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Events in February 2013

  • February 1, 2013

    arrow-rightHealth Law Year in P/Review

    Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Wasserstein Hall 2036, Milstein East C Harvard Law School

    1:00-5:00pm (reception to follow)
    Wasserstein Hall 2036, Milstein East C
    Harvard Law School

    The past year was an historic one for health law, with the Supreme Court issuing the final word on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act alongside a host of other critical developments.  2013 promises to continue the trend, with a number of other important topics on the horizon, from employer coverage of contraceptives to gene patenting and more.

    Please join us for the first annual Health Law Year in P/Review event, bringing together leading experts to review some of the most important changes in the health law landscape over the past year, their implications for the future, and a preview of what is to come.

    A wine and cheese reception will follow at 5:00pm.

    For questions, please contact petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu, 617-496-4662 .  
    Co-sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School and the New England Journal of Medicine.

     

  • February 5, 2013

    arrow-rightWorkshop 2: Tax Session for Foreign Nationals

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Riesman Lecture Hall, Rabb 2 (BIDMC)

    The Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development at BIDMC strives to provide a comprehensive curriculum that addresses development and advancement of one’s career. These workshops are open to the Harvard community and affiliated hospitals.

    Workshop 2: Tax Session for Foreign Nationals
    This session, sponsored by the Office for Academic Careers and Faculty Development, will focus on tax questions specific to foreign nationals.

    Faculty: Karen Wolfson, BIDMC Office of Finance

    When: February 5, 2013, 12:00-1:00pm

    Where: Riesman Lecture Hall, Rabb 2
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    330 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA, 02115

  • February 5, 2013

    arrow-rightWorkshop 3: Making it to the Next Step for Instructors

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Kirstein Building, Kirstein Living Room, 1st Floor (BIDMC)

    The Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development at BIDMC strives to provide a comprehensive curriculum that addresses development and advancement of one’s career. These workshops are open to the Harvard community and affiliated hospitals

    Workshop 3: Making it to the Next Step for Instructors
    This session will focus on the professional requirements necessary to be promoted from instructor to assistant professor.

    Faculty: Terry Maratos-Flier, MD, director for the Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development

    When:  February 5, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm

    Where: Kirstein Building, Kirstein Living Room, 1st Floor
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    330 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA, 02115

  • February 6, 2013

    arrow-rightMixed Methods: State of the Art

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Building 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138

    Mixed Methods Research (MMR) is a research approach developed over the past 20 years that intentionally and systematically combines both qualitative and quantitative approaches in order to capitalize on the respective strengths of each.  Qualitative research – which often includes data collection approaches such as interviews and focus groups– has traditionally been used by social scientists to gain in-depth knowledge of an individual’s or group’s experience.  Quantitative research – which often includes data collection approaches such as surveys, medical record, or surveillance data – is traditionally used to gather large amounts of data from many people, and its strength is that the data is both quantifiable and replicable. The value of MMR is that is that it offers the benefits of both types of research:  a researcher is able to focus both on characteristics of the population, and on the individual’s experience within that population.

    When: February 6, 2013, 4:00-6:00 pm

    Where: Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Building
    1730 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Presenter: Dr. John Creswell, visiting professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health, is supported by the Community Health Innovation and Research Program of Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center.

    This lecture is open to all students and faculty interested in learning about mixed methods research.

    The QSS@Harvard project is a faculty initiative involving qualitative and mixed methods researchers from across Harvard’s schools to promote methodological innovation, teaching, and exchange. Started in 2008 with funding from the Provost’s Office, we organize events that bring the community of researchers together.  For more information please see our website.

  • February 8, 2013

    arrow-right26th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Scientific Poster Symposium

    Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

    The Alzheimer’s Disease Centers’ annual scientific poster symposium showcases the best of local AD research, and provides an opportunity for researchers to meet and share their work. We provide a buffet breakfast, and guarantee stimulating conversations. A program will be distributed at the symposium containing the abstracts from all posters displayed. This event will be co-sponsored by the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center and the MGH Neurological Clinical Research Institute.

    Friday, February 8, 2013
    9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
    Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
    at Harvard Medical School
    77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

    For more information please contact Liang Yap: lyap@partners.org (617-582-9063)

    http://www.bu.edu/alzresearch/research/investigatorinfo/26th-annual-ma-adrc-buadc-poster-symposium/

  • February 8, 2013

    arrow-rightWorkshop: Designing a Mixed Methods Study

    Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location: Center for Government and International Studies Knafel K354 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 0213

    Designing a Mixed Methods Study is geared toward investigators who are actively involved in designing and conducting a mixed methods study. Participants are asked to bring to the class a mixed methods project they would like to conduct, one they might design, or one actually completed.  After briefly introducing mixed methods and its core characteristics, the speaker will talk about designing key features of a mixed methods study, such as a title, the study aims, the research questions, including a mixed methods question, the design and notations, the data collection and analysis, and a diagram of the procedures to pull the project together.

    At the end of the workshop, individuals will share their diagrams and talk about the design of their study.  Although this workshop does not cover all aspects of design, it covers many of the key features that would enable an individual to plan a mixed methods study for a proposal for extramural funding or for a graduate research project.  By the end of the workshop, the participants will have sketched out a reasonably complete plan for designing a mixed methods project or revising a current plan for such a project.

    When: February 8, 2013, 9:00am-12:00pm

    Where: Center for Government and International Studies
    Knafel K354
    1730 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Capacity for this event is limited to 30 so please RSVP before February 4if you would like to attend, including your email address. Dr. Creswell asks that participants interested in attending this workshop also attend the lecture on February 6.

    The QSS@Harvard project is a faculty initiative involving qualitative and mixed methods researchers from across Harvard’s schools to promote methodological innovation, teaching, and exchange. Started in 2008 with funding from the Provost’s Office, we organize events that bring the community of researchers together.  For more information please see our website.

  • February 8, 2013

    arrow-rightGene-Environment and Disparities Research Workshop Series: Environmental Exposures, Genetics, and H

    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: 5th Floor of Countway Library

    Please join the Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program and the Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities for a workshop, as part of their year-long series, on environmental exposures, genetics and health on February 8, 2013, 3:00-4:30pm on the 5th Floor of Countway Library. RSVP is required.

    The Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development at BIDMC strives to provide a comprehensive curriculum that addresses development and advancement of one’s career. These workshops are open to the Harvard community and affiliated hospitals

    Workshop 4: How is your Post Doc Progressing?
    This session will focus on the elements you should assess to determine a positive career trajectory.

    Faculty: Terry Maratos-Flier, MD, director for the Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development

    When: February 12, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm

    Where: Shapiro Clinical Center, Shapiro 10 Conference Room, 10th Floor
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    330 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA, 02115

    To register for one or more of these workshops, please e-mail the BIDMC Office for Academic Careers and Faculty Development.

    For more information and questions, please e-mail Elizabeth Langley.

     

  • February 12, 2013

    arrow-rightHarvard NeuroDiscovery Student/Faculty Journal Club

    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: New Research Building (NRB), Room 350

    Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    New Research Building (NRB), Room 350
    Harvard Medical School
    77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

    Please RSVP by email neurodiscovery@hms.harvard.edu to ensure adequate food and drink.

    This journal club is a monthly forum for students and junior investigators to present a recently published paper related to neurologic and psychiatric diseases and to discuss the impact, scientific merit and shortcomings of the work.

    Each meeting is also attended by at least two faculty members who also share their thoughts on the selected manuscript. This is a valuable opportunity for students and post docs to practice their presentation and analytical skills under the mentorship of faculty knowledgeable in the relevant area.

    The main presentation is formal, of high quality and typically lasts 30-40 minutes. This is followed by two 10-15 minute presentations by each invited faculty member who puts the work into a broader context, presenting his or her views on the new work. The presentations are followed by a Q&A session involving all attendees.

    For further details, please visit the Journal Club website: www.neurodiscovery.harvard.edu/research_community/journalclub.html.

  • February 18, 2013

    arrow-rightCompliance with and Enforcement of US Healthcare Laws: Evolution of Modern Life Sciences Compliance

    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Milstein West A, Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School

    Compliance with and Enforcement of US Healthcare Laws: Evolution of Modern Life Sciences Compliance Programs

    Date

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    Time

    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST

    Where

    Milstein West A, Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School

    Organization/Sponsor

    The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Bioethics, and Biotechnology at Harvard Law School

    Speaker(s)

    - Mary Riordan, Senior Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
    - James Sheehan, Chief Integrity Officer, NYC Human Resources Administration; Former Medicaid Inspector General for New York State
    - Paul Kalb, Partner, Healthcare Practice head, Life Sciences Practice global coordinator, Sidley Austin
    - Kathleen Boozang, Professor of Law, Seton Hall
    - Moderator: Kris Curry, Vice President, Health Care Compliance, Pharmaceuticals Group, Johnson & Johnson

    Cost

    Free

    Contact Info

    petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu

    Notes

    There have been a number of recent prosecutions of life sciences companies under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the qui tam whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. Allegations include things like unlawful promotion, failure to report safety data, and false price reporting practices, resulting in massive settlements, some in the billion dollar range.

