September 24, 2021

Announcements


Optional Dental Insurance

The deadline to enroll in the optional Dental Blue Plan is September 30 Learn more about the plan benefits and enrollment

Click here to learn more about: Optional Dental Insurance
For more information contact: mservices@huhs.harvard.edu


Health Insurance Late Waiver

The deadline to file a late wavier is September 30. Learn more about waiving and submit your waiver today

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


Register Your Bike

Register your bicycle and obtain access to the bicycle cages on the Harvard Longwood Campus go to:http://hms.harvard.edu/bicycling

Click here to learn more about: Register Your Bike
For more information contact: parking@hms.harvard.edu


Get FREE statistics help at the Biostatistics Student Consulting Center!

Do you need statistics help for your research? You’re in luck! The Biostatistics Student Consulting Center (BSCC) is open for the Fall semester! Through the BSCC, doctoral students in the Department of Biostatistics provide FREE help to students in the School of Public Health on statistics questions that arise outside of the classroom. Schedule a one-on-one consultation by submitting an online inquiry at https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostatistics/bscc/

Click here to learn more about: Get FREE statistics help at the Biostatistics Student Consulting Center!
For more information contact: jemar.bather@g.harvard.edu


Introducing Countway Communiqué

This week Countway is launching its official bi-weekly newsletter, Countway Communiqué! In it we will share important service updates, resources, stories, and events to help the Longwood Campus community get the most out of Countway. To learn more visit https://countway.info/newsletter.

Click here to learn more about: Introducing Countway Communiqué


New at Countway

The Countway Connection Café and the Countway Coop will both open on Monday, September 20th inside the Huntington Avenue atrium. The Coop will offer merchandise for all three Longwood Campus schools, and the Café will feature a barista and grab-and-go food options. As a reminder, all building safety protocols will remain in effect: face masks are required at all times, and eating and drinking are prohibited inside the library itself.

Click here to learn more about: New at Countway


Nucleate Boston: Application Open

Nucleate is a student-run nonprofit organization that facilitates the formation of new life science ventures. Our equity-free activator program supports companies that tackle the biggest challenges in human health (Bio Track) and sustainability (Eco Track). The program connects scientific trainees and business students with a world-class advisor network of startup founders, executives, venture investors, and renowned scientists.

Click here to learn more about: Nucleate Boston: Application Open
For more information contact: mboisvert@g.harvard.edu


Apply for the executive board of Women in Leadership (WIL): A Harvard Chan Student Organization!

WIL is currently recruiting executive board members for this upcoming year. We are currently recruiting for Finance VP, Professional Development VP, Community Engagement VP, and Speaker Events VP. The application is due FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 2021 at 11:59PM.

Click here to learn more about: Apply for the executive board of Women in Leadership (WIL): A Harvard Chan Student Organization!
For more information contact: jmccann@hsph.harvard.edu


Apply to Innovate4Health Global Design Challenge

Now entering its fourth year, Innvoate4Health brings together students and teams from around the world to develop innovative approaches to some of the world’s most challenging issues related to emerging infectious diseases, from COVID-19 to antimicrobial resistance. The challenge provides teams with coaching, expert assistance, recorded lectures, online resources, and space to design team projects. Learn more at Innovate4health.org. Team applications due September 26th, 2021, sign-up below!

Click here to learn more about: Apply to Innovate4Health Global Design Challenge
For more information contact: hlalani@hsph.harvard.edu


APHA 2021 — Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness, Oct 24-27

Deadline Friday October 1 at 5pm EST

Would you like to attend the APHA Annual Meeting on Oct 24-27, 2021? The Office for Student Services will pay registration fees for 10 students to attend the virtual APHA Annual Meeting and Expo. Students will be chosen by lottery. Please complete the application form before Friday Oct 1 at 5pm EST.

Click here to learn more about: APHA 2021 — Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness, Oct 24-27


Sallie Mae Fund: Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students

Application Deadline: October 25, 2021

Ten scholarships, totaling up to $100,000, are available for current graduate students from underserved or marginalized communities, including minority, LGBTQ+, low-income, and first-generation college students. The application window is open now through Oct. 25. More information regarding eligibility requirements, can be found by following the URL Link: https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarship/tmcf-bridging-the-dream-scholarship-program-for-graduate-school-students/

Click here to learn more about: Sallie Mae Fund: Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students


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.

