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SPH This Week

January 27, 2019
Upcoming Signature Program
Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Poor Health: How Can Public Health Be Part of the Solution?
Jan 30
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Stress Disorders Increase Risk of Dementia
Even stress disorders not considered severe or chronic associated with higher dementia rates, particularly among men.
PHX Podcast ‘Keeps the Students Listening’
Professors Matthew Fox, Donald Thea, and Christopher Gill host Free Associations podcast to debate and critique public health journal articles.
School News
Professor Joins Board of Law and Medicine Society
Nicole Huberfeld appointed to board of nonprofit to which she has belonged for more than 15 years.
Public Health Post
Aging Knows No Borders
Although they contribute $11 billion in taxes every year, undocumented immigrants are not eligible for federal or state retirement benefits. Older immigrants should be a priority for pro-immigration advocates and policy efforts.
'A Visible Sign of Inequality and Injustice'
Ahead of January 30 Public Health Forum, Hilary Godwin, dean and professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at University of Washington School of Public Health, on homelessness and poor health.
In Conversation with
Strengthening the Voices on Albany Street
Harsimar Brar, SPH student representative on Life on Albany Committee, discusses passion for working with Albany Street population and Activist Lab.
Justice for Cyntoia Brown: A Call to Action for Public Health
It is time to preventively address the inherent violence, trauma, and mental health challenges behind the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: January 21-25, 2019
Scenes from the week on campus, from an MLK celebration to the year’s first snowfall.
In the Media
NBC News
State-by-State Study Links Gun Ownership with Youth Suicide — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Advice for the Disorganized, DNA Testing Problems, Hilma af Klint’s Abstractions — interview with Catharine Wang, associate professor of community health sciences.
Ahead of Martin Luther King Day, Remembering That Health Is Impossible without Justice — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Business World
Nutrition in the News: Hygiene Matters — opinion by alum Arundati Muralidharan.
Top of Mind
Shutdown Record, Echolocation for the Blind, Fluoride Water — interview with Michael Stein, professor of health law, policy & management.
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Looking Ahead
Student Coffee Chat with Dean Galea
Monday, January 28, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, January 29, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Poor Health: How Can Public Health Be Part of the Solution?
Wednesday, January 30, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, February 1, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
Think. Teach. Do. NYC
Tuesday, February 5, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Lotos Club, 5 E. 66th St., New York, NY.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SEMINAR—Remove, Rename, or Replace: Monuments to Past “Heroes” in a Changing Society
Wednesday, February 6, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Death and Dying: A Population Health Perspective
Tuesday, February 12, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with Dean Galea
Thursday, February 14, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, February 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
Accepted Students' Day
Friday, February 22, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, campus-wide.
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