February 4, 2022

 

Announcements


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


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: Intensive Summer Course on Migration and Refugee Studies in Greece
For more information contact: vdigidik@hsph.harvard.edu


Interested in Applying to Register your Harvard Chan Student Organization?

Application 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


February Team Trivia Nights

Thursdays February 10, 17, and 24 at 7:30 PM

Gather your crew, roommates, classmates, friends…or come and join a team on the night. Teams of 4 will compete for prizes, movie tickets, and bragging rights! Trivia will be virtual for February and we hope to offer in-person trivia when possible. Trivia nights are hosted by the Office for Student Affairs. More information and RSVP available on Engage.

Click here to learn more about: February Team Trivia Nights.


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


Professional Headshots – reserve a slot!

Reserve your slot on Feb. 2, Feb. 3, Feb. 11 or Feb. 14

Come get your professional headshot taken to use for your LinkedIn profiles, websites, bios, or other materials. Please reserve a 15-minute time slot on CareerConnect. Reserve your slot on Feb. 2, Feb. 3, Feb. 11 or Feb. 14. All covid safety protocols must be followed except for briefly removing masks while photos are taken. Individual photos only. This event is co-hosted by the Office for Student Affairs and the Office of Career and Professional Development. More information at the link below.

Click here to learn more about: Professional Headshots – reserve a slot!


All Harvard Graduate Sports Tournament

Deadline to sign up is Friday Feb 4th at 5pm

Join us February 6th for the first ever intramural sports tournament open to all Harvard graduate and professional students! This is a pilot event for the upcoming all Harvard graduate intramural sports league. There will be two divisions: Competitive and Casual and you may register for one of 5v5 futsal or 3v3 basketball. If you don’t have a full team then that’s ok! You can register with friends as a small group, or as a free agent and be assigned to a team with other free agents/small groups.

Click here to learn more about: All Harvard Graduate Sports Tournament
For more information contact: gsas.athletics@gmail.com


Empower: food and body workshop

4-part series over zoom beginning 2/8 To sign up, email Meg at mschrier@huhs.Harvard.edu or Nyssa nboardman@huhs.Harvard.edu

Click here to learn more about: Empower: food and body workshop
For more information contact: mschrier@huhs.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


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 Celebrates Black History Month

Please join Countway Library for a variety of February events in honor of Black History Month!

Explore the legacy of Carter G. Woodson (founder of ASALH and the “Father of Black History”), learn about the importance of Black medical illustrations from Forbes-featured medical illustrator Chidiebere Ibe, create your own buttons featuring famous Black Americans throughout history, and join us for a deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny documentary on the unlikely friendship between the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu. Learn more at https://countway.info/bhm22.

Click here to learn more about: Countway Celebrates Black History Month
For more information contact: countwayoutreach@hms.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!


Countway Textbook Survey

Students: help us help you!

Here at Countway, we know your education is expensive and that textbook costs certainly aren’t helping. As part of our efforts to address this issue, we’re asking students to share how much you’ve spent on books this semester. There are two poster boards located at the entrances to Countway Library – come check them out before February 8th and share your total!

For more information contact: countwayckm@hms.harvard.libanswers.com

 

Events


Open Office Hours with Lilu Barbosa

Friday February 4, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

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


Single Circulating Vesicle Analysis for Early Cancer Detection

Friday February 4, 2022 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Exosomes and other circulating extracellular vesicles in peripheral blood have emerged as potential biomarkers for cancer. This presentation will review the background, technical capabilities of different assays and theoretical considerations to enable early cancer detection.

Click here to learn more about: Single Circulating Vesicle Analysis for Early Cancer Detection
For more information contact: cgcp@hsph.harvard.edu


Grad Bible Study and Game Fellowship

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia at GSAS

Saturday February 5, 2022 | 7:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

You’re warmly invited to our weekly graduate Bible study this Saturday at 7 pm. This week we will be meeting over Zoom to watch a documentary on Amy Carmichael, a missionary to India. We’d love to get to know you over games after! Please register at the link below.

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


Countway Cuddles Pet Therapy

Feeling stressed? Come pet Cooper the yellow lab!

Monday February 7, 2022 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
In-person | Location: Countway first floor
Event Category: Support and Wellness

Countway is thrilled to announce the return of Countway Cuddles pet therapy sessions!! Come join us on the first floor of Countway Library next Monday from 12:30-1:30 to meet our loveable therapy dog Cooper! No registration necessary, drop-ins welcome.

