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July 29, 2015

Need to Know:

Fall Health Insurance Waiver Deadline

THIS Friday, July 31st

This is a reminder that if you are eligible and wish to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan and/or the Student Health Fee for the fall 2015 semester, you must do so by this Friday, July 31st: http://hushp.harvard.edu/waive. Regards, The Registrar’s Office. Any questions contact registrar@hsph.harvard.edu or 617-432-1032

 

 

 

Academic:

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

Wednesday July 29, 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm, FXB Building (Public Health) Room G12

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. Any questions please contact Countway Library Reference & Education Services: countref@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-2134

 

 

 

Register Today for the Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity, September 10-11!

Follow the Forum on Twitter: @PopHealthEquity

The Harvard Chan School will host the Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity, set for September 10-11, at the Martin Conference Center, in the Harvard Longwood Medical Area, of Boston, MA. Join over 400 students and professionals to hear international public health leaders address pressing population health equity issues, including racial inequities and macro-economic shocks. Registration is free, but seats are limited – sign up today! http://tinyurl.com/PopHealthEquityForumOnline

 

Events and Activities:

Summer Student Social Activities

The following social activities have been planned during July and August to provide you with an engaging way to connect with your fellow students while also exploring all that Boston has to offer. Spouses, partners and children are welcome to attend all activities. Please RSVP to the activities you will be attending so we can have an accurate count for the number of guests to expect. RSVP at: https://harvardchansummer2015.eventbrite.com

Institute of Contemporary Art: THIS THURSDAY July 30th at 5:30 pm

Shakespeare on the Common: August 4th at 6 pm

End of Summer Social: August 13th at 5:30 pm

 

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Regulatory Affairs Hiring Fair

Monday, August, 10, 2015, 9:30am- 3:00pm Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago IL 60604

Hiring Managers from various ORA organizations will be on hand to greet and screen candidates seeking the following positions in various locations nationwide:
•Biologist
•Chemist
•Consumer Safety Officer
•Entomologist
•Microbiologist

Applicants will be able to apply for positions in advance of the hiring fair to expedite the recruitment process. The vacancy announcement numbers will be posted on the website once available. Please check back frequently.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register for the fair, please visit here. Registration is open from 7/15-8/7.

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July 27, 2015

Academic:

2015 Hot Topics Speaker Series: The Evolution of Interventions to Raise Vitamin D Levels to Improve Maternal and Child Health

Tuesday, July 28th from 12:30 to 1:20 in Kresge G-2

Please join us for our next presentation in the Hot Topics Summer Series! : The Evolution of Interventions to Raise Vitamin D Levels to Improve Maternal and Child Health: Ten steps from a pilot study in Boston to changing national nutrition policy in Mongolia Tuesday, July 28th 12:30 to 1:20 pm Kresge G-2 Speaker: Janet Ricg-Edwards, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology. More information here. Please feel free to bring your lunch. We hope to see you there! Any questions contact sgreguol@hsph.harvard.edu

 

 

Traditional Healthcare Practices of Women in the Himalayan Communities of India: A Qualitative Perspective

Wednesday, July 29 from 12:30 – 1:30 in FXB G13

Join the Women, Gender, and Health Concentration for a lecture by Dr. Anjali Capila on “Traditional health care practices of women in the Himalayan communities of India: A qualitative perspective.” RSVP here. More information  here

Apply:

Research Opportunity for Public Health Students

The Vela Foundation is seeking to fund student research projects whose aim is to further and innovate nutrition and public health programming. The Foundation is looking for proposals that include cross-collaboration between sectors, community/family engagement, and addresses the needs of under-served populations. We are accepting proposals from undergraduates, graduates, doctoral and post-doc students.  More details here, as well as the Academic Innovation Grant Application.

 

 

 

General:

MBTA Fall Semester Pass

Purchase a Fall 2015 Semester MBTA Pass by September 8, 2015

The MBTA has teamed up with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to offer students a discount on their transportation costs. Students who participate in this program will receive an 11% discount. The spring semester MBTA pass covers October 2015 through January 2016. More information about the semester pass program can be found at: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/student-affairs/tpass/. To complete an application click here.  The deadline for payment is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 5 pm. Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu or stop by Kresge G-4.

 

 

July 24, 2015

Academic:

2015 Hot Topics Speaker Series: The Evolution of Interventions to Raise Vitamin D Levels to Improve Maternal and Child Health

Tuesday, July 28th from 12:30 to 1:20 in Kresge G-2

RichEdwards_July_28_Hot_Topics_2015_Poster

Please join us for our next presentation in the Hot Topics Summer Series! : The Evolution of Interventions to Raise Vitamin D Levels to Improve Maternal and Child Health: Ten steps from a pilot study in Boston to changing national nutrition policy in Mongolia.

Any questions contact sgreguol@hsph.harvard.edu.

Traditional health care practices of women in the Himalayan communities of India: A qualitative perspective

Wednesday, July 29 from 12:30 – 1:30 in FXB G13

Join the Women, Gender, and Health Concentration for a lecture by Dr. Anjali Capila on “Traditional health care practices of women in the Himalayan communities of India: A qualitative perspective.” Please RSVP here.

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July 23, 2015

Academic:

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

July 23, 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm, FXB Building (Public Health) Room G12

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

 

July 22, 2015

Academic:

Register Today for the Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity, September 10-11

Follow the Forum on Twitter: @PopHealthEquity

The Harvard Chan School will host the Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity, set for September 10-11, at the Martin Conference Center, in the Harvard Longwood Medical Area, of Boston, MA. Join over 400 students and professionals to hear international public health leaders address pressing population health equity issues, including racial inequities and macro-economic shocks. Registration is free, but seats are limited – sign up today!

Events and Activities:

Harvard Chan School Scoopfest!

Wednesday, July 22nd from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm in the Kresge Cafeteria

Come and join your colleagues and classmates for some summertime fun!

Scoopfest_2015_invitation

 

Summer Student Social Activities

The following social activities have been planned during July and August to provide you with an engaging way to connect with your fellow students while also exploring all that Boston has to offer. Spouses, partners and children are welcome to attend all activities. Please RSVP to the activities you will be attending so we can have an accurate count for the number of guests to expect. RSVP at: https://harvardchansummer2015.eventbrite.com

Fenway Park Tour: July 25th at 11:30 am

Institute of Contemporary Art: July 30th at 5:30 pm

Shakespeare on the Common: August 4th at 6 pm

End of Summer Social: August 13th at 5:30 pm

 

 

July 20, 2015

Academic:

Hot Topics Speaker Series: Balancing Work, Family and Health Disparities: A Tale of Two America’s

Tuesday, July 21st, 12:30 to 1:20 pm in Kresge G-2

Speaker: Cassandra Okechukwu, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Please feel free to bring your lunch. We hope to see you there!

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Any questions contact sgreguol@hsph.harvard.edu.

Events and Activities:

Pride on the Quad

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

During the Longwood Summer Music Series Featuring Cordelia & The Buffalo of the Berklee College of Music Games and Rainbow Sno-Kones for all Meet those working on LGBTQ issues and celebrate with allies, new friends, and old friends Sponsored by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine Office of Diversity Inclusion.

The Historical Roots of Today’s Racial Violence- Melissa Nobles, Ph.D., Thursday, July 23, 2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, Kresge G-1

“Black lives matter” has always been a questionable proposition in the U.S. We invoke history when describing the deaths of the Charleston 9, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and many other black women and men. Yet, even with numerous historical examples, we still do not know just how violent the “Jim Crow” south was or how strongly the practices and attitudes of that period persist to this day. Melissa Nobles is the Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and Professor of Political Science

July 15, 2015

Need to Know:

Graduating in November 2015?

Submit Your Online Application for Degree Today!

The November 2015 Application for Degree is now available online via myHarvardChan–> Apply to Graduate tab –> Apply to Graduate link.
If you are expecting to graduate this November, you will have through Friday, September 4th, to submit your application. If you have already submitted your application, thank you.
You can confirm your application was submitted via myHarvardChan –> Apply to Graduate tab –> View Application to Graduate link.
If you submit an application by September 4th, we will be sending graduation information for your review in mid-September. Accordingly, please continue to check your Harvard email. Any questions please contact The Registrar’s Office at registrar@hsph.harvard.edu or 617-432-1032

Server and Network Maintenance Thursday Night, July 16th from 7 pm to 1 am

This Thursday, July 16th, we will be performing our normal monthly system maintenance to all servers and network gear.
The maintenance window will last from 7PM to 1AM.
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
– Accellion File Transfer service
– Wasabi
There will be a single, 15 minute outage between 7:00PM and 1:00AM to the Virtual Desktop System:
– ICF Physical machines and ICF VDI/Virtual Desktop System
– Staff VDI/Virtual Desktop System
The following services will be unavailable from 7pm – 10:30pm:
– ALICE
– myHarvardChan Portal
 The following services will be unaffected during the maintenance window:  
– Web Server (main www.hsph.harvard.edu site)
– HUIT ICEmail/O365 (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.

 

Apply:

Locker Application for Summer Session and Academic Year

Interested in a Locker for the 2015-2016 Academic Year? Or summer session?

Apply here.

Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu

 

 

 

Events and Activities:

Register Today for the Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity, September 10-11!

Follow the Forum on Twitter: @PopHealthEquity
The Harvard Chan School will host the Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity, set for September 10-11, at the Martin Conference Center, in the Harvard Longwood Medical Area, of Boston, MA. Join over 400 students and professionals to hear international public health leaders address pressing population health equity issues, including racial inequities and macro-economic shocks. Registration is free, but seats are limited – sign up today!  Follow the Forum – and use #PopHealthEquity to voice your questions/thoughts – on: Facebook,  LinkedInTwitter.

