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March 30, 2015

Grad Fair

March 30th and 31st 11am-4pm in Kresge Atriumgradfairadvertisement

 

Academic:

Brain Health Colloquium Series: Genome-wide association study of PTSD in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members (Army STARRS): methodological considerations and applications

Wednesday April 1, 2015, 4-5 pm in Kresge 907

Please join us on Wednesday April 1st in Kresge 907 for the Brain Health Colloquium Series: Genome-wide association study of PTSD in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members (Army STARRS): methodological considerations and applications Chia-Yen Chen, ScD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Any questions contact john.jackson@mail.harvard.edu

Events and Activities:

Film Screening: A Doctor of My Own: The First Medical Students of Namibia

Join the Africa Health Forum for a special screening of a new global health film entitled “A Doctor of My Own: The First Medical Students of Namibia”. The film by Harvard alum Trisha Pasricha explores the emerging stories of students at the newly opened University of Namibia School of Medicine. The students will trek to rural villages, training with patients who have never before met a doctor from their own country. The challenges are enormous–and so is the pressure. Some students will leave in the brain drain, never to return. Yet buried in the sea of endless patients and faced with unexpected responsibilities, a few may rise to find their calling.

Precision Advisors Information Session

Tuesday March 31st from 6:00-8:00pm at the Longwood campus

Precision Advisors combines unrivaled real-world market experience with thought leadership and industry expertise to provide insight, strategy, and advice to innovative life sciences companies. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Precision Advisors’ unrivaled team of expert advisors encompass all areas of the commercialization spectrum including strategy consulting, managed markets, health economics, clinical research, and analytics. We invite you to join us for an information session with panelists from Precision Advisors. There will be a short presentation that will enable you to learn more about work and career path at the firm. Immediately following the presentation, there will be time to speak with firm representatives.

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April 2, 2015 from 1:30-2:30pm at Flywheel Sports (800 Boylston Ave in the Prudential Centre) **please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance

What: Charity spin ride to raise funds for Project Hope, an agency moving families out of homelessness (an even greater challenge with our winter) The Challenge: Pair up with a Canadian (a Canadian:non-Canadian matchup) for your ride. Flywheel will record your torq…the lowest scorer donates 5$ extra to Project Hope. When: 1:30-2:30pm, Thursday April 2, 2015. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance. Cost: $25.00, cash only please What to bring: Your sweatsuit (aka work out clothes) and a bottle of water. Towels and shoes are included. RSVP: on Eventbrite here. There will be a free raffle for all participants! Deadline to RSVP is Tuesday March 31, 2015. Cancellations must be 48 hours in advance.

Research Diversity and Employment Open House

Tuesday April 14, 2015, Kresge Cafeteria, 4:00 -6:00 pm (pre registration required here.

Cosponsored by Human Resources and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, this is an opportunity to learn about non-academic and academic career paths. Entering the job market after completing your degree can feel daunting, especially when you are unaware of all the opportunities available to you or what they even entail. Hear first hand from researchers who have pursued academic and non-academic routes, their benefits and challenges. If you’re entering or reentering the job market with a new degree, this Open House is a good place to start. In addition to the panelists, HR will be there to answer questions about positions at the School, applying for jobs, resume building and more. Light bites and refreshments will be served.

Hot Topics in the Food System (EcoOpportunity Seminar)

Thursday April 2 @ 12:30pm in Kresge 502

Margiana Petersen-Rockney, the Project Coordinator for the Food Literacy Project, will be speaking about HOT TOPICS IN THE FOOD SYSTEM. Ever wonder what “all natural” means? Is “organic” or “local” better? What is the story with GMOs? What does “food justice” mean?

Prospective Safety Monitoring with Sentinel Workshop

Monday, March 30 from 12:30 to 3:00 pm in FXB G11 (Lunch Provided)

On Monday, March 30th from 12:30 to 2:30 in FXB G11, Drs. Darren Toh and Jeffrey Brown will be leading a workshop to teach the theory and practice of active safety surveillance around FDA’s Sentinel initiative. Dr. Toh is an Assistant Professor and Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at HMS. Both are experts in drug safety surveillance and this is a great opportunity to learn more about an exciting part of pharmacoepidemiology.

Any questions please contact joc121@mail.harvard.edu

Unaffordable America: Housing, Profit, and Policy presented by Matthew Desmond, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies at Harvard University

Monday March 20th from 12:00 to 1:45 pm at the Harvard Kennedy School, Allison Dining ROom (Taubman 520)

Owing to rising housing costs, stagnant or falling incomes among the poor, and a shortfall of federal housing assistance, most poor renting families today devote over half their income to housing costs, and eviction has become commonplace in low-income communities. Poor single mothers with young children, particularly African Americans, are at especially high risk of displacement. This talk focuses on the prevalence and consequences of eviction—for parents, children, and neighborhoods. It concludes with suggested policy remedies and a call to pull housing back to the center of the poverty debate. Matthew Desmond is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin.

Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACDI) Meet and Greet Sessions

DACDI is comprised of alumni, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and students. Over the last year, DACDI has been working to create a draft strategic plan that will inform the diversity and inclusion priorities and activities of the School. Please stop by one of our two “Meet and Greet” gatherings to meet committee members, share your perspective on diversity and inclusion in our community, and give feedback on the draft strategic plan. All members of the Harvard Chan Community are welcome; refreshments will be provided. We welcome your feedback, which can be provided here.

Any questions contact DACDI@hsph.harvard.edu.

March 27, 2015

Need to Know:

Spring2 Add/Drop/Change Grading Option Deadline

5pm TODAY, March 27th

The Add/Drop/Change Grading Option Deadline for Spring2 courses is 5pm TODAY, March 27th. Students are expected to meet with their advisors prior to this deadline to review their Spring2 course schedule. Any questions please contact registrar@hsph.harvard.edu or 617-432-1032

 

Academic:

2nd Annual State of Global Health Symposium: Surviving and Thriving: A new era in global child health and development

April 1st, 2015, from 2:00-5:00PM, Martin Center Rotunda

FINAL_State_of_Global_Health_imageThe Symposium is hosted by the Department of Global Health and Population to convene the University and larger community around an important issue in global health. This is an exciting time to bring together growing evidence from both child health and early development in a global context and to set a collaborative research agenda focused on ensuring that all children meet their developmental potential. We have invited expert leaders in the field to speak at this event and anticipate a stimulated discussion. Please contact Alex Earle, ajearle@hsph.harvard.edu, if you have any questions. Please register for the event here.

