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October 21, 2014

Apply:

New Policy Translation Practicum Opportunity on Harmful Weight Loss and Muscle-Building Products

Applications due by October 24, 2014

The Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders STRIPED striped has a new practicum opportunity to develop a strategic plan to motivate voluntary corporate actions to address the sale of harmful products marketed for weight loss and muscle building in pharmacies and supermarkets. The practicum will involve key informant interviews with business, public health, and community stakeholders and site visits to stores to survey relevant inventory. The student will develop interview guides and an in-store observation survey instrument. The final deliverable for the practicum will be a written strategic plan. The practicum will be supervised by STRIPED faculty. The practicum stipend is $1500.

Any questions contact bryn.austin@childrens.harvard.edu

Events and Activities:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00-2:00 PM, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 35 Wigglesworth St.

Need a study break? Come visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for a light lunch, coffee/tea, and snacks on Wednesday, October 22, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM. Join us for coffee/tea and a quiet place to study during finals week!

Our hours will be extended this week: Monday, October 20, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM Tuesday, October 21, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM Wednesday October 22, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM Thursday, October 23, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM

Any questions contact visrani@hsph.harvard.edu.

Buy tickets now for the Nutcracker Ballet!

Limited quantity available: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, triumphantly returns to the stage. See the beauty and magic of the traditional Nutcracker story with its beautiful scenes and choreography by Mikko Nissinen and the exquisite sets and costumes designed by Robert Perdziola. Join your HSPH friends and peers and enjoy a great New England tradition at a discounted price! Tickets will be Orchestra seating (we don’t have any further information on the location at this time).

Go here to purchase your tickets now.

Contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.

HSPH Native American Student Organization Meeting

October 21, 12:30-1:30 Kresge 201

Any questions contact kaui.baumhofer@mail.harvard.edu

Volunteer:

Stop Hunger Now

Wednesday November 19, 5-7pm in Kresge Cafeteria

OSA has partnered with an organization called Stop Hunger Now to package meals to help those who are suffering from hunger. Our goal is to package 10,000 meals to give to children and families all over the world. To be successful, we need to create teams of students, faculty, and staff members at HSPH both to package the meals and to raise the funds necessary to cover the costs of the meal components. We are looking for volunteers the day of the event to be a part of a team, as well as financial support , it will cost a total of $2900 to package these meals to donate to children and families in need. We are hoping that each team can fundraise or donate about $320 to help make this happen.

You can sign up for the event and donate money towards our goal of 10,000 meals here: http://events.stophungernow.org/HSPH

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Contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.

Apply Now! Volunteer Tutoring Opportunity at Roxbury Prep for Math and Science

Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5pm at Roxbury Prep
Are you interested in tutoring middle school students in either Math or Science for one hour on either Thursdays or Mondays? Fill out the survey. Any questions contact roxburypreptutoring@gmail.com.

Want to make a difference in the life of a Boston-area high-school student?

HPREP is looking for mentors who will be paired one-on-one with an underserved student in Boston area during a series of Saturday sessions in TMEC. More information about the position can be found here .

Application can be found here.

Any questions contact emmanuel_carrodeguas@hms.harvard.edu

October 20, 2014

Need to Know:

Study Space Available

The Office for Student Affairs has reserved the following classrooms for Study Space.

Monday October 20, 2014:
FXB G03- 3:30-5 pm
FXB G10- 3:30-9 pm
FXB G11- 3:30-5:30 pm and 6:30-9:00pm
Kresge 201- 5-9 pm
Kresge 202- 6:30-9 pm
Kresge 204- 5:30-9 pm
Kresge 212-3:30-9 pm
Kresge 502- 5:30-9 pm
Kresge G2- 5-9 pm

Tuesday October 21, 2014:
FXB G03- 1:30-3:30 pm and 4:30-9 pm
FXB G10- 4-9 pm
FXB G11- 3:30-9 pm
FXB G12- 5:30-9 pm
FXB G13- 3:30-9 pm
Kresge 201- 6-9 pm
Kresge 202- 1:30-7 pm
Kresge 203- 5:30-9 pm
Kresge 204- 6-9 pm
Kresge 212- 6-9 pm
Kresge G2- 1-5 pm and 6:30-9 pm

Wednesday October 22, 2014:
FXB G03- 4:30-9 pm
FXB G10- 3:30-5:30 pm
FXB G11- 3:30-9 pm
FXB G12- 3:30-9 pm
FXB G13- 5:30-9 pm
Kresge 201- 7-9 pm
Kresge 203- 7-9 pm
Kresge 204- 7-9 pm
Kresge 212- 7-9 pm
Kresge 502- 6:30-9 pm
Kresge G2- 5-9 pm

Thursday October 23, 2014
FXB G10- 3:30-9 pm
FXB G13- 7-9 pm
Kresge 201- 6-9 pm
Kresge 202- 7-9 pm
Kresge 203- 6-9 pm
Kresge 204- 6-9 pm
Kresge 212- 7-9 pm
Kresge G2- 5:30-9 pm

Academic:

Poster Day Late Abstract Submissions

Deadline is Thursday, Oct. 23

The HSPH Poster day will be held Nov. 7 and late abstracts are being accepted now through Thursday, Oct. 23. We will be utilizing PowerPoint-based electronic poster boards for the event, and all posters are due Oct. 24. More information is available here

Events and Activities:

Buy tickets now for the Nutcracker Ballet!

Limited quantity available: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, triumphantly returns to the stage. See the beauty and magic of the traditional Nutcracker story with its beautiful scenes and choreography by Mikko Nissinen and the exquisite sets and costumes designed by Robert Perdziola. Join your HSPH friends and peers and enjoy a great New England tradition at a discounted price! Tickets will be Orchestra seating (we don’t have any further information on the location at this time).

Go here to purchase your tickets now.

Contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00-2:00 PM, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 35 Wigglesworth St.

Need a study break? Come visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for a light lunch, coffee/tea, and snacks on Wednesday, October 22, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM. Join us for coffee/tea and a quiet place to study during finals week!

Our hours will be extended this week: Monday, October 20, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM Tuesday, October 21, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM Wednesday October 22, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM Thursday, October 23, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM

HSPH Toastmasters Meeting

Stage fright? Want to improve your Public Speaking and Leadership Skills?

