February 18, 2022

 

Announcements


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


Health Insurance Tax Forms

Tax forms and information you may need when filing taxes if you are enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Click here to learn more about: Health Insurance Tax Forms
For more information contact: mservices@huhs.harvard.edu


Health Insurance Dependent Enrollment for Spring Term

Deadline to enroll dependents is 2/28. Enrollment and renewal is not automatic.

Click here to learn more about: Health Insurance Dependent Enrollment for Spring Term
For more information contact: mservices@huhs.harvard.edu


DrPH Alumni Spotlight – February 2022

The DrPH alumni have parlayed their degrees into multiple career paths. To stay connected with our growing number of DrPH alumns and illustrate what they have done after receiving their degree, we have created a DrPH Alumni Spotlight. Through this, we will spotlight alumni, their current work, the work they completed while in the program, and how they translated the concepts in the DrPH Program into their current careers. February’s DrPH Alumni Spotlight is on Kuanysh Yergaliyev, DrPH ’19!

Click here to learn more about: DrPH Alumni Spotlight – February 2022
For more information contact: gwilliams@hsph.harvard.edu


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 Library 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 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!


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


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


Join Us For A Fun Bingo Game On Social Media

Harvard Chan Third Annual Giving Day on March 2nd!

Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health third annual Giving Day is on March 2nd! Join us to play bingo and share the fun! Take a photo or video of yourself doing any bingo activity (click link to see the Bingo card), post it to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #HarvardChanGivingDay and you’ll be entered to win school gear. Don’t forget to post on social media before March 2nd, 2022. *Please make sure your social media account is a public account so we can see you!

Click here to learn more about: Join Us For A Fun Bingo Game On Social Media
For more information contact: givingday@hsph.harvard.edu


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


Global Mental Health Fellowship (Uganda)

New Community Engaged Learning Fellowship Application due March 1

A new summer fellowship opportunity ($8000) in Uganda is available for two students interested in community engaged learning. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2022 at 12 noon. Students graduating in March 2023 or later are eligible to apply. Due to in-person cohort meetings before and after the summer, applicants must be enrolled in a residential (not online) program at Harvard Chan.

Click here to learn more about: Global Mental Health Fellowship (Uganda)


Herbert S. Winokur, Jr. Fellowship in Public Health for the Mississippi Delta

New Community Engaged Learning Fellowship Application due March 4

A new summer fellowship opportunity ($7,500) in Jackson, Mississippi is available for two students interested in community engaged learning. Students will work with the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi. The deadline for applications is March 4, 2022 at 12 noon. Students graduating in March 2023 or later are eligible to apply. Due to in-person cohort meetings before and after the summer, applicants must be enrolled in a residential (not online) program at Harvard Chan.

Click here to learn more about: Herbert S. Winokur, Jr. Fellowship in Public Health for the Mississippi Delta


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 InPerson meeting

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


Long Story Short Award: Deadline Monday!

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 this Monday, February 21st at 11:59pm EST. Learn more and enter at https://countway.info/lssa22.

Click here to learn more about: Long Story Short Award: Deadline Monday!


Join the Garden Advisory Team

Love the Countway Community Garden? Join us to help it grow!

The Countway Outreach Office is assembling a Garden Advisory Team to help support the mission and vision of the garden, including a number of exciting new initiatives in the 2022 season. We’re looking for 8-10 new members including students, faculty, and staff from the Harvard Longwood Campus and affiliate hospitals who are willing to join us for monthly Zoom meetings as well as several garden-related projects throughout the year. Apply today!

Click here to learn more about: Join the Garden Advisory Team


Countway Communiqué Newsletter

New issue out now!

The newest issue of Countway Communiqué, Countway Library’s official bi-weekly newsletter, is now available! In it we share important service updates, resources, stories, news and events to help the Longwood Campus community get the most out of Countway. To learn more, read past issues, and subscribe to the newsletter, visit countway.info/ccnewsletter.

Click here to learn more about: Countway Communiqué Newsletter


Harvard Chan Convocation Student Speaker Contest

Brainstorming Workshops

Each year, one graduating student is selected to deliver a speech at convocation that focuses on a central theme relevant to the graduating class. In order to help you brainstorm and draft ideas for your speech, the Office of Career and Professional Development is holding a 2-part workshop on Reflecting On Your Public Health Journey and Telling Your Public Health Story. You are welcome to attend even if you don’t plan to submit a speech. Please register on Engage for both sessions.

Click here to learn more about: Harvard Chan Convocation Student Speaker Contest
For more information contact: skrishnan@hsph.harvard.edu

 

Events


Grad Bible Study and Dinner Fellowship

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia at GSAS

Saturday February 19, 2022 | 7:00 PM
In-person | Location: MIT Stata Center (building 32), room 155
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

You’re invited to our weekly grad Bible study this Saturday at 7pm, as we continue our study of the Gospel of Mark. MIT ABSK Grad is inviting us to join them at the Stata Center, room 155; rides are available. We’d love to get to know you over dinner after! Please register below.

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


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


Virtual Film Screening and Discussion of the Documentary “Mission: JOY”

Presented by Countway Cinema

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 a 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: Virtual Film Screening and Discussion of the Documentary “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


HUECU America Saves Webinar

HUECU invites you to their America Saves Week webinars!

Wednesday February 23, 2022 – Thursday February 24, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

Join HUECU’s upcoming webinars Improving Money Habits on Wednesday, February 23rd, and Debt Repayment (in English and Spanish) on Thursday, February 24th. Register at www.huecu.org/America-Saves All attendees will receive

Click here to learn more about: HUECU America Saves Webinar
For more information contact: Dominique_Verdieu@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


CCDD ID Epi Seminar Series

An interdisciplinary approach to biosurveillance and understanding spillover from bats

Thursday February 24, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Presented by Wanda Markotter, professor at the Centre for Viral Zoonoses at the University of Pretoria.

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


Team Trivia Night

Thursday February 24, 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


HCSA Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Saturday February 26, 2022 | 1:00 PM
In-person | Location: Westin Ski Track
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

Join us for some winter outdoor fun! Weston Ski Track is less than 10 miles from downtown Boston and 1.3 mile walk from the Riverside Green Line T stop. Tickets and rental (subsidized by HCSA) are $15 per person. All levels welcome! Feel free to contact Ivy with any questions.

Click here to learn more about: HCSA Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
For more information contact: ivylin@hsph.harvard.edu


Industry 101 Series: Business Development

Monday February 28, 2022 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Business Development Want to learn about the business of pharmaceutical collaboration, acquisition, and partnership? Come learn about Prakash Raman’s decades of Business Development Experience!

Click here to learn more about: Industry 101 Series: Business Development
For more information contact: aafeyan@g.harvard.edu


HUECU Home Buying Forum

Tuesday March 1, 2022 – Thursday March 3, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

If you’re in the market to purchase a home, HUECU will guide you every step of the way. From March 1st through the 3rd, HUECU is hosting a virtual Home Buying Forum open to all.

Click here to learn more about: HUECU Home Buying Forum
For more information contact: Dominique_Verdieu@harvard.edu


Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health

Valerie Montgomery Rice, President and CEO, Morehouse School of Medicine

Tuesday March 1, 2022 – Thursday March 3, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Topic: “Leading and Advancing Health Equity during Times of Uncertainty.” Named in honor of African-American public health pioneer Alonzo Smythe Yerby, the Lecture brings distinguished minority scientists and scholars to Harvard Chan School to speak on important health topics. No ‘2022/03/02 13:00 14:00 Virtual https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/diversity/event/yerby-diversity-lecture-in-public-health-2/ odi@hsph.harvard.edu Manny Lim mlim@hsph.harvard.edu

Click here to learn more about: Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health
For more information contact: Dominique_Verdieu@harvard.edu


Stress Less, Sleep More Workshop

Thursday March 3, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
In-person | Location: Kresge 200
Event Category: Support and Wellness

Stress and sleep impact our health and performance. This workshop will cover how to take make lasting changes no matter what your life looks like or how busy you are. We’ll discuss specific strategies including nutrition tips, technology usage, breathing exercises, and more.

Click here to learn more about: Stress Less, Sleep More Workshop
For more information contact: ccronin@hsph.harvard.edu


CCDD ID Epi Seminar Series

Pathogen evolution in a vaccinated world

Thursday March 3, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Presented by Andrew F. Read, Director of Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology, and Eberly Professor of Biotechnology at Pennsylvania State University.

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


2021-2022 Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lectureship

Medicine and Public Health: Persistent Challenges and Opportunities

Thursday March 3, 2022 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP) invites you to attend the 2021-2022 Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lecture on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, 2-3pm (EST). With Keynote Speaker, Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD

Click here to learn more about: 2021-2022 Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lectureship
For more information contact: jorge_fortin@hms.harvard.edu


Next in Climate Change

Friday March 4, 2022 | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

“Next in Climate Change” will examine the emerging scientific research and implications of climate change on global health, ranging from cancer to pandemics; impacts on particularly vulnerable populations; and approaches to mitigation for the results of climate change.

Click here to learn more about: Next in Climate Change
For more information contact: events@radcliffe.harvard.edu