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SPH This Week
 
 
May 21, 2017
 
 
MESSAGES FROM THE DEAN
 
 
Task Force on Educational Programs and Faculty Teaching Opportunities
 
Nine New SPH Pilot Projects Funded in Spring 2017
 
 
DEAN'S NOTE
 
 
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Why Do We Do What We Do? Three Stories About the Role of Public Health
Three stories—of a blues singer, a nurse, and a nun—reflecting why we do what we do.
 
 
 
NEWS
 
 
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Scenes from 2017 Convocation
[SLIDESHOW] On Saturday, May 20, thousands of friends and family gathered to honor this year’s SPH graduates.
 
 
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Professor Receives 2017 Metcalf Award
Sophie Godley, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences, awarded one of University’s highest teaching accolades at BU Commencement on May 20.
 
 
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New Comprehensive National Database Advances Gun Policy Research
[VIDEO] Study finds 57 percent increase in number of enacted state firearm provisions nationwide from 1991 to 2016, dominated by handful of states.
 
 
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Public Health Schools Must Guard Against Conflicts of Interest
[VIDEO] Increasing dependence on external funding poses challenges, risks.
 
 
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Opioid Users Understand Risks of Benzodiazepines, But Need Strategies to Stop Dual Use
Nearly all BZD users endorsed “accurate beliefs” that benzodiazepines increase risk of overdose and can be addictive.
 
 
 
NOW MORE THAN EVER
 
 
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'We Depend on Each Other'
[VIDEO] Alumnus Ali Noorani, executive director of National Immigration Forum, on community, collaboration, and parallels between immigration and public health work.
 
 
 
FROM POPULATION HEALTH EXCHANGE
 
 
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Population Health Exchange and Lifelong Learning
[VIDEO] Public health skills are relevant to many different careers—PHX brings a population health foundation to all sectors.
 
 
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Featured Summer Institute Course
Winning: How to Effectively Influence Decision Makers to Advance Public Health
 
 
 
FROM PUBLIC HEALTH POST
 
 
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Women and the War on Drugs
Heavy-handed mandatory minimum policies for drug offenses disproportionately target women of low socioeconomic status who are minimally involved with these crimes.
 
by Aldina Mesic
 
 
 
IN THE MEDIA
 
 
Bustle
America’s Maternal Death Rate Is Rising & It’s Completely Preventable — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
 
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Medical Students Need to Understand Poverty and Its Pernicious Effect on Health — opinion by alumnus Faiz Kidwai.
 
Daily Freeman
5 Candidates, But No Incumbents, in Rondout Valley School Board Election — profiles alumnus Chris Schoonmaker.
 
 
LOOKING AHEAD
 
 
Spring Celebration
Tuesday, May 23, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Talbot Green.
 
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, May 23, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Crosstown 305.
 
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, May 31, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
 
ALUMNI RECEPTION—Running Out of Cure: How Latin America Tackles Antibiotic Resistance, with Professor Veronika Wirtz
Thursday, June 15, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Surfcomber, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL.
 
View the full SPH calendar.