Click here to learn more about: Countway Cuddles Pet Therapy


February Nutrition and Global Health Seminar

Early life influences on adult health and well-being: Comparative studies from low and middle income countries in the COHORTS collaboration

Monday February 7, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

This talk will highlight work done by the COHORTS collaboration, which unites long term studies in Brazil, Guatemala, India, the Philippines and South Africa to study how child characteristics at birth and patterns of growth relate to adult NCD risk & other aspects of well-being.

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


Careers in Humanitarianism

Featuring Lea Manzanero and Mark Toldo

Tuesday February 8, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative for a Careers in Humanitarianism Webinar. Lea Manzanero, Project Lead, and Mark Toldo, Communications Specialist, both at HHI’s Program on Resilient Communities will discuss their current work and career in the sector and hold a Q&A.

Click here to learn more about: Careers in Humanitarianism
For more information contact: HHI@HARVARD.EDU


Black Medical Illustrations and Their Importance in Medicine

Tuesday February 8, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join us to hear from Forbes-featured medical illustrator Chidiebere Ibe as he discusses his work, how he taught himself to draw Black medical illustrations, and why diversity and representation in medical texts is so important.

Click here to learn more about: Black Medical Illustrations and Their Importance in Medicine
For more information contact: countwayoutreach@hms.harvard.edu


Drones for Health

Zipline’s Innovative Use of Drones for Medical Logistics in Humanitarian and Global Health Settings

Tuesday February 8, 2022 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

The virtual event will feature two guest speakers from Zipline, who are leading some of the organization’s key work to harness the unique potential of drones to facilitate medical logistics in humanitarian and global health settings, particularly in Africa.

Click here to learn more about: Drones for Health
For more information contact: ISpeers@hsph.harvard.edu


Online Short-Seminar: Introduction to ELNs and the Open Science Framework

Winter 2022 Research Data Management Seminar Series

Wednesday February 9, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

This quick virtual tutorial will introduce good digital data management practices and highlight platforms to optimize your final “data package” to fulfill research quality and reproducibility requirements.

Click here to learn more about: Online Short-Seminar: Introduction to ELNs and the Open Science Framework
For more information contact: julie_goldman@harvard.edu


Neuroscience and Criminal Law: The Post-Jones Landscape for Late Adolescents and Emerging Adults

Wednesday February 9, 2022 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

This panel surveys the current landscape of cases and legislation focused on crafting developmentally aligned frameworks for responding to misconduct by younger adolescents, late adolescents (ages 18 – 20) and emerging adults (21 – 25).

Click here to learn more about: Neuroscience and Criminal Law: The Post-Jones Landscape for Late Adolescents and Emerging Adults
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


Do Well By Being Well

Wednesday February 9, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
In-person | Location: Kresge 200
Event Category: Support and Wellness

In this workshop, Tara Cousineau, PhD, CAMHS, will engage students on a few best practices to managing stress and boosting wellbeing, skills that are not only useful for your academic experience but for life and career pursuits. Do good in the world by being good to yourself

Click here to learn more about: Do Well By Being Well
For more information contact: ccronin@hsph.harvard.edu


How to Make the Most of the Virtual Career Fair – Prep for the Internship & Field Practicum Fair

Wednesday February 9, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

Join us to learn about Brazen, our virtual career fair platform, and how best to prepare for the upcoming Spring Virtual Internship & Practicum Fair taking place on Friday, February 11

Click here to learn more about: How to Make the Most of the Virtual Career Fair – Prep for the Internship & Field Practicum Fair
For more information contact: careers@hsph.harvard.edu


Perspectives from the Frontline of the Fight for Public Health: A Live Q&A with Dr. Leana Wen

Thursday February 10, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
In-person | Location: Via Zoom
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

The live-streamed conversation will be moderated by Dr. Leonard Marcus, Founding Co-Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Center for Public Leaders

Click here to learn more about: Perspectives from the Frontline of the Fight for Public Health: A Live Q&A with Dr. Leana Wen
For more information contact: studio@hsph.harvard.edu


CCDD ID Epi Seminar Series

Early warning signals of emerging infectious diseases

Thursday February 10, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Presented by John M. Drake, Director of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia and Distinguished Research Professor of Ecology in the Odum School of Ecology.

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


Better Together Community Dialogue “The Angel of Santo Tomas”

Thursday February 10, 2022 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

A conversation with Tammy Yee, author and illustrator of The Angel of Santo Tomas. Thursday, February 10, 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. After the event, dialogue participants’ names will be entered into a raffle to receive a free copy of the book!

Click here to learn more about: Better Together Community Dialogue “The Angel of Santo Tomas”
For more information contact: susan_legere@hms.harvard.edu


Team Trivia Night

Thursday February 10, 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


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


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


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