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Harvard ASDA 9th Annual Pre-Dental Mini-Conference

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) invites all pre-dental students to attend our 9th Annual Pre-Dental Mini-Conference on Friday, November 17th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

The mission of our annual event is to connect pre-dental students with valuable resources and opportunities as they prepare for applying to dental schools, and provide them with unique perspectives on dental school and the dental profession. Pre-dental students will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the Director of Admissions, faculty members, current dental students, and fellow pre-dental students from different schools. A tour of HSDM will be offered at the end of the session to those who are interested.

SPOTS ARE LIMITED, so we kindly ask that you register at least a week in advance for this event! (Our auditorium only seats about 70 people.) We also ask that you use your FIRST and LAST name so that you can be identified upon check-in.

Attire for the event: Business Casual

Cost: Free!

Food will be provided!

Please RSVP at the link below if you would like to attend this fun conference!


Chellis House Film Series: The Business of Being Born

Did you know that the US currently has one of the highest infant mortality rates among industrialized nations? Though some may find this to be shocking given the wealth of our nation and available technology, this issue is among several concerns about birth in the US that Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein set out to explore in their documentary, The Business of Being Born.

This documentary is about empowering women to realize the tremendous and natural capabilities of their own bodies without intervention. All women deserve the right to make informed decisions about their childbirth experience. Whether they choose to birth at home, in a birth center or at the hospital, they are entitled to the right to be educated, empowered and supported in the process.

Lake and Epstein have created a powerful film that boldly personifies this mission through real life accounts, professional commentary, and raw footage.

Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 pm at Chellis House

Pre-med students interested in family medicine or obstetrics,  students interested in midwifery or doula work, or any student wanting a glimpse into one aspect of the US medical system, this is an eye-opening documentary about the business of birth.

Career Conversation: A Father/Daughter Duo Explore Leadership and Entrepreneurship in the Health and Legal Spheres

Lucienne M. Ide ’97, Middlebury Trustee,  is a physician, scientist, and entrepreneur who is CEO of Rimidi, an IT company she founded in 2012 to address the challenging health and cost implications of common chronic diseases like diabetes. After earning a BA in physics from Middlebury, Ide worked for the National Security Agency, Raytheon Systems, and Monarch Capital Partners. With a desire to shift her focus to health, Ide enrolled in the joint MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program at Emory University, which she completed in 2009. Ide cofounded the Diabetes Prevention and Design Team, which is dedicated to reducing the prevalence of diabetes in the greater Atlanta community. Dr. Ide and her husband, Humberto García-Sjögrim ’96, have four children.

R. William (Bill) Ide P ‘97 is a partner at Dentons, a multinational law firm. Ide focuses on representing boards of directors, audit committees and management with corporate governance, special investigations, crisis management, ethics and strategic projects. Bill currently chairs the Boards of MetaJure and Rimidi Diabetes. He has also lectured extensively and published numerous articles on corporate governance. Bill received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University, J.D. degree from the University of Virginia, (Law Review, Order of the Coif) and M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University. He was admitted to the Bar in both Georgia and the District of Columbia.

Friday, October 20, 8:30-9:30 am in CCI Library

Light snacks will be provided.

BIOL Seminar :: Dr. Libusha Kelly, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The George B. Saul Lecture Fund Presents: Dr. Libusha Kelley

Dr. Libusha Kelley, Department of Systems & Computational Biology and Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

How is microbial ecology linked to human health? Why does the same perturbation to the microbiome lead to different outcomes in different individuals? Explore a recent finding demonstrating that the abundance and phylogeny of microbial enzymes involved in xenobiotic metabolism correlates with drug metabolism phenotypes (‘metabotypes’) in the human gut. (Refreshments) Dr. Kelly is with the Departments of Systems & Computational Biology and Microbiology & Immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

This talk is part of the George B. Saul II Lectures in Biology. Dr. Kelly will also give a science talk on Friday, Oct. 27 at 12:30pm (MBH 216) entitled: “The microbial ecology of xenobiotic metabolism”

Thursday, October 26, 4:30-5:30 pm in BiHall 216 “The microbial worlds inside us” –  refreshments

Science Talk: Friday, October 27, 12:30 pm in BiHall 216 “The microbial ecology of xenobiotic metabolism” lunch available at 12:15 pm

Reflection Friday at The Innovation Hub with Mike Kiernan

On October 6th, 2017 The Innovation Hub will be hosting their second Reflection Friday this semester from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Mitchell Green Lounge. Mike Kiernan, a doctor, social entrepreneur, speaking coach, and MiddCORE mentor, will be speaking about what matters to him and why! Catered Grapevine Grille lunch will be served to the first 25 people. Come one come all!

Mike Kiernan has been a MiddCORE instructor since 2008 in all areas related to communication: storymaking, crisis management, leadership, networking, and strategic presentation design and delivery. He currently coordinates the MiddCORE workshop series. He has also worked as a communications consultant with political candidates, physicians, and business executives. He has been Medical Director of teams on relief missions after the quakes in Haiti and Nepal. He was recently President of the Medical Staff at Porter Hospital, served on the Technical Advisory Group for the Green Mountain Care Board and the Executive Counsel of Vermont Medical Society and the Town Hall Theater.


2017 AAMC Minority Student Medical Career Fair

Our very own esteemed Advisor, Hannah Benz will be advising students at this Career Fair this year! If you are going, stop by and say hello!!

This event consists of workshops focused on topics such as medical school admissions and the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) along with a career fair featuring over 75 medical schools from across the country. Representatives from other health professions also attend. Enjoy interactive discussions with current medical students to find out about their medical school experience, and participate in hands-on activities to test your skills!

While the focus is on supporting individuals from diverse and underserved communities, we welcome the participation of all high school and college students interested in medicine and the biomedical sciences.

We invite college and high school students, parents, prehealth advisors, school administrations, and other interested individuals to:

  • Meet diversity affairs, admissions, PhD, and MD-PhD program directors and administrators from U.S. medical schools along with other health professions school administrators;
  • Hear panel discussions about the pathways to become a physician or medical researchers;
  • Learn about Aspiring Docs, Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and other AAMC services;
  • Participate in hands-on medical and health activities; and
  • Participate in roundtable discussions with current medical school students

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn first-hand about the journey to become a future physician or scientist. Watch this website for more information as it becomes available.

Follow the career fair conversation on Twitter using #FutureDocs.

Hope to see you in November!

Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, MA

Register now!

Want to Become the Best at What You Do? Read this.

It doesn’t matter how good your strategy is, if you’re not skilled at what you do, that strategy won’t take you very far.

When you’re confident about what you do and clear about where you’re going, the right strategy will make itself known. Hence, when your “why” is strong, you’ll figure out “how.”

The how comes from the why. Not the other way around.

Here’s how to become the best at what you do:

  1. Work On Yourself, Not On Your JobYour work is a reflection of you. If you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, stop looking for better strategies. Instead, look inside.
  2. Consistently Put Yourself Into Situations Others Can Only Dream OfYour results aren’t a reflection of your talent. Lots of people have talent. Few people, however, are required to rise to a difficult challenge.
  3. Don’t Copy Other People. Make Them Copy YouIf you don’t know who you are, you’ll always try to be someone else. And thus, you’ll never be the best. Your work will always be a cheap imitation. It will lack the feeling that produced the work or the idea.
  4. Stay In Love With The ProcessThe process — or the work itself — is all there is. Results come and go. And it’s never been about the results. Success is inevitable.
  5. Never Forget Why You’re Doing ThisThe moment you start compromising, you won’t stop compromising.

Read the full The Mission article by Benjamin P. Hardy here.