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November 21, 2014

Need to Know:

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Events and Activities:

Native American Health Care: Challenges for the Future

Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge G1, Lunch Provided, 11:30am, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 25 Wigglesworth St. for discussion opportunity.

Dr. Sequist will review the historical and current state of Native American health, including population-based outcomes and the impact of the delivery system. Student discussion opportunity with Dr. Sequist. RSVP to visrani@hsph.harvard.edu. Main Lecture: 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge G1, Lunch provided

Health Policy Brown Bag: Dr. Richard Kronick

Monday, November 24th, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge 439

Dr. Richard Kronick, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, will join this informal conversation session by Skype to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the American health care system. This event is hosted by Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, Dr. Mark Smith. Seats are limited – Please send RSVP here

International Thanksgiving in New Hampshire

Wednesday-Friday, Nov 26-28

Join other international students and friends for two restful nights during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Celebrate the traditions of the season – including turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Read and discuss the Thanksgiving Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln. Relax with a book by the fireplace. Enjoy the company of new friends in a beautiful setting in rural New Hampshire. Take time to reflect on the goodness of God. Event is open to Harvard community members (and their families) from all faith (no faith) backgrounds. Please email Harvard Chaplain Jeff if you need scholarship to attend the event. Information and registration online here.

Leading to Deliver: Voices in Leadership featuring Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor at Pearson

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 12:30-1:30pm

“Voices in Leadership,” featuring Sir Michael Barber visiting from across the pond! Barber is Chief Education Advisor at Pearson, where he leads Pearson’s worldwide programme of efficacy and research ensuring the programme impact on learner outcomes. He plays a major role in Pearson’s strategy for education in the developing world, and is Chairman of the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund. He Prior to Pearson, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company and Head of McKinsey’s global education practice. Previously, he served the UK government as Head of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit (2001-2005) and as Chief Adviser to the Secretary of State for Education on School Standards (1997-2001). This session will be moderated by Dr. Michael Sinclair, Executive Director of the Ministerial Leadership Program for Health & Director of Global Programs at HSPH. RSVP today!

General:

HSPH Padfolios and Merchandise Sale

Purchase your padfolio for $12 and scarf for $15!
Up your interview game and round out your business attire with an embossed, leather HSPH padfolio!! Order yours online and pick it up today or all next week between 12:30-1:30 in front of Sebastian’s Cafe. Limited cash purchases will also be accepted. Padfolios will not be available at the COOP and supplies are limited, so get them before they’re gone! Scarf purchases will also be available beginning next week. Order online at http://www.HSPHmerch.eventbrite.com/  Any questions contact emilia.ling@mail.harvard.edu

November 20, 2014

Congratulations HSPH!

Last night over 100 volunteers of faculty, staff, and students gathered in the Kresge Cafeteria and packaged 15,000 meals to help Stop Hunger Now.

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Academic:

Addressing Ebola Lecture

Thursday, November 20, 4pm, Kresge 502

Join Dean David Hunter for Part II in the Addressing Ebola Lecture Series, Ebola: Reporting on and Responding to an Evolving Outbreak. Speaker: Dr. Lindsey Baden, Deputy Editor, New England Journal of Medicine.

Health Policy Brown Bag: Dr. Richard Kronick

Monday, November 24th, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge 439

Dr. Richard Kronick, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, will join this informal conversation session by Skype to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the American health care system. This event is hosted by Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, Dr. Mark Smith. Seats are limited – Please send RSVP here

The HMS Center for Primary Care presents: Community Health in Action – Introduction to Community Engagement and Service Learning

TODAY, November 20, 2014 at 5:45pm, HMS TMEC 126

Dr. Bobby Gottlieb is a primary care physician who has been practicing at Brookside Community Health Center in Jamaica Plain for the past 30 years. She has a wealth of experience partnering with communities to work for social justice. She is also a phenomenal teacher, and was the first recipient of the Center for Primary Care’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Gottlieb will discuss ways in which we can better engage with and learn from the communities we ultimately hope to serve. Dinner will be served.

Events and Activities:

Thursday, November 20, 12:30pm, Kresge 203

Please bring your lunch and join the HSPH Native American Student Organization for a discussion about starting a chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science! Any questions contact steven.hafner@mail.harvard.edu.

“Public Health Preparedness” and film screening of This Time Next Year

TODAY, November 20th from 6-9:30pm in Kresge G3
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As part of The National Resiliency Training Tour, join Dr. S Atyia Martin, Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission, for an interactive presentation about public health preparedness, followed by a film screening of This Time Next Year. The film tracks the resilience of the Long Beach Island, NJ community for one year as they rebuild after 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. RSVP and more info can be found here. Any questions about the tour or the film, contact Jess 

HSPH Case Competition Networking Event

Tuesday, November 25, 12:30-1:20pm, FXB G-12

Looking for teammates for the 2015 HSPH Case Competition? Come to the mixer  at lunchtime to meet other students participating in this year’s challenge. The HSPH Case Competition is open to all Harvard graduate and undergraduate students. Participating students will form teams of 4-6 members to tackle a critical international health challenge. Four days after receiving the case, students will present to a panel of judges. The winning team will represent Harvard at the International Emory Global Health Case Competition in Atlanta, GA. For more details, click here. Any questions contact phl@hsph.harvard.edu

November 19, 2014

Academic:

Health Policy Brown Bag: Dr. Dan Crippen

Wednesday, November 19th, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge 907, Snacks Provided
Dr. Dan Crippen, Executive Director of the National Governors Association and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office, will join this informal conversation session by Skype to discuss his job as it relates to opportunities and challenges facing the American health care system. This event is hosted by Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, Dr. Mark Smith.  Seats are limited – Please send RSVP to Pauline Barr at pbarr@hsph.harvard.edu.

Health Policy Brown Bag: Dr. Richard Kronick

Monday, November 24th, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge 439

Dr. Richard Kronick, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, will join this informal conversation session by Skype to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the American health care system. This event is hosted by Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, Dr. Mark Smith. Seats are limited – Please send RSVP here

Events and Activities:

Want to improve your Public Speaking and Leadership Skills?

