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SPH This Week

June 10, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
Disagreeing on Difficult Issues: White Privilege
Jun 15
12:30–2:30 p.m.
L206, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Medicaid Expansion Increases Volume and Quality of Care in Rural Areas
First two years of Medicaid expansion not only associated with increased coverage, but also better quality and more service use at rural community health centers.
Dean's Note
Health, Law, and the LGBT Community: An Unfinished Story
A reflection on the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, and the broader conditions that shape LGBT health in the United States.
School News
In the Classroom: In Fighting Opioids, ‘Just the Facts’ Isn’t Enough
Class teaches effective public health communication, with students learning to find their public voice by practicing press releases, op-eds, and testimony for public hearings.
What the Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Means for Public Health and the Rule of Law
To permit the denial of services to same-sex couples fails to uphold equal rights for LGBT people; whether the discrimination is based on religion should be irrelevant.
PHX Podcast
A Breakthrough for Lung Cancer Treatment?
Discussing new treatment for lung cancer (immunotherapy) and large clinical trial that controversially changed its endpoint.
School News
Staff Member Honored for Public Health Training Center Work
Karla Todd will receive National Environmental Health Organization National Certificate of Merit for her advocacy to keep Public Health Training Centers program in federal budget.
In the Field
In Botswana, Botho Means Everyone Is Connected, Including the LGBTQI Community
Practicum student Thomas Lee works with LeGaBiBo, country’s first and leading LGBTQI rights group.
In the Media
New York Times
5 Tips to Sleep Better on Your Next Trip — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
What the Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Means for Public Health and the Rule of Law — opinion by Julia Raifman and Michael Ulrich, assistant professors of health law, policy & management.
Hurricane Maria’s Death Toll Was Decades in the Making — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Looking at the Lead in Massachusetts Schools: Part One — quotes Patricia Janulewicz, assistant professor of environmental health.
Tough State Alcohol Laws Tied to Fewer Drunk-Driving Fatalities — quotes Timothy Naimi, professor of community health sciences.
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Summer 2018 Water Squad
Looking to get involved around campus over the summer? Sign up for Water Squad!
No MENA Category Is a Mistake
The incorporation of a MENA category on the Census and medical and public health surveys would improve our understanding of Arab American health.
Summer Institute 2018 Starts Tomorrow!
There are still limited seats available for PHX Summer Institute 2018. Sign up for programs running June 11–13, June 14–15, or June 18–20.
Looking Ahead
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, June 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR—Disagreeing on Difficult Issues: White Privilege
Friday, June 15, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, L206.
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