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SPH This Week

March 4, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. DC
Mar 6
6 to 8 p.m.
Foley & Lardner, 3000 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Dean's Note
Have We Reached a Tipping Point on Guns?
The Parkland shooting has been accompanied by unprecedented attention being paid to the firearm epidemic. Have we reached a tipping point that can catalyze action?
The Jellyfish and Memory Edition
Looking at science behind supplement aimed at improving memory, plus debate on conflicts of interest in industry research.
US Firearm Injuries Growing More Severe
Firearm injuries represent mounting burden on US healthcare system.
Texting Can Enhance Medical Education
Mobile education intervention leads to increased self-study behaviors and better performance on standardized medical exams.
In Conversation With
‘It’s Important to Do What We Can’
Julia Raifman on how policy affects health of LGBT populations, why US government needs to start counting transgender people, and translating research into action.
If at First You Don’t Succeed....
In clinical research, it is critical that we learn the lessons of our data and experiences in order to get that proverbial second bite of the apple.
In the Media
ABC News
5 Common Reasons Lawmakers Don’t Change Gun Laws — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Teen Vogue
Florida May Declare Porn a Public Health Risk — quotes Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciencesa.
Houston Chronicle
As DACA Deadline Looms, Churches Open Doors — quotes 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.
Why Dozens of Mass Shootings Didn’t Change Americans’ Minds on Guns — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
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HIV Inter-Professional Update
Join students and healthcare professionals from across the Medical Campus for an inter-professional update on HIV. The focus of the conference is the importance of a team effort to provide quality comprehensive care to people living with the disease.
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.
Online Course: Essentials of Biostatistics with JMP (NEW)
June 4-29, 2018 | Instructor: Lisa Sullivan, Associate Dean for Education, Professor of Biostatistics. Get a comprehensive introduction to the use of biostatistics in the field of public health using SAS JMP©. Register today!
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. DC
Tuesday, March 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Foley & Lardner, 300 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—#ENOUGH: Community Forum on Gun Violence
Wednesday, March 14, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR—Disagreeing on Difficult Issues: Sexual Harassment
Monday, March 19, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, March 20, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, March 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Value-Based Pricing: Panacea, Building Block, or Pipe Dream?
Wednesday, March 21, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Public–Private Collaboration: A Path to Sustainable, Affordable, Equitable, and Patient-Centric Health Care
Monday, March 26, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, March 27, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Wilkins Board Room.
Think. Teach. Do. Chicago–ACHE Conference
Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Teaching Public Health
Wednesday, March 28, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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