April 30, 2021

 

Announcements


Open Office Hour with Erin Driver-Linn, Dean for Education, and Robin Glover, Associate Dean for Student for Student Services

Friday, April 30, 1:00-2:00pm, Zoom

Erin Driver-Linn, Dean for Education, will be joining Robin Glover, Associate Dean for Student Services, for her office hour on April 30 at 1:00. This is a great opportunity for students to drop in to ask questions, provide feedback or just to say hello. Each student who drops in will be allotted about 10 minutes to chat. No appointment is necessary; join by the Zoom link below.

Click here to learn more about: Open Office Hour with Erin Driver-Linn, Dean for Education, and Robin Glover, Associate Dean for Student for Student Services
For more information contact: klbrown@hsph.harvard.edu


Voices in Leadership: Seeking Student Blogger

Thursday, April 29, 2021, 12:00-12:45 p.m. via Zoom

The Voices in Leadership webcast series is seeking a student blogger for our Thursday, April 29th event with John Whyte, Chief Medical Officer of WebMD. The blogger will further the discussion from the event in an article that will be featured on the Voices in Leadership blog on Medium.com. Bloggers can either watch the event in real time or view the recording. Interested in this opportunity? Please email Sherine Andreine Powerful (spowerful@hsph.harvard.edu).

Click here to learn more about: Voices in Leadership: Seeking Student Blogger
For more information contact: spowerful@hsph.harvard.edu


Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund is designed to support students who are experiencing financial strain by mitigating the expense or providing full-support. Should you need assistance, we encourage you to apply. To learn more regarding the application process, visit the fund website.

Click here to learn more about: Student Emergency Fund
For more information contact: financialaid@hsph.harvard.edu


Student Office Hours with Robin Glover, Associate Dean for Student Services

Thursday, May 6, 1-2pm, Zoom

Students are invited to meet with Robin Glover, the Associate Dean for Student Services. Students can introduce themselves or provide a topic for discussion. No appointment is necessary; join by the Zoom link below.

Click here to learn more about: Student Office Hours with Robin Glover, Associate Dean for Student Services
For more information contact: klbrown@hsph.harvard.edu


Countway Library Offers Free Weekly Classes, Workshops & Events

Check the Countway calendar regularly to see what’s happening!

Countway Library offers free classes, workshops and events every week! From manuscript preparation classes and data management workshops to Author Series events and virtual office hours, there’s something for everyone. Bookmark our event calendar at countway.info/Calendar so you never miss a beat!

Click here to learn more about: Countway Library Offers Free Weekly Classes, Workshops & Events


Countway Library’s Harvard Chan Liaison Team is Here for You

Ask us about searching the literature on your topic, the history of medicine, citation and publication support, and more!

Countway liaisons to the Harvard Chan School are a collaborative group of librarian research professionals specializing in all aspects of the research lifecycle, from idea inception and organization to publication and dissemination. Liaisons represent the research & instruction, publishing & data services, access services, and history of medicine & health sciences departments in the library, and are available to Harvard Chan students, faculty, and staff for project, class, and research support.

Click here to learn more about: Countway Library’s Harvard Chan Liaison Team is Here for You


Final Exam Policy

No student should be required to take more than two in-class examinations during any one day of finals week. Students who have more than two in-class exams scheduled during a particular day during the final exams may take their class schedules to the Associate Director for Student Affairs for assistance in arranging for an alternate time for exams in excess of two. Please note that this does not apply for take-home exams. For arrangements or questions please contact: ccronin@hsph.harvard.edu.

For more information contact: ccronin@hsph.harvard.edu


Apply to become a Resident Community Advisor at Shattuck International House

Apply by May 7

Are you passionate about creating a supportive and welcoming community for students at Harvard Chan? Apply to become an RCA at Shattuck International House for the 2021-2022 academic year! RCAs serve an important leadership role by designing exciting and engaging opportunities for networking and engagement, and serving as a resource for residents. For additional information, including eligibility requirements, responsibilities, compensation, and application instructions, visit the website below.

Click here to learn more about: Apply to become a Resident Community Advisor at Shattuck International House
For more information contact: sutherland@hsph.harvard.edu


Apply to Live at Shattuck International House for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Applications open Monday, May 3

Are you looking for an apartment for the 2021-2022 academic year? Apply to live at Shattuck International House! Shattuck International House offers fully furnished 1- and 2-bedroom apartments conveniently located in the Fenway neighborhood. Shattuck is currently under renovation and will open in August 2021 as a newly renovated and refreshed building. We hope to have you join the Shattuck community this fall!

