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SPH This Month
October 4, 2015
Launching Our First Annual School Survey
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09.20 On Ignorance and Public Health
09.13 The Health of Refugees
09.06 Climate Change and Population Health
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Kidney Damage Found in Adolescents in High-Risk Regions of Nicaragua
[VIDEO] New twist in Nicaragua disease mystery: signs of early kidney damage in adolescents.
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Restrictive Gun Control Policies Lower Youth Gun Carrying
Higher adult gun ownership levels also associated with higher prevalence of youth carrying guns.
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Teen Marijuana Use Down Despite Greater Availability
Marijuana policy changes have had surprising impacts on teen use.
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Targeting Vaccine-Wary Subgroups to Improve Compliance
Focused strategies needed to assuage the concerns of vaccination skeptics.
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Alumna Wins BU Distinguished Alumni Award
Sarah Degnan Kambou ('84, UNI'94), president of International Center for Research on Women, received the award during Alumni Weekend.
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Waking Up to Another (Preventable) Tragedy
Death by firearm is the only cause of death that we know how to readily prevent—and that, time and time again, we do nothing about.
by Sandro Galea
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It’s Time to Regulate the Fertility Industry
Right now, it’s “buyer beware” when seeking help to have a child.
by George Annas
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Jim O'Connell: "Justice Is a Seat at the Table"
[VIDEO] The president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program spoke with Associate Dean Harold Cox at the inaugural Dean's Seminar Series event.
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Judith Kasper: Disability Should Be Key Public Health Issue in Late Life
[VIDEO] Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health professor spoke about aging research at Public Health Forum.
The Wall Street Journal
New Support for Home Births — references Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
Study: Stricter State Gun Laws Keep Firearms Out of Hands of Youth — quotes Ziming Xuan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
The New York Times
Premature Babies Study Raises Debate Over Risks and Ethical Consent — quotes George Annas, professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
Europe’s Migrant Crisis: What the EU Is Forgetting — commentary by Dean Sandro Galea.
Prep School Rape Trial Puts Spotlight on High School Assaults — quotes Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
Dean’s Seminar Series: The Health of Refugees: Europe in Crisis
Tuesday, October 13, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Bicknell Lecture: Should the Mission of Public Health Be the Eradication of Poverty?
Wednesday, October 21, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
SPH Pharmaceuticals Program Alumni and Student Reception
Thursday, October 22, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Estragon, 700 Harrison Avenue, Boston.
Public Health Forum: Why Public Health Is Critical in a Precision Medicine World
Tuesday, October 27, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Boston’s South End: The Clash of Ideas in a Historic Neighborhood: A Discussion with Author and Alumnus Russ Lopez (‘03)
Wednesday, October 28, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Talbot, Founders Room.
Alumni Reception at APHA
Monday, November 2, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Willis Tower, Skydeck 99th Floor, Chicago.
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