October 15, 2021

 

Announcements


HCSA VP of Student Advocacy Elections are Open

Today: Meet the candidates and Cast your vote!

Harvard Chan Students may cast their vote by logging into Harvard Chan Engage (https://engage.sph.harvard.edu/) and accessing the election ballot through the election banner on the main page. Once you have voted the election banner will no longer be active.


Professional Development Support Fund for Students

Deadline: October 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.

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


HBNU Fellowship Application Cycle

Applications are now open!

The HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program offers 12-month mentored research fellowships in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) designed to address some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. The fellowship is available to U.S. pre- and post-doctoral students, as well as postdoctoral fellows from LMICs. Applications are due November 1, 2021.

Click here to learn more about: HBNU Fellowship Application Cycle
For more information contact: kcarthew@hsph.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!

 


Countway Launches the Kindness Rocks Project

One message at just the right moment can change someone’s entire day, outlook, life.

Countway has created a Kindness Rocks Garden in the Countway Community Garden as a way to inspire good will and build community. Visitors can choose to take a rock that speaks to them, leave a rock to inspire others, or simply read and enjoy the kind messages during their visit. Free rock painting supplies are available each Wednesday in the Countway Makerspace, and the Countway Community Garden is open to visitors daily from dawn until dusk. All are welcome!

Click here to learn more about: Countway Launches the Kindness Rocks Project


Nucleate Boston: Attend an Info Session!

We are holding various in-person and virtual info sessions over the next 2 months to answer questions related to our Activator program. Please follow this link for a list of the info sessions, or register here and we will send out email reminders.

Click here to learn more about: Nucleate Boston: Attend an Info Session!
For more information contact: mboisvert@g.harvard.edu


Do you want to tackle climate change challenges? Applications now being accepted for Climate Solutions Living Lab!

Applications Due 10/31/2021

Statements of interest are now being accepted for Harvard’s Climate Solutions Living Lab course, which will be offered in Spring 2022. This is a multi-disciplinary, project-oriented course, where students from across Harvard’s graduate schools work together in teams to design real-world, practical tools for advancing climate goals. This course has a limited number of seats.Please send any questions to ajoroff@law.harvard.edu and submit a CV and statement of interest by October 31, 2021.

Click here to learn more about: Do you want to tackle climate change challenges? Applications now being accepted for Climate Solutions Living Lab!
For more information contact: ajoroff@law.harvard.edu


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, October 18th – Thursday, October 21st

Next week the Office for Student Affairs will offer free stress reducing programs. Feel free to join us for coffee/tea breaks in the Kresge Atrium on Monday 10/18–Thursday 10/21 at 10am, or stop by the Kresge Atrium on Tuesday from 12-2pm to spin the stress-less wheel to win a free giveaway. Check out Countway Cuddles on Monday from 12:30-1:30pm or yoga with Professor McDonough on Wednesday at 1pm on the HMS lawn. 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

 

Events


Virtual Office Hours with Lilu Barbosa

Friday October 15, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

All Harvard Chan students are invited to open office hours with Lilu Barbosa, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Officer. Stop by to introduce yourself, ask questions, or bring ideas! No appointment necessary; just click on the link below to join.

Click here to learn more about: Virtual Office Hours with Lilu Barbosa
For more information contact: lbarbosa@hsph.harvard.edu


Grad Bible Study and Dinner Fellowship

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia at GSAS

Saturday October 16, 2021 | 7:00 PM
In-person | Location: MIT Stata Center (building 32), room 141
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

You’re invited to our weekly Bible study this Saturday at 7pm, as we continue our study of the Gospel of Mark! MIT ABSK Grad is inviting us to join them at the Stata Center, room 141; 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


Research Data Offboarding: Essential Steps for a Smooth Transition

Research Data Management Seminar Series

Tuesday October 19, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

This session will review the important steps for offboarding employees/trainees from a lab or project. We will provide an overview of the various elements that should be addressed before closing out a project or someone leaves the institution.

