Centennial Weekend

Thanks to the more than 300 alumni who joined us at our Centennial Alumni Weekend Activities.

Save the dates of September 19 - 20, 2014 for next year's events!

HSPH Alumni Centennial Weekend


November 1 - 4, 2013

Registration for these events has now closed.  If you registered before the deadline and have questions about your registration, please email the Alumni Office or call 617-432-8429.

This year's special alumni events celebrating the HSPH Centennial year are timed to coincide with the opening of the Annual Meeting of the APHA in Boston and include free and ticketed events from November 1 - 4, 2013 with the flagship events held on Saturday, November 2. Tickets and registration are available now. Early registration and recent graduate discounts are described below.

Fri, November 1 The Second Century Symposium: Transforming Public Health Education - This event has reached capacity and we apologize that we are unable accept new registrations.
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Alumni Weekend starts with a daylong gathering of leaders from across public health and higher education. Learn about innovations taking place at Harvard School of Public Health and elsewhere to better educate current and future leaders and researchers in the field.

Flagship events: Saturday, November 2
Meta-Leadership Skill Building for Public Health Practice
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday begins with an intensive, day-long workshop at the School on Meta-Leadership for Public Health Practice led by dynamic faculty members Barry Dorn, SM '04, Associate Director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and Lenny Marcus, founding Co-Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. Attendees will receive 4 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

During lunch we will present three of the 2013 HSPH Alumni Association Awards to:

Leadership Award in Public Health Practice
Adam Finkel, AB'79, MPP '84, SD '87
Senior Fellow & Executive Director, Penn Program on Regulation
University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA

Public Health Innovator Award
Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba, MPH '03
Founder and CEO Friends of the Global Fund Africa (Friends Africa), Lagos, Nigeria


Royce Ellen Clifford, MPH '06
Advisor, Office of Naval Research
Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health

Emerging Public Health Professional Award
Kelechi Ohiri, MPH '02, SM '03
Senior Special Adviser for the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja Nigeria

Learn more about the 2013 Alumni Association Awardees.
Celebrate at the Alumni Centennial Dinner
6:00 - 9:30 pm (note start time change to 6:00 pm)
In the evening, a festive Centennial dinner at the Institute of Contemporary Art on Boston's waterfront will feature multi-media presentations and the Award of Merit Ceremony. Special tables will be reserved for class reunion years.

Keynote: Dean Julio Frenk
Addressing the four public health threats of the next century

The Alumni Award of Merit is the highest honor bestowed on graduates of HSPH by their peers and will recognize:

Marc Schenker, MPH '80
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
University of California at Davis, Davis, California

Debra Silverman, SD '81
Chief, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

Eiji Yano, MPH '84
Founding Dean and Professor, Teikyo School of Public Health,
Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan

Learn more about the 2013 Alumni Association Awardees.

 Photo: Iwan Baan.

Download the full day schedule.
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Mon, November 4
HSPH Alumni Centennial Reception at APHA - Free with registration
6:00 - 8:00 pm Alumni Weekend concludes with a free reception for the HSPH community at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) at the Exchange Conference Center on the Boston Fish Pier in the Seaport District, just steps from the Convention Center.

Tickets and Registration
You may purchase tickets for the full Saturday package, or for each activity at an a la carte price. There is no charge for the events on Friday and Monday but registration is required.

Registration is now closed.

Package price for Saturday, November 2 Flagship Events:   $225.00

A la carte pricing for Flagship Events:
Meta-Leadership Skill Building (with luncheon):    $175.00
Centennial Dinner at the ICA:  $100.00
Early Registration Discount for a la carte and package pricing  20% through September 30, 2013
Recent Graduate & Student Discount  50% for Classes of 2012 and 2013, current students and post-docs

Questions? Email Alumni Affairs or call us at (617) 432-8429.

Plan Your Trip
Special rates have been arranged at select hotels in the Longwood Medical Area, Back Bay and the Seaport District on the evenings of November 1–2. You must request the special rates, and book your room by the dates indicated below. Our preferred hotels are located in a variety of locations but all are either a short walk or a quick subway or taxi ride away from various Alumni Weekend activities.

Longwood Medical Area
The Inn at Longwood
342 Longwood Avenue
(800) 468-2378 
$179/night: reference “HSPH Alumni Weekend”
Online booking: www.innatlongwood.com; special code: ALUM1101
Reservations must be received by October 14, 2013

Back Bay
Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue
(800) 962-3030 
$289/night: ask for the “Harvard rate”, there is no room block this is a standing Harvard rate.

Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue 
(800) 228-9290 
$259/night: reference “Harvard Guest Rooms Rate”
Reservations must be received by October 11, 2013

Seaport Area
The Renaissance Hotel
606 Congress Street
$249/night: reference “Harvard Alumni Weekend Room Block”
Reservations must be received by October 1, 2013
Online reservations: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/HarvardAlumniWeekend

If you are attending the Annual Meeting of the APHA
In addition to the rates listed above, APHA has a list of hotels at special rates for the duration of the conference, November 2-6. You can find the list of hotels on the APHA website. You must ask for the APHA rate for stays after November 2. All of the above hotels except The Inn at Longwood are included in the APHA rate for continued stay.

Directions and Parking in the Longwood Medical Area: For events in the Longwood Medical Area. We recommend using GoogleMaps to get driving or public transit directions. This guide provides helpful information on parking in the Longwood Medical Area, but we highly recommend the use of public transportation. The HSPH campus is very accessible via the MBTA, directly across the street from the Brigham Circle Green Line (E) stop.

Getting around Boston's Seaport District
The Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center website provides detailed information on transportation, restaurants and activities in Boston's spectacular Seaport District.

Family Friendly Activities

Bring everyone along - Boston is a great place to vacation with your family! Check out this list of family-friendly activities all over Boston which can keep spouses and children busy while you reconnect with classmates.

 Other Centennial Events scheduled this fall:

Thurs - Fri, October 24 - 25, The Harvard School of Public Health Centennial Celebration and Campaign Launch Gala promises to be an exciting evening celebrating the School’s past, present, and future. Individual tickets for this event are $500. There are also a number of other ways attendees can support the School and its mission at this event. Each donor of $10,000 and above will select from one of a series of beautifully designed congratulatory ads to be included in the event commemorative program book. View complete details here.

All who purchase a ticket to the gala or a package listed below are invited to the Centennial Leadership Summit, which will be held the next day (October 25) on the School campus. For more information about the Gala, support opportunities, or the summit, please contact Jennifer Musso at jmusso@hsph.harvard.edu.

Contact Information
Amelia Clouse
Coordinator for Alumni Affairs

Date & Location
Date: 11/1/2013 to 11/4/2013
Location: Boston, MA
Events will be held at various locations in the Longwood Medical Area and the spectacular waterfront Seaport District. See event descriptions for individual locations.