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SPH This Week
October 25, 2015
Introducing Our Associate Dean of Administration
Reminder: Our Annual School Survey
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Public Health Forum Series
Why Public Health Is Critical in a Precision Medicine World
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The Present and Future Uninsured
More than 17 million more Americans are insured since the ACA launch. A look back, and a look ahead, at health insurance in the US.
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"Economic Growth on Its Own Will Not Eliminate Poverty"
[VIDEO] Economist and Russell Sage Foundation President Sheldon Danziger spoke about poverty and public health at the annual Bicknell Lecture.
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Alcohol Ads Linked to Teen Brand Choices
[VIDEO] Teens more than five times likely to drink alcohol advertised on national TV.
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PBDEs Linked to Thyroid Function
Exposure to flame-retardant chemicals known as PBDEs associated with decrease in thyroid hormone critical to growth and metabolism.
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Strong Alcohol Policies Lower Deaths from Liver Damage
Alcohol cirrhosis death rates fall, especially among women, in states with strict drinking laws.
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SPH and MED Launch New Center
Department of Medicine Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences (CIIS) will be methodological hub for scientific evaluation of current efforts.
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Domestic Violence—What’s Porn Got to Do With It?
Public health researchers have right to ask whether pornography has impact on partnership abuse.
by Emily F. Rothman
The Obesity Paradox: Why Coke Is Promoting a Theory That Being Fat Won’t Hurt Your Health — quotes Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health.
USA Today
After USA TODAY Reveals Problems, Army Revises Drug, Alcohol Abuse Program — quotes David Rosenbloom, professor and chair of health law, policy & management.
Boston Globe
Study Finds State Liquor Laws Saving More Women Than Men — quotes Timothy Naimi, associate professor of medicine and public health.
Science in Court: Courage of Conviction — quotes David Ozonoff, professor of environmental health.
Outpatient Surgery Magazine
Hospitals vs. ASCs: The Increasing Cost of Outpatient Surgery — references study by Kathleen Carey, professor of health policy & management.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, October 27, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, October 27, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, CT305.
Boston’s South End: The Clash of Ideas in a Historic Neighborhood. A Discussion with Author and Alumnus Russ Lopez (‘03)
Wednesday, October 28, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, CT305.
Gijs van Seventer Environmental Health Seminar
Friday, October 30, 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, L210.
View the full SPH calendar.