We are pleased to welcome two new additions to the Department of Information Technology, Chi Mo and TJ Porter. Both Chi Mo and TJ are Northeastern University students and will be working for 6 months full-time as co-ops at HSPH as part of their degree program. This is TJ’s second co-op assignment at Harvard Chan.
They replace Chris Doherty and Deion Barawid, who completed their assignments with great success.
Chi Mo, Northeastern co-op
Chi Mo is a candidate for a bachelor of science in information science and will graduate from Northeastern in May 2017. This is Chi’s first internship as part of the co-op program. Before starting at Northeastern, Chi taught English in her native China at various schools and institutions.
Chi enjoys traveling and plays the piano.
She will be working the 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM shift.
TJ Porter is a candidate for a bachelor of science in business administration and will graduate from Northeastern in May 2016. In addition to his Harvard Chan co-op assignments, TJ was previously a co-op at New England Baptist Hospital.
TJ Porter, Northeastern co-op
For you gamers, he is a published contributor to Alienware as an arena writer! He is also a referee and scorekeeper for the Hudson Youth DekHockey League.
He will be working the 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM shift.
Please join us in welcoming Chi and welcoming TJ back to the Harvard School of Public Health!
We are pleased to announce that Kevin Wnek has returned to the department of information technology as our manager of web and application development. Kevin will oversee the web team and student information systems (SIS) team which has been merged into one larger group.
Kevin Wnek returns to HSPH as manager of web and application development. His team can be found at Landmark Center.
Kevin previously worked at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for seven years as a web and application developer, earning several promotions along the way. In 2012, he left for a position at Thomson Reuters/NASDAQ as a web and streaming developer.
Kevin is a graduate of Northeastern University, where he earned a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. While at Harvard, Kevin took advantage of the tuition assistance program, and earned a masters degree in management from Harvard Extension School in 2014.
Please join us in welcoming Kevin back to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health!
Shawn DeAntonio joined the Media and Educational Technology Services (METS) team in late 2014 as our senior audio-visual systems engineer. Shawn replaces Sarah Bearse, who left the METS team in late January for a position at Google.
Shawn DeAntonio, our new senior audio-visual engineer
Shawn will be working on designing, building and supporting audio/video technology for the School. He comes to us after more then a decade with Rule Broadcast Systems, a local AV design/build company, where he was director of integration services.
While Shawn is new to this role at Harvard Chan School of Public Health, he has worked on projects at the school for years, including the Leadership Studio and the Distance Teaching and Learning Room in the lower level of the Kresge Building.
Shawn’s first project was updating the audio-visual in our largest computer laboratory, Kresge LL6. Kresge LL6 reopened on January 26th.
Please join us in welcoming Shawn to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Lucy Killewo, Instructional Technologist
Lucy Killewo has joined the Department of Information Technology as a contract instructional technologist for the Media and Educational Technology Services (METS) team.
Lucy comes to us from the Judge Group and has hit the ground running supporting our students and professors in their use of iSites and Canvas.
Lucy has been using various learning management systems over the past few years both as a student and a technician at KCMC College in Tanzania, and recently at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she earned a master’s degree in information sciences and technology with a focus on human computer interaction (HCI) and eLearning. Lucy has also presented and been published describing her experience introducing an LMS at medical schools.
Lucy is expected to be with METS through early 2015.
Please join us in welcoming Lucy to the Harvard School of Public Health!
Dr. Ritam Chowdhury has joined the Media and Educational Technology Services (METS) team as a statistical consultant for SAS and STATA. This is a role that has been evolving as we try our best to respond to the needs of our students. Ritam is a SM1 student in the Department of Biostatistics, and he already holds multiple degrees including a M.B.B.S. (MD), MPH and PhD.
Ritam is also working on the HSPH Student Government as the representative from the Department of Biostatistics.
Dr. Ritam Chowdhury, statistical consultant and student in the Department of Biostatistics
Ritam holds office hours on most Friday’s outside the METS dugout in Kresge LL15, and also works with students by appointment.
If students would like help with SAS or STATA, they can contact Ritam at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
Please join us in welcoming Ritam to the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Information Technology.
Due to construction above and adjacent to the I/T Department on the lower level of Kresge, we will temporarily be relocating the I/T Department effective immediately. During this period, the majority of our staff will be based out of the Landmark center.
Walk-in services have been reestablished in Kresge LL15. The helpdesk may also be reached via phone at 617-432-HELP or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your patience and understanding this week as we adjust.
Shinaider Zizi began his internship on October, 21, 2014. He will be working 10 hours each week. Shinaider Zizi is part of a program at Roxbury Community College (RCC). Zizi is a candidate for an associate degree in Information System Tech (IST) with an anticipated graduation date of May 2015.
Shinaider Zizi outside of Harvard University School of Public Health
Zizi will be working
- Tuesday, Thursday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Friday From 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Please join us in welcoming Zizi to the Harvard School of Public Health!
Joseph Monterio began working as an intern on October 2 and will be working 12 hours each week as part of his program at Roxbury Community College (RCC). He is a candidate for an associate of science degree in information system technology with an anticipated graduation date of May 2015.
Joseph Montiero, Roxbury Community College Intern
Joseph will be working Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Joseph is our eighth co-op in the HSPH-RCC partnership coordinated by the HSPH Office of Human Resources.
Please join us in welcoming Joseph to the Harvard School of Public Health!
Thank you for the outstanding turnout at today’s Tech Day. Hundreds of HSPH community members stopped by to learn about Office 365, VDI, Canvas, new Dell products, BlueJeans video conferencing, Mediasite course capture, and responsive web design. Dozens participated in tours of our new distance learning and video production studios and the HSPH server room.
We raffled off a number of items that IT staff members are excited about.
The winners are:
Dell Venue 7 Tablet
Nang H. Tin Movng
Dell Bluetooth portable speaker
Beth Chaplin, Jacke Willis, and Sonya Milonova
FUELActive Portable Charger – charge your iPhone, iPod, Android or other USB device, anytime, anywhere
Congratulations to Louis, Iris, Casey, Nang, Beth, Jacke and Sonya! The prizes can either be picked up at the HSPH Helpdesk in Kresge LL15 or we will arrange for delivery.
Based on the strong turnout, we hope to do another Tech Day in the spring.
The HSPH Department of Information Technology welcomes new hire Kevin Brunswick. Kevin joins the Media and Educational Technology Services (METS) team as an educational video production specialist.
Kevin Brunswick, educational video production specialist
Kevin joins us after working the past six years as an independent audio and video producer. He has worked for a variety of clients for documentary, industrial, corporate and live events. Kevin worked with production companies Jamtron and Beryllium and traveled to Scotland, Ireland, China, and Spain with creative staff from inside the travel and education company EF Tours. Kevin has also produced outreach videos for the Harvard Graduate School of Education and flipped classroom video for Suffolk University Law School.
Kevin brings many years of experience with audio-visual technology to HSPH. Prior to embarking on his freelance production career, Kevin managed operations for the sales division of Rule Boston Camera, where he acquired AV equipment installation experience.
Kevin is a graduate of Boston University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in communications with a focus on film production.
Please join us in welcoming Kevin to our technical staff and to the HSPH community!
Kevin is the technical director for a WBUR radio program, podcast, and live event called You’re the Expert where a panel of comedians guess what an academic studies. It’s educational and it’s fun!