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

SPH This Week

September 30, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
Private-Sector Collaborations with Academic Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges
Oct 2
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Identifying Drug-Resistant Hotspots Can Provide Roadmap to Reduce Tuberculosis
Near real-time surveillance method could inform interventions and monitor progress against TB in South Africa.
Dean's Note
Changing the Structures That Enable Sexual Harassment and Assault: A Public Health Imperative
Sexual harassment and assault reflect fundamental inequities that create imbalances of power that in turn undermine health. Prevention requires changing the underlying conditions from which harassment and assault emerge.
School News
Professor Honored for Maternal and Child Health Work
Eugene Declercq received Greg Alexander Award for Advancing Knowledge at 2018 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference on September 12-14.
‘Every One of Those Fights Made Us Stronger’
Ahead of receiving Beyond Health Award on behalf of Planned Parenthood at November 1 gala, Dawn Laguens on working to defend and advance reproductive rights during Trump presidency and how Massachusetts is leading the way.
New Genes May Contribute to Alzheimer’s
Three newly identified genes may suggest inflammatory response and changes in protein production, contributing to overall neurodegeneration seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
School News
Doctoral Student Selected for Criminal Justice Public Health Training Program
Erika Crable will participate in two-year training program, Lifespan/Brown University Criminal Justice Research Program on Substance Use, HIV, and Comorbidities.
In Conversation With
'This Stuff Changes the World'
Alumna Chase Crossno on using theater in public health, how singing to her collection of rocks led to teaching at medical school, and power of saying ‘yes, and.’
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: September 24-28, 2018
Scenes from the week on campus, from a presentation by former WHO Europe director Agis Tsouros to a workshop on unconscious bias.
In the Media
Washington Post
The Health 202: Kavanaugh Hearing Is a Teaching Moment for Teens — quotes Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
Popular Science
We Already Know Air Pollution Hurts Your Heart—and It Might Also Hurt Your Brain — quotes Jennifer Weuve, associate professor of epidemiology.
Health Researcher Calls on NIH to Retract Statement about Alcohol and Cancer Risk — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Boston Globe
With or Without the Catsuit, Serena Williams Is Going to Serve Black Excellence — quotes alumna Fatima Dainkeh.
Scientific American
3 Ways to Create More Resilient Communities — opinion co-authored by Dean Sandro Galea.
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Mayors and Health Commissioners on Their City’s Health
Public opinion research is a tool for policy advocacy to reduce health disparities. What do US city mayors and health commissioners think and know about health disparities in their cities?
Population Health Science Research Workshop 2018
Watch the 3rd Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop on October 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with livestreaming from Population Health Exchange. Sign up now.
Thank You 2018 Water Squad Volunteers
The third year of Water Squad has come to an end, but the impact in our community is growing.
Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Private-Sector Collaborations with Academic Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges
Tuesday, October 2, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
A Conversation about the Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination Hearings and Sexual Violence
Tuesday, October 2, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
SPH READS–Evicted: Poverty, Housing Insecurity, and the Changing Urban Landscape
Tuesday, October 9, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM–Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community
Wednesday, October 10, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, October 10, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown Room 305.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Third Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop
Friday, October 12, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Humanities Approaches to the Opioid Crisis
Friday, October 12 – Saturday, October 13, CRC.
CEPH Site Visit
Monday, October 15 – Wednesday, October 17, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Accreditation Celebration
Wednesday, October 17, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly
Tuesday, October 23, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Violence Prevention: Guns, Public Health, and Health Care
Tuesday, October 23, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Wednesday, October 24, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—So We Legalize Marijuana. Then What Happens?
Thursday, October 25, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, October 26, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown Room 305.
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