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2007 Native Health Symposium

Improving Native American Health:
A Colloboration Across Disciplines

presented by
Harvard University Native American Program
and
Harvard Medical School

Click here to view symposium agenda.

September 2007
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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Location: Harvard Graduate School of Education Monroe C. Gutman Library, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138

Time: 5:30-8 PM

HUNAP Welcome Dinner

The Harvard University Native American Program invites you to attend our annual Welcome Dinner for the HUNAP community. This event is an opportunity to learn about HUNAP's history and resources, and to meet Harvard Native students and an extended community of HUNAP supporters in an informal setting.  Please feel free to bring a guest.

Location: HUNAP's Welcome Dinner will be held at the Gutman Conference Center , which is located on the ground floor of the Monroe C. Gutman Library on 6 Appian Way in Harvard Square , Cambridge , MA 02138 .

Maps: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/about/campus/map.html & http://map.harvard.edu/level2.cfm?mapname=&tile=F7&series=NW

INVITATION ONLY

Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23, 2007

Location: NAICOB, 105 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Time: 12-5pm; Grand Entry 12:30pm

North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB) Annual Powwow

The North American Indian Center of Boston Presents the 5th Annual Gathering of Peoples Pow wow. This Pow wow will be in memorial of John "Sammy" Sapiel, our beloved Elder. No Alcohol or Drugs and No pets.

Host Drum - Mystic Rivers Singers
Guest Drum
- TBA

Please contact NAICOB directly at 617-232-0343 with any questions or comments.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Location: HUNAP, 14 Story Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02138

Time: 5:30pm

AISES Informational/ Interest Meeting.

Come learn about Harvard's chapter of AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society).

The AISES mission is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines.

Please contact Steven Abbott at 617-495-9058 with any questions or comments.

OPEN TO THE HARVARD COMMUNITY

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Location: Harvard Yard (behind Matthews Hall)

Time: 1:30pm

Archaeology of Harvard Yard, Excavation Opening Ceremony

Sponsored by The Department of Anthropology, Harvard University; The Harvard University Native American Program; and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. The Ceremony will feature remarks by Carmen Lopez, HUNAP Executive Director; William Fash, Director of the Peabody Museum; and Wampanoag Tribal Leaders who will address the excavation near Matthews Hall (the possible site of the Harvard Indian College).

Please contact Simone Monique Barnes at 617-496-3702 for additional information.

INVITATION ONLY

Wednesday-Friday, September 26-28, 2007

Location: Taubman Building, 4th Floor, Kennedy School of Government, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Time: Varies

 

Honoring Nations

Learning from Each Other: Improving Tribal Governement Performance

The symposium is a learning and dissemination activity that brings together representatives from Honoring Nations honorees, Native leaders, and other decision makers to network and share ideas, approaches, and techniques for sustained development in Native America. Discussion topics will include cultural affairs, economic and community development, education, environment and natural resources, government performance, health and social services, intergovernmental relations, and justice.

Click here to learn more about the Honoring Nations Program.

Please contact the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Developent at 617-495-1480 or 617-496-9446 for additional information.

INVITATION ONLY

October 2007
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October- December

Location: HUNAP, 14 Story Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02138

Time: 12-1pm

HUNAP Lunch Seminar Series

The goal of the HUNAP lunch seminar series is two pronged. First, the seminar series helps HUNAP students to get a better understanding of the work their colleagues are engaged in and increases awareness of national and international indigenous issues. Second, the forum provides students an opportunity to hone their presentation skills. The list of fall 2007 featured speakers will be posted shortly.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

October 1, 2, or 3

Location: HUNAP, 14 Story Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02138

Time: Morning, TBA

HUNAP Blessing and Open House.

More information posted shortly.

OPEN TO THE HUNAP COMMUNITY

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Location: Harvard Divinity School, 42 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Time: TBA

Presentation/Lecture with Maestro Tlakaelel, Chichimeca Elder

For additional information, please contact the Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR) at 617-495-4495.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Location: HUNAP, 14 Story Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02138

Time: 5:30pm

Harvard Powwow Introductory Meeting

Dinner Provided.

