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SPH This Week

December 16, 2018
Messages from the Dean
Annual Faculty Review Now Open
Faculty and Staff Encouraged to Contribute to Annual Leadership Review
States Are Future of Healthcare Reform
Professor David Jones points to opportunities for state-level, bipartisan collaboration in New England Journal of Medicine opinion article.
Dean's Note
No One Should Be Excluded from Health
A reflection on how improving health for all means improving health for the few as well as for the many.
Public Health Post
Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Are Highly Vulnerable
Understanding the unique needs of unaccompanied immigrant children who have been placed in foster care is a crucial part of the US response to a deepening humanitarian crisis.
PHX Webinar
How Denmark Got Its Bicycles
Agis Tsouros, former director of policy and governance for health and wellbeing for WHO Europe, tells the "real story" behind this well-known infrastructure.
Stress Associated with Impaired Memory, Lower Brain Volumes
High levels of stress-related hormone cortisol associated with worse memory and visual perception.
Activist Lab
Leveraging Public Health to Promote Meaningful Gun Reform
Student Emily Popky serves as activist fellow on ERPO implementation with Massachusetts Coalition to End Gun Violence.
How Did Claims of CRISPR Babies Hijack an International Gene-Editing Summit?
If a hoax, it’s the most embarrassing instance of fraud ever perpetrated by the scientific community.
After Civil Commitment, Medication and Sense of Fairness Help Prevent Relapse
Greater sense of procedural justice, improvement in attitude during commitment, and medication treatment after release all associated with staying off opioids longer.
School News
PhD Student Receives NIEHS Award
Stephanie Kim receives NIEHS Wetterhahn Award for research on association between contaminants and metabolic disorders.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: December 10-14, 2018
Scenes from the week on campus, from a Human Rights Day lecture to the Barkley Holiday Party.
Recently at SPH
Dispelling the ‘Model Minority Myth’
At Public Health Forum, Maria Rosario Araneta, professor of epidemiology at UC San Diego, discussed educational, economic, and health disparities faced by Asian Americans.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Washington Post
Gruden: ‘No Guarantee’ Foster Ever Plays for Washington — quotes Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
New York Times
Something Happened to US Drug Costs in the 1990s — article by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
New Study Shows How Guns Are Affecting Life Expectancy for Black Americans — quotes Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
Times Higher Education
Even at University, Speech Can Never Be Entirely Free — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Fiscal Times
Fixing US Health Care: Can States Step Up Where Washington Has Failed? — quotes David Jones, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
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Looking Ahead
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, January 8, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
Think. Teach. Do. San Francisco
Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Merchants Exchange Club, 75 Leidesdorff Street, San Francisco, CA.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, January 25, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
Student Coffee Chat with Dean Galea
Monday, January 28, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, January 29, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Poor Health: How Can Public Health Be Part of the Solution?
Wednesday, January 30, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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