Click here to learn more about: Student Emergency Fund
For more information contact: bmle@hsph.harvard.edu


Harvard International Office Zoom Office Hours

The Harvard International Office (HIO) hosts Zoom Office Hours regularly for HSPH students. Details are available on the HIO website here: https://hio.harvard.edu/office-hours Please note that Elizabeth Capuano, the HIO Advisor for students at the Chan School, will be away from the office from 11/11/2021 through 11/28/2021. Please plan accordingly.

Click here to learn more about: Harvard International Office Zoom Office Hours
For more information contact: elizabeth_capuano@harvard.edu


Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowships in Ethics

Accepting Applications through 11/1

The EJ Safra Graduate Fellowship Program is seeking applications from advanced doctoral students or recent graduates of professional programs; the program supports fellows for a year of concentrated work on their dissertations or research projects. Graduate Fellows participate in a bi-weekly work-in-progress seminar in which they workshop their current work with the two faculty co-directors. The stipend for the 2022-23 academic year is $34,000, plus a small allocation for research.

Click here to learn more about: Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowships in Ethics
For more information contact: ejsafrafellowships@fas.harvard.edu


HPREP High School STEM Outreach Opportunity!

Deadline Extended

Volunteer with the Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)! HPREP is an outreach program hosted by Harvard to recruit high school students from underrepresented backgrounds into science, medicine, and public health. HPREP will run on 10 Saturdays from November to February virtually on Zoom. If you are interested in mentoring students, teaching/developing lessons, or helping with program coordination, we would love to have you join our team! More details on our website!

Click here to learn more about: HPREP High School STEM Outreach Opportunity!
For more information contact: hprep@hms.harvard.edu


Healthy Places Design Lab Student Group

The Healthy Places Design Lab Student Group is back! It’ll be an informal & interdisciplinary space for students at the Graduate School of Design and HSPH to meet and learn from each other on ideas and topics relating to social determinants of health and the roles that the built environment & transportation play in health and well-being. We’re starting off as a super informal, low-commitment & low-barrier and hoping to build off from there. Please fill out the form if you are interested!

Click here to learn more about: Healthy Places Design Lab Student Group
For more information contact: jonathan_lee@gsd.harvard.edu


On-Campus Office Hours with ODI

Office of Diversity and Inclusion staff members will be on campus and available to meet in person on a drop-in basis Monday through Thursday, between 10 am and 3 pm ET (except holidays and recess). Stop in to introduce yourself, ask questions, or share ideas! Click on the link below for the full schedule and locations.

Click here to learn more about: On-Campus Office Hours with ODI
For more information contact: odi@hsph.harvard.edu


Apartments Available at Shattuck International House

There are limited apartments available at Shattuck International House. Shattuck International House is home to both international and domestic students at the Harvard Chan School and offers students a welcoming and supportive housing option in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.

Click here to learn more about: Apartments Available at Shattuck International House
For more information contact: housing@hsph.harvard.edu


Asian American/Asian International Students Support Group

Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Asian American/Asian International Students Support Group is offered by Wenhui Yang, LMHC, as a confidential and safe space to connect with other Asian undergrad and graduate students during these challenging times. Even without a pandemic, academic and student life can be challenging! It can also be very rewarding. If you are interested, please email the group leader directly and include your Student ID number, which allows CAMHS to securely message the workshop/group zoom link.

Click here to learn more about: Asian American/Asian International Students Support Group
For more information contact: wyang@huhs.harvard.edu


Countway Cuddles Pet Therapy Returns!

Feeling stressed? Need a break? Join us for Countway Cuddles pet therapy with certified therapy dogs Bodhi, Cooper and Daisy! Check our calendar for multiple events each week: countway.info/Calendar. Drop-ins welcome!

Click here to learn more about: Countway Cuddles Pet Therapy Returns!

 

Events


Transformational Prison Project Workshop Series: Restorative Justice Community Building Circles

Friday September 24, 2021 – Friday November 5, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

Robert “Bobby” Iacoviello (left) and Eric “E” Anderson are two of Transformational Prison Project’s coordinators, facilitators, and circle-keepers. They are both systems-impacted who hope to share their knowledge and wisdom through the facilitation of RJ healing circles.

