January 24, 2018


Spanish Conversation Group

Every other Tuesday starting Jan 30 at 1 pm in FXB G10
Join the Spanish Conversation Group for casual conversation during the lunch hour in the spring semester! The group is led by a native Spanish speaker and is a great way to practice your Spanish in an informal and friendly setting with other students who also want to practice Spanish. The group is intended for those who have an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish. Space is limited to 15 participants, so please email Katherine Worthington in Student Affairs at kworthi@hsph.harvard.edu to sign up.

How Publishing in Open Access Books Impacts Your Research Career

Tues. Jan. 30, 12:00-2:00pm, TMEC 448 at HMS, 260 Longwood Ave.

While publishing in OA journals may be a familiar topic, many researchers are not aware of the benefits of publishing in OA books. This session will focus on discovering the inner workings of OA books where publishing time can be as low as 8-10 months. Unlike articles which are not thematically connected to the rest of the journal, the books include chapters from various authors and are connected into a comprehensive coverage of a theme, including various authors. Lunch provided. Any questions contact

Limited to 25. RSVP to Mirena Bagur, mirena.bagur@gmail.com by Jan. 25.


BISG Seminar with Dr. Matt Cybulsky (Ionia Behavioral Insights)

Wednesday, January 31, 1:00pm-1:50pm, FXB-G13
Join the Behavioral Insights Student Group for a seminar with Dr. Matt Cybulsky of Ionia Behavioral Insights as he discusses practical applications and organizational learning achieved from behaviorally focused initiatives in healthcare delivery and population health management. Coffee and dessert will be served. Learn more and RSVP here.

Dissertation Writing Seminar

Peer review research writing course for doctoral students, meeting Wednesdays 3:45-5:15
This weekly peer review seminar has been providing doctoral students with in-depth, constructive feedback on their dissertation research since 2001. We also discuss a wide range of topics as needed, including managing the dissertation process and publishing in high impact, peer reviewed journals. The seminar meets throughout the academic year on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:15 and is open to any HSPH doctoral student who is writing up their research or preparing to do so. To register, fill out the short application here: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_29IM0K3qjrNrASF

Writing for Public Health

Non-credit Spring 1 writing course meeting Tuesdays 3:45-5:15, beginning January 30
Writing is an essential skill for leadership and for all public health careers. The goal of this non-credit writing course is goal is to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to transform a rough draft of any type of public heath communication into a final text that is clear, concise, and compelling. The course is based on the premise that writing is rewriting, and participants are encouraged to have a writing project to work on. The course meets Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15, January 30–March 6, 2018. It will also be offered in Spring 2. To register, fill out the short application here: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_29IM0K3qjrNrASF

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.

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:


February 9th, 2018

Buy your tickets here: https://winterball2018.eventbrite.com

Non-HSPH Guests are encouraged to attend

Financial Aid Open Hours – TODAY

Jan-24-18 , Kresge G-4
Come see us! 1-2pm

HCSA Welcome Back 2018

Friday, January 26, 8 -10 pm Sissy K’s
Harvard Chan Student Association (HCSA) welcomes you Spring Semester 2018! Come to Sissy K’s on Friday 1/26 – we have reserved the upstairs dance club from 8-10pm. After 10pm Sissy K’s opens to the public. Arrive on time to enjoy free appetizers and a free drink ticket to the first 100 people!! (bring your Harvard ID) Find the event on Facebook in the 2017-18 Harvard Chan Students Group here. Any questions contact

Bible Study and Dinner Fellowship

Saturday, January 27, 6:30-10:00 pm, Location TBD (Contact us for details)
The Harvard GSAS Asian Baptist Student Koinonia (ABSK) is a student group dedicated to the pursuit of Jesus Christ in our everyday lives as graduate students. Come join us for an insightful Bible study, followed by dinner and fellowship. All graduate students are welcome!

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

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