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SPH This Month

June 3, 2018
Message from the Dean
Wishing You a Happy and Healthy Summer
Upcoming Signature Programs
Disagreeing on Difficult Issues: White Privilege
Jun 15
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do. Baltimore—SER Conference
Jun 21
6 to 8 p.m.
Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD
Dean's Notes
05.20   Why Public Health? Three Stories That Reflect Our Core Mission
05.13   Why There Can Be No Health Without Social Justice
05.06   How the Trump Administration Is Shaping Our Health
04.29   Disasters and Public Health
Driving Innovation in Population Health Lifelong Learning
Why did we launch Population Health Exchange? Because successful public health professionals need skills and knowledge developed and honed not just once, but over a lifetime.
School News
Professor Receives 2018 Metcalf Award
James “Wolffy” Wolff, associate professor of global health, received one of university’s highest teaching accolades at BU Commencement on May 20.
Recently at SPH
Scenes from 2018 Convocation
On May 19, hundreds of friends and family gathered to honor this year’s SPH graduates.
Youth Tackle Football Linked to Earlier Onset of Cognitive and Emotional Symptoms
Every one year younger that individuals began to play tackle football predicted earlier onset of cognitive problems by 2.4 years.
PHX Podcast
People Who Live in Glass Houses....
Researchers take on one of their own studies and see how it holds up, then discuss what to do when your study has flaws.
School News
Staff Member Honored for Dedication to University
Mary Murphy-Phillips is one of three recipients of John S. Perkins Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes non-faculty staffers for their dedication to Boston University.
Guns Used in Cross-Border Crimes Originate from States with More Lax Laws
Guns used in crime flow from states with weaker laws to states with stronger laws.
Recently at SPH
‘This Is Not New’
At Dean’s Symposium, speakers and panelists dissect health effects of Trump-era policies and how current administration reveals deep roots of injustice.
‘The Unexpected Is To Be Expected’
Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC, shared key lessons from past public health emergencies at Public Health Forum.
‘Let's Get People to Follow Us, Not Run From Us’
At Dean's Symposium, former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy, New York Times climate editor Hannah Fairfield, and many more discussed ways in which scientists, city officials, and journalists can work collectively to shift climate change debate.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
New Yorker
The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
What the Golden State Killer Case Means for Your Genetic Privacy — quotes George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of health law, policy & management.
New York Times
US Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
Chronicle of Higher Education
The 5 Tips for Student Success That a Longtime Instructor Swears By — quotes Taryn Vian, clinical professor of global health.
Boston Herald
Health Factors into Gun Suicide — quotes Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
Boston Magazine
The Birds and the Bees... and Porn — quotes Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
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Summer 2018 Water Squad
Looking to get involved around campus over the summer? Sign up for Water Squad!
Digital Divide Hinders Health-Promoting Technologies
New health technologies such as patient portals often require quality internet access, but there is a digitial divide: more than 24 million Americans do not have high-speed internet.
Summer Institute Program Spotlight: GIS
On Campus | 20 Hours | June 11–13, 2018 | Explore the power of geocoding and communicating spatially-linked research with Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, taught by SPH Professor Kevin James Lane.
Looking Ahead
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR—Disagreeing on Difficult Issues: White Privilege
Friday, June 15, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, L206.
Think. Teach. Do. Baltimore—SER Conference
Thursday, June 21, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD.
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