Asia Innovation Trek' and 'Central Asia Leadership Trek

Dear HGBC members,

Please check out the following for Asia Leadership Treks and Teaching
Fellowship organized by Harvard alumni.

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*1) Learn:* Attached to this email are the two Info Session PDFs.

*2) Apply: *Please apply at this link before the deadline on *Dec. 14,
6:00pm* at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T_MG1q8u2eJIZx0Z4IkGuij9r1_nMlHararIPJwpU5A/viewform

*3) Contact Us:* You can contact us at asialeadershiptrek@gmail.com if you
have further questions.

You may also visit us at https://www.facebook.com/asialeadershiptrek/ and
www.asialeadershiptrek.org.

Thanks so much for all your support.

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*Asia Leadership Trek 2016 *

*Asia Leadership Trek Committee*
www.asialeadership.org <http://www.asialeadershiptrek.org/>
www.asialeadershiptrek.org
https://www.facebook.com/asialeadershiptrek
c <asialeadershiptrek@gmail.com>ali@asialeadership.org

Join Asia Leadership Trek on Facebook
<https://www.facebook.com/asialeadershiptrek> to learn about our trek and
interact with trekkers.

 

 

Distilling Your Message: How to Communicate Your Research so People Understand You!

Thu, Dec 10th

Come learn how to best explain your research to employers, funding agencies, the media, friends or family. Learn how to craft clear, short, conversational statements about your work and why it matters.  Examples will be science focused  but social science and humanities students will also learn valuable strategies. Don’t miss this special new program. Choose from two locations… 

Longwood Session: 10:00am-12:00pm

Cannon Room, Building C, Harvard Medical School (map)

RSVP for the Longwood session

                    OR

Cambridge Session: 3:00 – 5:00pm

Northwest Building, Room B103, 52 Oxford St (map)

RSVP for the Cambridge session

 Guest Speaker: Christine O’Connell, PhD, Associate Director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and faculty at the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University. 

This program is open to Harvard students and postdocs and is co-sponsored by the Office of Career Services for FAS, FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Integrated Life Sciences, and the HMS/HSDM Office of Postdoctoral Fellows.

DEADLINE 12/1: Call for Abstracts: Big Data, Health Law, & Bioethics*

<http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/2016-annual-conference>*Petrie-Flom
Center 2016 Annual Conference:
<http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/2016-annual-conference>*

*Big Data, Health Law, & Bioethics
<http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/2016-annual-conference>*

*May 6 and possibly May 7, 2016*

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA



The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics
<http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/> at Harvard Law School is pleased to
announce plans for our 2016 annual conference, entitled: “Big Data, Health
Law, and Bioethics.”  This year’s conference is organized in collaboration
with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
<https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/> and the Health Ethics and Policy Lab,
University of Zurich
<http://www.ebpi.uzh.ch/en/aboutus/departments/publichealth/healthpol/healthethpollab.html>
, with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund at Harvard University.


Conference Description

“Big Data” is a phrase that has been used pervasively by the media and the
lay public in the last several years. While many definitions are possible,
the common denominator seems to include the “three V’s” – Volume (vast
amounts of data), Variety (significant heterogeneity in the type of data
available in the set), and Velocity (speed at which a data scientist or
user can access and analyze the data).



Defined as such, health care has become one of the key emerging use cases
for big data. For example, Fitbit and Apple’s ResearchKit can provide
researchers access to vast stores of biometric data on users from which to
test hypotheses on nutrition, fitness, disease progression, treatment
success, and the like. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
have vast stores of billing data that can be mined to promote high value
care and prevent fraud; the same is true of private health insurers.  And
hospitals have attempted to reduce re-admission rates by targeting patients
that predictive algorithms indicate are at highest risk based on analysis
of available data collected from existing patient records.

Underlying these and many other potential uses, however, are a series of
legal and ethical challenges relating to, among other things, privacy,
discrimination, intellectual property, tort, and informed consent, as well
as research and clinical ethics.



This conference, and anticipated edited volume, will aim to: (1) identify
the various ways in which law and ethics intersect with the use of big data
in health care and health research, particularly in the United States; (2)
understand the way U.S. law (and potentially other legal systems) currently
promotes or stands as an obstacle to these potential uses; (3) determine
what might be learned from the legal and ethical treatment of uses of big
data in other sectors and countries; and (4) examine potential solutions
(industry best practices, common law, legislative, executive, domestic and
international) for better use of big data in health care and health
research in the U.S.


Call for Abstracts

We welcome submissions on both broad conceptual questions and more specific
policy issues.  (Please see attached flier for potential topics)


How to Participate (please see attached flier for detailed information)

If you are interested in participating, please send a 1-page abstract of
the paper you would plan to present to petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu
<petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu?subject=2016%20Annual%20Conference> as soon as
possible, but *not later than December 1, 2015*.


