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SPH This Week
June 11, 2017
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Lessons from Fire Prevention: Why We Can Head Off Disease Without Sacrificing Cure
Just as we have reduced fires in recent decades without reducing the number of firefighters, we can prevent disease while maintaining a robust investment in treatment.
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New Tool Helps Measure Social Participation Among Burn Survivors
[VIDEO] Previous research identified social interaction as one of most common problems for people with burns, especially injuries to facial area.
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More Research Needed into Spectrum of Stress Disorders
While there is growing recognition of importance of PTSD, literature on other diagnoses related to stressful or traumatic events is “scant."
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Neuropsychological Deficits Common in Gulf War Illness, Meta-Analysis Shows
Researchers find cognitive decrements recurring theme in 25 separate neuropsychological tests administered to Gulf War veterans.
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Professor Receives Public Health Leadership in Medicine Award
Megan Sandel recognized by Massachusetts Public Health Association for work with vulnerable children.
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Professor Receives Carol Nachman Prize for Rheumatology
David T. Felson, professor of epidemiology, awarded most prestigious international award for research in rheumatology.
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Health and the LGBT Community: A Step Forward
Looking back at the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, a step towards removing the barriers that marginalize and limit the health of LGBT populations.
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Preventing Latin American Homicides
Eight of the world’s 10 most violent nations, as defined by the number of intentional homicides per 100,000 people, are in Latin America and the Caribbean. A 2016 World Bank report by Laura Chioda examines why these numbers are so high.
by Madeline Bishop, PHP Fellow
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Featured Summer Institute Course
Practically Speaking: Data Visualization
[VIDEO] Practical tips and techniques you can use. Learn more about data visualization with our Summer Institute course. June 19-21, 20 hours.
Health Officials Set to Release a List of Drugs Everyone on Earth Should Be Able to Access — quotes Richard Laing, professor of global health.
Stricter Gun Laws Tied to Fewer Fatal Police Shootings — quotes Ziming Xuan, associate professor of community health sciences.
Huffington Post
How Big Pharma Is Limiting Access to a Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
Climate Change Is Making Us Sick — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
State Closes Door on Coal, Looks to New Beginnings — quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
ALUMNI RECEPTION—Running Out of Cure: How Latin America Tackles Antibiotic Resistance, with Professor Veronika Wirtz
Thursday, June 15, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Surfcomber, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL.
ALUMNI RECEPTION—Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) 2017
Thursday, June 22, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Frolik, 1415 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, June 27, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Crosstown 305.
View the full SPH calendar.