FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 15

Updated: 4 days ago

Upcoming Events

· September 8, 6:00 PM: Move Fitness Class, Register here, password: Fitness

· September 9, 4:00 PM: BCH AI and Machine Learning Group Lightning Talk with Dr. Pienaar & Dr. Ou

· September 10, 11:00 AM: Red Hat Revisiting ChRIS: Solutions for the Front Line of Medicine with Dr. Pienaar

· September 16, 10:00 AM: Bi-weekly Lecture Series with Dr.Eleonora Tamilia

· Every Friday: Fenway Fridays


Helpful Links

Research Announcements & News

Funding Opportunities

Staff Resources - Covid-19

Volunteers for Covid-19 Related Projects


Administrative Changes


Changes to Zoom


-Effective Tuesday, September 8th, 2020, all newly created Zoom meetings and webinars will require a passcode. After that date, you will not be able to create a new Zoom meeting or webinar without a passcode.

-Effective Sunday, September 27th, 2020, all previously scheduled Zoom meetings and webinars, including recurring meetings and Personal Meeting Rooms must have a password assigned. If a passcode is not assigned prior to 9/27/20, one will be randomly assigned.

  • In order to ensure that your meetings and webinars are not disrupted by these changes, we urge you to review your Zoom meetings, webinars and personal meeting rooms and begin adding passcodes to them immediately.

  • For more information on how to add passcodes to your meetings and to update your meeting invitations, please visit the ISD eHelp website and click the link for Zoom Conferencing, or contact the ISD Helpdesk by calling 617-355-4357 or emailing help.desk@childrens.harvard.edu.

Dialing "0" instead of "9" to Dial Out


-Effective September 15th, all BCH staff will have to dial “0” instead of “9” to get an outside line. This includes adjustments to office lines that are currently forwarded to cell phones.

  • Staff can already start using “0” for outside lines and call forwarding; “9” will be completely eliminated on September 15th

  • This change is being made to reduce the number of accidental calls to 911

  • Additional information can be found in this ISD Communication Services Update

On-site Administrative Support This Week

Gauravi will be onsite this week on Friday, September 11th.

How have we adapted to work from home?

Elizabeth Holland crafted this beautiful paper tissue flower arrangement during her free quarantine time.



If you would like to share your work from home set up, fun quarantine activities, or pictures of your quarantine pet pals on the weekly newsletter series, please email gauravi.prabhu@childrens.harvard.edu.

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