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SPH This Week

January 14, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
JAN 17
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Adolescent Cocaine Use Increasing Again
After general decline in 1990s, adolescent cocaine use increased from 2009 to 2015, with most dramatic rise among black boys and highest rate among Hispanic boys.
School News
Professor Honored by NIH
Jacob Bor selected to deliver Early Stage Investigator Lecture at National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention on March 19.
Better Data Collection Needed to Reduce Maternal Mortality
Rising mortality rates may partly own to overreporting and flawed data collection system.
Dean's Note
Why Racism Undermines the Health of the Public
When the President seeks to exclude immigrants based on race, he nudges society in an unhealthy direction.
From Nuremberg to Guantánamo, Medical Professionals Enabled Torture
Similarities seen between use of medical professionals in Holocaust and War on Terror.
In the Media
Los Angeles Times
Birth Control Is Every Woman’s Right—From Those Who Want to Prevent Pregnancy, to Others Who Use It to Treat Illness — opinion by student Kristyn Brandi.
New York Times
A Memory Shortcut, With a Little Help from Friends — opinion co-authored by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
USA Today
Refugee Admissions to US Plummet in 2017 — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
Gulf Times
Air Pollution Tied to Birth Defects — quotes Shruthi Mahalingaiah, assistant professor of epidemiology.
Texas Tribune
Maternal Deaths Are Increasing in Texas, but Probably Not as Much as Officials Thought — mentions Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
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NEPHTC Student Field Placements and Faculty–Student Projects
The New England Public Health Training Center has funding for two faculty–student collaborative projects or student field placements, like the one Deirdre Martinez Meehan completed at the Dartmouth–Hitchcock perinatal addiction treatment program. Read Deirdre’s story, then apply today!
Low Birth Weights after ICE Raid
Evidence shows aggressive immigration policy has a tangible health impact. Infants born to Latina mothers had a greater risk of low birth weights after the Postville, Iowa, ICE raid.
Watch the Recap of PHX Story Mapping Webinar Now
Did you miss the Winter Institute webinar on story mapping? The full recording of "Engage and Inspire Your Audience with Story Maps" is now available to view on our website.
Looking Ahead
New Student Orientation
Wednesday, January 17, all-day, campus-wide.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
Wednesday, January 17, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Healthier Book Talk: A Conversation with Dean Galea
Monday, January 22, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
Healthier Book Talk: A Conversation with Dean Galea
Wednesday, January 24, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Army & Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—The Opioid Crisis in America: A Conversation with the US Surgeon General
Thursday, January 25, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, January 30, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Opioids and the Masses: Early Lessons from the Epidemic
Wednesday, January 31, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, February 7, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room, Talbot.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: BICKNELL LECTURE—Can We Talk? Bridging Political Divides for the Health of the Public
Wednesday, February 7, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
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