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March 2, 2015

Academic:

Falling in Love with Food: Advertising and Public Health

March 2, 2015 from 3:30 to 5 pm in Kresge G-2
Jean Kilbourne, an internationally acclaimed speaker on addictions, gender issues, and the media, is coming to the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 3:30-5pm in Kresge G-2! Dr. Kilbourne will be presenting, “Falling in Love with Food,” a talk examining the food industry’s deliberate exploitation of food addictions and the effects of media on body image and eating disorders in both men and women across the age spectrum. Jean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. More information here or contact Grace Kennedy at grace.kennedy@childrens.harvard.edu

Brain Health Colloquium

Wednesday March 4, 2015, 4-5 pm in Kresge 907 (Department of Epidemiology Library)
Please join us for the Brain Health Colloquium Series at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: The prevalence and public health impact of eating disorders: Some questions about our questions Sonja Swanson, ScD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Wednesday. The HSPH Brain Health Colloquium is a monthly lecture series. The lectures concentrate on recent developments in psychiatric and neurological epidemiology and biostatistics, presented by experts in the field. Any questions please contact john.jackson@mail.harvard.edu 

Office of Human Research Administration IRB Student Session

March 4, 2015 12:30-1:20 PM, 90 Smith St Conference Room 311
This session is geared towards Harvard Longwood Medical Area students who will be conducting research for a class or dissertation. Many times these projects are planned in a shorter amount of time and are submitted at the last minute to the IRB. As a result, students can risk not getting a determination in time to complete the project. This session will cover road blocks, FAQs, and recommendations specifically for students conducting human subjects research. Register here. Any questions please contact QIP@hsph.harvard.edu

Healthy Places Seminar with Mariana Arcaya

Wednesday, March 3rd, 12:30-1:20 pm in Building 1, room 1208

The Healthy Communities Student Consortium invites you to join us as we kick off our Healthy Places Seminar Series lunchtime discussions with Mariana Arcaya, who will present her work on the intersection of urban planning and public health. Mariana holds a Master of City Planning from MIT and a ScD in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to coming to Harvard, she managed the Public Health Division of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Mariana is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.  A light lunch will be served.

Any questions contact hsphhealthycommunities@gmail.com

Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Book Presentation: Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age

Wednesday, March 4, 4pm, Kresge G1

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Join Dean Julio Frenk for the next Dean’s Distinguished Lecture. Keynote: Jacqueline Bhabha, JD, MsC Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Director of Research François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights Harvard University Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer Harvard Law School University Adviser on Human Rights Education Reception to follow.

Any questions contact cmartin@hsph.harvard.edu.

So you think you can innovate? with Dr. Roberta Nes

Thursday, March 5th from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm in Kresge 439 Lunch will be provided.

RSVP required. To RSVP email Elizabeth Marble at emarble@hsph.harvard.edu Pre-workshop Preparation Please view the following TED talk by Dr. Ness here.

Events and Activities:

Volunteer for the Admitted Student Open House on Friday, March 27

Looking for Current Students to mix and mingle as well as to lead tours

The Admissions Office is looking for current students to welcome newly admitted students during the Admitted Student Open House on Friday, March 27. We are looking for students to mix and mingle during breakfast, lunch, and the afternoon reception. Additionally, we are looking for students to lead campus tours (training will be provided). Please sign up through the links below: Admitted Student Open House Volunteers (breakfast, lunch, and reception opportunities): apply here.Open House Tour Volunteers : apply here.

Thank you in advance for your assistance! Sincerely, Admissions

Fruitvale Station Film Screening

Tuesday, March 3 5:30 PM FXB-G11
Join the Women of Color Collective (WOCC), Student Response Action Committee for Equity (RACE) , and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for a screening of Fruitvale Station, an award-winning film that follows the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, a 22-year old man who was shot and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer in Oakland, California in 2009. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP here. Any questions please contact vchia@mail.harvard.edu

SAVE THE DATE: U-NITE 2015!

Harvard T.H. Chan School’s 22nd annual student talent show!
Friday, April 17th from 7-9pm at the Oberon Theater in Cambridge
We want YOU to perform! Do YOU have talent? Singing, dancing, playing an instrument, spoken word poetry, or something else? Please join us for auditions at the JBM Lounge @ Vanderbilt Hall, HMS on either of the following dates: – Thursday, March 5, 5pm-7pm OR – Friday, March 6, 4pm-6pm Sign up here for a timeslot. U-NITE performances are limited to 6 minutes. For questions, please contact Alvin Tran at alvintran@mail.harvard.edu or Roosa Tikkanen at roosa.tikkanen@mail.harvard.edu

Global Chat: Dr. Richard Levins on Complexities and Error in Public Health

Wednesday, March 4 from 12:30 – 1:20 in Kresge G-2. Lunch provided!

Dr. Richard Levins, the John Rock Professor of Population Sciences in GHP, is an ex-tropical farmer turned ecologist, biomathematician, and philosopher of science. His talk will center on how failures to account for complexity — narrow timelines and disciplinary scopes — in large-scale interventions can lead to devastating results. Pesticides create new pests, antibiotics stimulate the evolution of new pathogens, hospitals become the epicenter of infection and economic growth exacerbates inequality and dependence. Instead, Dr. Levins argues for an approach that makes the eco-social system the object of study, highlighting the importance and inseparability of social, biological and physical phenomena in determining health and disease.

Questions? Email studentgov@hsph.harvard.edu

Multicultural Film Series

Thursday, March 5, 5:30 pm, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Conference Room (35 Wigglesworth St.)

As many of you have heard, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be moving to the ground floor of the Kresge building in March. Join us for our last few events in our 35 Wigglesworth space! On Thursday, March 5th at 5:30 pm, we will have a screening and discussion of Episode Six of the PBS series “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact Venus.

Funding Opportunities:

UWE BRINKMANN MEMORIAL TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship, which is awarded each year to an outstanding doctoral student conducting field research in international health epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Application Deadline: April 17, 2015 The Fellowship will provide an award of $2,500 to support travel to a field research site, and will be awarded to a doctoral student whose work exemplifies the interests and values of Professor Brinkmann in seeking to bring together international health epidemiology, and infectious diseases. Applicants must provide proof of having successfully passed or scheduled their Oral Qualifying Examination. More information here. Applications for the Brinkmann Memorial Fellowship should be submitted via email to Allison Gallant at agallant@hsph.harvard.edu, by Friday April 17, 2015.

