February 11, 2022

 

Announcements


Interested in Applying to Register your Harvard Chan Student Organization?

TODAY Deadline: February 11 at 5pm for Spring Registration

Student organizations are a vital part of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and greatly enhance the cultural, social, and intellectual life on campus. The Office for Student Affairs formally registers student organizations on campus.

Click here to learn more about: Interested in Applying to Register your Harvard Chan Student Organization?
For more information contact: delacerda@hsph.harvard.edu


12th Annual Tashjian Award: Call for Nominations

Submissions due by March 25th

The Armen H. Tashjian, Jr. Award was established to recognize scholars early in their careers who are pursuing novel areas of discovery in endocrine and related areas of research. The recipient will be a junior faculty member with an appointment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, or the Harvard Dental School, who is pursuing innovative research ideas in basic biomedical science relevant to endocrinology.

Click here to learn more about: 12th Annual Tashjian Award: Call for Nominations
For more information contact: tkelleher@hsph.harvard.edu


Summer Short Course: “Emotional Well-Being and Physical Health”

Hosted by the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness and University College London

Interested in the relationship between emotional well-being and physical health? This five-day course, targeting junior scholars (junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows) and doctoral-level graduate students, will provide attendees with a systematic and rigorous overview of the topic, drawing on a variety of empirical methods with careful consideration of measurement issues. The course runs July 11-15, 2022, with plans to gather in person in London. Apply by April 15.

Click here to learn more about: Summer Short Course: “Emotional Well-Being and Physical Health”
For more information contact: centerhealthhappiness@hsph.harvard.edu


Book Office Hours with Stephen Benjamin, 44th Mayor of Columbia, SC (2010-2022)

Senior Leadership Fellows mentor students who aspire to similar roles and collaborate with renowned academic colleagues, exploring important issues pertaining to strategic decision-making and leadership development in public health. Senior Leadership Fellows are in residence on campus for approximately 9 weeks. Our Current Fellow is Stephen Benjamin, 44th Mayor of Columbia, SC (2010-2022). Please follow the link below to book an on-campus or virtual meeting with Mayor Benjamin.

Click here to learn more about: Book Office Hours with Stephen Benjamin, 44th Mayor of Columbia, SC (2010-2022)
For more information contact: smangane@hsph.harvard.edu


Student Office Hours with Maritza Hernandez, Associate Dean for Student Services

Students are invited to meet with Maritza Hernandez, the Associate Dean for Student Services. Students can introduce themselves to her or provide a topic for discussion. An appointment can be made via one of the following Calendly links: Virtual meeting or  In-Person meeting

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


Open Office Hours with Lilu Barbosa

All Harvard Chan students are invited to virtual open office hours with Lilu Barbosa, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Officer. Stop by to introduce yourself, ask questions, or bring ideas! No appointment necessary; just click on the link below to join.

Click here to learn more about: Open Office Hours with Lilu Barbosa
For more information contact: lbarbosa@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: msilvernail@hsph.harvard.edu


Summer Internship Program

Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness

Interested in the links between physical health and psychological well-being? The Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness is seeking applications for its 2022 Summer Internship Program. Students will be placed with Center researchers and/or Science Affiliates working on projects related to the Center’s mission. Apply by Friday, February 18.

Click here to learn more about: Summer Internship Program
For more information contact: centerhealthhappiness@hsph.harvard.edu


Counseling and Mental Health Services Virtual Groups and Workshops

Check out the virtual workshops and groups at CAMHS this semester! There’s something for everyone. Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Mindfulness, Affinity Support Groups, and more. See the CAMHS calendar for current listings.

Click here to learn more about: Counseling and Mental Health Services Virtual Groups and Workshops
For more information contact: tcousineau@huhs.harvard.edu


Reminder: Apply for Intensive Summer Course on Migration and Refugee Studies in Greece

The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, in collaboration with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and with the support of the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece and the U.S, is offering a three-week intensive, interdisciplinary, summer course on migration and refugee studies in Greece. Harvard graduate students across all schools and degree programs may apply. Applications are due February 15, 2022.

Click here to learn more about: Reminder: Apply for Intensive Summer Course on Migration and Refugee Studies in Greece
For more information contact: vdigidik@hsph.harvard.edu


Long Story Short Award

Calling all graduate student writers!

Want to have your short stories or poetry printed around the world on short story dispensers? Do you also like cash prizes? Check out the Long Story Short Award! Submissions close February 21st. Learn more and enter at https://countway.info/lssa22.

