Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.

SPH This Week

September 10, 2017
Message From the Dean
Updates to SPH Bylaws
Upcoming Signature Events
Community Health Sciences: Defining the Field
SEP 12
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Spirituality and Public Health: How Religious Disciplines Impact Human Health
SEP 13
4:30 p.m.–6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Dean's Note
On DACA and Challenges to Our Values
Our academic tradition, like our country, is a product of Enlightenment values. Standing up for these values can help mitigate the politics of cruelty and create a healthier world.
PH in 30
‘They Have Become a Part of History’
At viewing of AIDS Memorial Quilt, activists Nancy Norman and Andrew Fullem reflect on memorial's resonance and its shifting meaning today.
Recently at SPH
‘It Wasn't Disease. It Was Fear.’
At Dean's Seminar, AIDS activists spoke about early days of crisis, conditions that gave rise to ignorance and bigotry, and problems that persist today in eradicating disease.
Health of More Than Half of US Adults Affected by Obesity
National surveillance of obesity epidemic underestimates impact on population health, suggesting effects may be even more pervasive than previously understood.
School News
PHX Launches New Podcast
Population Health Exchange podcast Free Associations will begin with launch and listening party, including live podcasting, on September 12.
Follow-Up Care Needed for Young Asthma Patients
Clinicians want to provide more education on asthma to patients and families, but often lack time and staff.
Community Health Sciences: A Distinct Field That Matters Now More Than Ever
CHS is one way to improve the health of people and their communities. On September 12, SPH will host a national conversation to help define this academic field.
In the Media
New York Times
The Long-Term Health Consequences of Hurricane Harvey — opinion co-authored by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Pending Trump Immigration Action Could Pressure Hill to Act — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
Harvard Business Review
A Public Health Lesson from Hurricane Harvey: Invest in Prevention — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Mother Jones
Courts Everywhere Said Women Can Use Medicaid at Planned Parenthood. This One Just Ruled They Can’t. — quotes Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
The Lancet
President of Zambia Declares HIV Testing Mandatory — quotes Sydney Rosen, research professor of global health.
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Reductions in Marketplace Enrollment Assistance: Prudent or Politics?
Trump's administration has made headlines with its cutbacks to enrollment assistance. How has utilization of marketplace enrollment assistance changed as 2018 open enrollment period approaches?
Save the Date: PHX Winter Institute January 2018
After success of our inaugural Summer Institute, PHX will be offering a Winter Institute focused on turning data into action. January 8–12, 2018. More information coming soon.
Upcoming Events
Get involved! We offer many volunteer, training, and local development opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Community Health Sciences: Defining the Field
Tuesday, September 12, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
PHX Free Associations Podcast Launch and Listen Party—Live Podcast Recording
Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Spirituality and Public Health: How Religious Disciplines Impact Human Health
Wednesday, September 13, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Diversity and Inclusion Unconscious Bias Training Workshop
Wednesday, September 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, L109A.
Advocacy Boot Camp
Saturday, September 23, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Instructional Building, L206/209.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean & Student Senate Kick Off Meeting
Monday, September 25, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, L311.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, September 26, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, September 26, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Slow Learners: Cross-Border Lessons in Healthcare Reform
Wednesday, September 27, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: GLOBAL HEALTH STORYTELLING—Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers
Thursday, September 28, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, September 29, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
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