Click here to learn more about: Apply to Live at Shattuck International House for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
For more information contact: housing@hsph.harvard.edu

 

Events


Racism Against Asian Americans: Combatting Hate and Discrimination

Presented jointly with The World from PRX & GBH

Friday April 30, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

What can policymakers and the public do to combat these kinds of incidents and threats? A panel of experts will discuss approaches, laws, resources and strategies to both draw attention to anti-Asian racism in the U.S. and to fight against it.

Click here to learn more about: Racism Against Asian Americans: Combatting Hate and Discrimination
For more information contact: kdweck@hsph.harvard.edu


2021 Health Equity And Leadership Conference

Theme: “The Whole Story: Bringing Our Voices to the Intersection of Public Health and Racism”

Friday April 30, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Sponsored by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellows, the Health Equity and Leadership (HEAL) Conference will feature a keynote address by Rev. Karlene Griffiths Sekou, MPH, followed by workshops on real-world public health approaches and skills. Free admission, but registration required.

Click here to learn more about: 2021 HEAL Conference
For more information contact: odi@hsph.harvard.edu


PublicHealthJobs.org: Virtual Career Fair

Friday April 30, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

PublicHealthJobs.org is hosting a Virtual Career Fair! Whether you’re seeking a full-time job, internship, fellowship, or postdoctoral opportunity in the public health field, this virtual event is an easy, efficient way to connect with employers in real-time. Register today!

Click here to learn more about: PublicHealthJobs.org: Virtual Career Fair
For more information contact: careers@hsph.harvard.edu


Public Health Student Forum

Friday April 30, 2021 – Saturday May 1, 2021
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

This forum is designed to convene public health students across New England to discuss pressing issues in public health and design solutions for them. To register for free please visit: https://hopin.com/events/student_forum-s-first-event-1de21bce-2551-4abd-b0f9-3e3a4c0e6980

Click here to learn more about: Public Health Student Forum
For more information contact: hamedkhachan@hsph.harvard.edu


Grad Bible Study and Fellowship

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia at GSAS

Saturday May 1, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

You’re warmly invited to our weekly graduate Bible study this Saturday evening! We will be continuing our study of the Gospel of Mark; join us afterwards for games. Register for the Zoom link here: https://tinyurl.com/gradbiblestudy

Click here to learn more about: Grad Bible Study and Fellowship
For more information contact: gsas-absk@hcs.harvard.edu


Nutrition and Global Health May Seminar

Is zinc the answer for childhood diarrhea? Recent trial data from Tanzania and India

Monday May 3, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

This seminar will review the global burden of diarrheal disease in children, discuss recent trends in mortality outcomes, and discuss the role of supplemental zinc in improving outcomes for childhood diarrhea based on a recently completed two country trial in Tanzania and India.

Click here to learn more about: Nutrition and Global Health May Seminar
For more information contact: kcarthew@hsph.harvard.edu


Countway Online Workshop – Cite it Right! Footnotes, Endnotes, & Manuscript Preparation

This workshop will focus on avoiding some common problems that can arise when writers do not cite their sources properly.

Monday May 3, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

Join us for an interactive workshop where we consider how and when to integrate information from other research articles, and discus why this must be combined with an understanding of how to appropriately acknowledge the work of others.

Click here to learn more about: Countway Online Workshop – Cite it Right! Footnotes, Endnotes, & Manuscript Preparation


2021 Leadership and Faculty Development Program Conference and Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting

Tuesday May 4, 2021 – Friday May 7, 2021 | 12:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

The LFDP Conference and Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting are designed to provide participants with exposure to, and knowledge of, issues related to health policy and health disparities that impact vulnerable populations.

Click here to learn more about: 2021 Leadership and Faculty Development Program Conference and Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting
For more information contact: jackie_wright@hms.harvard.edu


Student Mental Health Week: Yoga and Meditation Session

Tuesday May 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual
Event Category: Support and Wellness

HCSA is hosting a Beirut-Based Yoga and Mediation session that will be instructed by yoga instructor Hala Okeili. Take this hour to prioritize your mental health as the semester comes to an end! To join on zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/95281846793

For more information contact: nirsrinekawa@hsph.harvard.edu


FXB Center Work-in-Progress Series

Documenting Citizenship: Gendered Impacts of the National Registry of Citizens in India

Tuesday May 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Roshni Chakraborty will present “Documenting Citizenship: Gendered Impacts of the National Registry of Citizens in India.” Roshni Chakraborty is a junior at Harvard College studying Social Studies and Global Health. Her research interests include gender-based violence.

