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SPH This Week

June 3, 2018
Stronger Alcohol Policies Help Reduce Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths
Across all states, 10 percent increase in restrictiveness of policies would translate into approximately 800 fewer deaths annually.
Dean's Note
How the Trump Administration’s Immigration Policies Harm Health
By separating children from parents, the White House has chosen to exacerbate the health challenges faced by an already-vulnerable group.
Ejaculation Changes Prostate Tissue, Lowering Cancer Risk
High rates of ejaculation effect changes in gene expression and cellular processes of prostate.
Q & A
‘Fill in the Gaps’
Lisa Metropolis Toby on piloting new Practicum Scholar Award to help students take unpaid practicum opportunities.
No Association Between Adjustment Disorder and Cancer
Prior studies examining whether cancer was consequence of disorder have been inconclusive.
School News
'There Is a Climate Silence in America'
Participants in April 20 symposium, "Changing the Climate," discuss need to reframe climate change conversation.
School News
SPH Community Members #WearOrange
Faculty and staff wear orange to support gun safety and to remember the more than 36,000 people killed each year in US by gun violence.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
The New York Times
It Saves Lives. It Can Save Money. So Why Aren’t We Spending More on Public Health? — opinion co-authored by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Washington Post
Will Trump Finally Pay a Price for His Abject Cruelty? — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
US News & World Report
'Religious Refusal Laws' May Take Mental Health Toll on LGBT Americans — quotes Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Harvard Business Review
3 Lessons from Puerto Rico: Mitigating the Health Effects of Future Hurricanes — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Boston Business Journal
Mass. LGBT Population Is Second-Highest in Nation, According to New Report — quotes Sean Cahill, adjunct associate professor of the practice in health law, policy & management.
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Grow Your Career at the PHX Summer Institute
On Campus and Online | June 11–15 and 18–22 | The PHX Summer Institute offers working professionals and students the opportunity to learn new tools and refresh skills in a short and immersive format. Register now.
A "Bridge" Between the Activist Lab and SPH Student Body
Meet the new Activist Lab student engagement intern, Mallory Bersi.
Payday Go Away, Come Again ACA
Medicaid can improve family finances. Payday loans—controversial high-interest short-term borrowing—decreased in counties in California that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Looking Ahead
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, June 6, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room, Talbot.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, June 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR—Disagreeing on Difficult Issues: White Privilege
Friday, June 15, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, L206.
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