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SPH This Month

April 8, 2018
Message from the Dean
Making an Impact
Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. NYC
Apr 10
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Dean's Notes
03.18   Power and Public Health
03.11   Achieving the Goals of Public Health
03.04   Have We Reached a Tipping Point on Guns?
02.25   Legislating to Build a Healthier World
Gulf War Veterans Suffer Disproportionately from Memory Problems, Chronic Pain
Deployed troops report symptoms at rates three to four times higher than non-deployed counterparts.
School News
‘Learn for Life’
Learn more about the first-year successes of Population Health Exchange, as well as next year’s initiatives to further lifelong learning.
US Firearm Injuries Growing More Severe
Firearm injuries represent mounting burden on US healthcare system.
In conversation with
‘Creating the Bridge and Being the Bridge’
James Chen (SPH’09) on making connections between US and China, staying connected with SPH after graduation, and paying opportunities forward.
Home Genetic Tests Lead to Misinterpretations of Results
Study is first to examine challenges that may arise when consumers contact healthcare providers about their raw DNA interpretation results.
The Case for Conscientious Provision
Contrary to the beliefs of abortion opponents and the Trump administration, doctors have a moral obligation to provide abortion care to US women.
PHX Podcast
The Jellyfish and Memory Edition
Looking at science behind supplement aimed at improving memory, plus debate on conflicts of interest in industry research.
School News
At annual meeting of Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health, Matthew Fox received Teaching Excellence Award.
Recently at SPH
SPH Holds Community Forum on Gun Violence
At Dean's Seminar, dialogue between experts and attendees ends with phone calls to legislators.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
National Geographic
What This Unprecedented 13-Million-Person Family Tree Reveals — quotes Paola Sebastiani, professor of biostatistics.
The Atlantic
‘Sex Invades the Schoolhouse’ — quotes Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
How Segregation Shapes Fatal Police Violence — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
The Hill
If the GOP Loses the House, Immigration Will Be the Reason Why — opinion by alumnus Ali Noorani.
How Is Yogurt Good for You? A New Study Linked It with Reduced Risk of Heart Disease in Adults— quotes Elizabeth Hatch, professor of epidemiology.
Commentary: America’s Response to Gun Violence: A Cycle of Mourning and Failure — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
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Beyond Marginalization: Supporting Life in the Community
Project Connect operates on the edges of the mental health system by providing individuals with serious mental illness opportunities to develop community connections.
Summer Institute Program Spotlight: Data Visualization
Marrying Design, Statistics, and Analytics: How to Design Health Data Visualizations That Work, with SPH Associate Dean for Education and Professor of Biostatistics Lisa Sullivan and alumna Amanda Makulec. Running June 11–13.
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. NYC
Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY.
Boston University Giving Day
Wednesday, April 11, all day, online.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Changing the Climate: How Public Health, Cities, and the Media Can Advance Climate Solutions
Friday, April 20, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
Monday, April 30, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—The Trump Administration and the Health of the Public
Tuesday, May 8, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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