January 23, 2018


French Conversation Group

Every other Thursday starting Feb 1 at 1 pm in Kresge 201
Join the French Conversation Group for casual conversation during the lunch hour in the spring semester! The group is led by a native French speaker and is a great way to practice your French in an informal and friendly setting with other students who also want to practice French. The group is intended for those who have an intermediate to advanced level of French. Space is limited to 15 participants, so please email Katherine Worthington in Student Affairs at kworthi@hsph.harvard.edu to sign up.


Seminar Series (non-credit) | Improving Community Health: The Vital Role of Community Health Centers

Spring 2, 2018 | Mar. 22-May 10 | Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 pm | Kresge 201
In this 8-session weekly seminar series, Jackie Jenkins-Scott, Harvard Chan Menschel Sr Leadership Fellow and former President & CEO of Dimock Community Health Center (1983-2004), will draw on her 30+ years of experience working in health care and educational sectors to discuss the roles of leaders in community health and the challenges that they face. Students will network with prominent senior leaders of community health organizations, visit the Dimock Community Health Center and meet with its current president, develop effective leadership skills and strategies for navigating the community health care environment, and apply lessons learned through a group simulation to solve real-world challenges faced by leaders in the field. More information here.

HPHR Launch Celebration

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, FXB Atrium

The Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) Editorial Board, along with its Sponsors, Departmental Sponsors, and Student Club Partners, invites you to: Harvard Public Health Review’s Launch Celebration Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights (FXB) Atrium 677 Huntington Avenue | Boston, MA 02215 Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/RSVPReview. (The survey takes fewer than 10 seconds to complete.) Guests are welcome. There will be a brief program honoring the release of the eighth edition of the Harvard Public Health Review, and the many people, who have helped make the Journal possible. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Any questions contact

Countway Library Brown Bag at the Chan School – PubMed: Learn to Search Like an Expert

Wednesday January 24, 1:00-1:50, Kresge 200

Frustrated searching PubMed? Get more control over your results with MeSH, subheadings, limits, and field searching. Learn how to refine your search to get the most precision, or how to do a broad but comprehensive search to find as much as possible on your topic. Registration is not required. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Countway Library Reference & Education Services, https://www.countway.harvard.edu/content/ask-us or 617-432-2134

Events and Activities:

Countway Cuddles

Tuesday 1/23, 12:30-1:30pm and Friday 1/26, 11am-1pm, Countway Library, first floor

Any questions contact


Tuesday & Friday, 1/23 & 1/26, 11am-1pm, Countway Library, Room 102 behind circulation desk)

INFORMAL, CONFIDENTIAL CONVERSATIONS AND SUPPORT OPEN TO ALL HARVARD STUDENTS ON A VARIETY OF ISSUES Let’s Talk is a great way to talk to a counselor from CAMHS, especially if: You don’t want ongoing counseling, but want a counselor’s perspective You have a concern about a friend and want advice about what to do You have a specific problem and would like to talk it through with someone You’re unsure about counseling and wonder what it’s like to talk to a counselor For more information please visit: huhs.harvard.edu/lets-talk NO PAPERWORK, NO FEES, AND NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY. Any questions contact

Urban Environmental Justice Conference

Saturday, February 24, 2018, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Join February 24, 2018 for the Urban Environmental Justice Conference at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with keynote address given by Mustafa Ali, former Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization at the EPA. Hosted by the Harvard Chan Environmental Justice Student Organization, Healthy Places GSD, and Harvard GSAS Action Coalition, with help from HKS Health Policy PIC, the conference aims to promote collaborative work towards solving complicated environmental injustice issues by engaging different perspectives. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-environmental-justice-conference-registration-42010619895

Whiteness: Knowing it, Owning it, and Using it to become change agents

Wednesday, 01/24, 1:00-2:30PM, Bell Hall (HKS)
Join us for a talk with Debbie Irving as she offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. Lunch will be provided. Any questions contact truong@hsph.harvard.edu.

Governing and Mental Health Policy: Addiction, Poverty, Guns and Prisons

Tuesday, February 6, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Leadership Studio or online
Join us for the next “Voices in Leadership” event of the Spring semester, featuring Ted Strickland, former Governor of Ohio. He became Ohio’s governor as the nation teetered on the brink of economic collapse and tackled the crisis with a plan to ensure that Ohio emerged from the recession stronger than ever by laying a foundation for economic progress and a thriving middle class. He made strategic investments in job creation, improved Ohio’s business climate, reformed education, proposed and signed into law an energy bill with strong renewable and efficiency standards. Please join us online or in-person for this dynamic event! For lottery and live webcast details, please visit www.hsph.me/Strickland.

Workshop on Inclusive teaching with Dr. Taharee Jackson

Thursday, January 25, 10:00 – 2:00 Kresge

Please join us for a workshop on teaching with Dr. Taharee Jackson 10:00-11:30: Workshop on inclusive teaching in Kresge 502 11:30-12:30: Office Hours with Dr. Jackson in Kresge 502 1:00-1:50: Keynote talk with Dr. Jackson in Kresge G-2 Lunch will be provided. Any questions contact

Funding Opportunities:

Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship, which is awarded each year to an outstanding doctoral student conducting field research in international health epidemiology.

The Fellowship will provide an award of $2,500 to support travel to a field research site, and will be awarded to a doctoral student whose work exemplifies the interests and values of Professor Brinkmann in seeking to bring together international health epidemiology, and infectious diseases. Applicants must provide proof of having successfully passed (or scheduled) their Oral Qualifying Examination or Preliminary Qualifying Examination.

Applications should be submitted via email to Allison Gallant (agallant@hsph.harvard.edu), by Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Please refer to the attached flyer for full details.