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February 5, 2016

Need to Know:

Graduating this May 2016?

Application for Degree Due TODAY, Friday, February 5th!

This is a reminder that all expected May graduates must submit the Online Application for Degree by no later than February 5, 2016 via myHarvardChan –> Apply to Graduate tab –> Apply to Graduate link. If you have already submitted your online application for degree, thank you. You can confirm your application was submitted via myHarvardChan –> Apply to Graduate tab –> View Application to Graduate link.

NOTE: SM2 students who have submitted paper applications to switch to the MPH do NOT need to submit an online application and should have already received email confirmation that their applications have been processed.

Contact the Registrar’s Office with questions: registrar@hsph.harvard.edu or 617-432-1032

 

Full-Spring/Spring1 Add/Drop/Change Grading Option Deadline

MOVED to 5pm MONDAY, February 8th

Due to the inclement weather, the Add/Drop/Change Grading Option Deadline for Full-Spring and Spring1 Harvard Chan School courses has been moved to 5pm MONDAY, February 8th. Students are expected to meet with their advisors prior to this deadline to review their course schedules.

Contact the Registrar’s Office with questions: registrar@hsph.harvard.edu or 617-432-1032

 

Full-Spring/Spring1 Cross-Registration Reminders

Drop Forms Due 5pm MONDAY, February 8, & Time Conflicts

Please drop all Full-Spring & Spring1 cross-registered courses that you do NOT intend on taking by submitting a Cross-Registration Drop Form to the Registrar’s Office by no later than 5pm Monday, February 8th. Cross-Registration Drop Form.  Cross-registered courses can take up to 2 weeks to appear in your ALICE course schedule. Courses will only be added if:
1) the instructor and host-school Registrar have approved the petition,
2) the course is graduate-level, and
3) the course does NOT pose a time conflict.

Contact the Registrar’s Office with questions: registrar@hsph.harvard.edu or 617-432-1032

 

Academic:

Obesity Journal Club

Wednesday, February 10th, 12:30-1:20pm, Building 2, Room 317 

This month we will be discussing the article, “Changes in Intake of Fruits and Vegetables and Weight Change in United States Men and Women Followed for Up to 24 Years: Analysis from Three Prospective Cohort Studies”, which was recently published in PLoS Medicine (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26394033). All are welcome to join!

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to Audrey Gaskins (agaskins@hsph.harvard.edu) by Tuesday, February 8th.

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: MIT-Harvard Microbiome Symposium

Abstracts due Friday March 4, 2016

We are excited to announce an upcoming half-day microbiome event this April by the MIT & Harvard Chan School of Public Health microbiome clubs! The event will feature talks from established and young investigators, as well a networking opportunity to learn more about research and job opportunities in the microbiome space. Poster session will include recruiting for summer and year-long research and industry positions. Lunch and snacks provided. Submit abstracts and compete for prizes! More information at www.microbiome2016.wordpress.com

Should you have questions, contact hsphbiome@gmail.com

 

SBS 219 – High Risk Behavior: Epidemiology and Prevention Strategies

Spring2, Tues + Thurs 1:30 – 3:20PM, Kresge 202B

In this course, we will examine the epidemiology of behaviors that place an individual at higher risk of injuries and mortality from adolescence through adulthood. Emphasis will be placed on (1) develop-mental and social factors that underpin these behaviors; (2) under-standing the development and implementation of efficacious and effective preventive interventions including the preventive intervention research cycle; and (3) conceptualizing an intervention to prevent a high risk behavior.

Should you have questions, contact Dr. Vaughan Rees: vrees@hsph.harvard.edu

 

Environmental epigenetics seminar (lunch will be provided)

Harvard Chan Student Environment and Genetics Association

Epigenetic

Title: B Vitamins Curbs – the Epigenetic Effect of Concentrated Ambient Fine Particals: An Epigenome-wide Association Study in a Human Intervention Trial
Speaker: Jia Zhong M.S
Time: February 9th from 12:30 to 1:20 pm
Location: FXB G-13
Lunch will be provided.

Should you have questions, contact zhz586@mail.harvard.edu

 

Events and Activities:

LinkedIn Lab

Tuesday, February, 9, 12:30-1:30pm. G-2

Looking to maximize your presence on LinkedIn and take the next step beyond creating your profile? Come learn the many ways LinkedIn can help you in your career exploration, job search, building your professional network, and much more. Please create a LinkedIn account and bring your laptop to the workshop. RSVP in CareerConnect is much appreciated. https://hsph-harvard-csm.symplicity.com/ Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

 

Startup Career Fair

Friday, February, 5, 1:00-4:00pm, Harvard Innovation Lab

Join us for the Harvard OCS Startup Career Fair! This educational and career-focused event is an excellent way for you to network with representatives from entrepreneurial and startup organizations, learn about jobs and internships, and discover exciting opportunities available in the startup field. Bring copies of your resume and your Harvard ID.
Location: Harvard Innovation Lab 125 Western Avenue, Allston, MA

For more detail, please visit: http://ocs.fas.harvard.edu/startupfair

 

Voices in Leadership: From Physician to CEO: Leadership Insight for Success – Featuring Belen Garijo, CEO of Merck Healthcare

February 9th, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Leadership Studio, Kresge10th Floor.

 

Dr. Belen Garijo is CEO of Merck Healthcare and Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Before joining Merck, she was Senior Vice President Global Operations Europe at Sanofi-Aventis. From 2003 to 2006, Garijo was General Manager of Aventis Spain and lead the merging of Sanofi-Aventis in 2004. From 2000 to 2003 she served as Global Vice President Oncology at Aventis, and previously was Director of the Oncology Business Unit in the predecessor company Rhône-Poulenc Rorer. Prior to that she worked in R&D for 8 years, initially as the Medical Director of Abbott Laboratories Spanish affiliate, before moving to the US to lead the international Medical Affairs at Abbott. Dr. Garijo holds an M.D.

