March 4, 2022

Announcements


Final Exam Policy

No student should be required to take more than two in-class examinations during any one day of finals week. Students who have more than two ‘in-class’ exams scheduled during a particular day during the final exam period may take their class schedules to the Associate Director for Student Affairs for assistance in arranging for an alternate time for all exams in excess of two (Student Handbook, pg 17). Please note that this does not apply for ‘take-home’ exams.

Click here to learn more about: Final Exam Policy
For more information contact: ccronin@hsph.harvard.edu


Stress Free Finals Programs and Resources

Monday, March 7th – Thursday, March 10th

The Office for Student Affairs is offering free stress reducing programs during Spring 1 finals. Feel free to join us for coffee/tea breaks in the Kresge Atrium on Monday 3/7–Thursday 3/10 at 10am, or stop by the Kresge Atrium on Tuesday from 1-2pm to spin the stress-less wheel to win a free giveaway. Check out Countway Cuddles on Monday and Thursday or Laughter Yoga on Wednesday at 1pm with the Center for Wellness. For the full list of activities check out Engage Stress Free Finals.

Click here to learn more about: Stress Free Finals Programs and Resources
For more information contact: studentaffairs@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


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


Samvid Scholarship 

Application due March 31

The Samvid Scholars program supports up to $50,000 per year for two years of graduate study. In addition to funding for their graduate program, each Scholar will receive two years of leadership  development programming to support them to continue to fulfill their extraordinary potential. All scholars will have access to robust ongoing programming and will be part of an alumni community of mentorship, collaboration, and lifelong relationships.

For more information and to apply visit https://www.samvid.ventures/samvid-scholars/ 


The Media and the Message: Understanding the Media Landscape and Its Impact on Public Health Taught by Joanne Kenen, one of the leading health journalists in the U.S.

Meets on three Fridays: March 25, April 1 and April 8, from 11:30 am-1 pm | Kresge 200 (on campus participation required)

This is an amazing opportunity to learn about the media and public health from one of the leading health journalists in the United States! Joanne Kenen has led health care coverage as the health care editor at large and executive editor for health at Politico.

This three-part noncredit course will focus on the changes in the American media landscape, and how they affect public health.

To apply, please submit a one paragraph statement of your interest in the course and relevant background, if any, to Julie Shample at julie@lawrencesummers.com. Deadline is Monday, March 7, 2022.

For more information contact: julie@lawrencesummers.com


The Geneva Challenge 2022: The Challenges of Poverty Reduction

Registration closes on April 20, 2022; 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


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 below.

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


Open student positions with HCSA!

Join our board by nominating yourself

HCSA is excited to announce 3 open positions on our board for the remainder of the spring semester! We’re holding elections to fill: Academic Program Representative MPH-45 credits; Health and Wellness Coordinator; and Professional Development Coordinator. Nominations will be accepted through Engage until Monday 3/7 at Noon. Learn more about the roles and nominate yourself for a position by going to our HCSA webpage.

Click here to learn more about: Open student positions with HCSA!
For more information contact: hcsa@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


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

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


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


“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


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: Long Story Short Award Entries


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


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!


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

Events


Leveraging Design Thinking for Healthcare Innovation

Led by MGH Springboard Studio Director Dr. Kristian Olson

Friday March 4, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

During the session, Dr. Olson will speak about how to use and leverage design thinking in the context of healthcare innovation. This will include examples of outputs in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) as well as in the Mass General system. There will be time for Q&A.

Click here to learn more about: Leveraging Design Thinking for Healthcare Innovation
For more information contact: ISpeers@hsph.harvard.edu


Next in Climate Change

Friday March 4, 2022 | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

“Next in Climate Change” will examine the emerging scientific research and implications of climate change on global health, ranging from cancer to pandemics; impacts on particularly vulnerable populations; and approaches to mitigation for the results of climate change.

Click here to learn more about: Next in Climate Change
For more information contact: events@radcliffe.harvard.edu


Grad Bible Study and Dinner Fellowship

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia at GSAS

Saturday March 5, 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. MIT ABSK Grad is inviting us to join them at the Stata Center, room 155; rides are available. We’d love to get to know you over dinner after! Please register at https://tinyurl.com/gradbiblestudy.