Apply:

Public Health Fellowship in Government

Application due March 9, 2015
The APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government is designed to provide a unique public policy learning experience, to demonstrate the value of science-government interaction, and to make a contribution to enhancing public health science and practical knowledge in government. The overarching goals are to increase the capac­ity of public health professionals to inform the discussions and the decisions of the individuals and institutions that influence or determine policies and to provide relevant expertise and analysis to support decision-makers confronting increasingly complex issues. More information here or visit http://www.apha.org/fellowship or contact susan.polan@apha.org 

February 27, 2015

Academic:

Harvard European Conference: Europe in the World

This Fri – Sat 27-28 Feb 2015, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge
Interested in European affairs or EU-US relations? Grab your tickets for this year’s Harvard European Conference focusing on Europe in the World. Featuring panel discussions by prominent speakers on: Crimea and Ukrainian crisis, TTIP, ISIS and terrorism, Immigration, Growing economic powers in Asia, Building strong economies, Cyber security, Overcoming Euroskepticism, and many other burning topics. Tickets $16 (includes lunch). For full program, speakers and registration, visit http://europeanconference.org/.

Psychiatry Under the Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury and Prescriptions for Reform

March 11, 12:30-1:30pm, G-2 lunch will be provided

Whitaker is an American journalist and author who has written extensively on psychiatric research and medications. Formerly the director of publications at Harvard Medical School, Whitaker was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1999. RSVP here.

For questions, email Morgan Shields at Morgan.Shields@mail.harvard.edu

Funding Opportunities:

UWE BRINKMANN MEMORIAL TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship, which is awarded each year to an outstanding doctoral student conducting field research in international health epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Application Deadline: April 17, 2015 The Fellowship will provide an award of $2,500 to support travel to a field research site, and will be awarded to a doctoral student whose work exemplifies the interests and values of Professor Brinkmann in seeking to bring together international health epidemiology, and infectious diseases. Applicants must provide proof of having successfully passed or scheduled their Oral Qualifying Examination. More information here. Applications for the Brinkmann Memorial Fellowship should be submitted via email to Allison Gallant at agallant@hsph.harvard.edu, by Friday April 17, 2015.

Apply:

How can I become an RCA?

ONLY returning Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health students are eligible to applyClick here to view the full RCA Job Description.

*You must have completed at least one academic year at SPH.

RCA Applications for Academic Year 15-16 can be downloaded here.

February 26, 2015

Academic:

Air Pollution and Human Health: Reflections on Research and Paths Forward

Thursday, February 26, 4pm, Kresge 502
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Speaker: Michelle Bell, Professor of Environmental Health, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Introduction and Q&A Moderation by Douglas Dockery, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Environmental Epidemiology Chair, Department of Environmental Health Reception to follow. Any questions please contact cmartin@hsph.harvard.edu

Attend What Shapes Health

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:30-1:30pm ET The Leadership Studio, 10th Floor Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston​ 
EXPERT PARTICIPANTS Robert Blendon, Senior Associate Dean for Policy Translation and Leadership Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dwayne Proctor, Director and Senior Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Lisa Berkman, Professor of Public Policy and of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Rebecca Onie, Co-Founder and CEO of Health Leads MODERATOR Joe Neel, Deputy Senior Supervising Editor and a Correspondent on the Science Desk, NPR E-mail questions for the expert participants any time before or during the live webcast to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu. Or Tweet them to @ForumHSPH using #whatshapeshealth. We’ll also be conducting a live chat on The Forum’s What Shapes Health web page. RSVP to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu. Watch Live at: http://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/

Office of Human Research Administration IRB Student Session

March 4, 2015 12:30-1:20 PM, 90 Smith St Conference Room 311
This session is geared towards Harvard Longwood Medical Area students who will be conducting research for a class or dissertation. Many times these projects are planned in a shorter amount of time and are submitted at the last minute to the IRB. As a result, students can risk not getting a determination in time to complete the project. This session will cover road blocks, FAQs, and recommendations specifically for students conducting human subjects research. Register here. Any questions please contact QIP@hsph.harvard.edu

Robert Whitaker Presentation: Psychiatry Under the Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury, and Prescriptions for Reform

Wednesday March 11th, 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Kresge G-1 
Robert Whitaker, a distinguished investigative journalist, will be speaking with us on Wednesday March 11th, 12:30-1:30pm in G-1. Mr. Whitaker’s talk stems from a book to be released in April, which takes a critical view of the field of psychiatry (and was also born out of work he did while a fellow here at Harvard). Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP here. If you have questions, please contact Morgan Shields at Morgan.Shields@mail.harvard.edu 

Harvard European Conference: Europe in the World

This Fri – Sat 27-28 Feb 2015, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge
Interested in European affairs or EU-US relations? Grab your tickets for this year’s Harvard European Conference focusing on Europe in the World. Featuring panel discussions by prominent speakers on: Crimea and Ukrainian crisis, TTIP, ISIS and terrorism, Immigration, Growing economic powers in Asia, Building strong economies, Cyber security, Overcoming Euroskepticism, and many other burning topics. Tickets $16 (includes lunch). For full program, speakers and registration, visit http://europeanconference.org/.

Apply:

Power and Differences Workshop

Application due Wednesday, March 4
PD_Ad__classlife_expectancy_20150215The Power and Differences workshop is a dialogue-based workshop structured to explore identity, culture, discrimination, and social justice. The workshop provides an opportunity for self-reflection and learning through improving understanding of power imbalances between and within social identity groups. Through participation in the five sessions students will explore and challenge their own implicit biases, learn a shared vocabulary and framework to consider inequities and power dynamics, and improve their understanding of allyhood. Power and Differences will serve as an initial step to developing a skill set that is critical to becoming a public health professional or academic. Apply here: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/diversity/power-and-differences/ 

Internship opportunities at the Food and Drug Administration

Accepting applications via USA Jobs from Monday Feb 23-Friday Feb 27
The Food and Drug Administration is the premier scientific regulatory agency responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable, as well as publishing accurate, science-based information the public needs in order to use medicines and foods to improve their health. More information here or contact Maria Ramos at mramos@hsph.harvard.edu.

Public Health Fellowship in Government

Application due March 9, 2015
The APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government is designed to provide a unique public policy learning experience, to demonstrate the value of science-government interaction, and to make a contribution to enhancing public health science and practical knowledge in government. The overarching goals are to increase the capac­ity of public health professionals to inform the discussions and the decisions of the individuals and institutions that influence or determine policies and to provide relevant expertise and analysis to support decision-makers confronting increasingly complex issues. More information here or visit http://www.apha.org/fellowship or contact susan.polan@apha.org 

Events and Activities:

Homelessness and substance use treatment advocacy day!