RSVP today at hsph.me/garijo while seats last! For all questions, please contact hsphvoices@gmail.com.

 

Panel Discussion on Federal Policy to Ban Smoking in Public Housing

Thursday, February 18, 12:30-1:20pm, FXB G13

Join us for a discussion on the potential banning of smoking in public housing. A panel will discuss this policy, its potential implications, relevance to public health and history of similar policies. Speakers from the Boston Housing Department and Harvard T.H. Chan school of house will share their insights. Feel free to bring your lunch, light refreshments will be served.

Should you have questions, contact Jmcalvo@mail.harvard.edu

 

Funding Opportunities:

Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai Harvard Graduate Student Fellowship

Open now

The Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai (“Center”) is now accepting applications for the Harvard Graduate Student Fellowship.

Preference will be given to candidates whose research is in the UAE or the Center’s region. Graduate students will receive up to 25,000 USD per award (based on a full year of research and funds can be prorated for shorter periods of research).

To be eligible, applicants must be matriculated in a degree-granting master or doctoral program at a Harvard University school. Letters of Intent are due February 12, 2016 and selected candidates will be invited to submit a full application no later than March 11, 2016.

For more information, please visit ghd-dubai.hms.harvard.edu.

Should you have any questions, contact ghd.dubai@hms.harvard.edu.

 

Volunteer:

S-CAP’s February Service Learning Event

Saturday, February 13, 10am

S-CAP is joining up with the Harvard Law chapter of Project No One Leaves on February 13 at 10am. Project No One Leaves runs canvases to inform tenants and former homeowners of their rights in an effort to keep people in their homes after foreclosure.

Volunteers will meet at 10:00am at 23 Everett Street (Cambridge, MA) for breakfast. PNOL will provide information about foreclosure and about how to counsel residents. Then students go in groups to canvas until about 1pm.

Please email Catherine (chumphreville@jd16.law.harvard.edu) by Wednesday, February 10 at 5:00pm if you plan to come to the canvass, and also if you can bring a car.

Should you have any questions, contact chc708@mail.harvard.edu

 

Apply:

New STRIPED Practicum in Health Communications: Translating Research Findings on Eating Disorders Screening to Community Pediatricians

STRIPED has a new practicum opportunity for spring 2016 to work on a project entitled Improving Screening for Eating Disorders in Pediatric Primary Care. This project is a great opportunity to improve health communication skills and get invaluable, hands-on experience in addressing community healthcare needs.

Applicants should have excellent writing skills, interest and experience in health communications, and should be able to work both independently and collaboratively. The student will supervised by Dr. Gooding and will be awarded a practicum stipend of $1500.

Interested students should submit a CV and writing sample, preferably one targeting clinicians or educated lay audiences on a healthcare-related topic by February 12, 2016

Should you have questions, contact holly.gooding@childrens.harvard.edu

February 4, 2016

Events and Activities:

THE AGING WORKFORCE: Challenges and Benefits for the Public’s Health

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 12:30-1:30pm ET

To RSVP for the studio audience- theforum@hsph.harvard.edu

 

Startup Career Fair

Friday, February, 5, 1:00-4:00pm, Harvard Innovation Lab

Join us for the Harvard OCS Startup Career Fair! This educational and career-focused event is an excellent way for you to network with representatives from entrepreneurial and startup organizations, learn about jobs and internships, and discover exciting opportunities available in the startup field. Bring copies of your resume and your Harvard ID.
Location: Harvard Innovation Lab 125 Western Avenue, Allston, MA

For more detail, please visit: http://ocs.fas.harvard.edu/startupfair

 

Unity Reception: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at the Harvard Chan School

Tuesday, February 9, 5:30pm at FXB Lounge

Come celebrate diversity and inclusion at Harvard Chan School! Speakers include Dean David Hunter and Dean Meredith Rosenthal. Refreshments provided.

See the website for The Office of Diversity and Inclusion to learn more.

 

Acing the Interview Workshop

Thursday, February, 11, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge 502

Knowing what to expect puts your interviewing anxiety at ease. Learn how to prepare for interviews and strategize appropriate responses to tough questions.

RSVP in CareerConnect is much appreciated. https://hsph-harvard-csm.symplicity.com/

Should you have questions, contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu

 

Volunteer:

S-CAP’s February Service Learning Event

Saturday, February 13, 10am

S-CAP is joining up with the Harvard Law chapter of Project No One Leaves on February 13 at 10am. Project No One Leaves runs canvases to inform tenants and former homeowners of their rights in an effort to keep people in their homes after foreclosure.

Volunteers will meet at 10:00am at 23 Everett Street (Cambridge, MA) for breakfast. PNOL will provide information about foreclosure and about how to counsel residents. Then students go in groups to canvas until about 1pm.

Please email Catherine (chumphreville@jd16.law.harvard.edu) by Wednesday, February 10 at 5:00pm if you plan to come to the canvass, and also if you can bring a car.

Should you have any questions, contact chc708@mail.harvard.edu

 

Funding Opportunities:

Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–DubaiHarvard Graduate Student Fellowship

Open now

The Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai (“Center”) is now accepting applications for the Harvard Graduate Student Fellowship.

Preference will be given to candidates whose research is in the UAE or the Center’s region. Graduate students will receive up to 25,000 USD per award (based on a full year of research and funds can be prorated for shorter periods of research).

To be eligible, applicants must be matriculated in a degree-granting master or doctoral program at a Harvard University school. Letters of Intent are due February 12, 2016 and selected candidates will be invited to submit a full application no later than March 11, 2016.

For more information, please visit ghd-dubai.hms.harvard.edu.

Should you have any questions, contact ghd.dubai@hms.harvard.edu.

 

Other:

Survey – Senior Leadership Fellows Program

Participate now for a chance to win a free lunch!

