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SPH This Month

September 2, 2018
Message from the Dean
Back to School
Upcoming Signature Programs
Alumni Weekend Think. Teach. Do. Showcase
Sep 21
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
For the Future of Public Health Gala
Nov 1
6 to 9 p.m.
Mandarin Oriental, Boston
Dean's Notes
07.22   On Keeping the Faith in 2018
07.15   Trauma and Its Aftermath
07.08   Roe v. Wade and Abortion Rights in the Post-Kennedy Era
07.01   Social Movements in the Trump Era
Alumni News
Scenes from Think. Teach. Do. Receptions
SPH held 10 national and global alumni receptions during academic year to highlight academic work of faculty and engage alumni with school’s core purpose.
Almost Half of US Adults Who Drink, Drink Too Much, and Continue to Do So
Starting to drink too much associated with youth, transitioning to legal drinking age, being male, white, childless, healthier, and smoking and drug use, among other social factors.
The Retirement of Justice Kennedy and the Future of Reproductive Rights
It obviously matters who the next Supreme Court justice is. But what should matter even more is deciding what kind of a country Americans want to live in.
In Conversation with
‘Lots of Views on YouTube Don’t Translate to Responsible Work’
Alumna Lisa Russell on global health documentary filmmaking, using Big Data to combat "poverty porn," and what is often missing in current global health storytelling movement.
Mapping Kenya’s Clinical Trial Landscape
Practicum student Kofi Addo works with Pharmacy & Poisons Board to analyze trends in clinical trials conducted in Kenya.
School News
Professor Elected President of Society for Epidemiologic Research
Martha Werler began role as president-elect at SER 2018 annual meeting in June.
PHX Podcast
Can a Vaccine Treat Diabetes?
Examining study that looked at whether vaccine to prevent tuberculosis can treat Type 1 diabetes and discussing “Loss of Confidence Project."
Evaluating Maternal and Child Health in Post-Earthquake Nepal
Practicum student Victoria Pae assesses progress of Nepal Public Health Foundation maternal and child health projects as government prepares to take reins.
Recently at SPH
2018 Convocation: ‘We Have the Power to Do More Together’
At 2018 SPH Convocation, Karen DeSalvo urged graduates to lead in building a more equitable world.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Will Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Overturn Roe v. Wade? — quotes Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, policy & management.
Rolling Stone
How the Stress of Family Separation May Permanently Damage Migrant Children — quotes alumna Sera Bonds.
America Has a Health Care Gap, and Insurance Alone Won’t Fix It — opinion co-authored by alumna Elsa Pearson, health policy analyst; Dean Sandro Galea; and Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Trying to Stop Suicide: Guyana Aims to Bring Down Its High Rate — feature co-authored by alumna Madeline Bishop.
A First of Its Kind Boston Conference Tackles Pregnancy and Women’s Health — interview with Lois McCloskey, associate professor of community health sciences.
Thrive Global
Creating Health Is Like Winning at Soccer — opinion coauthored by Dean Sandro Galea and Michael Stein, professor and chair of health law, policy & management.
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Activist Lab Website Has a New Home
We’ve moved! The Activist Lab website has a new home and a new look. And we think you’re going to like what you see.
Don’t Forget about the Kids: Children and Migration
The integration of immigrant children into the United States health system has important implications for the health and well-being of all Americans.
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Looking Ahead
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM–Science for a Sustainable Planet: The Critical Role of Science and Technology in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
Wednesday, September 5, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SEMINAR–Transgender Rights Ballot Battle: What’s at Stake?
Wednesday, September 12, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR–Impostor Syndrome: Why Capable People Suffer and How to Thrive in Spite of It
Tuesday, September 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Bakst Auditorium.
Alumni Weekend Think. Teach. Do. Showcase
Friday, September 21, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Private-Sector Collaborations with Academic Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges
Tuesday, October 2, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
For the Future of Public Health Gala
Thursday, November 1, 6:00 am – 9:00 pm, Mandarin Oriental, Boston.
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