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January 24, 2015

Academic:

Office of Human Research Administration- Student IRB Session

January 27th, 12:30-1:20, Countway Library Ballard Room

This session is geared towards Harvard Longwood Medical Area students who will be conducting research for a class or dissertation. Many times these projects are planned in a shorter amount of time and are submitted at the last minute to the IRB. As a result, students can risk not getting a determination in time to complete the project. This session will cover road blocks, FAQs, and recommendations specifically for students conducting human subjects research.

Register here

Any questions contact Contact QIP@hsph.harvard.edu 

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Aid 4 Health 2015

Simulation will be held on Saturday February 21st from 1:00-7:00 pm at the Harvard Law School. 

Negotiation workshop will be held on Tuesday February 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Apply here: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6VCalDXXikLD3Fj by Friday February 6th

Any questions please email Harvard@aid4health.org

Aid 4 Health Flyer

2015-2016 GHC Fellowship Roles Now Available

Global Health Corps is a one-year paid fellowship that pairs talented young professionals with organizations seeking new thinking and innovative solutions. Applicants can apply for up to 3 different positions. See the full list here.

Application closes February 3. Apply here.

Events and Activities:

ComSciCon 2015 Workshop

June 18-20th, 2015

ComSciCon, which is primarily organized by Harvard graduate students and sponsored by GSAS, FAS, and the Office of the Provost, was founded by Harvard and MIT graduate students in 2013.  We have welcomed dozens of Harvard students to our past three workshops, hailing from Astronomy to OEB to Sociology to Law and beyond.

Any questions contact nsanders@fas.harvard.edu.

General:

Interested in Applying to Become a Recognized HSPH Student Organization for Spring 2015?

Application deadline is January 30, 2015 for Step One
The first step in the recognition process is to submit your student organization name, mission statement and objectives.  The link to fill out the online form is: http://hsph.me/stepone More information about HSPH student organizations and the recognition or renewal process can be found: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/student-affairs/student-organizations/organization-renewal-and-approval/  Any questions please contact OSA at studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu 

January 22, 2015

Academics:

Writing Support for Doctoral Students

Dissertation Writing Seminar, Wednesdays 3.30-5.20

Since 2001, this weekly peer review seminar has been providing doctoral students with detailed, constructive feedback on their dissertation research. We also discuss a wide range of topics and strategies, including the intricacies of scientific writing and publication, managing the dissertation process, and life and career planning post-HSPH. The seminar’s highly creative and supportive community also helps members deal with the isolation that is so endemic to writing a dissertation.

Any questions contact dhalstea@hsph.harvard.edu.

Non-credit Writing Course for Spring 1

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:20pm

Writing is an essential skill for public health leadership. This non-credit writing course focuses on learning to write a range of public health texts, from theses, to policy papers, to research for peer-reviewed journals. Its goal is to provide authors with the tools and knowledge needed to transform a rough draft into final copy that is clear, concise, and compelling. The course meets on Tuesdays, 3:30-5:20 pm, January 27–March 10. It will also be offered in Spring 2 on the same schedule.

To apply, fill out the short application here

This course will also be offered in spring 2.

Any questions contact dhalstea@hsph.harvard.edu.

 

 

Events and Activities:

Submissions for Harvard Public Health Review Upcoming Edition on “Power, Politics, and Privilege” Due Monday, February 16

The Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) is seeking submissions for its Spring 2015 edition, which, in light of the national conversation on racial justice and the intersections of state-sanctioned and structural violence in the U.S., will address “Power, Politics, and Privilege”. Students and faculty across academic disciplines at Harvard, as well as members of the general public, are encouraged to submit research, commentaries/op-eds, creative expressions, and infographics addressing this topic that reflect an evidence-based and health equity framework. Submissions/inquiries should be e-mailed to submissions@harvardpublichealthreview.org by Mon, February 16, 2015. Visit www.harvardpublichealthreview.org for more information.

Any questions contact cgl475@mail.harvard.edu.

January 21, 2015

Our thoughts go out today to the family and friends of Dr. Michael J. Davidson, Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Endovascular Surgery and Cardiac Catheterization at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, who was the victim of a shooting yesterday morning. We mourn his passing and share the sorrow of everyone at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the wider Harvard community.

Students who would like to talk are welcome to come to the Office for Student Affairs at any time, we are here from 9-5 in Kresge 601, 603 and 604.