The Senior Leadership Fellows Program is organizing a discussion panel of former Senior Leadership Fellows and we want to know what global health topics YOU would like to see addressed! Participate in our brief, 4-question survey for a chance to win one of two $10 lunch vouchers to Sebastian’s Cafe in Kresge! See the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GGT7DCJ

To learn more about Senior Leadership Fellows, visit our website: hsph.me/seniorfellows.

 

 

February 3, 2016

Need to Know:

Full-Spring/Spring1 Add/Drop/Change Grading Option Deadline

5pm Friday, February 5th, 2016

The Add/Drop/Change Grading Option Deadline for Full-Spring and Spring1 courses is 5pm Friday, February 5th. Students are expected to meet with their advisors prior to this deadline to review their course schedules. Any questions contact registrar@hsph.harvard.edu; 617-432-1032.

Full-Spring/Spring1 Cross-Registration Reminders

Drop Forms Due 5pm Friday, February 5, & Time Conflicts

Please drop all Full-Spring & Spring1 cross-registered courses that you do NOT intend on taking by submitting a Cross-Registration Drop Form to the Registrar’s Office by no later than 5pm Friday, February 5th. Cross-Registration Drop Form: Cross-registered courses can take up to 2 weeks to appear in your ALICE course schedule. Courses will only be added if: 1) the instructor and host-school Registrar have approved the petition, 2) the course is graduate-level, and 3) the course does NOT pose a time conflict.

Graduating this May 2016?

Apply to Graduate Today!

This is a reminder that all expected May graduates must submit the Online Application for Degree by no later than February 5, 2016 via myHarvardChan –> Apply to Graduate tab –> Apply to Graduate link. If you have already submitted your online application for degree, thank you. You can confirm your application was submitted via myHarvardChan –> Apply to Graduate tab –> View Application to Graduate link.

NOTE: SM2 students who have submitted paper applications to switch to the MPH do NOT need to submit an online application and should have already received email confirmation that their applications have been processed. Any questions contact registrar@hsph.harvard.edu; 617-432-1032.

Academic:

Alan Fenwick Lecture – Elimination of Schistosomiasis & other Neglected Tropical Diseases

February 5th, 2016, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge G-2

Any questions contact egastfriend@gmail.com.

General:

Harvard International Office

February 4, 2016, 10:00 am to Noon; 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Kresge G10

Elizabeth Capuano, Advisor to International Students and Scholars from the Harvard International Office, will hold office hours in Kresge G10 at the above times.  Afternoon walk-in hours will be held from 2:30 to 4:00 pm on this day only.   Any questions contact elizabeth_capuano@harvard.edu; http://hio.harvard.edu/office-hours 

Harvard International Office F-1 Optional Practical Training Workshop

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Kresge G-3

Elizabeth Capuano from the Harvard International Office will hold an Optional Practical Training (OPT) workshop for F-1 students.  Students completing a program of study can apply for post-completion OPT as early as 90 days before the date of completion and/or graduation.  This workshop will provide detailed information about the OPT application process and F-1 status issues relating to OPT.  This session is mandatory for all F-1 students who are considering applying for OPT work authorization that will take effect after the May 26, 2016 graduation date.  Any questions contact elizabeth_capuano@harvard.edu; http://hio.harvard.edu/office-hours 

Interested in Applying to Become a Recognized Harvard Chan Student Organization?

Application Deadline is February 5th for Step One

Student organizations are a vital part of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and greatly enhance the cultural, social, and intellectual life on campus. The Office for Student Affairs formally recognizes student organizations on campus. The first part of the recognition process is submitting a proposed student organization name, mission statement and objectives by February 5th at 5 pm. More information as well as an online application can be found here: http://hsph.me/studentorgs

Any questions please contact Katherine Worthington at kworthi@hsph.harvard.edu

Apply:

2016 Harvard President’s and Deans’ Challenges

Deadline – Monday, February 8, 2016

The challenges call upon students and postdocs to take their ideas and ventures to the next stage. More than $300K will be awarded to finalists and winning teams led by current Harvard full-time students and postdoctoral fellows. Submit your proposal today! For more info: https://i-lab.harvard.edu/ideate/venture-challenges/deans-challenge/health-life-sciences/

Events and Activities:

Poisoning the People: Environmental Racism and the Flint Water Crisis

Thursday, February 4, 12:30pm-1:20pm, Kresge 502

Come join Harvard Chan RACE Student Organization for a presentation about the Flint, Michigan water crisis followed by an open discussion. Any questions contact justin.feldman@mail.harvard.edu.

Voices in Leadership:  Refusing to Play It Safe  A perspective from the private sector – Featuring Belen Garijo, CEO of Merck Healthcare,

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

Dr. Belen Garijo is CEO of Merck Healthcare and Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Before joining Merck, she was Senior Vice President Global Operations Europe at Sanofi-Aventis. From 2003 to 2006, Garijo was General Manager of Aventis Spain and lead the merging of Sanofi-Aventis in 2004. From 2000 to 2003 she served as Global Vice President Oncology at Aventis, and previously was Director of the Oncology Business Unit in the predecessor company Rhône-Poulenc Rorer. Prior to that she worked in R&D for 8 years, initially as the Medical Director of Abbott Laboratories Spanish affiliate, before moving to the US to lead the international Medical Affairs at Abbott. Dr. Garijo holds an M.D.,  in clinical pharmacology RSVP today at hsph.me/garijo while seats last! For all questions, please contact hsphvoices@gmail.com.