Click here to learn more about: Transformational Prison Project Workshop Series: Restorative Justice Community Building Circles
For more information contact: rnalls@hsph.harvard.edu


Restorative Justice Community Building Circles

New Narratives Project

Friday September 24, 2021 – Friday November 5, 2021
Virtual
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

Led by the Transformational Prison Project, we seek to build community and break down barriers to our understanding of self and others. This is a 6-week session and we ask for folks to commit to attending each session. All sessions will be held virtual.

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


Picnic & Volleyball with ABSK at GSAS

Sponsored by the GSAS Student Council (GSC)

Saturday September 25, 2021 | 12:00 PM
In-person | Location: Cambridge Common
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

Take a break from your graduate studies and join us for picnic and volleyball games on Cambridge Common at 12pm! We look forward to meeting you and enjoying the afternoon together. Rides are available. Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/PicnicWithABSKGrad

Click here to learn more about: Picnic & Volleyball with ABSK at GSAS
For more information contact: gsas-absk@hcs.harvard.edu


“Why I Am a Christian” Grad Bible Study Series and Dinner Fellowship

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia at GSAS

Saturday September 25, 2021 | 7:00 PM
In-person | Location: MIT Stata Center (Building 32), room 141
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

Join ABSK at GSAS for “Why I am a Christian,” as we study the Bible together, Saturdays at 7pm. MIT ABSK Grad is inviting us to join them at MIT at the Stata Center, room 141; rides are available. We’d love to get to know you over dinner after Bible study! Please register below.

Click here to learn more about: “Why I Am a Christian” Grad Bible Study Series and Dinner Fellowship
For more information contact: gsas-absk@hcs.harvard.edu


Last Day of Consulting Week Day 5: Case Prep Workshop for Non-profit and Government Consulting with Evan Piekara

Monday, September 27th: 6:30PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

Public-sector industries face unique challenges, stakeholders, and opportunities. Outside of this workshop, there are few places where consolidated resources exist or where best practices are shared. You’ll walk away with an insider’s understanding from Evan Piekara– a consultant who has been on both sides of the case interview table. Evan teaches you how to approach, analyze, and address the most sophisticated cases. From understanding the public sector ecosystem to preparing for interviews, from learning about the top frameworks as well as the best resources to guide your career going forward, you can use this workshop to hit the ground running.

Register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqd-GvrjItHtb3aSZqalwPCNeWRTiuDbRa


HBNU Fellowship Info Session

Tuesday September 28, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

The HBNU Global Health Fellowship Program provides year-long, mentored fellowships to postdocs and doctoral students interested in global health research. To learn more, please register to attend the information session. Applications for the fellowship are due on November 1, 2021

Click here to learn more about: HBNU Fellowship Info Session
For more information contact: kcarthew@hsph.harvard.edu


Confronting Racism in Health Care Delivery: An Imperative to Improve the Public’s Health

Presented in Partnership with The Commonwealth Fund and Jointly with STAT

Tuesday September 28, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Watch the live event– www.ForumHSPH.org Panelists: David Ansell, Mary Findling, Alden Landry, Laurie Zephyrin Moderator: Nicholas St. Fleur

Click here to learn more about: Confronting Racism in Health Care Delivery: An Imperative to Improve the Public’s Health
For more information contact: theforum@hsph.harvard.edu


ChenMed Information Session

Tuesday, September 28 / 1:00–2:00 pm ET

Come Learn more about the CSE Leadership Fellowship Program at ChenMed from recent HSPH Grads! Benjamin Todd – Health Management 2020, Jacob Petrini – Health Management 2020, and Carlos Martinez – Health Management 2021 will lead a lively information session about this unique program and will be happy to answer any questions.

Register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlc-isqj8iH9wdQnfpoWfUGqaTPXvi79vv


Book Talk: The Hospital Suite

In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Countway will host a discussion of John Porcellino’s celebrated graphic novel.

Tuesday September 28, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
In-person | Location: Countway Library (in-person & virtual options)
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

Join us for an open, honest conversation about mental health and the ways in which the medical system can exacerbate anxiety and depression even as it tries to help. Guided by a shared reading of The Hospital Suite, and led by graphic medicine expert Matthew Noe.

