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SPH This Week

January 21, 2018
Messages from the Dean
New MPH Director
SPH Pilot Funding Opportunities—Deadline March 1
Upcoming Signature Program
The Opioid Crisis in America: A Conversation with the US Surgeon General
JAN 25
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Improvements in Mortality Rates Slowed by Rise in US Obesity
Mortality decline in US might be half-percentage point faster if obesity hadn't risen.
Dean's Note
Revisiting the US Opioid Epidemic
Addressing the defining public health challenge of our time.
Abuse During Pregnancy Associated with Both Antenatal and Postnatal Depression
Interventions in antenatal care settings important to mitigate effects of intimate partner violence during both pregnancy and postpartum period.
Alumni News
Hits, Not Concussions, Cause CTE
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) brain pathology is present after head impact, even in absence of signs of concussion.
Those at Greater Risk of Overdose More Likely to Administer Naloxone
White and Hispanic people who use heroin and have overdosed or seen others overdose are more likely to administer naloxone.
Alumni News
Scenes from Think. Teach. Do. Reception
BU and SPH alumni and friends gathered at Marine's Memorial Club in San Francisco on January 10 for presentation from Professor Patrick Kinney.
In the Media
The Truth About Those 7 Words 'Banned' at the CDC — quotes Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
International Business Times
Trump's Physical Exam 'Went Exceptionally Well' and He's in 'Excellent Health': Physician — quotes George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of health law, policy & management.
NBC News
Trump Just Made the Immigration Deal He Wants That Much Harder — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
The Latest Winter Storms Have Been Deadly. But Are Cold Snaps Deadlier Than Heat Waves? — quotes Patrick Kinney, Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health.
The CEO President Is Getting a Physical, But What Information Is He Required to Share? — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
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Upcoming Events You Don't Want to Miss
The Activist Lab seeks to curate public health conversations on our campus as they unfold in our communities. In that spirit, we are starting off 2018 with several events we hope you will attend.
The Opioid Crisis: Implications for Addiction Management
Prescribing practices, while an important part of the story, are unlikely to fully explain the opioid crisis. An examination of the communities most affected over time suggests a process driven by severe economic strain and protracted war.
New Free Associations Podcast Episode
In this episode Matt, Chris, and Don discuss a wide range of topics, including a study of the effects of fecal transplants delivered through oral capsules, p-values, and jellyfish. Listen now.
Looking Ahead
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.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Monday, February 12, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, February 13, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Applying Lessons Learned from the Master Settlement Agreement with Big Tobacco to Other Industries
Wednesday, February 14, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, February 16, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
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