Click here to learn more about: FXB Center Work-in-Progress Series
For more information contact: jasmine_young@hsph.harvard.edu


Chan Pedagogy Fellow Information Session

Tuesday May 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Academic

Interested in becoming a Chan Pedagogy Fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year and want to learn more? Join us on Tuesday, May 4th from 1-2 pm to learn more about the program and application process. Applications are due May 21st and can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/nnk9fvpu

Click here to learn more about: Chan Pedagogy Fellow Information Session
For more information contact: bfrain@hsph.harvard.edu


ODI Community Presentation: Towards Sustainable Diversity Efforts

Tuesday May 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

The Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACDI) Strategic Planning Working Group invites all Harvard Chan students to this presentation on our priorities in the areas of diversity, inclusion and belonging. Q&A session will follow. Advance registration required.

Click here to learn more about: ODI Community Presentation: Towards Sustainable Diversity Efforts
For more information contact: odi@hsph.harvard.edu


MPH Student Drop-in with Anne Occhipinti, Assistant Dean for Professional Education

Tuesday May 4, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

MPH students are invited to drop in to chat with Anne Occhipinti, Assistant Dean for Professional Education, and also introduce themselves to other MPH students who may drop in, ask questions, confer with others, and enjoy an informal space to chat. No appointment necessary.

Click here to learn more about: MPH Student Drop-in with Anne Occhipinti, Assistant Dean for Professional Education


Countway Author Series – Libertie: A Novel by Kaitlyn Greenidge

Named One of the Most-Anticipated Books of 2021 by: O, The Oprah Magazine, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, Harper’s Bazaar, and More!

Tuesday May 4, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

Please join Countway and the HMS Arts and Humanities Initiative for a virtual reading and panel discussion with award-winning author and Guggenheim Fellow Kaitlyn Greenidge! Her new novel, Libertie, is inspired by the life of one of the first Black female doctors in the US.

Click here to learn more about: Countway Author Series – Libertie: A Novel by Kaitlyn Greenidge


Flourishing: From Self-Care to Community Research by Dr. Tyler VanderWeele

Wednesday May 5, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual
Event Category: Support and Wellness

For Student Mental Health Week, Dr. VanderWeele, a professor at T.H. Chan, to speak about incorporating ideas of well-being into academic life, research, and discourse. Join for a great talk and discussion on promoting self-care. Zoom link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/96755104715

For more information contact: himaja_nagireddy@hsph.harvard.edu


Countway Online Workshop – EndNote Essentials

Learn how to save time by using EndNote bibliographic software!

Wednesday May 5, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

Topics include working with EndNote libraries, importing references from databases (e.g. PubMed), and editing manuscripts to specific citation rules (APA, Chicago, JAMA, etc). We will also look at weighing your options in choosing where to publish your research manuscript.

Click here to learn more about: Countway Online Workshop – EndNote Essentials


Medical Racism from 1619 to the Present: History Matters

Wednesday May 5, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Speakers on this panel will examine the roots in slavery of contemporary African American mistrust of the healthcare system, the lack of trust in medical providers fostered by experiences of everyday racism, and the African American community’s long dependence, born of necessity,

Click here to learn more about: Medical Racism from 1619 to the Present: History Matters
For more information contact: events@radcliffe.harvard.edu


The 2021 President’s Innovation Challenge Virtual Awards Ceremony

Wednesday May 5, 2021 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

Join the Harvard Innovation Labs on May 5 from 5-6pm ET. At the event, 25 teams will pitch their ventures for a share of $510,000, generously funded by the Bertarelli Foundation. There are two finalists from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Come cheer them on!

Click here to learn more about: The 2021 President’s Innovation Challenge Virtual Awards Ceremony
For more information contact: i-lab@harvard.edu


Building Better Programs for Young Children: Advancing the Evidence on Early Child Development in Low- and Middle- Income Countries

Thursday May 6, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

On Thursday May 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM ET, the Department of Global Health and Population will host a special seminar featuring Aisha Yousafzai, Associate Professor of Global Health. Please register at https://hsph.me/child-development This event is open to the Harvard Community.