Thursday February 26 12:30-1:30pm Kresge Cafeteria
We are asking for 5 minutes of your time to call your state and city officials to ask them to set aside more money for substance use disorder treatment programs and to make substance use treatment a priority. This is urgent: the city and state are deciding on budgets now. Boston lost more than 50% of its public substance use disorder treatment beds when the city closed the homelessness shelters and other programs on Long Island, Massachusetts, last year. While the city has reestablished shelter beds, it has done little to reestablish substance use disorder treatment beds. We are hosting a call in day Thursday 2/26 in the Kresge Cafeteria 12:30-1:30pm. No preparation necessary–we will provide a call script and the contact information. Sponsored by the Women of Color Collective of Students and Scholars. Any questions about this event please contact idalid_franco@hms.harvard.edu 

Black Student Health Organization presents – ‘A Celebration of Black Activism’

February 27th – JBM lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 6pm
Join us as we celebrate Black Activism in the United States through the centuries by highlighting plays, music, poetry, speeches, and readings from famed black musicians, playwrights, authors, activists, and poets. We reflect on the unique mediums of art they used as weapons in the fight for civil rights in each of their respective time periods. This is an opportunity to celebrate black history month at the Harvard Chan School, learn about social justice through the paradigm of Black Activism, and have a lively discussion afterwards over refreshments. The event will take place at the JBM Lounge Vanderbilt Hall at 6:00pm. Refreshments will be provided. Any questions contact djs842@mail.harvard.edu

Public Health Ethics Journal Club Meeting

Monday, March 2nd, 12:30-1:20 in FXB G13
Are you interested in discussing and debating the ethics of using financial incentives to change unhealthy behaviors? If so, join us for the second meeting of the Chan School Public Health Ethics Journal Club meeting! We will be discussing an article by Halpern et al titled “Patients as Mercenaries: The Ethics of Using Financial Incentives in the War on Unhealthy Behaviors”. Please try to read the article beforehand to ensure rich discussion; the article can be accessed through Countway library, or will be sent to you directly after RSVPing. Lunch will be served! Please RSVP at http://doodle.com/avndzm84u2vyc26h. Any questions please contact elf384@mail.harvard.edu

SAVE THE DATE: U-NITE 2015!

Harvard T.H. Chan School’s 22nd annual student talent show!
Friday, April 17th from 7-9pm at the Oberon Theater in Cambridge
We want YOU to perform! Do YOU have talent? Singing, dancing, playing an instrument, spoken word poetry, or something else? Please join us for auditions at the JBM Lounge @ Vanderbilt Hall, HMS on either of the following dates: – Thursday, March 5, 5pm-7pm OR – Friday, March 6, 4pm-6pm Sign up here for a timeslot. U-NITE performances are limited to 6 minutes. For questions, please contact Alvin Tran at alvintran@mail.harvard.edu or Roosa Tikkanen at roosa.tikkanen@mail.harvard.edu

February 25, 2015

Academic:

Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC): Evidence Basis and Key Recommendations

DGAC Symposium, Wednesday, February 25, 3:30-6:00 pm, Snyder Auditorium (G1)
Event about New Dietary Guideline Advisory report Learn directly from key members of the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee about their scientific report released last week that will help inform updates to US dietary guidelines. Media reports can leave consumers wondering what the committee is recommending be changed and why. Hear directly from scientists from around the US involved in this report to learn the answers. 3:30-6 p.m. Feb. 25 in Kresge G-1 Learn more here. Read the report here. Event will be online at www.hsph.harvard.edu/dgac-symposium/live-webcast/ Any questions please contact: hfarmer@hsph.harvard.edu

Spring 2 course – GHP 552-2: Leadership Development in Global Health: Combating HIV/AIDS to UHC

Spring 2, Wednesdays, 8:30-10:20 AM
This course will be taught by visiting instructor, Dr. Debrework Zewdie. EXAMINE the role of leaders in setting and implementing global goals, drawing on lessons from the last 30 years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its relevance for achieving the SDGs of UHC. EXPLORE how leaders and activists influenced the strategy and policy direction. ANALYZE the impact of HIV/AIDS programs on healthcare systems and assess what will happen to these programs as the global health focus shifts to UHC. STUDY the role of the World Bank, PEPFAR, and the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic and strengthening national healthcare systems. Dr. Zewdie visits HSPH in Spring 2 2015 as a Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow. For more information about this course or about Dr. Zewdie, email Pauline Barr at pbarr@hsph.harvard.edu 

Falling in Love with Food: Advertising and Public Health

March 2, 2015 from 3:30 to 5 pm in Kresge G-2
Jean Kilbourne, an internationally acclaimed speaker on addictions, gender issues, and the media, is coming to the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 3:30-5pm in Kresge G-2! Dr. Kilbourne will be presenting, “Falling in Love with Food,” a talk examining the food industry’s deliberate exploitation of food addictions and the effects of media on body image and eating disorders in both men and women across the age spectrum. Jean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. More information here or contact Grace Kennedy at grace.kennedy@childrens.harvard.edu

Brain Health Colloquium

Wednesday March 4, 2015, 4-5 pm in Kresge 907 (Department of Epidemiology Library)
Please join us for the Brain Health Colloquium Series at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: The prevalence and public health impact of eating disorders: Some questions about our questions Sonja Swanson, ScD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Wednesday. The HSPH Brain Health Colloquium is a monthly lecture series. The lectures concentrate on recent developments in psychiatric and neurological epidemiology and biostatistics, presented by experts in the field. Any questions please contact john.jackson@mail.harvard.edu 

Robert Whitaker Presentation: Psychiatry Under the Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury, and Prescriptions for Reform

Wednesday March 11th, 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Kresge G-1 
Robert Whitaker, a distinguished investigative journalist, will be speaking with us on Wednesday March 11th, 12:30-1:30pm in G-1. Mr. Whitaker’s talk stems from a book to be released in April, which takes a critical view of the field of psychiatry (and was also born out of work he did while a fellow here at Harvard). Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP here. If you have questions, please contact Morgan Shields at Morgan.Shields@mail.harvard.edu 

Apply:

Power and Differences Workshop

Application due Wednesday, March 4
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The Power and Differences workshop is a dialogue-based workshop structured to explore identity, culture, discrimination, and social justice. The workshop provides an opportunity for self-reflection and learning through improving understanding of power imbalances between and within social identity groups. Through participation in the five sessions students will explore and challenge their own implicit biases, learn a shared vocabulary and framework to consider inequities and power dynamics, and improve their understanding of allyhood. Power and Differences will serve as an initial step to developing a skill set that is critical to becoming a public health professional or academic. Apply here: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/diversity/power-and-differences/ 

Internship opportunities at the Food and Drug Administration

Accepting applications via USA Jobs from Monday Feb 23-Friday Feb 27
The Food and Drug Administration is the premier scientific regulatory agency responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable, as well as publishing accurate, science-based information the public needs in order to use medicines and foods to improve their health. More information here or contact Maria Ramos at mramos@hsph.harvard.edu.