 

 

6th Annual African Development Conference at Harvard

Friday, April 3 at Harvard Kennedy School and Saturday, April 4 at Harvard Law School
The ADC is an annual conference bringing together policymakers, academics, students, business leaders and government officials to offer a platform for the advancement of intellectual and practical debate on development in Africa. The theme this year is “Looking South – Moving Forward: Fostering development collaboration within the global South”. The conference will seek to discuss the continent’s emergence at a time when African countries increasingly look beyond their traditional partners in the West, engaging within the continent as well as with countries such as China, India and Brazil. Our keynote speaker for the conference is the President of Niger. Further information and registration is available at www.harvardadc.com or harvardadc@gmail.com 

 

 

Countable Care: Modeling Women’s Health Care Decisions

HOSTED BY PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA

Challenge Summary Recent literature suggests that the demand for women’s health care will grow over 6% by 2020. Given how rapidly the health landscape has been changing over the last 15 years, it’s increasingly important that we understand how these changes affect what care people receive, where they go for it, and how they pay. Through the National Survey of Family Growth, the CDC provides one of the few nationally representative datasets that dives deep into the questions that women face when thinking about their health. Can you predict what drives women’s health care decisions in America? http://www.drivendata.org/competitions/6/

 

 

2015 Harvard Chinese Life Science Annual Research Symposium

Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Jimmy Fund Auditorium, Harvard Medical School, 35 Binney Street, Boston, MA, 02115

Keynote speakers: Dr. Edward Benz|President and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School Dr. Xiaoliang Xie|Harvard University Dr. Yi Zhang|Harvard Medical School, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Dr. Feng Zhang|Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dr. Peng Yin|Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School Dr. Lieping Chen|Yale University Dr. Jean Zhao|Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School Dr. David Williams|Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Dr. Guangping Gao|University of Massachusetts Medical School Organized by: HSPH CSSA and HMS CSSA. More information here. Any questions please contact zhz586@mail.harvard.edu

 

Apply:

Staff Recognition Awards

Nominate A Staff Member Now! Deadline Is April 10th, 5pm

Please consider nominating a staff member at the Harvard Chan School for the Staff Recognition Award! The award is open to any Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health staff, and is intended acknowledge the importance of non-classroom and mentoring activities on the lives of students. Please submit all nominations to studentgov@hsph.harvard.edu by 5 pm on Friday April 10, 2015. Nominations may be in email form and should describe in no more than 300 words why you feel this person should be nominated. Please provide examples. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/commencement/awards/staff-recognition-award/ 

COOP Board of Directors Election

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Events and Activities:

Prospective Safety Monitoring with Sentinel Workshop

Monday, March 30 from 12:30 to 3:00 pm in FXB G11 (Lunch Provided)

On Monday, March 30th from 12:30 to 2:30 in FXB G11, Drs. Darren Toh and Jeffrey Brown will be leading a workshop to teach the theory and practice of active safety surveillance around FDA’s Sentinel initiative. Dr. Toh is an Assistant Professor and Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at HMS. Both are experts in drug safety surveillance and this is a great opportunity to learn more about an exciting part of pharmacoepidemiology. Any questions please contact joc121@mail.harvard.edu

 

 

Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACDI) Meet and Greet Sessions

Monday, 3/20, 4:30-6pm @ FXB Atrium & Friday, 4/3, 12:30-2:30pm @ Kresge 110

DACDI_Meet__GreetDACDI is comprised of alumni, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and students. Over the last year, DACDI has been working to create a draft strategic plan that will inform the diversity and inclusion priorities and activities of the School. Please stop by one of our two “Meet and Greet” gatherings to meet committee members, share your perspective on diversity and inclusion in our community, and give feedback on the draft strategic plan. All members of the Harvard Chan Community are welcome; refreshments will be provided. We welcome your feedback, which can be provided at http://tinyurl.com/DACDI-Feedback-1 Any questions please contact DACDI@hsph.harvard.edu

 

 

Unaffordable America: Housing, Profit, and Policy presented by Matthew Desmond, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies at Harvard University

Monday March 20th from 12:00 to 1:45 pm at the Harvard Kennedy School, Allison Dining Room (Taubman 520)

Owing to rising housing costs, stagnant or falling incomes among the poor, and a shortfall of federal housing assistance, most poor renting families today devote over half their income to housing costs, and eviction has become commonplace in low-income communities. Poor single mothers with young children, particularly African Americans, are at especially high risk of displacement. This talk focuses on the prevalence and consequences of eviction—for parents, children, and neighborhoods. It concludes with suggested policy remedies and a call to pull housing back to the center of the poverty debate. Matthew Desmond is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin.

 

 

Precision Advisors Information Session

Tuesday March 31st from 6:00-8:00pm at the Longwood campus

Precision Advisors combines unrivaled real-world market experience with thought leadership and industry expertise to provide insight, strategy, and advice to innovative life sciences companies. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Precision Advisors’ unrivaled team of expert advisors encompass all areas of the commercialization spectrum including strategy consulting, managed markets, health economics, clinical research, and analytics. We invite you to join us for an information session with panelists from Precision Advisors. There will be a short presentation that will enable you to learn more about work and career path at the firm. Immediately following the presentation, there will be time to speak with firm representatives. RSVP here.