TODAY, November 19, 2014, 12:30-1:20pm, FXB G-13, Lunch provided
Visit an HSPH Toastmasters meeting and discover what Toastmasters is all about! *SPECIAL NOTE: Don’t forget that our November 19th meeting is BRING-A-BUDDY DAY! For this meeting, please feel free to bring a friend with you! Toastmasters is a fun and different way to spend the lunch hour. Help us spread the word and encourage interest in the HSPH Toastmasters group!* Any questions contact hsph.toastmasters@gmail.com

HSPH Student-Community Action Partnership (S-CAP) General Meeting

Thursday November 20th, 12:30-1:20pm, in Kresge G3

Do you have a passion for public service and public health practice? Are you looking to get more involved in the Boston community? S-CAP is committed to increasing HSPH’s presence in the greater Boston community and connecting students to practice-based learning opportunities. Come hear about our ongoing projects and new volunteer opportunities. We also want to hear from you about any current projects you have and how S-CAP can better support your service-oriented interests. Light snacks will be provided! New and returning members are welcome. Check out http://hsphscap.wordpress.com/ for more information. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, November 20, 12:30pm, Kresge 203

Please bring your lunch and join the HSPH Native American Student Organization for a discussion about starting a chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science! Any questions contact steven.hafner@mail.harvard.edu.

“Public Health Preparedness” and film screening of This Time Next Year

Thursday, November 20th from 6-9:30pm in Kresge G3
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As part of The National Resiliency Training Tour, join Dr. S Atyia Martin, Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission, for an interactive presentation about public health preparedness, followed by a film screening of This Time Next Year. The film tracks the resilience of the Long Beach Island, NJ community for one year as they rebuild after 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. RSVP and more info can be found here. Any questions about the tour or the film, contact Jess 

SHRPS: Student Harm Reduction Promotion Society General Interest Meeting

Friday, November 21, from 9:30-10:30am, Kresge 502

SHRPS is holding a general interest meeting for members and fellow students who want to explore harm reduction research and practice. We will discuss ongoing direct service activities, new volunteer opportunities, and upcoming projects in need of participatory support. Any questions contact shrpsinfo@gmail.com

Yerby Diversity Lecture with Dr. Tom Sequist

Monday, December 1st, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge G-1

Dr. Sequist will review the historical and current state of Native American health, including population-based outcomes and the impact of the delivery system.

Student discussion opportunity with Dr. Sequist: 11:30AM, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 25 Wigglesworth St,  RSVP to visrani@hsph.harvard.edu

General:

HSPH Padfolios and Merchandise Sale

Purchase your padfolio for $12 and scarf for $15!
Up your interview game and round out your business attire with an embossed, leather HSPH padfolio!! Order yours online and pick it up today or all next week between 12:30-1:30 in front of Sebastian’s Cafe. Limited cash purchases will also be accepted. Padfolios will not be available at the COOP and supplies are limited, so get them before they’re gone! Scarf purchases will also be available beginning next week. Order online at http://www.HSPHmerch.eventbrite.com/  Any questions contact emilia.ling@mail.harvard.edu

November 18, 2014

Academic:

Health Policy Brown Bag: Dr. Dan Crippen

Wednesday, November 19th, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge 907, Snacks Provided
Dr. Dan Crippen, Executive Director of the National Governors Association and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office, will join this informal conversation session by Skype to discuss his job as it relates to opportunities and challenges facing the American health care system. This event is hosted by Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, Dr. Mark Smith.  Seats are limited – Please send RSVP to Pauline Barr at pbarr@hsph.harvard.edu.

Apply:

Healthcare innovation at HMS Center for Primary Care

Apply for a one-year, part-time fellowship

The HMS Center for Primary Care is accepting applications for a one-year, part-time fellowship for students and professionals from a wide variety of disciplines to converge their expertise and develop new solutions for pressing issues in national healthcare. Undergraduate/graduate students or professionals anywhere in the US are eligible. Additional information or to apply click here. Any questions contact kasley_killam@hms.harvard.edu.

Events and Activities:

How the Christian Faith informs Medicine and Biomedical Research: A Talk by David Page

TODAY November 18th, 12:30-1:20pm, TMEC 227

How the Christian Faith informs Medicine and Biomedical Research: A Talk by David Page Speaker: David Page, professor of biology at MIT and director of the Whitehead Institute. Something delicious! Have you ever wondered how the Christian faith relates to modern biomedical research? Do you have questions about Christianity that you have never had the chance to ask about? There will be a lot of time for questions, so come ready to ask anything on your mind! Any questions contact yag887@mail.harvard.edu

HSPH Case Competition Networking Event

TODAY November 18th, 12:30-1:20pm, Kresge 204

Looking for teammates for the 2015 HSPH Case Competition? Come to the mixer  at lunchtime to meet other students participating in this year’s challenge. The HSPH Case Competition is open to all Harvard graduate and undergraduate students. Participating students will form teams of 4-6 members to tackle a critical international health challenge. Four days after receiving the case, students will present to a panel of judges. The winning team will represent Harvard at the International Emory Global Health Case Competition in Atlanta, GA. For more details, click here. Any questions contact phl@hsph.harvard.edu

EBOLA UPDATE: Where Are We with Vaccines, U.S. Preparedness and the West African Crisis

Presented in Collaboration with Reuters

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The current Ebola crisis has taken the lives of more than 5,000 people so far in six countries, including the U.S., and has sickened thousands more. Global response and containment efforts have produced mixed results. This Forum event will explore the latest news on outbreaks, vaccine testing, treatment trials, hospital preparedness, funding efforts and lessons learned.

EXPERT PARTICIPANTS Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH Michael VanRooyen, Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and Vice Chairman of Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine Barry Bloom, Former Dean, HSPH Paul Biddinger, Director of the HSPH (EPREP) & Sr. Preparedness Fellow.

Any questions contact klally@hsph.harvard.edu

Voices in Leadership: Christine Gregoire, Former Governor of Washington State

Thursday November 20th, 12:30-1:30pm, RSVP to enter lottery to attend here by 5:00pm November 18th, 2014

Christine Gregoire served as Washington’s 22nd governor and was a tireless champion for the people of the state, their livelihoods and the communities in which they reside. On a platform of improving the education system, creating family-wage jobs, protecting the environment and streamlining state government, then-Attorney General Gregoire was first elected in 2004 by a bare margin of 133 votes. Nonetheless, she swiftly embarked on policy courses that defined her administration and was re-elected by a large margin in 2008. Professor John McDonough will be moderating. Any questions contact hsphvoices@gmail.com.

