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

SPH This Week

March 10, 2019
Upcoming Signature Program
Tackling Gun Violence
Mar 11
6 to 8 p.m.
WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
First Experimental Evaluation of Pharmaceutical Industry-Led Access Program
Study of Novartis Access program in Kenya demonstrates it is possible to evaluate major pharmaceutical companies’ access programs using robust, ‘gold-standard’ methods.
Can E-Cigarettes Help People Quit Smoking?
Looking at study about e-cigarettes that asks if they’re better than traditional approaches to help people quit smoking.
School News
Students Embrace Innovation at IDEA Conference
Three SPH community members participated in Innovate@BU event that drew 300 students and taught budding entrepreneurs how to turn creative ideas into meaningful impact.
After Natural Disaster, Economic Help Reduces PTSD
Case management to restore economic and housing resources could mean nearly two- to six-fold reduction in PTSD cases one year after large-scale disaster.
Activist Lab
Training Center Featured on CDC Educational Platform
For second time, course offered by New England Public Health Training Center is featured on CDC’s Learning Connection.
School News
Professor Named to 2020 Dietary Guidelines Committee
Timothy Naimi will review latest scientific evidence on nutrition to help inform 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Public Health Post
Your DNA Could Imprison Your Child
Questions about confidentiality have risen as genetic testing companies may share your family information on public databases.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: March 4-8, 2019
Scenes from the week on campus, from the annual Cathy Shine Lecture to a celebration of Professor Eugene DeClercq.
Recently at SPH
‘How Do We Make Pregnant Women Visible?’
At annual Cathy Shine Lecture, Lynn Paltrow, founder and executive editor of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, discussed ways in which pregnancy becomes criminalized.
In the Media
A Republican-Backed Bill to Protect “Abortion Survivors” Just Failed. It Still Matters. — quotes alum Kristyn Brandi.
New York Times
Build Your Own ‘Medicare for All’ Plan. Beware: There Are Tough Choices. — article co-authored by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
How Sex Ed Affects Our Sexual Health Now — quotes Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
CommonWealth Magazine
Expanding Our View of Health — interview with Dean Sandro Galea.
A Switch to Vaping Reduces 8 Biomarkers of Smoking as Much as Abstinence — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Tackling Gun Violence
Monday, March 11, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Using Digital Advocacy Strategies to Promote Public Health and Health Equity
Monday, March 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, March 19, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Keefer Auditorium.
Think. Teach. Do. Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Kimpton Monaco, 700 F Street NW, Washington, DC.
Accepted Students' Day
Saturday, March 23, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, campus-wide.
Think. Teach. Do. Philadelphia–ENAR 2019
Monday, March 25, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Strangelove’s, 216 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Nursing and the Health of Populations
Tuesday, April 2, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Giving Day
Wednesday, April 3, all day, campus-wide.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
Think. Teach. Do. Boston
Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, W Boston, 100 Stuart Street, Boston, MA.
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