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SPH This Week
May 8, 2016
Twelve New SPH Pilot Projects Funded in 2015–2016
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Public Health Forum Presents Susan M. Wolf
Moving from Personalized Medicine to Public Health Genomics: Ethical, Legal & Practical Challenges
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SPH Convocation
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A Good Education—The Best Prevention?
From disease risk to life expectancy, education has enormous implications for wellbeing. A look at some of the ways education can determine health.
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Marylou Sudders to Deliver 2016 Convocation Address
Massachusetts state secretary of health and human services headlines speaker lineup for May 14 event.
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Barriers to Integrated Pediatric Dental Care Common at Federal Health Centers
[VIDEO] Strong leadership and cross-disciplinary collaboration key to integrating dental care into pediatric care.
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Exposure to Flame Retardants May Lower Male Reproductive Hormone
Exposure to PBDEs associated with decreased levels of hormone inhibin-B, important for production of semen.
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Benzodiazepine Use May Increase Risk of Opioid Misuse
Patients on benzodiazepines more likely to refill opioid prescriptions early.
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Student Named Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow
Chukwuemeka Umeh will study health coverage in Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Kenya.
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Fall 2015 Teaching Awards
Education Committee selected winners of Award for Excellence in Teaching for Fall 2015 semester.
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Why Public Health Scholars Should Study Pornography
Pornography is a public health issue; it has implications for sexual and reproductive health promotion, and for violence prevention.
by Emily Rothman
The Conversation
Why Public Health Scholars Should Study Pornography — opinion by Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
The Lancet
The US Cancer Moonshot Initiative — opinion co-authored by Dean Sandro Galea.
Lengthy Driving Commutes Could Harm Your Health — quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
Boston Magazine
Power Families — profiles alumnus Howard Koh.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, May 10, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Zika Virus: Update with Dr. Don Thea
Wednesday, May 11, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Special Screening of 'Trapped'
Wednesday, May 11, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
SPH Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 13, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
View the full SPH calendar.