Click here to learn more about: Building Better Programs for Young Children: Advancing the Evidence on Early Child Development in Low- and Middle- Income Countries
For more information contact: ghp@hsph.harvard.edu


Mental Health Town Hall

Thursday May 6, 2021 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual
Event Category: Support and Wellness

Join the Mental Health Town Hall to talk with CAHMS about current and future counseling services. Register to RSVP and for free food: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0qyHEpamkRnvU5o?Q_CHL=qr Zoom link for the event: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/8198580065

For more information contact: hanchoi@hsph.harvard.edu


CCDD ID Epi Spring Seminar Series: Engineering the host-pathogen interface.

Thursday May 6, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Presented by Dr. Bryan Bryson, Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Click here to learn more about: CCDD ID Epi Spring Seminar Series: Engineering the host-pathogen interface.


Salary Negotiation: Applied Practice Workshop

Hosted by Women in Leadership and Office of Career and Professional Development

Thursday May 6, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

In this session, learn when and how to advocate for yourself with an employer and practice with classmates in a low-stakes environment. Discussion will also cover average salary figures for HSPH graduates and the power of talking about income with your colleagues.

Click here to learn more about: Salary Negotiation: Applied Practice Workshop
For more information contact: jmccann@hsph.harvard.edu


Countway Online Workshop – Zotero: An Alternative to EndNote

If you’ve been wondering how you can manage your citations, but aren’t really feeling EndNote (and EndNote’s price tag), look into Zotero!

Thursday May 6, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

Zotero is a user-friendly, powerful, and FREE bibliographic management tool. This tutorial will go over the basics of Zotero and demonstrate how easy it is to download, organize, and collect citations (and articles) from PubMed and elsewhere.

Click here to learn more about: Countway Online Workshop – Zotero: An Alternative to EndNote


The Pandemic in Pakistan: Realigning our Focus

RSVP: https://forms.gle/qWLX7kx6sGUJp8Ax7

Friday May 7, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Dr. Aamir Jafarey will speak to how the faculty of Pakistan’s only Centre of Biomedical Ethics reacted to the challenges of the pandemic. He will touch on the ethical allocation of scarce resources and how a transplant centre morphed into a front-line COVID-19 centre.

Click here to learn more about: The Pandemic in Pakistan: Realigning our Focus
For more information contact: ehentschel@g.harvard.edu


HIV Working Group

Friday May 7, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Exploring the elevation in mortality among people with HIV

Click here to learn more about: HIV Working Group
For more information contact: jemar.bather@g.harvard.edu


Careers in Humanitarianism Webinar: Niamh Gibbons and Emma Kenny

Tuesday May 11, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

On May 11 at 1:00 PM, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) will host a webinar on Careers in Humanitarianism, featuring HHI Team Members Niamh Gibbons and Emma Kenny.

Click here to learn more about: Careers in Humanitarianism Webinar: Niamh Gibbons and Emma Kenny
For more information contact: hhi@harvard.edu


Vaccine Equity and Efficacy in the United States and the World

Tuesday May 11, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

As efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines intensify across the globe, how can we ensure that equity and access are prioritized? This panel seeks to address the challenges and opportunities of equitable public health strategies around COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Click here to learn more about: Vaccine Equity and Efficacy in the United States and the World
For more information contact: events@radcliffe.harvard.edu


Practical Considerations for Managing Sensitive Data

Research Data Management Seminar Series

Wednesday May 12, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Academic

This webinar will address conflicts that can arise when attempting to balance the protection of data with expectations for open data, such as restrictive language in data use agreements, IRB protocols, and consent forms.

Click here to learn more about: Practical Considerations for Managing Sensitive Data


MPH Student Drop-in with Anne Occhipinti, Assistant Dean for Professional Education

Wednesday May 12, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

MPH students are invited to drop in to chat with Anne Occhipinti, Assistant Dean for Professional Education, and also introduce themselves to other MPH students who may drop in, ask questions, confer with others, and enjoy an informal space to chat. No appointment necessary.

Click here to learn more about: MPH Student Drop-in with Anne Occhipinti, Assistant Dean for Professional Education
For more information contact: tamorgan@hsph.harvard.edu