HSPH Student-Community Action Partnership (S-CAP) General Meeting

Thursday November 20th, 12:30-1:20pm, in Kresge G3

Do you have a passion for public service and public health practice? Are you looking to get more involved in the Boston community? S-CAP is committed to increasing HSPH’s presence in the greater Boston community and connecting students to practice-based learning opportunities. Come hear about our ongoing projects and new volunteer opportunities. We also want to hear from you about any current projects you have and how S-CAP can better support your service-oriented interests. Light snacks will be provided! New and returning members are welcome. Check out http://hsphscap.wordpress.com/ for more information. Hope to see you there.

SACNAS Discussion

Thursday, November 20, 12:30pm, Kresge 203

Please bring your lunch and join the HSPH Native American Student Organization for a discussion about starting a chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science! Any questions contact steven.hafner@mail.harvard.edu.

“Public Health Preparedness” and film screening of This Time Next Year

Thursday, November 20th from 6-9:30pm in Kresge G3
TTNYatHSPH
As part of The National Resiliency Training Tour, join Dr. S Atyia Martin, Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission, for an interactive presentation about public health preparedness, followed by a film screening of This Time Next Year. The film tracks the resilience of the Long Beach Island, NJ community for one year as they rebuild after 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. RSVP and more info can be found here. Any questions about the tour or the film, contact Jess 

General:

HSPH Padfolios and Merchandise Sale

Purchase your padfolio for $12 and scarf for $15!
Up your interview game and round out your business attire with an embossed, leather HSPH padfolio!! Order yours online and pick it up today or all next week between 12:30-1:30 in front of Sebastian’s Cafe. Limited cash purchases will also be accepted. Padfolios will not be available at the COOP and supplies are limited, so get them before they’re gone! Scarf purchases will also be available beginning next week. Order online at http://www.HSPHmerch.eventbrite.com/  Any questions contact emilia.ling@mail.harvard.edu

November 17, 2014

Academic:

Health Policy Brown Bag: Dr. Dan Crippen

Wednesday, November 19th, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge 907, Snacks Provided
Dr. Dan Crippen, Executive Director of the National Governors Association and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office, will join this informal conversation session by Skype to discuss his job as it relates to opportunities and challenges facing the American health care system. This event is hosted by Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, Dr. Mark Smith.  Seats are limited – Please send RSVP to Pauline Barr at pbarr@hsph.harvard.edu.

Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) Graduate Consortium Information Session and Reception

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 5:30-7:00pm, Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) 24 Oxford St, Room 310
This event, hosted by MSI Co-Director Professor Roberto Kolter, will introduce you to an interdisciplinary PhD research opportunity for those of you interested in any aspect of the microbial sciences. For more details click here. The information session on November 19th will be an opportunity to socialize with current and prospective members of the consortium and to learn more about the program. RSVP to nemrivas@fas.harvard.edu

Ebola: Reporting on and Responding to an Evolving Outbreak

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 4:00pm, Kresge 502
Join Dean David Hunter and guest speaker Lindsey Baden, Deputy Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, for Part III of the Addressing Ebola Lecture Series. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with Dr. Baden on this timely topic. Any questions contact cmartin@hsph.harvard.edu

Events and Activities:

Diversity Talks Series: Addressing LGBT Health Disparities through Federal and State Policy Changes

Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:30pm-1:20pm, Kresge G-1, Lunch Provided
Dr. Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research at Fenway Health, will describe recent federal and state policy developments that address and reduce LGBT health disparities. These topics include: promoting sexual orientation and gender identity data collection in Electronic Health Records, designating LGBT people as a Medically Underserved Population and a Health Professional Shortage Area population group, and the recent research surrounding health accessibility for the transgender community. More information here, any questions contact visrani@hsph.harvard.edu

A Look at the Violence Epidemic in Mexico through the Lens of Recent Events

Monday, November 17, 2014, 3:00-5:00pm, FXB 7th Floor
Come join us for an interdisciplinary discussion of structural violence in Mexico and how epidemiological tools can help foster prevention. Enrique Cifuentes, professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Miguel Guevara, student at the Harvard Kennedy School, will be presenting their work followed by an in depth Q & A. Any questions contact tporteny@mail.harvard.edu.

ECOOP Rural Health and Renewable Energy

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 12:30pm, FXB G-11
Speaker: Catlin Powers, ScD Program Leader, Rural Health and Renewable Energy Center for Health and the Global Environment Co-founder & COO, One Earth Designs One Earth Designs, the first B Corp in China, started out working with nomads in the Himalayas to develop cleaner energy technologies to combat fuel scarcity and indoor air pollution, and has since expanded globally. Come hear the story behind One Earth Designs and how they are positively impacting health and the environment. Any questions contact ecoop@hsph.harvard.edu.

Want to improve your Public Speaking and Leadership Skills?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12:30-1:20pm, FXB G-13, Lunch provided
Visit an HSPH Toastmasters meeting and discover what Toastmasters is all about! *SPECIAL NOTE: Don’t forget that our November 19th meeting is BRING-A-BUDDY DAY! For this meeting, please feel free to bring a friend with you! Toastmasters is a fun and different way to spend the lunch hour. Help us spread the word and encourage interest in the HSPH Toastmasters group!* Any questions contact hsph.toastmasters@gmail.com

Voices in Leadership: Christine Gregoire, Former Governor of Washington State

Thursday November 20th, 12:30-1:30pm, RSVP to enter lottery to attend here by 5:00pm November 18th, 2014

Christine Gregoire served as Washington’s 22nd governor and was a tireless champion for the people of the state, their livelihoods and the communities in which they reside. On a platform of improving the education system, creating family-wage jobs, protecting the environment and streamlining state government, then-Attorney General Gregoire was first elected in 2004 by a bare margin of 133 votes. Nonetheless, she swiftly embarked on policy courses that defined her administration and was re-elected by a large margin in 2008. Professor John McDonough will be moderating. Any questions contact hsphvoices@gmail.com.

