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SPH This Month
April 2, 2017
A Month to Give Back
A Warm Welcome
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03.12 History as a Determinant of Health
03.04 Learning from Sweden
02.26 Art and the Health of Populations
02.19 On Luck
from Population Health Exchange
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summer institute
PHX Summer Institute: Priority Registration Deadline April 15
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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.
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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.
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Understanding ‘Stories Beneath the Numbers’
[VIDEO] Annual Global Health Storytelling event highlights symbiotic relationship between journalists and health workers.
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Boston Globe Spotlight Editor Discusses Mental Health
Scott Allen talked about “The Desperate and the Dead” series with Mental Health–Public Health Interest Group.
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Alumna Leads Summer Course on Showing, Not Telling
Amanda Makulec of John Snow, Inc., to teach PHX Summer Institute course on data visualization.
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‘This Is Not a Delivery You Need to Refer to a Hospital’
Student Brittany Ranchoff evaluates midwifery training program in Lesotho.
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Alumnus Heads Compliance for Health System
Joshua Boxer named executive director of regulatory compliance for University of Miami Health System (UHealth).
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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Advocating Outside of Our Bubbles
Divides can be bridged with careful balance of "boundaries and openness."
by Joanna V. Brown, Program Manager, Activist Lab
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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
Men’s Health
Here Is the Exact Amount of Sleep You Need for Successful Sperm — quotes Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology.
Washington Post
The Great Mystery of E-Cigarettes — mentions Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Huffington Post
Ebola Study Shows How ‘Superspreaders’ Can Prolong an Outbreak — quotes Christopher Gill, associate professor of global health.
With Role Models, Can Minority Students Change Medicine’s Racial Imbalance? — quotes alumnus Italo Brown.
Yahoo News
Public Health Professional’s 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 RECEPTION—Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms: Confronting Powerful Corporations to Protect the Public’s 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 SYMPOSIUM—Building Healthy Cities: Boston and Beyond
Wednesday, April 5, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN’S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH—Income Inequality and Health in America: A Lancet Special Issue
Monday, April 10, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Preventing Memory Loss and Dementia
Wednesday, April 12, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN’S SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH—It’s Not About the Bathroom: The Fight for Transgender Equality
Thursday, April 13, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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