Toastmasters is a learn-by-doing organization in which members hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure, safe, and fun atmosphere. Fall Meeting Dates: All meetings are on a Wednesday from 12:30 – 1:20pm Locations vary – please see the list below October 22, 2014 – FXB G10 November 5, 2014 – FXB G13 November 19, 2014 – FXB G13 December 3, 2014 – FXB G13 December 17, 2014 – FXB G13 All guests are welcome to attend!

HSPH Native American Student Organization Meeting

October 21, 12:30-1:30 Kresge 201

Any questions contact kaui.baumhofer@mail.harvard.edu

General:

Harvard Prevention Research Center Student Research Information Session

Thursday, October 30th, 12:30-1:30pm in Kresge 708

Meet with faculty and staff from the Harvard Prevention Research Center (HPRC) to learn about potential opportunities to get involved! The mission of HPRC is to work with communities, community agencies, state and local government, and other partners to develop, implement, and evaluate methodologies and interventions to improve nutrition and physical activity and reduce overweight and chronic disease risk among children, youth, and their families and to reduce and eliminate disparities in these outcomes. For more information about the center, please visit our website: here.

Volunteer:

Apply Now! Volunteer Tutoring Opportunity at Roxbury Prep for Math and Science

Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5pm at Roxbury Prep
Are you interested in tutoring middle school students in either Math or Science for one hour on either Thursdays or Mondays? Fill out the survey. Any questions contact roxburypreptutoring@gmail.com.

 

Student News for October 17, 2014

Need to Know

Please come share your thoughts and learn more about the new Title IX policy and procedures

Monday, October 20th, from 5:00 – 6:30, Emerson 105, Harvard Yard and Monday, October 27th, from Noon – 1:00p.m., Lowell Lecture Hall, Corner of Oxford and Kirkland Streets, Cambridge Campus
Community members are invited to attend Community-Wide Meetings to ask questions and give feedback on the new policy and procedures. Come to find out some foundational information about the standards, better understand the expectations for conduct that apply to Harvard’s community, and learn about upcoming opportunities for input on secondary materials that apply the policy to real life situations for students, faculty and staff. Ask questions and share your thoughts. Please attend!

Academic

Reflections on Strategy for Combating Obesity on a Global Scale

Monday, October 20, 2014, 4:00pm, Kresge G2
Speaker: Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH Professor Emerita of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Welcome and introduction by Josie Mattei, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, HSPH. Q&A moderated by Walter Willett, Chair of the Department of Nutrition. Lecture: 4:00-5:00 PM, Kresge G2. Reception: 5:00-6:00 PM, Rosenau Atrium 677 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115. Contact cmartin@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.
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Events and Activities

Students – Last days to purchase tickets for Alumni Weekend: Big Data October 24 – 25, 2014

Network with alumni! – October 24 – 25, 2014
This is your opportunity to network with alumni from all over the world! Special Student Discount Pricing. Big Data: From numbers to knowledge to action Friday Opening – 4:00-5:30 pm; Kresge Building. Friday Welcome Reception – 5:30-7:00 pm; Kresge Cafe. Saturday, Big Data 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Kresge Building. Saturday, Awards Dinner – 5:30-8:30 pm; Kresge Cafe. Student Weekend Package – $55 …or student a la carte pricing: Friday Opening and Reception – $10, Saturday Symposium & Luncheon – $40, Award of Merit Dinner – $25. Last Day to register is Sunday, October 19.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Study Break and Extended Study Hours!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00-2:00 PM, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 35 Wigglesworth St. (Across from Kresge; Next to Il Mondo Pizza)
Need a study break? Come visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for a light lunch, coffee/tea, and snacks on Wednesday, October 22 from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM. We will also provide extended study hours: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM from Monday, October 20-Thursday, October 23. Join us for coffee/tea and a quiet place to study during finals week! If you have any questions, contact visrani@hsph.harvard.edu.
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HSPH Native American Student Organization General Meeting

Tuesday 10/21/14 12:30-1:30 Kresge 201
What: HSPH Native American Student Organization (NASO) meeting When: Tuesday, Oct. 21st, 12:30-1:20pm Where: Kresge 201 Bonus: Light refreshments will be provided. Any questions contact kaui.baumhofer@mail.harvard.edu.

Just Do It: The Challenges of Implementing Sustainability

Dinner and Discussion: Jon Coleman, Manager of Fleet Sustainability, Ford
Tuesday, October 21, 6:00-7:30 pm, Nye A (5th Floor Taubman), Harvard Kennedy School. Jon will discuss the challenges and opportunities around the implementation of sustainability–and lead a discussion on what “sustainability” means to various disciplines. RSVP to Jennifer_nash@harvard.edu

Sustainability Trivia Night

Wednesday, October 29, 5-7pm, Kresge Cafeteria
Join EcoOpportunity for Sustainability Trivia Night! Refreshments! Prizes! Costumes encouraged but not required. RSVP to ecoop@hsph.harvard.edu.

Washington, D.C. Public Health Site Visits and Career Fair

November 6-7. D.C. Slots still available. Organizations added to the career fair every day.
Don’t miss this Opportunity to visit DC organizations and take part in the biggest HSPH career fair of the year. Airfare tickets are still around $180 round trip. Over 80 students registered so far. Slots still available at site visits. 17 organizations confirmed at Career Fair. More organizations confirmed daily! Harvard School of Public Health students can travel to Washington, D.C. to go on site visits to various public health organizations, network with HSPH alumni, and meet with potential employers. This site visits have limited availability due to conference room limits. The Welcome Alumni/Student Networking Reception and the Career Fair is open to all. More information here and click here to register.

Volunteer

Apply Now! Volunteer Tutoring Opportunity at Roxbury Prep for Math and Science

Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5pm at Roxbury Prep
Are you interested in tutoring middle school students in either Math or Science for one hour on either Thursdays or Mondays? Fill out the survey. Any questions contact roxburypreptutoring@gmail.com.

October 16, 2014

Need to Know:

Student Study Space Available

The Office for Student Affairs has reserved the following classrooms for study space during Study Week. We have also reserved space next week and will post those dates/classrooms on Monday in Student News.

