Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.

SPH This Week

April 15, 2018
Message from the Dean
Giving Day, Thank You
Upcoming Signature Programs
The Conservative Case for Universal Coverage
Apr 18
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Changing the Climate: How Public Health, Cities, and the Media Can Advance Climate Solutions
Apr 20
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Dean's Note
Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change
In advance of Friday’s Dean’s Symposium, a note on how climate change undermines health, especially the health of vulnerable populations.
'I Don’t Think Policy Has to Be Binary'
Ahead of Public Health Forum on April 18, Avik Roy discusses conservative case for universal health coverage and how "repeal and replace" is keeping Republicans from better system.
100 Bostonians on Climate Change
Doctoral candidate Lindsey Butler and doctoral student Leila Heidari interviewed commuters at T stops throughout city to assess their views on climate change in advance of upcoming Dean's symposium on April 20.
'Future of Fundraising Is on the Internet'
Alumna Sera Bonds, founder and CEO of Circle of Health International, to teach bootcamp on nonprofit fundraising during PHX Summer Institute.
School News
April 12 Declared Harold Cox Day
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declares holiday recognizing Cox's contributions to public health in Greater Boston.
School News
Gradual Blood Pressure Increase Might Signal Impending Hypertension
Many healthcare professionals still believe incremental changes in blood pressure are normal, and expected, with aging.
School News
Scenes from 2018 SPH Talent Show
SPH Student Senate and Graduate Student Life hosted Seventh Annual Talent Show on April 6.
In the Media
The New York Times Magazine
Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-and-Death Crisis — quotes Julie Palmer, professor of epidemiology.
How Cities Are Leading the Way on Climate Change — opinion co-authored by Patrick Kinney, Beverly A. Brown Professor for the Improvement of Urban Health.
Scott Pruitt’s Rollback of Emissions Standards Is a Big Deal. Here’s Why the Rollout Fell Flat — quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
Vaping Trend Explodes at Schools across the Country — interview with Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
U.S. News & World Report
The 10 Healthiest Communities in America — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
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Gardens Offer Refuge to Refugees
Arrive Ministries, a faith-based refugee referral agency, knew that many of their clients were farmers in their home countries, so they piloted a program that converted church lawns into community gardens.
Summer Institute Program Spotlight: Online Fundraising
On Campus | 20 Hours | June 11–13, 2018 | The future of fundraising is on the internet. Build your skills with Online Fundraising Boot Camp for Public Health Programs and Non-Profits, taught by SPH alumna Sera Bonds.
Intersectionality & Health: Breaking Down Barriers
On Saturday, April 21, this student-organized conference will provide training for students and healthcare professionals—including those in social work, public health, medicine, community health work, nursing, and dentistry—to provide better care and eliminate health inequities.
Looking Ahead
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, April 17, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Dine and Dialogue with the Deans
Tuesday, April 17, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, April 18, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Crosstown 305.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—The Conservative Case for Universal Coverage
Wednesday, April 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Changing the Climate: How Public Health, Cities, and the Media can Advance Climate Solutions
Friday, April 20, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Accepted Students Day
Friday, April 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, campus-wide.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
Monday, April 30, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, campus-wide.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—The Trump Administration and the Health of the Public
Tuesday, May 8, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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