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2013 Talks@12

November 5
A Little Thanks Go a Long Way

The Season of Giving officially launches with this special Talk@12 hosted by the Harvard Longwood Campus (HSPH, HSDM and HMS).

What makes us feel grateful? In this talk, Francesca Gino will discuss the science behind the powerful effects of gratitude.

Francesca Gino, PhD
Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit, Harvard Business School

This noontime lecture will be followed by an opportunity to express appreciation to a co-worker, manager or an employee you manage by participating in a thank-you card writing event in the Courtyard Café, as well as other locations at the Landmark Center and the New England Primate Research Center, and at HSDM and HSPH. Please find comprehensive event details, including the locations of all thank-you card stations, on the Season of Giving website: http://hms.harvard.edu/content/season-of-giving.


October 29, 2013
Wounded Warriors: Understanding the medical needs of those who serve

Learn more about the health care challenges facing returning veterans and military families, including the invisible wounds of war

Please join us to honor our military through a panel discussion in advance of Veterans Day. Faculty experts will discuss the experiences of today's veterans and military families, how they have evolved from previous conflicts, and the signature invisible wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress -- and the new therapies designed to both treat and rehabilitate.

It’s estimated that by 2014, nearly 40% of veterans will seek care in community settings, creating a pressing need for civilian physicians to recognize the medical needs of veterans and their families. Panelists will shed light on the stress factors that confront military families, and provide insight on how we can all play a role in supporting those who serve in harm’s way for our country.

The White House Joining Forces Initiative has resulted in more than 100 medical schools around the country-including HMS-signing a pledge in recognition of the sacrifice and commitment of our military service members, veterans, and their families. It is also committed to training our nation's physicians to meet the important health care needs of the members of our military and their families.

Nancy Tarbell - Introduction
Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs


Col (ret.) John C. Bradley, MD
Chief of Psychiatry and Deputy Director, Mental Health Service, VA Boston Healthcare System
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University School of Medicine
Lecturer on Psychiatry, HMS
War veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom


Michael E. Charness, MD
Chief of Staff, VA Boston Healthcare System
Faculty Associate Dean, Professor of Neurology, HMS
Assistant Dean, Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine

Grant L. Iverson, PhD
Director, Neuropsychology Outcome Assessment Laboratory
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, HMS
Associate Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Research
Red Sox Foundation and MGH Home Base Program

Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc
Chief Medical Officer, Red Sox Foundation and MGH Home Base Program
Director, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

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June 27, 2013
How Vital is Vitamin D?

How much vitamin D do we need? Learn from one of Harvard Medical School's leaders in vitamin D research about a rational approach regarding our daily intake of vitamin D.

Richard G. Mills - Introduction
Executive Dean for Administration

JoAnn E. Manson
Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine,
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine and the
Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health,
Harvard Medical School
Professor, Department of Epidemiology,
Harvard School of Public Health
Principal Investigator, the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL)

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