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SPH This Week

January 7, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. San Francisco
Jan 10
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Marine’s Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Male Veterans Unlikely to Claim Sexual Harassment
Servicewomen are five times more likely than servicemen to label their experiences as sexual harassment.
Alcohol Taxes Low, Not Keeping Up with Inflation
Inflation has eroded value of state alcohol excise tax, weakening effective tool to reduce excessive drinking and associated harm.
School News
Professor Meets with WHO Director-General
Veronika Wirtz discussed essential medicines access with Tedros Abhanom Gebreyesus on December 8.
School News
PHX Develops Custom Program for Chinese Public Health Officials and Physicians
At end of November, 20 program participants from Shanxi Province came to campus to learn about American health policy.
Dean's Note Revisited
On ‘Lifestyle’
What are the implications of our embrace of “lifestyle” as a driver of health?
Alumni News
Alumnus Launches Podcast to Humanize Immigration Debate
Ali Noorani hosts “Only in America,” pushing past politics and policy to talk to people about immigration in US.
In the Media
Wall Street Journal
Deals Boom in Push to Move Health Care Out of Hospitals — quotes Kathleen Carey, professor of health law, policy & management.
New York Times
Without the Insurance Mandate, Health Care’s Future May Be in Doubt — quotes Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law.
Nearly Dying in Childbirth: Why Preventable Complications Are Growing in US — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
Climate Change Places a Major Economic Burden on Future Generations — quotes Patrick Kinney, Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health.
Boston Globe
How Censorship Can Harm Public Health — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
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Join the SPH Boston Homeless Census Team
On January 31, join the Activist Lab and the Life on Albany Committee for the Boston Homeless Census to help homeless Bostonians find permanent housing.
Back to Nature for Better Attention Spans
Time spent outdoors can improve symptoms of attention disorders, according to a new study of children in daycare centers in Norway.
This Week: PHX Winter Institute
Population Health Exchange is excited to welcome participants to campus for the 2018 Winter Institute. Learn more about the courses offered.
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. San Francisco
Wednesday, January 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Marine’s Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA.
New Student Orientation
Wednesday, January 17, all-day, campus-wide.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
Wednesday, January 17, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Healthier Book Talk: A Conversation with Dean Galea
Monday, January 22, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
Healthier Book Talk: A Conversation with Dean Galea
Wednesday, January 24, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Army & Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—The Opioid Crisis in America: A Conversation with the US Surgeon General
Thursday, January 25, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Thursday, January 25, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
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.
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