Events

    The Tale of Two Californias: “Averages Are No Consolation to Those Who Have Been Left Behind”

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    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health—Online

    The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has disproportionately affected communities of color, people living in poverty, and other marginalized groups. Speakers will explore how COVID-19 exposure risk, the quality of COVID-19-specific medical care, and social determinants of health contribute to disparate trends in COVID-19 infection and mortality seen in the United States. Speakers will be asked to comment on the major public health needs, such as data collection and studies performed, that are required to support a more equitable pandemic response.

    Dr. Bibbins-Domingo is a...

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    Books@Baker with Ashley Whillans, author of "Time Smart"

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    Harvard Business School—Online

    Four out of five adults report feeling that they have too much to do and not enough time to do it, research shows. These "time-poor" people experience less joy each day, laugh less often, and are less healthy—and they are also less productive. How can we escape the time traps that can consume our days and make us miserable?

    In the new book Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life, author and Harvard Business School Professor Ashley Whillans says we need to consciously take steps to improve our "time affluence." The book provides research-...

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    Will COVID-19 Curtail European-Eurasian Integration?

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    Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies—Online

    A panel of scholars from China, Germany, Kazakhstan, and the US will explore the impact of COVID-19 on transcontinental connectivity from the perspective of key countries and regions in the Belt and Road Initiative: Germany, Hungary, Greece, Belarus, Russia and Central Asia. Will the pandemic curtail European-Eurasian integration and Chinese influence? Or will it represent a critical juncture that relaxes political constraints and hastens economic interdependence?

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    Tracking the Unequal Burden of COVID-19 in the United States

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    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health—Online

     

    The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has disproportionately affected communities of color, people living in poverty, and other marginalized groups. Speakers will explore how COVID-19 exposure risk, the quality of COVID-19-specific medical care, and social determinants of health contribute to disparate trends in COVID-19 infection and mortality seen in the United States. Speakers will be asked to comment on the major public health needs, such as data collection and studies performed, that...

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    Portraits in Pajamas: Live Event for "Fresh Breaths: Portrait of Sabrina"

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    Online via Instagram Live

    Join the Ed Portal online with two of Boston's most impactful artists, Chanel Thervil and Sabrina Dorsainvil, to celebrate the virtual unveiling of Fresh Breaths: Portrait of Sabrina.

    In an intimate conversation and Q&A on Instagram Live, these artists will explore ways they and other creatives of color are navigating the nuances of self-care, survival, and the new normals as a result of COVID-19.

    Get cozy and experience the newest piece in Thervil's Quarantine Self-Care Portrait series, a multi-media project that combines interviews, portrait...

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    Understanding the Role of Race in Health

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    Online—Harvard Law School, The Petrie-Flom Center

    Structural racism pervades all facets of society, from education, to housing, to law enforcement. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the health disparities that result from this systemic and structural racism.

    The Petrie-Flom Center has asked leading scholars in law, public health, history, sociology, and other fields to explore these issues for a digital symposium on the Bill of Health blog. The focus of the symposium is to unpack how critical race theories and other strands of racial justice scholarship can inform health care, public health, and other areas of law to...

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    Digital Health Apps: Evidence, Reimbursement and Outcomes

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    Harvard Medical School—Online event

    Apps for health, wellness and disease management are increasingly common across the healthcare ecosystem. Health systems, biotech and pharma, payers and pharmacy benefits managers are just a few of the industry sectors actively using digital tools to try to improve care delivery and outcomes.

    This webinar will discuss emerging lessons and concepts from this space. What is the practical significance of the designation “digital therapeutic?” What are the current regulatory pathways? How does reimbursement actually work? Megan Jones Bell, MD, Chief Science Officer for Headspace,...

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    Creative Coping for Older Adults during COVID-19: How to Stay Safe and Sane

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    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health—Online

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on everyone, especially "at-risk" groups, such as older adults. Sheltering in place orders and public health mandates have greatly limited the degree to which older adults can interact with their family or friends and reduced their involvement in activities within the community. These restrictions can lead to feelings of stress, sadness, and loneliness.

    The aim of this forum is to discuss the effects of the pandemic on older adults and to offer tips on how older adults can stay mentally and physically healthy during this unique time...

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    Wonder Spots at the Arnold Arboretum

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    The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Discover, Wonder, Have Fun!

    Wonder Spots give Arboretum families an opportunity to explore the landscape through weekly investigations about the natural world. Learn about plants and animals in locations throughout the Arboretum, getting to know our grounds while discovering and observing living things in new ways. Each week, the featured Wonder Spot will be identified by a sign in the landscape. You can also find a Wonder Spot by using the map provided ...

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    Farmers' Market at Harvard

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    Harvard Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge

    We are excited to announce that the Farmers' Market at Harvard will open this summer, beginning on TUESDAY, JUNE 16th, from 12-6 pm!  

