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SPH This Week

September 2, 2018
Science for a Sustainable Planet: The Critical Role of Science and Technology in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
Sep 5
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
White and Higher-Income Smokers More Likely to Switch to Vaping
Hispanic and Black cigarette smokers are twice as likely as white smokers to believe e-cigarettes are more harmful than cigarettes.
‘Envisioning a Sustainable Planet’
Ahead of Public Health Forum on September 5, Ellis Rubinstein, president and CEO of New York Academy of Sciences, talks about UN Sustainable Development Goals and roles of science and technology in facing world’s biggest challenges.
Dean's Note
Six Steps for a Healthier Massachusetts
Thoughts on improving the foundations of health in the state our school calls home.
Alumni News
Black Moms, in Their Own Words
Alumna Fatima Dainkeh’s video project looks beyond inequality data in her new short film, Stories of Black Motherhood.
Lack of Shared Decision-Making in Maternity Care
Women who discussed labor induction and repeat cesarean with their doctors reported receiving disproportionate information in favor of these interventions and were more likely to have them.
PHX Webinar
Research for Policy Impact: Improving LGBT Health Equity
Using two of her own studies, Professor Julia Raifman talks about how healthcare providers and others working with LGBT community can shape social environment.
School News
Scenes from Fall Orientation 2018
SPH welcomed new students to campus with tours, workshops, presentations, and hands-on neighborhood introductions.
In the Media
Maternal Deaths Represent the Canary in the Coal Mine for Women’s Health — opinion coauthored by Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
Few Heavy Drinkers Get Drugs to Help Curb Alcohol Use — quotes Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
France 24
Scientists Track How Yellow Fever Raced through Brazil — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
The Trace
These Economists Think It Was Guns, Not the Crack Epidemic, That Drove the ’90s Murder Boom — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
R&D Magazine
National Team of Researchers Identify New Genes That May Contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease — quotes Lindsay A. Farrer, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics; and references study co-authored by alumnus Yuning Chen; L. Adrienne Cupples, professor of biostatistics; postdoctoral associate Chloe Sarnowski; Xiaoling Zhang, assistant professor of biostatistics; Kathryn L. Lunetta, professor of biostatistics; Anita L. DeStefano, professor of biostatistics; and Josée Dupuis, professor of biostatistics.
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A Push for Zero HIV Infections by 2020
There is still time to sign up for the Activist Lab’s annual event, Pathways to Governmental Public Health. This is an opportunity for students to network with officials from the Boston Public Health Commission, MA Department of Public Health, and local health departments from around the state.
The Lost Memories of College Drinkers
Merrill and colleagues identified two risk factors, measured before college, associated with students reporting higher frequencies of blackouts during the first two years of college.
Looking Ahead
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM–Science for a Sustainable Planet: The Critical Role of Science and Technology in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
Wednesday, September 5, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Thursday, September 6, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown Room 305.
Annual Retreat for Faculty and Staff
Friday, September 7, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Monday, September 10, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
DEAN'S SEMINAR–Transgender Rights Ballot Battle: What’s at Stake?
Wednesday, September 12, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Thursday, September 13, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Founders Room.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR–Impostor Syndrome: Why Capable People Suffer and How to Thrive in Spite of It
Tuesday, September 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Bakst Auditorium.
Alumni Weekend Think. Teach. Do. Showcase
Friday, September 21, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Unconscious Bias Workshop
Friday, September 28, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 670 Albany Auditorium.
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