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SPH This Week

August 26, 2018
Dean's Note
A Word of Welcome
As we begin the academic year, a welcome to all the new members of our community, some thoughts on our present moment, and the mission of our school.
Unlike Alcohol, Marijuana Not Linked to Dating Abuse Perpetration
Same-day marijuana use not strongly associated with perpetrating dating abuse, and association between alcohol and dating abuse perpetration could be less straightforward than previously understood.
Climate Change and Aging Population Could Quadruple Ozone-Related Deaths in China
China could see up to 78,560 more ozone-related deaths each year in 2050s under worst-case climate change scenario, but could see fewer ozone-related deaths than today in best-case scenario of emission reduction.
When It Comes to Firearms, 3D-Printed Guns Aren’t the Biggest Threat
What should really scare the public is the weak legislation in most states that allows people who are at a high risk of violence to possess guns.
Gathering Water Worries in Zanzibar
Practicum student Sayeli Jayade leads team evaluating drinking water needs and concerns, and finds more complex issue than expected.
PHX Podcast
Does Food Labeling Reduce Calorie Consumption?
Reviewing literature on whether food labeling can reduce purchase and consumption of calories, and calculating sum total of all living things on earth.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Chronicle of Higher Education
How New Classrooms Can Help Professors Think More Deeply About Teaching — quotes Taryn Vian, clinical professor of global health.
New York Times
Shopping for Health Care Simply Doesn’t Work. So What Might? — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Bloomberg Businessweek
Vape King Juul Wants Everyone to Chill Out — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Parents Break Teen Out of World-Famous Hospital — quotes George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of health law, policy & management.
A Year After Charlottesville, Money for Injured Residents Is Drying Up—or Never Arrived — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
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A Push for Zero HIV Infections by 2020
We sat down with second-year MPH student Rory Moore to hear about his summer practicum experience at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Profile: Michael Bird
PHP sat down with Michael Bird, former president of the American Public Health Association, the first American Indian to hold that position. Bird works to call greater attention to the American Indian experience.
Essentials of Biostatistics with JMP® Back for Winter Institute
Did you miss the Summer Institute online course, Essentials of Biostatistics with JMP®? We’re offering it again during the 2019 Winter Institute! Click to learn more.
Looking Ahead
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, August 31, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown Room 305.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM–Science for a Sustainable Planet: The Critical Role of Science and Technology in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
Wednesday, September 5, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Thursday, September 6, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown Room 305.
Annual Retreat for Faculty and Staff
Friday, September 7, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Monday, September 10, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
DEAN'S SEMINAR–Transgender Rights Ballot Battle: What’s at Stake?
Wednesday, September 12, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Thursday, September 13, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Founders Room.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR–Impostor Syndrome: Why Capable People Suffer and How to Thrive in Spite of It
Tuesday, September 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Bakst Auditorium.
Alumni Weekend Think. Teach. Do. Showcase
Friday, September 21, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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