Harvard's Undergraduate Global Health Forum (HUGHF) will host the "Global Health Challenge: Consequences of Climate Change" case study competition for high school students this Saturday. Working in groups, students will analyze a Boston-specific impact of climate change on public health and will propose a solution to a panel of judges.
HUGHF conference co-direct Do Hyun Kim '19 said he looks forward to working with high school students to address pressing challenges at the intersection between global health and climate change that affect life in Boston.
"By offering these kinds of opportunities, we're able to expose [high school students] to serious concerns our world is facing and help them understand that only with their passion and with their cooperation will our world be able to change," Kim said.
Participating students will work with collegiate HUGHF members and graduate students at Harvard's Chan School of Public Health to develop their proposals.
"We want to foster an environment where people can communicate freely between high school students, college students, and graduate students and to help prepare these high school students to make a difference in their communities," Kim said.
Students will also hear from keynote speaker and head judge Dr. Ramon Guinto, whose public advocacy work focuses on the role public health experts can play in improving planetary health.
The event will take place Sat. April 15 in Harvard Hall 201 from 9am-5:30pm. Students are encouraged to register here in advance but are also permitted to join the morning of the event. Visit our website for more information. Please email co-conference directors Do Hyun Kim '19 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cameron Comrie '19 (email@example.com) with any questions.
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Welcome back, all! We hope you've had a great first week back at school.
We have a few events this month that we hope to see you at:
• Sun, Sep 4th from 3-4pm in Boylston Hall, Room 105: Get Involved Weekend Meeting! Drop by to welcome freshmen and play some global health trivia games. Refreshments will be served.
• Sun, Sep 18th from 8-9pm in Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall: First Official Meeting! Come by to meet our officers, get involved with a committee, and have a good time.
Hope to see you at these events, and welcome to all freshmen joining us!
We hope you are enjoying your winter break! We are excited to work with you and hear your ideas for the upcoming year.
As a reminder:
Please feel free to contact Melanie (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eda (email@example.com) with any questions, suggestions, or concerns.
We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!
Melanie and Eda
2016 HUGHF Co-Presidents