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SPH This Week
November 6, 2016
Launching Public Health Post; Student Fellowship Opportunity
A Note on Communications
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Public Health Forum Featuring Steven H. Woolf
The Good Life: Working Together to Promote Opportunity and Improve Population Health and Well-Being
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The Language of Public Health
Some thoughts on what we say, why we say it, and who we say it to.
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Too Much, Too Little Sleep Hurts Men’s Ability to Get Partners Pregnant
Men who reported sleeping fewer than six hours per night, or nine hours or more, had 43 percent less probability per cycle of getting their partners pregnant.
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Identifying Breast Cancer Risk Factors for Black Women
Study identifies “modifiable” factors, such as breastfeeding and body size.
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Nearly Every American Will Know Victim of Gun Violence
Likelihood of Americans knowing gun violence victim over lifetime is over 99 percent.
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In the Classroom: To Teach Trauma, Alumnus Tells His Story
Joseph King teaches trauma-informed approach to public health in social and behavioral sciences course.
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Teaching Awards for Spring and Summer 2016
Recipients for each semester were selected by Teaching Awards Selection Subcommittee comprised of faculty from each department.
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“Because of the Nature of What Jail Is”
Student Farah Famouri on her practicum at Rikers Island, facing her fears, and "Orange Is the New Black."
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Avoiding Death on the Highway and Other Public Health Benefits of Clear Writing
[VIDEO] Together we can, and should, foster a culture that values clear, precise communication as a core instrument, function, and goal of public health.
by Jennifer Beard
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"Prevention Is a Disaster"
[VIDEO] At Dean's Seminar, Francois Venter, executive director of Wits RHI, explored global chasm between HIV treatment and prevention.
New York Times
An Activist for the Poor Joins Pepsi’s Board. Is That Ethical? — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Medical Xpress
Nearly Every American Will Know a Victim of Gun Violence, Study Finds— quotes Dean Sandro Galea, and references study co-authored by Janice Weinberg, professor of biostatistics.
Proposition 61 Gives California Mandate to Lower Drug Prices, Not Tools — quotes Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Parent Herald
Fertility vs. Sleep: How Sleeping Patterns Affect a Guy’s Fertility — mentions Lauren A. Wise, professor of epidemiology.
Asbury Park Press
In Hazlet, a Plan for Police to Help Addicts — quotes David Rosenbloom, professor of health law, policy & management
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—The Good Life: Working Together to Promote Opportunity and Improve Population Health and Well-Being
Wednesday, November 9, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, November 15, 8:45 am – 10:50 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
SPH Reads Book Discussion
Tuesday, November 15, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, L110.
40th Anniversary Gala
Thursday, November 17, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, The State Room, 60 State Street.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, November 22, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wilkins Board Room.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, November 22, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, CT305.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, November 30, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Founders Room.
DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM—How Does Where You Live Affect Your Health?
Thursday, December 1, 9:00 am – 3:45 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
View the full SPH calendar.