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SPH This Week

July 1, 2018
Tuberculosis Infection Risk Varies by Age, Sex
Infections in girls more likely at 5-14 years old, while boys and men have higher risk at ages 15-39.
Children of Centenarians Cognitively Age Better
Centenarian offspring are less likely to be cognitively impaired as they age.
Dean's Note
Social Movements in the Trump Era
The current administration has done much to undermine the social, economic, and environmental conditions that create health. In doing so, however, it has catalyzed an unprecedented backlash, which has the power to build a better world.
Mapping Kenya’s Clinical Trial Landscape
Practicum student Kofi Addo works with Pharmacy & Poisons Board to analyze trends in clinical trials conducted in Kenya.
School News
Student Receives Award from Aviation Sustainability Center
Chloe Kim won Joseph A. Hartman Student Paper Competition for research on air pollution from planes arriving at Boston Logan International Airport.
School News
Professor to Chair Workers’ Compensation Study Panel
Les Boden appointed chair of Workers’ Compensation Study Panel of National Academy of Social Insurance.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Police Shootings and Mental Health — interview with Jacob Bor, assistant professor of global health.
Boston Globe Magazine
Why Marijuana Policies in Massachusetts Aren’t Strict Enough — opinion by Timothy Naimi, professor of community health sciences.
Rolling Stone
How the Stress of Family Separation May Permanently Damage Migrant Children — quotes alumna Sera Bonds.
The Addictive Nature of JUUL E-Cigarettes — interview with Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
America Has a Health Care Gap, and Insurance Alone Won’t Fix It — opinion co-authored by alumna Elsa Pearson, health policy analyst; Dean Sandro Galea; and Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
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Apply for an Activist Fellowship
The Activist Fellowship Program provides students the opportunity to engage in advocacy-related activities on a public health topic. Apply today!
Emmy Betz: Preventing Firearm Suicides
Emergency room physician Emmy Betz treats at least one patient struggling with thoughts of suicide by the end of nearly every shift. She works to educate the general public about suicide prevention and firearm safety.
PHX Perspectives: Gender-Based Violence
We need to resolve the fundamental problems of identification of victims and violence prevalence, says SPH Professor Nafisa Halim.
Looking Ahead
Staff Open House
Friday, July 13, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Crosstown 305.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, July 17, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Wilkins Board Room.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Founders Room, Talbot.
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