Events and Activities:

7th Annual Unity Reception- Remarks by: Dean Julio Frenk

TODAY,Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, FXB Atrium
2015 Unity Reception_RevisedThe Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites you to the 7th Annual Unity Reception Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, FXB Atrium Remarks by: Dean Julio Frenk, Ph.D. Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Please join us for an evening of community-building, networking, and an opportunity to meet individuals from the Harvard Chan School community Light refreshments and dessert will be served. Any questions please contact visrani@hsph.harvard.edu 

Judith Palfrey: Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs—Are We Achieving the MCH Goals?

Wednesday, February 25, 12:30-1:20, FXB G12
Please join us for the weekly Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Seminar. This week Dr. Judith Palfrey will be presenting her work on “Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs—Are We Achieving the MCH Goals? .” All are welcome to attend! More information here or contact lfarland@hsph.harvard.edu

Kick-off meeting & lunch: Harvard T.H. Chan Student Aging Forum

Friday, February 27, 2015 from 12:30 – 1:20 in Kresge 203
Come meet students and peers interested in the topic of aging. The Harvard T.H. Chan Student Forum on Aging is a student-led club that aims to convene a dialogue and raise awareness on the multi-disciplinary topic of aging populations. Whether you’re interested in research, business, policy, or have a personal perspective on this topic, we welcome you to attend our kick-off info session and for a meet & greet. Pizza and veggies will be served. To confirm your attendance please RSVP by Wednesday, February 25 to angela.ni@mail.harvard.edu 

Fruitvale Station Film Screening

Tuesday, March 3 5:30 PM FXB-G11
Join the Women of Color Collective (WOCC), Student Response Action Committee for Equity (RACE) , and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for a screening of Fruitvale Station, an award-winning film that follows the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, a 22-year old man who was shot and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer in Oakland, California in 2009. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP here. Any questions please contact vchia@mail.harvard.edu

Black Policy Conference

Old to the Struggle, New to the Movement: Strategic Action for Fighting Racial Injustice APRIL 10-12, 2015
The tragic events in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland, and across the country have called us to action. The Black Policy Conference organizers have responded by mobilizing the Harvard campus and community. This is our generation’s defining moment, especially on the eve of the 50th Anniversary of Selma. Please join us at the 11th Annual Black Policy Conference, Old to the Struggle, New to the Movement: Strategic Action for Fighting Racial Injustice. More information: http://www.blackpolicyconference.com/ Buy tickets here.

General:

Student Government Town Hall Meeting

All Students Welcome!!!
TODAY, Wednesday February 25th at 12:30 pm in Kresge G-2
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has released its first annual report on diversity and inclusion. Your Student Government leaders would like to invite all students to attend this Wednesday’s Town Hall meeting to discuss the report’s findings. Come and express your thoughts, concerns, and raise any questions you have.
Please read the report before attending!
Meeting Location: Kresge G-2
Date: Wednesday, February 25th at 12:30pm
Topic: Report on Diversity and Inclusion
Will food be served? You betcha! But it’s limited!
-Your Student Government Team!
Questions? Email Alvin Tran via alvintran@mail.harvard.edu

Spring Intramural Basketball and Soccer Leagues

Vanderbilt Hall Athletic Facility
Beginning Tuesday, March 24th
The SPRING Intramural Basketball and Soccer Leagues are open to all Vanderbilt Hall Athletic Facility Members and Students.Sign-up soon, the leagues are limited to 11 teams, the deadline to register is Thursday, March 19th. You may pick up an application at the Vanderbilt Hall Athletic Facility or online. All applications should be returned to the Athletic Director. All games will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, beginning no earlier than 6:00PM (the schedule will be finalized once all the teams have registered.) Applications and Rules can be found at the Vanderbilt Hall Athletic Facility or online. The leagues will be Co-Ed*, consisting of 5 on 5 games, played in the Gymnasium. In the event that there are enough teams, there may be two leagues, an advanced and beginner league. Please be sure to indicate which league you would like to play in on the application.
Notable Rules for Soccer:
1. Each team is required to have at least 1 female and 1 male on the court at all times.
2.Yellow and Red cards will issued in the event of unsportsmanlike conduct.
3.Teams with more than 1 forfeit will be removed from the league.
Notable Rules for Basketball:
1.Every basket scored by a female will be worth 4 points.
2.In an attempt to keep the game moving along, referees will be instructed to watch for teams intentionally holding the ball and running out the clock. A team judged to be deliberately running out the clock will lose possession.
3.Teams with more than 1 forfeit will be removed from the league.
* Basketball teams are not required to be Co-Ed. Soccer is mandatory Co-Ed.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Athletic Director, Ben Spies. athletic_vanderbilt_hall@hms.harvard.edu

February 24, 2015

Need to Know:

Sebastian’s will be closing at 2pm today. Also limited seating during lunch.

Academic:

Public Health in the Megacity: Air Quality and Public Health in Mexico City

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 5:30 – 7:00 PM Building I, 1302
Please join us for a talk on the Mexico City-HSPH Alliance for Air Quality and Health by Prof. Douglas Dockery, Chair of the Department of Environmental Health. In 1992, the World Health Organization declared Mexico City the most polluted city in the world. Since then, this megacity has made remarkable strides in cleaning up its air. This research collaboration will explore health benefits and conduct policy and economic valuation associated with air quality improvements in this megacity. Prof. Dockery will present an overview of the project, student research and travel opportunities, and discuss the launch of the Mexico City Public Health Working Group. Refreshments provided. Any questions please email aes629@mail.harvard.edu

Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC): Evidence Basis and Key Recommendations

DGAC Symposium, Wednesday, February 25, 3:30-6:00 pm, Snyder Auditorium (G1)
Event about New Dietary Guideline Advisory report Learn directly from key members of the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee about their scientific report released last week that will help inform updates to US dietary guidelines. Media reports can leave consumers wondering what the committee is recommending be changed and why. Hear directly from scientists from around the US involved in this report to learn the answers. Learn more here. Any questions please contact hfarmer@hsph.harvard.edu

