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SPH This Month
 
 
February 5, 2017
 
 
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
 
 
New Lifelong Learning Initiative
 
 
DEAN'S NOTES
 
 
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01.14 Avoiding the Public Health Triple Fail
01.08 On the History and Importance of Vaccines
01.01 6 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve the Health of the Public in 2017
12.18 Looking Back at the Year
 
 
 
NEWS
 
 
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Police-Led Addiction Program in Gloucester Shows First-Year Success
[VIDEO] Almost all substance users who came for help were placed in detoxification or substance-use treatment programs during first year.
 
 
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Future Needs ‘Public Health Workforce with Expertise in Genetic Data’
Josée Dupuis, innovator in statistical genetics, becomes chair of Department of Biostatistics.
 
 
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Student Looks for Clues to Healthier Aging
Jennifer Lyons led study of walking speed as predictor of nursing home residence.
 
 
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Flu Vaccination Coverage During Pregnancy Rises—But Not Enough
Coverage rate of 41 percent falls short of national recommendation.
 
 
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Two Professors Join Epidemiology Journal Editorial Board
Matthew Fox and Jennifer Weuve join editorial board of Epidemiology.
 
 
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‘I’m Happy to Have Found My Academic Family’
New diversity scholars welcomed over dinner on December 9.
 
 
 
IN CONVERSATION WITH
 
 
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‘It's Hard to Say Whether It's Better or Worse’
[VIDEO] Professor David Jones on Robert Kennedy, Obamacare, and the Mississippi Delta’s “food swamp.”
 
 
 
IN THE MEDIA
 
 
ABC News
Researchers: Nearly 400 Drug Addicts Helped in Police Effort — quotes David Rosenbloom, professor of health law, policy & management.
 
Fortune
6 New Year’s Resolutions to Create a Healthier World in 2017 — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
 
Miami Herald
Rehabilitating Guantánamo’s Torture Victims — opinion by Sondra Crosby, associate professor of health law, policy & management; and George Annas, professor of health law, policy & management.
 
Boston Globe
Favorable View of Mass. Health Costs Undone by the Data — opinion by Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
 
Reuters
Gun Laws, Mental Health Spending Tied to Fewer School Shootings — quotes Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
 
ProPublica
How We Obtained the Government’s Data on Agent Orange and Birth Defects — quotes David Ozonoff, professor of environmental health.
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
DEAN'S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH—Can the Private Sector Make a Difference?
Thursday, February 16, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: SPH READS—The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: A Conversation with the Family of Henrietta Lacks
Tuesday, February 21, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—The Health Policies of the New Administration: Applying the Epidemiology of Politics
Tuesday, February 28, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
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