Thursday October 16, 2014:
FXB G03- 7-9 pm
FXB G10- 5:30-9 pm
FXB G11- 7-9 pm
Kresge 201- 6-9 pm
Kresge 202- 7-9 pm
Kresge 203- 6-9 pm
Kresge 204- 6-9 pm
Kresge 212- 7-9 pm
Kresge 502- 7-9 pm
Kresge G2- 6-9 pm

Friday October 17, 2014:
Kresge G2- 12-4 pm

Academic:

Global Health Fair Survey

Fair Date: November 6, 2014 (12:00PM – 2:00PM) Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge Cafeteria, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
The HSPH Global Health Fair is an excellent opportunity for you to meet and network with international health professionals and learn about various organizations working to improve global health. HSPH Career Advancement will host the Global Health Fair in partnership with Harvard FAS Office of Career Services with both fairs taking place on Thursday, November 6. The HSPH Global Health Fair will run from 12-2pm in Boston. Harvard FAS’s Global Health Fair will take place from 4-6pm in Cambridge. Please let us know what organizations you’re most interested in seeing represented by taking this survey.

Conversation Session with Dr. Rafael Bengoa, M.D.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, 12:30-1:30 PM, Kresge 907 (EPI Library)
Students are invited to join Dr. Rafael Bengoa on his one-day visit to HSPH for an informal discussion. He is the Director of the DEUSTO Business School of Spain, former Minister of Health of the Government of the Basque country, former Director of Health Systems at WHO, former International Advisor on Health Care Reforms, and former HSPH Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow. Pizza will be provided! Seating is limited so act fast! RSVP to Pauline Barr by Thursday, October 16th.

HPM 552-2: Leadership in Health Foundations and Policy Change

Fall 2: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:20pm, Kresge 203
Visiting instructor: Dr. Mark Smith – This course examines the many roles of health foundations in health care practice, policy development and implementation, and will discuss their capacity for change. Students will gain an understanding of the tools of philanthropy and the challenges and opportunities foundations face in pursuing their missions. These insights will be useful for those entering a wide variety of careers in health where foundations are an important part of the professional landscape, including government, not-for-profit, academia, and the private sector. In the Harvard course catalog, you will find this course under the title “Health Policy, Leadership, and Politics at the State Level”. Any questions contact Pauline Barr

Events and Activities:

Multicultural Film Series: Latino Americans

Today, October 16, 2014 5:30-8:30 PM, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 35 Wigglesworth St. (Across from Kresge; Next to Il Mondo Pizza)
Multicultural Film Series: Latino Americans
Join the HSPH Office of Diversity & Inclusion for a screening and discussion of “Latino Americans”, the landmark PBS documentary featuring interviews with nearly 100 Latinos. Screening of: Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride, which focuses on the rise of the Chicano Movement, and Episode 6: Peril and Promise, which takes us through the more recent history of Latinos, with the rise of anti-Latina/o immigrant sentiment/policies. Followed by discussion on themes such as immigrant rights activism, as well as social, political and economic dimensions of immigration. Light refreshments will be provided! For more information and to RSVP, email visrani@hsph.harvard.edu.

Using Journalism and the Media for Public Health, Oct 20th 12:30-1:30pm

RSVP to enter the random lottery by 5:00 p.m. on October 16
Harvard Crimson veteran Joanne Kenen is speaking at Voices in Leadership to talk about her work as a publisher and editor on health policy and health politics. Before landing at Politico in 2011, she was a fellow at the Inter American Press Association, worked for Reuters across the US and the Caribbean and spent three years writing and blogging at the New America Foundation. Her extensive experience has allowed her to write about a wide area of health policy and politics, covering everything from Haitian voodoo festivals to U.S. presidential campaigns. The talk will be moderated by our very own Dr. Bob Blendon and the introduction will be presented by Alvin Tran, HSPH Student Government President and Doctor of Science candidate in Nutrition. For all questions, please contact hsphvoices@gmail.com. RSVP to enter the random lottery at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/voices/rsvp/

Data for Good: Public Health’s Information Revolution — Kent Walker, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Google, Inc.

October 16, 4:00-5:00 PM, Kresge G1
The Information Revolution—exponential advances in how we process, store, and share data—is transforming how we work, play, and live. We can now collect, analyze, and share almost limitless amounts of data, creating new avenues for exploration and offering fresh insights into personal behavior and social trends. But how are the tools and technologies of big data changing our approach to individual and public health questions? Mr. Walker will explore the legal, ethical, social, and privacy questions we must address, and discuss how we can anticipate the effects of big data on health issues in generations to come. RSVP here.

Reflections on Leadership: 21st U.S. Secretary of Health

October 21, 12:30-1:30pm
Apply for a seat by 5 pm on October 16th
 Kathleen Sebelius, 21st U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and former Kansas Governor, will be joining Dr. Tim Johnson, former medical correspondent for ABS News, for Voices in Leadership at 12:30-1:30pm on October 21 to discuss her experiences as a state and national health leader. RSVP by 5 pm on October 16 for a chance to hear her perspective on championing national health reform implementation and leadership challenges she has faced.

Pick Up Your Harvard-Yale Football Game Tickets Thursday and Friday

Lunch time, 12:30-1:20pm, Kresge Cafeteria Atrium
Did you buy tickets for the Harvard-Yale football game from Student Government? Pick them up this week in Kresge Cafeteria! We’ll be tabling Thursday and Friday at lunch. Any questions about student tickets for the Harvard-Yale Football Game studentgov@hsph.harvard.edu 

HSPH Harvest Fest

Thursday, November 13, 6:00-8:00pm in Kresge Cafeteria
harvestfestHarvestFest is the opportunity for groups of students to share with the HSPH community  how your culture celebrates the harvest. We’re looking for groups of students who can set up a table with cultural foods, music, games, attire etc during the event. We welcome all students to participate! All of the students at HSPH come from diverse backgrounds and we would like to celebrate this through a social, community event. Email studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu to participate and receive funding from OSA for the event!

Buy tickets now for the Nutcracker Ballet!

Limited quantity available: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, triumphantly returns to the stage. See the beauty and magic of the traditional Nutcracker story with its beautiful scenes and choreography by Mikko Nissinen and the exquisite sets and costumes designed by Robert Perdziola. Join your HSPH friends and peers and enjoy a great New England tradition at a discounted price! Tickets will be Orchestra seating (we don’t have any further information on the location at this time). Go to http://hsph-nutcracker.eventbrite.com to purchase your tickets now. Contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.