Spring 2 course – GHP 552-2: Leadership Development in Global Health: Combating HIV/AIDS to UHC

Spring 2, Wednesdays, 8:30-10:20 AM
This course will be taught by visiting instructor, Dr. Debrework Zewdie. EXAMINE the role of leaders in setting and implementing global goals, drawing on lessons from the last 30 years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its relevance for achieving the SDGs of UHC. EXPLORE how leaders and activists influenced the strategy and policy direction. ANALYZE the impact of HIV/AIDS programs on healthcare systems and assess what will happen to these programs as the global health focus shifts to UHC. STUDY the role of the World Bank, PEPFAR, and the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic and strengthening national healthcare systems. Dr. Zewdie visits HSPH in Spring 2 2015 as a Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow. For more information about this course or about Dr. Zewdie, email Pauline Barr at pbarr@hsph.harvard.edu 

Events and Activities:

7th Annual Unity Reception- Remarks by: Dean Julio Frenk

2015 Unity Reception_RevisedWednesday, February 25, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, FXB Atrium
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites you to the 7th Annual Unity Reception Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, FXB Atrium Remarks by: Dean Julio Frenk, Ph.D. Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Please join us for an evening of community-building, networking, and an opportunity to meet individuals from the Harvard Chan School community Light refreshments and dessert will be served. Any questions please contact visrani@hsph.harvard.edu 

Judith Palfrey: Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs—Are We Achieving the MCH Goals?

Wednesday, February 25, 12:30-1:20, FXB G12
Please join us for the weekly Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Seminar. This week Dr. Judith Palfrey will be presenting her work on “Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs—Are We Achieving the MCH Goals? .” All are welcome to attend! More information here. Any questions please contact lfarland@hsph.harvard.edu

Black Student Health Organization (BSHO) presents – ‘A Celebration of Black Activism’

Friday February 27th – JBM lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 6pm
Join us as we celebrate Black Activism in the United States through the centuries by highlighting plays, music, poetry, speeches, and readings from famed black musicians, playwrights, authors, activists, and poets. We reflect on the unique mediums of art they used as weapons in the fight for civil rights in each of their respective time periods. This is an opportunity to celebrate black history month at the Harvard Chan School, learn about social justice through the paradigm of Black Activism, and have a lively discussion afterwards over refreshments. The event will take place at the JBM Lounge Vanderbilt Hall at 6:00pm. Refreshments will be provided. Any questions please contact Danielle at djs842@mail.harvard.edu

Save the Date: U-NITE 2015!

Harvard T.H. Chan School’s 22nd annual student talent show!
Friday, April 17th from 7-9pm at the Oberon Theater in Cambridge
We want YOU to perform! Do YOU have talent? Singing, dancing, playing an instrument, spoken word poetry, or something else? Please join us for auditions at the JBM Lounge @ Vanderbilt Hall, HMS on either of the following dates: – Thursday, March 5, 5pm-7pm OR – Friday, March 6, 4pm-6pm Sign up here for a timeslot. U-NITE performances are limited to 6 minutes. For questions, please contact Alvin Tran at alvintran@mail.harvard.edu or Roosa Tikkanen at roosa.tikkanen@mail.harvard.edu

Putting Mothers and Babies First: Benefits Across a Lifetime Forum

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm
Presented in Collaboration with The GroundTruth Project and GlobalPost
Watch the live webcast here. Discussion on health benefits to mothers, children and their families across their lifetimes. EXPERT PARTICIPANTS Ana Langer, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health Alicia Yamin, Director of the Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights Joy Riggs-Perla, Director — Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children Kirsten Gagnaire, Executive Director of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action MODERATOR Marissa Miley, Deputy Editor, Global Health, The GroundTruth Project. Any questions please contact theforum@hsph.harvard.edu 

Kick-off meeting & lunch: Harvard T.H. Chan Student Aging Forum

Friday, February 27, 2015 from 12:30 – 1:20 in Kresge 203
Come meet students and peers interested in the topic of aging. The Harvard T.H. Chan Student Forum on Aging is a student-led club that aims to convene a dialogue and raise awareness on the multi-disciplinary topic of aging populations. Whether you’re interested in research, business, policy, or have a personal perspective on this topic, we welcome you to attend our kick-off info session and for a meet & greet. Pizza and veggies will be served. To confirm your attendance please RSVP by Wednesday, February 25 to angela.ni@mail.harvard.edu

General:

Student Government Town Hall Meeting

All Students Welcome!!!
Wednesday February 25th at 12:30 pm in Kresge G-2
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has released its first annual report on diversity and inclusion. Your Student Government leaders would like to invite all students to attend this Wednesday’s Town Hall meeting to discuss the report’s findings. Come and express your thoughts, concerns, and raise any questions you have.
Please read the report before attending!
Meeting Location: Kresge G-2
Date: Wednesday, February 25th at 12:30pm
Topic: Report on Diversity and Inclusion
Will food be served? You betcha! But it’s limited!
-Your Student Government Team!
Questions? Email Alvin Tran via alvintran@mail.harvard.edu

February 23, 2015

Academic:

Making Headway on Big Dreams

Minister Leslie Ramsammy on transforming health care in Guyana
“Every person who dies of AIDS is an indictment of all of us.” In case you missed Minister Leslie Ramsammy’s reflections on transforming health care in Guyana during J-term, check out Harvard Public Health Review’s new blog post on Medium.com at: https://medium.com/harvard-public-health-review/making-headway-on-big-dreams-f9b2818a69e5 The three-minute read includes his strategies for improving health care delivery in resource-limited settings from a clinical and public health perspective. Any questions please contact hsphvoices@gmail.com 

Public Health in the Megacity: Air Quality and Public Health in Mexico City

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 5:30 – 7:00 PM Building I, 1302
Please join us for a talk on the Mexico City-HSPH Alliance for Air Quality and Health by Prof. Douglas Dockery, Chair of the Department of Environmental Health. In 1992, the World Health Organization declared Mexico City the most polluted city in the world. Since then, this megacity has made remarkable strides in cleaning up its air. This research collaboration will explore health benefits and conduct policy and economic valuation associated with air quality improvements in this megacity. Prof. Dockery will present an overview of the project, student research and travel opportunities, and discuss the launch of the Mexico City Public Health Working Group. Refreshments provided. More information here or contact aes629@mail.harvard.edu.

