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Upcoming Events

Monday, February 6; 1:10 – 1:50 PM
Title: Decent Work in the United States: A Public Health Perspective
Speaker: Preethi Pratap, MSc, PhD, assistant professor, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health
Location: HSPH FXB G12 and Zoom
Details: Dr. Pratap will present her research and insights on decent work. She will define “decent work,” and describe the role of public health in supporting decent work. She will also discuss research and practice opportunities to further the goal of decent work. She is a co-author of a recently accepted APHA policy entitled Supporting Decent Work…”

Tuesday, February 7; 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Title: Prenatal arsenic exposure, folic acid, and spina bifida: Results from a case-control study in Bangladesh
Speaker: Chih-Fu Wei,  Ph.D. Candidate,  Population Health Sciences,  Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Location: HSPH Building 1 Room 1302 and Zoom
Details: Part of the MIPS Works in Progress Seminar Series

Wednesday, February 8; 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Event: HSPH-NIEHS Center Colloquium
Title: Building Resilience to Extreme Heat: Strategies for Adapting to a Warming World
Speaker: Greg Wellenius, ScD, professor on Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH)
Location: Hybrid – Building 1, 1302 and via Zoom
Details: Join us for our 2022-2023 colloquium series on Environmental Health in Action. This month, we welcome Greg Wellenius, ScD, professor on Environmental Health at the BUSPH and Director of the new BUSPH Center for Climate and Health. He is an environmental epidemiologist committed to reducing the adverse health impacts of continued climate change through research, training, and engagement. Dr. Wellenius also teaches an introductory graduate-level class on quantitative methods and serves on the Research Committee of the Health Effects Institute, as a visiting scientist with Google, and on the executive committee of the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance.
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Trainee Lunch: We will host an (in-person only) Trainee Lunch with Prof. Wellenius from 12:00 – 12:45pm ET (before his presentation). This is a chance for students and postdocs to meet privately with our speaker to discuss research interests, career advice, funding opportunities, etc. Space is limited. RSVP required for the Trainee Session (not required for the main presentation).

Friday, February 10; 1:10 – 1:50 PM
Title: Research-in-Progress Seminar by Maria Soledad Hershey and Joe Abrams
Speaker: Maria Soledad Hershey, MS, PhD, post doctoral fellow, Department of Environmental Health, HSPH Joe Abrams, DO, MPH, second year resident in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Environmental Health, HSPH
Location: HSPH Building 1 Kresge 502 and Zoom
Details: Dr. Hershey will present her research on Feeding American’s Bravest: Assessing the Effect of a Novel Workplace Mediterranean Diet-based Intervention to Change US Career Firefighters’ Eating Habits. Dr. Joe Abrams will present his research project titled “Health Consequences of Remote Work – A Scoping Review.”

Friday, March 3; by 5:00PM ET
Deadline for Pilot Project Applications (up to $30,000 in funding available)
Details: Do you study health effects of the environment? Work with communities concerned about environmental exposures? Then apply to our Pilot Project program (up to $30,000 in funding)! The Harvard Chan-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health is now accepting applications for pilot projects related to Environmental Health sciences. All Center members are eligible to apply for these funds. Other faculty or research scientist-level researchers may apply in collaboration with a Center member co-investigator. Applications are accepted from Harvard Research Associates or Fellows working under the supervision of Center faculty, but the role of the sponsoring faculty members must be specified. Doctoral students are not eligible for pilot project support.
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