February 25, 2022

 

Announcements


 

CAMHS Cares Line

Did you know? The CAMHS Cares line 617-495-2042 is a 24/7 support line for Harvard students who have mental health concerns, whether they are in immediate distress or not. Anytime, students can follow the prompts to talk with a CAMHS Cares Counselor about a difficult challenge or mental health issue.

Click here to learn more about: CAMHS Cares Line
For more information contact: tcousineau@huhs.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


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 is an amazing opportunity to learn about the media and public health from one of the leading health journalists in the United States! Joanne Kenen has led health care coverage as the health care editor at large and executive editor for health at Politico. She is a frequent public speaker and moderator and a regular on Kaiser Health News podcast, “What the Health.” Her work has also appeared in Washington Post, Kaiser Health News, The Atlantic, Slate, AARP Magazine, National Journal, Washingtonian, Health Affairs, and the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Early in her career, Kenen reported from Latin America and the Caribbean, New York, and Florida for Reuters.

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. Deadline is Friday, March 4, 2022.

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


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


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 exam period may take their class schedules to the Associate Director for Student Affairs for assistance in arranging for an alternate time for all exams in excess of two (Student Handbook, pg 17). Please note that this does not apply for ‘take-home’ exams.

Click here to learn more about: Final Exam Policy
For more information contact: ccronin@hsph.harvard.edu


Stress Free Finals Programs and Resources

Monday, March 7th – Thursday, March 10th

The Office for Student Affairs is offering free stress reducing programs during Spring 1 finals. Feel free to join us for coffee/tea breaks in the Kresge Atrium on Monday 3/7–Thursday 3/10 at 10am, or stop by the Kresge Atrium on Tuesday from 1-2pm to spin the stress-less wheel to win a free giveaway. Check out Countway Cuddles on Monday and Thursday or Laughter Yoga on Wednesday at 1pm with the Center for Wellness. For the full list of activities check out Engage Stress Free Finals.

Click here to learn more about: Stress Free Finals Programs and Resources
For more information contact: studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu


The Geneva Challenge 2022: The Challenges of Poverty Reduction

Registration closes on April 20, 2022; Submissions due by July 13, 2022

The Geneva Challenge, hosted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, invites master students in teams of 3-5 to develop analysis-based proposals on “The Challenges of Poverty Reduction”. Master students from all academic programs and anywhere in the world are invited to submit an 8,000 word proposal of helpful strategic recommendations for an interdisciplinary solution, crossing traditional boundaries between academic principles. Five prizes, one per continent.

Click here to learn more about: The Geneva Challenge 2022: The Challenges of Poverty Reduction
For more information contact: klbrown@hsph.harvard.edu


Get involved with the Countway Community Garden

Love the 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 from the Harvard Longwood Campus who are willing to join us for monthly Zoom meetings and several garden-related projects throughout the year. Visit countway.info/garden to apply to join the Garden Advisory Team, sign up as a volunteer, or explore other ways to get involved!

Click here to learn more about: Get involved with the Countway Community Garden
For more information contact: countwaycommunitygarden@hms.harvard.edu

 

Events


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


Study Break with GSAS ABSK: Bible Study and Dinner Fellowship

Sponsored by Harvard GSC

Saturday February 26, 2022 | 7:00 PM
In-person | Location: MIT Stata Center (building 32), room 155
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

Grad students! You’re invited to our study break dinner and Bible study this Saturday at 7pm, as we continue our study of the Gospel of Mark. This event is co-hosted by MIT ABSK Grad. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/gradbiblestudy as required by MIT’s COVID guidelines.

Click here to learn more about: Study Break with GSAS ABSK: Bible Study and Dinner Fellowship
For more information contact: gsas-absk@hcs.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

Leading and Advancing Health Equity During Times of Uncertainty

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

Speaker: Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG, President and CEO, Morehouse School of Medicine. The Yerby Diversity Lecture brings distinguished minority scientists and scholars to Harvard Chan School to speak on important health topics. Free and open to the public.

Click here to learn more about: Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health
For more information contact: odi@hsph.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


GHP Thursday Brown Bag Seminar

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

Join GHP on Zoom for our weekly Thursday Brown Bag Series! On March 3, 2022, Kibrom Tafere will present “Saving Lives Through Technology: Mobile Phones and Infant Mortality”. Tafere serves as an Economist within the Development Research Group at the World Bank.

Click here to learn more about: GHP Thursday Brown Bag Seminar
For more information contact: jmajanoguevara@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


Leveraging Design Thinking for Healthcare Innovation

Led by MGH Springboard Studio Director Dr. Kristian Olson

Friday March 4, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

During the session, Dr. Olson will speak about how to use and leverage design thinking in the context of healthcare innovation. This will include examples of outputs in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) as well as in the Mass General system. There will be time for Q&A.

Click here to learn more about: Leveraging Design Thinking for Healthcare Innovation
For more information contact: ISpeers@hsph.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


A Multi-Level Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia

SBS Department Seminar

Monday March 7, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Speaker: Electra D. Paskett, Ph.D., Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research at The Ohio State University

Click here to learn more about: A Multi-Level Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia
For more information contact: danielchoi@hsph.harvard.edu


Reporting on the Psychedelic Legal Renaissance

Tuesday March 8, 2022 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

This panel features four journalists at the forefront of the psychedelics renaissance who will discuss their roles reporting on the social and legal implications of concerning psychedelic legal reform.

Click here to learn more about: Reporting on the Psychedelic Legal Renaissance
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


Careers in Humanitarianism

Featuring Emily Ing and Michael de St. Aubin

Tuesday March 8, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative for a Careers in Humanitarianism Webinar. Our panelists will describe their current humanitarian work, chat about their careers in the sector, and field questions from attendees. This event is free and open to all.

Click here to learn more about: Careers in Humanitarianism
For more information contact: hhi@harvard.edu


A Physician’s Duty to Treat: Rethinking Medical Ethics in Carceral Spaces

Part of the “Medical Justice and the Carceral State” Event Series

Tuesday March 8, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Incarcerated people in the U.S. suffer disproportionately from chronic health conditions, their acute medical needs often go unmet. Join us on Thursday, March 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET for the second event of the four-part series, “Medical Justice and the Carceral State.” No ‘2022/03/10 12:00 13:30 Virtual https://fxb.harvard.edu/event/a-physicians-duty-to-treat-rethinking-medical-ethics-in-carceral-spaces/ ejsafraevents@fas.harvard.edu Veronica Lewin vlewin@hsph.harvard.edu

Click here to learn more about: A Physician’s Duty to Treat: Rethinking Medical Ethics in Carceral Spaces
For more information contact: hhi@harvard.edu