University Mental Health Services are also available to help students experiencing stress or anxiety; for information and appointments please call 617-495-2042 http://huhs.harvard.edu/HealthServices/CounselingAndMentalHealthServices.aspx

We will update you with information about planned services as they become available.

Academics:

Spring 2 Course: Data Analysis for Professional (HPM 242)

In this course students will gain data literacy and apply statistical concepts to public health, population management, and administrative data. The course will use JMP statistical software which features a point-and-click interface and dynamic and interactive graphics for data exploration and communication, and integrates well with Excel. It is strongly recommended that students bring their own laptops for hands-on activities, but laptops will also be available to borrow during class. No previous experience is required. Course Restricted: HPM, MPH-CMP, and MPH-LPH only Course Prerequisite(s): BIO200 or BIO201 2.500 Credit hours, Tues/Thurs, 8:30-10:20am, Instructor: Amy Cohen.

Any questions contact enolan@hsph.harvard.edu

Events and Activities:

Countway Library Workshop: Searching With PubMed

Thursday January 22, 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Countway Library, Lower 2 Room 025

This hands-on session introduces participants to PubMed’s advanced searching features. Learn how to formulate and execute effective searches, how to get the most out of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), and how use commands for precise control. You’ll also discover the many tools that help you save searches and results, set up alerts, and customize the PubMed interface. Space is limited, RSVP here.

Any questions contact carol_mita@hms.harvard.edu.

ComSciCon 2015 Workshop

June 18-20th, 2015

ComSciCon, which is primarily organized by Harvard graduate students and sponsored by GSAS, FAS, and the Office of the Provost, was founded by Harvard and MIT graduate students in 2013.  We have welcomed dozens of Harvard students to our past three workshops, hailing from Astronomy to OEB to Sociology to Law and beyond.

Any questions contact nsanders@fas.harvard.edu.

General:

Dear HSPH Community:

We are writing share some exciting news about the reconfiguration of the Kresge ground level space. As you may know, the school has the opportunity to make a number of improvements to our buildings in the service of teaching and student life. Behind the scenes, work is underway on the ground level of Kresge that will increase the total square footage and allow for key student services to be enhanced and integrated.

The new space, to be unveiled during the spring semester, will accommodate the Office of Student Affairs, the Registrar, the Office of Career Advancement, the Office of Student Financial Services, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. We are particularly pleased to have the opportunity to bring the last two core functions back into Kresge from their previous off-campus locations. The new space will not only allow for better physical accessibility of all these services, but also support the programmatic integration towards which we are working.

The consolidation of these offices will leave their former off-site locations vacant. While the specific details have not been decided, the current plan envisions that those spaces will be dedicated to serving student needs. We will keep you informed of critical dates pertaining to the relocation of specific offices as the timeline unfolds.

All best wishes for the New Year,

Stacey Herman, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Jim Smith, Assistant Dean of Alumni Affairs and Career Advancement
Meredith Rosenthal, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

 

January 20, 2015

Apply:

Aid 4 Health 2015

Simulation will be held on Saturday February 21st from 1:00-7:00 pm at the Harvard Law School. 

Negotiation workshop will be held on Tuesday February 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Apply here: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6VCalDXXikLD3Fj by Friday February 6th

Any questions please email Harvard@aid4health.org

Aid 4 Health Flyer

Events and Activities:

Pediatric Health Disparities: Providing Cross-Cultural Family-Centered Care

Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:00 – 2:00 pm* Haber Auditorium, Blake Building, 1st Floor Massachusetts General Hospital

Film: Worlds Apart: Justine Chitsena’s Story Panel Discussion: Oscar Benavidez, MD, MPP, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Alexy Arauz-Boudreau, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and MGHfC Medical Home Transformation Coordinator Please join us for the annual Disparities Solutions Center and Multicultural Affairs Office Film Series. The goal of the series is to raise awareness of health disparities and cross-cultural care through the screening of popular documentary films, followed by an expert panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Please RSVP to disparitiessolutions@partners.org as a light lunch will be served and visit the DSC website for more information. http://www2.massgeneral.org/disparitiessolutions/events.html

Race, Criminal Justice and Health, Presented in Collaboration with Reuters

Friday, February 6, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, The Leadership Studio, 10th Floor Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston

The focus on racial injustice in the U.S. – particularly the effect of race on criminal justice – has been in the public spotlight following the tragic deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner on Staten Island, and Tamir Rice in Cleveland during encounters with law enforcement. While these inequities play out in numerous areas, health and well-being is one sector in which minority groups are dramatically and disproportionally affected. This Forum event will examine how disparities within the law and the criminal justice system negatively affect health — as well as how the role of race interacts with neighborhood environments, educational and employment opportunities, public policy, and other factors to lead to poorer health.