This Weekend:

Friday, 10/17:
Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner. Follow the link for the full list of (often) free events at this local bookstore. This Friday, Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), will be signing his autobiography.
Astronomy After Hours, Museum of Science. This event is weather-permitting. The Museum of Science opens up their Gilliland Observatory every Friday from 8:30pm-10pm to the public.
Saturday, 10/18:
The 50th Head of the Charles Regatta. Don’t miss out on this Boston tradition! Racing will run both Saturday and Sunday from 8am-5pm. Find a good spot and enjoy the fall weather!
Best of Boston’s Story Slams. Saturday night from 7:00pm-8:30pm head toLawnOnD to hear the winners of Boston Story Slam.
Sunday, 10/19:
The 50th Head of the Charles Regatta. Don’t miss out on this Boston tradition! Racing will run both Saturday and Sunday from 8am-5pm. Find a good spot and enjoy the fall weather!

Volunteer:

HSPH Student Volunteering Survey

The 2014-2015 HSPH Student Volunteering Survey aims to capture students’ preferences regarding volunteering and public service activities for the upcoming academic year. We would highly appreciate if you could spend 2 minutes filling out the survey. Please note that responses will be recorded anonymously. Thanks very much for your time!

Volunteer with S-CAP at Roxbury Rising Against Diabetes

Saturday October 25, 10:30am to 2:30pm, Roxbury YMCA, 285 Martin Luther King Blvd
Come engage the Roxbury community in Diabetes education and prevention! The Healthier Roxbury Coalition will be holding a Seafood Throwdown as part of the Roxbury Rising Against Diabetes month-long programing. The goal of this event is to raise awareness about the prevention and management of Type 2 Diabetes in the Roxbury community. HSPH Student Community Action Partnership (S-CAP) , along with support from other student organizations , will be participating in this event , hosting a raffle as well as interactive activities and handouts on diabetes education. If you would like to volunteer at this event please fill out the interest form here. Hope to see you there! Any questions contact marvin.so@mail.harvard.edu
Roxbury Rising Against Diabetes

October 15, 2014

Need to Know:

The School has bought a table for the Mass  Health Council dinner which will be held:

Tuesday, October 21
5:30 – 8:30
Renaissance Hotel
606 Congress St.
Boston
The annual dinner honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of the health of the residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  It’s a nice event and this year among the honorees Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC Health Correspondent and Dr. Walter Willett, along with Sally Simpson, founder of Chop Chop Magazine and Joyce Murphy, Excutive VP of U Mass Medical School .If you are interested Please send an e mail to Roberta Gianfortoni,  Roberta@hsph.harvard.edu   no later than Thursday, Oct 16 BY NOON. if you would like to attend. Since there are a limited number of seats, students will be selected by lottery.

Monthly System Maintenance: October 16th

Thursday, October 16th, we will be performing our normal monthly system maintenance to all servers. The maintenance window will last from 7PM to 1AM. There will be a school-wide Wireless Network outage between 8:00PM to 11:00PM:
– Wireless access from inside SPH buildings, including Shattuck, will be interrupted
Note – Wired access will not be effected
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.

Pick Up Your Harvard-Yale Football Game Tickets Wed, Thurs, Fri

Lunch time, 12:30-1:20pm, Kresge Cafeteria Atrium
Did you buy tickets for the Harvard-Yale football game from Student Government? Pick them up this week in Kresge Cafeteria! We’ll be tabling Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at lunch. Any questions about student tickets for the Harvard-Yale Football Game studentgov@hsph.harvard.edu 

Academic:

Register for Harvard Arab Weekend Conference 2014 *Early bird prices end Oct 15!

Healthcare and Science Panel Information: November 8, 2014
The Harvard Arab Weekend Healthcare & Science Team will be hosting two panels: On November 8, from 12:00 – 1:30: “Overweight, Obesity & Cardiometabolic Diseases in the Middle East & North Africa”. Panelists include: Dr. Osama Hamdy – HMS, Joslin, Dr. Francine Welty – HMS, NHLBI, NAHA, and Dr. Frank Hu – HMS, HSPH. From 3:45 – 5:05 is a panel on “The Re-emergence of Science in the Middle East”. One of the keynote speakers for the conference is Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer, former Minister of Health of Kuwait and current Deputy President of the Kuwait Red Crescent. We are also hosting a Healthcare & Science Networking Reception open to students and professionals across the healthcare space. For more information on HAW 2014 and registration, please visit: http://harvardarabweekend.org Purchase tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvard-arab-weekend-2014-tickets-13322061645. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Zahra Bhaiwala (SM2 GHP) and panel chairs Dr. Tarec El-Ajami and Dr. Nour Haddad.

Events and Activities:

Africa Health Forum Social

Wednesday, October 15, 7-9pm at the Squealing Pig
Are you from Africa? Worked or studied there? Interested in health issues in Africa? Africa Health Forum is the student organization for you! Come learn about AHF, mingle with like-minded students, and enjoy some appetizers at the Squealing Pig on Wednesday, October 15th from 7-9PM. Everyone is welcome! More information here or contact ahf@mail.harvard.edu

Using Journalism and the Media for Public Health, Oct 20th 12:30-1:30pm

RSVP to enter the random lottery by 5:00 p.m. on October 16
Harvard Crimson veteran Joanne Kenen is speaking at Voices in Leadership to talk about her work as a publisher and editor on health policy and health politics. Before landing at Politico in 2011, she was a fellow at the Inter American Press Association, worked for Reuters across the US and the Caribbean and spent three years writing and blogging at the New America Foundation. Her extensive experience has allowed her to write about a wide area of health policy and politics, covering everything from Haitian voodoo festivals to U.S. presidential campaigns. The talk will be moderated by our very own Dr. Bob Blendon and the introduction will be presented by Alvin Tran, HSPH Student Government President and Doctor of Science candidate in Nutrition. For all questions, please contact hsphvoices@gmail.com. RSVP to enter the random lottery at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/voices/rsvp/

Multicultural Film Series: Latino Americans

Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:30-8:30 PM, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 35 Wigglesworth St. (Across from Kresge; Next to Il Mondo Pizza)
Multicultural Film Series: Latino Americans
Join the HSPH Office of Diversity & Inclusion for a screening and discussion of “Latino Americans”, the landmark PBS documentary featuring interviews with nearly 100 Latinos. Screening of: Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride, which focuses on the rise of the Chicano Movement, and Episode 6: Peril and Promise, which takes us through the more recent history of Latinos, with the rise of anti-Latina/o immigrant sentiment/policies. Followed by discussion on themes such as immigrant rights activism, as well as social, political and economic dimensions of immigration. Light refreshments will be provided! For more information and to RSVP, email visrani@hsph.harvard.edu.