Student Voices: Dentistry in Public Health

Wednesday, February 3rd, 12:30-1:20pm, G-2 (Lunch Provided) 

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Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

Thursday February, 4, 2016,12:30-1:30,Kresge G3 

For International Students – Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop
Elizabeth Capuano from the International Student Office will explain the purpose of OPT as well as information about the timeline and process for applying for OPT

This is a “must attend” Harvard International Office presentation for any international student considering working in the U.S. after graduation this May. See more information on OPT at: http://www.hio.harvard.edu/optional-practical-training-opt. RSVPs for the session are much appreciated. Please visit CareerConnect for more details and to register. Sponsored by: Office for Alumni Affairs and Career Advancement

Safety Partners Information Session

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 12:30-1:30, Kresge 202 

The work we do at Safety Partners is more than just a job. Our science and technology clients do important and necessary work that involves hazardous materials and hazardous environments; we’re finding ways for those people to do that work safely. Denise Aronson, President of Safety Partners, Inc. will provide an overview EHS Consulting as a career, and the opportunities available at Safety Partners. RSVPs for the session are much appreciated. Please visit CareerConnect for more details and to register. Sponsored by: Office for Alumni Affairs and Career Advancement.

Salary Negotiation with Expert Israela Brill-Cass

Thursday, February, 4, 5:30-7:00pm, Kresge 202

Expert Ms. Brill-Cass will discuss how to prepare for and effectively negotiate compensation, with a focus on how identity and other power dynamics impact salary negotiations. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

LinkedIn Lab

Tuesday, February, 9, 12:30-1:30pm. G-2

Looking to maximize your presence on LinkedIn and take the next step beyond creating your profile? Come learn the many ways LinkedIn can help you in your career exploration, job search, building your professional network, and much more. Please create a LinkedIn account and bring your laptop to the workshop. RSVP in CareerConnect is much appreciated. https://hsph-harvard-csm.symplicity.com/ Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

Volunteer:

Youth in Public Health Conference: Sign-up!

Wednesday, February 3rd, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge Cafeteria

The Youth and Public Health Conference brings together Harvard Chan students, faculty, and staff to guide select high school students through a day of learning and exploration. Students will spend the day in interactive sessions where they will learn how public health affects their daily life and what they can do to get involved right now. The third annual conference will take place on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the school.

Come sign up and ask questions to Paul Reeping and Samara Jinks during lunch this Wednesday on how to get involved. We will also be forming the official group and email list–so please come sign up even if you have talked to us in the past. We will have a sign on the table if you do not know us!

February 2, 2016

Academic:

The Weight of Stigma: Implications of Fat Stigma for Public Health

Tuesday, February 23, 12:30 – 1:20pm, FXB-G12

Co-facilitated by Allegra Gordon, ScD, MPH, Erica Kenney, ScD, MPH, & Flora Or, MHS
Join us for a screening of “Stigma: The Human Cost of Obesity” and a discussion of implications for public health research and practice.

Events and Activities:

Japan Trip 2016

The Student Club of Japan is recruiting 2 more participants to join the Japan Trip during spring break. It is a week long trip to Japan where we will experience the culture, food, and the public health of the world’s most aged country. Please contact hsphjapantrip2016@gmail.com for further information on fees and schedules.

Student Voices: Dentistry in Public Health

Wednesday, February 3rd, 12:30-1:20pm, G-2 (Lunch Provided) 

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Guides to Optional Practical Training (OPT) for International Students

Thursday, February, 4, 12:30-1:30pm, G-3

Elizabeth Capuano from the Harvard International Student Office will explain the purpose of OPT as well as information about the timeline and process for applying for OPT.

RSVP in CareerConnect is much appreciated. https://hsph-harvard-csm.symplicity.com/. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

Informational Interviews/Networking/Elevator Pitch

TUESDAY, February 2, 12:30-1:30, Kresge G2

Informational Interviews/Networking/Elevator Pitch – Informational Interviewing and networking are strategies for building professional relationships. Come get advice and about how to effectively set up, prepare for and conduct these meetings.

RSVPs for the session are much appreciated. Please visit CareerConnect for more details and to register – https://hsph-harvard-csm.symplicity.com/ Sponsored by: Office for Alumni Affairs and Career Advancement

Lectures that Last

February 6th, Memorial Church (Harvard Yard)

As part of the One Harvard Initiative, the sixth annual Lectures That Last (LTL2016) event is organized by the Harvard Graduate and Professional Student Government, with support from the Provost’s Office. LTL2016 is a Harvard-wide lecture series that features student-nominated faculty speakers from each of the 12 graduate and professional schools to present short TED-Talk style lectures about their work.
Professor Nancy Krieger from HSPH will be one of the speakers. Her talk is titled: “Living and dying at the crossroads: racism, embodiment, social justice, and public Health. Official Website. FacebookEventbrite.

“Cardiovascular Safety of Antibiotics – Utilizing the National Health Data Environment in Taiwan” with Dr. K Arnold Chan, MD, ScD

Thursday 2/11, 12:30-1:30 pm, FXBG13

Please join the Pharmacoepi student group in welcoming Dr. K Arnold Chan, who will be speaking to us about research on the cardiovascular safety of antibiotics conducted within the National Health Data Environment in Taiwan.  Dr. Chan is an alumnus of the pharmacoepi doctoral program, former faculty member at HSPH, and now currently the Director of the Health Data Research Center at National Taiwan University.Lunch will be provided! Any questions contact joc121@mail.harvard.edu.

Desserts & Dialogue: Michael Stein, JD, PhD

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 12:30-1:20pm, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Kresge G4

Michael Stein, JD, PhD, is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and a longtime visiting professor at Harvard. An internationally-recognized expert on disability law and policy, Stein participated in the drafting of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He advises disabled persons organizations, governments, and UN bodies all over the world on disability laws and policies, and has brought landmark litigation and written extensively on disability rights. Stein has received numerous awards for his work and was appointed by President Obama to the United States Holocaust Council. Any questions contact margaret.robotham@mail.harvard.edu.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

Thursday February, 4, 2016,12:30-1:30,Kresge G3 

For International Students – Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop
Elizabeth Capuano from the International Student Office will explain the purpose of OPT as well as information about the timeline and process for applying for OPT

This is a “must attend” Harvard International Office presentation for any international student considering working in the U.S. after graduation this May. See more information on OPT at: http://www.hio.harvard.edu/optional-practical-training-opt. RSVPs for the session are much appreciated. Please visit CareerConnect for more details and to register. Sponsored by: Office for Alumni Affairs and Career Advancement

Safety Partners Information Session

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 12:30-1:30, Kresge 202 

The work we do at Safety Partners is more than just a job. Our science and technology clients do important and necessary work that involves hazardous materials and hazardous environments; we’re finding ways for those people to do that work safely. Denise Aronson, President of Safety Partners, Inc. will provide an overview EHS Consulting as a career, and the opportunities available at Safety Partners. RSVPs for the session are much appreciated. Please visit CareerConnect for more details and to register. Sponsored by: Office for Alumni Affairs and Career Advancement.

