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SPH This Month

May 6, 2018
Message from the Dean
Wrapping Up the Academic Year
Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. Boston
May 14
6 to 8 p.m.
Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA
Dean's Notes
04.22   How Schools Can Help Foster a Healthier Public Debate
04.15   Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change
04.01   On Shaping Media Narratives to Improve the Health of the Public
03.25   The Future of Public Health Education
In Conversation With
‘It’s Been Rewarding to Partner with My Alma Mater’
Alumnus Nick Diamond on CAMTech Gun Violence Prevention Summit & Hack-a-thon, need for qualitative data around gun violence, and using communication tools to advance population health.
‘Walls Will Not Stop Supply’
Richard Saitz faults death to dealers, immigration focus, other ideas in President Trump’s opioid plan.
100 Bostonians on Climate Change
Doctoral candidate Lindsey Butler and doctoral student Leila Heidari interviewed commuters at T stops throughout city to assess their views on climate change.
‘Future of Fundraising Is on the Internet’
Alumna Sera Bonds, founder and CEO of Circle of Health International, to teach bootcamp on nonprofit fundraising during PHX Summer Institute.
‘Adapt to Meet Needs of Students’
Lisa Sullivan discusses SPH’s first fully online course, Essentials of Biostatistics with JMP, part of PHX Summer Institute held June 4-29.
School News
Scenes from Boston’s March for Our Lives
Activist Lab led cohort of SPH community members during city’s satellite march for common-sense gun control measures.
School News
Researchers Co-Author Journal Article of the Year
Gregory Cohen and Laura Sampson co-author one of American Journal of Epidemiology’s 2017 Articles of the Year.
Community Health Centers Minimize Health Disparities, But No Evidence of Recent Change
No reduced racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes control, hypertension control, or birthweight in community health center patients between 2009 and 2014.
Recently at SPH
‘Not Changing Is Not Acceptable’
At daylong Dean’s Symposium, leaders of public health schools, journals, and organizations discussed path forward for academic public health.
‘From Time to Time We Just Have to Do the Right Thing’
At Dean’s Seminar, Arnaud Bernaert of World Economic Forum discussed possible public–private collaborations to improve healthcare delivery.
‘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
The New York Times Magazine
Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-and-Death Crisis — quotes Julie Palmer, professor of epidemiology.
Scott Pruitt’s Rollback of Emissions Standards Is a Big Deal. Here’s Why the Rollout Fell Flat — quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
What Gun Violence Researchers Would Study if Congress Would Fund Their Efforts — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
U.S. News & World Report
Firearm Trauma May Linger Longest for Men — quotes Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
9 Things You Should Stop Doing When Trying to Conceive, Not Just When You Get Pregnant — quotes Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology.
Deseret News
Supreme Court Considers Speech Rights of Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers — quotes Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law.
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Earned Income Tax Credits May Prevent Abuse
The Earned Income Tax Credit may reduce child maltreatment by decreasing parental stress and depression, according to a study by Klevens and colleagues at the CDC.
Summer Institute Program Spotlight: Online Fundraising
On Campus | 20 Hours | June 11–13, 2018 | The future of fundraising is on the internet. Build your skills with Online Fundraising Boot Camp for Public Health Programs and Non-Profits, taught by SPH alumna Sera Bonds.
Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—The Trump Administration and the Health of the Public
Tuesday, May 8, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Healthier Book Talks: A Conversation with Dean Galea
Thursday, May 10, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Museum Theater, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA.
Think. Teach. Do. Boston
Monday, May 14, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA.
SPH Convocation Ceremony
Saturday, May 19, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 100 Ashford Street Boston, MA.
Think. Teach. Do. Geneva
Wednesday, May 23, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, 33, Quai des Bergues, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland.
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