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SPH This Week

October 1, 2017
Message From the Dean
Reminder: Please Complete the School Survey by October 20
Resurgence of Whooping Cough May Owe to Vaccine’s Inability to Prevent Infections
Differences in mucosal immunity between whole-cell pertussis (wP) vaccines and newer acellular pertussis (aP) vaccines, first introduced in 1990s, may play pivotal role in sharp rise of disease.
Dean's Note
Good for the World...Good for Me?
On balancing an individual’s perceived self-interest with the goals of population health.
Strong Alcohol Policies Help Reduce Alcohol-Involved Homicides
Alcohol is already established risk factor for homicide perpetration and victimization.
School News
‘This Isn’t Just a Black Story. This Is an American Story.’
Ahead of panel discussion on gun violence and storytelling, director and documentary photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz on myth of objectivity, need to change journalistic narratives, and importance of qualitative work.
School News
Alumnus Honored by International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
Aaron J. Cohen received John Goldsmith Award at ISEE 29th Annual Scientific Conference in Sydney, Australia.
School News
‘Why Public Health?’
During fall orientation for new students, Dean Sandro Galea shared his thoughts on the vitality and urgency of the work of public health.
What It Means to Be an Activist
Advocacy is a critical component of the public health discipline. As Activist Month at SPH begins, we ask: How best to effect change?
Recently at SPH
‘We Can Move This Forward’
At Global Health Storytelling event, activists discussed the personal and societal impacts of gun violence and the need to reframe and advance dialogues.
‘There's No Perfect Healthcare System’
At Public Health Forum, C. David Naylor argued that Canada could end its healthcare mediocrity and that the US could have the world's best system if the two countries learned from each other.
In the Media
Washington Post
States Move to Restrict Domestic Abusers from Carrying Guns — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
New York Times
The G.O.P. Bill Forces States to Build Health Systems From Scratch. That’s Hard — quotes Jon Kingsdale, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Huffington Post
Can Data Save Us from “Poverty Porn”? — opinion by alumna Lisa Russell.
Youth Sports and Brain Injuries Like CTE — interview with Yorghos Tripodis, assistant professor of biostatistics.
Trump’s Careless North Korea Threats Obscure the Humans Who Would Suffer — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
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Detroit Life Is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE) is a hospital-based, community-focused violence intervention initiative that works with youth/young adults who have sustained acute intentional violent trauma.
Winter Institute Program
Learn how to plan an intervention that is theory-driven, evidence-based, and evaluable. Intervention Strategies in Public Health with SPH Professor Jacey Greece. PHX Winter Institute, January 8–12, 2018.
Thank You to Water Squad
Another successful Water Squad has come to an end. Thank you to all the volunteers for making a positive impact in our community and for sharing your stories with us.
Looking Ahead
Staff Coffee with the Dean
Tuesday, October 10, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Wilkins Board Room, E Building.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Tuesday, October 10, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 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.
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