Please RSVP to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu

EXPERT PARTICIPANTS
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

Nancy Krieger, Professor of Social Epidemiology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Jim Doyle, Former Governor and Former Attorney General, State of Wisconsin, and Health Care Lawyer, Foley & Lardner LLP

David Williams, Professor of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

David Harris, Managing Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School

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

E-mail questions for the expert participants any time before or during the live webcast to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu. Or Tweet them to @ForumHSPH using #HealthAndRace.

We’ll also be conducting a live chat on The Forum’s Race, Criminal Justice and Health web page.

We anticipate that this event will reach capacity quickly, and so we have reserved an additional room, Kresge G-2, to accommodate as many people as possible. We will be taking live questions from this location as well.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • As a follow up to December’s listening session for the School’s community, the Harvard Chan School community will soon will be receiving information from the Office of the Dean about additional efforts at the School to continue the dialogue regarding social justice in public health.
  • The 3rd Annual Health Equity and Leadership Conference, “Challenging Racial Injustice Through Community Health,” also will take place on Friday, February 6, and is accepting registrations. This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Center for Primary Care at Harvard Medical School. More information: http://www.healconference.org/

General:

2015 HSPH Photo Contest

Submit entry by February 11th 

Photo Contest Flyer 2015

January 16, 2015

Academic:

Leadership in Fighting HIV/AIDS in Guyana: A conversation with Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Minister of Agriculture and former Minister of Health for Guyana

Thursday, Jan 22 from 12:30-1:30 pm in the 10th floor Leadership Studio. RSVP here
RSVP to enter the seat lottery by 5 pm on Tuesday, Jan 20. Dr. Leslie Ramsammy will be joining Voices in Leadership to share his experience in the world of infectious diseases. Before heading the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Ramsammy was Minister of Health from 2001 to 2011, where he worked extensively in reducing deaths and infections in Guyana from HIV/AIDS. His broad public health stewardship saw him elected Chair of the Global Fund board for Affordable Medicines for Malaria, a position that he currently holds. He has also served as President of the 61st World Health Assembly, and has chaired numerous national, regional and international committees. The event will be webcast live at hsph.me/ramsammy. Tweet ?s to @VoicesHSPH! For all questions, please contact hsphvoices@gmail.com 

Apply:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Internship

Extended Internship application deadline date to Friday, January 16, 2015.
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people–especially those with the fewest resources–have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Group Summary: The Intern will work in close collaboration with their manager in the Global Health/Global Development. More information: http://sphcso.experience.com/stu/public_job_profile?job_hnd=33404939 

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!

Global Health and Innovation Conference

March 28-29th, Yale University
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Learn from 250 speakers; keynote addresses by Ned Breslin, Gary Cohen, Jeffrey Sachs and Sonia Ehrlich Sachs. Register by January 20th for a discount rate at: https://maestro.technolutions.net/uniteforsight/conference 

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)
HEAL_FlyerThe 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 

General:

Interested in Applying to Become a Recognized HSPH Student Organization for Spring 2015?

Application deadline is January 30, 2015 for Step One
The first step in the recognition process is to submit your student organization name, mission statement and objectives.  The link to fill out the online form is: http://hsph.me/stepone More information about HSPH student organizations and the recognition or renewal process can be found: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/student-affairs/student-organizations/organization-renewal-and-approval/  Any questions please contact OSA at studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu 

January 14, 2015

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 awooldri@hsph.harvard.edu or OSA at studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu 

Academic:

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 asabarof@hsph.harvard.edu

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.

Apply:

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: holly.gooding@childrens.harvard.edu.

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 (bryn.austin@childrens.harvard.edu) and Dr. Roberto (croberto@hsph.harvard.edu) 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 mitbioinnovationsconf@mit.edu.

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)
HEAL_Flyer
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 

General:

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 dorothy.bisbee@gmail.com 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 dorothy.bisbee@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Thanks so much for considering helping our study!

