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SPH This Week

January 28, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
Opioids and the Masses: Early Lessons from the Epidemic
JAN 31
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Marijuana Use Does Not Lower Chances of Getting Pregnant
Conception probabilities are similar among couples that use marijuana and those that do not.
Dean's Note
Why Does DACA Matter?
A society cannot be truly healthy unless it embraces inclusion, tolerance, and respect. If we reject DACA recipients, the Dreamers, we risk undermining these core values, and, ultimately, our own health.
School News
Professor Guest Edits AJPH Supplement
Sara Bachman edited special issue focused on shared goals of public health and social work.
Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Receive Less HIV Education
Demographic at high risk of HIV infection reports receiving less HIV education than peers.
School News
Student Brings Sexual Violence Conversation to SPH
Staige Davis spearheaded expansion of School of Medicine’s student group Sexual Trauma Outreach & Prevention (STOP).
Work Requirements + Medicaid = Bad Medicine
Kentucky’s new requirements promote stigmas against Medicaid recipients while lessening healthcare access for those who need it the most.
Recently at SPH
‘We Have to Make It Easier to Get Help Than to Get High’
At Dean’s Seminar, US Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams urged partnerships across sectors to put evidence-based strategies into practice against opioid epidemic.
In the Media
The Guardian
We Examined Julian Assange, and He Badly Needs Care—But He Can’t Get It — opinion co-authored by Sondra Crosby, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
US News & World Report
Real Talk about Vaping — opinion by Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Why Public Health Scholars Should Study Pornography — opinion by Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
Popular Science
Your Weight Affects How Long You Live—But It’s Extremely Complicated— quotes Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health.
Boston Globe
A Year After the First Women’s March, What’s Changed? — quotes student Tami Gouveia.
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What Is the Transgender Rights Initiative?
Meet the newest Activist Fellow, Iris Olson, and get a taste of what we are working on for the fall: the Transgender Rights Ballot Initiative.
The Black-White Infant Mortality Gap
According to a recent study in the American Journal of Public Health, 64,876 babies could have been saved between 1999 and 2013 by eliminating the Black–White infant mortality gap.
Save the Date: Summer Institute 2018 Registration
Registration will open for the PHX Summer Institute 2018 on Monday, February 5. Visit our website for more information.
Looking Ahead
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, January 30, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Opioids and the Masses: Early Lessons from the Epidemic
Wednesday, January 31, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, February 7, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room, Talbot.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: BICKNELL LECTURE—Can We Talk? Bridging Political Divides for the Health of the Public
Wednesday, February 7, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Monday, February 12, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, February 13, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Applying Lessons Learned from the Master Settlement Agreement with Big Tobacco to Other Industries
Wednesday, February 14, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, February 16, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
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