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COVID-19 in South Asia – A Practitioner’s Workshop: Part 3

Part 3 – Tests and Vaccines

7:30-8:30 pm IST/ 10:00-11:00 am ET

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The science and practice of Covid-19 clinical care continues to evolve as new discoveries change our treatment options, management of complications and influence vaccination strategies. The Mittal Institute, with the support of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System, and the Swasth Community Science Alliance, is organizing a series of panel discussions by leading scientists and frontline clinicians on the latest evidence-based updates for COVID-19 care. Our goal through these talks is to assist with the management of COVID-19 and improvement of health outcomes in South Asia.

This session will discuss the various vaccines, how they work and their efficacy, as well as what we know and what we don’t know. Additionally, the panelists will detail what types of tests are now available in South Asia and the role of each for either clinical or population health.

Moderator:

Manoj Mohanan, Associate Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University 

 

Speakers:

  • Anu Acharya, Founder and CEO, Mapmygenome
  • Priya Sampathkumar, Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic; Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Rebecca Kahn, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

COVID-19 in South Asia – A Practitioner’s Workshop: Part 2

Part 2 – High Value Therapeutics

7:00-8:00 pm IST/ 9:30-10:30 am ET

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The science and practice of Covid-19 clinical care continues to evolve as new discoveries change our treatment options, management of complications and influence vaccination strategies. The Mittal Institute, with the support of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System, and the Swasth Community Science Alliance, is organizing a series of panel discussions by leading scientists and frontline clinicians on the latest evidence-based updates for COVID-19 care. Our goal through these talks is to assist with the management of COVID-19 and improvement of health outcomes in South Asia.

This session will focus on high value therapeutics for COVID-19 patients, including the latest evidence-based reasoning for their use and impact.

Moderator:

Amita Sudhir, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine 

 

Speakers:

  • Priya Nori, Associate Professor of Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Rajesh T. Gandhi, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Shitij Arora, Associate Professor in Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

COVID-19 in South Asia – A Practitioner’s Workshop: Part 1

Part 1 – Oxygenation and Ventilation: At home and in the hospital

7:30-8:30 pm IST/ 10:00-11:00 am ET

Zoom link for the talk
Stream the talk on YouTube

 

The science and practice of Covid-19 clinical care continues to evolve as new discoveries change our treatment options, management of complications and influence vaccination strategies. The Mittal Institute, with the support of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the  Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System, is organizing a series of panel discussions by leading scientists and frontline clinicians on the latest evidence-based updates for COVID-19 care. Our goal through these talks is to assist with the management of COVID-19 and improvement of health outcomes in South Asia.

This session will share the latest updates on protocols for oxygenation and ventilation in COVID-19 patients, contextualized for resource-limited and rural environments.

Moderator:

Rajani Surendar Bhat, Consultant Physician and Pulmonologist, BoardofDoctors.com

 

Speakers:

  • Paul Sonenthal, Associate Director for Inpatient Medicine and Critical Care, Partners In Health; Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Richa Gupta, Professor and Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore

Arches: A Data Management and Visualization Platform for Cultural Heritage

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Wed, May 12, 2021 at 10:00am

END
Wed, May 12, 2021 at 11:00am

Register here for the event

7:00 am – 8:00 am PST/ 10am – 11am EST/ 7:30 am – 8:30 pm IST

CoSTAR Public Talk: ARCHES Getty Conservation Institute

Managing Cultural Heritage (CH) data can be a daunting task.  Uncertainties in dating CH resources, multi-scale geospatial representations, and complex (but essential) relationships among objects, activities, agents, and events make implementing data management applications for CH challenging.  Once a data management system is implemented, accessing, visualizing, and sharing CH data often requires significant effort. To help the CH field address the difficulties in managing and using CH data, The Getty Conservation Institute has developed Arches, an Open Source, freely available data management, and visualization platform.  Arches provide a comprehensive set of modern data management, visualization, and integration capabilities to help identify the appropriate actions needed to protect and preserve cultural heritage resources in a dynamic and changing world.  This presentation will summarize how Arches helps improve stewardship of CH resources and where it is being used around the world.

Speakers:

Annabel Lee Enriquez, Associate Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute

Dennis Wuthrich, CEO of Farallon Geographics, a geospatial web and mobile application development company in San Francisco




Workshop on the Liberal Arts in Higher Education

This is a forum for faculty, administrators, and leadership from universities across South Asia, the Middle East, and neighboring regions (Central Asia and East Asia) to explore ways in which universities may develop a liberal arts education program for undergraduate students, while fostering such objectives as sustainable development; social inclusion and peace; and cooperation across national boundaries among individuals, institutions, and governments. These goals are essential to addressing shared global challenges and to realizing opportunities to advance human well-being. Universities, as institutions that prepare future leadership of societies, have a unique role to play in the achievement of these goals, educating students as global citizens who can understand, value, and contribute to the common good.


