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February 4, 2018
Message from the Dean
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Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. Miami
FEB 28
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
EAST Miami, 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131
Dean's Notes
01.21   Revisiting the US Opioid Epidemic
01.14   Why Racism Undermines the Health of the Public
12.31   A Note of Gratitude
12.17   Towards a Global Public Health
Alumni News
Alumnus Launches Podcast to Humanize Immigration Debate
Ali Noorani hosts “Only in America,” pushing past politics and policy to talk to people about immigration in US.
School News
PHX Develops Custom Program for Chinese Public Health Officials and Physicians
At end of November, 20 program participants from Shanxi Province came to campus to learn about American health policy.
Male Veterans Unlikely to Claim Sexual Harassment
Servicewomen are five times more likely than servicemen to label their experiences as sexual harassment.
Alumni News
Scenes from Think. Teach. Do. San Francisco
BU and SPH alumni and friends gathered at Marine's Memorial Club in San Francisco on January 10 for presentation from Professor Patrick Kinney.
Better Data Collection Needed to Reduce Maternal Mortality
Rising mortality rates may partly own to overreporting and flawed data collection system.
School News
Professor Honored by NIH
Jacob Bor selected to deliver Early Stage Investigator Lecture at National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention on March 19.
Adolescent Cocaine Use Increasing Again
After general decline in 1990s, adolescent cocaine use increased from 2009 to 2015, with most dramatic rise among black boys and highest rate among Hispanic boys.
From Nuremberg to Guantánamo, Medical Professionals Enabled Torture
Similarities seen between use of medical professionals in Holocaust and War on Terror.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
New York Times
Without the Insurance Mandate, Health Care’s Future May Be in Doubt — quotes Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law.
Spanking Can Lead to Relationship Violence, Study Says — quotes Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
Climate Change Places a Major Economic Burden on Future Generations — quotes Patrick Kinney, Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health.
Nearly Dying in Childbirth: Why Preventable Complications Are Growing in US — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
Los Angeles Times
Birth Control Is Every Woman’s Right—From Those Who Want to Prevent Pregnancy, to Others Who Use It to Treat Illness — opinion by student Kristyn Brandi.
USA Today
Refugee Admissions to US Plummet in 2017 — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
Gulf Times
Air Pollution Tied to Birth Defects — quotes Shruthi Mahalingaiah, assistant professor of epidemiology.
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Watch the Recap of PHX Story Mapping Webinar Now
Did you miss the Winter Institute webinar on story mapping? The full recording of "Engage and Inspire Your Audience with Story Maps" is now available to view on our website.
Forgotten Lessons from Nuremberg
A new article in the American Journal of Public Health explores how history demonstrates that certain conditions can motivate health professionals to become complicit in, and even condone, torture.
Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SEMINAR: BICKNELL LECTURE—Can We Talk? Bridging Political Divides for the Health of the Public
Wednesday, February 7, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Applying Lessons Learned from the Master Settlement Agreement with Big Tobacco to Other Industries
Wednesday, February 14, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Think. Teach. Do. Miami
Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, EAST Miami, 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL.
Think. Teach. Do. DC
Tuesday, March 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Foley & Lardner, 300 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC.
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