Apply:

Loan Relief Award Program

Deadline: March 23, 2015
As announced by Dean Julio Frenk on December 15, 2014, the Loan Relief Award on-line application is now available. Information about the award, eligibility requirements and the application are available here: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/loan-relief-award/. The application deadline for this award is Monday, March 23, 2015. Any questions please contact: Office of Student Financial Services – OSFS@hsph.harvard.edu 

Events and Activities:

7th Annual Unity Reception- Remarks by: Dean Julio Frenk

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, FXB Atrium
2015 Unity Reception_RevisedThe Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites you to the 7th Annual Unity Reception Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, FXB Atrium Remarks by: Dean Julio Frenk, Ph.D. Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Please join us for an evening of community-building, networking, and an opportunity to meet individuals from the Harvard Chan School community Light refreshments and dessert will be served. Any questions please contact visrani@hsph.harvard.edu 

Kick-off meeting & lunch: Harvard T.H. Chan Student Aging Forum

Friday, February 27, 2015 from 12:30 – 1:20, Kresge 203
Come meet students and peers interested in the topic of aging. The Harvard T.H. Chan Student Forum on Aging is a student-led club that aims to convene a dialogue and raise awareness on the multi-disciplinary topic of aging populations. Whether you’re interested in research, business, policy, or have a personal perspective on this topic, we welcome you to attend our kick-off info session and for a meet & greet. Pizza and veggies will be served. To confirm your attendance please RSVP by Wednesday, February 25 to angela.ni@mail.harvard.edu 

Save the Date for the 2015 MCH/CYF Symposium on Children’s Oral Health Symposium

Monday, March 30, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Room FXB G13
2015 MCH Symposium FlyerSave-the-date for the Children’s Oral Health Symposium, presented by the Maternal and Child Health/Children, Youth and Families Concentration. Dr. Peter Maramaldi, PhD, MPH, LCSW, will moderate this expert panel featuring: Man Wai Ng, DDS, MPH, Department of Dentistry, Boston Children’s Hospital; Linda Nelson, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry, Boston Children’s Hospital; and Sunah Hwang MD, MPH, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. To RSVP, please contact Caroline Huntington at chunting@hsph.harvard.edu.

General:

Student Government Town Hall Meeting

All Students Welcome!!!
Wednesday February 25th at 12:30 pm in Kresge G-2
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has released its first annual report on diversity and inclusion. Your Student Government leaders would like to invite all students to attend this Wednesday’s Town Hall meeting to discuss the report’s findings. Come and express your thoughts, concerns, and raise any questions you have.
Please read the report before attending!
Meeting Location: Kresge G-2
Date: Wednesday, February 25th at 12:30pm
Topic: Report on Diversity and Inclusion
Will food be served? You betcha! But it’s limited!
-Your Student Government Team!
Questions? Email Alvin Tran via alvintran@mail.harvard.edu

February 20, 2015

Academic:

Air Pollution and Human Health: Reflections on Research and Paths Forward

Thursday, February 26, 4pm, Kresge 502

Speaker: Michelle Bell, Professor of Environmental Health, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Introduction and Q&A Moderation by Douglas Dockery, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Environmental Epidemiology Chair, Department of Environmental Health Reception to follow.

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Making Headway on Big Dreams

Minister Leslie Ramsammy on transforming health care in Guyana

“Every person who dies of AIDS is an indictment of all of us.” In case you missed Minister Leslie Ramsammy’s reflections on transforming health care in Guyana during J-term, check out Harvard Public Health Review’s new blog post on Medium.com here. The three-minute read includes his strategies for improving health care delivery in resource-limited settings from a clinical and public health perspective.

Apply:

Submissions for Harvard Public Health Review Upcoming Edition on “Power, Politics, and Privilege”

Due Monday, March 2

The Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) is seeking submissions for its Spring 2015 edition, which, in light of the national conversation on racial justice and the intersections of state-sanctioned and structural violence in the U.S., will address “Power, Politics, and Privilege”. Students and faculty across academic disciplines at Harvard, as well as members of the general public, are encouraged to submit research, commentaries/op-eds, photo essays, and infographics addressing this topic that reflect an evidence-based and health equity framework. E-mail submissions/inquiries to submissions@harvardpublichealthreview.org by Mon, March 2, 2015. Visit www.harvardpublichealthreview.org for more information.

Any questions contact cgl475@mail.harvard.edu

Power and Differences workshop

Application due Wednesday, March 4

The Power and Differences workshop is a dialogue-based workshop structured to explore identity, culture, discrimination, and social justice. The workshop provides an opportunity for self-reflection and learning through improving understanding of power imbalances between and within social identity groups. Through participation in the five sessions students will explore and challenge their own implicit biases, learn a shared vocabulary and framework to consider inequities and power dynamics, and improve their understanding of allyhood. Link to application here.

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Resident Community Advisor Applications

Shattuck International House is staffed by three Resident Community Advisors (RCAs).  The RCAs are students of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and are knowledgeable  about the resources available at SPH and Harvard University.  Throughout the year, they provide support to the residents of Shattuck and plan social and cultural events to foster a fun and supportive community.  The RCAs are supervised and supported by SPH Operations and the Senior Program Coordinator in the Office for Student Affairs.

How can I become an RCA?

ONLY returning Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health students are eligible to applyClick here to view the full RCA Job Description.

*You must have completed at least one academic year at SPH.

RCA Applications for Academic Year 15-16 can be downloaded here.

*Current RCAs can apply for a second term, but they must complete a new application and are not guaranteed a position.

Events and Activities:

Kick-off meeting & lunch: Harvard T.H. Chan Student Aging Forum

Friday, February 27, 2015 from 12:30 – 1:20, Kresge 203

Come meet students and peers interested in the topic of aging. The Harvard T.H. Chan Student Forum on Aging is a student-led club that aims to convene a dialogue and raise awareness on the multi-disciplinary topic of aging populations. Whether you’re interested in research, business, policy, or have a personal perspective on this topic, we welcome you to attend our kick-off info session and for a meet & greet. Pizza and veggies will be served.

Debunking Fad Diets

Friday, February 20th, 4:00PM, Emerson Hall Rm. 108

Join us for a critical presentation and Q&A about fad diets by Meir Stampfer Dr.PH, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology and Michelle Gallant, RD from Harvard University Health Services. They will critique the paleo, gluten-free, juice cleansing diets and provide a framework for evaluating the nutritional value of any diet. All attendees will have a chance to win a copy of PLENTY, a gorgeous and delicious cookbook by Yotan Ottolenghi. To confirm your attendance please RSVP by Wednesday, February 25 to angela.ni@mail.harvard.edu

Any questions contact jlj081@mail.harvard.edu.

