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SPH This Month
May 7, 2017
Convocation and Event Update
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04.09 The Growing Impact of Dementia on the Health of Populations
04.02 Millennials and the Future of Public Health
03.26 The Mental Health Imperative
03.19 Freedom "to" vs. Freedom "from"
from Population Health Exchange
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Evaluating Epidemiologic Data in the Digital Age
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Healthy Cities ‘Take an Entire Community’
[VIDEO] SPH and GE healthymagination co-host symposium featuring several BU alumni on how private and public sectors can work together to make cities healthier.
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Genetic Assessment Developed to Gauge Risk for Age-Associated Alzheimer’s Disease
High polygenic hazard scores linked to higher risk for developing age-associated disease.
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New Bedford Harbor Identified as Major Source of Airborne PCBs
[VIDEO] Harbor pollution identified as largest continuous source of airborne PCBs ever measured from natural waters in US or Canada.
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For Disability Advocacy, Student Goes to Washington
LEND Fellow Jessica Christian represented mental illness criminal justice diversion issues program at Disability Policy Seminar March 20-23.
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Professor Honored for Career in Epidemiology
Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) to give Professor Kenneth Rothman Career Accomplishment Award at June 23 event.
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‘How Do We Deal with Irrational Fear?’
[VIDEO] At annual Shine Lecture, David A. Soley, partner at Maine law firm Bernstein Shur, discussed his defense of Kaci Hickox in Maine v. Hickox and US mass hysteria surrounding Ebola.
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Association Found Between Marijuana Use and Adolescent Dating Violence
Authors recommend more research to examine link and whether marijuana use is predictor of future violence.
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Scenes from 2017 Talent Show
[SLIDESHOW] SPH Student Senate and Graduate Student Life hosted Sixth Annual Talent Show on March 31.
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‘We're Living Longer Than Ever’
[VIDEO] Monica Wang, assistant professor of community health sciences, on need to think about lifespan's quality as well as quantity.
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‘Public Health Is About Bridging the Divide’
Professor Lois McCloskey on Theatre of the Oppressed, teaching improv to clinicians and patients, and how art can change public health practice.
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‘I Want to Be Remembered for Training a Lot of Good People’
Professor William DeJong on mentoring students and faculty, indirect career paths, and leaving campsites cleaner than he found them.
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When Public Health and Pop Culture Collide
The relationship between health and pop culture is dynamic, complex, and increasingly important to our well-being.
by Chase Crossno, Learning and Development Manager, Digital Learning Office
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Bias, Buses, and Blood Pressure: Health of Trans Communities in the Face of Hate
When healthcare professionals see bias, bigotry, or harassment against trans and gender nonconforming people, responding with silence is one our community cannot afford.
by Mason Dunn, Executive Director, Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
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Economic Policy as Health Policy
How eight common state economic policies impact population health.
by Elizabeth Rigby, George Washington University, and Megan E. Hatch, Cleveland State University
Mom at Center of ‘Wrongful Birth’ Debate: If Lawmakers Cared, They Would Have Called — quotes George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of health law, policy & management.
The Dysfunction Behind Trumpcare Explained — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
CBC Radio
Emily Rothman: Teen Dating Violence — interview with Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
Not Just Colombia: Novartis Has Charged More for Some Drugs in Mexico, Too — quotes Veronika Wirtz, associate professor of global health.
The Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting Shows How More Guns Lead to More Gun Violence — references study co-authored by Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences, and Craig Ross, research assistant professor of epidemiology.
Huffington Post
Ebola Study Shows How ‘Superspreaders’ Can Prolong an Outbreak — quotes Christopher Gill, associate professor of global health.
R&D Magazine
How Wearable Tech Could Enhance Alzheimer’s Research — quotes Rhoda Au, professor of epidemiology.
Yahoo News
Public Health Professional’s Journey Leads Her to Become a Dominican Sister — profiles alumna Ellen Coates.
ALUMNI RECEPTION—Game Changer for Athletes: Saving Youth From the Tragedy of Head Impact Sports with Professor Yorghos Tripodis
Monday, May 8, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Hotel Commonwealth.
DEAN’S SEMINAR—There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration with Ali Noorani (SPH’99)
Tuesday, May 9, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
SPH Convocation Ceremony
Saturday, May 20, April 5, 11:00 am – 3 pm, Charles River Campus
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