Conversation Session with Dr. Rafael Bengoa, M.D.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, 12:30-1:30 PM, Kresge 907 (EPI Library)
Students are invited to join Dr. Rafael Bengoa on his one-day visit to HSPH for an informal discussion. He is the Director of the DEUSTO Business School of Spain, former Minister of Health of the Government of the Basque country, former Director of Health Systems at WHO, former International Advisor on Health Care Reforms, and former HSPH Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow. Pizza will be provided! Seating is limited so act fast! RSVP to Pauline Barr  by Thursday, October 16th.

HSPH Harvest Fest

Thursday, November 13, 6:00-8:00pm in Kresge Cafeteria
How do you celebrate the Harvest? HarvestFest is the opportunity for groups of students or student organizations to share with the HSPH community by hosting a table to share how your culture celebrates the harvest. This can include cultural foods, music, games, attire etc. We welcome all students to participate! All of the students at HSPH come from diverse backgrounds and we would like to celebrate this through a social, community event. Email studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu to participate!
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HSPH Alumni Reception at the Annual ASTMH Meeting in New Orleans

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (7:15pm – 9:15pm), Riverview Room, 41st Floor, at the Marriott New Orleans Hotel, located at 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Professor Dyann Wirth, Chair of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, invites all students/alumni to attend a special HSPH Alumni Reception at this year’s Annual ASTMH Meeting on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (7:15pm – 9:15pm). The reception will be held in the Riverview Room, 41st Floor, at the Marriott New Orleans Hotel, located at 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. Please RSVP at http://alumni.sph.harvard.edu/2014ASTMH. More information here or contact Carmen Mejia, cmejia@hsph.harvard.edu, 617/432-5321

HSPH Tango Club Bootcamp

Get your tango on today!
Come and join us for a one-day intensive with Pracha and Martha Eamranond on Wednesday October 15, 6:30-9PM. New series starts next week Wednesday October 22. 874 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215. No partner necessary! Go to harvardtango.org for more details and to pre-register. See you on the dance floor! Any questions contact afeigl@hsph.harvard.edu 

Reflections on Leadership: 21st U.S. Secretary of Health

October 21, 12:30-1:30pm
Apply for a seat by 5 pm on October 16th
 Kathleen Sebelius, 21st U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and former Kansas Governor, will be joining Dr. Tim Johnson, former medical correspondent for ABS News, for Voices in Leadership at 12:30-1:30pm on October 21 to discuss her experiences as a state and national health leader. RSVP by 5 pm on October 16 for a chance to hear her perspective on championing national health reform implementation and leadership challenges she has faced.

Buy tickets now for the Nutcracker Ballet!

Limited quantity available: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, triumphantly returns to the stage. See the beauty and magic of the traditional Nutcracker story with its beautiful scenes and choreography by Mikko Nissinen and the exquisite sets and costumes designed by Robert Perdziola. Join your HSPH friends and peers and enjoy a great New England tradition at a discounted price! Tickets will be Orchestra seating (we don’t have any further information on the location at this time). Go to http://hsph-nutcracker.eventbrite.com to purchase your tickets now. Contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.

Student News for October 14, 2014

Academic

Implementing Rights-based Approaches to Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health

Today – Tuesday 10/14, Kresge 203, 6-7pm
Join us for a workshop on using evidence to motivate policy change for rights-based approaches for adolescent SRH. The session will be led by Bjørg Sandkjær, senior advisor to the Department of Health, Education and Research at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). Bjørg has extensive SRH/rights experience, and has served in Addis Ababa at both the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and in the secretariat for the UN Commission for HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa. Any questions contact amiya.bhatia@mail.harvard.edu. More info here.

Conversation Session with Dr. Rafael Bengoa, M.D.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, 12:30-1:30 PM, Kresge 907 (EPI Library)
Students are invited to join Dr. Rafael Bengoa on his one day visit to HSPH for an informal discussion. He is the Director of the DEUSTO Business School of Spain, former Minister of Health of the Government of the Basque country, former Director of Health Systems at WHO, former International Advisor on Health Care Reforms, and former HSPH Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow. Pizza will be provided! Seating is limited so act fast! RSVP to Pauline Barr at pbarr@hsph.harvard.edu by Thursday, October 16th.

Global Health Fair Survey

Date: November 6, 2014 (12:00PM – 2:00PM) Location: Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge Cafeteria, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
The HSPH Global Health Fair is an excellent opportunity for you to meet and network with international health professionals and learn about various organizations working to improve global health. HSPH Career Advancement will host the Global Health Fair in partnership with Harvard FAS Office of Career Services with both fairs taking place on Thursday, November 6. The HSPH Global Health Fair will run from 12-2pm in Boston. Harvard FAS’s Global Health Fair will take place from 4-6pm in Cambridge. Please let us know the organisations you’re most interested in seeing represented by taking this survey.

Events and Activities

Social Event: Buy tickets now for the Nutcracker Ballet!

Limited quantity available: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, triumphantly returns to the stage. See the beauty and magic of the traditional Nutcracker story with its beautiful scenes and choreography by Mikko Nissinen and the exquisite sets and costumes designed by Robert Perdziola. Join your HSPH friends and peers and enjoy a great New England tradition at a discounted price! Tickets will be Orchestra seating (we don’t have any further information on the location at this time). Go to bit.ly/OSATickets to purchase your tickets now. Contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.

Countway Library Brown Bag – PubMed: Tools to Save Time

Tuesday October 14, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Countway Library Ballard Room (5th floor)
Learn how to save time in PubMed by creating an NCBI account to save search strategies and selected references, and set up personalized filters. Find out the most efficient way to get to full text, how to save search results in EndNote or RefWorks, and how to quickly retrieve a PubMed record for specific articles. Registration is not required. Feel free to bring your lunch. For more information contact Countway Library Reference & Education Services: countref@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-2134

Africa Health Forum Social

Wednesday, October 15, 7-9pm at the Squealing Pig
Are you from Africa? Worked or studied there? Interested in health issues in Africa? Africa Health Forum is the student organization for you! Come learn about AHF, mingle with like-minded students, and enjoy some appetizers at the Squealing Pig on Wednesday, October 15th from 7-9PM. Everyone is welcome! Contact ahf@mail.harvard.edu with any questions. More info here.

Using Journalism and the Media for Public Health

RSVP to enter the random lottery at by 5:00 p.m. on October 16. 
Harvard Crimson veteran Joanne Kenen is speaking at Voices in Leadership to talk about her work as a publisher and editor on health policy and health politics. Before landing at Politico in 2011, she was a fellow at the Inter American Press Association, worked for Reuters across the US and the Caribbean and spent three years writing and blogging at the New America Foundation. Her extensive experience has allowed her to write about a wide area of health policy and politics, covering everything from Haitian voodoo festivals to U.S. presidential campaigns. The talk will be moderated by our very own Dr. Bob Blendon and the introduction will be presented by Alvin Tran, HSPH Student Government President and Doctor of Science candidate in Nutrition. For all questions, please contact hsphvoices@gmail.com.

Funding Opportunities

Student Sustainability Grant Program

Deadline to Apply is October 14th
What will your impact be? Innovative ideas from students greatly impact the University’s progress toward building a sustainable community. The Student Sustainability Grant Program awards up to $5,000 for environmental sustainability projects and research. Take action on your idea and apply for funding by Tuesday, October 14, 2014. http://green.harvard.edu/programs/student-grants

October 10, 2014

Need to Know:

October 13th is a HSPH Holiday, no classes will be held and offices will be closed.

 

A friendly reminder that food set outside any classrooms are for students attending those events. Please be courteous and respectful of this.

Apply:

Principles of Public Health Writing: a non-credit writing course

Fall 2, Tuesdays 5:30-7:15pm

Everything we write at HSPH, and much of what we write in public health, needs to be framed as an evidence-based argument. This non-credit course is particularly relevant for new HSPH students, those whose native language is not English, those who have been away from an academic environment for some time, and anyone who needs to gain tools and skills in crafting critical arguments that are clear, concise, and persuasive

Apply here

Any questions contact Donald Halstead

Writing and Publishing Public Health Research: A Course in Scientific Writing

Winter Session, Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-3:20pm. January 6-22, 2015

In this course we will closely examine the structures and conventions of scientific writing. While its primary focus is on writing and publishing original research in peer-reviewed journals, the material we cover applies to almost any scientific communication, including grant and research proposals, theses, dissertations and review articles. This course combines lecture, exercises, and peer review. Participants are expected to have either a full or partial draft manuscript that they will share for peer review. Course size is limited.

If interested, apply here

Any questions contact Donald Halstead

Voices in Leadership/Harvard Public Health Review Writing Fellowship

Apply by Tuesday, October 14, at 6pm

Voices in Leadership and the Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) are pleased to announce a joint writing fellowship for current students. Fellows will be granted reserved seating for all Voices speakers and invited to HPHR Editorial Board meetings for support and mentorship.

Responsibilities include:

  • Furthering discussions from Voices events through writing content that will be featured on HPHR Select, HPHR’s online version.
  • Attending monthly HPHR Ed Board and, separately, Voices staff meetings.

To apply, please send a writing sample, statement of interest (≤ 200 words), and your CV to Caitlin McMurtry by 6 pm on Oct 14. Notification will be provided two days later. Fellows will be expected to attend Voices events starting Oct 20

Academics:

Dissertation Writing Seminar

Wednesday, 3:30-5:20pm

This multidisciplinary peer review writing group meets to discuss and review members’ dissertation studies. This seminar has been meeting since 2001 and has been an important source of support for hundreds of HSPH doctoral candidates. To arrange a visit, contact the instructor, Donald Halstead.

Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge Kickoff

October 14, 5:30-7:30pm

Please join us at the kickoff for the 2015 Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge.  This challenge is an opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows to propose implementable solutions to address a variety of facets in Health and Life Sciences.

Event will include remarks from Katrine Bosley, CEO of Editas Medicine, and last year’s winner, Aldatu Biosciences.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other like-minded folks at Harvard to begin exploring ideas and partnerships to apply to this challenge in one of four categories:

Diagnostics and Population Health Management
Devices and Materials
Health IT and Wearables
Prevention and Safety

Register here.

Events and Activities:

Register to Vote, 12:00-1:230pm, Kresge Atrium

Interested in voting in this years’ Congressional Elections? Visit our table for Massachusetts Absentee and Mail-in Registration Forms. 

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HSPH Harvest Fest

Thursday, November 13, 6:00-8:00pm in Kresge Cafeteria

How do you celebrate the Harvest? HarvestFest is the opportunity for groups of students or student organizations to share with the HSPH community by hosting a table to share how your culture celebrates the harvest. This can include cultural foods, music, games, attire etc. We welcome all students to participate! All of the students at HSPH come from diverse backgrounds and we would like to celebrate this through a social, community event.

harvestfest

National Handwashing Day

Come see how clean your hands are with a fun interactive activity, sponsored by the Office for Student Affairs.

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October 9, 2014

This Weekend in Boston:

Friday, 10/10:
Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands. The Honk! Festival will be going on all around Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville this weekend. Check out the link for the full schedule.

Astronomy After Hours, Museum of Science. This event is weather-permitting. The Museum of Science opens up their Gilliland Observatory every Friday from 8:30pm-10pm to the public.

Saturday, 10/11:
Faneuil Hall Street Performer Fall Festival. Saturday through Monday, head to Faneuil Hall for an outdoor festival of street performers. Check the link for a full schedule.

Boston Zine Fest. Saturday and Sunday zines & DIY culture enthusiasts will gather together for this festival. Follow the link for location and schedule information.

Sunday, 10/12:
Harvard Square’s 36th Annual Oktoberfest. Taking place in Harvard Square from 12pm-6pm! Food vendors, a parade, music and more!

Monday, 10/13:
It’s a long weekend! Check-out the free admission going on on Monday:

Museum of Fine Arts. 10am-4:45pm.

Fenway Alliance, Opening Our Doors. 10am-4pm. 22 participating cultural and academic institutions.

Need to Know:

Flu Clinic at HSPH

October 9, 23, 30, Kresge Cafeteria from 9:00-11:00am

Please come and get your flu shot. The clinic is free to all faculty, staff and students, everyone will be required to show a current Harvard ID.

Please note: University Health Services will only have a limited amount of vaccine at these clinics. The clinics will remain open until all doses have been administered, which may occur before 11am.

The Dental School will administer flu shots October 15, from 12:30-2:30pm at 190 Longwood Ave.

Academic:

Countway Library Brown Bag at HSPH – Statistical Resources: Finding Health Data

October 9, 12:30pm-1:20pm, Kresge 212

Need help finding and using health-related numeric datasets? This session provides strategies for locating macro- and micro-level numeric datasets with an emphasis on widely used resources in the fields of medicine and public health. Registration is not required. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Any questions contact countref@hms.harvard.edu

RPP Journal Club Meeting

October 9, 12:30-1:20pm in Epi Library, 9th Floor of Kresge

Please join us as we discuss a pediatric epidemiology research paper entitled: “Evaluation of the the Finnish policy of evacuating children to foster care during World War II: a cohort study of the risk of psychiatric hospitalization among evacuated children and their non-evacuated siblings”. Please contact Olivia Orta for the paper and discussion materials

Apply:

HPM 245: Public Health Leadership Skills

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 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.

If you are interested in applying for this course, please fill out the survey: here which includes an essay of no more than 2 paragraphs. This essay is due by November 4th at 5pm. Before Thanksgiving, you will be notified if you’ve been accepted into the course. At that time you will be asked to commit to the course.

HPM 552-2: Leadership in Health Foundations and Policy Change

Fall 2: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:20pm, Kresge 203

Visiting instructor: Dr. Mark Smith – This course examines the many roles of health foundations in health care practice, policy development and implementation, and will discuss their capacity for change. Students will gain an understanding of the tools of philanthropy and the challenges and opportunities foundations face in pursuing their missions. These insights will be useful for those entering a wide variety of careers in health where foundations are an important part of the professional landscape, including government, not-for-profit, academia, and the private sector. In the Harvard course catalog, you will find this course under the title “Health Policy, Leadership, and Politics at the State Level”

Any questions contact pbarr@hsph.harvard.edu

Events and Activities:

National Coming Out Day — Celebration and Activity

Kresge Cafeteria, for the rest of the week

Join HSPH Queer Student Alliance (QSA) this week for the 26th annual National Coming Out Day! When you come through Kresge Atrium, look for QSA’s National Coming Out Day activity–WHY I’M OUT OR AN ALLY! This activity allows all the members of the HSPH community to share (anonymously, if they wish) their reasons for supporting the right of themselves or others to be openly part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Tran*, and Queer (LGBTQ) community(ies).

Any questions contact katherineheflin@mail.harvard.edu

Funding Opportunities:

Student Sustainability Grant Program

Deadline: October 14th

What will your impact be? Innovative ideas from students greatly impact the University’s progress toward building a sustainable community. The Student Sustainability Grant Program awards up to $5,000 for environmental sustainability projects and research.

Apply here

Volunteer:

The National Center for Student Success

Education Equality Researcher

Agents of Change- Education Equality Researchers needed. The National Center for Student Success is an evolving organization galvanizing the best contemporary education research from across the globe, and personal development programs from various industries to create local, academic impact.

Research how to overcome socioeconomic barriers, leveraging findings to recommend solutions to help at-risk, low-income students achieve success. Formulate new actionable ideas that the executive team can act upon to help low-income students overcome college financial aid pitfalls and college fears. Test and evaluate our college readiness programs for effectiveness.

Any questions contact fernandelsalomon@student-success.org

October 8, 2014

Academic:

The Microbiome and Colon Cancer with Dr. Wendy Garrett

October 9, 12:30pm

Ever wonder what the bacteria living on and in you (which outnumber your own cells 10:1) are doing in your body? Dr. Wendy Garrett, lead investigator in the field of gut microbiome and immune modulation, will be giving a talk next Thursday on “The Microbiome and Colon Cancer.” Lunch provided by the HSPH Microbiome Club.

Any questions contact hsphbiome@gmail.com

Countway Library Brown Bag at HSPH – Statistical Resources: Finding Health Data

October 9, 12:30pm-1:20pm, Kresge 212

Need help finding and using health-related numeric datasets? This session provides strategies for locating macro- and micro-level numeric datasets with an emphasis on widely used resources in the fields of medicine and public health. Registration is not required. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Any questions contact countref@hms.harvard.edu

Practice Open House

October 9, 5:30-6:45pm, Kresge Cafeteria

Come meet community organizations and learn about practicum projects. Bring your resume to distribute to potential preceptors!

Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge Kickoff

October 14, 5:30-7:30pm

Please join us at the kickoff for the 2015 Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge.  This challenge is an opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows to propose implementable solutions to address a variety of facets in Health and Life Sciences.

Event will include remarks from Katrine Bosley, CEO of Editas Medicine, and last year’s winner, Aldatu Biosciences.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other like-minded folks at Harvard to begin exploring ideas and partnerships to apply to this challenge in one of four categories:

Diagnostics and Population Health Management
Devices and Materials
Health IT and Wearables
Prevention and Safety

Register here.

Apply:

New Policy Translation Practicum Opportunity on Harmful Weight Loss and Muscle-Building Products

The Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders STRIPED striped has a new practicum opportunity to develop a strategic plan to motivate voluntary corporate actions to address the sale of harmful products marketed for weight loss and muscle building in pharmacies and supermarkets. The practicum will involve key informant interviews with business, public health, and community stakeholders and site visits to stores to survey relevant inventory. The student will develop interview guides and an in-store observation survey instrument. The final deliverable for the practicum will be a written strategic plan. The practicum will be supervised by STRIPED faculty. The practicum stipend is $1500.

Any questions contact bryn.austin@childrens.harvard.edu

Open Call to Join the Harvard Public Health Review

Apply by Monday, October 13, 2014

The Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR), the official academic journal of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), premiered during Graduation Week 2014, with articles featuring top voices in the public health arena. Over the next two weeks, the journal, located at www.harvardpublichealthreview.org, will be launching its updated interface and new content. To continue our growth, we are seeking new team members, from across the entire Harvard community, including: – Reviewers to help evaluate and provide feedback on research and editorial submissions; and – Communications Team Members with technical expertise in design, social networking, and outreach. Please see the announcement for complete details.

Any questions contact submissions@harvardpublichealthreview.org

Events and Activities:

SG Global Chat: “Harvard Effective Altruism — Using evidence and reason to maximize the impact of efforts to make the world better”

October 8, 12:30-1:20pm, Kresge G-2

Harvard Effective Altruism (HEA) is a student group at Harvard College and Harvard Business School. The group is dedicated to spreading the ideas of effective altruism to better the global community. Previous HEA speakers include Peter Singer, Nick Bostrom, Max Tegmark and Thomas Pogge. This year, HEA plans to became a Harvard University-wide student organization. Come to the first SG Global Chat of the year to hear more about HEA, the events the group has planned, and ways to get involved. Presented by Anders Huitfeldt (ScD Candidate in Epidemiology) and Eric Gastfriend (Student at Harvard Business School).

Any questions contact studentgov@hsph.harvard.edu

HealthCamp Boston 2014, November 3rd

HealthCamp Boston is a forum for people with interests in all areas of health and wellness to gather, to generate ideas, and to take practical steps towards building the future of healthcare. HealthCamps are different from traditional conferences where speakers talk at you. At HealthCamp Boston, an “unconference,” attendees set the agenda, and all contribute to the event according to their interests.

Register here, Early bird rate of $40 expires 10/15. We are looking for a handful of student volunteers who would be prepared to handle administrative tasks (registration, timekeeping, other) during part of the day in exchange for free registration.

Contact david@harlowgroup.net

Africa Health Forum Social

Wednesday, October 15, 7:00-9:00pm, Squealing Pig

If you are from the continent of Africa, have ever visited or lived in Africa, or want to learn more about health in Africa, come join the Africa Health Forum for our first social event of the year at the Squealing Pig! Appetizers will be provided.

Any questions contact rachel.brigell@mail.harvard.edu

Transitions to Adulthood: Current State and Future Directions

Maternal and Child Health Seminar, Wednesday 10/8, FXB G12 12:30-1:20

Please join us for the weekly Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Seminar. This week Dr. Kitty O’Hare will be presenting her work on “Transitions to Adulthood: Current State and Future Directions.” All are welcome to attend!

Any questions contact lfarland@hsph.harvard.edu

 

October 7, 2014

Academic:

Countway Library Brown Bag – PubMed: Learn to Search Like an Expert

October 7, 12:30-1:30pm, Countway Library Ballard Room (5th Floor)

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 contact countref@hms.harvard.edu

Apply:

The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship

Application due: October 30, 2014

The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is an educational fellowship that brings together 24 American and European graduate students to study international relations in a collaborative setting. The Fellowship aims to instill leadership skills and knowledge among graduate students aspiring to careers in foreign policy. Over four weeks, 24 graduate students meet with leaders in government, media, business and academia. The Council on Foreign Relations hosts and organizes multiple sessions in Washington focused on building skills, networks and knowledge for foreign policy careers.

Apply here

Any questions contact diplomacy@humanityinaction.org

New Policy Translation Practicum Opportunity on Harmful Weight Loss and Muscle-Building Products

The Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders STRIPED striped has a new practicum opportunity to develop a strategic plan to motivate voluntary corporate actions to address the sale of harmful products marketed for weight loss and muscle building in pharmacies and supermarkets. The practicum will involve key informant interviews with business, public health, and community stakeholders and site visits to stores to survey relevant inventory. The student will develop interview guides and an in-store observation survey instrument. The final deliverable for the practicum will be a written strategic plan. The practicum will be supervised by STRIPED faculty. The practicum stipend is $1500.

Any questions contact bryn.austin@childrens.harvard.edu

Open Call to Join the Harvard Public Health Review

Apply by Monday, October 13, 2014

The Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR), the official academic journal of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), premiered during Graduation Week 2014, with articles featuring top voices in the public health arena. Over the next two weeks, the journal, located at www.harvardpublichealthreview.org, will be launching its updated interface and new content. To continue our growth, we are seeking new team members, from across the entire Harvard community, including: – Reviewers to help evaluate and provide feedback on research and editorial submissions; and – Communications Team Members with technical expertise in design, social networking, and outreach. Please see the announcement for complete details.

Any questions contact submissions@harvardpublichealthreview.org

Voices in Leadership/Harvard Public Health Review Writing Fellowship

Apply by Tuesday, October 14, at 6pm

Voices in Leadership and the Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) are pleased to announce a joint writing fellowship for current students. Fellows will be granted reserved seating for all Voices speakers and invited to HPHR Editorial Board meetings for support and mentorship.

Responsibilities include:

  • Furthering discussions from Voices events through writing content that will be featured on HPHR Select, HPHR’s online version.
  • Attending monthly HPHR Ed Board and, separately, Voices staff meetings.

To apply, please send a writing sample, statement of interest (≤ 200 words), and your CV to Caitlin McMurtry by 6 pm on Oct 14. Notification will be provided two days later. Fellows will be expected to attend Voices events starting Oct 20

Events and Activities:

HealthCamp Boston November 3, 2014

HealthCamp Boston is a forum for people with interests in all areas of health and wellness to gather, to generate ideas, and to take practical steps towards building the future of healthcare. HealthCamps are different from traditional cconferences where speakers talk at you. At HealthCamp Boston, an “unconference,” attendees set the agenda, and all contribute to the event according to their interests.

Register at: http://healthca.mp/boston Early bird rate of $40 expires 10/15. We are looking for a handful of student volunteers who would be prepared to handle administrative tasks (registration, timekeeping, other) during part of the day in exchange for free registration.

Any questions contact david@harlowgroup.net

Transitions to Adulthood: Current State and Future Directions

Maternal and Child Health Seminar, Wednesday 10/8, FXB G12 12:30-1:20

Please join us for the weekly Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Seminar. This week Dr. Kitty O’Hare will be presenting her work on “Transitions to Adulthood: Current State and Future Directions.” All are welcome to attend!

Any questions contact lfarland@hsph.harvard.edu

SG Global Chat: “Harvard Effective Altruism — Using evidence and reason to maximize the impact of efforts to make the world better”

October 8, 12:30-1:20pm, Kresge G-2

Harvard Effective Altruism (HEA) is a student group at Harvard College and Harvard Business School. The group is dedicated to spreading the ideas of effective altruism to better the global community. Previous HEA speakers include Peter Singer, Nick Bostrom, Max Tegmark and Thomas Pogge. This year, HEA plans to became a Harvard University-wide student organization. Come to the first SG Global Chat of the year to hear more about HEA, the events the group has planned, and ways to get involved. Presented by Anders Huitfeldt (ScD Candidate in Epidemiology) and Eric Gastfriend (Student at Harvard Business School).

Any questions contact studentgov@hsph.harvard.edu

Volunteer:

Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) is Looking for Mentors

October 8, at 6pm in TMEC 209 and October 14, at 12:30pm in TMEC 227

HPREP is looking for mentors, who will be paired one-on-one with an underserved student in the Boston area! Food will be provided! Please RSVP so we can provide the appropriate amount of food. If you cannot make it to this orientation, please still fill out the form and we will contact you with more details.

Any questions contact HPREP@hms.harvard.edu