January 12, 2015

Need to Know:

Registrar’s Office Closed Tuesday, 1/13/15

The HSPH Registrar’s Office will be closed Tuesday, January 13, 2015, due to a Student Services event. Please email your questions to registrar@hsph.harvard.edu and we will respond when the office reopens on Wednesday, January 14th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any questions contact registrar@hsph.harvard.edu

Academic:

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 

General:

2015 HSPH Photo Contest

Submit entry by February 11th 
Photo Contest Flyer 2015

January 9, 2015

Academic:

GHP 552-1: Leadership Development in Global Health: Politics, Public Health, and Human Rights

Spring 1, Wednesdays, 8:30-10:20 AM
This half-semester course, taught by Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Minister of Agriculture of Guyana, will discuss how leaders must navigate complex social and political environments to improve the health of communities. Examples will draw from current efforts to curb tobacco use in the Caribbean, to achieve universal HIV treatment, and address impending antimicrobial resistance globally. By identifying potential challenges to implementation and the positions of stakeholders, students will gain the tools needed to lead nations to a healthier future. Dr. Ramsammy visits HSPH in Spring 1 2015 as a Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow. For more information about this course or about Dr. Ramsammy, email Pauline Barr at pbarr@hsph.harvard.edu

GHP 552-2: Leadership Development in Global Health: Combating HIV/AIDS to UHC

Spring 2, Wednesdays, 8:30-10:20 AM
This course, taught by Dr. Debrework Zewdie, will examine the role of leaders in setting and implementing global goals. It draws on lessons from the last 30 years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its relevance for achieving the SDGs of UHC. Students will look at how leaders and activists influenced the strategy and policy direction, and analyze the impact of HIV/AIDS programs on healthcare systems and assess what will happen to these programs as the global health focus shifts to UHC. They will also study the role of the World Bank, PEPFAR, and the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic and strengthening national healthcare systems. Dr. Zewdie visits HSPH in Spring 2 2015 as a Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow. For more information about this course or about Dr. Zewdie, email Pauline Barr at pbarr@hsph.harvard.edu 

Apply:

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:

Join us at the 2015 MIT Sloan Bioinnovations Conference! Tickets are on sale now!

Friday February 20th, Boston Marriott 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 mitbioinnovationsconf@mit.edu.

General:

Photo Contest, 2015

The 2015 HSPH Student Photo Contest is now accepting entries! Submit your photos relating to Public Health at: www.hsph.me/photocontest2015and the winning photographs will be announced in February. Photo Contest Flyer 2015

January 8, 2015

Need to Know:

Inclement Weather – School Policy

In general, HSPH teaching and research activities are expected to continue during inclement weather. An absence due to a student’s concern about weather (from a class that was held) should be discussed with the faculty member to determine whether options for making up the lost time in class are possible. In the event of a severe storm in which state officials advise against travel and/or when public transportation facilities are limited or not functioning, the dean may elect to close the school in the interest of faculty, staff, and student safety. In this event, television stations Channel 7, Channel 56, and Channel 4 as well as CBSBoston.com and whdh.com will be notified to announce the closing. The school will also post a telephone hotline message at 617-432-NEWS if a decision has been made to close the school. Also, notification will be posted on the HSPH hompage (www.hsph.harvard.edu). A school-wide email message will communicate any decisions related to the suspension of normal operations – including delayed starts, early releases, cancellation of classes or suspension of normal operations.

MBTA Spring Semester Pass

Purchase a Spring 2015 MBTA Semester Pass by January 9, 2015
The MBTA has teamed up with the Harvard 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 February through May 2015. More information about the semester pass program can be found: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/student-affairs/tpass/. The deadline for payment is Friday January 9, 2015. Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu or stop by Kresge 604.

January 6, 2015

Leadership in Fighting HIV/AIDS in Guyana, featuring Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Minister of Agriculture, on Jan 22, 12:30-1:30pm

RSVP to enter the random lottery to attend by 5:00 p.m. on Jan 20. For all questions, please contact hsphvoices@gmail.com

Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Minister of Agriculture of Guyana, is joining Voices in Leadership to share his experience in the leadership world of infectious diseases. Before heading the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Ramsammy was Minister of Health from 2001 to 2011, where he worked extensively in reducing deaths and infections in Guyana from HIV/AIDS. His broad public health stewardship saw him elected Chair of the Global Fund board for Affordable Medicines for Malaria, a position that he currently holds. He has also served as President of the 61st World Health Assembly, and has chaired numerous national, regional, and international committees. Dr. Ramsammy is currently a Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health where he will be teaching the class of Leadership Development in Global Health: Politics, Public Health and Human Rights in spring 2015.