Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.
June 11, 2017
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.
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.
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."
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.
Professor Receives Public Health Leadership in Medicine Award
Megan Sandel recognized by Massachusetts Public Health Association for work with vulnerable children.
Professor Receives Carol Nachman Prize for Rheumatology
David T. Felson, professor of epidemiology, awarded most prestigious international award for research in rheumatology.
DEAN'S NOTE REVISITED
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.
FROM PUBLIC HEALTH POST
Preventing Latin American Homicides
Eight of the worlds 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
FROM POPULATION HEALTH EXCHANGE
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.
IN THE MEDIA
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.
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.
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 RECEPTIONSociety 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.
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