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SPH This Week

October 22, 2017
Message From the Dean
On Sexual Violence and Gender Equity
Permissive Concealed-Carry Laws Linked to Higher Homicide Rates
Current trends towards more permissive concealed-carry laws are inconsistent with promotion of public safety.
Beer Brands Popular among Youth Violate Code with Youth-Appealing Ads
Youth-preferred beer brands among most egregious violators of beer industry’s policy restricting youth-appealing advertisement content.
Dean's Note
Our Neighborhoods, Our Health
How where we live shapes our well-being.
In the Classroom
[DO.] In the Classroom: Translating Passion into Action
In advocacy primer, Activist Lab teaches students in MPH core courses how to build coalitions and influence policymakers.
School News
Professor Receives Department of Justice Award
Award will support Bindu Kalesan’s research on racial and ethnic differences in non-fatal firearm injury.
School News
[DO.] Mural Reflects Resilience in Face of Addiction
New mural on Finland Building, which houses Boston Public Health Commission addiction recovery services, unveiled on October 17.
Vaccines, Public Policy, and the Monetary Value of a Human Life
Collectively we have been quite successful at preventing preventable deaths. But that success means that further improvements will be ever more difficult to achieve, not to mention more costly.
Recently at SPH
‘We Were Able to Say the Words We Weren’t Allowed to Say’
At Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, All Souls author Michael Patrick MacDonald discussed coming together across neighborhood and race to give voice to pain and to find community.
Saturday, November 4–Wednesday, November 8
View SPH Community Presentation Schedule and Abstracts
Register for SPH Alumni Reception
In the Media
Washington Post
US Obesity Problem Is Not Budging, New Data Shows — quotes Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health.
New York Times
How a Healthy Economy Can Shorten Life Spans — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
National Coming Out Day (NCOD) Is a Vital LGBTQI Awareness Day Observed Annually on October 11. This Is Activist Dan Littauer’s Story — quotes Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
Psychiatric News
Outside, Inside Worlds Count Equally in Assessing Population Mental Health — interview with Dean Sandro Galea.
2017’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians — interview with Jacey Greece, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences.
Fox News
On Immigration, Trump Is Missing the ‘Nixon in China’ Moment That Could Be His Crowning Achievement — opinion by alumnus Ali Noorani.
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Viewpoint: If We Are Going to Survive the Fentanyl Crisis, More People Need Naloxone Training
MPH candidate Caity Bernards shares her views on supervised injection facilities (SIFs) and what you should know when responding to an overdose.
The Financial Burden of Sexual Assault
Privately insured female rape survivors incur high costs as a result of the violent crimes committed against them.
Winter Institute: Turning Data into Action
Enhancing the Impact of Your Research with More Effective Data Visualization with SPH Associate Dean of Education Lisa Sullivan. PHX Winter Institute, January 8–12, 2018.
Looking Ahead
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, October 24, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, October 31, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Tuesday, October 31, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Opioids and the Masses: Early Lessons from the Epidemic
Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
All School Retreat for Faculty and Staff
Friday, November 3, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Alumni Reception at the Annual APHA Meeting
Monday, November 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, One CNN Center Atlanta, Georgia.
BOOK DISCUSSION—Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States
Monday, November 13, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, L301.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, November 14, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Wednesday, November 15, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
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