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SPH This Month

January 6, 2019
Message from the Dean
Happy New Year
Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. San Francisco
Jan 9
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Merchants Exchange Club, 75 Leidesdorff Street, San Francisco, CA
Dean's Notes
12.14   No One Should Be Excluded from Health
12.07   Homelessness and Health
11.30   On Urban Health, and the State of the Science
School News
Celebrating 30 Years of the Environmental Health PhD Program
An interactive look back on three decades of research and accomplishments.
FDA Restricts Flavored E-Cigarettes, But Not the Real Killers. Huh?
Every argument for the restrictions applies even more strongly for cigarettes.
Professor Honored for Work in Maternal and Child Health
Lois McCloskey received Loretta P. Lacey Academic Leadership Award from Association of Teachers for Maternal and Child Health at its annual meeting on November 11.
Black American Life Expectancy Decreasing Disproportionately Due to Firearms
African Americans have lost twice as many years of life expectancy from gun violence as their White counterparts.
Alumni News
‘Identify Solutions Rather Than Problems’
Jonathan Levy, new chair of environmental health, on importance of community engagement and why climate change is “greatest public health opportunity of our time.”
Clinicians Should Provide ‘Drinking Checkup’ to Patients
Physicians currently receive limited training to identify and manage unhealthy alcohol use, may also see drinking as moral rather than medical issue.
PHX Winter Institute 2019 Online
January 9-11, 2019 | The PHX Winter Institute offers short, immersive programs open to professionals, from across sectors, with all levels of public health knowledge. Sign up today.
The Proposed Title IX Rules Will Further Discourage Victims from Coming Forward
Title IX was created to protect those who experience sexual violence. The new rules will only protect those who perpetrate sexual violence.
Recently at SPH
‘The Health Sector Alone Cannot Do It’
At Dean’s Symposium, experts in urban health research, practice, and policy discussed interdisciplinary approaches to improving cities across globe.
Dispelling the ‘Model Minority Myth’
At Public Health Forum, Maria Rosario Araneta, professor of epidemiology at UC San Diego, discussed educational, economic, and health disparities faced by Asian Americans.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Washington Post
Gruden: ‘No Guarantee’ Foster Ever Plays for Washington — quotes Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
New York Times
Why Hospitals Should Let You Sleep — article by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Gun Violence Has Cut More Than 4 Years Off the Life Expectancy of Black Americans: Study — quotes Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
American Bazaar
Indian American Dr. Dipesh Navsaria on Wisconsin Gov.-Elect Evers’ Health Policy Advisory Council — profiles alum Dipesh Navsaria.
Times Higher Educaction
Even at University, Speech Can Never Be Entirely Free — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Twin’s Difficult Birth Put a Project Designed to Reduce C-Sections to the Test — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
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A Push for Zero HIV Infections by 2020
Student Rory Moore on his summer practicum experience at Massachusetts Department of Public Health and using public health lens to understand impacts of law and policy on LGBTIQ+ health.
Sharing (Anxiety and Depression) Is Caring
In a study of seventh graders followed over time, researchers considered how negative emotions might predict the end of adolescent friendships.
Online Course Supplies New Students with Foundational Knowledge
New online course provides foundational public health knowledge to incoming students in MPH, MS, and DrPH programs.
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. San Francisco
Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Merchants Exchange Club, 75 Leidesdorff Street, San Francisco, CA.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM–Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Poor Health: How Can Public Health Be Part of the Solution?
Wednesday, January 30, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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