 

OPEN TO THE HARVARD COMMUNITY

Friday, October 5, 2007

Location: HUNAP, 14 Story Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02138

Time: 12-1:30pm

HUNAP Friday Lunch Kick-Off

Catch up, relax, and enjoy a casual, build-your-own sandwich lunch. Every Friday at HUNAP.

 

OPEN TO THE HUNAP COMMUNITY

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Time: All Day

HUNAP Sponsored Six Flags Trip

RSVPs Required. For additional information, please contact Steven Abbott at 617-495-9058.

OPEN TO THE HUNAP COMMUNITY

Monday, October 8, 2007

Location: HUNAP, 14 Story Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02138

Time: 5:30-7pm

HUNAP Community Dinner

This HUNAP hosted community dinner is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to gather together, relax, socialize, enjoy some Indian Tacos.

Please RSVP to Natasha Baker at 617-495-4923.

OPEN TO HUNAP COMMUNITY ONLY

Thursday and Friday, October 11-12, 2007

Location: Pusey Library, Archive Conference Room

Time: Oct. 11 from 9am-6pm; Oct. 12 from 10am-12pm and 4:30pm-6pm

*1650 Charter of Harvard on display as part of President Drew G. Faust's inauguration.

The Charter calls for the “Education of English and Indian Youth” and references the Harvard Indian College which was erected in 1655.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Thursday- Sunday, October 11-14, 2007

Location: The Peabody Museum, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Time: 9am-5pm, daily

Irma Bailey's Southwestern Show and Sale

Opening Reception: Friday, October 12th from 5pm- 7pm. Sponsored by the Peabody Museum.

Please contact The Peabody Museum at 617-496-1027 for additional information.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Friday, October 12, 2007

Location: Old Harvard Yard (directly accross from Matthews Hall)

Time: 9am-12pm

Digging in Harvard Yard

In honor of the Harvard Presidential Inauguration, the Peabody Museum will hold a Q & A session about the current excavation of Old Harvard Yard (the possible site of the Indian College).

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Friday, October 12, 2007

Location: Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

Time: 2pm

Harvard Presidential Inauguration of Drew G. Faust

Incoming President Drew G. Faust will be formally installed as Harvard's 28 th President. An academic procession, featuring representatives of universities from around the world, will begin at 2pm. The installation will begin at 2:30pm. Open to all faculty, staff, and students.

OPEN TO THE HARVARD COMMUNITY

November 2007
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Wednesday-Thursday, November 7-8, 2007

Location: The Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Time: See Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 Native Health Symposium

Improving Native American Health: A Collaboration Accross Disciplines

Presented by the Harvard University Native American Program and the Harvard Medical School, the symposium is an opportunity to interact with national experts on Native American health Care. Panels include: chronic disease, rural and urban health, mental health, and research and practice realities in Indian Country.

Schedule:
Wednesday, November 7th
4:00pm- Reception; 5:00- Keynote Address

Thursday, November 8th
8:00am-5:30pm- Panel Presentations

Sponsors: HUNAP, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Partners Community Benefits, and Mass General Hospital.

MUST CALL NATASHA BAKER AT 617-495-4923 TO REGISTER

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monday, November 19, 2007

Location: HUNAP, 14 Story Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02138

Time: 5:30-7 PM

HUNAP Community Dinner

This HUNAP hosted community dinner is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to gather together, relax, socialize, and share a meal.

Please RSVP to Natasha Baker at 617-495-4923.

OPEN TO HUNAP COMMUNITY ONLY

December 2007
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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Location: TBA

Time: All Day

Native American Visiting Students' Day (All Day)

Please address and questions or comments to Steven Abbott at 617-495-9058.

December 10, 2007

Location: HUNAP, 14 Story Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02138

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

HUNAP Holiday Party

 

 

OPEN TO THE HUNAP COMMUNITY

2007 Native Health Symposium

Please contact Natasha Baker at natasha_baker@harvard.edu or 617-495-9918 with any questions. Official website will be up shortly.

