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SPH This Week

November 26, 2017
Upcoming Signature Program
Understanding Commercial Sex Policy: A Global and US Perspective
NOV 29
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Dean's Note
Towards Greater Inclusion in a Diverse Community
Diversity and inclusion are central to our school’s mission. On deepening our engagement with these values.
Professors Mark 70 Years since Nuremberg Doctors Trial
George Annas and Michael Grodin co-edit special section of American Journal of Public Health on 70th anniversary of trial bringing Nazi doctors to justice and resulting Nuremberg Code.
Puerto Rico Shows Harm of Medicaid Caps
As Congress discusses Medicaid caps and block grants, Puerto Rico’s strained healthcare system provides warning of what could happen stateside.
In Conversation With
‘We Need to Train People Differently’
Kathleen MacVarish on being named Sanitarian of the Year, working to close the environmental health skill gap, and how looking for rats in Brooklyn led her to the Activist Lab.
School News
Scenes from the APHA Booth
At APHA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, visitors to SPH expo booth asked about degree programs, faculty research, and SPH's future direction.
Commercial Sex: It’s Time for Public Health to Admit “It’s Complicated”
Despite widespread agreement that decriminalization can contribute to the reduction of HIV and STI transmission, human trafficking, and other forms of exploitation, the issue remains complex.
In the Media
New York Times
Kept in the Dark About Doctors, but Having to Pick a Health Plan — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
US News & World Report
Diabetes May Be Driving High Rates of Breast Cancer in Black Women — quotes Julie Palmer, professor of epidemiology.
The Many Forms, Faces, and Causes of PTSD — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
Vice News
Anti-Abortion Groups May Have Picked the Wrong Supreme Court Fight— quotes Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
Austin American-Statesman
Why Trump’s Policies Would Stall Harvey Recovery in Texas — opinion by alumnus Ali Noorani.
Gears Of Biz
Study Aims to Involve Parents in Early Intervention Services for Children with Autism — quotes Emily Feinberg, associate professor of community health sciences.
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Making Merry and Bright at Barkley
We are teaming up with the Students of Color for Public Health to put on the fifth annual Barkley Holiday Party. And there are lots of ways for you to get involved!
A “Micro-Ounce” of Cancer Prevention
Precision medicine holds great promise for managing and treating cancer. Yet an underfunded and underutilized breakthrough is already available: cancer prevention.
New Free Associations Episode Available Now
Our hosts break down a new study on watching hockey and heart rates, plus Chris warns us about the dangers of pizza deficiency syndrome. (Special episode with video!)
Looking Ahead
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, November 28, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, November 28, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Understanding Commercial Sex Policy: A Global and US Perspective
Wednesday, November 29, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
December Graduate Reception
Thursday, December 7, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, December 12, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Precision Public Health: Balancing Scientific Investment and Prevention
Tuesday, December 12, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Holiday Party for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, December 14, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, 500 Harrison Avenue.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, December 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, December 19, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown, Room 305.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, December 19, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Crosstown, Room 305.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Tuesday, December 19, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
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