Forum on Population Health September 10th and 11th

July 13, 2015

Apply:

Harvard vs. MIT Case Competition: Call for Applications!

Application Deadline 7/20/2015

Harvard Graduate Consulting Club (HGCC) and Consulting Club at MIT (CCM) cordially invite you to participate in the 7th Annual Harvard vs. MIT Case Competition (August 17-28, 2015)! The Case Competition is an exciting opportunity for non-business Harvard and MIT graduate students and researchers to sharpen their analytical skills, acquire teamwork experience, network with peers and industry professionals, and to address a real-life business challenge. No prior business knowledge or consulting experience is required. Apply here.

2015 Case Competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events and Activities:

Summer Student Social Activities

The following social activities have been planned during July and August to provide you with an engaging way to connect with your fellow students while also exploring all that Boston has to offer. Spouses, partners and children are welcome to attend all activities. Please RSVP to the activities you will be attending so we can have an accurate count for the number of guests to expect. RSVP at: https://harvardchansummer2015.eventbrite.com

Museum of Fine Arts: July 15th at 5:30 pm

Fenway Park Tour: July 25th at 11:30 am

Institute of Contemporary Art: July 30th at 5:30 pm

Shakespeare on the Common: August 4th at 6 pm

End of Summer Social: August 13th at 5:30 pm

 

SPORTS AND HEALTH: The State of Play in America

Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:30pm-1:30pm ET Leadership Studio, Kresge 10th floor

EXPERT PARTICIPANTS Cobi Jones, Three-time US World Cup Soccer Player (Joining remotely) Elizabeth Matzkin, Chief of Women’s Sports Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Robert Blendon, Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Ed Foster-Simeon, President and CEO, US Soccer Foundation MODERATOR Joe Neel, Deputy Senior Supervising Editor and a Correspondent on the Science Desk, NPR. RSVP: RSVP theforum@hsph.harvard.edusportsandhealth_Invite_postcard

July 10, 2015

Events and Activities:

Summer Student Social Activities

The following social activities have been planned during July and August to provide you with an engaging way to connect with your fellow students while also exploring all that Boston has to offer. Spouses, partners and children are welcome to attend all activities. Please RSVP to the activities you will be attending so we can have an accurate count for the number of guests to expect. RSVP at: https://harvardchansummer2015.eventbrite.com

Museum of Fine Arts: July 15th at 5:30 pm

Fenway Park Tour: July 25th at 11:30 am

Institute of Contemporary Art: July 30th at 5:30 pm

Shakespeare on the Common: August 4th at 6 pm

End of Summer Social: August 13th at 5:30 pm

SPORTS AND HEALTH: The State of Play in America

Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:30pm-1:30pm ET Leadership Studio, Kresge 10th floor

EXPERT PARTICIPANTS Cobi Jones, Three-time US World Cup Soccer Player (Joining remotely) Elizabeth Matzkin, Chief of Women’s Sports Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Robert Blendon, Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Ed Foster-Simeon, President and CEO, US Soccer Foundation MODERATOR Joe Neel, Deputy Senior Supervising Editor and a Correspondent on the Science Desk, NPR.

HGCC Women in Consulting Workshop

July 14, 2015, 5:45-8:00PM at Tsai Auditorium, S010, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge street, Cambridge, MA

Have you ever wondered how it is to be a woman in a demanding profession like consulting? Are you curious how women consultants find a sustainable solution for work-life balance or what career paths exist for them? If you are inspired to follow a consulting career, this Women in Consulting Workshop is a great opportunity. The workshop will start with keynote speech delivered by Dr. Sandra Moose (current senior advisor and former senior vice president of Boston Consulting Group), followed by panel discussion and Q & A session.Snacks and drinks will be served. Participating firms include: Boston Consulting Group, Health Advances, LEK and McKinsey & Company. Please RSVP here.

General:

Thirsty? Purchase a Harvard Chan Water Bottle!

Pickup in Kresge Cafeteria Weds 7/8 12:30-1:30pm

Welcome new students! You may have noticed that we don’t sell bottled water at our school – but don’t worry! Student Government is selling aluminum water bottles so you can stay hydrated all summer. The link to purchase is here. You can pick them up from us on Wednesday, July 8 from 12:30-1:30pm in Kresge Cafeteria.

July 9, 2015

Events and Activities:

Register Today for the Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity, September 10-11

Follow the Forum on Twitter: @PopHealthEquity

The Harvard Chan School will host the Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity, set for September 10-11, at the Martin Conference Center, in the Harvard Longwood Medical Area, of Boston, MA. Join over 400 students and professionals to hear international public health leaders address pressing population health equity issues, including racial inequities and macro-economic shocks. Registration is free, but seats are limited – sign up today here.