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SPH This Week
September 4, 2016
Annual School Survey Is Now Open
Save the Date for 2016–2017 Signature and Community Events
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Dean's Seminar Featuring Jim Borghesani and Jason Lewis
Legalized Marijuana: Right for Massachusetts?
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Precision Medicine and Population Health: Forging a Consensus
Can the current surge of interest in precision medicine contribute to improvement in population health?
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Marijuana Use Affects Young Adult Sleep Patterns
[VIDEO] Findings counter common perception that marijuana use helps ease insomnia.
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Links Found Between Menstrual Cycle Characteristics and Fertility
Cycle lengths and timing of onset of menstruation can affect chances of pregnancy.
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Empowering Community Leaders in Rural Guatemala
Student Paola Peynetti Velázquez assists study of nutrition and maternal and child health improvement efforts in Guatemala City.
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Alumnus Honored for Work Begun in Peace Corps
Kevin Fiori will receive Peace Corps Sargent Shriver Award for healthcare organization in Togo.
New York Times
The Life-Changing Magic of Choosing the Right Hospital — article by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Washington Post
Doctors Continue to Use Some Treatments Despite Evidence That They Don't Help — quotes David Felson, professor of epidemiology.
Opioid Epidemic Moves Police to Help Rather Than Arrest Drug Users — quotes David Rosenbloom, professor of health law, policy & management.
Boston Globe
The State's Battle with Lead Paint Is Far From Won — quotes Wendy Heiger-Bernays, associate professor of environmental health.
Heart Arrhythmia Linked to Smaller Brains — quotes Rhoda Au, professor of epidemiology.
After Texas Slashed Its Family Planning Budget, Maternal Deaths Almost Doubled — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
Fall Classes Start
Tuesday, September 6.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, September 13, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room.
Dean's Symposium—The Role of Pharmaceuticals in Public Health
Thursday, September 15, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Thursday, September 15, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, September 16, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, CT305.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, September 20, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Diversity and Inclusion Seminar—Thinking Fast Makes Changing Slow: Human Thought Processes Interfere with Achieving Diversity
Tuesday, September 20, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Public Health Forum—Upstream, Downstream: How Public Health Schools and Graduates Can Succeed in Improving Health
Wednesday, September 28, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Life's Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Can Lead to Success in Life and Business
Tuesday, October 4, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, L109.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, October 5, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wilkins Board Room.
Diversity and Inclusion Seminar—Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care: Historical and Contemporary Issues
Wednesday, October 5, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Dean's Seminar—The Politics of Health Reform: What's at Stake in November?
Thursday, October 6, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
View the full SPH calendar.