Salary Negotiation with Expert Israela Brill-Cass

Thursday, February, 4, 5:30-7:00pm, Kresge 202

Expert Ms. Brill-Cass will discuss how to prepare for and effectively negotiate compensation, with a focus on how identity and other power dynamics impact salary negotiations. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

Other:

Survey – Senior Leadership Fellows Program

Participate for a chance to win a free lunch! The Senior Leadership Fellows Program is organizing a discussion panel of former Senior Leadership Fellows and we want to know what global health topics YOU would like to see addressed! Participate in our brief, 4-question survey for a chance to win one of two $10 lunch vouchers to Sebastian’s Cafe in Kresge! To learn more about Senior Leadership Fellows, visit our website: hsph.me/seniorfellows.  Any questions contact pbarr@hsph.harvard.edu.

Find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GGT7DCJ 

Volunteer:

Youth in Public Health Conference: Sign-up!

Wednesday, February 3rd, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge Cafeteria

The Youth and Public Health Conference brings together Harvard Chan students, faculty, and staff to guide select high school students through a day of learning and exploration. Students will spend the day in interactive sessions where they will learn how public health affects their daily life and what they can do to get involved right now. The third annual conference will take place on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the school.

Come sign up and ask questions to Paul Reeping and Samara Jinks during lunch this Wednesday on how to get involved. We will also be forming the official group and email list–so please come sign up even if you have talked to us in the past. We will have a sign on the table if you do not know us!

S-CAP’s February Service Learning Event

Saturday, February 13, 10am

S-CAP is joining up with the Harvard Law chapter of Project No One Leaves on February 13 at 10am. Project No One Leaves runs canvases to inform tenants and former homeowners of their rights in an effort to keep people in their homes after foreclosure.

Volunteers will meet at 10:00am at 23 Everett Street (Cambridge, MA) for breakfast. PNOL will provide information about foreclosure and about how to counsel residents. Then students go in groups to canvas until about 1pm.

Please email Catherine (chumphreville@jd16.law.harvard.edu) by Wednesday, February 10 at 5:00pm if you plan to come to the canvass, and also if you can bring a car.

February 1, 2016

Need to Know:

Full-Spring/Spring1 Add/Drop/Change Grading Option Deadline

5pm Friday, February 5th, 2016

The Add/Drop/Change Grading Option Deadline for Full-Spring and Spring1 courses is 5pm Friday, February 5th. Students are expected to meet with their advisors prior to this deadline to review their course schedules. Any questions contact registrar@hsph.harvard.edu; 617-432-1032.

Full-Spring/Spring1 Cross-Registration Reminders

Drop Forms Due 5pm Friday, February 5, & Time Conflicts

Please drop all Full-Spring & Spring1 cross-registered courses that you do NOT intend on taking by submitting a Cross-Registration Drop Form to the Registrar’s Office by no later than 5pm Friday, February 5th. Cross-Registration Drop Form: Cross-registered courses can take up to 2 weeks to appear in your ALICE course schedule. Courses will only be added if: 1) the instructor and host-school Registrar have approved the petition, 2) the course is graduate-level, and 3) the course does NOT pose a time conflict.

Graduating this May 2016?

Apply to Graduate Today!

This is a reminder that all expected May graduates must submit the Online Application for Degree by no later than February 5, 2016 via myHarvardChan –> Apply to Graduate tab –> Apply to Graduate link. If you have already submitted your online application for degree, thank you. You can confirm your application was submitted via myHarvardChan –> Apply to Graduate tab –> View Application to Graduate link.

NOTE: SM2 students who have submitted paper applications to switch to the MPH do NOT need to submit an online application and should have already received email confirmation that their applications have been processed. Any questions contact registrar@hsph.harvard.edu; 617-432-1032.

General:

Interested in Applying to Become a Recognized Harvard Chan Student Organization?

Application Deadline is February 5th for Step One

Student organizations are a vital part of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and greatly enhance the cultural, social, and intellectual life on campus. The Office for Student Affairs formally recognizes student organizations on campus. The first part of the recognition process is submitting a proposed student organization name, mission statement and objectives by February 5th at 5 pm. More information as well as an online application can be found here: http://hsph.me/studentorgs

Any questions please contact Katherine Worthington at kworthi@hsph.harvard.edu

Academic:

MCH Seminar: The Quality Chasm in Maternal and Child Health, Professor Margaret Kruk

Wednesday, February 3rd, 12:30-1:20, FXB G-12

Please join us for the weekly seminar of the MCH/CYF concentration. All are welcome. Contact kholt@hsph.harvard.edu with questions.

