Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.
Boston University School of Public Health
SPH This Week
 
 
May 22, 2016
 
 
DEAN'S NOTE
 
 
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Innovating for a Healthier Public
A note about innovations across sectors that stand to improve the health of populations.
 
 
 
NEWS
 
 
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MA Health Secretary to SPH Grads: 'Search for the Positive'
Marylou Sudders urged graduates to remember individuals and search for positives in battling health disparities.
 
 
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Firearm Ownership Closely Tied to Suicide Rates
[VIDEO] Ownership explains 71 percent of variation in state-level gun suicide rates for males and 49 percent for females.
 
 
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Public Health Plays Important Role in Aftermath of Terror
Communities need to create and prepare "support and intervention systems" before incidents occur.
 
 
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In the Classroom: Fighting Obesity with Games and WGBH
Students in Monica Wang’s obesity class present health-promoting apps to Boston's PBS member station.
 
 
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Student Receives BU Women’s Guild Award
Doctoral candidate Michele Clark awarded BUWG Dr. Beverly Brown Scholarship for research on opioid overdose deaths.
 
 
 
IN THE MEDIA
 
 
The Atlantic
The Plan to Avert Our Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse — quotes Kevin Outterson, professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
 
The Conversation US
HIV ‘Test and Treat’ Strategy Can Save Lives—But It Needs to Be Easier for Patients to Start Treatment — opinion by Sydney Rosen, research professor of global health.
 
Rewire
This Week in Sex: Why Men Fake Orgasms and How Real Ones May Help Them Avoid Prostate Cancer — quotes Jennifer Rider, assistant professor of epidemiology.
 
KevinMD
What Can Physicians Do to Increase Empathy About the Health of Populations? — opinion co-authored by Dean Sandro Galea and MPH student Liang Chen.
 
Live Science
E-Cigarettes: What Vaping Does to Your Body — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
 
San Diego Union-Tribune
Scientists, Clinicians Urged to Lobby Against Alcohol — mentions Timothy Naimi, associate professor of community health sciences.
 
 
FEATURED EVENTS
 
 
A Conversation with Philip Reilly: The Father of 'Orphans'
Monday, May 23, 8:00 am – 9:30 am, MassBio, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge.
 
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, May 24, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, CT305.
 
Conference: State of Asian Women's Health in Massachusetts
Wednesday, May 25, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Impact Hub Boston, 50 Milk Street, 17th Floor.
 
View the full SPH calendar.