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SPH This Week

October 29, 2017
 
 
 
 
School News
 
 
NSF Awards $3 Million for Research Traineeship Grant
 
Will prepare new generation of interdisciplinary scientists to tackle urban environmental problems.
 
 
Dean's Note
 
 
When Should Schools Take Sides?
 
There are times when being on the side of health means taking a clear, unequivocal position, often supporting it with action. A look at how we can do so, while also respecting the principle of academic neutrality.
 
School News
 
 
Professor Honored for Work on Cancer Disparities
 
Julie Palmer, associate director of Slone Epidemiology Center, awarded Distinguished Lecture at 2017 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) cancer disparities conference.
 
 
Research
 
 
TB as a Major Cause of Death among Children Worldwide
 
Tuberculosis is leading infectious cause of death across globe, with nearly 1.8 million people dying annually of disease.
 
 
In Conversation With
 
 
[DO.] ‘Who Is Most Affected by Our Research?’
 
Madeleine Scammell on working directly with communities for environmental health, public distrust of science, and a win-win in Chelsea.
 
Research
 
 
Smoking on Rise among Pregnant Women with Depression
 
Rates for pregnant women with depression climbed 2.5 percent from 2002 to 2014, in contrast to decrease among other groups.
 
 
School News
 
 
[DO.] Activist Lab Debuts New ‘Life on Albany’ Photos
 
At gallery talk on October 25, Liam Hunt unveiled latest additions to ongoing photographic project documenting stories of SPH’s neighbors experiencing homelessness, addiction, and mental illness.
 
 
Alumni News
 
 
Alumna Honored by International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
 
Veronica Vieira received Tony McMichael Mid-Term Career Award at 29th Annual ISEE Scientific Conference in Sydney, Australia.
 
School News
 
 
Workshop Highlights Future of Population Health Science
 
Second Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop spotlighted high-quality scholarship and promoted new research collaborations and opportunities.
 
 
School News
 
 
‘Where We Were, Where We Are, Where We’re Going’
 
At second annual BUSPH Stories event on October 20, students shared public health tales and raised money for those affected by recent hurricanes.
 
 
 
 
SPH @ APHA
 
Saturday, November 4–Wednesday, November 8
 
View SPH Community Presentation Schedule and Abstracts
 
Register for SPH Alumni Reception
 
 
 
 
 
In the Media
 
 
Washington Post
 
States with Looser Concealed Carry Laws Have More Gun Deaths, Study Says — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
 
 
ProPublica
 
How Many American Women Die from Causes Related to Pregnancy or Childbirth? No One Knows — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
 
 
Newsweek
 
Trump Wants to Replace Birth Control with the Dubious ‘Calender Method’ — quotes student Kristyn Brandi.
 
 
Science
 
Gun Waiting Periods Could Save Hundreds of Lives a Year, Study Says — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
 
 
HuffPost
 
What the American Dream Means to Chinese Restaurant Families — interview with student QingWai Wong.
 
 
View all media posts
 
 
 
 
 
 
[DO.] What’s Next after Activist Month
 
We’ve spent the last month learning about what our community is passionate about, and now we’d like to share an opportunity for you to take the next step.
 
 
 
 
 
Allies in Criminal Justice Reform
 
Massachusetts is one of only four states in the US that has not implemented medical parole. Three important aspects of patient eligibility are crucial for effective legislation.
 
 
 
 
 
Winter Institute Program
 
Intervention Strategies in Public Health (PHX Winter Institute, January 8–12, 2018). Learn how to plan an intervention that is theory-driven, evidence-based, and evaluable with SPH Professor Jacey Greece.
 
 
 
Looking Ahead
 
 
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
 
Tuesday, October 31, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
 
Tuesday, October 31, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
 
 
All School Retreat for Faculty and Staff
 
Friday, November 3, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
APHA Alumni Reception
 
Monday, November 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, One CNN Center Atlanta, Georgia.
 
 
ISO Cultural Show
 
Friday, November 10, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
BOOK DISCUSSION—Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States
 
Monday, November 13, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, L301.
 
 
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
 
Monday, November 13, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
 
 
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
 
Tuesday, November 14, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
 
 
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
 
Tuesday, November 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wilkins Board Room, E Building.
 
 
View full SPH calendar