Announcing a Countway Library Brown Bag at the Harvard Chan School: EndNote Essentials

Tuesday February 2, 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm, Kresge Building (Public Health) Room 200

Learn how to save time by using EndNote bibliographic software. Topics include working with EndNote libraries, importing references from databases (e.g. PubMed), and writing with EndNote. Registration is not required. Feel free to bring your lunch. Countway Library Reference & Education Services: countref@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-2134

Events and Activities:

Informational Interviews and Networking Workshop

Tuesday, February, 2, 12:30-1:30pm, G-2

Informational interviewing and networking are critical strategies for building professional relationships. Get advice on how to effectively set up, prepare for and conduct these meetings.  Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

Salary Negotiation with Expert Israela Brill-Cass

Thursday, February, 4, 5:30-7:00pm, Kresge 202

Expert Ms. Brill-Cass will discuss how to prepare for and effectively negotiate compensation, with a focus on how identity and other power dynamics impact salary negotiations. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

Women in Leadership Speaker Series: Secretary Marylou Sudders

Wednesday, February, 10, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Kresge G-1

Women in Leadership Speaker Series is very excited to invite Harvard Chan students to meet Secretary Marylou Sudders. As Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marylou leads the Massachusetts government’s largest executive agency. She will be sharing leadership lessons with students. Lunch will be served, please RSVP to help WIL plan for catering.

Voices in Leadership:  Refusing to Play It Safe  A perspective from the private sector – Featuring Belen Garijo, CEO of Merck Healthcare,

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

Dr. Belen Garijo is CEO of Merck Healthcare and Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Before joining Merck, she was Senior Vice President Global Operations Europe at Sanofi-Aventis. From 2003 to 2006, Garijo was General Manager of Aventis Spain and lead the merging of Sanofi-Aventis in 2004. From 2000 to 2003 she served as Global Vice President Oncology at Aventis, and previously was Director of the Oncology Business Unit in the predecessor company Rhône-Poulenc Rorer. Prior to that she worked in R&D for 8 years, initially as the Medical Director of Abbott Laboratories Spanish affiliate, before moving to the US to lead the international Medical Affairs at Abbott. Dr. Garijo holds an M.D.,  in clinical pharmacology RSVP today at hsph.me/garijo while seats last! For all questions, please contact hsphvoices@gmail.com.

Other:

Survey – Senior Leadership Fellows Program

Participate for a chance to win a free lunch! The Senior Leadership Fellows Program is organizing a discussion panel of former Senior Leadership Fellows and we want to know what global health topics YOU would like to see addressed! Participate in our brief, 4-question survey for a chance to win one of two $10 lunch vouchers to Sebastian’s Cafe in Kresge! To learn more about Senior Leadership Fellows, visit our website: hsph.me/seniorfellows.  Any questions contact pbarr@hsph.harvard.edu.

AY15-16 HUSHP Dependent Enrollment Deadline is February 29 for spring coverage

Adding or renewing a dependent to your HUSHP coverage is not automatic. You must act to enroll or renew dependents for AY15-16. For more information go here.

Healthy Body Image Program

This research initiative is designed to promote health and wellness on campus. Take the online screening to receive personal feedback and gain access to online programs and mobile apps that promote overall fitness, healthy eating, and positive body esteem. Click here.

January 29, 2016

General:

AY15-16 HUSHP Dependent Enrollment Deadline is February 29 for spring coverage

Adding or renewing a dependent to your HUSHP coverage is not automatic. You must act to enroll or renew dependents for AY15-16 (Learn more)

Healthy Body Image Program

This research initiative is designed to promote health and wellness on campus. Take the online screening to receive personal feedback and gain access to online programs and mobile apps that promote overall fitness, healthy eating, and positive body esteem.

If you have any questions about health insurance please contact mservices@huhs.harvard.edu.

Apply:

Apply for the Spring 2016 Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute!

Applications due Monday, February 1 at 10:00pm EST | To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/tAAerD | More information: www.hgsli.com

Housed at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, the Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute (HGSLI) is a leadership development program for graduate students across Harvard. Each HGSLI cohort is limited to 30 students and provides an opportunity to establish an intimate cross-Harvard network. HGSLI is a semester-long program where Fellows receive leadership training informed by the model of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), with a focus on authentic leadership development, growth, and personal reflection. According to past participants, this is an intense and deeply rewarding program that is often their most meaningful experience at Harvard. Any questions contact harvardGSLI@gmail.com.

Volunteer:

Science Olympiad 2016

Right now, CSV is especially putting out a call to scientists and engineers who would like to coach a two-person Cambridge high school student team in the Massachusetts Science Olympiad. This fun, exciting, highly-regarded state-wide competition is scheduled to take place at Framingham State University on March 19, 2016. As of late December, CSV is looking for volunteers to mentor a “SciOly” team for events in physical science and chemistry; technology and engineering; earth and space science; inquiry and the nature of science; or life, personal, and social science. For more information about becoming a Science Olympiad volunteer, go to http://www.csvinc.org/come-back-for-science-olympiad/

Any questions email: CSV@cpsd.us

January 28, 2016

Academic:

MCH Seminar: The Quality Chasm in Maternal and Child Health, Professor Margaret Kruk

Wednesday, February 3rd, 12:30-1:20, FXB G-12

Please join us for the weekly seminar of the MCH/CYF concentration. All are welcome. Contact kholt@hsph.harvard.edu with questions.

General:

Harvard International Office

February 4, 2016, 10:00 am to Noon; 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Kresge G10

Elizabeth Capuano, Advisor to International Students and Scholars from the Harvard International Office, will hold office hours in Kresge G10 at the above times.  Afternoon walk-in hours will be held from 2:30 to 4:00 pm on this day only.   Any questions contact elizabeth_capuano@harvard.edu; http://hio.harvard.edu/office-hours 

Harvard International Office F-1 Optional Practical Training Workshop

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Kresge G-3

Elizabeth Capuano from the Harvard International Office will hold an Optional Practical Training (OPT) workshop for F-1 students.  Students completing a program of study can apply for post-completion OPT as early as 90 days before the date of completion and/or graduation.  This workshop will provide detailed information about the OPT application process and F-1 status issues relating to OPT.  This session is mandatory for all F-1 students who are considering applying for OPT work authorization that will take effect after the May 26, 2016 graduation date.  Any questions contact elizabeth_capuano@harvard.edu; http://hio.harvard.edu/office-hours 

Events and Activities:

Different Lenses, One Vision (dLOV) Conference – Please fill out evaluation survey!

