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SPH This Week
 
 
March 20, 2016
 
 
MESSAGES FROM THE DEAN
 
 
Introducing Public Health Post and a Student Fellowship Opportunity
 
Investing in Prevention: A Symposium on Preventing Breast Cancer
 
 
SIGNATURE EVENTS
 
 
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Cathy Shine Lecture 2016
Barely Covered: Underinsurance and Its Impact on Access to Care
 
 
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Global Health Storytelling
Ending Poverty by 2030: Fantasy or Attainable Goal?
 
 
 
DEAN'S NOTE
 
 
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On Engaging the Media Towards Furthering the Health of the Public
Universities’ monastic roots may seem at odds with engagement with the media. Why might engaging with media be particularly important to academic public health?
 
 
 
NEWS
 
 
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'Population Health Is a Team Sport'
[VIDEO] At Public Health Forum, Marcia Wilson, senior vice president of National Quality Forum, discussed importance of population health measurement.
 
 
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Answer to Opioid Crisis: Treatment Instead of Jail
[VIDEO] Gloucester and Arlington police chiefs discussed new approach to opioid epidemic as part of Dean’s Seminar Series.
 
 
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Shine Lecture: Got Insurance? Don't Be Too Sure
Emily Friedman talks about growing class of "underinsured Americans."
 
 
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Delivery Service Increases 'Meds in Hand' for Asthma Patients
Proportion of patients who went home with medications increased to 75 percent.
 
 
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Study Establishes 'Recovery Curves' for Young Burn Survivors
Most young children get better over time in areas including play, language, and emotional behavior.
 
 
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Former Pharmacist Studies Home Country's Medicines Management
[VIDEO] In first paper as lead author, research fellow Paul Ashigbie examines challenges of medicines management in Ghana.
 
 
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Joel Lamstein Named New Chair of Dean's Advisory Board
President and co-founder of John Snow Inc. assumed new role on January 1.
 
 
 
IN THE MEDIA
 
 
CNN
‘Siri, I Was Raped': Study Compares Smartphone Responses in Crises — quotes Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
 
U.S. News & World Report
Study: Some Gun Control Laws Result in More Deaths — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
 
MedPage Today
Clinton’s Health Plan Gets Mostly Passing Grades From Policy Experts — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
 
BU Today
Full Professorships for Eight on Medical Campus — profiles Lauren A. Wise, professor of epidemiology.
 
 
FEATURED EVENTS
 
 
Strategic Thinking School-Wide Reception
Wednesday, March 23, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
Chris Paal Farewell Reception
Thursday, March 24, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Talbot, 3rd floor lobby.
 
BUSPH 5th Annual Pharmaceutical Symposium—The Politics of Access: The Impact of U.S. Government Policies on Pharmaceutical Markets and Public Health
Friday, March 25, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
View the full SPH calendar.