 

 

Brain Health Colloquium Series: Genome-wide association study of PTSD in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members (Army STARRS): methodological considerations and applications

Wednesday April 1, 2015, 4-5 pm in Kresge 907

Please join us on Wednesday April 1st in Kresge 907 for the Brain Health Colloquium Series: Genome-wide association study of PTSD in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members (Army STARRS): methodological considerations and applications Chia-Yen Chen, ScD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Any questions please contact john.jackson@mail.harvard.edu 

 

 

Being Asian in America: Professional Challenges and Solutions

April 4, 2015; 9 AM – 4 PM; Harvard Graduate School of Education (Longfellow Hall) 13 Appian Way Cambridge, MA 02138

Almost a quarter of students at Harvard are of Asian descent, yet Asians remain conspicuously absent from senior leadership positions in the workplace.This symposium examines the trials and lessons of people who have experienced this first hand. Through keynotes and focused panel discussions, we seek to understand why this situation persists, and ultimately how we can successfully overcome these challenges in our own careers. The symposium will also culminate in a social event for attendees and speakers, providing opportunities to meet fellow students and professionals across Harvard and beyond. Registration will be at Longfellow Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Education from 9-10am. Please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/being-asian-in-america-professional-challenges-and-solutions-tickets-15984057747 to sign-up! More information here.

 

 

Harvard Chan School’s Annual International Night: U-NITE!

Friday April 17th at 7:00 pm at Oberon Theater in Cambridge 

U-NITE is the Student Government’s Annual International Night where students from our school perform various acts – dancing, singing, reciting poetry, and other cultural performances! Come see your classmates perform at Cambridge’s OBERON Theater! Space is limited and tickets are only $5! Details of the After Party to Follow!!!! Buy your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1Hwe1Jz

 

March 25, 2015

Academic:

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

Wednesday March 25, 12:30pm – 1:20pm, Kresge Building (Public Health) Room 204

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

 

 

Microbiome & Public Health Symposium

Friday March 27 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Armenise Amphitheater (Harvard Medical School) located at 210 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

This event will feature five presentations from academic leaders in the field exploring the relationship between the Microbiome and a range of public-health outcomes including: neonatal health, cardiovascular health, cancer and the differences between the gut microbiome in Western and non-industrialized study groups. Hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan Student Microbiome Club. More information here or visit our website: https://mbsymposium.wordpress.com/.

 

 

MCH/CYF Symposium: Children’s Oral Health

March 30, 2015 * 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. * FXB Bldg, Rm G13

Save-the-date for the 2015 Symposium: Children’s Oral Health presented by the Maternal and Child Health / Children, Youth and Families Concentration. Featuring: Moderator Peter Maramaldi, PhD, MSSW, MPH Speakers: Man Wai Ng, DDS, MPH * Linda Nelson, DMD, MScD * Sunah Hwang, MD, MPH RSVP: chunting@hsph.harvard.edu ** NOTE: Breakfast will be served ** More information here.

 

Apply:

Become the Student Speaker at Commencement

Deadline: April 6th, 2015

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Events and Activities:

From Community Laywomen to Breast Health Workers: Implementing Malawi’s first clinical breast exam breast cancer screening program

Presented by Lily Gutnik (MPH ’14) in Kresge 202 on Wednesday, March 25 from 3:30 – 4:20 pm. Food provided!

LilyHear about working in global health after the Chan School as Lily Gutnik (MPH ’14) presents her pilot study to train laywomen as breast health workers in Malawi! In Malawi, breast cancer is the third most common cancer among women, and it is often diagnosed late, making it difficult to treat and harder to cure. Although screening mammography identifies earlier stage cancers in resource-rich settings, it is typically unavailable in developing countries. This pilot study has taught breast health workers in Malawi to perform clinical breast exams and give standardized breast cancer talks in three different urban health clinics. Patients with detected abnormalities are then referred for physician review, diagnosis, and treatment. Questions? Contact studentgov@hsph.harvard.edu

 

YERBY DIVERSITY LECTURE IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Thursday, MARCH 26, 2015, 12:30-1:30 PM, KRESGE G-1, Lunch Provided

A conversation with distinguished alumni Drs. Cheryl and Eric Whitaker, Our Evolution in Public Health. Hear Drs. Cheryl and Eric Whitaker discuss their career, their thoughts on the current paradigm shift in healthcare and the future of public health. Dr. Cheryl Whitaker, MD, MPH, FACP, Chairman of the Board and CEO of NextLevel Health Partners, holds a career in finding innovative health solutions for underserved populations, with extensive experience in healthcare information technology where she sought to leverage IT solutions towards better quality care for patients. More information: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/diversity/announcements-events/ or here.

 

Health Care in Massachusetts: An Ailing Model

Thursday March 26, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m. *Armenise Amphitheater* Harvard Medical School

Have you been denied care or had to switch providers because your insurance doesn’t cover your provider or hospital? Do you feel frustration as a provider trying to deliver good care? Ever experienced out-of-pocket expenses including large co-pays, co-insurance or deductibles? Join S-CAP, Harvard Chan Students for a National Health Program, MassCARE and Physicians for a National Health Program to share experiences and hear community members give testimony to a panel of distinguished experts, community and health policy leaders and hear how a single-payer financing system can help to address these issues. Co-hosted with state senator Jamie Eldridge. Public event. Any questions please contact Dominic Caruso: dominiccaruso@mail.harvard.edu

 

2015 Grad Fair

Monday and Tuesday, March 30th and 31st, 11am-4pm, Kresge Atrium

gradfairadvertisementGraduating this year?! Looking for a place to rent regalia, buy a class ring, or maybe get a nice photo taken to send in your announcements home?! This is the place. Come and check out some Harvard vendors and get everything set for Commencement in a One Stop Shop. Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.havard.edu 

 

6th Annual African Development Conference at Harvard

Friday, April 3 at Harvard Kennedy School and Saturday, April 4 at Harvard Law School

The ADC is an annual conference bringing together policymakers, academics, students, business leaders and government officials to offer a platform for the advancement of intellectual and practical debate on development in Africa. The theme this year is “Looking South – Moving Forward: Fostering development collaboration within the global South”. The conference will seek to discuss the continent’s emergence at a time when African countries increasingly look beyond their traditional partners in the West, engaging within the continent as well as with countries such as China, India and Brazil. Our keynote speaker for the conference is the President of Niger. More information and registration at www.harvardadc.com

General:

Staff Recognition Awards

Nominate A Staff Member Now! Deadline Is April 10th, 5pm

Please consider nominating a staff member at the Harvard Chan School for the Staff Recognition Award! The award is open to any Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health staff, and is intended acknowledge the importance of non-classroom and mentoring activities on the lives of students. Please submit all nominations to studentgov@hsph.harvard.edu by 5 pm on Friday April 10, 2015. Nominations may be in email form and should describe in no more than 300 words why you feel this person should be nominated. Please provide examples. More information here.

