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SPH This Week

October 21, 2018
Upcoming Signature Programs
Violence Prevention: Guns, Public Health, and Health Care
Oct 23
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
So We Legalize Marijuana. Then What Happens?
Oct 25
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Organization of HIV Care Linked to Providers’ Moral Judgments of Their Patients
Providers who work independently see treatment non-adherence as personal failing, while multidisciplinary teams understand adherence within patients’ socio-cultural context.
Dean's Note
How We Define “Freedom” Matters For Our Health
In the US, “freedom” means, to many, the freedom to behave as we wish, even if this undermines the health of others. To be healthy, we must not embrace this freedom at the expense of freedom from the conditions that create poor health.
School News
SPH Debuts First All-Digital Winter Institute
In January, Population Health Exchange will unveil three digital-only continuing education programs.
School News
‘One of the Real, Complex Public Health Issues’
Jim O’Connell, president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, will receive Beyond Health Award at SPH Gala on November 1.
FDA-Approved Cancer Drug Trials May Overestimate Effects
Novel metrics suggest relying on statistical significance to measure effectiveness of new drug is not enough, because smaller trials may overestimate treatment effects.
‘We Needed to Do More Than Stitch People Up and Send Them on Their Way’
Ahead of Dean's Seminar on October 23, former state health commissioner Deborah Prothrow-Stith talks issues surrounding youth violence in US.
Bicknell Lecture
Recreational Marijuana: A “Wonderful Thing” or a “Major Health Risk”?
Ahead of Bicknell Lecture on October 25, Keith Cooper, CEO of Revolutionary Clinics, and Marisa Silveri, neuroscientist at McLean Hospital, discuss benefits and risks of recreational marijuana legalization in Massachusetts.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: October 15-19, 2018
Scenes from the week on campus, from an accreditation celebration to a sustainability fair.
Recently at SPH
Changing the Narrative on Opioids
BU Center for the Humanities forum, cohosted by SPH, examines crisis through history, culture, literature.
In the Media
Thrive Global
What Campus Mental Health Centers Are Doing to Keep Up with Student Need — quotes Sarah Lipson, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Brett Kavanaugh, Privilege, and Our Health — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
A Few Sentences Buried in a New EPA Rule Could Change How Toxic Chemicals Are Regulated — quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
New York Magazine
How a CVS-Aetna Merger Might Actually Put Money in Your Pocket — quotes Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Boston Herald
Justice Department Approves CVS Purchase of Aetna — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
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Hacking Public Health
Everyone loves a hackathon, it seems. How much do hackathons really contribute to solving public health problems? Are they a meaningful new tool, or simply the latest fad?
Winter Institute: Engage and Inspire Your Audience with Story Maps
Live Online January 7, 2019 | Tell the story of your data with a Story Map—a user-friendly web application where you can combine your data and maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content.
School Nursing Is Public Health Nursing
Beverly Heinze-Lacey, the director of SHIELD, on how SHIELD's work impacts public health, the importance of SBIRT training, and how it feels to be doing this work at SPH as an alumna.
Looking Ahead
School Assembly
Tuesday, October 23, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM–Violence Prevention: Guns, Public Health, and Health Care
Tuesday, October 23, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Wednesday, October 24, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: BICKNELL LECTURE—So We Legalize Marijuana. Then What Happens?
Thursday, October 25, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, October 26, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown Room 305.
For the Future of Public Health Gala
Thursday, November 1, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Mandarin Oriental, Boston.
Unconscious Bias Workshop
Thursday, November 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
Think. Teach. Do, San Diego–APHA Conference
Monday, November 12, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Ultimate Skybox, 350 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, November 16, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Fuller Building, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, November 16, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot.
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