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SPH This Week

February 4, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
Can We Talk? Bridging Political Divides for the Health of the Public
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Keefer Auditorium, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Intentional Injuries Have Significant Emotional Effects on Black Men
Exposure to neighborhood violence also has profound effects on injury recovery.
Dean's Note
On Challenging Our Perspectives
In this polarized climate, it is more important than ever to expose ourselves to ideas we may disagree with, to sharpen our thinking in pursuit of solutions that improve health for all.
School News
VA Honors Professor for Research Paper
Rani Elwy received 2017 Best Research Paper of the Year Award from VA’s Health Services Research and Development Service.
School News
SPH Community Members Participate in Boston Homeless Census
Faculty, students, staff, and alumni joined more than 300 volunteers to gather data on number of people living on streets, in shelters, or in other impermanent situations.
Nearly One Out of Five NSAID Users Exceed Daily Limit
Drugs like Advil, Aleve, and Celebrex are among most commonly used medicines in US.
Why Is HIV Incidence Dropping in Uganda?
A study of HIV prevention in Uganda helps underscore the difference between “efficacy” and “effectiveness.”
Recently at SPH
‘It Doesn't Work That Way’
At Public Health Forum, Sally Satel, resident scholar at American Enterprise Institute and consulting psychiatrist with Partners in Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Counseling Clinic, asked audience members to rethink common understandings of both addiction and treatment.
In the Media
New York Times
The Connection Between Retiring Early and Living Longer — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
A Mom Fights to Get an Education for Her Deaf Daughters — opinion by Alumna Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni.
Vaping as Lesser Evil: Boston Expert’s Top Takeaways from Big E-Cig Report — interview with Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Economic Times
Julian Assange Embassy Stay Dangerous to Health: Doctors — quotes Sondra Crosby, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Popular Science
Your Weight Affects How Long You Live—But It’s Extremely Complicated— quotes Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health.
Boston Globe
Big Insurers Take a Big Hit in Shakeup of Public Workers’ Plans— quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
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NEPHTC Student Field Placements and Faculty–Student Projects
There’s still time to apply for the New England Public Health Training Center two faculty–student collaborative projects or student field placements, like the one Deirdre Martinez Meehan completed at the Dartmouth–Hitchcock perinatal addiction treatment program. Read Deirdre’s story, then apply today!
Marijuana Ads in Oregon After Legalization of Recreational Sales
Marijuana advertising will likely increase its appeal to young audiences. States that are legalizing recreational marijuana can offer examples of common-sense advertising regulations.
Registration for Summer Institute 2018 Opens Monday
Join us again on the SPH campus for the PHX Summer Institute! This year, program topics include data visualization, intervention strategies, monitoring and evaluation, and more.
Looking Ahead
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.
Accepted Students Day
Saturday, February 24, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Boston.
Think. Teach. Do. Miami
Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, EAST Miami, 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL.
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