Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.

SPH This Week

October 1, 2017
Upcoming Signature Events
Using Epidemiology to Study Policy as Well as to Inform It
OCT 11
4:30 p.m.–6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do. Showcase
OCT 12
4 p.m.–6 p.m.
610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Dean's Note
On Las Vegas and the Persistent Challenge of Firearms
About an ongoing American tragedy.
Few South Africans Receiving Adequate Diabetes Care
Significant gaps in screening, diagnosis, treatment, and control of disease found.
In Conversation with
[Do.] ‘A Drink from the Fire Hose of Everything We Do’
Beverly Brown on Think. Teach. Do. Showcase and what industry connections can do for a school of public health.
Possible Biomarker for Diagnosing CTE During Life Identified
Ability to diagnose CTE in living individuals will allow for research into prevention and treatment of disease.
School News
[Do.] Stabilizing Health in North Caucacus
Alumnus Karsten Lunze and wife Fatima Lunze receive Sidel Levy Award for Peace for strengthening healthcare systems in wake of war and terrorism.
Fighting Corruption in Global Health
Collaborative international action needed to design and implement anti-corruption tools specifically tailored to needs of global health organizations.
[Do.] There Is Something We Can Do
How to respond to the latest mass shooting?
In the Media
New York Times
What Makes Singapore’s Health Care So Cheap? — opinion co-authored by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
States Put a New Twist on the Old “Botched Abortion” Scare Tactic — quotes Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
The Government Won’t Fund Research on Gun Violence Because of NRA Lobbying — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
Huffington Post
Less Healthy Americans Were More Likely to Vote Trump, Research Finds — quotes Jacob Bor, assistant professor of global health.
Why Las Vegas Has Such Lax Gun Laws — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
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[Do.] What Do You Want to Change?
Our school community has come out in force to share why they #Act4Change. Here’s what it’s all about and how you can add your voice.
Injection Drug Use in Ghana
People living with addiction in the United States are increasingly visible, as are the challenges they face. In Ghana, they are still living in the shadows.
Practically Speaking: Stress Management
Stress is a part of our daily lives, but we can learn ways to become more compassionate with ourselves and others. Watch SPH Professor Carol Dolan offer some guiding tips.
Looking Ahead
Staff Coffee with the Dean
Tuesday, October 10, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Wilkins Board Room, E Building.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Using Epidemiology to Study Policy as Well as to Inform It
Wednesday, October 11, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Think. Teach. Do. Showcase
Thursday, October 12, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Room 305, Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering at Boston University, 610 Commonwealth Avenue.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, October 13, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
Tuesday, October 17, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, October 24, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, October 31, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Tuesday, October 31, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Opioids and the Masses: Early Lessons from the Epidemic
Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
All School Retreat for Faculty and Staff
Friday, November 3, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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