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SPH This Week

February 18, 2018
One or More Soda a Day Could Decrease Chances of Getting Pregnant
Both female and male intake of sugar-sweetened beverages associated with reduced fecundability.
Dean's Note
Guns, Again
Revisiting, once more, America’s fatal dysfunction on the issue of firearms.
High Levels of Contaminants Found in Holliston Drinking Water
Manganese, mercury, and trichloroethylene found in five different sites adjacent to residential areas.
‘Disruptive’ New Healthcare Company: The Devil Will Be in the Details
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase’s recently announced endeavor will need to address both the drivers of high costs and the barriers to optimal patient satisfaction.
School News
Professors Contribute to Top JAMA Articles
Two of journal’s top 10 most-discussed articles from 2017 are by SPH authors.
Should I Take My Calcium/Vitamin D Supplements?
Debating a new meta-analysis on the evidence behind calcium and vitamin D supplements for prevention of fractures.
Recently at SPH
‘Attitudes Can Change Rapidly’
At Public Health Forum, Cheryl Healton, dean of the NYU College of Global Public Health, discussed ways in which 1998 Master Settlement Agreement could serve as model to fight other public health epidemics such as obesity and gun violence.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Porn and the Teenage Brain — interview with Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
NBC News
Americans Are Abusing Over-the-Counter Drugs as Well as Opioids, Study Shows — quotes David Kaufman, professor of epidemiology.
Marijuana Doesn’t Affect Odds of Getting Pregnant — quotes Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology.
What to Make of Amazon and Warren Buffett’s Mystery Health Care Project — quotes Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
The Globe and Mail
For ‘Dreamers,’ This Week Could Bring a Breakthrough – or a New Nightmare — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
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Film Screening and Discussion
Join SPH student Hank Weinstock and Executive Director of the Multicultural AIDS Coalition Gary Daffin for a screening and discussion of Why Us? Left Behind and Dying. This documentary and research project offers an in-depth examination of why HIV rates are disproportionately higher in black communities.
Pathways to Stress: The Problem Starts at Home
Poor-quality housing causes chronic stress. Energy insecurity—an inability to adequately meet household energy needs—can result in unpaid energy bills or residents living in a home that is too hot or cold.
Summer Institute Program Spotlight: Systematic Reviews
Systematic Reviews for Public Health and Biomedical Research with SPH Professors Ludovic Trinquart and Michael P. LaValley. Running June 18–20. Participants are encouraged to register for companion two-day course on meta-analysis.
Looking Ahead
Accepted Students Day
Saturday, February 24, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Boston.
Think. Teach. Do. Miami
Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, EAST Miami, 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL.
Think. Teach. Do. DC
Tuesday, March 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Foley & Lardner, 300 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC.
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