Past Events

  • 2017 Jul 14

    UNO's Fundraiser

    5:00pm to 2:00am


    Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 280 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

    HMS PHR is hosting a fundraising event at UNO Pizzeria & Grill for dinner on Friday, July 14th. Proceeds will help our student organization with lunch talks on human rights, our new student-led asylum clinic, and advocacy projects that we have been working on.

    Please bring the attached flyer to your meal. See you at:

    UNO Pizzeria & Grill
    280 Huntington Ave
    Boston, MA 02115
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  • 2017 Jul 14

    Asylum Case Seminar

    12:45pm to 1:45pm


    TMEC 330, Harvard Medical School
    Join us for a case discussion led by Dr. Wes Boyd, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
  • 2017 Jun 27

    Rights and Flights

    6:00pm to 7:45pm


    JBM Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
    Meet up with PHR members from Boston University School of Medicine to discuss currents news and events related to human rights in the United States and around the world. 
  • 2017 May 06

    Asylum Network Training

    8:30am to 2:00pm


    Armenise Amphitheater, Harvard Medical School

    We will be hosting an official Physicians for Human Rights training on May 6th, 2017, aimed at providing physicians with an introductory skill set in asylum advocacy work. Registration is now closed for the training, but you can still keep up to date by subscribing to our newsletter.

    We are also in need of funds to support the training, so if you can, please donate ...

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  • 2017 May 01

    Lunch Talk: Sarin Gas and Chemical Weapon Use

    12:45pm to 1:45pm


    TMEC 250, Harvard Medical School

    The HMS Student Chapter of Physicians for Human Rights will be hosting a lunch talk by Dr. Tim Erickson on sarin gas and chemical weapons, which is very relevant to recent events.

    Dr. Erickson is the Chief of Medical Toxicology in the Department of Emergency Medicine at BWH.

  • 2017 Feb 17

    Lunch Talk: Immigrant and Refugee Health in a Time of Crisis

    12:30pm to 1:30pm


    TMEC 250, Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Jennifer Kasper and Ms. Sabrineh Ardalan will be discussing the executive orders passed by President Trump and the implications they have for immigrant and refugee health from a medical and legal perspective.

    Speaker Biographies:

    Jennifer Kasper, MD, MPH, is a primary care pediatrician at MGH Chelsea Healthcare Center and a faculty member in the Global Health Division at MGH.  At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kasper is an Instructor in pediatrics and Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee on Global Health.  Dr. Kasper has a passion for...

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  • 2017 Feb 02

    Documentary Screening: 13th

    5:30pm to 7:30pm


    Deanery, Vanderbilt Hall

    13th is a 2016 documentary by Ava DuVernay named after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery (unless as punishment for a crime). The documentary explores the history of racial inequality in the United States and argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration of African-Americans.

    This screening was held in coordination with Harvard Student National Medical Association and the Harvard School of Public Health Women of Coller Collective.

  • 2016 Dec 15

    Human Rights, Health Neutrality, and Medical Education in War-Torn Syria

    5:30pm to 7:00pm


    Armenise Auditorium 125(D), Harvard Medical School

    Recent high-profile attacks on humanitarian professionals and operations in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq call attention to the growing vulnerabilities of humanitarian staff and medical operations in conflict zones. As of June 2016, 757 healthcare personnel have been killed and 382 attacks have occurred on 269 separate medical facilities across Syria alone. One-hundred and twenty-two hospitals have been hit multiple times. The attacks endanger lives...

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