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SPH This Month

January 7, 2018
Message from the Dean
Happy New Year
Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. San Francisco
Jan 10
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Marine’s Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Dean's Notes
12.18   Why We Should Resist Censorship of the Words and Ideas of Public Health
12.10   Game Theory and the Greater Good
12.03   Preventing Sexual Harassment and Assault: A Public Health Imperative
11.26   Towards Greater Inclusion in a Diverse Community
11.19   Learning from Recent Disasters: Three Lessons for Public Health
SPH This Year
‘How We See It’
For SPH This Year, our annual school report, we reached out to public health deans and directors from across the country to ask how we should advance the field in an unsettled climate. Here is what they said.
School News
Scenes from the 2017 December Graduate Reception
School of Public Health December graduates celebrated their achievements at a reception to recognize their hard work and to acknowledge the support of family and friends.
School News
Professor Honored by Danish University
Kenneth Rothman received honorary doctorate from Aarhus University at event on September 15.
‘You See 999—Maxing Out the Air Pollution Monitors’
Alumnus Kevin Lane discusses ongoing smog crisis in Delhi, his recent trip to collaborate with and train air pollution researchers in India, and trade-offs India will need to make.
Professors Mark 70 Years since Nuremberg Doctors Trial
George Annas and Michael Grodin co-edit special section of American Journal of Public Health on 70th anniversary of trial bringing Nazi doctors to justice and resulting Nuremberg Code.
School News
Studying Mental Health in Zanzibar
Supported by language-learning fellowship from BU African Studies Center, student Damilola Iyiola finds infrastructure, not cultural views, to be greatest barrier to care.
School News
Scenes from ISO Cultural Show
Annual showcase raised money for Puerto Rico and served as kickoff to International Education Week.
Immediate ART Treatment Improves Retention Rates
Beginning antiretroviral therapy immediately following HIV diagnosis dramatically improves patient retention in clinical HIV care.
Recently at SPH
‘These Are Issues of Power, of Inequality, of Human Rights’
At Dean's Symposium, Malika Saada Saar, senior counsel on civil and human rights at Google, Audrey Morrissey, associate director of My Life My Choice, and more discussed issues surrounding commercial sex policies both globally and in the US.
‘The Cart Is Out Before the Horse’
At last Public Health Forum of 2017, Donna Arnett, dean of University of Kentucky College of Public Health, called for balance of precision medicine advancement and proven public health interventions.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Washington Post
This Immigration Advocate Believes Trump Wants to Make Everybody Happy on DACA — interview with alumnus Ali Noorani.
New York Times
The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest among Us — quotes Paola Sebastiani, professor of biostatistics.
Wall Street Journal
The Mentality of Sexual Assault and Harassment, a Q&A — interview with Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
US News & World Report
Diabetes May Be Driving High Rates of Breast Cancer in Black Women — quotes Julie Palmer, professor of epidemiology.
Texas Shooting; Juror Data — interview with Dean Sandro Galea.
Los Angeles Times
Gun Injuries in the US Have Become More Severe Since the 1990s, Study Says — quotes alumnus Yi Zuos.
NBC Boston
Experts: CVS-Aetna Deal Could Negatively Impact Patients — interview with Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law.
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What Is Regionalization, Anyway?
Activist Fellow Eddy Atallah talks about his experience working at the Department of Public Health and the importance of regionalization efforts going on in Massachusetts.
Winter Institute Course: Monitoring and Evaluation
The popular Summer Institute course returns this winter—"Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Public Health Programs" with SPH Professors Nancy Scott and Nafisa Halim. January 8–10, 2018.
Does Undocumented Immigration Increase Drug and Alcohol Problems?
The debate on the supposed connection has far outpaced the research.
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. San Francisco
Wednesday, January 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Marine’s Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
Wednesday, January 17, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Healthier Book Talk: A Conversation with Dean Galea
Monday, January 22, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
Healthier Book Talk: A Conversation with Dean Galea
Wednesday, January 24, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Army & Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Opioids and the Masses: Early Lessons from the Epidemic
Wednesday, January 31, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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