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SPH This Week
| Issue 200 |

March 3, 2019
Messages from the Dean
Celebrating 200 Issues of SPH This Week
Submit Nominations for Annual Awards
Upcoming Signature Programs
The “Other” Problem in the Quest for Pregnant Women’s Personhood
Mar 5
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do. Chicago—ACHE Conference
Mar 5
6 to 8 p.m.
The Gage, 24 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Dean's Note
We Need a Health New Deal
The case for a political program to promote health in all polices, address the core determinants of health, and change the national health conversation.
Several Factors Linked to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Levels in Black Women
Levels of BPA, parabens, and other chemicals vary with BMI, education level, and season.
Summer Institute 2019 Spotlight: Intro to GIS
Learn how to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with your public health data during the PHX Summer Institute this June. Professor Kevin Lane will teach you how to create high-quality digital maps to support decision-making during this 20-hour program.
School News
SPH and Guns
“Tackling Gun Violence” conversation with Massachusetts leaders on March 11 is next in SPH’s many engagements with issue.
Clinical Genetics/Genomics Needs Behavioral Sciences
To unlock full population health potential of genetics and genomics, field must integrate with behavioral medicine.
Activist Lab
‘I Have Developed a Greater Awareness of Local Systematic Issues’
Student Allison McBride on her work at AHOPE, challenges faced by those with substance use disorders, and how we can all get involved in this outreach.
‘We See Pregnant Women Lose Their Right to Bodily Integrity’
Ahead of Cathy Shine Lecture, Lynn Paltrow, founder and executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, talks to Professor Wendy Mariner about threatened rights of pregnant women and country’s long history of “owning and controlling bodies of other people.”
Public Health Post
Muslim Women’s Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence
Muslim women’s experiences of intimate partner violence are shaped by collectivist culture, patriarchy, honor, shame, and faith.
Alumni News
Alum Leads SPH Affinity Group at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Lindsey Frenkel-Rorden, associate director of US Managed Markets at Vertex, organizes networking and educational events with fellow alums at biopharmaceutical company.
School News
Students Produce Video for WalkBoston to Promote Walkability
In health communication course, students honed skills in messaging strategies, video production, and client relations.
School News
SPH Snapshot: February 25-March 1, 2019
Scenes from the week on campus, from a Public Health Forum on discovery science to an environmental health seminar.
Recently at SPH
‘A Lot of Health Inequities Are Multi-Level Problems’
At Public Health Forum, Gary Gibbons, director of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at National Institutes of Health, discussed 21st-century solutions to enduring health disparities.
In the Media
Breast-Density Notification Letters May Be Too Dense — quotes Christine Gunn, research assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
What the Recent—and Maybe Future—Shutdown Teaches Us About Wealth in the US — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Gun Injuries Bring Especially Tough Recoveries — quotes Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
Hartford Courant
Taxes on Sugar Drinks, E-Cigarettes and Plastic Bags among Proposals Meant to Shape Habits in Connecticut — quotes David Jernigan, professor of health law, policy & management.
BPR Full Show: 02/19/19 — interview with alum Ali Noorani.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
Staff Breakfast with the Dean (ID needed to enter Fuller)
Tuesday, March 5, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Fuller Building, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: SHINE LECTURE—The “Other” Problem in the Quest for Pregnant Women’s Personhood
Tuesday, March 5, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with Dean Galea
Tuesday, March 5, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
Think. Teach. Do. Chicago—ACHE Conference
Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, The Gage, 24 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, March 6, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Using Digital Advocacy Strategies to Promote Public Health and Health Equity
Monday, March 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, March 19, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Keefer Auditorium.
Think. Teach. Do. Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Kimpton Monaco, 700 F Street NW, Washington, DC.
Accepted Students' Day
Saturday, March 23, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, campus-wide.
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