Predicting Mortality Risk: Routine blood test identifies which patients with COVID-19 face higher risk of becoming critically ill
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We are a coalition of Harvard graduate student organizations and we are contacting you to see if you and your department will support our open letter to Harvard President Larry Bacow, attached below. This letter was sent to President Bacow at 8:46am this morning, a time that represents the eight minutes and forty-six seconds George Floyd was pinned to the ground with Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on his neck, murdering him.
As you may know, several members of the Harvard administration have sent out emails to show support of the Black community and have asked how they may help. Perhaps this was you recently, lending support to your department through an email and wondering if there is more you can do to support your students, faculty, and staff. Here are 3 ways you can take action and show your words of support have meaning.
Our open letter is intended as a reply to recent emails and as a call to action for President Bacow and Harvard. We have already garnered support from various stakeholders, and we hope to add the support of you and your department.
The Harvard Coalition for Black Lives
Examples of actions your department can take, now and in the future:
Science and technology play an integral part in solving many of society’s greatest challenges. Critical questions and effective solutions are found in a rich ecosystem of innovation, where scientists can choose many different challenging and fulfilling careers. These careers require much more than technical training; they require skills and mindsets for effective leadership, communication, and ethics which are typically not taught in STEM curricula. SCI training programs are designed to bring these necessary skills and mindsets to the scientific community.
We envision a future in which scientists are active citizens, working as interdisciplinary problem-solvers inside and outside of academia where they learn from others and share what they know and have a meaningful impact on their communities and society.
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The Calculus Project is a program that the Department of Systems Biology has partnered with for almost a decade. Students from the group have been coming to HMS during their summer programs. The students are a part of the Boston area branch of the Calculus Project. A nationwide tutoring program initiative to dramatically increase the number of low income, African American, and Hispanic American students enrolled in the disciplines of mathematics, science, and technology.
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The Undergraduate Summer Internship is our headline program enabling undergraduate students to collaborate with our researchers, as well as their own peers, through Harvard's Quantitative Biology Initiative and the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. Participants work in our labs, gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art tools, learn cutting-edge scientific techniques in our dynamic research environment. Students interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, and students from under-represented minorities or disadvantaged...