Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.
October 9, 2016
Meeting the Challenge of Obesity
In advance of World Obesity Day, a look at the scope of this problem, and some thoughts on productive ways forward.
Umbilical Cord Antiseptic Not Effective in Reducing Infant Deaths in Africa
Results in Zambia raise questions about efforts to scale up use of chlorhexidine wash globally.
Safety-Net Hospitals Cut Readmissions, But Changes to Penalty Program Urged
Hospitals that serve large populations of poor patients bear largest share of penalties.
Biomarkers May Help Better Predict Who Will Have Stroke
Findings could help identify people who might benefit from new or existing therapies.
Weighing College Food Wasteand How to Fix It
[VIDEO] Alumnus Thomas Vu worked with Campus Kitchens Project to turn excess cafeteria food into meals for food-insecure Bostonians.
Workshop Builds Bridges in Population Health Science
Inaugural population health science research workshop drew national experts in public health, medicine, and economics.
DEAN'S NOTE REVISITED
Disasters and the Health of Populations
In light of Hurricane Matthew's devastation, a look at the health consequences of disasters and our role in mitigating the consequences of these events.
RECENTLY AT SPH
"The US Health System Has Never Served All Americans"
[VIDEO] At Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, W. Michael Byrd and Linda A. Clayton detailed 2,500-year history of health disparities in Western medicine.
"We Cannot Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good"
[VIDEO] At Dean's Seminar, panel of experts discussed future of health care reform in context of upcoming election.
IN THE MEDIA
Moderate Drinking Doesnt Make Women Less Fertile quotes Elizabeth Hatch, professor of epidemiology.
What Corporate Wellness Programs Get Wrong About Health opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Townville Elementary School Shooting in South Carolina: What We Know references study co-authored by Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
The Opening Bell 10-03-16: The Ongoing Credit Card Fraud War interview with Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
Healthy Lifestyle in Old Age Shortens End-of-Life Disability quotes Mini E. Jacob, postdoctoral associate at the Health and Disabilities Research Institute.
Bicknell LectureE-cigarettes: Good Idea? Bad Idea?
Wednesday, October 19, 10:00 am 12:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Wednesday, October 19, 5:00 pm 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
Friday, October 21, 6:00 pm 9:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, October 25, 8:45 am 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, October 25, 12:30 pm 1:50 pm, CT305.
Public Health ForumThe Fate of Obamacare
Wednesday, October 26, 4:30 pm 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Annual Retreat for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, October 27, 9:00 am 5:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, October 28, 9:00 am 10:00 am, Founders Room.
Dean's SeminarHIV: Succeeding at Treatment, Failing at Prevention
Thursday, November 3, 1:00 pm 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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