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SPH This Week

May 6, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
The Trump Administration and the Health of the Public
May 8
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
School News
Karen DeSalvo to Deliver 2018 Convocation Address
Former acting assistant secretary for health and national coordinator for health information technology at HSS headlines speaker lineup of May 19 event.
Dean's Note
How the Trump Administration Is Shaping Our Health
In advance of this week’s symposium, a reflection on how President Trump’s policies have influenced our health, more than a year into the new administration.
Smoking, Alcohol Consumption Increase Lifetime Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
Risk factors present at age 55 considerably influence lifetime risk of AF.
‘White Supremacy Is Bad for Health’
Ahead of symposium on May 8, Mary Bassett on public health effects of Trump administration, why government needs activism, and applying lessons from Zimbabwe as New York City health commissioner.
Screening for Drug Use Effective in Primary Care Settings
Annual brief screening can help improve overall care quality.
School News
Staff Member Honored for Dedication to University
Mary Murphy-Phillips is one of three recipients of John S. Perkins Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes non-faculty staffers for their dedication to Boston University.
White Men Over 50 Most Likely to Use Gun in Suicide
Reasons for using gun for suicide differed among men and women according to their age.
Recently at SPH
‘The Unexpected Is To Be Expected’
Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC, shared key lessons from past public health emergencies at Public Health Forum.
In the Media
What the Golden State Killer Case Means for Your Genetic Privacy — quotes George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of health law, policy & management.
New York Times
Worried About Risky Teenage Behavior? Make School Tougher — article by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Washington Post
Fla. Officials Who Try to Strengthen Gun Laws Can Be Personally Fined, Kicked Out of Office — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Boston Herald
Health Factors into Gun Suicide — quotes Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor of community health sciences.
Buzzfeed News
Cocaine Deaths Are Rising at an Alarming Rate, and It’s Because of Fentanyl — quotes Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
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Digital Divide Hinders Health-Promoting Technologies
New health technologies such as patient portals often require quality internet access, but there is a digitial divide: more than 24 million Americans do not have high-speed internet.
Summer Institute Program Spotlight: Regulatory Agencies
On Campus | 14 Hours | June 11–12, 2018 | Examine the role of administrative agencies in the public health context with Regulatory Agencies in Practice, taught by SPH alumnus Jason Brocks.
LPHI Welcomes Its 2018 Fellows
The Local Public Health Institute (LPHI) welcomed its three new fellows for 2018 at a ceremony at the Public Health Museum during Public Health Week.
Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—The Trump Administration and the Health of the Public
Tuesday, May 8, 8:30 am – 2:30 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 Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 18, 3:00 pm – 5:00 am, Hiebert Lounge.
SPH Convocation Ceremony
Saturday, May 19, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 100 Ashford Street Boston, MA.
BU Commencement 2018
Sunday, May 20, 1:00 pm, 285 Babcock Street.
Spring Celebration
Monday, May 21, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Talbot Green.
Think. Teach. Do. Geneva
Wednesday, May 23, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, 33, Quai des Bergues, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland.
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