    Understandably, compliance has become a top priority for life sciences companies, which typically have dedicated compliance programs in place with ever more sophisticated internal programs for educating employees, preventing wrongful conduct, detecting and deterring violations, and ensuring prompt remedial action.

    Please join us for a panel discussion of how life science compliance efforts have evolved in recent years to face a variety of challenges. We'll hear from some of the leading experts from the government, life sciences industry, private bar, and academia.

    Lunch will be served. Open to the public.

    More

    http://law.harvard.edu/programs/petrie-flom/events/index.html

  • February 27, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar: Bioethics Research in Progress

    Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Harvard Medical School Countway Library – Ballard Room – 5th floor 25 Shattuck Street, Boston

    The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Bioethics and the Harvard Medical School Division of Medical Ethics is pleased to invite you to attend:

    Bioethics Research in Progress

    Institutional Oversight of Faculty Consulting Relationships in US Medical Schools

    Stephanie Morain
    Doctoral Candidate (Ethics), Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy
    Harvard University

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    12:30-2:00 PM

    Harvard Medical School
    Countway Library – Ballard Room – 5th floor

    25 Shattuck Street, Boston

     Lunch will be available to those who RSVP
    Please RSVP to Pamela Galowitz at:  pgalowitz@partners.org

    (Map of HMS:  http://www.hms.harvard.edu/about/maps/quadmap.html)

    The Bioethics Research in Progress series provides a forum for faculty, fellows, and students interested in bioethics to present ongoing research and receive constructive feedback. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 12:30-2:00 PM. If you are interested in presenting your research in the future please email Lisa Lehmann:llehmann1@partners.org

    Save the date for our upcoming seminars:

    ·         04/24/2013              Maya Sabatello

    ·         05/22/2013              Johann Frick

     

  • February 27, 2013

    arrow-rightLessons Learned in a Multi-Tissue Genomewide Methylation Pilot Study

    Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: BIDMC, Kirstein Living Room

    As part of the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics seminar series, this upcoming seminar will discuss a pilot study on unexplored risk factors for atrial fibrillation, including the evaluation of data quality, integrity, and how bioinformatics played a role.

    Murray A. Mittleman, MD, DrPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS-BIDMC;
    Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, HSPH

    Elissa H. Wilker, ScD, Research Associate in the Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, HSPH;
    Instructor in Medicine, HMS-BIDMC

    Oliver Hofmann, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, HSPH

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 3:30-5:00pm
    Reception 5:00-5:30pm
    Location: BIDMC, Kirstein Living Room

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia responsible for a high morbidity burden, but established risk factors account for only a portion of incident AF. Epigenetic mechanisms such as methylation of CpG islands in the DNA alter gene expression or phenotypic profile without modification to the DNA sequence and may influence atrial function, but this association has not been explored. There is some evidence that methylation patterns are more highly correlated across tissues within an individual than within a given tissue across individuals; however this has not been extensively studied. To address these issues, we conducted a pilot study and collected samples of the atrial appendage, left internal mammary artery and peripheral white blood cells in 18 subjects at the time of elective coronary artery bypass surgery. The tissue samples were processed and sent to a core laboratory facility for evaluation with the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 array which covers over 480,000 methylation sites across the genome. In this presentation, we will discuss approaches to evaluating data quality and integrity including the appropriate use of bioinformatics tools and how these assessments may inform subsequent analyses of data arising in this setting.

  • February 28, 2013

    arrow-rightCriminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure: Legal, Moral & Practical Perspectives

    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: KRESGE G3

    Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure: Legal, Moral & Practical Perspectives

    THURSDAY February 28  -12:30 – 1:30

    KRESGE G3
    Lunch Provided


    SPEAKERS:
    Aziza Ahmed

    Northeastern University School of Law
    I. Glenn Cohen
    Harvard Law School
    Iain MacLeod
    HSPH AIDS Initiative
    Michael Moore

    http://www.aids.harvard.edu/conferences/index.html