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January 15, 2017
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Save the Dates: Council on Education for Public Health Site Visit
Avoiding the Public Health Triple Fail
Two examples of public health failures, where we have adopted inefficient, non-cost-effective approaches, to the detriment of population health.
Decriminalizing Prostitution Wont Solve Social, Ethical Problems
[VIDEO] So-called Nordic model, which criminalizes only buying and brokering of sex, warrants further consideration.
Identifying Factors Associated with Stopping Treatment for Opioid Dependence
Patients more likely to disengage from treatment if they are black or Hispanic, unemployed, or have hepatitis C.
Questioning Effectiveness of Referring Patients to Addiction Specialists from Primary Care
Regardless of intervention, only 15 percent of patients received addiction treatment within six months.
Like Removing the Wrong Stick from a Pile of Pick-Up Sticks
Professors Wendy Mariner and Jon Kingsdale on the fate of Affordable Care Act, budget reconciliation, and repeal and delay.
In Pakistan, Student Learns What It Takes
Student Naureen Syed evaluated NGOs interventions in rural Pakistan.
Student Awarded National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarship
MPH student Crystal Alvarez received scholarship at New York Academy of Medicine gala on December 15.
DEAN'S NOTE REVISITED
Social Justice, Public Health
As we look to improve the health of populations, a note about the centrality of social justice to the work of public health.
FROM PUBLIC HEALTH POST
$1 a Day to SNAP Hunger
Increasing benefit from $4 to just $5 per day could reduce food insecurity and improve diet quality and nutrition.
by Maggie Thomas, PHP Fellow
IN THE MEDIA
PBS News Hour
She Took Her Amputated Leg Home, and You Can Too quotes George Annas, professor of health law, policy & management.
5 Dead, But Hundreds More Suffering article by Dean Sandro Galea.
Study Finds Patterns of Biomarkers Predict How Well People Age, Risks of Age-Related Disease quotes Paola Sebastiani, professor of community health sciences.
Vaping Is Not a Gateway to Smoking, New Study Shows quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
American Legion Magazine
Nothing Wrong with You quotes Roberta White, chair and professor of environmental health
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, January 18, 10:00 am 11:00 am, Founders Room.
New Student Orientation
Wednesday, January 18, 4:00 pm 8:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, January 25, 9:30 am 10:30 am, Wilkins Board Room.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUMA Global Perspective on Obesity-Related Health Disparities in the United States
Wednesday, January 25, 4:30 pm 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINARDocumentary Screening of
The Abominable Crime
: An Evening with Maurice Tomlinson, Jamaican Lawyer and Gay Rights Activist
Wednesday, January 25, 6:00 pm 8:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SEMINAR ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTHWish List for the New President
Thursday, January 26, 1:00 pm 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, January 31, 8:45 am 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Tuesday, January 31, 5:00 pm 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUMReducing Health Inequities: Advancing Meaningful Change
Wednesday, February 1, 9:00 am 4:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, February 3, 10:00 am 11:00 am, Founders Room.
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