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

SPH This Week

April 22, 2018
 
 
 
 
Research
 
 
Decline in Dementia Rates May Not Be Universal
 
Majority-Black cohort reveals dementia trends differ by race and cognitive function.
 
 
Dean's Note
 
 
How Schools Can Help Foster a Healthier Public Debate
 
In a time of polarization, it is more important than ever that we advance our core academic value of embracing the generous exchange of diverse viewpoints.
 
Research
 
 
Evaluation and Treatment of Depression May Help Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment
 
Measuring neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety, agitation, and irritability helps to predict level of cognitive functioning.
 
Viewpoint
 
 
Gender-Based Violence: Let’s Go Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg
 
To optimally affect the health and well-being of women worldwide, we must resolve the fundamental problems of identification of victims and violence prevalence.
 
 
School News
 
 
Professor Joins Susan G. Komen Advisory Group
 
Julie Palmer joins Komen Scholars, leading and participating as reviewer in Komen’s scientific peer review process and serving as expert and advocate.
 
School News
 
 
L. Adrienne Cupples Award Presented to UC Berkeley Professor
 
Nicholas P. Jewell, professor of biostatistics and statistics at University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, received award on April 5.
 
 
In Conversation With
 
slideshow
'We Will Not Stop'
 
Sarah Degnan Kambou on International Center for Research on Women, doubling down on facts, and why public health is activism.
 
 
 
 
Recently at SPH
 
video
‘Everyone Can Win’
 
Avik Roy, co-founder and president of Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity and opinion editor at Forbes magazine, made conservative argument for universal coverage at Public Health Forum.
 
 
 
 
 
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
 
 
 
 
 
In the Media
 
 
Washington Post
 
Cliches About Only Being as Old as You Feel Are Starting to Have Scientific Backing — quotes Paola Sebastiani, professor of biostatistics.
 
 
New York Times
 
Would Americans Accept Putting Health Care on a Budget? — article by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
 
 
Denver Post
 
The Importance of Colorado’s Laws on Revenge Porn — opinion by student Indigo Miller.
 
 
PBS News Hour
 
How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? A New Study Says It’s Found the Number — quotes Timothy Naimi, professor of community health sciences.
 
 
America’s Best Racing
 
Get to Know the Horse Owners of the 2018 Kentucky Derby — profiles alumnus Ahmed Zayat.
 
 
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MA Gun Laws and Advocacy Training
 
On Saturday, April 28, Stop Handgun Violence, M+R, and the Activist Lab are providing a community training opportunity on gun safety advocacy.
 
 
 
 
 
Assisting Bereaved US Military Service Children and Spouses
 
Military duty-related deaths can put military children and widowed spouses at higher risk for complicated grief, PTSD, and depression.
 
 
 
 
 
Summer Institute Program Spotlight: Gender-Based Violence Research
 
On Campus | 20 Hours | June 11–13, 2018 | Learn how to conduct ethically-sound and policy-oriented research on gender-based violence with Gender-Based Violence: Research Methods and Analysis, taught by SPH Professors Nafisa Halim and Monica Adhiambo Onyango.
 
 
 
Looking Ahead
 
 
Accepted Students Day
 
Friday, April 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
 
Monday, April 30, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—The Trump Administration and the Health of the Public
 
Tuesday, May 8, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
Think. Teach. Do. Boston
 
Monday, May 14, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA.
 
 
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
 
Tuesday, May 15, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
 
Wednesday, May 16, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
 
 
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
 
Friday, May 18, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Fuller Building, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
 
 
SPH Convocation
 
Saturday, May 19, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 100 Ashford Street Boston, MA.
 
 
BU Commencement
 
Sunday, May 20, 1:00 pm, 285 Babcock Street, Boston, MA.
 
 
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