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SPH This Week

December 10, 2017
Upcoming Signature Program
Precision Public Health: Balancing Scientific Investment and Prevention
DEC 12
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Dean's Note
Game Theory and the Greater Good
Why do populations sometimes act against their own interests, opposing measures that could improve the health of all? The world of game theory provides a potential answer.
Education Can Narrow Racial Disparities in Alzheimer’s
Differences in years of education account for much of gap between Alzheimer’s rates in black and white seniors.
‘You See 999—Maxing Out the Air Pollution Monitors’
Kevin Lane discusses ongoing smog crisis in Delhi, his recent trip to collaborate with and train air pollution researchers in India, and trade-offs India will need to make.
School News
Studying Mental Health in Zanzibar
Supported by language-learning fellowship from BU African Studies Center, student Damilola Iyiola finds infrastructure, not cultural views, to be greatest barrier to care.
School News
Scenes from the 2017 December Graduate Reception
School of Public Health December graduates celebrated their achievements at a reception to recognize their hard work and to acknowledge the support of family and friends.
In the Media
Wall Street Journal
The Mentality of Sexual Assault and Harassment, a Q&A — interview with Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
New York Times
Why a CVS-Aetna Merger Could Benefit Consumers — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
NBC Boston
Experts: CVS-Aetna Deal Could Negatively Impact Patients — interview with Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law.
Boston Globe
An Ad Campaign Against Opioid Addiction Is Drawing Criticism — quotes Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
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Winter Institute Course: Monitoring and Evaluation
The popular Summer Institute course returns this winter—"Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Public Health Programs" with SPH Professors Nancy Scott and Nafisa Halim. January 8–10, 2018.
Activist Bucks:
We’ve extended the application deadline to January 31, so there is plenty of time to submit a project proposal to receive a micro-grant of up to $3,000.
If They Don’t Count Us, We Don’t Count
The collection of SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) survey data is extremely important to better understand the experiences of LGBT Americans.
Looking Ahead
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, December 12, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Precision Public Health: Balancing Scientific Investment and Prevention
Tuesday, December 12, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Holiday Party for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, December 14, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, 500 Harrison Avenue.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, December 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, December 19, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown, Room 305.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, December 19, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Crosstown, Room 305.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Tuesday, December 19, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
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