 

Harvard Kennedy School – SAPSI: Students for the Alleviation of Poverty and Social Inequality

We are excited to announce the start of a new student group at the Harvard Kennedy School: Students for the Alleviation of Poverty and Social Inequality, aka SAPSI. We are hoping to raise awareness of poverty and social inequality on campus, generate a network of students, faculty, and practitioners who care about these issues, and foster rigorous, solution-oriented conversations about them. To get there, we’re going to organize discussions, panels, volunteer events and more. We would love for you to join us! Please e-mail us at: hks.sapsi@gmail.com 

Volunteer:

Calling for volunteers for the third annual Let’s Talk Public Health! Youth and Public Health Conference

Friday, April 10, 9:00AM-4:00PM

The day-long conference will be held on Friday, April 10th, from 9:00AM-4:00PM at the Harvard Chan School. We have over 100 students registered from local high schools for a day of interactive learning and exploration, in the hopes of getting them informed and excited about careers in public health. We are specifically looking for lunch guests, tour guides, student representatives to speak about their department, and people to lead an interactive public health equity activity, all of which are happening between 12:00PM and 3:30PM. Please review your schedule and fill out this brief volunteer interest form if any (or more than one!) of these roles sound appealing to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Virgie Fields at vsf486@mail.harvard.edu or Erin Comerford at eoc415@mail.harvard.edu

March 24, 2015

Academic:

 

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

Wednesday March 25, 12:30pm – 1:20pm, Kresge Building (Public Health) Room 204

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

 

 

Public Health 101 nanocourse

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Postdoctoral Association is very pleased to announce: Public Health 101. Public Health is a broad and evolving discipline. We are pleased to present an overview of the five core areas of public health (epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, and health policy and management), with an inside peak of special topics from the experts During the first session attendees will learn how to pose a research question and how to develop a study design (epidemiology and biostatistics), learn about gene-environment interactions (environmental health), safety climate research (social and behavioral sciences), and health financing (Health Policy and Management). More information here and RSVP here.

 

 

MCH/CYF Symposium: Children’s Oral Health

March 30, 2015 * 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. * FXB Bldg, Rm G13

Save-the-date for the 2015 Symposium: Children’s Oral Health presented by the Maternal and Child Health / Children, Youth and Families Concentration. Featuring: Moderator Peter Maramaldi, PhD, MSSW, MPH Speakers: Man Wai Ng, DDS, MPH * Linda Nelson, DMD, MScD * Sunah Hwang, MD, MPH RSVP: chunting@hsph.harvard.edu ** NOTE: Breakfast will be served ** More information here.

 

Events and Activities:

Microaggressions Training

Wednesday March 25th from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in FXB G03

The Office for Student Affairs is hosting a Microaggressions Training led by Emelyn dela Pena, the Assistant Dean of Student Life for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard College. In this interactive session we will discuss microaggressions, and its impact of such experiences. Then we will connect our discussion to the Harvard Chan community and your experience as students at the school. Please RSVP to attend the training here. Please note, space is limited. A light lunch will be provided for all who attend. Any questions please contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu.

 

 

YERBY DIVERSITY LECTURE IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Thursday, MARCH 26, 2015, 12:30-1:30 PM, KRESGE G-1, Lunch Provided

A conversation with distinguished alumni Drs. Cheryl and Eric Whitaker, Our Evolution in Public Health. Hear Drs. Cheryl and Eric Whitaker discuss their career, their thoughts on the current paradigm shift in healthcare and the future of public health. Dr. Cheryl Whitaker, MD, MPH, FACP, Chairman of the Board and CEO of NextLevel Health Partners, holds a career in finding innovative health solutions for underserved populations, with extensive experience in healthcare information technology where she sought to leverage IT solutions towards better quality care for patients. More information: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/diversity/announcements-events/ or here.

 

 

Challenging McDonald’s Advertising to Children

Reducing junk food marketing targeted at children can significantly improve children’s health. McDonald’s has refused to address predatory marketing with its continued use of Ronald McDonald in advertising and toy giveaways. Please email Kelsey at keo074@mail.harvard.edu if you are interested in helping to plan an event at the Chan School.

 

Funding Opportunities:

Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship, which is awarded each year to an outstanding doctoral student conducting field research in international health epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. The Fellowship will provide an award of $2,500 to support travel to a field research site, and will be awarded to a doctoral student whose work exemplifies the interests and values of Professor Brinkmann in seeking to bring together international health epidemiology, and infectious diseases. Applicants must provide proof of having successfully passed or scheduled their Oral Qualifying Examination. Applications for the Brinkmann Memorial Fellowship should be submitted via email to Allison Gallant at agallant@hsph.harvard.edu, by Friday April 17, 2015. More information here

 

Volunteer:

Calling for volunteers for the third annual Let’s Talk Public Health! Youth and Public Health Conference

Friday, April 10, 9:00AM-4:00PM

The day-long conference will be held on Friday, April 10th, from 9:00AM-4:00PM at the Harvard Chan School. We have over 100 students registered from local high schools for a day of interactive learning and exploration, in the hopes of getting them informed and excited about careers in public health. We are specifically looking for lunch guests, tour guides, student representatives to speak about their department, and people to lead an interactive public health equity activity, all of which are happening between 12:00PM and 3:30PM. Please review your schedule and fill out this brief volunteer interest form if any (or more than one!) of these roles sound appealing to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Virgie Fields at vsf486@mail.harvard.edu or Erin Comerford at eoc415@mail.harvard.edu

March 23, 2015

Need to Know:

Spring2 Add/Drop/Change Grading Option Deadline

5pm THIS FRIDAY (March 27th)

The Add/Drop/Change Grading Option Deadline for Spring2 courses is 5pm THIS FRIDAY, March 27th. Students are expected to meet with their advisors prior to this deadline to review their Spring2 course schedule. Any questions contact registrar@hsph.harvard.edu or 617-432-1032

 

New Office Location:

Dear Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Community:

The Offices of Student Services (Student Financial Services, Registrar, and Student Affairs) as well as Career Advancement and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion have moved to our new office locations on the ground floor of Kresge (G4). The offices will be open as normal today in the new location.  We will be holding an Open House for the community in the coming weeks.

