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In This Issue:

  • November 16: BHF Dinner - Women in Medicine (Everyone is welcome!)
  • December 7: FYI - Our last dinner of the year, Christmas Party (on the first Friday)
  • February 15-17: Winter Retreat - Save the dates now!
  • Article Highlight: Religious Upbringing and Adolescence by Tyler J. VanderWeele, Harvard School of Public Health
November 16th: Dinner and Discussion

Women in Medicine: Featuring Dr. Amy Hale PhD, Dr. Susan Hata MD, and Dr. Rebecca Saff MD, PhD

This event will give the panel members the opportunity to share about their career, their faith, the challenges women face in the medical field, and their advice to anyone entering their field. There will be a moderated time of panel discussion followed by a question and answer period with the audience. We invite all people, regardless of gender, to come to this event. It will be helpful to everyone! 

Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for a small group gathering with each panelist, which will take place a short time after the dinner. 

Dinner will be provided and free childcare is available. 
Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 13th

When: Friday, November 16th, 6.30-8.30 pm
Where: JBM Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, Harvard Medical School (107 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115)

If you have any recommendations for topics or speakers at future dinners then please respond to this email and let Andrew know. 

Winter Retreat Coming Soon: February 15-17th

Come join students, trainees, and professionals in healthcare and research from the Boston area and beyond at Toah Nipi Retreat Center (Rindge, NH) from Friday, February 15th to Sunday, February 17th (Weekend of President's Day).

This year's speaker will be Bill Pearson Ph.D. He is an associate professor of Cellular Biology and Anatomy at Augusta University Medical College who has over 30 years of experience in medical ministry. He has a history with Boston and helped to found the Longwoood Christian Community. We are excited to hear what he has to share with us! 

Please mark you calendars now or switch shifts if you need to so that you can get away for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and spiritual growth. Registration will open in December. You can check out our website for more information until then -

If you would like to help volunteer to plan the retreat - logistics, fun activities, etc. or if you would like to lead or be on the worship team then please let Andrew know by replying to this email. 
Religious Upbringing and Adolescence
By Tyler J. VanderWeele Ph.D., Professor at Harvard School of Public Health

In this recent article for the Institute for Family Studies, Dr VanderWeele described his findings on the influence a religious upbringing has on adolescent thoughts and behaviors.  He determined that regularly attending religious services and frequently praying or meditating were shown to result in better outcomes in a variety of areas such as depression, drugs, volunteering, happiness, and more. This study provides excellent evidence for the benefits of a religious upbringing.  

You can access his full article here -

If you have information or an event, such as a short term mission opportunity, that you would like to have included on this newsletter, please respond to this email and let us know. 
Thanks for reading!

- The BHF Team

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