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SPH This Week

April 29, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
Apr 30
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Guns Used in Cross-Border Crimes Originate from States with More Lax Laws
Guns used in crime flow from states with weaker laws to states with stronger laws.
Obese Patients Underrepresented in Cancer Clinical Trials
Cancer types associated with being overweight or obese represent about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in US.
Parenting Groups Improve Language, Reduce Stunting in Zambia
Parenting groups and development monitoring visits in first years of life show promise in child growth and language acquisition in Southern Province.
Recently At SPH
‘Let’s Get People to Follow Us, Not Run from Us’
At Dean's Symposium, former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy, New York Times climate editor Hannah Fairfield, and many more discuss ways in which scientists, city officials, and journalists can work collectively to shift climate change debate.
PHX Podcast
The Opioids vs. Non-Opioids Showdown
Tackling effectiveness of opioids vs. non-opioids for chronic pain, and discussing new NIH rules on how clinical trials are defined.
Dean's Note
Disasters and Public Health
How sudden, large-scale crises shape health, in the short- and long-term.
‘When the Event Doesn’t Follow the Playbook’
Ahead of Public Health Forum on April 30, Anne Schuchat discusses role as CDC principal deputy director, importance of preparation, and her hardest job.
In the Media
The Hill
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Clinical Trial Should Be Halted — opinion by Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
A New Study Found Toxic Chemicals in Kitchen Cabinets, and Here’s What You Need to Know — quotes Wendy Heiger-Bernays, clinical professor of environmental health.
Mother Jones
A Huge New Study Just Showed Alcohol Is Worse for You Than You Thought — quotes Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
2018’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care — interview with Candice Belanoff, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences.
New York Times
US Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
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Free Associations Live During Summer Institute
Signing up for the PHX Summer Institute? Join hosts Matt, Chris, and Don for a live recording of a Free Associations podcast episode during the institute on Tuesday, June 12.
Stop Handgun Violence Advocacy Toolkit
This toolkit by Stop Handgun Violence is an easy to follow roadmap for students and anyone interested in getting actively involved in reducing firearm injuries and deaths in their home state.
What Makes Youth More Likely To Be Bullied?
A recent study by Sugimura and colleagues explored whether early social behaviors in school make youth more likely to be bullied and remain bullied over time.
Looking Ahead
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
Monday, April 30, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—The Trump Administration and the Health of the Public
Tuesday, May 8, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Think. Teach. Do. Boston
Monday, May 14, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, May 15, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, May 16, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, May 18, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Fuller Building, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
SPH Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 18, 3:00 pm – 5:00 am, Hiebert Lounge.
SPH Convocation Ceremony
Saturday, May 19, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 100 Ashford Street Boston, MA.
BU Commencement 2018
Sunday, May 20, 1:00 pm, 285 Babcock Street.
Spring Celebration
Monday, May 21, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Talbot Green.
Think. Teach. Do. Geneva
Wednesday, May 23, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, 33, Quai des Bergues, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland.
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