Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.

SPH This Week

May 20, 2018
Message from the Dean
CEPH Preliminary Self-Study
Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. Geneva
May 23
6 to 8 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, 33, Quai des Bergues, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
School News
Professor to Receive 2018 Metcalf Award
James “Wolffy” Wolff, associate professor of global health, will receive one of university’s highest teaching accolades at BU Commencement on May 20.
Dean's Note
Why Public Health? Three Stories That Reflect Our Core Mission
As the class of 2018 begins to write their own chapter in the ongoing narrative of our field, three stories show why the work of public health is more important than ever.
School News
Student Wins Statistics Paper Competition
Doctoral student Aya Mitani received award at New England Statistics Symposium at University of Massachusetts, Amherst on April 14.
Recently at SPH
Scenes from 2018 Convocation
On Saturday, May 19, hundreds of friends and family gathered to honor this year’s SPH graduates.
School News
Scenes from 2018 Student Award Ceremony and SCPH Graduation Reception
Family and friends join SPH community to celebrate class of 2018 student award winners and inaugural Students of Color for Public Health reception.
Cancer Prevention Groups Don’t Call Alcohol a Disease Risk
Largest American and Canadian cancer prevention organizations fail to state that, even when consumed in low doses, alcohol is risk factor for cancer.
Opioid Addiction Associated with More Gun Involvement
Those addicted to opioids more likely than those addicted to alcohol to carry guns, commit or be victims of gun violence, and be present where shots are fired.
In the Media
Boston Globe Magazine
Is Boston Getting Noisier? This App Is Designed to Help Us Find Out — profiles Erica Walker, postdoctoral associate in environmental health; quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
The Conversation
Recreational Ancestry DNA Testing May Reveal More Than Consumers Bargained For — opinion by Catharine Wang, associate professor of community health sciences.
When an Infected Tooth Becomes Much More — quotes Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Men’s Health
How Your Lifestyle Affects Your Risk of Dementia — quotes Rhoda Au, professor of epidemiology.
Nation’s Health
Gay, Bisexual High School Boys Receive Less HIV Education — quotes Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
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An Affordable Option for Career Building
PHX Summer Institute | On Campus and Online | June 11–15 and 18–22 | Career skill-building shouldn't be expensive. We offer affordable programs with SPH faculty that allow you to tailor your experience to your own research, data, or need. Learn more.
Marijuana Messages and Pregnancy
The health effects of marijuana use in pregnancy and postpartum remain largely unknown. This scientific uncertainty has created challenges for public health education about marijuana use.
'It Shouldn’t Feel Radical to Fight for Equity'
The Activist Lab congratulates Abigail Kim, winner of the 2018 “Student Award for Excellence in Practice” for her outstanding and innovative public health practice.
Looking Ahead
Spring Celebration
Monday, May 21, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Talbot Green.
Think. Teach. Do. Geneva
Wednesday, May 23, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, 33, Quai des Bergues, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, June 6, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room, Talbot.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, June 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR—Disagreeing on Difficult Issues: White Privilege
Friday, June 15, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, L206.
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