I would like to thank the Operations and the Information Technology teams for helping make our transitions a success. Please feel free to contact Stacey Herman, Associate Dean for Student Services at sherman@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.

 

 

Academic:

Spring 2 Course: Risk Assessment (2.5 credits – TTh 10:30 – 12:20)

Have you ever wondered how “safe” exposure limits are set? Risk assessment is a tool used in many areas ranging from pharmacology to environmental health in order to help regulators make these decisions. This course will consider how evidence from epidemiology and toxicology is used to estimate the human health risks posed by exposure to environmental contaminants and how these estimates may be used to inform decisions. Students will learn how to use Analytica software. About the instructor: Dr. John Evans is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health. From 2002-2008 he directed a program intended to assess the public health impacts of Iraq’s 1990 invasion and occupation of Kuwait. He has also published on topics such as quantifying the risks of mercury exposure; estimating the health impacts of accidental releases from nuclear power plants; and developing methods for estimating air pollution exposures in the absence of monitoring. Any questions please contact yaa291@mail.harvard.edu

 

 

Writing for Public Health

Non-credit Spring 2 Writing Course

Writing is an essential skill for public health leadership. The goal of this course is to provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to transform a rough draft into a clear, concise, and compelling argument. The material we will cover is applicable to writing a wide range of public health texts, including theses, policy briefs, grant proposals, and original research studies. The course meets on Tuesdays, 3:30-5:20 pm, March 24–May 12. It is particularly beneficial if you already have a writing project you are working on. To register, fill out the short application here.  For more information, contact the instructor, Donald Halstead at dhalstea@hsph.harvard.edu

 

 

Public Health 101 Nanocourse

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1 PM – 4:30 PM; Goldenson Building (HMS), 122 

Graduate students, postdocs and research fellows at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and elsewhere at Harvard have had limited opportunities outside of traditional coursework to gain a basic understanding of the multidisciplinary areas of study within public health and the roles they each play in improving health. To provide a succinct overview and introduction to the field of public health, we have developed the “Public Health 101” Nanocourse. The Nanocourse will give an overview of the five core areas of public health (epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, and health policy and management). RSVP here.

 

 

Events and Activities:

 

QUEER? TRANS? LAW? DRAG?

A trans-disciplinary series on justice* & health

TransdisciplinaryseriesGruskinReproductive and sexual rights: changing perspectives from Cairo & Beijing (1990s) to transgender populations & the International Classification of Diseases (2015). Monday, March 23 FXB G13 12:30-1:20pm RSVP here. Sofia Gruskin University of Southern California Professor of Law & Preventive Medicine Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Adjunct Professor of Global Health ALL WELCOME // LUNCH PROVIDED // SPONSORED BY the Women, Gender, and Health Concentration, any questions please contact wgh@hsph.harvard.edu

 

 

Student – Community Action Partnership General Body Meeting

Tuesday, March 24, 12:30 – 1:20pm, Kresge G2

Come to the S-CAP General Body Meeting to learn about volunteering opportunities and to sign up for our monthly service learning events! Food will be provided! For more information, visit the S-CAP website at https://hsphscap.wordpress.com/ 

 

 

YERBY DIVERSITY LECTURE IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Thursday, MARCH 26, 2015, 12:30-1:30 PM, KRESGE G-1, Lunch Provided

A conversation with distinguished alumni Drs. Cheryl and Eric Whitaker, Our Evolution in Public Health. Hear Drs. Cheryl and Eric Whitaker discuss their career, their thoughts on the current paradigm shift in healthcare and the future of public health. Dr. Cheryl Whitaker, MD, MPH, FACP, Chairman of the Board and CEO of NextLevel Health Partners, holds a career in finding innovative health solutions for underserved populations, with extensive experience in healthcare information technology where she sought to leverage IT solutions towards better quality care for patients. More information: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/diversity/announcements-events/ or here.

Microbiome & Public Health Symposium

Friday March 27 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Armenise Amphitheater (Harvard Medical School)

Hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan Student Microbiome Club This event will feature five presentations from academic leaders in the field exploring the relationship between the Microbiome and a range of public-health outcomes including: neonatal health, cardiovascular health, cancer and the differences between the gut microbiome in Western and non-industrialized study groups. The symposium will take place on Friday March 27 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Armenise Amphitheater (Harvard Medical School) located at 210 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Please RSVP here.  For more information, you can follow the link to the event: https://mbsymposium.wordpress.com/ or view the poster here. Any questions please email hsphbiome@gmail.com

 

 

Inaugural Eh Team Meet & Greet

What: All-Canadian Meet & Greet Where: Yard House 126 Brookline Avenue When: 530-7pm on Thursday, March 26, 2015 RSVP: to co-Prime Minister Julie at jgthorne@mail.harvard.edu so we can be sure to have enough food (!)

We know there are a lot of Canadians at the Chan School. And there are a lot of people who are keen to spend some time with the Canadians. Alright, alright, if you are none of the above, then how about an excuse to get together with some fun people for snacks and a beverage? Let’s get out of the cold for a bit, eh? Perks: if you arrive before 6pm there will be free appys. After that we make no guarantees. Drinks are on you but it is HAPPY HOUR so they are super cheap. Website: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/canadian-student-club-so/ “Upcoming Events” Contact: jgthorne@mail.harvard.edu or yhswen@mail.harvard.edu 

 

 

Challenging McDonald’s Advertising to Children

Reducing junk food marketing targeted at children can significantly improve children’s health. McDonald’s has refused to address predatory marketing with its continued use of Ronald McDonald in advertising and toy giveaways. Please email Kelsey at keo074@mail.harvard.edu if you are interested in helping to plan an event at the Chan School.