If you attended any of the dLOV programming in November 2015, please consider filling out our quick feedback survey so that we can improve dLOV for years to come and design programming around the interests of our community. To complete the survey, please visit http://tinyurl.com/dLOVsurvey. Any questions contact Claire Berman, cberman@hsph.harvard.edu.

Informational Interviews and Networking Workshop

Tuesday, February, 2, 12:30-1:30pm, G-2

Informational interviewing and networking are critical strategies for building professional relationships. Get advice on how to effectively set up, prepare for and conduct these meetings.  Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

Salary Negotiation with Expert Israela Brill-Cass

Thursday, February, 4, 5:30-7:00pm, Kresge 202

Expert Ms. Brill-Cass will discuss how to prepare for and effectively negotiate compensation, with a focus on how identity and other power dynamics impact salary negotiations. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

Volunteer:

On April 5, 2016, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will host their annual half-day symposium focused on cancer disparities. We are seeking 3-4 volunteers who would be willing to take notes and/or help develop an executive summary for distribution to the meeting participants. The responsibilities of the note taker would include:

  • Record and summarize the major discussion points, major decisions including any pertinent action items.
  • Participation in a brief planning meeting and attendance on the day of the program.

If you are interested, please contact: kburnswhite@partners.org

 

January 27, 2016

Academic:

Alan Fenwick Lecture – Elimination of Schistosomiasis & other Neglected Tropical Diseases

February 5th, 2016, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge G-2

Any questions contact egastfriend@gmail.com.

GHP 552-03 Leadership Development in Global Health: Making Policy Leadership Matter for Global Health

Spring 1, Wednesdays, 8:30-10:20 A.M., Kresge 202B

Dr. Nils Daulaire, a Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, will address different or conflicting political worldviews by discussing navigating population issues between USAID and the Republican-dominated US Congress, and how one navigates conflict to find common ground. Students will learn how to identify and act on key issues, assess likely support and opposition to policy initiatives, and evaluate the consequences of potential policy actions on the target group and other stakeholders. Students will examine principal drivers of global health disparities and risks, consider approaches that have been used to address them, and discuss recent national and international political dynamics that have played a prominent role. For the full course description and to learn more about Dr. Daulaire and the Senior Leadership Fellows Program, contact Pauline Barr at pbarr@hsph.harvard.edu.

Events and Activities:

Guides to Optional Practical Training (OPT) for International Students

Thursday, February, 4, 12:30-1:30pm, G-3

Elizabeth Capuano from the Harvard International Student Office will explain the purpose of OPT as well as information about the timeline and process for applying for OPT.

RSVP in CareerConnect is much appreciated. https://hsph-harvard-csm.symplicity.com/. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

Student Voices

Wednesday, January 27, 12:30-1:30pm, G-2 Lunch Provided

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Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Thursday, January, 28, 12:30-1:30pm, G-2

Come learn how to re-work your resume and cover letter to effectively highlight the types of skills, experiences, and qualifications that public health employers seek. Bringing a current draft of your resume and cover letter is optional. RSVP in CareerConnect is much appreciated. https://hsph-harvard-csm.symplicity.com/. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

Applications Open for Power and Differences!

Interested in learning more about power, privilege, and discrimination? Consider applying for the Power and Differences workshop series! Power and Differences is a set of dialogue-based workshops structured to explore identity, culture, discrimination, and social justice. The series provides an opportunity for self-reflection and learning through improving understanding of power imbalances between and within social identity groups. Sessions will be held on five Monday nights, starting on February 22 at 5:30PM. More information can be found: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/diversity/power-and-differences/

Harvard Chan Toastmasters Student Club Meeting

Wednesday, 27th January, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge 202B

Are you preparing for the day you give your dream TED talk in the next 20 years? Come to Toastmasters to boost your public speaking skills and confidence! Harvard Chan Toastmasters Student Club is a branch of the international organization aimed at cultivating communication and leadership skills. All interested parties are welcome to join and become members. Please email hsph.toastmasters@gmail.com with any inquiries, and go to http://goo.gl/forms/mwy46HL2JO to sign up for the mailing list. See you there! Any questions contact hsph.toastmasters@gmail.com.

Desserts & Dialogue: Dr. Joan Reede

TODAY, Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 12:30-1:30, Office of Diversity & Inclusion (Kresge G4)

Dr. Joan Reede, MD, MPH, MS, MBA is the Dean for Diversity and Community Partnerships at Harvard Medical School, where she has developed 20+ programs to address leadership issues for minorities in healthcare, academia, medicine and research. Nationally she has served on a number of boards and committees including but not limited to the NIH, various foundations and the Association of American Medical colleges.

Desserts & Dialogue are interactive sessions where faculty and administrators share their stories over dessert. They will not only speak about their academic and career trajectories, but also their personal narratives. Any questions contact margaret.robotham@mail.harvard.edu.

Apply:

2016 Harvard President’s and Deans’ Challenges

Deadline – Monday, February 8, 2016

The challenges call upon students and postdocs to take their ideas and ventures to the next stage. More than $300K will be awarded to finalists and winning teams led by current Harvard full-time students and postdoctoral fellows. Submit your proposal today! For more info: https://i-lab.harvard.edu/ideate/venture-challenges/deans-challenge/health-life-sciences/

Volunteer:

Tutor Middle School Students

Mondays or Thursdays, 4-5pm

Interested in engaging with the Boston community? Volunteer this spring by tutoring underserved middle schoolers in Science or Math. Tutoring takes place after school one hour a week. Please fill out the form to let us know you are interested (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17Qa_B7Ltv65XahR4yE-jfKtDkjT5SRp7oYSrucrSFPo/viewform?usp=send_form). Any questions email roxburypreptutoring@gmail.com. Sign up to learn more here.

