To the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health alumni community,
Welcome to Alumni Weekend 2022! It has been three years since we last met in person for Alumni Weekend—three years filled with overwhelming loss and public health crises, but also three years filled with life-changing discoveries and a momentum that brought public health to the forefront of discussions in the media, conversations among friends and family, and stories across the globe. As president of the Harvard Chan School Alumni Association, I’m proud to say that each of us have risen to the challenge to combat not just the global pandemic, but health disparities and health inequities. As an alumni community of over 14,000, we can celebrate that so many of us have played an important role these past three years.
This year’s Alumni Weekend merges the best of the last two years with in-person programming of previous years. It starts on Thursday with a virtual panel, providing a meaningful opportunity to connect with peers, near and far. Friday and Saturday will be marked by a slew of programming in and around Boston with an opening plenary featuring world-renowned Dr Kizzmekia Corbett and Dr Joe Allen. Programming also includes TED-style alumni talks; various panels touching on public health crises, consequences, challenges, and a look into the promising future of public health. Plus, the annual alumni award presentations recognizing some outstanding alumni accomplishments.
To say that I’m looking forward to be back in person is an understatement. As we’ve learned amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot take these moments for granted, so let’s make the most of this weekend. Listen, learn and share, connect with your peers, and take pride in being part of the Harvard Chan School community.
With warm wishes,
Trishan Panch, MPH ’10
President, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Alumni Association