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April 2, 2017
MESSAGES FROM THE DEAN
A Month to Give Back
A Warm Welcome
History as a Determinant of Health
Learning from Sweden
Art and the Health of Populations
from Population Health Exchange
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Now More Than Ever
[VIDEO] SPH launches 10-week video and social media campaign to highlight and reaffirm mission of public health.
Strong Alcohol Policies Lead to Fewer Drunk-Driving Deaths Among Youth
[VIDEO] Half of all young people killed in car crashes driven by someone who has been drinking.
Understanding Stories Beneath the Numbers
[VIDEO] Annual Global Health Storytelling event highlights symbiotic relationship between journalists and health workers.
Spotlight Editor Discusses Mental Health
Scott Allen talked about The Desperate and the Dead series with Mental HealthPublic Health Interest Group.
Alumna Leads Summer Course on Showing, Not Telling
Amanda Makulec of John Snow, Inc., to teach PHX Summer Institute course on data visualization.
This Is Not a Delivery You Need to Refer to a Hospital
Student Brittany Ranchoff evaluates midwifery training program in Lesotho.
Alumnus Heads Compliance for Health System
Joshua Boxer named executive director of regulatory compliance for University of Miami Health System (UHealth).
Long-Running Seminar Brings Literature into Health Field
Literature and medicine luncheon seminar led by Mary Annas, Michael Grodin, and George Annas now in 33rd year.
Faces on Albany
[SLIDESHOW] Combating Methadone Mile narrative, Activist Lab photo series puts faces to people experiencing homelessness, addiction, and mental illness on Albany Street.
Narrative Storytelling and Public Health Messaging
Stories stimulate our empathetic responses in ways that information alone cannot..
by Tom Fiedler, Dean, Boston University College of Communication
Expanding Access to Pain Medicine and Palliative Care
In the US, we hear a great deal about the overprescription of pain medicines. But the reality in most of the world is much different.
by Joseph Amon, Vice President for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Helen Keller International
Advocating Outside of Our Bubbles
Divides can be bridged with careful balance of "boundaries and openness."
by Joanna V. Brown, Program Manager, Activist Lab
FROM PUBLIC HEALTH POST
Paying for Public Art
Who should be responsible for the cost of public art and how? Local, state, and national public health departments can embrace the importance of public art.
by Maggie Thomas, PHP Fellow, BU School of Social Work
IN THE MEDIA
Here Is the Exact Amount of Sleep You Need for Successful Sperm quotes Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology.
The Great Mystery of E-Cigarettes mentions Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Ebola Study Shows How Superspreaders Can Prolong an Outbreak quotes Christopher Gill, associate professor of global health.
With Role Models, Can Minority Students Change Medicines Racial Imbalance? quotes alumnus Italo Brown.
Public Health Professionals Journey Leads Her to Become a Dominican Sister profiles alumna Ellen Coates.
A Box For Every Baby: Massachusetts Might Help Infant Mortality By Following Finland opinion by doctoral student Kate Mitchell Balla.
ALUMNI RECEPTIONAlcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms: Confronting Powerful Corporations to Protect the Publics Health with Professor Michael Siegel
Monday, April 3, 6:30 pm 8:30 pm, Union League Club, New York, NY.
Wednesday, April 5, all day.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUMBuilding Healthy Cities: Boston and Beyond
Wednesday, April 5, 8:30 am 4:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEANS SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTHIncome Inequality and Health in America: A
Monday, April 10, 4:30 pm 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUMPreventing Memory Loss and Dementia
Wednesday, April 12, 4:30 pm 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEANS SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTHIts Not About the Bathroom: The Fight for Transgender Equality
Thursday, April 13, 1:00 pm 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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