Click here to learn more about: Book Talk: The Hospital Suite


How to Write a Strong Cover Letter

Wednesday September 29, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

While uses for cover letters vary, a cover letter can make or break your application. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to write a compelling cover letter that clearly articulate why you’re the right person for the job.

Click here to learn more about: How to Write a Strong Cover Letter
For more information contact: careers@hsph.harvard.edu


Women, Gender, & Health Fall Series – LGBTQ+ Family & Adoption Rights

RSVP Today! https://forms.gle/vqmW43Bd8GuasdAX6 or email wgh@hsph.harvard.edu

Wednesday September 29, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
In-person | Location: Kresge 502 (for lunch catering pick up)
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join WGH for the kick-off event featuring guest speaker presentations (ft Shelbi Day & Wendy Becker) and discussion on the 2021 Supreme Court ruling (Fulton v City of Philadelphia) allowing adoption agencies to discriminate based on religious beliefs against prospective parents.

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


Cardno Chemrisk Information Session

Thursday, September 30 / 1:00–2:00 pm ET

Cardno ChemRisk, a scientific consulting company, provides state-of-the-art toxicology, industrial hygiene, epidemiology, and risk assessment services to organizations that confront public health, occupational health, and environmental challenges. Professionals on the Cardno ChemRisk team have a long-standing reputation for thorough scientific analysis and for sharing results in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

Register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkcuCtrjkpGN1pTWHPyJ7xQBdVm6WErMUe


Calling all Harvard students, alumni, family & friends, and community members!

Join us for Fall Fest 2021, an event where Harvard Community members, Crimson and Big Green fans and everyone in between can gather for an afternoon of fall festivities.

Reconnect with old friends or make new ones at a tailgate and enjoy a great pregame atmosphere around the Stadium, then head into Harvard Stadium to watch the Crimson battle its rivals to the North, the Dartmouth Big Green.

  • Pregame Live Musical Entertainment
  • Food Trucks
  • Yard Games in the Quad
  • Home games for Women’s Rugby, Men’s Water Polo, Women’s & Men’s Hockey, Men’s Tennis, Women’s & Men’s Soccer and Women’s Volleyball

Bring your friends, family, and Harvard spirit to Fall Fest on Saturday, October 30th. Use Promo Code FALLFEST to get $10 tickets!!

Click here for more information and to get tickets


Research Data Onboarding: Procedures for Research Consistency

Research Data Management Seminar Series

Tuesday October 5, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

This session will review the important steps for onboarding new employees/trainees to a lab or new projects. The key takeaway from this session will be how to incorporate these steps within your individual project or lab environment.

Click here to learn more about: Research Data Onboarding: Procedures for Research Consistency
For more information contact: julie_goldman@harvard.edu


Positive Health Interest Group

Monthly Meeting. Lunch Provided.

Tuesday October 5, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
In-person | Location: Outdoor pavilion between Kresge and the Countway Library
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

Calling Harvard grad students, postdocs, and early-career researchers: if you’re interested in the science of well-being, the Center for Health and Happiness Positive Health Interest Group can help you connect with peers and stay current on the latest developments in the field.

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


Introducing POPLAR: The Future of Psychedelics Law and Regulation

Wednesday October 6, 2021 | 12:30 PM – 3:10 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join us for this historic event to mark a new research initiative, the Project on Psychedelics Law and Regulation (POPLAR), sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

Click here to learn more about: Introducing POPLAR: The Future of Psychedelics Law and Regulation
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


Time Management 101 Workshop

Wednesday October 6, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Support and Wellness

Having difficulty keeping up with classes and outside responsibilities? Come learn some tips and tricks on strategically managing your time through an interactive workshop led by the Graduate Student Learning Support Specialist, Ginny Zanger Ed.D. Please RSVP through Engage.

Click here to learn more about: Time Management 101 Workshop
For more information contact: ccronin@hsph.harvard.edu


Disruptions of Dignity: COVID-19 and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Latin America

Friday October 8, 2021 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Presentations will include an overview of the legal and human rights issues and challenges in Latin America from the perspective of the Pan-American Health Organization, and a keynote address outlining the Mexican Supreme Court’s approach to disability rights.

Click here to learn more about: Disruptions of Dignity: COVID-19 and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Latin America
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu