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Best of 2017
SPH This Week
December 31, 2017
Message from the Dean
On Dean’s Notes, a Note
Dean's Note
A Note of Gratitude
As we conclude the year, an appreciation of the work of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends that make our school a success.
Weight History Over Time Shows Higher Risk of Death for Overweight, Obese People
Work further undercuts “obesity paradox,” which posits that being overweight protects against mortality from heart and other diseases.
Dean's Note Revisited
The US Opioid Epidemic
Overdose deaths have increased six-fold in the US since 1980. A Note about the ongoing opioid epidemic.
Permissive Concealed-Carry Laws Linked to Higher Homicide Rates
Current trends towards more permissive concealed-carry laws are inconsistent with promotion of public safety.
Identifying Biomarkers of Gulf War Illness
“Significantly elevated levels” of eight autoantibodies linked to central-nervous system proteins.
Resurgence of Whooping Cough May Owe to Vaccine’s Inability to Prevent Infections
Immunological failures of acellular vaccines, first introduced in 1990s, may explain sharp rise in pertussis.
New Genetic Variants Associated with Extreme Old Age
New rare variants identified in chromosomes associated with extreme survival and reduced risks for cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Wall Street Journal
The Mentality of Sexual Assault and Harassment, a Q&A — interview with Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
The Atlantic
Is Fat Bad? — quotes Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health.
New York Times
Back Pain? Try Yoga — quotes Janice Weinberg, professor of biostatistics.
The Richest Americans Live 10 Years Longer than the Poorest — quotes Jacob Bor, assistant professor of global health.
The Lancet
President of Zambia Declares HIV Testing Mandatory — quotes Sydney Rosen, research professor of global health.
Washington Post
States Move to Restrict Domestic Abusers from Carrying Guns — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Men’s Health
Here Is the Exact Amount of Sleep You Need for Successful Sperm — quotes Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology.
Not Even Insurance Companies Want Obamacare Repealed — quotes David Jones, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
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Our Year In Review
A few of our staff members take a moment to reflect on the Activist Lab’s greatest hits of 2017.
2017 Year in Review
David Jones reflects on the past year at Public Health Post, including the top five articles of 2017.
2017 Year in Review
The resource hub and continuing education experience, which launched in February of this year, has positioned itself to be a key asset in an ongoing public health education.
Looking Ahead
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, January 3, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Instructional Building, Room 311.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, January 5, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown, Room 305.
Think. Teach. Do. San Francisco
Wednesday, January 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Marine’s Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA.
New Student Orientation
Wednesday, January 17, all-day, campus-wide.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
Wednesday, January 17, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Healthier Book Talk: A Conversation with Dean Galea
Monday, January 22, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
Healthier Book Talk: A Conversation with Dean Galea
Wednesday, January 24, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Army & Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Thursday, January 25, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
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