 

 

Prospective Safety Monitoring with Sentinel Workshop

March 30th from 12:30 to 2:30 in FXB-G11

On Monday, March 30th from 12:30 to 2:30 in FXB G11, Drs. Darren Toh and Jeffrey Brown will be leading a workshop to teach the theory and practice of active safety surveillance around FDA’s Sentinel initiative. Dr. Toh is an Assistant Professor and Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at HMS. Both are experts in drug safety surveillance and this is a great opportunity to learn more about an exciting part of pharmacoepidemiology. Any questions please contact joc121@mail.harvard.edu

 

 

Funding Opportunities:

 

Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship, which is awarded each year to an outstanding doctoral student conducting field research in international health epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. The Fellowship will provide an award of $2,500 to support travel to a field research site, and will be awarded to a doctoral student whose work exemplifies the interests and values of Professor Brinkmann in seeking to bring together international health epidemiology, and infectious diseases. Applicants must provide proof of having successfully passed or scheduled their Oral Qualifying Examination. Applications for the Brinkmann Memorial Fellowship should be submitted via email to Allison Gallant at agallant@hsph.harvard.edu, by Friday April 17, 2015. More information here

March 20, 2015

Academic:

Spring2 Course: High-Risk Behavior: Epidemiology and Prevention Strategies (SBS 219)

Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-3:20pm, Kresge 204

Examines epidemiology of behaviors that place an individual at higher risk of injuries and mortality, including substance abuse, violence, and risky sexual behaviors. Emphasis is placed on developmental and environmental factors that support these behaviors as well as the design, implementation, and review of evidence-based preventive interventions. Course activities: Term paper, group presentation. 2.5 credits taught by Vaughan Rees.

Events and Activities:

6th Annual African Development Conference at Harvard

Friday, April 3 at Harvard Kennedy School and Saturday, April 4 at Harvard Law School

The ADC is an annual conference bringing together policymakers, academics, students, business leaders and government officials to offer a platform for the advancement of intellectual and practical debate on development in Africa. The theme this year is “Looking South – Moving Forward: Fostering development collaboration within the global South”. The conference will seek to discuss the continent’s emergence at a time when African countries increasingly look beyond their traditional partners in the West, engaging within the continent as well as with countries such as China, India and Brazil. Our keynote speaker for the conference is the President of Niger.

 

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Remembering Deah, Yusor, and Razan: Professionals & Humanitarians in Dentistry

Monday, March 23, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm Research and Education Building (REB) Auditorium

The tragic passing of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha at a residential complex of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill shocked the American community as a whole but has particular significance for young Muslims and dental professionals. In a time of ethical challenges, Deah (a 2nd-year dental student at the University) served communities around the world and upheld the integrity of our profession. The loss of these three heroes reminds us of the critical task of cultivating trust in a pluralistic society. Deah’s brother, Farris Barakat, will be joining us for this program. Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the program.

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March 19, 2015

Need to Know:

Commencement – important deadlines

Time flies when you’re having fun – it’s hard to believe but graduation is almost upon us and we’re starting the countdown to May 28!

There are some important dates to note in the next few weeks:

Monday March 23 – Q&A with OSA Staff

Find out everything you need to know about Commencement 2015

  • Where is the Chan Commencement Ceremony held?
  • Who is eligible to attend Commencement?
  • How do I order tickets for Commencement? How many tickets am I allowed? When are ticket packets available?
  • What should I do about lunch in the short time between the two ceremonies?

Get all your questions answered at the Commencement Q&A on Monday March 23 from 12:30-1:30 in Kresge G-2, a light lunch will be provided.

Monday March 30 & Tuesday March 31, 11am-4pm, Kresge Atrium – Longwood Grad Fair

Have your graduation portrait taken, rent or purchase your regalia, buy a class ring, diploma frame, and graduation announcements.

Monday April 6 – Student Speaker Contest

One graduating HSPH student will be chosen to deliver a brief inspirational speech at the School’s afternoon ceremony.

Students interested in competing for this honor must submit a speech, no longer than six spoken minutes in length.

Visit http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/commencement/information-for-graduates/student-commencement-speaker/ for details.

Apply:

Loan Relief Award

Deadline March 23, 2015

As announced by Dean Julio Frenk on December 15, 2014, the Loan Relief Award on-line application is now available. Information about the award, eligibility requirements and the application can be found here.

Events and Activities:

Remembering Deah, Yusor, and Razan: Professionals & Humanitarians in Dentistry

Monday, March 23, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm Research and Education Building (REB) Auditorium

The tragic passing of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha at a residential complex of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill shocked the American community as a whole but has particular significance for young Muslims and dental professionals. In a time of ethical challenges, Deah (a 2nd-year dental student at the University) served communities around the world and upheld the integrity of our profession. The loss of these three heroes reminds us of the critical task of cultivating trust in a pluralistic society. Deah’s brother, Farris Barakat, will be joining us for this program. Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the program.

Offeree Panel hosted by the Harvard Graduate Consulting Club (HGCC) and the Graduate Student Council (GSC)

Thursday March 19th, 2015 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the Cannon Room, Building C, Harvard Medical School Campus

The Harvard Graduate Consulting Club (HGCC) with the help of the Graduate Student Council (GSC) will be holding an Offeree Panel to share tips, tricks and plenty of advice about getting a job in consulting. Everything from resume writing to case interview techniques will be covered by a panel of HGCC alumni, who have recently received offers from prestigious consulting firms. Remember to bring your questions as we will open the session up to the audience for the second half. RSVP here.

March 17, 2015

Events and Activities:

Challenging McDonald’s Advertising to Children

Reducing junk food marketing to children can significantly improve children’s health. McDonald’s has refused to address predatory marketing to children with its continued use of Ronald McDonald in advertising and toy giveaways. Please email Kelsey at keo074@mail.harvard.edu if you are interested in helping to plan an event at the Chan School which will focus on retiring Ronald McDonald.

Apply:

Loan Relief Award

Deadline March 23, 2015

As announced by Dean Julio Frenk on December 15, 2014, the Loan Relief Award on-line application is now available. Information about the award, eligibility requirements and the application can be found here.

