October 22, 2021

 

Announcements


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.

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For more information contact: ajoroff@law.harvard.edu


Need to add a Fall 2 course?

Consider GHP 255 HIV Interventions: Rationale, Design, and Evaluation (2.5 credits)

This course introduces students to the underlying theories, mechanisms and rationales for the major biological, behavioral and structural HIV prevention interventions, such as male medical circumcision, vaccination, female microbicides, treatment as prevention, counseling, and combined approaches. In addition to HIV prevention, the course covers HIV treatment, care and impact mitigation. Students interested in pursuing this course can learn more in the my.Harvard catalog.

For more information contact: CSUDFELD@HSPH.HARVARD.EDU


Your 2021-2022 HCSA Officers

Congratulations to our new VP of Student Advocacy!

Please join us in congratulating Sarah Ann Filson as our newly elected Vice President of Student Advocacy! Learn more about Sarah and the previously elected officers on HCSA’s website. We look forward to hearing from students and working with you all this year!

Click here to learn more about: Your 2021-2022 HCSA Officers
For more information contact: hcsa@hsph.harvard.edu


Applications Open for Winter Leadership Course with Dr. Howard Koh (due Nov 8)

HPM503-Understanding Public Health Leadership: From Frameworks to Practice

Understanding public health leadership is a dynamic, lifelong process involving discovering and applying theories and frameworks, learning from proven and effective real-world leaders, analyzing strategies and skills such leaders have employed, and personal reflection. This seminar course will address these leadership dimensions and feature guest speakers, James O’Connell, Joan Reede, and Jonathan Woodson. To be admitted, complete a brief, six-question online application by Nov 8 at 11:59 PM.

Click here to learn more about: Applications Open for Winter Leadership Course with Dr. Howard Koh (due Nov 8)
For more information contact: cheberlein@hsph.harvard.edu


Special Winter Term Opportunity at HBS: The Spiritual Lives of Leaders

Short Intensive Program at Harvard Business School co-taught by Dr. Howard Koh

This 4-day, non-credit program is an invitation to a conversation that we seldom have at Harvard University about what really motivates leaders. How do leaders develop their values and stick to their purpose, and how do spirituality and faith commitments and practices fit into the life of a leader? Open to students from HBS, HSPH, HKS, HDS. Program runs Jan 18-21 from approximately 8am-4pm at HBS. To apply, send your resume and brief statement of interest to Kirk Vanda, kvanda@hsph.harvard.edu by 11/30.

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


Yale-Harvard Football Game

HCSA would like to gauge the level of interest to organize a tailgating event for the Yale-Harvard Football Game on November 20th at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut. We want an idea of how many people would like to come to estimate the number of buses needed. The tickets will be around 15$ or 18$ depending on the number of people interested. We are aiming for the bus and food/drinks costs to be covered by the HGC and the HCSA. Please complete the Google Doc before Monday Oct 25.

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


UX Study Volunteers Wanted

Countway Library and Simmons University SLIS have partnered to conduct a UX study of the Countway website as part of a graduate course (LIS 455: Usability and User Experience Research). This joint project will review facets of the Countway website through one-on-one Zoom interviews, and we are seeking volunteers! To sign up, please visit countway.info/uxstudy. Individuals selected to participate will receive a small gift as a thank you for their time at the completion of the study.

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Participate in a Survey about HOLLIS

Harvard Library is running a survey about HOLLIS (the Harvard Library catalog) and we want to hear from you! The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete, and for your participation you will be entered in a raffle to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.

Click here to learn more about: Participate in a Survey about HOLLIS


Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund is designed to support students who are experiencing financial strain by mitigating the expense or providing full-support. Should you need assistance, we encourage you to apply. To learn more regarding the application process, visit the fund website.

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


New Improvements to Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)!

Important Temporary Changes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)! Note to SAO – please link the above with the following URL: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/financial-aid/new-improvements-to-pslf/

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Events


Virtual Office Hours with Lilu Barbosa

Friday October 22, 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.

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


Grad Bible Study and Dinner Fellowship

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia at GSAS

Saturday October 23, 2021 | 7:00 PM
In-person | Location: MIT Stata Center (building 32), room 141
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

Join us as we welcome Pastor Simon, missionary to the Republic of Georgia, to teach Bible study. MIT ABSK Grad is inviting us to join them at MIT; rides are available. We’d love to get to know you over dinner after! Please register below as required by MIT’s COVID guidelines.

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


Calling a Pandemic Ceasefire: Vaccinating in Conflict Zones

Presented jointly with The World from PRX & GBH

Monday October 25, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

To contain the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people living in conflict zones will need to be vaccinated. But what will it take to negotiate “pandemic ceasefires” when warring factions have largely abandoned conventional laws of war? Register: hsph.me/vaccinatinginconflictzones

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


Open Access Week Keynote: bioRxiv & medRxiv with Dr. Richard Sever

Communicating at the Speed of Science

Tuesday October 26, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Preprint servers bioRxiv & medRxiv have experienced unprecedented growth and attention in the last 18 months as they have contributed to the scientific community’s collaborative response to the present international health crisis. Please join us to hear Dr. Sever’s observations.

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Tips and Tricks for protocols.io Power Users

Research Data Management Webinar

Tuesday October 26, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

Already a protocols.io user? Sign up for this webinar if you want to learn more about the advanced features and functionality offered in protocols.io. This workshop is aimed at current protocol.io users, however, it is open and free to all.

