March 11, 2022

 

Announcements


12th Annual Tashjian Award: Call for Nominations

Submissions due by March 25th

The Armen H. Tashjian, Jr. Award was established to recognize scholars early in their careers who are pursuing novel areas of discovery in endocrine and related areas of research. The recipient will be a junior faculty member with an appointment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, or the Harvard Dental School, who is pursuing innovative research ideas in basic biomedical science relevant to endocrinology.

Click here to learn more about: 12th Annual Tashjian Award: Call for Nominations
For more information contact: tkelleher@hsph.harvard.edu


Professional Development Support Fund for Students

Deadline: March 15 at 5pm

The PDSF was established by the Office for Student Services to support individual student professional development. The goal of this fund is to provide modest financial support to students for professional development activities such as attending a conference either as a participant or to present a paper or a poster. Students may also apply for funds to support hosting an event or speaker. Eligibility requirements and application guidelines can be found online.

Click here to learn more about: Professional Development Support Fund for Students
For more information contact: delacerda@hsph.harvard.edu


New Student Organization: Harvard Chan Student Consulting Club

A new student organization has formed to bring together students interested in the consulting industry. We will provide informational sessions, panels, networking events, and resources for students interested in consulting. No consulting background necessary. If interested in joining, please fill out your information in this link here.

For more information contact: elizabethchen@hsph.harvard.edu


STRIPED Travel Scholarships Now Available for Policy Advocacy with the Eating Disorders Coalition!

Want to gain invaluable real-life experience lobbying members of Congress on an important public health issue?

The Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED www.hsph.harvard.edu/striped) is offering travel scholarships to students interested in participating in the virtual Eating Disorders Coalition Advocacy Day on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Applications are due Monday, March 21, 2022. Read more about the opportunity and how to apply on our website.

Click here to learn more about: STRIPED Travel Scholarships Now Available for Policy Advocacy with the Eating Disorders Coalition!
For more information contact: monique.santoso@childrens.harvard.edu


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


Spring 2 Course, GHP 552: Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Kresge 200 (HSPH)

The Alchemy of Execution in Public Health Leadership

Taught by Dr. Kelechi Ohiri, HSPH Visiting Scientist and CEO of Health Strategy & Delivery Foundation, this course will reflect on the complexity of execution in global health, increase our understanding of key theoretical underpinnings of execution and delivery, and through real life cases studies and reflections from leading practitioners involved in the execution of complex and transformative reforms, increase our understanding of what it takes as public health leaders to deliver results.

Click here to learn more about: Spring 2 Course, GHP 552: Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Kresge 200 (HSPH)
For more information contact: smangane@hsph.harvard.edu


Apply to be a Student Liaison Volunteer for Dr. Kelechi Ohiri

Dr. Kelechi Ohiri is Visiting Scientist at HPSH and CEO of Health Strategy & Delivery Foundation

The liaison program offers Harvard Chan students a unique opportunity to interact with, get to know, and work with our Senior Leadership Fellow, Dr. Kelechi Ohiri. 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 Volunteer for Dr. Kelechi Ohiri
For more information contact: smangane@hsph.harvard.edu


“Emotional Well-Being and Physical Health” Summer Short Course: New Scholarships Available

Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness

The Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation announces 6 scholarship awards to support graduate students and early career researchers interested in joining our intensive summer short course, “Emotional Well-Being and Physical Health.” The course runs July 11-15 in London and is co-hosted by the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness and University College London. The Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation Scholarship will cover the entirety of tuition fees (£1,900; approximately $2,500 USD).

Click here to learn more about: “Emotional Well-Being and Physical Health” Summer Short Course: New Scholarships Available
For more information contact: centerhealthhappiness@hsph.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, on Friday, March 4, and Friday, March 25, from 12 to 1 pm ET. Stop by to introduce yourself, ask questions, or bring ideas! No appointment necessary; join via this Zoom link anytime during the hour.

For more information contact: lbarbosa@hsph.harvard.edu


The Geneva Challenge 2022: The Challenges of Poverty Reduction

Registration closes on April 20; 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


DrPH Alumni Spotlight – March 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. March’s DrPH Alumni Spotlight is on Kate Robb, DrPH ’19!

Click here to learn more about: DrPH Alumni Spotlight – March 2022
For more information contact: gwilliams@hsph.harvard.edu


Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship

Application Deadline: April 6, 2022

Applications are now being accepted for the Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship, awarded each year to an outstanding doctoral student conducting field research in international health epidemiology. The Fellowship will provide $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. Click below to learn more about the award and eligibility to apply.

Click here to learn more about: Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship
For more information contact: aconary@hsph.harvard.edu


Registration is Now Open for the CAUSALab’s 2022 Summer Courses!

Learn from experts in causal inference.

The Department of Epidemiology’s 2022 CAUSALab Summer Courses are now open for registration! Both courses will take place in-person in Boston, Massachusetts. Week one will run from June 21 to June 24, and week two will run from June 27 to July 1. These courses are non-degree and non-credit. Enrollment in either course is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Tuition will be $700 for week one and $1,500 for week two, to be paid at the time of registration.

Click here to learn more about: Registration is Now Open for the CAUSALab’s 2022 Summer Courses!
For more information contact: causalabcourses@hsph.harvard.edu


Countway Library User Survey

Volunteers wanted

Do you have fifteen minutes and potentially want to win some HMS swag? Take our quick Countway Library User Survey! The purpose of this study is to improve user experience of the Countway website. We are using a tool called card sorting that allows you, the participant, to group topics into categories, which reflect how the website is structured. All responses are anonymous, but if you would like to enter our raffle to win an awesome prize, share your email at the end of the survey.

Click here to learn more about: Countway Library User Survey


Harvard’s Long Story Short Award Entries

Let the voting begin!

We’re thrilled to announce that 23 Harvard graduate students from across the university are taking part in the Long Story Short Award writing contest! The submission window has come to a close, and now it’s time to vote. Contest entries were submitted by students from multiple universities across the country. Visit countway.info/shortstories to see all of Harvard’s submissions in one place and upvote your favorites by March 21st!

Click here to learn more about: Harvard’s Long Story Short Award Entries


Spring Fling

Save the Date: Friday May 13, 2022

Harvard Chan students, staff, and faculty are invited to this year’s Spring Fling at the Sheraton Commander Hotel. Save the date for a night filled with hors d’ouevres, dancing, and a photo booth! More information to come!

For more information contact: studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu


Harvard Free-cycle: Call for Donations!

HCSA is organizing a Free-cycle on March 30-31 with the OSA, FHRG and Harvard Sustainability Office.

It’s sharing season! What happens at a Free-cycle? You drop off items you don’t need and pick up stuff you want for FREE! Look out for our big teal boxes at the Kresge entrance and outside G4 to drop off your donations. We are accepting clean and lightly used clothing, household items, bags, purses and backpacks. We are unable to accept electronic products, food and beddings at this time.

For more information contact: mawulorm_denu@hsph.harvard.edu

 

Events


Grad Bible Study and Dinner Fellowship

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia at GSAS

Saturday March 12, 2022 | 7:00 PM
In-person | Location: MIT Stata Center (building 32), room 155
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

You’re warmly invited to our weekly graduate Bible study as we study the Book of Genesis to learn what the Bible says about the beginning. MIT ABSK Grad is inviting us to join them; rides are available. We’d love to get to know you over dinner after! Please register below.

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


Mentoring Undergraduates: a Workshop Certificate Series for Scientist-Mentors

Wednesday March 16, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

FAS Science Education offers a series of professional development workshops for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and other researchers who mentor or seek to mentor undergraduate students.

Click here to learn more about: Mentoring Undergraduates: a Workshop Certificate Series for Scientist-Mentors
For more information contact: ababakhanyan@fas.harvard.edu


Online Workshop: Free, Online Tools for Visualizing Public Health Data

Spring 2022 Research Data Management Seminar Series

Wednesday March 16, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

In this hands-on workshop, Jess Cohen-Tanugi will guide you through an exploration of the capabilities of several free online tools that allow you to make unconventional data visualizations from public health datasets.

Click here to learn more about: Online Workshop: Free, Online Tools for Visualizing Public Health Data
For more information contact: julie_goldman@harvard.edu


Structural Racism in Brazil and the US

Feat. GHP Dept. Chair, Marcia Castro; David Williams, Social and Behavioral Sciences Dept. Chair; and Silvio Almeida, Luiz Gama Institute

Monday March 21, 2022 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Brazil and the US share significant aspects of their colonial histories, legacies of slavery, and the resulting structural racism that permeates their institutions. Despite these similarities, the demographic makeup of these two nations could not be more different.

Click here to learn more about: Structural Racism in Brazil and the US
For more information contact: drclas@fas.harvard.edu


Monitoring Population-Level Mental Health and Well-Being: Why it Matters Now More than Ever Before

Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness Seminar Series

Tuesday March 22, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness for “Monitoring Population-Level Mental Health and Well-Being: Why it Matters Now More than Ever Before,” presented by Dr. Shekhar Saxena. This seminar is part of the Center’s 2021–2022 recovery and resilience series.

Click here to learn more about: Monitoring Population-Level Mental Health and Well-Being: Why it Matters Now More than Ever Before
For more information contact: centerhealthhappiness@hsph.harvard.edu


Longwood Author Series Presents: Little Matches with Maryanne O’Hara

A Memoir of Grief and Light

Tuesday March 22, 2022 | 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

Register now to join us for virtual conversation with Maryanne O’Hara about her tender and gripping book Little Matches. “Her compelling story will resonate with anyone seeking a light in the darkest depths of grief.”—Library Journal

Click here to learn more about: Longwood Author Series Presents: Little Matches with Maryanne O’Hara


A Reckoning In Boston

From Racism to COVID-19: Black Women In Community & Ongoing Public Health Crises

Wednesday March 23, 2022 | 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Screen the documentary film, A Reckoning in Boston, and join us for a conversation with Kafi Dixon and community panelists. Learn more about A Reckoning In Boston and our panelists: https://www.commongoodcooperatives.com/.

Click here to learn more about: A Reckoning In Boston
For more information contact: jcastro@hsph.harvard.edu


Mentoring Undergraduates: a Workshop Certificate Series for Scientist-Mentors

Thursday March 24, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

FAS Science Education offers a series of professional development workshops for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and other researchers who mentor or seek to mentor undergraduate students.

Click here to learn more about: Mentoring Undergraduates: a Workshop Certificate Series for Scientist-Mentors
For more information contact: ababakhanyan@fas.harvard.edu


An Introduction to Harvard University Housing

Thursday March 24, 2022 | 12:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

Harvard University Housing is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 rental season. There is no cost to apply and no obligation. Apply now on the HUH website! Want to learn more about Harvard University Housing? Attend a live HUH Zoom Webinar. Register via the link below.

Click here to learn more about: An Introduction to Harvard University Housing
For more information contact: huhousing@harvard.edu


GHP Thursday Brown Bag Series

Thursday March 24, 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 24th, Mareli Claassens, MBChB, PhD, will present “Into the Heart of Darkness: Perspectives of a Namibian Doctor During the Covid-19 Pandemic”. Claassens is a LEAD Fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute.

Click here to learn more about: GHP Thursday Brown Bag Series
For more information contact: jmajanoguevara@hsph.harvard.edu