Click here to learn more about: Long Story Short Award


Countway Cuddles Pet Therapy is Back!

Take a break with Cooper & Bodhi

Feeling stressed? Come join us on the first floor of Countway Library every Monday (12:30-1:30pm) and Thursday (1-1:45pm) to pet our certified therapy dogs! No registration necessary, drop-ins welcome.

Click here to learn more about: Countway Cuddles Pet Therapy is Back!


The Media and the Message: Understanding the Media Landscape and Its Impact on Public Health Taught by Joanne Kenen

Meets on three Fridays: March 25, April 1 and April 8, from 8:30-10 am | Kresge 200 (on campus participation required)

This three-part noncredit course will focus on the changes in the American media landscape, and how they affect public health. The course will start with a quick history of politics and the press, and then dive into the erosion of local news (print and TV) and how that affects government accountability, community connection – and health care and public health, both prior to and during the pandemic. Next we will address trends in national news, including the increasing politicization in the “post-fact world,” and how that deepened and prolonged the pandemic. Finally we will explore the “new news” – emerging models in both for-profit and nonprofit news, some of it centering on health or underrepresented communities – as well as efforts to improve news literacy, push back against disinformation and rebuild trust. Discussions throughout will focus on identifying the lessons and opportunities for public health. There will be a few brief suggested readings, and participants will be asked to keep a short media journal designed to get them out of their information bubbles and prompt them to read and watch the news more critically. There will also be an optional opportunity to write a blog sharing insights from the course for potential publication on the Harvard Chan website.

Registration Note: Enrollment in “The Media and the Message” is limited and by permission of the instructor. To apply, please submit a one paragraph statement of your interest in the course and relevant background, if any, to Julie Shample at julie@lawrencesummers.com.

For more information contact: julie@lawrencesummers.com

 

Events


Should Alexa Diagnose Alzheimer’s?: A Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium

Friday February 11, 2022 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

As this technology merges with wearables, such as the Apple Watch or FitBit, it may become possible to diagnose a wide range of diseases, including Alzhiemer’s. But should it? Join us for an event addressing this important question.

Click here to learn more about: Should Alexa Diagnose Alzheimer’s?: A Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


Harvard T.H. Chan Public Health Spring Virtual Internship & Practicum Fair

Registration is required, so register on Brazen today!

Friday February 11, 2022 | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

The Offices of Career and Professional Development & Field Education and Practice are excited to announce our Spring Public Health Virtual Internship & Practicum Fair! Connect with leading Public Health employers & practicum host organizations.

Click here to learn more about: Harvard T.H. Chan Public Health Spring Virtual Internship & Practicum Fair
For more information contact: Careers@hsph.harvard.edu


Grad Bible Study and Fellowship

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia at GSAS

Saturday February 12, 2022 | 7:00 PM
In-person | Location: MIT (specific location TBD)
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

You’re warmly invited to our weekly graduate Bible study this Saturday at 7pm. MIT ABSK Grad is inviting us to join them at MIT (specific location is TBD); rides are available. We’d love to get to know you over games after! Please register at https://tinyurl.com/gradbiblestudy.

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


Harvard Library Celebrates Love Data Week 2022

International Love Data Week is the celebration of data

Monday February 14, 2022 – Friday February 18, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

Data is for everyone! Wait … data are for everyone? Either way, Love Data Week 2022 is about how different folks use data. Love Data Week is dedicated to spreading awareness of the importance of research data. Join us for a week of events focused on the people side of data!

Click here to learn more about: Harvard Library Celebrates Love Data Week 2022
For more information contact: julie_goldman@harvard.edu


Build Back Fairer

Monday February 14, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Taking action to reduce health inequalities is a matter of social justice. In developing strategies for tackling health inequalities we need to confront the social gradient in health not just the difference between the worst off and everybody else.

Click here to learn more about: Build Back Fairer
For more information contact: danielchoi@hsph.harvard.edu


Rose Service Learning Fellowship Application and Information Session

Spring application cycle now open

Monday February 14, 2022 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Academic

Harvard Chan students and post-docs are welcome to apply for funding for U.S. and global service learning projects. Awards up to $10,000 for Spring 2022 cycle. Application deadline: Friday, April 8 (12 noon). Information session on Monday, February 14 at 5 p.m.

Click here to learn more about: Rose Service Learning Fellowship Application and Information Session
For more information contact: rosefellowship@hsph.harvard.edu


Workshop: Introduction to Unconscious Bias

Tuesday February 15, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

All of us have unconscious biases that may prevent us from making equitable, inclusive decisions. Join us as we explore what unconscious bias is and how it manifests in the workplace.

