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

SPH This Week

April 8, 2018
Messages from the Dean
Annual All-School Retreat: Save the Date, September 7, 2018
Giving Day Is April 11
Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. NYC
Apr 10
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Access to Insulin Limited in Nepal
Country suffers from high burden of type 2 diabetes, affecting as much as 19 percent of population.
School News
‘Adapt to Meet Needs of Students’
Lisa Sullivan discusses SPH’s first fully online course, Essentials of Biostatistics with JMP, part of PHX Summer Institute held June 4-29.
In Conversation With
‘It’s Been Rewarding to Partner with My Alma Mater’
Nick Diamond on upcoming CAMTech Gun Violence Prevention Summit & Hack-a-thon, need for qualitative data around gun violence, and using communication tools to advance population health.
School News
Scenes from National Public Health Week
Activities included volunteering at Greater Boston Food Bank, visit to Public Health Museum, and annual SPH Talent Show.
Community Health Centers Minimize Health Disparities, But No Evidence of Recent Change
No reduced racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes control, hypertension control, or birthweight in community health center patients between 2009 and 2014.
Dean's Note
The Progress of Public Health
A reflection on National Public Health Week, and the many gains of our field.
In the Media
Scientists Worry Scott Pruitt’s New EPA Change Will Harm Life-Saving Research — quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
U.S. News & World Report
Firearm Trauma May Linger Longest for Men — quotes Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
NIH Rejected a Study of Alcohol Advertising while Pursuing Industry Funding for Other Research — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
New York Times
If Census Asks About Citizenship, Some Already Have an Answer: No Comment — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
What Gun Violence Researchers Would Study if Congress Would Fund Their Efforts — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
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Summer Institute Program Spotlight: Epi Data Analysis
On Campus | 14 Hours | June 14–15, 2018 | Learn the gold standard statistical approach with Meta-Analysis for Public Health and Biomedical Research Using R, taught by SPH Professors Ludovic Trinquart and Michael P. LaValley.
Phonebank for Transgender Equality
The repeal of Massachusetts’ non-discrimination law will be on the ballot this November. On April 13, BUMC students are joining together to keep discrimination out of the Commonwealth.
Earned Income Tax Credits May Prevent Abuse
The Earned Income Tax Credit may reduce child maltreatment by decreasing parental stress and depression, according to a study by Klevens and colleagues at the CDC.
Looking Ahead
Faculty Coffee with the Dean
Monday, April 9, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot.
Think. Teach. Do. NYC
Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY.
BU Giving Day
Wednesday, April 11, all day, online.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, April 17, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Dine and Dialogue with the Deans
Tuesday, April 17, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, April 18, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Crosstown 305.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—The Conservative Case for Universal Coverage
Wednesday, April 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Changing the Climate: How Public Health, Cities, and the Media can Advance Climate Solutions
Friday, April 20, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Accepted Students Day
Friday, April 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, campus-wide.
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