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SPH This Month

February 3, 2019
Message from the Dean
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Upcoming Signature Programs
Think. Teach. Do. NYC
Feb 5
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Lotos Club, 5 E. 66th St., New York, NY
Remove, Rename, or Replace: Monuments to Past “Heroes” in a Changing Society
Feb 6
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Death and Dying: A Population Health Perspective
Feb 12
8:30 2:05 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Advancing Discovery Science for Public Health Impact
Feb 27
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Keefer Auditorium, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Dean's Notes
01.13   Public Health Means Mental Health
01.06   The Burden of Substance Misuse
Youth Suicides More Prevalent in States with Higher Gun Ownership
Every 10 percentage-point increase in state household gun ownership associated with 26.9 percent increase in overall youth suicide rate.
School News
'Life Somehow Takes You Where You Have to Be'
Inaugural Tramuto Foundation Scholarship recipient Maria Marquez on peer collaboration, being open to other perspectives, and enacting long-term change in her home country of Colombia.
School News
Professor Joins Board of Law and Medicine Society
Nicole Huberfeld appointed to board of nonprofit to which she has belonged for more than 15 years.
Justice for Cyntoia Brown: A Call to Action for Public Health
It is time to preventively address the inherent violence, trauma, and mental health challenges behind the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
School News
Professor Appointed Vice President of New England Fertility Society
Shruthi Mahalingaiah previously served on organization’s research committee.
Stress Disorders Increase Risk of Dementia
Even stress disorders not considered severe or chronic associated with higher dementia rates, particularly among men.
PHX Practically Speaking: Understanding the Exposure Disease Pathway
Professor Jennifer Schlezinger explains essential framework used by professionals to discover and address environmental health problems.
Activist Lab
The Power of Community Gardens to Improve Health
Recent SPH graduate Reann Gibson on Activist Bucks program and undeniable power of community gardens to improve health.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
A Deal to End Shutdown Is within Reach — opinion by alum Ali Noorani.
Wall Street Journal
Why Are People Wearing Earplugs in Church? Hint: It’s Not the Sermon — quotes Erica Walker, postdoctoral associate in environmental health.
New Yorker
Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think? — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
European Sting
Why Climate Change Matters for Future Health Professionals — opinion co-authored by alum Emma Aneshansley.
Gay Fathers Face Stigma as Parents — quotes Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Ahead of Martin Luther King Day, Remembering That Health Is Impossible without Justice — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
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Converting Grants into Action
Student project used Activist Bucks micro-grants to launch reading program for homeless.
It’s Time for Americans to Stop Sleeping on Sleep
Americans, especially people of color, are significantly more likely to report sleeping six hours or less.
Is ADHD Over-Diagnosed?
Looking at study using month of birth to explore whether attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is over-diagnosed, and discussing study on how patients feel about having their clinical trial data shared.
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. NYC
Tuesday, February 5, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Lotos Club, 5 E. 66th St., New York, NY.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SEMINAR—Remove, Rename, or Replace: Monuments to Past “Heroes” in a Changing Society
Wednesday, February 6, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Death and Dying: A Population Health Perspective
Tuesday, February 12, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Advancing Discovery Science for Public Health Impact
Wednesday, February 27, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Keefer Auditoriumn.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: SHINE LECTURE—The “Other” Problem in the Quest for Pregnant Women’s Personhood
Tuesday, March 5, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Think. Teach. Do. Chicago—ACHE Conference
Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, The Gage, 24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Using Digital Advocacy Strategies to Promote Public Health and Health Equity
Monday, March 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Think. Teach. Do. Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Kimpton Monaco, 700 F Street NW, Washington, DC.
Think. Teach. Do. Philadelphia—ENAR 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Strangelove’s, 216 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA
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