March 13, 2015

Academic:

Free journal access – Health Systems & Reform

How to assess national health systems? What drove the cycles of US and Chinese health system reforms? Harvard Chan School faculty member, Michael Reich, co-founded the new journal Health Systems and Reform, the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to bridging research, theory and analysis with knowledge and experience in health systems and reform. All articles are Free Access. The link to the journal’s first issue is here.

Microbiome & Public Health Symposium

Friday March 27 – 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Armenise Amphitheater (Harvard Medical School)
Hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan Student Microbiome Club This event will feature five presentations from academic leaders in the field exploring the relationship between the Microbiome and a range of public-health outcomes including: neonatal health, cardiovascular health, cancer and the differences between the gut microbiome in Western and non-industrialized study groups. The symposium will take place on Friday March 27 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Armenise Amphitheater (Harvard Medical School) located at 210 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Please RSVP here. For more information, you can follow the link to the event: https://mbsymposium.wordpress.com/ 

Spring2 Course: High-Risk Behavior: Epidemiology and Prevention Strategies (SBS 219)

Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-3:20pm, Kresge 204

Examines epidemiology of behaviors that place an individual at higher risk of injuries and mortality, including substance abuse, violence, and risky sexual behaviors. Emphasis is placed on developmental and environmental factors that support these behaviors as well as the design, implementation, and review of evidence-based preventive interventions. Course activities: Term paper, group presentation. 2.5 credits taught by Vaughan Rees.

Apply:

2014-15 Loan Relief Award

Deadline March 23, 2015

As announced by Dean Julio Frenk on December 15, 2014, the Loan Relief Award on-line application is now available. Information about the award, eligibility requirements and the application are available here.  Any questions please contact osfs@hsph.harvard.edu 

Events and Activities:

Financial Wellness Day

April 8, 2015 (multiple times, please see description); Kresge G3 for all

Financial Wellness Day will feature 2 presentations on campus. First is Secrets to Success: Personal Finance Management from 12:00-2:00. The second presentation will be Personal Taxes from 3:15-4:45 (session from 3:30-4:30).

Any questions contact osfs@hsph.harvard.edu.

Take the Stairs Campaign – SIGN UP NOW!

Register before the campaign begins Monday 3/23
This year the EcoOpportunity has selected Mt. Everest for our climb. Log the stairs you take during the day to track your team’s progress in summiting the peak. The campaign is intended to change at-work behavior while encouraging people campus-wide to save energy and be more healthy by taking the stairs instead of the elevator (whenever possible). Sign up as a team (up to 5 members) or as an individual! All participants will receive an appreciation gift, and members of teams that make it to the top of Mt. Everest will be entered into a raffle to win one of several fabulous prizes. Register your team here. Any questions contact cfleming@hsph.harvard.edu

QUEER? TRANS? LAW? DRAG?

Monday, March 23, FXB G-13 12:30-1:20pm

Reproductive and sexual rights: changing perspectives from Cairo & Beijing (1990s) to transgender populations & the International Classification of Diseases (2015). RSVP here. Sofia Gruskin University of Southern California Professor of Law & Preventive Medicine Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Adjunct Professor of Global Health ALL WELCOME // LUNCH PROVIDED // SPONSORED BY the Women, Gender, and Health Concentration.

Leadership Along the Path We Have Chosen: Voices in Leadership  with John Lechleiter, CEO of Eli Lilly and Company, March 31, 12:30-1:30pm

RSVP here

John joined Lilly as a senior organic chemist in process research and development where he became head of that department. He later began serving as director of pharmaceutical product development for the Lilly Research Centre Limited in Windlesham, England. In 2005, he was named president and chief operating officer and joined the board of directors. John earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Xavier University and master’s and doctoral degrees in organic chemistry from Harvard University. Lechleiter is a member of the American Chemical Society and Business Roundtable. He serves on the board of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), as chairman of the U.S.-Japan Business Council and of United Way Worldwide, and on the boards of the Life Sciences Foundation, and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. He also serves on the boards of Nike, Inc. and Ford Motor Company.

General:

Spring Intramural Basketball and Soccer Leagues

Vanderbilt Hall Athletic Facility
Beginning Tuesday, March 24th
The SPRING Intramural Basketball and Soccer Leagues are open to all Vanderbilt Hall Athletic Facility Members and Students.Sign-up soon, the leagues are limited to 11 teams, the deadline to register is Thursday, March 19th. You may pick up an application at the Vanderbilt Hall Athletic Facility or online. All applications should be returned to the Athletic Director. All games will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, beginning no earlier than 6:00PM (the schedule will be finalized once all the teams have registered.) Applications and Rules can be found at the Vanderbilt Hall Athletic Facility or online. The leagues will be Co-Ed*, consisting of 5 on 5 games, played in the Gymnasium. In the event that there are enough teams, there may be two leagues, an advanced and beginner league. Please be sure to indicate which league you would like to play in on the application.
Notable Rules for Soccer:
1. Each team is required to have at least 1 female and 1 male on the court at all times.
2.Yellow and Red cards will issued in the event of unsportsmanlike conduct.
3.Teams with more than 1 forfeit will be removed from the league.
Notable Rules for Basketball:
1.Every basket scored by a female will be worth 4 points.
2.In an attempt to keep the game moving along, referees will be instructed to watch for teams intentionally holding the ball and running out the clock. A team judged to be deliberately running out the clock will lose possession.
3.Teams with more than 1 forfeit will be removed from the league.
* Basketball teams are not required to be Co-Ed. Soccer is mandatory Co-Ed.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Athletic Director, Ben Spies. athletic_vanderbilt_hall@hms.harvard.edu

March 12, 2015

Need to Know:

The following spaces have been reserved for student study space during exam week:

Thursday March 12, 2015:
FXB G10- 4 to 9 pm
FXB G11- 5:30 to 9 pm
FXB G12- 5:30 to 9 pm
FXB G13- 6 to 9 pm
Kresge 202- 5:30 to 9 pm
Kresge 203- 6:30 to 9 pm
Kresge 502- 3:30 to 9 pm
Kresge G-1- 3:30 to 9 pm

