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SPH This Week

July 8, 2018
Expanded HIV Treatment Eligibility Does Not Crowd Out Sickest
When South Africa followed new WHO guidelines for antiretroviral therapy, large influx of newly eligible patients did not crowd out sicker patients or reduce quality of care.
Dean's Note
Roe v. Wade and Abortion Rights in the Post-Kennedy Era
With the retirement of Justice Kennedy, abortion rights in the US are as vulnerable as they have ever been since the passage of Roe v. Wade. A Note on how this landmark decision improved health in this country, and why these gains must be protected.
At Tennis Camp in Dorchester, Learning More Than Just a Sport
Practicum student Mac Hine builds monitoring and evaluation tools for Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center summer camp for at-risk youth.
Employment Status Affects Resilience of Sexual Minority Breast Cancer Survivors
Unemployment may reduce resilience in LBQ women but not in straight women.
The Retirement of Justice Kennedy and the Future of Reproductive Rights
It obviously matters who the next Supreme Court justice is. But what should matter even more is deciding what kind of a country Americans want to live in.
School News
Professor Joins International HIV/AIDS Journal Editorial Board
Matthew Fox selected as deputy editor of Journal of the International AIDS Society.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Science Friday
Will We Ever Know How Moderate Drinking Affects Our Health? — interview with Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
US News & World Report
Police Killings Harm Well-Being of All Blacks: Study — quotes Jacob Bor, assistant professor of global health.
Iowa Gazette
Can Where You Live Affect Your Health? — quotes Megan Sandel, associate professor of environmental health.
Washington Post
How We Can Follow Our Laws at the Border—and Still Be a Nation of Grace — opinion by alumnus Ali Noorani.
Concerns Raised Over Psychological Impact on Separated Families — interview with alumna Sera Bonds.
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We Want to Hear from You
Have you implemented any social media tips from our free webinar? Tried your hand at geocoding after watching our Practically Speaking video? Played an episode of Free Associations in your class? If you have applied any of our strategies to your professional work, share your story with us by emailing
Activist Lab Website Has a New Home
We’ve moved! The Activist Lab website has a new home and a new look. And we think you’re going to like what you see.
Wisdom in Aging: It’s All Relative
Generic and idealistic constructs of wisdom and aging may not be meaningful in practice. Wisdom is in the eye and ear of the beholder.
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.
Think. Teach. Do. Vancouver–JSM
Monday, July 30, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room CC-East 5, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC.
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