Brain Health Colloquium Series: Genome-wide association study of PTSD in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members (Army STARRS): methodological considerations and applications
Wednesday April 1, 2015, 4-5 pm in Kresge 907
Please join us on Wednesday April 1st in Kresge 907 for the Brain Health Colloquium Series: Genome-wide association study of PTSD in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members (Army STARRS): methodological considerations and applications Chia-Yen Chen, ScD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
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Events and Activities:
Film Screening: A Doctor of My Own: The First Medical Students of Namibia
Join the Africa Health Forum for a special screening of a new global health film entitled “A Doctor of My Own: The First Medical Students of Namibia”. The film by Harvard alum Trisha Pasricha explores the emerging stories of students at the newly opened University of Namibia School of Medicine. The students will trek to rural villages, training with patients who have never before met a doctor from their own country. The challenges are enormous–and so is the pressure. Some students will leave in the brain drain, never to return. Yet buried in the sea of endless patients and faced with unexpected responsibilities, a few may rise to find their calling.
Precision Advisors Information Session
Tuesday March 31st from 6:00-8:00pm at the Longwood campus
Precision Advisors combines unrivaled real-world market experience with thought leadership and industry expertise to provide insight, strategy, and advice to innovative life sciences companies. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Precision Advisors’ unrivaled team of expert advisors encompass all areas of the commercialization spectrum including strategy consulting, managed markets, health economics, clinical research, and analytics. We invite you to join us for an information session with panelists from Precision Advisors. There will be a short presentation that will enable you to learn more about work and career path at the firm. Immediately following the presentation, there will be time to speak with firm representatives.
April 2, 2015 from 1:30-2:30pm at Flywheel Sports (800 Boylston Ave in the Prudential Centre) **please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance
What: Charity spin ride to raise funds for Project Hope, an agency moving families out of homelessness (an even greater challenge with our winter) The Challenge: Pair up with a Canadian (a Canadian:non-Canadian matchup) for your ride. Flywheel will record your torq…the lowest scorer donates 5$ extra to Project Hope. When: 1:30-2:30pm, Thursday April 2, 2015. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance. Cost: $25.00, cash only please What to bring: Your sweatsuit (aka work out clothes) and a bottle of water. Towels and shoes are included. RSVP: on Eventbrite here. There will be a free raffle for all participants! Deadline to RSVP is Tuesday March 31, 2015. Cancellations must be 48 hours in advance.
Research Diversity and Employment Open House
Tuesday April 14, 2015, Kresge Cafeteria, 4:00 -6:00 pm (pre registration required here.
Cosponsored by Human Resources and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, this is an opportunity to learn about non-academic and academic career paths. Entering the job market after completing your degree can feel daunting, especially when you are unaware of all the opportunities available to you or what they even entail. Hear first hand from researchers who have pursued academic and non-academic routes, their benefits and challenges. If you’re entering or reentering the job market with a new degree, this Open House is a good place to start. In addition to the panelists, HR will be there to answer questions about positions at the School, applying for jobs, resume building and more. Light bites and refreshments will be served.
Hot Topics in the Food System (EcoOpportunity Seminar)
Thursday April 2 @ 12:30pm in Kresge 502
Margiana Petersen-Rockney, the Project Coordinator for the Food Literacy Project, will be speaking about HOT TOPICS IN THE FOOD SYSTEM. Ever wonder what “all natural” means? Is “organic” or “local” better? What is the story with GMOs? What does “food justice” mean?
Prospective Safety Monitoring with Sentinel Workshop
Monday, March 30 from 12:30 to 3:00 pm in FXB G11 (Lunch Provided)
On Monday, March 30th from 12:30 to 2:30 in FXB G11, Drs. Darren Toh and Jeffrey Brown will be leading a workshop to teach the theory and practice of active safety surveillance around FDA’s Sentinel initiative. Dr. Toh is an Assistant Professor and Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at HMS. Both are experts in drug safety surveillance and this is a great opportunity to learn more about an exciting part of pharmacoepidemiology.
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Unaffordable America: Housing, Profit, and Policy presented by Matthew Desmond, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies at Harvard University
Monday March 20th from 12:00 to 1:45 pm at the Harvard Kennedy School, Allison Dining ROom (Taubman 520)
Owing to rising housing costs, stagnant or falling incomes among the poor, and a shortfall of federal housing assistance, most poor renting families today devote over half their income to housing costs, and eviction has become commonplace in low-income communities. Poor single mothers with young children, particularly African Americans, are at especially high risk of displacement. This talk focuses on the prevalence and consequences of eviction—for parents, children, and neighborhoods. It concludes with suggested policy remedies and a call to pull housing back to the center of the poverty debate. Matthew Desmond is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin.
Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACDI) Meet and Greet Sessions
DACDI is comprised of alumni, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and students. Over the last year, DACDI has been working to create a draft strategic plan that will inform the diversity and inclusion priorities and activities of the School. Please stop by one of our two “Meet and Greet” gatherings to meet committee members, share your perspective on diversity and inclusion in our community, and give feedback on the draft strategic plan. All members of the Harvard Chan Community are welcome; refreshments will be provided. We welcome your feedback, which can be provided here.
Any questions contact DACDI@hsph.harvard.edu.