Click here to learn more about: Research Data Offboarding: Essential Steps for a Smooth Transition
For more information contact: julie_goldman@harvard.edu


Voices in Leadership: Dan Glickman

Wednesday October 20, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Academic

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman will engage in conversation with Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They will discuss Sec. Glickman’s leadership journey from U.S. Congress to cabinet secretary to t

Click here to learn more about: Voices in Leadership: Dan Glickman
For more information contact: voices@hsph.harvard.edu


Book Talk: The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA

Wednesday October 20, 2021 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join us for a discussion with Jorge Contreras, author of The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA, and expert panelists on the remaining unresolved questions in genetics law.

Click here to learn more about: Book Talk: The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


Free, Online Tools for Visualizing Public Health Data

Learn about the advantages and limitations of using free online visualization tools like Flourish, Datawrapper, and Google Data Studio.

Wednesday October 20, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

In this hands-on workshop, visualization specialist 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: Free, Online Tools for Visualizing Public Health Data


Yoga Class with Professor John McDonough

Wednesday October 20, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
In-person | Location: HMS Quad Lawn
Event Category: Support and Wellness

As part of the Stress Free Finals Week, Prof. John McDonough of the Department of Health Policy & Management will be leading a free yoga class at lunch time! The backup indoor location is the Lahey room in the Countway Library in case of rain. Please RSVP at the link provided.

Click here to learn more about: Yoga Class with Professor John McDonough
For more information contact: ivylin@hsph.harvard.edu


 

First-Generation Student Affinity Space

Wednesday October 20, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
In-person | Location: TGI Fridays Boston/Brigham Circle, 1626 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for food, fun, and fellowship at this affinity space social for Harvard Chan students who identify as First-Generation. RSVP at the link below. Email Erica Knight with questions. We look forward to your presence!

Click here to learn more about: First-Generation Student Affinity Space
For more information contact: eknight@hsph.harvard.edu


The Future of Forced Migration in the Eastern Mediterranean

Futures of Humanitarianism Webinar Series

Thursday October 21, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join us for a webinar on the Future of Forced Migration in the Eastern Mediterranean. Panelists include Minister Notis Mitarachi, Minister of Migration and Asylum in Greece, Mireille Girard, UNHCR Representative in Greece, and Gianluca Rocco, Chief of Mission at IOM Greece

Click here to learn more about: The Future of Forced Migration in the Eastern Mediterranean
For more information contact: hhi@harvard.edu


Co-designing Tools to Counter Structural Oppression

Center for Research on Computation and Society Social Impact Seminar with Sheena Erete, PhD

Monday October 25, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

How can designers in the tech, practice, and programs space intentionally support community-based counter structures to make a long-term sustainable impact on communities that have historically faced systemic oppression. Sheena Erete from DePaul will share examples from her work.

Click here to learn more about: Co-designing Tools to Counter Structural Oppression
For more information contact: CRCS@seas.harvard.edu


COVID-19, Science, and the Media: Lessons Learned Reporting on the Pandemic

Tuesday October 26, 2021 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a particularly precarious nexus of science, politics, journalism, social media, and policy. This panel discussion will reflect on this tenuous situation, potential areas of improvement in pandemic reporting, and lessons learned.

Click here to learn more about: COVID-19, Science, and the Media: Lessons Learned Reporting on the Pandemic
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


Voices in Leadership: Helen Clark

Wednesday October 27, 2021 | 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Academic

Helen Clark, who served as prime minister of New Zealand from 1999 to 2008, will be in conversation with Mary T. Bassett, director of Harvard’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and incoming commissioner of health of the State of New York.

Click here to learn more about: Voices in Leadership: Helen Clark


Women, Gender, & Health Fall Series – Trans Youth Health & Rights

Thursday October 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

This event on Challenges to Trans Youth Health & Rights will feature guest speakers, Malita Picasso (Skadden Fellow @ ACLU, LGBT/HIV Project) and Dr. Kacie Kidd (Adolescent Medicine & Pediatrics @ WVU Medicine Children’s & WVUSM) and a follow-up discussion.

Click here to learn more about: Women, Gender, & Health Fall Series – Trans Youth Health & Rights
For more information contact: wgh@hsph.harvard.edu