“Public Health Preparedness” and film screening of This Time Next Year

Thursday, November 20th from 6-9:30pm in Kresge G3
TTNYatHSPH
As part of The National Resiliency Training Tour, join Dr. S Atyia Martin, Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission, for an interactive presentation about public health preparedness, followed by a film screening of This Time Next Year. The film tracks the resilience of the Long Beach Island, NJ community for one year as they rebuild after 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. RSVP and more info can be found here. Any questions about the tour or the film, contact Jess 

General:

HSPH Padfolios and Merchandise Sale

Purchase your padfolio for $12 and scarf for $15!
Up your interview game and round out your business attire with an embossed, leather HSPH padfolio!! Order yours online and pick it up today or all next week between 12:30-1:30 in front of Sebastian’s Cafe. Limited cash purchases will also be accepted. Padfolios will not be available at the COOP and supplies are limited, so get them before they’re gone! Scarf purchases will also be available beginning next week. Order online at http://www.HSPHmerch.eventbrite.com/  Any questions contact emilia.ling@mail.harvard.edu

 

November 14, 2014

Welcome all HCM students to campus!

 

Need to Know:

Check out the new improvements to the shuttle schedules based on our extensive review of ridership data, and the feedback you provided, to help alleviate overcrowding and congestion during prime commuting hours!
Beginning, Monday, November 17, we will be upgrading service to the JFK and Fenway shuttle routes by implementing the following changes:
JFK:  Additional shuttle service will be added around key commuting hours. Please see the new schedule by clicking here.
FENWAY:  The Kenmore and Lansdowne routes will be consolidated to provide more efficient service making shuttles available every 5 minutes after 5:30 am during peak commuting hours.  Please see the new Fenway schedule by clicking here.
Thank you for the feedback.  We hope you enjoy the ride. http://www.masco.org/news/service-changes-coming-jfk-fenway-shuttle-routes

Apply:

Call for submissions!

Student Media Communications Forum Peer Editing Session (Submission date: 11/17; Workshop: 11/19)
Interested in writing about public health? Hope to see your work in the media some day? Looking for feedback in a casual and supportive environment? Writing for a non-academic audience is critical to conveying important public health information … and it is fun! HSPH Student Media Communications Forum is a student organization interested in the intersection of media and public health. Help us make this year’s first peer editing session a success by sharing your work with us!
-Email submissions to LEB937@mail.harvard.edu by Monday, Nov. 17.
-Join us for a peer editing session (whether or not you submit this time!) on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Kresge 201.
-Refreshments will be served!

Events and Activities:

Prostate Cancer “Teach-In” at HSPH

Friday November 14th from 3-6pm in the Kresge Cafeteria
The prostate cancer epidemiology team at HSPH will be hosting their first annual Prostate Cancer “Teach-In” on Friday, November 14th from 3-6pm in the Kresge Cafeteria. The “Teach-In” is an opportunity for patients and students to learn about prostate cancer progression, screening, and care. The event will include a panel discussion featuring patient advocates and researchers, a Q&A session with leading experts in the field, and a number of short presentations about current research here at HSPH. Snacks will be provided! To RSVP and more information here

Diversity Talks Series: Addressing LGBT Health Disparities through Federal and State Policy Changes

Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:30pm-1:20pm, Kresge G-1, Lunch Provided
Dr. Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research at Fenway Health, will describe recent federal and state policy developments that address and reduce LGBT health disparities. These topics include: promoting sexual orientation and gender identity data collection in Electronic Health Records, designating LGBT people as a Medically Underserved Population and a Health Professional Shortage Area population group, and the recent research surrounding health accessibility for the transgender community. More information here, any questions contact visrani@hsph.harvard.edu

A Look at the Violence Epidemic in Mexico through the Lens of Recent Events

Monday November 17th from 3-5 pm, FXB building 7th floor (near restrooms)
Come join for an interdisciplinary discussion of structural violence in Mexico and how epidemiological tools can help foster prevention. Enrique Cifuentes, professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Miguel Guevara, student at the Harvard Kennedy School, will be presenting their work followed by an in depth Q & A. Any questions contact tporteny@mail.harvard.edu.

Graduate Science Education Seminar

Monday, November 17th, 3:00-4:00 pm, Cannon Room, Harvard Medical School
Presented by The Curriculum Fellows Program of HMS. “Communicating Health-Risks and Opportunities” by Robert Bazel, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University and Former Chief Science and Health Correspondent, NBC News. Reception with coffee and dessert to follow. More information here

“Voices in Leadership” featuring Christine Gregoire, Former Governor of Washington State, on Nov. 20, 12:30-1:30pm

RSVP to enter the random lottery to attend by 5:00 p.m. on Nov 18.
Join us for “Voices in Leadership” featuring Christine Gregoire, a champion of tobacco control among many other significant public health issues! Christine Gregoire served as Washington’s 22nd governor and was a tireless champion for the people of the state, their livelihoods and the communities in which they reside. On a platform of improving the education system, creating family-wage jobs, protecting the environment and streamlining state government, then-Attorney General Gregoire was first elected in 2004 by a bare margin of 133 votes. Nonetheless, she swiftly embarked on policy courses that defined her administration and was re-elected by a large margin in 2008. Professor John McDonough will be moderating. RSVP and for all questions, please contact hsphvoices@gmail.com

Health Policy Brown Bag: Dr. Dan Crippen

Wednesday, November 19th, 12:30-1:30 PM, Kresge 907
Dr. Dan Crippen, Executive Director of the National Governors Association and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office, will join this informal conversation session by Skype to discuss his job as it relates to opportunities and challenges facing the American health care system. This event is hosted by Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, Dr. Mark Smith. Bring your lunch and join in the conversation! Snacks will be provided! Seats are limited
– Please send RSVP to Pauline Barr

“Public Health Preparedness” and film screening of This Time Next Year

Thursday, November 20th from 6-9:30pm in Kresge G3
TTNYatHSPH
As part of The National Resiliency Training Tour, join Dr. S Atyia Martin, Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission, for an interactive presentation about public health preparedness, followed by a film screening of This Time Next Year. The film tracks the resilience of the Long Beach Island, NJ community for one year as they rebuild after 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. RSVP and more info can be found here. Any questions about the tour or the film, contact Jess 

General:

HSPH Padfolios and Merchandise Sale

Purchase your padfolio for $12!
Up your interview game and round out your business attire with an embossed, leather HSPH padfolio!! Order yours online and pick it up today or all next week between 12:30-1:30 in front of Sebastian’s Cafe. Limited cash purchases will also be accepted. Padfolios will not be available at the COOP and supplies are limited, so get them before they’re gone! Scarf purchases will also be available beginning next week. Order online at http://www.HSPHmerch.eventbrite.com/  Any questions contact emilia.ling@mail.harvard.edu