2007 Native American Health Symposium

“Improving Native American Health: Fostering Collaboration

Across Disciplines”

November 7-8, 2007 (Wed-Thu)

The Conference Center at Harvard Medical, New Research Building

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston , MA

 

Tentative Agenda:

 

Wednesday, November 7

4:00 PM Welcome Reception

5:00 PM Welcome Remarks & Keynote Speaker (Pending Announcement)

6:30 PM Private Dinner for Speakers and Students (Invitation only)

 

Thursday, November 8

8-8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM Welcome: Dr. Flier, Dean of Harvard Medical School (tentative)

 

Overview of Native American Health Care

Speaker: Thomas Sequist, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy,

Harvard Medical School

 

9:00AM Panel Session #1: Providing Care in Urban and Rural Settings

Moderator: Jim Kim, MD PhD, Professor of Social Medicine; Harvard Medical School

FXB Professor of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health

 

Speakers: Theresa Cullen, MD MS; Chief Information Officer, Indian Health Service

Ralph Forquera, MPH; Executive Director of the Seattle Indian Health Board

Barbara Namias, EdM; Director of Community Health Programs, North American Indian

Center of Boston

 

10:30 AM Break (10 min)

 

10:40 AM Panel Session #2 - Chronic Disease Management

Moderator: Donald M. Berwick, MD MPP; President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Professor of Health Care Policy and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

 

Speakers: Andrew Narva, MD; Director, National Kidney Disease Education Program, NIDDK

Charles North, MD MS; Chief Medical Officer (Acting), Indian Health Service

Stephen Rith-Najarian MD; Diabetes Consultant, Indian Health Service

 

12:10 PM Lunch Break

 

1:00 PM Panel Session #3 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Moderator: Dennis Norman, EdD ABPP, Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical

School; Chief of Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital;

Faculty Chair, Harvard University Native American Program

 

Speakers: Thomas Drouhard, MD; Tuba City Regional Healthcare

Joseph Gone, PhD; Assistant Professor of Psychology and Native American Studies, University of  Michigan

Patricia Silk Walker, PhD; Child Psychiatric Clinical Specialist

R. Dale Walker, MD; Director, American Indian Health, Education, and Research,

Oregon State University

2:40 PM Break

 

2:50 PM Panel Presentation #4 - Practice Realities in Indian Country

Moderators: Paul Cremer, MD, Internal Medicine Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jason Scherer, Harvard College Class of 2008; Founder

 

Speakers: Dan Calac, MD; Medical Director, Indian Health Council

David Mark, MD; Crow-Northern Cheyenne Indian Health Service Hospital

Yvette Roubideaux, MD MPH, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine , University of

Arizona

Darren Vicenti, MD; Clinical Director, Hopi Health Care Center

 

4:20 PM Break

 

4:30 PM Panel Presentation #5 - Research in Native Health Care

Moderators: Thomas Sequist MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy,

Harvard Medical School

Vanessa Watts, MPH, PhD Candidate, Harvard School of Public Health

 

Speakers: Eva Garroutte, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology, Boston College

Federick Mandell, MD; Associate Clinical Professor Pediatrics, Harvard Medical

School

Dorothy Rhoades, MD MPH; Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Health

Sciences Center

Phillip Smith, MD MPH; Director of HIS Division of Planning, Evaluation, and

Research, Indian Health Service National IRB

 

6:00 PM Closing Remarks

 

Symposium Sponsors:

Harvard University Native American Program

Harvard Medical School Dean's Office

Harvard Medical School Office of Multicultural Affairs

Provost's Office Fund for Interfaculty Student Collaboration

Brigham & Women's Hospital: Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Massachusetts General Hospital , Multicultural Affairs Office

Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Diversity & Organizational Development

Partners HealthCare, Community Benefit Programs

 

For More Information Please Contact:

 

The Native Health Symposium Committee at HUNAP:

Carmen Lopez, HUNAP, Executive Director

Dennis Norman, HUNAP, Faculty Chair; Harvard Medical School

Thomas Sequist, Harvard Medical School , Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy

Sunshine Dwojak , Harvard Medical School , MD Candidate

Deana Wagner, Harvard School of Public Health , MPH Candidate

Paul Cremer, Harvard Medical School , MD Candidate

Jason Scherer, Harvard College , AB Candidate

 

Harvard University Native American Program

14 Story Street, Suite 400

Cambridge , MA 02138

Tel: 617-495-4923

Fax: 617-496-3312

Website: www.ksg.harvard.edu/hunap

 

                                             
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