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SPH This Week
October 9, 2016
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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.
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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.
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Safety-Net Hospitals Cut Readmissions, But Changes to Penalty Program Urged
Hospitals that serve large populations of poor patients bear largest share of penalties.
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Biomarkers May Help Better Predict Who Will Have Stroke
Findings could help identify people who might benefit from new or existing therapies.
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Weighing College Food Waste—and How to Fix It
[VIDEO] Alumnus Thomas Vu worked with Campus Kitchens Project to turn excess cafeteria food into meals for food-insecure Bostonians.
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Workshop Builds Bridges in Population Health Science
Inaugural population health science research workshop drew national experts in public health, medicine, and economics.
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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.
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"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.
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"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.
Moderate Drinking Doesn’t 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.
WGN Radio
The Opening Bell 10-03-16: The Ongoing Credit Card Fraud War — interview with Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
Medical XPress
Healthy Lifestyle in Old Age Shortens End-of-Life Disability — quotes Mini E. Jacob, postdoctoral associate at the Health and Disabilities Research Institute.
Bicknell Lecture—E-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.
SPH Stories
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 Forum—The 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 Seminar—HIV: Succeeding at Treatment, Failing at Prevention
Thursday, November 3, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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