November 13, 2014

Need to Know:

Thursday, November 13th, we will be performing our normal monthly system maintenance to all servers and network gear.
The maintenance window will last from 7PM to 1AM.
There will be a brief, 5 minute, school-wide Internet outage between 8:00PM and 8:30PM:
– Internet access from inside SPH buildings, including Shattuck, will be interrupted
The following services will have one or two small outages:
(You can continue to work, but may have brief pauses while services restart)
– File and Print services
– ICF File services
– ICF Print services
– NetStorage
– Kanaka
– Powerfaids and NetPartner
– Web Server (main www.hsph.harvard.edu site)
– Accellion File Transfer service
– Wasabi
The following services will be unavailable from 7pm – 10:30pm:
– ALICE
– MyHSPH Portal
 The following services will be unaffected during the maintenance window:  
– HUIT ICEmail (Outlook) system
– ALICE Development/Testing systems
Please contact our I/T Helpdesk at (617)432-4357 or email helpdesk@hsph.harvard.edu for any questions or concerns you may have regarding this information.

Landmark Shuttle:

Please be advised the regular van assigned to HSPH/Landmark shuttle (#151) will be out of service for a couple of days due to a dashboard issue.  Note the replacement van is not yet equipped with GPS and will not be seen on the locator screen to plan their trips.  Our service provider will  get the regular van back in service as soon as possible.

Global Support Services

November 13, 12:30-1:20pm in G2
Global Support Services is offering a pre-travel orientation for HSPH students planning international travel during the break. The pre-travel orientation will take place on Thursday November 13th from 12:30-1:20pm in G2. Students receiving funding from the school must attend this presentation*.The pre-travel orientation will cover proactive measures to protect your health and safety while abroad, as well as introduce you to resources available to you before, during, and after travel. Please register here. Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu
*Unless you are a GHP student who attended the 11/3 presentation.

Academic:

Symposium on Mass Incarceration and Health: Advocacy in Medicine and Beyond

November 14, 12:30-5pm at Harvard Medical School
This event will inform attendees about mass incarceration in the US and build a community of advocates. Keynote speaker Dr. Josiah Rich will be joined by leaders from universities and community organizations across the region, who will lead topic-specific breakout sessions. Keynote address is located at the Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall at HMS. Breakouts will leave from there to rooms in the Tosteston Medical Center. Register here.
Any questions contact Kelsey.

Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology Journal Club (RPP)

Thursday November 13th 12:30-1:20p Room K203
Please join us as we discuss the research article: Association between maternal use of folic acid supplements and risk of autism spectrum disorders in children. Suren P, Roth C, Bresnahan M, Haugen M, Hornig M, Hirtz D, et al. JAMA 2013;309(6):570-7. Any questions please contact Olivia Orta.

Apply:

Call for submissions!

Student Media Communications Forum Peer Editing Session (Deadline: 11/17; Workshop: 11/19)
Interested in writing about public health? Hope to see your work in the media some day? Looking for feedback in a casual and supportive environment? Writing for a non-academic audience is critical to conveying important public health information … and it is fun! HSPH Student Media Communications Forum is a student organization interested in the intersection of media and public health. Help us make this year’s first peer editing session a success by sharing your work with us!
-Email submissions to Leo by Monday, Nov. 17.
-Join us for a peer editing session (whether or not you submit this time!) on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Kresge 201.
-Refreshments will be served.

Events and Activities:

HSPH HarvestFest

Thursday November 13th from 5:30-7:30 pm in Kresge Cafeteria
Harvestfest Flyer 2

2015 Public Health Case Competition Info Session

November 13, 12:30-1:20pm, FXB G-13
Nov13_GlobalHealthCase_InfoSession_v2
Come learn about the HSPH Public Health Case Competition, which is open to ALL students. Participants will form teams of 4-6 to tackle a critical global health challenge. Students will work towards a proposal of an innovative solution before an expert panel of judges. The HSPH competition will take place February 9-13, 2015. *The winning team will then represent HSPH at the International Emory Global Health Case Competition in Atlanta in March 2015.*  Any questions contact phl@hsph.harvard.edu

“Public Health Preparedness” and film screening of This Time Next Year

Thursday, November 20th from 6-9:30pm in Kresge G3
TTNYatHSPH
As part of The National Resiliency Training Tour, join Dr. S Atyia Martin, Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission, for an interactive presentation about public health preparedness, followed by a film screening of This Time Next Year. The film tracks the resilience of the Long Beach Island, NJ community for one year as they rebuild after 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. RSVP and more info can be found here. Any questions about the tour or the film, contact Jess.

Anton Gunn Discusses Health Equity & The Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Tuesday 18th Nov 12:30-13:30 Kresge 502
Anton Gunn poster_FINAL
Please join us for an open discussion on social justice and reducing health disparities through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with Anton J Gunn, former Director of External Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Mr Gunn served as a senior official in the Obama Administration where he advised President Barack Obama and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on public engagement strategies. Mr Gunn is a fall fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he leads a weekly study group seminar entitled “Amazed & Confused: The Politics & Process of Implementing Healthcare Reform (The Affordable Care Act)”. Please RSVP. A light lunch will be served. This event is kindly sponsored by HPM, SG, BHSO, PHSS.

November 12, 2014

Academic:

The Humanitarian Dimensions of the Ebola Epidemic

Wednesday, November 12, 5pm, Kresge 502
Part II of the Addressing Ebola Lecture Series Speaker: Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH, FACEP Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Director, Division of International Health and Humanitarian Programs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health Professor Medicine, Harvard Medical School. More information here.

Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology Journal Club (RPP)

Thursday November 13th 12:30-1:20p Room K203
Please join us as we discuss the research article: Association between maternal use of folic acid supplements and risk of autism spectrum disorders in children. Suren P, Roth C, Bresnahan M, Haugen M, Hornig M, Hirtz D, et al. JAMA 2013;309(6):570-7. Any questions please contact Olivia Orta.

Apply:

Call for submissions!