Registration

The conference is free and open to the public, but seating is
limited. Registration will open in January 2016. For more information,
check out the conference website
<http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/2016-annual-conference>!


*Questions*

Please contact Holly Fernandez Lynch, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom
Center:hlynch@law.harvard.edu617-384-5475.


*This year’s conference is organized in collaboration with the Berkman
Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
<https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/> and the Health Ethics and Policy Lab,
University of Zurich
<http://www.ebpi.uzh.ch/en/aboutus/departments/publichealth/healthpol/healthethpollab.html>,
with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund at Harvard University.*

Women Executives: 'Stepping Up' to the C-suite and Board

When: Thursday, Dec. 3 at 4 PM

Where: Biogen, Cambridge, MA

In biotechnology companies, only 1 in 10 board directors is a woman, and 1
in 5 executive management. Attend this gender-inclusive conference as
industry leaders go beyond the data and look at innovative ideas and
practical approaches for sustainably transforming organisational culture
towards greater gender diversity. It will also provide aspiring
professionals with insights to achieve or continue their C-suite or Board
level career. (description taken from
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-executives-stepping-up-to-the-c-suite-and-board-tickets-18940356115
)

Event link: http://bit.ly/boardstep

Distilling Your Message: How to Communicate Your Research so People Will Understand You!

Thursday, December 10

To be held on both Longwood and Cambridge campuses!

10:00am - 12:00pm

Longwood Campus: Cannon Room, Building C

RSVP HERE for the Longwood event

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Cambridge Campus: Northwest Building, Room B103

RSVP HERE for the Cambridge event

How do you answer this frequent question: “So, what’s your research about”? While your loved ones may just smile and nod, the stakes are high when you need to explain your research to a potential employer, funding agency, or the media. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to use examples and analogies to connect with your audience, and to craft clear, short, conversational statements about your work and why it matters. This program is open to Harvard GSAS students and Harvard postdocs, and scholars from all disciplines will learn valuable strategies for communicating their research to varied audiences.

Speaker: Christine O'Connell, PhD, Associate Director, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, School of Journalism, Stony Brook University

Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Services for FAS, FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Integrated Life Sciences, and the HMS/HSDM Office of Postdoctoral Fellows.

The Road Ahead: Post-PhD Careers with Emerging Companies

Tuesday, December 8

3:00-6:00pm (reception at 5:00pm)

Northwest Building – Room B103

52 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA (map)

Opportunities abound for PhDs in emerging companies! This event will feature a series of interactive panel discussions with Ph.D. professionals who are enjoying successful careers at innovative companies. Panelists will share their stories and offer insights into making the transition from academia to the start-up world. Take this opportunity to connect with these individuals and to learn practical approaches to landing a job and building a fulfilling career in emerging companies.

Topics include:

·         Building a Post-PhD Career Path

·         Life Inside an Emerging Company

·         Navigating the Job Search and Getting Hired

Panelists include:

·         Sandra Glucksmann PhD, Chief Operating Officer, Editas Medicine

·         David Edwards, PhD, CEO, Quantum Designs

·         Cristian Samper, PhD, President & CEO Wildlife Conservation Society

·         Kathryn Kosuda, PhD, Co-Founder, VP Research & Development, Vaxess Technologies

·         Teppo Jouttenus, PhD, Director of Alliances, Outlearn

·         Trevor Parsons, PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Logentries

·         Chip Clark, CEO, Genocea

·         Amy Schulman, CEO Arsia and Lyndra, Polaris Venture Partner, Harvard Faculty

·         Patrick Marshall, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, StratAcuity

Space is limited - Please register HERE.

Questions?  Please contact Stephen Kargère.

Sponsored by Mike Smith, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with Polaris Partners.

 

Demystifying Drug Development Seminar Series

*Date:* Wed, Nov 18

*Time:* 11:00AM-12:00PM  (Lunch will be served)

*Venue:* BWH Shapiro Board Room, 70 Francis Street

*Description:* This monthly series consists of interactive discussions with
biopharma R&D professionals, to provide a “behind the scenes” look at how
drug development happens in the private sector. Guests will include MDs and
PhDs in biotech and pharma companies who work across the spectrum of drug
R&D from basic biology to clinical trials. We will also cover how companies
collaborate with academic researchers, and career options for academic
scientists and physicians exploring industry opportunities. November
session will *feature Benny Sorensen, MD, PhD, Senior Director, Clinical
Research, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.*

*RSVP to *bwhbri@partners.org (OR) *Register here: *
http://www.brighamandwomens.org/View/EventDetails.aspx?eventID=64973