 

Academic:

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

Thursday 3/12 (12:30 – 1:20 pm, Epi Library)

The next Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric (RPP) Epidemiology Journal Club meeting will take place on: Thursday, March 12th from 12:30 – 1:20 pm in the Epi Library (Kresge 907). Please join us for a discussion of the following paper. All are welcome. Wijers CH, van Rooij IA, Rassouli R, Wijnen MH, Broens PM, Sloots CE, et al. Parental subfertility, fertility treatment, and the risk of congenital anorectal malformations. Epidemiology 2015;26(2):169-76. Any questions please contact oro109@mail.harvard.edu

 

Events and Activities:

TODAY! SG Diversity Town Hall Follow-Up

Kresge G1, 12:30-1:30

Student Government is hosting a DIVERSITY TOWN HALL FOLLOW-UP meeting to draft recommendations for the Deans related to the recent Diversity Report and the overall climate at the school. Vincent James and Felisa Nobles from Harvard Chan Student Services and ODI will be in attendance to help answer any questions about admissions and recruiting at our school. ALL are welcome, please attend! We look forward to hearing from any and all Havard Chan voices! Any questions please contact emilia.ling@mail.harvard.edu 

 

 

LinkedIn Workshop: Social Media Best Practices for your Job Search

Thurs, Mar 12, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Kresge G-2

Learn the latest social media tools to build a strong professional network, create your professional brand, and find hidden job opportunities. Presented by Valerie Sutton, Director of Career Services at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, who is a well-respected career professional and expert on using social media in the job search. Any questions please contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu

 

Getting to Zero cases and maintaining Zero cases of Ebola in Liberia

Friday, March 13 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in FXB, G-13

Recognized by Time Magazine as one the 100 People of the year “fighting Ebola, Dr. Fallah, an immunologist who received his MPH 2012 grew up in Monrovia’s poorest neighborhoods.  After completing his MPH degree, he returned to Liberia and was soon caught up in the Ebola crisis. Neighborhood by neighborhood, block by block, shack by shack, he is battled the disease across this crowded capital, seeking the cooperation of residents who are deeply distrustful of the government and its faltering response to the deadliest Ebola epidemic ever recorded.

With his experience straddling vastly different worlds, Dr. Fallah acts as a rare bridge: between community leaders and the Health Ministry, where he is an unpaid adviser; between the government and international organizations. Please come to meet Mosoka and hear about his incredible work addressing this terrible crisis.

 

 

Student – Community Action Partnership General Body Meeting

Tuesday, March 24, 12:30 – 1:20pm, Kresge G2

Come to the S-CAP General Body Meeting to learn about volunteering opportunities and to sign up for our monthly service learning events! Food will be provided! For more information, visit the S-CAP website at https://hsphscap.wordpress.com/ 

 

 

Inaugural Eh Team Meet & Greet

Thursday March 16th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Yard House 

What: All-Canadian Meet & Greet Where: Yard House 126 Brookline Avenue When: 530-7pm on Thursday, March 26, 2015 RSVP: to co-Prime Minister Julie at jgthorne@mail.harvard.edu so we can be sure to have enough food (!) We know there are a lot of Canadians at the Chan School. And there are a lot of people who are keen to spend some time with the Canadians. Alright, alright, if you are none of the above, then how about an excuse to get together with some fun people for snacks and a beverage? Let’s get out of the cold for a bit, eh? Perks: if you arrive before 6pm there will be free appys. After that we make no guarantees. Drinks are on you but it is HAPPY HOUR so they are super cheap. Website: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/canadian-student-club-so/ “Upcoming Events” Contact: jgthorne@mail.harvard.edu or yhswen@mail.harvard.edu 

 

 

Harvard Center for Primary Care Student Leadership Committee Presents: Spring Social Justice Book Club “Righteous Dopefiend”

Thursday, April 2 from 7:30-9:30 pm in the “Deanery Room” Vanderbilt Hall at Harvard Medical School 107 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

We’ll be discussing the book “Righteous Dopefiend” by Philip Bourgois. The ethnography follows the lives of homeless heroin addicts in San Francisco and explores issues of social exclusion/inclusion, addiction, and homelessness in our communities. This discussion is part of a event series organized by the Center for Primary Care Student Leadership Committee on issues of homelessness. Come to chat, eat and engage with members of our community about some very relevant and important issues. Feel free to join even if you don’t have time to read the whole book! Dinner will be provided. RSVP by March 29 here. If you have questions or need help getting a copy of the book contact: Ivy Franco at idf658@mail.harvard.edu 

General:

Save the Date for U-NITE, Student Government’s Annual International Night!

Friday, April 17th from 7-9pm at the Oberon Theater in Cambridge 

U-NITE is Student Government’s Annual International Night where students from our school perform various acts – dancing, singing, reciting poetry, and other cultural performances! If you would like to perform, send us a short clip of your act or performance by Thursday, March 12th. Cultural performances are highly encouraged! U-NITE performances are limited to 6 minutes. Please send questions and clips to Alvin Tran at alvintran@mail.harvard.edu or Roosa Tikkanen at roosa.tikkanen@mail.harvard.edu

 

Volunteer:

Volunteer for the Admitted Student Open House on Friday, March 27

Looking for Current Students to mix and mingle as well as to lead tours
Updated Links!
The Admissions Office is looking for current students to welcome newly admitted students during the Admitted Student Open House on Friday, March 27. We are looking for students to mix and mingle during breakfast, lunch, and the afternoon reception. Additionally, we are looking for students to lead campus tours (training will be provided). Please sign up through the links below: Admitted Student Open House Volunteers (breakfast, lunch, and reception opportunities): apply here .Open House Tour Volunteers : apply here.
Thank you in advance for your assistance! Any questions please contact Cathy at ctso@hsph.harvard.edu
Sincerely, Admissions

 

Volunteers for the Admitted Student Hosting Program

Looking for current students to host newly admitted students!
The Admissions Office is looking for current students to host newly admitted students overnight during the Admitted Student Open House (Friday, March 27). Please sign up here. Thank you in advance for your hospitality!