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FSA, copay reimbursement forms due March 31  

Claims for reimbursement through your 2010 Medical/Dental Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care FSA must be submitted by Thursday, March 31. If you meet certain spending thresholds, you may also be eligible for the Copayment Reimbursement Plan. Deadline for claims submission for 2010 is also March 31. See HARVie for forms and submit online or via fax or mail. 

VIDEO: Fancy footwork at HSPH Tango Club  

tango clubFounded by Martha and Pracha Eamranond in 2005, the Harvard School of Public Health Tango Club meets once a week, offering beginner and intermediate lessons to students, faculty and staff, and members of the greater Longwood community. Watch a video featuring founding members and participants explaining the Argentine dance, and how the club has enriched their HSPH experience.

Boosting Vitamin D: Not Enough or Too Much?
Watch live webcast
March 29

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The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health

The Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies  Boosting Vitamin D: Not Enough or Too Much? 

Presented in collaboration with Reuters

March 29
1:00-2:00 PM
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Walter Willett, Chair, Department of Nutrition, and Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health


JoAnn Manson, Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Member of the IOM Committee to Review Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D and Calcium; and Principal Investigator, VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL)


Patsy Brannon, Member of the IOM Committee to Review Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D and Calcium, and Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Bess Dawson-Hughes
Senior Scientist and Director, Bone Metabolism Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; and PastPresident and Trustee, National Osteoporosis Foundation


Ivan Oransky, Executive Editor, Reuters Health


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Recent events around the School 


Brendan Manning receives Armen Tashjian, Jr., Award for Excellence in Endocrine Research
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Former colleagues, faculty, students, staff and family members of the late Armen H. Tashjian, Jr., professor of toxicology, emeritus, and former chair of what is now the School's Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, gathered on March 1 to honor his memory and many accomplishments. Read more

Conference calls for global focus on the burden of non-communicable diseases for the world's poorest billion

Held earlier this month, the goal of the conference titled
,"The Long Tail of Global Health Equity: Tackling the Endemic Non-Communicable Diseases of the Bottom Billion," was to articulate recommendations encouraging a focus on the needs of the poor to be issued to world leaders at an upcoming UN summit. Read more

Event highlights

The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Health of South Africans: What Must be Done to Turn the Tide of the Epidemic

The Honorable Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, MBCHB, Minister of Health, Republic of South Africa

With remarks by: Dean Julio Frenk

March 30
12:30-1:30 PM
Kresge G1

Lunch will be served

New research 


Mercury exposure and heart disease risk

A new study from HSPH and Brigham and Women's Hospital found no evidence that higher levels of mercury exposure were associated with higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, or total cardiovascular disease in two separate studies of U.S. adults.
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