Student Media Communications Forum Peer Editing Session (Deadline: 11/17; Workshop: 11/19)
Interested in writing about public health? Hope to see your work in the media some day? Looking for feedback in a casual and supportive environment? Writing for a non-academic audience is critical to conveying important public health information … and it is fun! HSPH Student Media Communications Forum is a student organization interested in the intersection of media and public health. Help us make this year’s first peer editing session a success by sharing your work with us!
-Email submissions to Leo by Monday, Nov. 17.
-Join us for a peer editing session (whether or not you submit this time!) on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Kresge 201.
-Refreshments will be served.

Events and Activities:

Colonel Dan DeVoe: “US Military Contributions to Humanitarian Aid Efforts”

Today, Wednesday November 12th, 12:30-1:30 pm in Kresge G-2
humanitatianaidglobalchat

MCH Weekly Seminar: Left and Right Truncation in Pregnancy Cohorts

Wednesday, November 12, 12:30-1:20 FXB G13
Please join us for the weekly Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Seminar. This week Dr. Sonia Hernandez-Diaz will be presenting her work on “Left and Right Truncation in Pregnancy Cohorts.” All are welcome to attend! More information here and any questions please contact Leslie

Public Health Leadership Advanced Seminar with Dr. Howard Koh

November 12, 5:30-7:00pm, FXB G-12
Nov12_KohSeminar
Dr. Howard K. Koh is Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership. From 2009-2014, he served as the 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Join Dr. Koh for an exploration of why we are called to the service of public health. He will share key leadership lessons he learned from both success and failure in the pursuit of improved public health. Please RSVP 

Health Policy Brown Bag Series: Dr. Julian Harris

Wednesday November 12th, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge 201
Hosted by Dr. Mark Smith, Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, Associate Director for Health at the Office of Management and Budget and former Massachusetts Medicaid Director Dr. Julian Harris will join this informal conversation session by Skype to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the American healthcare system. Harris is a primary care physician who has spent his career working in clinical, health policy, and business roles to improve access to high-quality, affordable health care for vulnerable populations in this country and abroad. Bring your lunch and join in the conversation! Brownies will be provided! RSVP to Pauline Barr as space is limited.

2015 Public Health Case Competition Info Session

November 13, 12:30-1:20pm, FXB G-13
Nov13_GlobalHealthCase_InfoSession_v2
Come learn about the HSPH Public Health Case Competition, which is open to ALL students. Participants will form teams of 4-6 to tackle a critical global health challenge. Students will work towards a proposal of an innovative solution before an expert panel of judges. The HSPH competition will take place February 9-13, 2015. *The winning team will then represent HSPH at the International Emory Global Health Case Competition in Atlanta in March 2015.*  Any questions contact phl@hsph.harvard.edu

HSPH HarvestFest

Thursday November 13th from 5:30-7:30 pm in Kresge Cafeteria
Harvestfest Flyer 2

Global Support Services

November 13, 12:30-1:20pm in G2
Global Support Services is offering a pre-travel orientation for HSPH students planning international travel during the break. The pre-travel orientation will take place on Thursday November 13th from 12:30-1:20pm in G2. Students receiving funding from the school must attend this presentation*.The pre-travel orientation will cover proactive measures to protect your health and safety while abroad, as well as introduce you to resources available to you before, during, and after travel. Please register here. Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu
*Unless you are a GHP student who attended the 11/3 presentation.

What is your Financial Pulse?

Dear Student: Please take a moment to complete the 15 question Money Matters survey found here.  This survey is anonymous and data collected will be used to create personal finance education tailored to Harvard students.
Thank you, The Harvard Financial Fitness Steering Committee
Any questions contact Stephanie Hunt

Diversity Talks Series: Addressing LGBT Health Disparities through Federal and State Policy Changes

Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:30pm-1:20pm, Kresge G-1, Lunch Provided
Dr. Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research at Fenway Health, will describe recent federal and state policy developments that address and reduce LGBT health disparities. These topics include: promoting sexual orientation and gender identity data collection in Electronic Health Records, designating LGBT people as a Medically Underserved Population and a Health Professional Shortage Area population group, and the recent research surrounding health accessibility for the transgender community. More information here, any questions contact visrani@hsph.harvard.edu

Join us at the HSPH Annual Alumni and Friends Reception at APHA

Monday November 17th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
If you will be attending APHA in New Orleans next week please join alumni, faculty, staff and students at the Annual HSPH Reception at APHA. It will take place at the Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center, Atrium Dining Room, 881 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, 70130. This event is free but an online RSVP is appreciated for planning purposes.

“Public Health Preparedness” and film screening of This Time Next Year

Thursday, November 20th from 6-9:30pm in Kresge G3

TTNYatHSPH
As part of The National Resiliency Training Tour, join Dr. S Atyia Martin, Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission, for an interactive presentation about public health preparedness, followed by a film screening of This Time Next Year. The film tracks the resilience of the Long Beach Island, NJ community for one year as they rebuild after 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. RSVP and more info can be found here (link to: http://ttnyathsph.splashthat.com/). Any questions about the tour or the film, contact Jess (mailto:jess@goodpointpr.com)

BellissiMO Night Out!

Thursday, November 20th, 6:30pm at Back Bay Social Club, 867 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02199
Night out flyer
As a part of their annual “Movember” initiative, Team BellissiMo will be hosting a not to be missed “night out” at the Back Bay Social Club on November 20th at 6:30 pm. Your $20 entrance donation will go entirely towards supporting Movember and Prostate and Testicular Cancer research! Last year, with great efforts by our team and donations from thoughtful people like you, we raised over $100,000, all of which went to research and of course…and we are aiming even higher this year! Whether you simply enjoy libations with friends, stare at the outrageous Mo’s on the bros, bid on some truly amazing silent auction goodies, or dance the night away, this is the place to be on Thursday November 20th! More information here

November 10, 2014

Need to Know:

NASO

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month (NAHM), the HSPH Native American Student Organization (NASO) would like to share the following brief description of the indigenous peoples of the area where we study at HSPH and the surrounding region, primarily as told by Elizabeth Solomon, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs and Fellowship Programs in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences here at HSPH, and a member of the Massachuesett tribe.

The indigenous people of the region in and around modern-day Boston traditionally camped near the shore during the summer to harvest seafood, then moved inland in family groups to hunt during the winter.  Although local Native people identified with several small units, they gathered for festivals and events, and can be categorized as three main tribal groups; the Massachusett in and around Boston harbor (beige), the Nipmuck to the west (light yellow), and Wampanoag to the south (dark yellow), as shown on the following map courtesy of the Harvard Map Collection:

Historical Atlas of MA

Page 12 in Historical Atlas of Massachusetts, edited by R.W. Wilkie and J. Tager, 1991.

