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Harvard Chan Convocation: Classes of 2020 and 2021

May 28th, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will celebrate the Classes of 2020 and 2021 with remarks by Dean Michelle Williams, keynote speaker Jon LaPook,  student speakers Nadhira Nuraini Afifa and Russell Simons, and a presentation of graduates.

Location: Harvard Medical School Quad, Boston MA 02155

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 10am-12pm ET

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Ceremony order


Acknowledgement of Native Land and Peoples
Elizabeth Solomon
Director of Administration
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Member of the Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag 

Michelle A. Williams
Dean of the Faculty 

Student Speech
Nadhira Nuraini Afifa
Master of Public Health Class of 2020 

Student Speech
Russell Simons
Master of Public Health Class of 2021 

Convocation Address
Jon LaPook 
Chief Medical Correspondent, CBS News
Mebane Professor of Gastroenterology, NYU Grossman School of Medicine 

Alumni Greetings
Trishan Panch
President, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Alumni Association 

Announcement of Graduates
Amarildo “Lilu” Barbosa
Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Officer 

Graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be presented by degree in alphabetical order. 

Biological Sciences in Public Health
Sarah Fortune 

John Quackenbush 

Environmental Health
Douglas Dockery 

Albert Hofman 

Global Health and Population
Marcia Castro 

Health Policy and Management
Arnold Epstein 

Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Sarah Fortune  

Frank Hu 

Population Health Sciences
Eric Rimm 

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Vaughan Rees 

Doctor of Public Health
Richard Siegrist 

Presentation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Michelle A. Williams
Dean of the Faculty 

Closing Remarks
Michelle A. Williams
Dean of the Faculty  



Date: May 28th, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Calendars: Academic Calendar, Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events