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Boston University School of Public Health
SPH This Week
April 16, 2017
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Fairness and Public Health
To what degree does promoting health mean promoting fairness? How can we work to ease the burden of unfairness shouldered by so many?
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Married Couples with Common Ancestry Share Similar Genes
[VIDEO] In first of its kind investigation into mating patterns across generations, researchers used genomic data to characterize ancestry of 879 participant spouse pairs.
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Maternal Mortality Rising in US, with Wide Disparities
Deaths of black women 2.8 times more likely than whites, and 3.6 times more likely than Hispanics, in 27 states and District of Columbia.
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High Levels of Lead Detected in Turmeric Purchased from Boston Stores
Better screening recommended for metals at facilities that package, store, and distribute spice.
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Professor Recognized for Research into El Salvador’s Kidney Disease Epidemic
Madeleine Scammell receives NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Health Science (ONES) award.
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In the Classroom: ‘This Is Still Happening Now’
Olivia D’Ambrosio of Bridge Repertory Theater discusses mental health and sexism in 1860 and today with SB780: Mental Health and Public Health.
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'Everyone Can Agree on Its Importance'
[VIDEO] James Wolff, associate professor of global health, discusses public health's ability to bring communities together.
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7 Dresses 4 Health
What is the role of the artist activist in public health?
by Marian Brown, executive director, Arts Connect International
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Featured Summer Institute Course
Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Public Health Programs
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‘We’ve Become a More Unequal Society’
[VIDEO] Authors of special issue of The Lancet gathered for Dean’s Seminar panel discussion on income inequality and population health.
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‘Alzheimer’s Disease Is a Growing Fear’
[VIDEO] At Public Health Forum, Mary Sano, director of Alzheimer's Disease Research at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, detailed ways we can (and cannot) prevent memory loss and dementia.
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‘It’s Not About Feeling; It’s About Knowing’
[VIDEO] At Dean’s Seminar, Mason Dunn, executive director of Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, spoke about gender fluidity, challenges facing trans community, and moving past “bathroom bill” language.
The Richest Americans Live 10 Years Longer Than the Poorest — quotes Jacob Bor, assistant professor of global health.
Scientific American
Survivors of the Gas Attack in Syria Face Long-Term Illness — quotes Kimberly Sullivan, research assistant professor of environmental health.
Boston Globe
NE Baptist to Join Merger of Beth Israel and Lahey — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
Medical News Today
When Choosing a Spouse, Similar Ancestry Plays a Role — mentions Josée Dupuis, professor and chair of biostatistics.
Rx For What Ails Us: A Doctor’s Case Against Cutting Arts Funding — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Becker’s Hospital Review
Diabetes Causes 12 Percent of Deaths Rather Than Previously Estimated 3.3 Percent, Study Suggests — quotes Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, April 25, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION LECTURE: Navigating Difficult Discussions
Tuesday, May 2, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Alumni Reception–Game Changer for Athletes: Saving Youth From the Tragedy of Head Impact Sports with Professor Yorghos Tripodis
Monday, May 8, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, May 9, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN’S SEMINAR: BOOK DISCUSSION—There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration
Tuesday, May 9, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, May 10, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room.
View the full SPH calendar.