While there is evidence of trans-oceanic contact between people of the Americas and those of other continents prior to Columbus (Kehoe, AB. The Fringe of American Archaeology: Transoceanic and Transcontinental Contacts in Prehistoric America, 2003.), the arrival of post-1492 Western Europeans was particularly devastating to indigenous peoples.  Diseases carried along trade routes decimated Native inhabitants, easing the way for Western Europeans to colonize the region.  Pilgrims and puritans began arriving in the Massachusetts Bay in the 1620s and moved Native residents to “praying towns” in the following decades, both to keep Native residents away from colonial populations and to convert indigenous peoples to Christianity.  Colonists recognized local land as belonging to indigenous peoples, selling Native land as “payment” for colonial “services” to indigenous people, until most Native individuals were living on land that was no longer “theirs” (O’Brien, J. Dispossession by Degrees, 1997.)  Many Native people left the region to join other tribal groups, while some stayed and passed into colonial society.

The racism of the time left few options for surviving Native people to openly claim their heritage, as described by Solomon: “My Mother was born in 1918 and it wasn’t a choice for her to consider herself Native American because of social constructs that caused her to be ashamed of it, so she made a choice between identifying as black or white… there were very few individuals who identified as Indians at the time when I was growing up.”  However, “we always knew who we were.  Our parents and grandparents made it a point to say this is who you are, this is where you come from.”

There are currently two federally recognized tribes in Massachusetts – the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on Martha’s Vineyard, and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe headquartered in Mashpee on the cape (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Tribal Leaders Directory, 2014 Fall/Winter Edition).  Multiple other tribal peoples continue to live in Massachusetts, but are not federally recognized.  As of the 2010 U.S. Census, approximately 6,500 American Indian and Alaska Native people lived in Massachusetts, including about 2,400 in Boston.

HSPH NASO invites you to learn more about the indigenous peoples of the land where we live and study, and all of Native America, both past and present.  Please join us at the following events:

  • Nov. 13th – HarvestFest – 5:30-7:30pm, Kresge Cafeteria
  • Nov. 17th – “Two Spirits” film viewing and discussion – 6:30-8:30pm, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Nov. 24th – AlterNATIVE Thanksgiving meal and invited speaker – 12:30pm, FXB G13

We also encourage you to explore events across Harvard by contacting the Harvard University Native American Program, or by visiting hunap.harvard.edu.  If you have any questions about HSPH NASO or would like to become involved, please contact Steven (steven.hafner @mail.harvard.edu), Katie (kcueva@mail.harvard.edu), or Kau’I (kaui.baumhofer@mail.harvard.edu).

Global Support Services

November 13, 12:30-1:20pm in G2
Global Support Services is offering a pre-travel orientation for HSPH students planning international travel during the break. The pre-travel orientation will take place on Thursday November 13th from 12:30-1:20pm in G2. Students receiving funding from the school must attend this presentation*.The pre-travel orientation will cover proactive measures to protect your health and safety while abroad, as well as introduce you to resources available to you before, during, and after travel. Please register here. Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu
*Unless you are a GHP student who attended the 11/3 presentation.

Academic:

Symposium on Mass Incarceration and Health: Advocacy in Medicine and Beyond

November 14, 12:30-5pm at Harvard Medical School
This event will inform attendees about mass incarceration in the US and build a community of advocates. Keynote speaker Dr. Josiah Rich will be joined by leaders from universities and community organizations across the region, who will lead topic-specific breakout sessions. Keynote address is located at the Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall at HMS. Breakouts will leave from there to rooms in the Tosteston Medical Center. Register here.
Any questions contact Kelsey.

Diversity Talks Series: Addressing LGBT Health Disparities through Federal and State Policy Changes

Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:30pm-1:20pm, Kresge G-1, Lunch Provided
Dr. Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research at Fenway Health, will describe recent federal and state policy developments that address and reduce LGBT health disparities. These topics include: promoting sexual orientation and gender identity data collection in Electronic Health Records, designating LGBT people as a Medically Underserved Population and a Health Professional Shortage Area population group, and the recent research surrounding health accessibility for the transgender community. More information here, any questions contact visrani@hsph.harvard.edu

Public Health Leadership Advanced Seminar with Dr. Howard Koh

November 12, 5:30-7:00pm, FXB G-12
Nov12_KohSeminar
Dr. Howard K. Koh is Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership. From 2009-2014, he served as the 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Join Dr. Koh for an exploration of why we are called to the service of public health. He will share key leadership lessons he learned from both success and failure in the pursuit of improved public health. Please RSVP 

Events and Activities:

Test on the 10th

November 10th, 2014 from 12:00-1:30pm
Movember is a month to raise awareness about men’s health issues. Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in young men ages 15-25 years. A way to prevent this is to perform self-examinations. Test on the 10th is a program started to remind men to test themselves each month. Come check out the table to get a shower card and some interesting FAQs. Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu

Prostate Cancer “Teach-In” at HSPH

Friday November 14th from 3-6pm in the Kresge Cafeteria
The prostate cancer epidemiology team at HSPH will be hosting their first annual Prostate Cancer “Teach-In” on Friday, November 14th from 3-6pm in the Kresge Cafeteria. The “Teach-In” is an opportunity for patients and students to learn about prostate cancer progression, screening, and care. The event will include a panel discussion featuring patient advocates and researchers, a Q&A session with leading experts in the field, and a number of short presentations about current research here at HSPH. Snacks will be provided! To RSVP and more information here

Health Policy Brown Bag Series: Dr. Julian Harris

Wednesday November 12th, 12:30-1:30pm, Kresge 201
Hosted by Dr. Mark Smith, Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, Associate Director for Health at the Office of Management and Budget and former Massachusetts Medicaid Director Dr. Julian Harris will join this informal conversation session by Skype to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the American healthcare system. Harris is a primary care physician who has spent his career working in clinical, health policy, and business roles to improve access to high-quality, affordable health care for vulnerable populations in this country and abroad. Bring your lunch and join in the conversation! Brownies will be provided! RSVP to Pauline Barr  as space is limited.