Click here to learn more about: Workshop: Introduction to Unconscious Bias
For more information contact: eknight@hsph.harvard.edu


Incarceration and Its Impact on Health

Tuesday February 15, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Please join us for a panel discussion on the impact incarceration has on health. This event is the first of a four-part series on medical justice and the carceral state. Please visit the event page to learn more.

Click here to learn more about: Incarceration and Its Impact on Health
For more information contact: vlewin@hsph.harvard.edu


Spring 2022 Town Hall Meeting – Ask the Deans

Wednesday February 16, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

HCSA would like to invite you to our virtual Spring 2022 Town Hall with the Deans. This is an opportunity to hear directly from the Deans on issues that matter to you. Please submit your questions in advance via this survey link: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d

Click here to learn more about: Spring 2022 Town Hall Meeting – Ask the Deans
For more information contact: sfilson@hsph.harvard.edu


Exporting Mayhem: Suing Gun Manufacturers in the US to Stop Violence in Mexico

Thursday February 17, 2022 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

This panel will combine discussion of the nature of public health crises created by gun violence in both the United States and Mexico; the legal rules regarding gun ownership and regulation; and the arguments being advanced in the specific litigation.

Click here to learn more about: Exporting Mayhem: Suing Gun Manufacturers in the US to Stop Violence in Mexico
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


Black History Month Button Making

Thursday February 17, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
In-person | Location: Countway first floor
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

Come in and join us for a make-your-own-button session! In honor of Black History Month, we’ll be creating buttons inspired by notable Black artists, activists, authors, medical professionals, and more. Choose from a range of images, or bring your own! Drop-ins welcome.

Click here to learn more about: Black History Month Button Making


Thursday Brown Bag Series

Shared Decision-Making: Can Improved Counseling Increase Willingness to Pay for Modern Contraceptives?

Thursday February 17, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join the Department of Global Health and Population on Zoom for our weekly Thursday Brown Bag Series. On February 17th, Berk Özler, PhD, will present “Shared Decision-Making: Can Improved Counseling Increase Willingness to Pay for Modern Contraceptives?”.

Click here to learn more about: Thursday Brown Bag Series
For more information contact: jmajanoguevara@hsph.harvard.edu


CCDD ID Epi Seminar Series

Policy Modeling for SARS-CoV-2: Screening, Prevention, and Vaccination

Thursday February 17, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Presented by A. David Paltiel, Professor at the Public Health Modeling Unit, Yale School of Public Health.

Click here to learn more about: CCDD ID Epi Seminar Series
For more information contact: thira@hsph.harvard.edu


Team Trivia Night

Thursday February 17, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

Join us for Thursday Trivia! Form a team ahead of time or join a team on the night. Compete for prizes and bragging rights! Hosted by the Office for Student Affairs.

Click here to learn more about: Team Trivia Night


Families, Substance Use Disorder, and the Courts: Is Compassion Consistent with Accountability?

Tuesday February 22, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

This discussion will examine innovations in family law contexts, such as divorce, child custody, and care and dependency cases, that promote safety and recovery while emphasizing compassion and support for parents.

Click here to learn more about: Families, Substance Use Disorder, and the Courts: Is Compassion Consistent with Accountability?
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


Countway Cinema presents Mission: JOY

Tuesday February 22, 2022 | 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

Join us for a virtual screening and Zoom discussion of the deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny documentary about the unlikely friendship of Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama. Discussion led by Rev. Dr. Monica Sanford, Assistant Dean for Multireligious Ministry at HDS.

Click here to learn more about: Countway Cinema presents Mission: JOY


Online Workshop: Reproducible Research with the Open Science Framework

Winter 2022 Research Data Management Seminar Series

Wednesday February 23, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

This virtual workshop will provide a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into your current workflows. First, we will demonstrate some of the key functionalities of the tool. Then you will have a chance to create an active project in OSF.

Click here to learn more about: Online Workshop: Reproducible Research with the Open Science Framework
For more information contact: julie_goldman@harvard.edu


Everything That Doctors Want to Know About Reproductive Rights Litigation, But Are Too Afraid to Ask

Wednesday February 23, 2022 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Current and past abortion legislation and court rulings have profound effects on health care providers’ ability to care. This event aims to answer the questions health care providers might have about legal doctrine around abortion and what it means for their practice.

Click here to learn more about: Everything That Doctors Want to Know About Reproductive Rights Litigation, But Are Too Afraid to Ask
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu