leadership Studio, Kresge 10th Floor Leadership in Innovation

Gerald Chan SM ’75, SD ’79 is a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health graduate and longtime benefactor of the school. Dr. Chan has dedicated his career to developing companies and technologies that benefit the public’s health. In 1986, he co-founded Morningside, a private investment group. In the life science sector, Morningside focuses on start-up biotechnology companies founded on novel scientific discoveries. As a founder of Morningside Group, he has supported innovations such as new chemistry for lowering the cost of prophylactic vaccines against infectious diseases and novel biologics for treating inflammatory diseases. RSVP required, see hsph.me/gchan Please plan to stay for the duration of the event until 1:30 p.m. Apply here.

August 25, 2015

Academic:

SAVE THE DATE: Winter Session Field Trip Informational Meetings

Open to all Harvard Chan School Students! Information Sessions will be held on September 8 & 9, 2015 from 12:30-1:20PM in Kresge G-1.

During Winter Session, the Department of Global Health and Population (GHP) hosts several field study courses. These courses offer students the unique opportunity to apply the academic frameworks and tools learned throughout the year in a dynamic and professional environment by simulating the work that they will be engaging in after graduation. Information sessions will provide a brief overview for the various courses being offered in January 2016 (see attached flyer for specific courses). Please visit here to learn more about GHP Winter Session Field Trips or contact Allison Gallant, agallant@hsph.harvard.edu

Apply:

Locker:

Apply here.

Interested in humanitarian response?

Apply to the Humanitarian Studies, Ethics and Human Rights Concentration (HuSEHR) today!

HuSEHR is an interdisciplinary concentration certificate program for Harvard Chan School graduate students seeking an intensive and integrated educational program in humanitarian studies grounded in field-based realities. The concentration requirements include 7.5 credits of core course requirements, as well as mandatory participation in the HuSEHR seminar series. Eligible students include all entering one-year MPH candidates, as well as two-year master students from the following departments: Global Health and Population, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, Social and Behavioral Sciences. To learn more and register visit here.

General:

MBTA Fall Semester Pass

Purchase a Fall 2015 Semester MBTA Pass by September 8, 2015

The MBTA has teamed up with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to offer students a discount on their transportation costs. Students who participate in this program will receive an 11% discount. The spring semester MBTA pass covers October 2015 through January 2016. More information about the semester pass program can be found: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/student-affairs/tpass/. The link to complete an application can be found here. The deadline for payment is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 5 pm. Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu or stop by Kresge G-4.

 

August 24, 2015

Academic:

GHP 552-2 Leadership Development in Global Health/Health Policy: Transforming the Global Fund

Fall 2, Wednesdays, 8:30-10:20 A.M., FXB G3

Gabriel Jaramillo, former general manager of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and a former Harvard Chan Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, will return to Harvard Chan to teach his highly popular leadership development course. This course will cover selected topics in transforming the Global Fund, and Mr. Jaramillo will discuss management and political strategies that he used to help the Global Fund recover its solvency. Additionally, students will learn how sound institutional financial practices and policies result in better institutional guidelines to save lives. Students will have the opportunity to apply the lessons learned in this class to other institutions, both global and domestic. More information here.

 

 

 

General:

MBTA Fall Semester Pass

Purchase a Fall 2015 Semester MBTA Pass by September 8, 2015

The MBTA has teamed up with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to offer students a discount on their transportation costs. Students who participate in this program will receive an 11% discount. The spring semester MBTA pass covers October 2015 through January 2016. More information about the semester pass program can be found: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/student-affairs/tpass/. The link to complete an application can be found here. The deadline for payment is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 5 pm. Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu or stop by Kresge G-4.

August 21, 2015

Apply:

Short Term Employment Opportunity: September 7-11

The Harvard T.H. Chan School’s Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity Committee is seeking two (2) temporary student employees to help with meeting logistics during the week of September 7-11. Duties will include assisting with meeting material preparation (bags, name tags) and conference registration. These are paid positions, and will involve approximately 15-20 hours of work. If you are interested, please contact Alberta Zoummar at azoummar@hsph.harvard.edu, by close of business, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

 

 

 

Academic:

GHP 552-2 Leadership Development in Global Health/Health Policy: Transforming the Global Fund

Fall 2, Wednesdays, 8:30-10:20 A.M., FXB G3

Gabriel Jaramillo, former general manager of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and a former Harvard Chan Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, will return to Harvard Chan to teach his highly popular leadership development course. This course will cover selected topics in transforming the Global Fund, and Mr. Jaramillo will discuss management and political strategies that he used to help the Global Fund recover its solvency. Additionally, students will learn how sound institutional financial practices and policies result in better institutional guidelines to save lives. Students will have the opportunity to apply the lessons learned in this class to other institutions, both global and domestic. More information here.

 

 

 

Events and Activities:

The Doctor is Out: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Schuster on Being a Gay Physician at Harvard: Harvard Longwood Campus 2015 Diversity Dialogue

Tuesday September 29th from 12:40 to 1:40 pm in the TMEC Walter Amphitheater 

All members of the Harvard Longwood Campus community are encouraged to attend this session, including: students, staff, faculty, and trainees/appointees. Click on the attached invitation and register and for more information. Feel free to bring your lunch.  If you require special seating or access accommodations, please email erin_ringuette@hms.harvard.edu.

August 20, 2015

Academic:

Interested in humanitarian response?

Apply to the Humanitarian Studies, Ethics and Human Rights Concentration (HuSEHR) today!

HuSEHR is an interdisciplinary concentration certificate program for Harvard Chan School graduate students seeking an intensive and integrated educational program in humanitarian studies grounded in field-based realities. The concentration requirements include 7.5 credits of core course requirements, as well as mandatory participation in the HuSEHR seminar series. Eligible students include all entering one-year MPH candidates, as well as two-year master students from the following departments: Global Health and Population, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, Social and Behavioral Sciences. To learn more and register go here.

Events and Activities:

What Should We Do after “I Do”? | Conversations on the Challenges That Remain for the LGBTQ Community

Friday, September 25–Sunday, September 27 Cambridge, MA

Please join us for a weekend of conversation and connection, with a full day of discussion on Saturday, September 26. Key Harvard alumni and faculty members, as well as students and leaders in the LGBTQ community, will explore a diverse array of topics, ranging from the 2016 election to transgender “mainstreaming,” from health and aging to international activism. Come together with fellow Harvard alumni, students, staff, faculty, and friends to explore, discuss, and debate the evolution of the LGBTQ community after an historic summer.Register here.

 

August 19, 2015

Academic:

BRAIN HEALTH COLLOQUIUM: Open Translational Science in Schizophrenia (OPTICS) Project: Clinical Trial and NIH-Funded Data Together At Last

Wednesday, September 2nd 4 – 5 PM Kresge 907 (Department of Epidemiology Library)

BRAIN HEALTH COLLOQUIUM The Open Translational Science in Schizophrenia (OPTICS) Project: Clinical Trial and NIH-Funded Data Together At Last Marsha A. Wilcox, EdD, ScD Scientific Director & Fellow, Epidemiology Janssen Research & Development, LLC Wednesday, September 2nd 4 – 5 PM Kresge 907 (Department of Epidemiology Library) This presentation will highlight opportunities for collaboration and potential funding through the Harvard Catalyst. Please see following RFA here.

Interested in humanitarian response?

Apply to the Humanitarian Studies, Ethics and Human Rights Concentration (HuSEHR) today!

HuSEHR is an interdisciplinary concentration certificate program for Harvard Chan School graduate students seeking an intensive and integrated educational program in humanitarian studies grounded in field-based realities. The concentration requirements include 7.5 credits of core course requirements, as well as mandatory participation in the HuSEHR seminar series. Eligible students include all entering one-year MPH candidates, as well as two-year master students from the following departments: Global Health and Population, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, Social and Behavioral Sciences. To learn more and register go here.

General:

MBTA Fall Semester Pass

Purchase a Fall 2015 Semester MBTA Pass by September 8, 2015

The MBTA has teamed up with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to offer students a discount on their transportation costs. Students who participate in this program will receive an 11% discount. The spring semester MBTA pass covers October 2015 through January 2016. More information about the semester pass program can be found: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/student-affairs/tpass/. The link to complete an application can be found here. The deadline for payment is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 5 pm. Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu or stop by Kresge G-4.

 

August 18, 2015

Academic:

GHP 552-2 Leadership Development in Global Health/Health Policy: Transforming the Global Fund

Fall 2, Wednesdays, 8:30-10:20 A.M., FXB G3

Gabriel Jaramillo, former general manager of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and a former Harvard Chan Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, will return to Harvard Chan to teach his highly popular leadership development course. This course will cover selected topics in transforming the Global Fund, and Mr. Jaramillo will discuss management and political strategies that he used to help the Global Fund recover its solvency. Additionally, students will learn how sound institutional financial practices and policies result in better institutional guidelines to save lives. Students will have the opportunity to apply the lessons learned in this class to other institutions, both global and domestic. More information here.

Apply:

Student Voices (formerly Global Chat) is an interactive forum where students from around the world share experiences and expertise in an informal and informative setting.

The Office for Student Affairs is looking for a motivated self-starter to coordinate the series for the academic year 2015-16.

The SV Coordinator will recruit fellow students to speak at the Student Voices weekly presentation, market the series through school channels, work with OSA staff to order food, arrange visitor passes etc.  The coordinator must be self-motivated, creative, have some graphic design ability, and be an effective communicator.

The SV coordinator is expected to work for 5-6 hours each week. The Coordinator is encouraged to check in at the office regularly and is expected to meet with the Program Coordinator in OSA weekly at least.

This position requires a federal work study award.

A professional attitude, appearance and demeanor must be maintained when in the office. Confidentiality is expected in all matters containing sensitive information.

Beyond the specifically detailed description of duties, the coordinator may be asked to work on other projects as needed.

General:

MBTA Fall Semester Pass

Purchase a Fall 2015 Semester MBTA Pass by September 8, 2015

The MBTA has teamed up with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to offer students a discount on their transportation costs. Students who participate in this program will receive an 11% discount. The spring semester MBTA pass covers October 2015 through January 2016. More information about the semester pass program can be found: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/student-affairs/tpass/. The link to complete an application can be found here. The deadline for payment is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 5 pm. Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu or stop by Kresge G-4.

Lockers

Interested in a Locker for the 2015-2016 Academic Year? Or just for summer session?

Apply here.

Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu

 

 

August 17, 2015

Academic:

SAVE THE DATE: Winter Session Field Trip Informational Meetings

Open to all Harvard Chan School Students! Information Sessions will be held on September 8 & 9, 2015 from 12:30-1:20PM in Kresge G-1.

During Winter Session, the Department of Global Health and Population (GHP) hosts several field study courses. These courses offer students the unique opportunity to apply the academic frameworks and tools learned throughout the year in a dynamic and professional environment by simulating the work that they will be engaging in after graduation. Information sessions will provide a brief overview for the various courses being offered in January 2016 (see attached flyer for specific courses). Please visit here to learn more about GHP Winter Session Field Trips or contact Allison Gallant, agallant@hsph.harvard.edu.

GHP 552-2 Leadership Development in Global Health/Health Policy: Transforming the Global Fund

Fall 2, Wednesdays, 8:30-10:20 A.M., FXB G3

Gabriel Jaramillo, former general manager of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and a former Harvard Chan Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, will return to Harvard Chan to teach his highly popular leadership development course. This course will cover selected topics in transforming the Global Fund, and Mr. Jaramillo will discuss management and political strategies that he used to help the Global Fund recover its solvency. Additionally, students will learn how sound institutional financial practices and policies result in better institutional guidelines to save lives. Students will have the opportunity to apply the lessons learned in this class to other institutions, both global and domestic. More information here.