International Thanksgiving in New Hampshire

Wednesday-Friday, Nov 26-28, Toah Nipi
Join other international students and friends for two restful nights during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Celebrate the traditions of the season – including turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Read and discuss the Thanksgiving Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln. Relax with a book by the fireplace. Enjoy the company of new friends in a beautiful setting in rural New Hampshire. Take time to reflect on the goodness of God. Event is open to all students and faculty from all faith (no faith) backgrounds. Please email Harvard Chaplain Jeff if you need scholarship to attend the event. Information and registration online or contact yag887@mail.harvard.edu 

“Voices in Leadership” featuring Mark Smith, former President and CEO, California HealthCare Foundation, on Nov 13, 12:30-1:30pm

To attend, RSVP to enter the random lottery by 5:00 p.m. on Nov 11.
Welcoming our very own Harvard alumnus, Dr. Mark D. Smith will be joining Voices in Leadership in the Studio for an insightful conversation on leadership at the highest levels of U.S health care for the poor. As the CEO of California HealthCare Foundation since its creation in 1996, he built the Foundation into a recognized leader in the public reporting of care quality, health policy analysis, and applications of new technology in healthcare. Previously, Dr. Smith was a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health and later, the Executive Vice-President at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. He is currently a visiting Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at HSPH. Professor David Williams will be moderating. For all questions, please contact  hsphvoices@gmail.com

November 7, 2014

Need to Know:

Global Support Services

November 13, 12:30-1:20pm in G2

Global Support Services is offering a pre-travel orientation for HSPH students planning international travel during the break. The pre-travel orientation will take place on Thursday November 13th from 12:30-1:20pm in G2. Students receiving funding from the school must attend this presentation. Please register here.

Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu

Academic:

Symposium on Mass Incarceration and Health: Advocacy in Medicine and Beyond

November 14, 12:30-5pm at Harvard Medical School

This event will inform attendees about mass incarceration in the US and build a community of advocates. Keynote speaker Dr. Josiah Rich will be joined by leaders from universities and community organizations across the region, who will lead topic-specific breakout sessions. Keynote address is located at the Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall at HMS. Breakouts will leave from there to rooms in the Tosteston Medical Center. Register here.

Any questions contact Kelsey.

Spring 1 Course: Built Environment, Human Energy Expenditure, and Public Health

Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm.

How would you redesign this street in the U.S. to help residents control weight, socialize, restore directed attention, lessen stress, and reduce cardiovascular disease? How does this Hangzhou, China street compare? You know everything about health so how would your knowledge influence the design of streets, sidewalks, and building interiors? What are the METs (1 MET = car passenger; 2 METs = driver; 1 MET = transit rider; 3 METs = walker; 8 METs = bicyclist; 8 METs = stair climber). You are the change agents and your evidence could help change policies about built environments.

Any questions contact annelusk@hsph.harvard.edu

Winter Course: Public Health Leadership Skills

January 12 – 17, 2015

This course provides a focus and framework to integrate your overall HSPH experience into your public health leadership trajectory. The week is built around the concepts and theory of “meta-leadership” and its five dimensions of practice. The topics range from developing a better understanding for you as leader – with your strengths and weaknesses – as well as analytic strategies to better link leadership vision to organizational operations and to logistical progress. The class is an active learning laboratory and includes a combination of lecture, discussion, role play exercises and on-the-spot presentations and feedback by instructors and fellow students.

Any questions contact enolan@hsph.harvard.edu

Winter Course: Quality Improvement through Rapid Cycle Testing

January 20-23, 2015, 9:00am-12:00pm

Students will learn the fundamental skills of improvement through a mix of presentation, application, and group work. The class will center on the Model for Improvement, but will ensure that students understand the science that underlies most improvement methodologies. By exploring different quality models, students will understand how the models are related and can be used in combination within an organization rather than as the sole approach. Students will learn the skills necessary to build and launch a quality initiative including theory building, defining work streams, prototype testing, measurement, leadership support, and front-line engagement.

Any questions contact enolan@hsph.harvard.edu

Events and Activities:

Test on the 10th

November 10th, 2014 from 12:00-1:30pm, Kresge Cafeteria

November/Movember is a month to raise awareness about men’s health issues. Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in young men ages 15-25 years. A way to prevent this is to perform self-examinations. Test on the 10th is a program started to remind men to test themselves each month. Come check out the table to get a shower card and some interesting FAQs.

Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu

Diversity Talks Series: Addressing LGBT Health Disparities through Federal and State Policy Changes

Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:30pm-1:20pm, Kresge G-1, Lunch Provided

Dr. Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research at Fenway Health, will describe recent federal and state policy developments that address and reduce LGBT health disparities. These topics include: promoting sexual orientation and gender identity data collection in Electronic Health Records, designating LGBT people as a Medically Underserved Population and a Health Professional Shortage Area population group, and the recent research surrounding health accessibility for the transgender community.

Any questions contact jsl727@mail.harvard.edu

“Voices in Leadership” featuring Mark Smith, former President and CEO, California HealthCare Foundation

Nov 13, 12:30-1:30pm, RSVP to enter the random lottery: by 5:00 p.m. on Nov 11. 

Welcoming our very own Harvard alumnus, Dr. Mark D. Smith will be joining Voices in Leadership in the Studio for an insightful conversation on leadership at the highest levels of U.S health care for the poor. As the CEO of California HealthCare Foundation since its creation in 1996, he built the Foundation into a recognized leader in the public reporting of care quality, health policy analysis, and applications of new technology in healthcare. Previously, Dr. Smith was a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health and later, the Executive Vice-President at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. He is currently a visiting Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at HSPH. Professor David Williams will be moderating.

HSPH Poster Day 2014

November 7, 11:00am-4:00pm. Kresge Atrium

A reception will follow in FXB atrium at 4:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served! We hope to see you there.

Women’s Health Codeathon

November 9, 4:00-6:00pm, Shapiro Conference Center in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA

The Clinton Foundation will be bringing together the best minds in tech and design to compete in the 2nd Women’s Health Codeathon Series. This codeathon will challenge developers and designers to build original and innovative prototypes based on key women’s mental health issues.

On Sunday November 9th the participating teams, who will spend Friday through Sunday building original, functional application prototypes based on key women’s mental health issues, will be unveiling their creations in front of a live audience and panel of industry experts. RSVP here.

Team BellisiMo’s MOvember Night Out

MOvember 20, 6:30pm Back Bay Social Club

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