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


A Multi-Level Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia

SBS Department Seminar

Monday March 7, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Speaker: Electra D. Paskett, Ph.D., Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research at The Ohio State University

Click here to learn more about: A Multi-Level Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia
For more information contact: danielchoi@hsph.harvard.edu


Reporting on the Psychedelic Legal Renaissance

Tuesday March 8, 2022 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

This panel features four journalists at the forefront of the psychedelics renaissance who will discuss their roles reporting on the social and legal implications of concerning psychedelic legal reform.

Click here to learn more about: Reporting on the Psychedelic Legal Renaissance
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


Careers in Humanitarianism

Featuring Emily Ing and Michael de St. Aubin

Tuesday March 8, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative for a Careers in Humanitarianism Webinar. Our panelists will describe their current humanitarian work, chat about their careers in the sector, and field questions from attendees. This event is free and open to all.

Click here to learn more about: Careers in Humanitarianism
For more information contact: hhi@harvard.edu


International Women’s Day Event

Annual celebration of Int’l Women’s Day hosted by HSPH’s Women, Gender and Health

Tuesday March 8, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
In-person | Location: Kresge 110
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

This Int’l Women’s Day, March 8th 2022, join the Women, Gender and Health Interdisciplinary concentration to learn about the radical history of IWD, its deep ties to issues of gender, work & health justice. Lunch provided, Zoom viewing options available.

Click here to learn more about: International Women’s Day Event
For more information contact: wgh@hsph.harvard.edu


Positive Health Interest Group

Hosted by the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness

Tuesday March 8, 2022 | 1:00 PM
In-person | Location: FXB Atrium
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

An opportunity for Harvard graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, and early-career researchers interested in the science of well-being. Dr. Vish Viswanath will lead a discussion on social media and well-being. Lunch will be provided.

Click here to learn more about: Positive Health Interest Group
For more information contact: centerhealthhappiness@hsph.harvard.edu


Power Dynamics and Global Health: Can the South Lead for a Change?

Wednesday March 9, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

The COVID pandemic underscored deep inequities and painful failures, of the global health system. Development aid sent from wealthy nations saves lives across the developing world but perpetuates dependency and dysfunction. Our panelists will examine the global health finance sys

Click here to learn more about: Power Dynamics and Global Health: Can the South Lead for a Change?
For more information contact: studio@hsph.harvard.edu


Laughter Yoga

Wednesday March 9 at 1pm | Kresge 201

Wednesday March 9, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
In-person | Location: Kresge 201
Event Category: Support and Wellness

Join us in this Laughter Yoga workshop! A good laugh moves energy, gets the heart beating, and is sure to bring a smile to your face. Take all that is bothering you and set it aside as you laugh the time away in this fun, interactive, 45-minute class. No mat or athletic wear.

Click here to learn more about: Laughter Yoga
For more information contact: studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu


A Physician’s Duty to Treat: Rethinking Medical Ethics in Carceral Spaces

Part of the “Medical Justice and the Carceral State” Event Series

Wednesday March 9, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
In-person | Location: Kresge 201
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Incarcerated people in the U.S. suffer disproportionately from chronic health conditions, their acute medical needs often go unmet. Join us on Thursday, March 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET for the second event of the four-part series, “Medical Justice and the Carceral State.” No ‘2022/03/10 12:00 13:30 Virtual https://fxb.harvard.edu/event/a-physicians-duty-to-treat-rethinking-medical-ethics-in-carceral-spaces/ ejsafraevents@fas.harvard.edu Veronica Lewin vlewin@hsph.harvard.edu

Click here to learn more about: A Physician’s Duty to Treat: Rethinking Medical Ethics in Carceral Spaces
For more information contact: studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu


GHP Thursday Brown Bag Series

Thursday March 10, 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 10th, Katrina Ortblad, ScD, MPH, will present “Pharmacy-based Models of HIV PrEP Delivery for Expanded Reach and Access in Kenya”. Ortblad is an assistant professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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


Countway Concerts: Nicole Korodi on the Cello

Music returns to Countway

Thursday March 10, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
In-person | Location: Countway Lower Level 1 Atrium
Event Category: Other

Come enjoy our first installment of Countway Concerts! Cellist Nicole Korodi will be playing in the Lower Level 1 atrium for all to enjoy. We invite you to visit, relax, and listen!

Click here to learn more about: Countway Concerts: Nicole Korodi on the Cello
For more information contact: countwayoutreach@hms.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