March 18, 2022

 

Announcements


Class of 2022 GradFair

Everything you need for graduation!

Visit the Kresge Atrium to order regalia, complete the CIRF, browse class rings, diploma frames, and announcements. Use regalia from the Coop and get your portrait taken by the graduation photographer! See you there!

Monday, March 21, 2022 through Thursday, March 24, 2022
11:00am – 2:00pm
Kresge Atrium


Student Health Insurance Plan ID Card

Download the MyBlue Member App for instant access to your Insurance ID card and other health care information.

Click here to learn more about: Student Health Insurance Plan ID Card
For more information contact: mservices@huhs.harvard.edu


File a Late Waiver for Health Insurance

Waivers submitted after the January 31 deadline will be accepted through March 31, and late fees will apply.

Click here to learn more about: File a Late Waiver for Health Insurance
For more information contact: mservices@huhs.harvard.edu


Help shape the future of climate education across Harvard.

Participate in a University-wide survey before Thursday, March 24.

The Committee on Climate Education, charged by the Office of the Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability, is seeking input from all Harvard faculty, students, staff, researchers, and alumni on this pressing issue that affects our students as they consider leading in a world with a changing climate. Please follow the provided link to share your perspective before the deadline on Thursday, March 24th.

Click here to learn more about: Help shape the future of climate education across Harvard.
For more information contact: climate@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!


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


Epidemic Intelligence Service Application Opens March 18th, 2022

Ready to be on the frontlines of public health? Consider applying to the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This 2 year fellowship can change your career and improve lives in communities at home or abroad. Feel free to look at the website to hear from EIS fellows and get application and eligibility details. Application opens March 18 and closes May 31. Bonus: The fellowship now offers up to $50,000 per year of loan repayment.

Click here to learn more about: Epidemic Intelligence Service Application Opens March 18th, 2022
For more information contact: rzacks@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


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


New Course: EH 550 Special Topics in Environmental Health: Sustainable Innovation Driven by Climate Change

Spring 2, Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30 – 1:00, Building 1, Room 1302; 2.5 credits.

Global crises like pandemics, climate change, and poverty eradication require immediate attention to reduce health, environmental and economic threats that hinder widespread and equitable development. Professionals in every field can become agents of change to empower people worldwide by sharing knowledge and developing skills in sustainable practices/technologies, climate change preparedness & social entrepreneurship/innovation to help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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


Free Tickets: Who’s Black and Why?

An Evening with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Andrew S. Curran

Who’s Black and Why?: An Evening with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Andrew S. Curran Wednesday, March 30 | 7:00 pm Museum of Science, Boston, MA Register for a free ticket and copy of the book. Please note, spaces are very limited and those who register are expected to attend. Tickets are only available to Harvard Chan students.

Click here to learn more about: Free Tickets: Who’s Black and Why?
For more information contact: jcastro@hsph.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


 

Countway Communiqué Newsletter

New issue out now!

The newest issue of Countway Communiqué, Countway Library’s official bi-weekly newsletter, is now available! In it we share important service updates, resources, stories, news and events to help the Harvard Longwood community get the most out of Countway. To learn more, read past issues, and subscribe to the newsletter, visit countway.info/ccnewsletter.

Click here to learn more about: Countway Communiqué Newsletter


Welcome to New HCSA Officers!

HCSA Election Results

Please join us in congratulating the following new officers on joining our Harvard Chan Student Association board: 1) MPH-45 Academic Program Representative: Clark Azubuike 2) Health and Wellness Coordinator: Teguo Djoyum and 3) Professional Development Coordinator: Yousef Abuhaimed. Please feel free to reach out to us and your new HCSA officers with any questions or ideas!

For more information contact: HCSA@HSPH.Harvard.edu

 

Events


Grad Bible Study and Dinner Fellowship

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia at GSAS

Saturday March 19, 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 this Saturday at 7pm, as we study the Book of Genesis. MIT ABSK Grad is inviting us to join them at the Stata Center; 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


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


Founders & Joiners Mixer

Tuesday March 22, 2022 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
In-person | Location: Harvard Innovation Labs | 125 Western Avenue | Boston, MA 02134
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

Want to meet talented individuals from across Harvard? Join the Harvard Innovation Labs on March 22 for a Founders & Joiners Mixer! Connect with President’s Innovation Challenge (PIC) Semi-Finalist Teams and other innovators within the larger Harvard community!

Click here to learn more about: Founders & Joiners Mixer
For more information contact: hannah_geise@harvard.edu


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


Setting a National Psychedelic Policy Agenda

Thursday March 24, 2022 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

As the psychedelic renaissance unfolds, groups are forming to identify national policy priorities. This event assembles a panel of experts from several of these groups for a discussion on setting a national psychedelic policy agenda.

Click here to learn more about: Setting a National Psychedelic Policy Agenda
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


 

GHP Thursday Brown 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 Series
For more information contact: jmajanoguevara@hsph.harvard.edu


CCDD ID Epi Seminar Series

Harnessing deep learning and synthetic biology to fight pathogens

Thursday March 24, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Presented by James Collins, Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science at MIT. Also affiliated with the Wyss Institute of Harvard and the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard.

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


Decolonizing Public Health: Lessons from the Womanist Movement

Monday March 28, 2022 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Pulling from the expertise and work of Fannie Lou Hammer, Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, and other key players in the Womanist movement, this hour-long conversation and workshop is centered around the ways we can decolonize public health work using a womanist approach.

Click here to learn more about: Decolonizing Public Health: Lessons from the Womanist Movement
For more information contact: jcastro@hsph.harvard.edu


Qualitative Analysis/Dedoose Workshop

Join the Harvard Chan Qualitative Methods Student Club for our Qualitative Analysis/Dedoose workshop!

Tuesday March 29, 2022 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Academic

This event will provide a brief overview of qualitative analysis, will discuss the features of Dedoose (a qualitative coding software) and will code a sample transcript on Dedoose. Two attendees will receive a free HSPH mug!

Click here to learn more about: Qualitative Analysis/Dedoose Workshop
For more information contact: harvard-chan-qual-club@gmail.com


Harvard Free-cycle

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

Wednesday March 30, 2022 – Thursday March 31, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
In-person | Location: Kresge Atrium
Event Category: Other

What happens at a Free-cycle? You drop off items you don’t need and pick up stuff you want for FREE! 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


Online Short-Seminar: Introduction to Data Management Plans

Spring 2022 Research Data Management Seminar Series

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

Many key granting organizations, like NSF, NIH, NEH, and more, now require submitters to include a Data Management Plan (DMP) as part of the grant application. This virtual session will provide an introduction to the components of typical data management plans.

Click here to learn more about: Online Short-Seminar: Introduction to Data Management Plans
For more information contact: julie_goldman@harvard.edu


The Criminalization of Addiction: Law, Medicine, and Future Directions

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

In Commonwealth v. Eldred, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that a court may order a defendant who is addicted to substances to remain drug free as a condition of probation. Join us for a discussion of this important case.

Click here to learn more about: The Criminalization of Addiction: Law, Medicine, and Future Directions
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu