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SPH This Week

July 15, 2018
PCE-Contaminated Drinking Water Increases Risk of Stillbirth
Prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene in drinking water can double odds of stillbirth due to placental abruption and placental insufficiency.
Dean's Note
Trauma and Its Aftermath
The rescue of the Thai soccer team is joyous news. A note, as this is fresh on our minds, about the aftermath of traumatic events.
Providers Attribute Racial Healthcare Disparities to Social, Economic Conditions
Those who believe providers contribute to health disparities also more likely to confront issues of racism.
Supreme Court Justices Do Make the Law
A court that consistently adopts partisan positions with a Republican majority transforms itself into just another legislature engaged in partisan politics.
Evaluating Maternal and Child Health in Post-Earthquake Nepal
Practicum student Victoria Pae assesses progress of Nepal Public Health Foundation maternal and child health projects as government prepares to take reins.
School News
Professor Elected President of Society for Epidemiologic Research
Martha Werler began role as president-elect at SER 2018 annual meeting in June.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Boston Globe
Mental Health Is a College Stumbling Block. For Students of Color, It Can Be a Wall — quotes Sarah Lipson, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Trying to Stop Suicide: Guyana Aims to Bring Down Its High Rate — feature co-authored by alumna Madeline Bishop.
Looking at HHS’ Strategy After Another Court Loss — quotes Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, policy & management.
Police Killings Affect the Mental Health of Black Americans in These Devastating Ways, a New Study Shows — quotes Jacob Bor, assistant professor of global health.
Why Boston Medical Center Is Investing in Housing — quotes Megan Sandel, associate professor of environmental health.
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Don’t Forget about the Kids: Children and Migration
The integration of immigrant children into the United States health system has important implications for the health and well-being of all Americans.
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Volunteers Needed at Blackstone Community Event
Spend an afternoon supporting the Blackstone Community Center youth summer program, Celebrate Urban Birds.
Looking Ahead
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, July 17, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Wilkins Board Room.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Founders Room, Talbot.
Think. Teach. Do. Vancouver–JSM
Monday, July 30, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room CC-East 5, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC.
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