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SPH This Week
September 27, 2015
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Public Health Forum: Public Health Priorities for an Aging Population
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The Ineluctable Role of Lifecourse Context, Revisited
How does lifecourse context, if unaccounted for, challenge findings from our empiric population health science studies?
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Kidney Damage Found in Adolescents in High-Risk Regions of Nicaragua
[VIDEO] New twist in Nicaragua disease mystery: signs of early kidney damage in adolescents.
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Restrictive Gun Control Policies Lower Youth Gun Carrying
Higher adult gun ownership levels also associated with higher prevalence of youth carrying guns.
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Targeting Vaccine-Wary Subgroups to Improve Compliance
Focused strategies needed to assuage the concerns of vaccination skeptics.
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Quasi-Experiments Can Contribute to HIV Research
Findings have led to better understanding of causal effect of offering patients immediate access to antiretroviral therapy (ART).
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Alumna Wins BU Distinguished Alumni Award
Sarah Degnan Kambou ('84, UNI'94), president of International Center for Research on Women, will receive award during Alumni Weekend.
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Student Receives People’s Health Medal
Doctoral candidate Elizabeth Henry awarded Vietnamese Ministry of Health’s top honor for work to advance hospital nutrition.
Study: Stricter State Gun Laws Keep Firearms Out of Hands of Youth — quotes Ziming Xuan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
How the Government Could Punish That Hedge Fund Bro Who Wanted to Raise a Drug’s Price 5,000 Percent — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
BU Today
Sexual Misconduct Survey Guides Plan for Action — quotes Sophie Godley, assistant professor of community health sciences, and Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
Genetic Literacy Project
Precision Medicine—Next New Thing or Over Hyped Bust? (Or Both?) — references article co-authored by Dean Sandro Galea.
Student Senate General Body Meeting
Monday, September 28, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, L311.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, September 29, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
View the full SPH calendar.