The Talks@12 series, sponsored by the HMS Office of Communications and External Relations, offers the entire community a chance to hear from the extraordinary researchers and educators who make HMS a world-class institution.

HMS staff, faculty and students are invited to attend these lunchtime talks on campus, while members of the public are invited to view via livestream.

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Upcoming Talks@12:

Why Sleep Matters

March. 12 | NOON-1 P.M.
Armenise Amphitheater

Ever wonder why sleep is such an important part of our lives? Learn how to determine the amount of sleep that you need, improve your sleep health and determine your risk for some of the most common sleep disorders. Charles Czeisler shares his research that reveals why getting sufficient rest is vital to our mental and physical health every hour of the day.


Tomas Kirchhausen

Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD
Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D.  Professor of Sleep Medicine
Director, Division of Sleep Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Chief, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders
Departments of Medicine and Neurology
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Previous Talks@12:

Imaging: Revealing the Secret Life of Cells

Feb. 28 | NOON-1 P.M.
Armenise Amphitheater

Transformative imaging technologies are illuminating the inner workings of cells with unprecedented clarity, offering a new view of life at its most fundamental levels. Tomas Kirchhausen and Hao Wu share insights on how explorations of this complex and dynamic nanoworld are enhancing our understanding of biology, and discuss the potential impact on the future of human health care.

Tomas Kirchhausen

Tomas Kirchhausen, PhD

Professor of Cell Biology
Blavatnik Institute
Harvard Medical School

Professor of Pediatrics
Springer Family Chair
Boston Children’s Hospital

Hao WuHao Wu, PhD

Asa and Patricia Springer Professor of Structural Biology
Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Blavatnik Institute 
Harvard Medical School

Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital

Healing Global Warming

January 24 | NOON-1 P.M.
Armenise Amphitheater

What is the true impact of global warming on human health? HMS and its affiliated hospitals recently signed a joint commitment to extensively decarbonize throughout our local medical community and actively contribute to reversing some of the ill effects of climate change. Aaron Bernstein will discuss how reducing greenhouse gas emissions provides health benefits, improves patient care and is quickly becoming critical to the future of health care.  

Aaron BernsteinAaron Bernstein, MD MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

 Hospitalist, Division of General Pediatrics
Boston Children's Hospital

Co-Director, Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment 
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Assistant Faculty Director, Climate and Health Initiative

Harvard Global Health Institute