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SPH This Month

November 5, 2017
Message From the Dean
Fall Is in the Air
Upcoming Signature Event
Understanding Commercial Sex Policy: A Global and US Perspective
NOV 29
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Saturday, November 4–Wednesday, November 8
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Register for SPH Alumni Reception
Dean's Notes
10.15   Shifting the Frame on Choice
10.08   On Las Vegas and the Persistent Challenge of Firearms
10.01   Good for the World...Good for Me?
09.24   Chronic Pain and the Health of Populations
Alumni News
Alumnus Honored by International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
Aaron J. Cohen received John Goldsmith Award at ISEE 29th Annual Scientific Conference in Sydney, Australia.
Stepped Care Beneficial after Hurricanes
Stepped care approach has greater population impact than previously applied interventions for early treatment of individuals with PTSD.
Alumni News
Stabilizing Health in North Caucacus
Alumnus Karsten Lunze and wife Fatima Lunze receive Sidel Levy Award for Peace for strengthening healthcare systems in wake of war and terrorism.
There Is Something We Can Do
How to respond to the Las Vegas mass shooting and the ongoing epidemic of gun violence?
Alumni News
In Malawi, Finding Ways to Improve Health
Alumnus and Global Health Corps fellow Vadim Kogan works on healthcare quality improvement in Malawi under specter of US aid cuts.
HPV Vaccine Associated with Improved Fertility in Some Women
Women with history of sexually transmitted infections more likely to conceive if vaccinated against HPV.
In Conversation With
‘Two Problems, Aligned Right, Can Solve Each Other’
Student Maria Vertkin on Found in Translation, why the best potential medical interpreters are stuck in poverty, and the difference between medicine and veterinary science.
Recently at SPH
‘Collective Repetition of Ideas Is Key’
At Public Health Forum, Daniel Fox, president emeritus of the Milbank Memorial Fund, discussed ways in which epidemiology can be used to better understand politics and policy making.
‘There's No Perfect Healthcare System’
At Public Health Forum, C. David Naylor argued that Canada could end its healthcare mediocrity and that the US could have the world's best system if the two countries learned from each other.
‘We Can Move This Forward’
At Global Health Storytelling event, activists discussed the personal and societal impacts of gun violence and the need to reframe and advance dialogues.
In the Media
Here Is One Correlation between State Gun Laws and Mass Shootings — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
New York Times
What Makes Singapore’s Health Care So Cheap? — opinion co-authored by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Huffington Post
Can Data Save Us from “Poverty Porn”? — opinion by alumna Lisa Russell.
The Government Won’t Fund Research on Gun Violence Because of NRA Lobbying — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
Youth Sports and Brain Injuries Like CTE — interview with Yorghos Tripodis, assistant professor of biostatistics.
The Hill
Immigration Reform Is Still Possible and Conservatives Can Lead the Way — opinion by alumnus Ali Noorani.
Pacific Standard
We Talked to Five Public Health Experts about the CDC’s New Anti-Opioid Campaign. They Don’t Think It’s Going to Work — quotes William DeJong, professor of community health sciences.
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Associate Dean Harold Cox’s Response to Recent Natural Disasters
In the span of about one month, a large area of the world has been hammered by natural disasters. Dean Harold Cox shares his thoughts and ideas for action during this time of devastation.
PHX Winter Institute Registration Open
Register for the Winter Institute, running January 8–12, 2018. Program topics include intervention planning, data visualization, SAS, and public health informatics.
Detroit Life Is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE) is a hospital-based, community-focused violence intervention initiative that works with youth/young adults who have sustained acute intentional violent trauma.
Looking Ahead
APHA Alumni Reception
Monday, November 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, One CNN Center Atlanta, Georgia.
BOOK DISCUSSION—Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States
Monday, November 13, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, L301.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Understanding Commercial Sex Policy: A Global and US Perspective
Wednesday, November 29, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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