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SPH This Month
September 4, 2016
A Fall Semester Welcome
Annual School Survey Is Now Open
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07.24 On Religion and Public Health
07.17 On Courage
07.10 Social Welfare and the Utility of Promoting Health
07.03 Creating Resilient Cities
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SPH Awarded Contract to Evaluate Community Hospital Investment Program
Team receives $1.275 million from Massachusetts Health Policy Commission.
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New Consortium to Study Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer
David Scherr to lead research involving labs at BU and Tufts.
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Stronger Efforts Needed on Concurrent Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use
Forty percent of people seeking opioid detoxification also report taking potentially dangerous mix of Xanax and other benzodiazepines.
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'Seeing the End and the Beginning'
Student Lindsay White helps launch public health consultancy in Vietnam.
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Learning by (Assistant) Teaching in South Africa
Practicum student Selam Hailu assists two pharmaceutical public health courses at University of the Western Cape.
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Professor Honored for Innovative Teaching
Victoria Parker received 2016 SPH Educational Innovation Award at 11th Annual McCahan BUMC Education Day.
Alumni NEWS
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For Sex Workers, Alumna Shows Decriminalization Improves Health
[VIDEO] Alumna Meghan Hynes publishes study comparing sex work in South Africa, Sweden, and New Zealand.
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'The Longer You Stay, the Less You Know'
[VIDEO] Tanzania-based alumna Cristin Marona looks for lasting solutions.
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Alumnus Honored for Work Begun in Peace Corps
Kevin Fiori will receive Peace Corps Sargent Shriver Award for healthcare organization in Togo.
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Alumna Receives Top Epidemiology Award
Rose Radin awarded Lilienfeld Postdoctoral Prize Paper Award by Society for Epidemiology Research.
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Public Health Research Reduced Smoking Deaths—It Could Do the Same for Gun Violence
What does it mean to view firearm violence as a public health problem?
by Michael Siegel and Sandro Galea
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Swimming in Sewage
Zika wasn't the only concern at the Olympics—Rio de Janeiro's inadequate sanitation sounded another public health alarm.
by Ann Aschengrau
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The Supreme Court Exposes the TRAP Laws Charade
The Whole Woman’s Health decision proved the court can take women and their reproductive health seriously.
by Wendy Mariner
Republicans Are Calling Porn a ‘Public Health Crisis,’ But Is It Really? — quotes Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences .
Los Angeles Times
Obamacare Covers Free Annual Physicals, Right? Wrong — quotes Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of health law.
Can Your Genes Really Predict the Future of Your Health? — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Washington Post
We All Want Our Doctors to Be Kind. But Does Kindness Actually Help Us Get Well? — opinion by Michael Stein, chair of health law, policy & management.
New York Times
More Nonsmoking Teens Inhaling Flavored Nicotine Through Vaping — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Dean's Seminar Series—Legalized Marijuana: Right for Massachusetts?
Thursday, September 8, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Dean's Symposium—The Role of Pharmaceuticals in Public Health
Thursday, September 15, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Series—Thinking Fast Makes Changing Slow: Human Thought Processes Interfere with Achieving Diversity
Tuesday, September 20, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Public Health Forum—Upstream, Downstream: How Public Health Schools and Graduates Can Succeed in Improving Health
Wednesday, September 28, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Alumni Panel Discussion and Networking Breakfast
Thursday, September 29, 8:00 am – 9:30 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Tramuto Foundation's 15th Anniversary Benefit Celebration
Saturday, October 1, 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Velveteen Habit, 37 Ogunquit Road, Cape Neddick, ME.
A Book Discussion with Donato Tramuto, CEO, Healthways
Tuesday, October 4, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, L109.
APHA Alumni Reception
Monday, October 31, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO.
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