Click here to learn more about: Tips and Tricks for protocols.io Power Users
For more information contact: julie_goldman@harvard.edu


MPH Fall Fest

Tuesday October 26, 2021 – Thursday October 28, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
In-person | Location: Kresge G-Level (outside Kresge G-29 suite)
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

The MPH Program Office we are excited to invite MPH students to MPH Fall Fest, on Tuesday, October 26 – Thursday, October 28 from 12p – 2p. We hope you will stop by so we can get to meet as many MPH students in-person and participate in fun fall-themed activities.

For more information contact: mph@hsph.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


Environmental Justice Student Organization Fall Planning Meeting

Tuesday October 26, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
In-person | Location: Kresge 202B (and via Zoom)
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

As we gear up for Fall 2, EJSO would like to bring interested members together to introduce new board members, share plans, and hear from members about what they would like to see from EJSO! We will have a Zoom option and grab-and-go lunch for in-person attendees.

Click here to learn more about: Environmental Justice Student Organization Fall Planning Meeting
For more information contact: ejstudent.harvardchan@gmail.com


Rose Service Learning Fellowship: Presentations by Spring 2021 Fellows

Wednesday October 27, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Twice a year, Rose Service Learning Fellows work with communities in the Boston area and around the world, to help address a locally identified public health problem. Please join three Fellows for brief field presentations about summer projects – and a lively discussion!

Click here to learn more about: Rose Service Learning Fellowship: Presentations by Spring 2021 Fellows
For more information contact: rosefellowship@hsph.harvard.edu


Three Life Lessons from COVID-19: We Can Come Out Happier than We Went In

Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness Seminar Series

Wednesday October 27, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Arthur C. Brooks, Harvard faculty and columnist at the Atlantic. All are welcome, and students are invited to register for a virtual meet-and-greet session with Dr. Brooks after the main seminar.

Click here to learn more about: Three Life Lessons from COVID-19: We Can Come Out Happier than We Went In
For more information contact: centerhealthhappiness@hsph.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.

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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


Partnering for Impact: Feeding Communities During Crisis

Thursday October 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join us for a webinar on “Partnering for Impact: Feeding Communities During Crisis.” Panelists include Nate Mook, CEO of World Central Kitchen, and Ann Lee, Co-Founder & CEO of CORE. They will discuss their disaster relief activities and the power of cross-sector partnerships.

Click here to learn more about: Partnering for Impact: Feeding Communities During Crisis
For more information contact: ssarli@hsph.harvard.edu


Harvard Chan Student Culinary Club Welcome Meeting

Thursday October 28, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

Please join us for a welcome meeting to get acquainted with the Harvard Chan Student Culinary Club, learn about open leadership positions, and get your questions answered about our plans for the year.

Click here to learn more about: Harvard Chan Student Culinary Club Welcome Meeting
For more information contact: jwynne@g.harvard.edu


COVID-19 Reality for People with Disabilities

Lessons Learned for Collective Employment Access

Friday October 29, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

This session will focus on the employment lessons that have been learned from the global pandemic, specifically for people with disabilities.

Click here to learn more about: COVID-19 Reality for People with Disabilities
For more information contact: jcastro@hsph.harvard.edu


Innovation and Global Health Systems Hackathon

Digital Innovations to improve Type 1 Diabetes

Saturday October 30, 2021 – Sunday October 31, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
In-person | Location: Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School (Registration required with virtual attendance possible)
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

The Global Collaborative for Changing Diabetes in Children in collaboration with HSPH and MIT Hacking medicine will organize a Hackathon on digital initiatives to improve Type 1 Diabetes for Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and Pakistan.

Click here to learn more about: Innovation and Global Health Systems Hackathon
For more information contact: clreddy@hsph.harvard.edu


Innovation and Global Health Systems Hackathon

Digital initiatives to improve Type 1 Diabetes

Saturday October 30, 2021 – Sunday October 31, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
In-person | Location: Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School (with also zoom attendance possible)
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

The Global Collaborative for Changing Diabetes in Children in collaboration with MIT Hacking Medicine will organize a Hackathon on Type 1 Diabetes Digital Data Systems for LMICs. Innovative solutions will be geared towards enhancing data systems in six countries in Asia.

Click here to learn more about: Innovation and Global Health Systems Hackathon
For more information contact: clreddy@hsph.harvard.edu


Research Data Transfer: Project Handoff for Longterm Success

Research Data Management Seminar Series

Tuesday November 2, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

This session will present the knowledge transfer process and what to document at the point of employee offboarding. We will explore how individuals collect, organize, access, store and share project data in order to facilitate reuse and ongoing project work.

Click here to learn more about: Research Data Transfer: Project Handoff for Longterm Success
For more information contact: julie_goldman@harvard.edu


Book Launch: Consumer Genetic Technologies: Ethical and Legal Considerations

Tuesday November 2, 2021 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Event Description In September 2021, Cambridge University Press published Consumer Genetic Technologies: Ethical and Legal Considerations. Join us on November 2nd for a panel discussion with some of our expert authors and editors.

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For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


Countway Author Series Presents: The Genome Defense

Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA

Tuesday November 2, 2021 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join author Jorge Contreras and a panel of experts to discuss who owns your DNA. The Genome Defense is a powerful and compelling story about how society struggles to balance scientific advancement, corporate profits, and the rights of all people.

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3rd annual Health Data Science Symposium at Harvard

hosted by faculty from Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School & the Harvard School of Public Health

Friday November 5, 2021
In-person | Location: Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Dept of Neurosurgery’s Computational Neuroscience Outcomes Center
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

The 2021 focus is on Digital Phenotyping, Wearables, Smartphones, & Personal Sensing across Health.

Click here to learn more about: 3rd annual Health Data Science Symposium at Harvard
For more information contact: nnawabi@bwh.harvard.edu