CASTING for WORLD PREMIERE of TWO GIRLS AND A GUY

HGSE Theatre Organization is staging the World Premiere of Two Girls and a Guy, providing a unique chance to star in a production that promises to be a highlight of this year’s Arts First Week (30 April – 3 May). AUDITIONS: If you are interested in auditioning for one of the three leads (two female; one male), please send the director, George Greenbury (’15) (gcg209@mail.harvard.edu), a brief email signalling your interest and indicate two 20-minute windows during the times listed below when you are available to audition. All auditions will be held in the Gutman Conference Center; call backs will be held on Sunday 1 March between 14:00-18:00. 18:00-22:00, Tuesday 24 February 18:00-22:00, Thursday 26 February.

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Save-the-Date for the 2015 MCH/CYF Symposium on Childrens’s Oral Health on March 30

Dr. Peter Maramaldi, PhD, MPH, LCSW, will moderate this expert panel featuring: Man Wai Ng, DDS, MPH, Department of Dentistry, Boston Children’s Hospital; Linda Nelson, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry, Boston Children’s Hospital; and Sunah Hwang MD, MPH, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. To RSVP, please contact Caroline Huntington at chunting@hsph.harvard.edu.

 

February 19, 2015

Events and Activities:

Save the Date: U-NITE!

Harvard T.H. Chan School’s 22nd annual student talent show! Friday, April 17th from 7-9pm at the Oberon Theater in Cambridge

We want YOU to perform! Do YOU have talent? Singing, dancing, playing an instrument, spoken word poetry, or something else? Please join us for auditions at the JBM Lounge @ Vanderbilt Hall, HMS on either of the following dates: – Thursday, March 5, 5pm-7pm OR – Friday, March 6, 4pm-6pm Sign up here for a timeslot.

U-NITE performances are limited to 6 minutes. For questions, please contact Alvin Tran at alvintran@mail.harvard.edu or Roosa Tikkanen at roosa.tikkanen@mail.harvard.edu

7th Annual Unity Reception- Remarks by: Dean Julio Frenk

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, FXB Atrium

Dean Julio Frenk, Ph.D. Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Please join us for an evening of community-building, networking, and an opportunity to meet individuals from the Harvard Chan School community Light refreshments and dessert will be served.

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A Case Study Highlighting Career Challenges and Successes with Ellen Zane

Thursday, February 19th, 5:30-6:30 PM, Kresge 502

Ellen Zane has extensive functional and leadership experience in the delivery of health care and hospital administration. She served as the CEO and President of Tufts Medical Center from 2004-2011 and currently serves as the CEO Emeritus. Pizza and veggies will be provided.

Any questions contact hsph.wil@gmail.com

Debunking Fad Diets

Friday, February 20th, 4:00PM, Emerson Hall Rm. 108

Join us for a critical presentation and Q&A about fad diets by Meir Stampfer Dr.PH, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology and Michelle Gallant, RD from Harvard University Health Services. They will critique the paleo, gluten-free, juice cleansing diets and provide a framework for evaluating the nutritional value of any diet. All attendees will have a chance to win a copy of PLENTY, a gorgeous and delicious cookbook by Yotan Ottolenghi.

Any questions contact jlj081@mail.harvard.edu.

Black Policy Conference

Old to the Struggle, New to the Movement: Strategic Action for Fighting Racial Injustice April 10-12, 2015

The tragic events in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland, and across the country have called us to action. The Black Policy Conference organizers have responded by mobilizing the Harvard campus and community. This is our generation’s defining moment, especially on the eve of the 50th Anniversary of Selma. Please join us at the 11th Annual Black Policy Conference, Old to the Struggle, New to the Movement: Strategic Action for Fighting Racial Injustice. More information: http://www.blackpolicyconference.com/

Putting Mothers and Babies first: Benefits Across a Lifetime Forum

Presented in Collaboration with The GroundTruth Project and GlobalPost

Discussion on health benefits to mothers, children and their families across their lifetimes. EXPERT PARTICIPANTS: Ana Langer, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health Alicia Yamin, Director of the Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights Joy Riggs-Perla, Director — Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children Kirsten Gagnaire, Executive Director of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action MODERATOR: Marissa Miley, Deputy Editor, Global Health, The GroundTruth Project.

Any questions contact klally@hsph.harvard.edu.

February 18, 2015

Academic:

Afghanistan’s Neglected Humanitarian Crisis: War, Women, and Health Today

Thursday, February 19th, 5:30 PM FXB G-11

Please join Nargis Usman, Afghan Community Organizer, Gender Activist, Fulbright Scholar, and Master’s Candidate at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, for a conversation about women and health in Afghanistan. A light supper will be served to those who RSVP to: emaistre@hsph.harvard.edu This event is co-sponsored by the Group on Reproductive Health and Rights and the Women, Gender, and Health Concentration.

Vela Foundation Application

Apply:

Power and Differences workshop

Application due Wednesday, March 4

The Power and Differences workshop is a dialogue-based workshop structured to explore identity, culture, discrimination, and social justice. The workshop provides an opportunity for self-reflection and learning through improving understanding of power imbalances between and within social identity groups. Through participation in the five sessions students will explore and challenge their own implicit biases, learn a shared vocabulary and framework to consider inequities and power dynamics, and improve their understanding of allyhood. Link to application here.

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Events and Activities:

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) Regional Summit: Saturday February 21st, 2015

Health Over Wealth: Student Impact on Global Health and Access to Medicines
You are cordially invited to the 2015 Regional UAEM Summit at Yale University in New Haven, CT. This all-day event will build capacity around student advocacy for health and wellness in vulnerable populations around the world. Keynote speaker Dr. Unni Karunakara, the former International President of MSF and Senior Fellow at the Jackson institute, will discuss the importance of access to medicines in the context of humanitarian emergencies. Yale Law School Professor Amy Kapczynski will talk about the role of universities and intellectual property in the context of access to medicines. The event will begin at 9:30 and going through early afternoon at the Yale School of Forestry. RSVP in the link provided. Travel assistance available More information: https://yaleuaem.wordpress.com/uaem-regional-summit-health-over-wealth/ 

RPP Epi Journal Club

Thursday (2/19) in the Epi Library at 12:30

The next Reproductive, Prenatal, and Pediatric (RPP) Epidemiology Journal Club meeting will take place on Thursday, February 19th at 12:30 pm in the Epidemiology Library (Kresge 907). We will be discussing the article: “Urinary bisphenol A, phthalates, and couple fecundity: the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE) Study.” by Buck Louis, et al. (Fertility and Sterility 2014; 101:1359-1366). For additional reading/background, you may be interested in: “Designing prospective cohort studies for assessing reproductive and developmental toxicity during sensitive windows of human reproduction and development – the LIFE Study.” Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2011; 25: 413-424).

