January 28, 2022

 

Announcements


Student Health Insurance – Spring Waiver

The deadline to waive for spring term is January 31. Learn more about waiving and submit your online waiver today.

Click here to learn more about: Student Health Insurance – Spring Waiver
For more information contact: mservices@huhs.harvard.edu


Student Health Insurance – Dependent Enrollment Spring Term

Deadline to enroll or re-enroll is February 28. Learn more about dependent enrollment.

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


Now Accepting Applications: 2022 Tessa Jowell Student Research Fellowship

The Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program established the Tessa Jowell Student Research Fellowship providing up to $15,000 in support of doctoral or post-doctoral level research. Research must focus on health, education or other aspects of human development impacting prospects for sustainable economic growth in countries participating in the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program. See the link for more details.

Click here to learn more about: Now Accepting Applications: 2022 Tessa Jowell Student Research Fellowship
For more information contact: kladhani@hsph.harvard.edu


Re-register or Register a new student group as a Harvard Chan Student Organization?

Application Deadline: Friday February 11 at 5pm

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: Re-register or Register a new student group as a Harvard Chan Student Organization?
For more information contact: delacerda@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


The Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP) Spring 2022 Project Cycle

Application is OPEN

The Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP) is currently accepting applications to be a client for our Spring 2022 Project Cycle! HLEP is a student practice organization that provides pro bono legal analysis to entrepreneurs at Harvard and MIT. We match entrepreneurs with teams of several Harvard Law School students and an attorney-advisor from some of the best startup law firms in the country. Our students and attorney advisors work to answer legal questions over the course of the project.

Click here to learn more about: The Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP) Spring 2022 Project Cycle
For more information contact: lfahrenkopf@jd24.law.harvard.edu


Looking for student performances for International Night!

HCSA’s Annual I-Night Celebration on April 22nd

I-Night celebrates student diversity through performances ranging from music, dance, drama, poetry, art, cultural display or commentaries, and more. This year’s event will be on April 22 at 6 PM and the theme is “A Celebration of Our Colors.” If you are interested in performing or volunteering for I-Night, please complete this form by February 5th!

Click here to learn more about: Looking for student performances for International Night!
For more information contact: hcsa@hsph.harvard.edu


APPLY NOW: Institute for Rebooting Social Media – Student Discussion Group

BKC’s Institute for Rebooting Social Media is currently recruiting Harvard graduate students for a spring discussion group. This interdisciplinary, student-led group will explore some of social media’s most pressing topics and questions in relation to policy, technology, and sociology. Please see our flyer for more details; all Harvard graduate students are welcome to apply! Deadline: January 30th, 5pm.

Click here to learn more about: APPLY NOW: Institute for Rebooting Social Media – Student Discussion Group
For more information contact: agardner@law.harvard.edu


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


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


Apply to be a Student Liaison for Stephen Benjamin, 44th Mayor of Columbia, SC (2010-2022)

The liaison program offers Harvard Chan students a unique opportunity to interact with, get to know, and work with one of our Senior Leadership Fellow, Mayor Stephen Benjamin. We are seeking volunteers to participate in this exciting program. Liaison teams of 2-3 help the fellow meet various student groups on campus, arrange for events for the fellow with students, offer meetings with faculty, and generally help the fellow integrate into the fabric of the HSPH.

Click here to learn more about: Apply to be a Student Liaison for Stephen Benjamin, 44th Mayor of Columbia, SC (2010-2022)
For more information contact: smangane@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 and register at countway.info/calendar.

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


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


Biotech, Pharma, & Healthcare Expo

Please register on Engage by Monday, January 24th at 10:00 AM.

Friday January 28, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

The Biotech, Pharma, & Healthcare Expo is a great opportunity to connect with organizations offering full-time and internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdocs, in R&D, bioinformatics, consulting, health tech and more!

Click here to learn more about: Biotech, Pharma, & Healthcare Expo
For more information contact: careers@hsph.harvard.edu


Lunar New Year Dinner and Movie with ABSK at GSAS

Sponsored by Harvard GSAS Student Council (GSC)

Saturday January 29, 2022 | 7:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

Happy Lunar New Year! Celebrate with ABSK at GSAS this Saturday on Zoom. We’ll mark the occasion with dinner and a film about Gladys Aylward, missionary to China, who led over 100 orphans to safety during WWII. Register below for the link; we’ll cover your dinner (up to $12.50)!

Click here to learn more about: Lunar New Year Dinner and Movie with ABSK at GSAS
For more information contact: gsas-absk@hcs.harvard.edu


Implementing and Evaluating Risk-Based Cancer Screening in Practice: Opportunities, Challenges, and Equity

Monday January 31, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Risk-based approaches to cancer screening are promising given the potential to increase benefits and decrease risks but also come with additional challenges with regard to implementation and equity.

Click here to learn more about: Implementing and Evaluating Risk-Based Cancer Screening in Practice: Opportunities, Challenges, and Equity
For more information contact: cgcp@hsph.harvard.edu


Countering COVID-19 Misinformation: The Impact on Health Care Providers

Wednesday February 2, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

In this virtual panel discussion, health care providers and policy makers will discuss these experiences and the broader impacts of social media on their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as strategies for responding to misinformation.

Click here to learn more about: Countering COVID-19 Misinformation: The Impact on Health Care Providers
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


Causal Inference from EHRs: Opportunities for Cancer Prevention

Thursday February 3, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

The intersection of large databases of electronic health records (EHRs) and causal methods designed to evaluate dynamic strategies provides the opportunity to inform decision-making about personalized strategies as well as the design of more efficient trials.

Click here to learn more about: Causal Inference from EHRs: Opportunities for Cancer Prevention
For more information contact: cgcp@hsph.harvard.edu


Longwood Author Series Presents Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching

Brought to you by Countway Library and the Black Staff Caucus.

Thursday February 3, 2022 | 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Register now to join author and HGSE professor Jarvis Givens in conversation with Harvard’s Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, former president of ASALH. This conversation will focus on Carter G. Woodson and his legacy, including key issues in education and African-American history.

Click here to learn more about: Longwood Author Series Presents Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching
For more information contact: countwayoutreach@hms.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


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

Please join Nigerian medical illustrator Chidiebere Ibe in a discussion about the importance of having Black patients represented in medical illustrations.

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


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


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