    Join us at the market every Tuesday, and help support the vital local farmers and food artisans who ensure we have fresh, healthy, safe food!

    The market will be modified to create a safe shopping environment for everyone: we will feature a limited number of vendors, and will have protocols in place in keeping with state requirements (including face coverings, gloves, handwashing stations, and layouts that allow for social...

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    When “Stay at Home” Isn’t Safe: Domestic Violence During COVID-19

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    Online Event

    Although communities have been asked to stay home to stay safe, for many domestic violence victims, home can be a dangerous place. Spikes in intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse have been noted across the country and around the world since the onset of the COVID-19 stay-at-home directives as victims and witnesses of IPV and child abuse find themselves isolated within their homes and confronted with difficult decisions about when and how to seek care or shelter. In this Radcliffe webinar, scholars, public officials, community activists, and...

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    Democracy, Pandemic, and How We Move Forward

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    Online Event

    Join the Ash Center for a International Festival of Arts and Ideas event. Former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles Rapoport will moderate a conversation with political commentator and author Heather McGhee, political activist and CEO of Voto Latino María Teresa Kumar, and political scholar Archon Fung, all of whom have spent their lives working to strengthen our democracy. Together they will explore the question: Where do we go from here?

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    Staying active to support mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

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    Online Event

    The forum will provide attendees with practical tips and strategies for staying active to support mental health during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by international experts in exercise physiology, the forum will cover up-to-date evidence about the benefits of physical activity for mood and brain health, discuss current challenges and specific recommendations, and end with a Q&A session.

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    Webinar: China's Air Quality and Climate Change: The Known and the Unknown

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    Online Event

    Chris Nielsen is the executive director of the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment. Working with faculty at collaborating Chinese universities and across the schools of Harvard, he has managed and developed the interdisciplinary China Project from its inception.

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    Natural Experiments in Health Care: What Really Works

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    Online Event

    One of the biggest challenges facing health care today is identifying what treatments and policy initiatives work and don’t work in real-world settings, particularly when early evidence on treatment effectiveness stems from highly controlled, small populations of patients and when treatments are costly. In this webinar, Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, the Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, will discuss how natural experiments and big data can inform our understanding of what works and doesn’t work in health care- including in turbulent times such as the current...

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    Epidemics and Health Disparities in African American Communities

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    Online Event

    The Project on Race & Gender in Science & Medicine at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research is pleased to sponsor a series of conversations:

    Epidemics and African American Communities from 1793 to the Present  -- Hosted by Professor Evelynn M. Hammonds

    Leading scholars in public health, the history of medicine, and African American Studies will join ...

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    State Prisons and COVID-19

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    Online Event

    How should directors of state prison systems respond to the current pandemic? Patricia Caruso and Harold Clarke will draw on their decades of experience to address the particular challenges posed by COVID-19 among incarcerated populations. They will consider possible solutions, including responsible early release, steps to protect both the incarcerated population and staff on the front lines, repurposing prison garment shops to produce protective masks, and other measures—all with the aim of creating lasting public safety. 

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    Central Asian Economies and COVID-19: Bracing for Crisis

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    Online Event

    Difficult times are upon us. Central Asian states are dealing with the outbreak of COVID-19 and bracing for the second “tsunami wave” – the impact of the pandemic on their economies.  With borders sealed, supply chain interrupted, prices on natural resources going down, and businesses forced to scale down or close, the unprecedented crisis requires strong and smart policies. Join Program Director Nargis Kassenova in conversation with Christian Josz, IMF Mission Chief for the Kyrgyz Republic, Roman Mogilevskii, Associate Director of the University of Central Asia Institute of Public...

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    The Cuban Economy in the Context of COVID-19

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    Online Event

    Before the covid-19 pandemic, Cuba was already suffering the worst economic crisis since the 1990s after the collapse of the socialist camp. In addition to basically maintaining the central planning model (with some modest reforms) that was unable to increase GDP growth and production, Cuba has suffered significant cuts in its economic relationship with Venezuela and Trumps' aggressive policies that strengthened the U.S. embargo. Evaluating the impact of these three factors, the presentations show the domestic macroeconomic indicators and the impact of the two external variables....

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    Addiction: A Paradigm Shift from Problem to Patient through Policy

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    Online via Zoom—Harvard Medical School

     

    Join Harvard Medical School online for "Addiction: A Paradigm Shift from Problem to Patient through Policy."

    Addiction is one of numerous public health crises facing the US today. Treatment for severe substance use disorders (i.e., addiction) has evolved over time as science has advanced to better understand addiction as a chronic disease, acceptance of evidence-based practice guidelines, and availability of safe and effective treatments. Patients, however, still face barriers to engaging treatment for a variety...

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