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SPH This Week
April 23, 2017
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Crying “Crisis”
What constitutes a crisis? How can we better apply the “public health crisis” label to keep focus on what matters most to the health of populations?
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Examining Mixed-Gender Shelter for Child Survivors of Sex Exploitation in Italy
Italy shelter cited for “flexible, loose approach to regulating youth.”
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Use of Electronic Prescription Refills Linked to Veterans’ Improved Health
Users were more likely to have significant improvements in HIV viral load status.
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More Rigorous Evidence Needed on Pharma Access Programs
[VIDEO] Companies should do more to generate high-quality evidence on their initiatives.
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In the Classroom: Students Consult on Promoting Telehealth
Students in Communication Strategies for Public Health create communications plan for telehealth provider, host webinar on April 27.
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Professor Honored by Society of General Internal Medicine
Jeffrey Samet, professor of community health sciences, receives SGIM award for CARE unit.
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'It Is So Important That We Continue to Mobilize'
[VIDEO] MPH candidate Kalpita Patel discusses urgency of bringing people together to promote healthier communities.
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HIV in the US Deep South
On need to address structural, financial, and cultural factors that contribute to disproportionate Southern HIV epidemic.
by Susan S. Reif, Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research, Duke University; Carolyn McAllaster, Clinical Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law; and Elena Wilson, Project Coordinator, Duke University
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Evaluating Epidemiologic Data in the Digital Age
Washington Post
One Little Drop of Your Blood May Someday Predict How Long You’ll Live — quotes Paola Sebastiani, professor of biostatistics.
Boston Globe
In Drunken-Driving Cases, Melanie’s Law Is Rarely Used — quotes Richard Saitz, chair and professor of community health sciences, and Timothy Naimi, associate professor of community health sciences.
Scientific American
As Scientists Get Political, Public Health Offers a Blueprint for Success — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Rich Americans Live 15 Years Longer Than Poor Counterparts: Study — quotes Jacob Bor, assistant professor of global health.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, April 25, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, CT305.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION LECTURE: Navigating Difficult Discussions
Tuesday, May 2, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Alumni Reception–Game Changer for Athletes: Saving Youth From the Tragedy of Head Impact Sports with Professor Yorghos Tripodis
Monday, May 8, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, May 9, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN’S SEMINAR: BOOK DISCUSSION—There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration
Tuesday, May 9, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, May 10, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room.
SPH Convocation Ceremony
Saturday, May 20, April 5, 11:00 am – 3 pm, Charles River Campus.
View the full SPH calendar.