Debrief Nepal: Reflections on an In-Country Rapid Planning Exercise on Earthquake Preparedness

START
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 05:00pm

END
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 06:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S030
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Special Event

Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Sarita Maskey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Nepal Government

Shriju Pradhan, Deputy Director, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Government of Nepal

David Sanderson, Judith Nielsen Chair, University of New South Wales

Anshu Sharma, Co-founder and Chief Mentor, SEEDS

Although scientists can say with near certainty that a major earthquake will strike the Kathmandu Valley in the future, they cannot predict with certainty when that major earthquake will strike.  Such uncertainty generates another kind of uncertainty, about what to do now, in the near term, and in the long term.  It can even facilitate delays in needed decision-making.  Nepali stakeholders, drawn from government, civil society, and the private sector, joined several outside participants in a just-completed one-day exercise using rapid scenario planning methods to unlock implementable ideas for securing an earthquake-resilient Kathmandu Valley. They will report on the outcome of the working exercise during this panel discussion.

Reception to Follow

This initiative is part of the Harvard South Asia Institute’s Nepal Studies Program, launched with generous support from Jeffrey M. Smith.

In partnership with University of New South Wales, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu University, and the Harvard Asia Center

Join the conversation: #DebriefNepal.


Capacity Building Workshop on Rural Livelihoods Creations in the Indian Crafts Sector

START
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

END
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

VENUE
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

ADDRESS
Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Livelihood Creation Workshop

The Tata Trusts and SAI have collaborated for the Project on Livelihood Creation in India through Social Entrepreneurship and Skill Development’. This Capacity Building Workshop is for organizations from the Handicrafts and Handlooms sectors.

Mukti Khaire, Faculty Chair; Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Dr. Shashank Shah, Project Director, Harvard University South Asia Institute; and Visiting Scholar, Harvard Business School

The production of handicrafts is (after agriculture) the largest source of income among rural populations – an estimated 11.65 million Indians were engaged in craft production in 2013 and this is expected to grow to 13.93 million in 2017 and 17.79 million in 2022. Data from unofficial sources indicate that up to 200 million craftspeople or artisans depend on this sector for a livelihood. The project on Rural Livelihoods focuses on supporting and strengthening the organizational infrastructure of enterprises in the handicrafts and handlooms sectors.

This Capacity Building Workshop aims to provide the support enterprises need in this sector. The workshop will be a focused program that will enable capacity building through knowledge inputs, networking support, social innovation grant funding and mentoring..

More details here.

For questions, please contact kundanmadireddy@fas.harvard.edu.






Internships in Asia Panel

START
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 04:00pm

END
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 05:00pm

VENUE
Harvard Office of Career Services

ADDRESS
Harvard Office of Career Services
54 Dunster St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Student Event

Tamara Fernando, History of Art and Architecture & Economics, 2016
Chunkikuli Ladies College, Internship, Sri Lanka

Jeshurun Gnanasegaram, Harvard College, 2017
Harvard Bangalore Science Initiative

Want to intern in Asia, but unsure where to begin? Do you want to get experience in a particular country and need ideas? Hear from a student panel about their diverse internship experiences in Asia, and learn strategies for finding and funding an internship. Please register through Crimson Careers.


Mobile Technology: Spurring Social and Economic Enterprise in Emerging Markets

START
Thu, Aug 28, 2014

END
Thu, Aug 28, 2014

A conversation with Tarun Khanna, Director of the Harvard South Asia Institute & Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Professor Khanna will speak about SAI’s role as a bridge between Harvard faculty and South Asia, as well as his research on emerging markets and mobile technology, coordinated by SAI.

The use of mobile phones has become ubiquitous in South Asia – not only as a tool to close the information gap, but a powerful device to promote economic growth in emerging markets. Professor Khanna’s research hopes to broaden the understanding of mobile technology and how it can enable economic and social mobility, particularly for those most in need through improvements in healthcare, education, and financial services.

By invitation only.


GSA Workshop: Research and South Asia

START
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 04:00pm

END
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S354

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S354
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Over the past decade South Asia has grown immensely in popularity as a research destination for students of disciplines ranging from religion to public health. The six Graduate Student Associates (GSAs) of the South Asia Institute — whose backgrounds include political science, education, law, public health, and history — will speak on their experiences in the field. The GSAs have a particularly broad and diverse background working with NGOs and government organizations in South Asia.

This workshop is designed to be a particularly helpful forum for students contemplating or preparing for research abroad.

Moderator: Shankar Ramaswami, South Asia Institute South Asian Studies Postdoctoral Fellow
Mariam Chughtai, Ed.D. Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Aditya Dasgupta, PhD Candidate, Department of Government
Madhav Khosla, PhD. Candidate, Political Theory
Corrina Moucheraud, Doctoral Candidate, Harvard School of Public Health
Dinyar Patel, PhD candidate, Department of History
Erum Sattar, SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School

Reception to follow.