A Case Study Highlighting Career Challenges and Successes with Ellen Zane

Thursday, February 19th, 5:30-6:30 PM, Kresge 502

Ellen Zane has extensive functional and leadership experience in the delivery of health care and hospital administration. She served as the CEO and President of Tufts Medical Center from 2004-2011 and currently serves as the CEO Emeritus. Pizza and veggies will be provided.

Any questions contact hsph.wil@gmail.com

Debunking Fad Diets

Friday, February 20th, 4:00PM, Emerson Hall Rm. 108

Join us for a critical presentation and Q&A about fad diets by Meir Stampfer Dr.PH, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology and Michelle Gallant, RD from Harvard University Health Services. They will critique the paleo, gluten-free, juice cleansing diets and provide a framework for evaluating the nutritional value of any diet. All attendees will have a chance to win a copy of PLENTY, a gorgeous and delicious cookbook by Yotan Ottolenghi.

Any questions contact jlj081@mail.harvard.edu.

CASTING for WORLD PREMIERE of TWO GIRLS AND A GUY

HGSE Theatre Organization is staging the World Premiere of Two Girls and a Guy, providing a unique chance to star in a production that promises to be a highlight of this year’s Arts First Week (30 April – 3 May). AUDITIONS: If you are interested in auditioning for one of the three leads (two female; one male), please send the director, George Greenbury (’15) (gcg209@mail.harvard.edu), a brief email signalling your interest and indicate two 20-minute windows during the times listed below when you are available to audition. All auditions will be held in the Gutman Conference Center; call backs will be held on Sunday 1 March between 14:00-18:00. 18:00-22:00, Tuesday 24 February 18:00-22:00, Thursday 26 February.

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General:

COOP Merchandise, please provide feedback

Student Government has heard many concerns regarding the lack of merchandise at the COOP. Many have expressed that they feel this reflects a hierarchy within the university. Student Government and the Office of Student Affairs have been working on this issue. We plan to meet with the COOP soon and would like bring your specific desires and concerns to the table. It is our hope that we can influence merchandise that is brought in for commencement. Please fill out the survey here.

February 17, 2015

Academic:

Afghanistan’s Neglected Humanitarian Crisis: War, Women, and Health Today

Thursday, February 19th, 5:30 PM FXB G-11

Please join Nargis Usman, Afghan Community Organizer, Gender Activist, Fulbright Scholar, and Master’s Candidate at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, for a conversation about women and health in Afghanistan. A light supper will be served to those who RSVP to: emaistre@hsph.harvard.edu This event is co-sponsored by the Group on Reproductive Health and Rights and the Women, Gender, and Health Concentration.

Apply:

Loan Relief Award Program

Deadline: March 23, 2015

As announced by Dean Julio Frenk on December 15, 2014, the Loan Relief Award on-line application is now available. Information about the award, eligibility requirements and the application are available in the link provided below. The application is here.

Submissions for Harvard Public Health Review Upcoming Edition on “Power, Politics, and Privilege”

Due Monday, March 2

The Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) is seeking submissions for its Spring 2015 edition, which, in light of the national conversation on racial justice and the intersections of state-sanctioned and structural violence in the U.S., will address “Power, Politics, and Privilege”. Students and faculty across academic disciplines at Harvard, as well as members of the general public, are encouraged to submit research, commentaries/op-eds, photo essays, and infographics addressing this topic that reflect an evidence-based and health equity framework. E-mail submissions/inquiries to submissions@harvardpublichealthreview.org by Mon, March 2, 2015. Visit www.harvardpublichealthreview.org for more information.

Any questions contact cgl475@mail.harvard.edu

Events and Activities:

7th Annual Unity Reception- Remarks by: Dean Julio Frenk

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, FXB Atrium

Dean Julio Frenk, Ph.D. Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Please join us for an evening of community-building, networking, and an opportunity to meet individuals from the Harvard Chan School community Light refreshments and dessert will be served.

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Join us at the 2015 MIT Sloan Bioinnovations Conference! Tickets are on sale now!

Friday February 20th, Boston Mariott Cambridge

This year’s conference will focus on evolving strategies, technologies and innovations that are redefining how value is created, assessed, and translated to improve healthcare practice. Keynote Speakers include: Dr. Mark Fishman (President, Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research), Jamie Heywood (CEO, PatientsLikeMe) and Dr. Gary Kelloff (Special Advisor, NIH). Join our panel discussions, as industry leaders will discuss topics such as innovative pricing models and device development in emerging markets.

For more information click here.

Networking Event with the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative

Wednesday February 18th from 8:30-10:00 am in the FXB Atrium

Join the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative along with Dr. Howard K. Koh and Dr. Monica Higgins for a networking and leadership skills building event. This is a unique opportunity to connect with some of the world’s most accomplished leaders. More information about the Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellows can be found at: www.advancedleadership.harvard.edu. This event consists of networking, breakfast, faculty panel discussion and breakout groups to explore themes.

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WGH and Community Works: Find internships, practicums, volunteer opportunities, etc

Tuesday, February 17 in Kresge 502 from 12:30-1:20pm
The Women, Gender, and Health Concentration is hosting an event to help students find internships, practicums, volunteer opportunities, etc. There will be several groups from Community Works that do work with a gender focus or gender analysis who will present briefly on what they are doing – and suggest ways that students can be involved.  Lunch will be provided RSVP at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sZFt4XR_3F4pz7YUX5_G_HDOcay18NMnBw8Aq558AO8/viewform?usp=send_form  Any questions please contact wgh@hsph.harvard.edu

Volunteer:

Tutoring at a local charter school, Mondays or Thursdays 4-5pm.

For more information click here.

General:

COOP Merchandise, please provide feedback

Student Government has heard many concerns regarding the lack of merchandise at the COOP. Many have expressed that they feel this reflects a hierarchy within the university. Student Government and the Office of Student Affairs have been working on this issue. We plan to meet with the COOP soon and would like bring your specific desires and concerns to the table. It is our hope that we can influence merchandise that is brought in for commencement. Please fill out the survey here.