Need to Know:
OSA would like to offer support during this stressful time after recent events that have occurred in Nigeria. Our thoughts are with family members and friends of those affected. We would like to remind everyone that OSA staff are available in Kresge 604, 603 or 601 if you would like to talk to a staff member or use our phones to check in with loved ones. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to support you during this time. We are open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday this week. Please contact Amy Wooldridge at email@example.com or OSA at firstname.lastname@example.org
IID 216 Molecular and Cell Biology of Infectious Diseases
Spring 1 2015 Tuesdays and Thursday 3:30-5:20 PM FXB 301
This course examines strategies of pathogen infection and immune evasion. With a primary focus on eukaryotic parasites of public health importance (malaria, toxoplasma, giardia…to name a few), critical readings, discussions and student-led presentations will emphasize biochemistry, cell and molecular biology of host-pathogen interactions during the establishment and maintenance of infection in hosts. To the extent that it is possible, we will compare the infection strategies of protozoan parasites to those of bacterial and viral pathogens to better understand the challenges of combating parasitic disease. Any questions email email@example.com
Are You Interested in Sexuality and Public Health?
Enroll now in WGH 220! (Spring 1, Thursday, 3:30-6:20pm at HSPH)
If you’re interested in sexuality and public health issues then WGH220 starting Spring 1 is the class for you! This student-centered, engaging course promotes active learning on gender, sexuality, and health and covers a broad range of sexual health topics from sexual well-being over the life course to sex ed in high schools and much more. The class meets on Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:20 PM during Spring 1 at the Harvard School of Public Health.
New Practicum Opportunity on Improving Adolescent Primary Care Screening for Eating Disorders
Applications due by Friday, Jan. 30
The Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED; www.hsph.harvard.edu/striped) has a new practicum opportunity for spring/summer of 2015 on a study to examine the impact of an intervention to improve screening and detection of eating disorders by pediatric primary care providers. The student will review best evidence for screening and detection of eating disorders in primary care settings, collect data from primary care providers, and analyze data using SPSS. The student will produce literature summaries, analysis plans, data analysis results summaries, and a final report describing study findings and implications. The practicum will be supervised by Dr. Gooding. The practicum stipend is $1500. Applications are due by Friday, Jan. 30. Interested students should send a one-page statement of interest and resume to Holly Gooding, MD, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHH 300: Independent Study in Eating Disorders Prevention: A Strategy Incubator
Applications due by: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
The Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders is offering an independent study opportunity for the spring semester for students to generate novel, transdisciplinary strategies to prevent eating disorders and disordered weight-control behaviors. Students will work closely with Dr. Bryn Austin and Dr. Christina Roberto to develop innovative approaches for prevention that expand beyond the bounds of current thinking in the field. The product of this independent study will be a written deliverable describing a novel prevention approach that cuts across disciplines. Students must have interest in both eating disorders/disordered weight-control behaviors and prevention research. HSPH students seeking to apply to enroll in this independent study should email Dr. Austin (email@example.com) and Dr. Roberto (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your resume and a one-page cover letter by Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, describing your interest and related experience.
International Development and Design Summit (IDDS)
Deadline: January 20
If you’re passionate about Health and Design for Impact please consider applying to the International Development and Design Summit (IDDS) Aarogyam in Chennai, India from July 6- August 1, 2015. The Summit an initiative of MIT’s Design LAB will be facilitated by HIVE InnoSpace Foundation will focus on designing low-cost technologies that address global health challenges in remote/ resource poor settings. More information: http://iddsummit.org/idds-india-aarogyam-participant-applications
Events and Activities:
A Blog for HSPH Leadership Week!
In honor of Leadership Week at HSPH, Voices in Leadership and the Harvard Public Health Review are proud to bring you reflections on leadership from world leaders who visited campus this fall. Our writing fellows, Roosa Tikkanen, Esther Velasquez and Leo Brown, have prepared three-minute articles full of photos and video that convey each speaker’s leadership take-aways.
Here’s the week’s line-up:
- Monday: Joanne Kenen on health care journalism
- Tuesday: Kathleen Sebelius on improving the nation’s healh
- Wednesday: Sir Michael Barber on data and public policy AND Mark Smith on philanthropic innovation
- Thursday: Christine Gregoire on women in politics
- Friday: Paul Farmer on being a global health champion
Stay tuned to for a new article each day. And don’t forget to tweet your thoughts (#VoicesHSPH) – we want to know what you think!
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. Follow us on Twitter (@MITBioinnov, #mitsloanbioinnovations) or Facebook (2015 MIT Sloan Bioinnovations Conference). Visit our website http://web.mit.edu/sloanhcc/bioinnovations/2015/ or email us at email@example.com.
3rd Annual Health Equity and Leadership Conference: “Challenging Racial Injustice Through Community Health”
Friday, February 6th , 2015 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Harvard Medical School, Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC)
The mission of the 2014 Conference is to bring together students, faculty, and members of the community to have an inclusive conversation and to coordinate joint action on health equity issues. This year’s theme will be Challenging Racial Injustice Through Community Health. We hope to gather a diverse group of students, community leaders, and faculty to discuss the ways in which institutional racism impacts health, and how community health can address these inequities. Visit our website for registration instructions, information on our speakers this year, and an updated conference agenda. Registration opens Wednesday January 14th. Please register soon as space is limited! Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/register?orderid=390518953703&client_token=1a16502f267f45f6ac3e570b70bb3cf6&eid=10441188877
Time Management Study: Participants Needed
Get Time Management Tips, Earn a $20 Amazon Gift Card
Are you a student at Harvard’s School of Law, Business, Divinity, Design, or Public Health? Would better time management improve your academic experience? Read further and, if it sounds good to you, volunteer!
Harvard’s Graduate Student Learning Support (GSLS) program needs about 30 volunteers for this stage of the study. Each volunteer will create a code name known only to her or him, and use it to complete an anonymous, multiple-choice, on-line survey early in 2015, one month later, and 3, 6 and 9 months after that. The survey takes 5-10 minutes, so total time commitment for the 5 surveys is less than one hour. At some point during the study, volunteers will receive four weekly emails with optional time management tips. Volunteers may stop participating at any time; volunteers who complete the first three surveys will receive $20 Amazon gift cards via email.
If the above sounds good to you, and you have not already participated in the GSLS Time Management Study or taken a GSLS Time Management Workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “2015 STUDY VOLUNTEER” in the subject line. Give your first and last name, school, and preferred email address in the body of the email.
Please feel free to email email@example.com if you have any questions. Thanks so much for considering helping our study!