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SPH This Week

October 28, 2018
Messages from the Dean
Updates to SPH Bylaws
Staff Senate
University Update
Strategic Planning Listening Tours
Upcoming Signature Program
For the Future of Public Health Gala
Nov 1
6 to 9 p.m.
Mandarin Oriental, Boston
Many Students Still Getting Preventable Diseases Abroad
Many sick students returning from abroad have infections that can be prevented with vaccination or other methods, despite majority receiving pre-travel consultation from health care providers.
Dean's Note
There Is No Public Health without Environmental Health
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the SPH doctoral program in environmental health, some thoughts on the environment’s ineluctable influence on health.
School News
Professor Named 2018 Outstanding Young Leader
Monica Wang honored as 2018 Outstanding Young Leader by Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on October 25.
More Studies Needed to Determine Impact of Air Pollution on Gynecologic Health
Initial studies suggest potential relationship between air pollution and both infertility and menstrual irregularity, but number of studies examining similar exposures and outcomes has been limited.
School News
Professors Receive Pilot Award for Infectious Disease Project
Davidson Hamer and Jean van Seventer receive Established Investigator Innovation Award for research project on antimicrobial resistance in Bangladesh.
PHX Podcast
The Sleep Episode: Melatonin for a Sleep Disorder
Looking at trial that focuses on whether melatonin can help people with sleep disorder, and discussing provocative editorial that says nutritional epidemiology is deeply flawed.
SPH This Year
SPH This Year 2018
Public health education: What's next, and what's after that.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: October 22-26, 2018
Scenes from the week on campus, from an apple-picking field trip to a panel discussion on marijuana legalization.
Recently at SPH
‘This Isn't a New Industry; This Isn't a New Idea’
At annual Bicknell Lecture, panelists discussed impacts of recreational marijuana legalization, from effects on usage rates in both adolescents and adults to quality and dosage control.
‘Public Health Needs to Change to Up Front, in the Thick, and After the Fact'
At Public Health Forum, Deborah Prothrow-Stith, dean of Charles R. Drew University College of Medicine, spoke about various causes of violence and argued for prevention over punishment.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Thrive Global
Trump Cannot Erase Me and My Transgender Community — quotes Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
A ‘Yes’ on Question 3 Is a Vote for Public Health — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
A Year Later, Puerto Ricans Face Death in the Wake of Maria — quotes alumna Debora Perez.
No, You’re Not Crazy. There Are Way More Campaign Ads about Immigration This Year — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
Seattle Times
Washington’s I-1639 Would Implement Some of the Nation’s Most Stringent Gun-Control Laws — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
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Vote in BUMC & BMC Mock Election
When presented with the question of whether to continue to treat transgender people as equal members of the Commonwealth, how will you vote?
Opioid Overdose Deaths among the Formerly Incarcerated
The United States has underutilized prevention and treatment strategies in its response to opioid overdose death in people with a history of incarceration.
Winter Institute: Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
Live Online January 9, 2019 | Learn how to apply spatial analysis to local, state, and regional public health data with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, ESRI’s ArcGIS.
Looking Ahead
For the Future of Public Health Gala
Thursday, November 1, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Mandarin Oriental, Boston.
Unconscious Bias Workshop
Thursday, November 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
Think. Teach. Do, San Diego–APHA Conference
Monday, November 12, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Ultimate Skybox, 350 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, November 16, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Fuller Building, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, November 16, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot.
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