Seminars and Events

The Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health Education and Research Center sponsors three series of seminars during the academic year designed to disseminate research findings in occupational and environmental health and safety. Monday ERC Seminars are delivered by invited external practicing experts; they are held either monthly or semi-monthly. Friday Research Seminars are delivered by doctoral and postdoctoral students and they alternate Fridays with Friday Grand Rounds. The Grand Rounds consist of a case presentation by our occupational and environmental medicine residents followed by a discussion lead by an expert practicing physician. Non-Harvard affiliates who want to attend and anyone who wants to be added to the email notification list should contact Ann Backus at abackus@hsph.harvard.edu.

These three series of seminars are sponsored by the Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program, the Harvard Chan Education and Research Center (T42 OH008416), the Harvard Chan NIEHS Center for Environmental Health (P30 ES000002), the Department of Environmental Health, and funded in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Continuing Medical Education credits (CMEs) are awarded to physicians by agreement with the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education.

Grand Rounds

Held Fridays and alternate with Research Seminars

Attendance is required for all first and second-year Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residents and recommended for all occupational health masters and doctoral students.

Location: During the 2021-2022 academic year, as long as HSPH is holding class in person, the Grand Rounds will be held in person from 1:10-1:50 pm.  Only faculty, students, and staff with an HSPH appointment may attend in person.  Others, even those with a Harvard affiliation at another Harvard school or entity, may only attend via ZOOM.  Pre-registration for ZOOM attendance is required, and the pre-registration link is provided on all posters, emails, and event pages.

Research Seminars

Held Fridays and alternate (unevenly) with Grand Rounds

Attendance is required for all masters (MS, MPH) and doctoral students in the EOME and ERC Programs and for all first and second-year Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residents.

Location: During the 2021-2022 academic year, as long as HSPH is holding classes in person, the Research Seminars will be held in person from 1:10-1:50 om  Only faculty, students and staff with an HSPH appointment may attend in person.  Others, even those with a Harvard affiliation at another Harvard school or entity, may only attend via ZOOM.  Pre-registration for ZOOM attendance is required, and the pre-registration link is provided on all posters, emails, and event pages.

Speakers for these events who do not hold HSPH appointments are welcome to present in person. A Visitor’s Pass must be pre-arranged through Ann Backus, abackus@hsph.harvard.edu.

ERC Seminars

Held Mondays, once or twice a month

Attendance is required for all first-year occupational and environmental medicine residents and expected of second-year residents when their clinical schedules allow.  Attendance is also required for all EOME and ERC master’s degree students (MS, MPH) and doctoral degree students still taking classes.

Location: During the 2021-2022 academic year, as long as HSPH is holding classes in person, the Monday ERC Seminars will be held in person from 1:10-1:50 om  Only faculty, students and staff with an HSPH appointment may attend in person.  Others, even those with a Harvard affiliation at another Harvard school or entity, may only attend via ZOOM.  Pre-registration for ZOOM attendance is required, and the pre-registration link is provided on all posters, emails, and event pages.

Speakers for these events who do not hold HSPH appointments are welcome to present in person. A Visitor’s Pass must be pre-arranged through Ann Backus, abackus@hsph.harvard.edu.

For a list of current events, please see the Calendar.