 

January 26, 2016

Academic:

MIT & Harvard Chan Microbiome Symposium this April – call for abstracts

Abstracts due Friday March 4, 2016

We are excited to announce an upcoming half-day microbiome event this April by the MIT & Harvard Chan School of Public Health microbiome clubs! The event will feature talks from established and young investigators, as well a networking opportunity to learn more about research and job opportunities in the microbiome space. Poster session will include recruiting for summer and year-long research and industry positions. Lunch and snacks provided. Submit abstracts and compete for prizes! More information at www.microbiome2016.wordpress.com.

GHP 552-03 Leadership Development in Global Health: Making Policy Leadership Matter for Global Health

Spring 1, Wednesdays, 8:30-10:20 A.M., Kresge 202B

Dr. Nils Daulaire, a Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, will address different or conflicting political worldviews by discussing navigating population issues between USAID and the Republican-dominated US Congress, and how one navigates conflict to find common ground. Students will learn how to identify and act on key issues, assess likely support and opposition to policy initiatives, and evaluate the consequences of potential policy actions on the target group and other stakeholders. Students will examine principal drivers of global health disparities and risks, consider approaches that have been used to address them, and discuss recent national and international political dynamics that have played a prominent role. For the full course description and to learn more about Dr. Daulaire and the Senior Leadership Fellows Program, contact Pauline Barr at pbarr@hsph.harvard.edu.

Announcing a Countway Library Brown Bag at the Harvard Chan School – PubMed: Learn to Search Like an Expert

Tuesday January 26, 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm, Kresge Building (Public Health) Room 202B

Frustrated searching PubMed? Get more control over your results with MeSH, subheadings, limits, and field searching. Learn how to refine your search to get the most precision, or how to do a broad but comprehensive search to find as much as possible on your topic. Registration is not required. Feel free to bring your lunch. Countway Library Reference & Education Services: countref@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-2134

Events and Activities:

Student Voices

Wednesday, January 27, 12:30-1:30pm, G-2 Lunch Provided

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Sustainability Trivia!

Thursday, January 28, 5pm, Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, HMS
Free and open to everyone in the Harvard Longwood Community. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP via tinyurul.com/ecooptrivia. Any questions contact cmartin@hsph.harvard.edu.

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Thursday, January, 28, 12:30-1:30pm, G-2

Come learn how to re-work your resume and cover letter to effectively highlight the types of skills, experiences, and qualifications that public health employers seek. Bringing a current draft of your resume and cover letter is optional. RSVP in CareerConnect is much appreciated. https://hsph-harvard-csm.symplicity.com/. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

Applications Open for Power and Differences!

Interested in learning more about power, privilege, and discrimination? Consider applying for the Power and Differences workshop series! Power and Differences is a set of dialogue-based workshops structured to explore identity, culture, discrimination, and social justice. The series provides an opportunity for self-reflection and learning through improving understanding of power imbalances between and within social identity groups. Sessions will be held on five Monday nights, starting on February 22 at 5:30PM. More information can be found: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/diversity/power-and-differences/

Volunteer:

Tutor Middle School Students

Mondays or Thursdays, 4-5pm

Interested in engaging with the Boston community? Volunteer this spring by tutoring underserved middle schoolers in Science or Math. Tutoring takes place after school one hour a week. Please fill out the form to let us know you are interested (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17Qa_B7Ltv65XahR4yE-jfKtDkjT5SRp7oYSrucrSFPo/viewform?usp=send_form). Any questions email roxburypreptutoring@gmail.com. Sign up to learn more here.

 

 

January 25, 2016

Need to Know:

Welcome Back!

Monday, January 25th, 3:30-5:00pm

Come and relax with a cup of coffee or tea in the New Student Lounge on the 2nd Floor. Sponsored by the Office of Student Services. The new student lounge area is directly adjacent to Classroom 202 and overlooking the Kresge Courtyard.  First and foremost, this programming adjacency provides a fantastic opportunity for the organic, creative, “overflow-interaction” of classroom spaces and student gathering spaces, while the long band of windows fronting the Student Lounge gives the Harvard Chan community a bold and dynamic view of the courtyard below.

Events and Activities:

Active Shooter Presentation

Monday, January 25th, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge G-1

WinterBall

Winter Ball has sold out! However, a limited number of tickets will be released tomorrow, January 26, at 1pm. To buy them, please visit our website at http://mkt.com/hsphsg. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact SG Exec Board at hsphsg@gmail.com.

Overview of the Job Search and Career Advancement Resources

Monday, January, 25, 12:30-1:30pm, FXB G13

Looking for a job after graduation? This workshop will give you an overview of the job search and introduce you to Career Advancement and other resources that will help you come up with an effective job search strategy for the spring.  Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

PREVENTING GUN VIOLENCE: Public Health Perspectives | Forum

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Leadership Studio 

EXPERT PARTICIPANTS

David Hemenway, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center | Felton Earls, Professor of Human Behavior and Development, Emeritus, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Professor of Social Medicine, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School | David King, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, and Chair, Harvard’s Bipartisan Program for Newly-Elected Members of Congress | Mike McLively, Staff Attorney, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

MODERATOR: Scott Malone, Editor-in-Charge, General News, Northeastern United States, Reuters

RSVP to ATTEND LIVE AUDIENCE- theforum@hsph.harvard.edu

Harvard Chan Toastmasters Student Club Meeting

Wednesday, 27th January, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge 202B

Are you preparing for the day you give your dream TED talk in the next 20 years? Come to Toastmasters to boost your public speaking skills and confidence! Harvard Chan Toastmasters Student Club is a branch of the international organization aimed at cultivating communication and leadership skills. All interested parties are welcome to join and become members. Please email hsph.toastmasters@gmail.com with any inquiries, and go to http://goo.gl/forms/mwy46HL2JO to sign up for the mailing list. See you there! Any questions contact hsph.toastmasters@gmail.com.