Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.
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SPH This Week
October 2, 2016
School Survey Deadline Extended to October 17
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Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Featuring W. Michael Byrd and Linda A. Clayton
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care: Historical and Contemporary Issues
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Dean's Seminar Featuring Jonathan Gruber, Jon Kingsdale, and John McDonough
The Politics of Health Reform: What's at Stake in November?
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Athletics and Health
As the fall athletics season starts up, a look at the health benefits, and hazards, of sports.
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Alcohol Policies Contribute to Suicide Prevention
Policies limiting liquor store density or imposing taxes on alcohol shown to have “protective effect” in reducing suicides.
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When It Comes to Post-Disaster Mental Health Problems, Place Matters
Proximity to natural disaster and level of community support are among factors influencing long-term trauma and recovery.
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Moderate Drinking Does Not Affect Fertility
Heavy drinking does have slight affect on fertility among Danish women.
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Detangling the Roots of Black Hair and Health
[VIDEO] Student Kirsten Minor illuminates chemical exposure risk for hairdressers and their clients.
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Professor Elected VP of International Society of Addiction Journal Editors
Richard Saitz began two-year term in July 2016.
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Public Health as a Public Good
Public health is—or should be—considered a public good. I discuss why, and what this means for our work.
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"Public Health Emerged Out of Crisis"
[VIDEO] At Public Health Forum, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Dean of Practice Joshua Sharfstein discussed tools to take on public health's new challenges.
New York Times
Maternal Mortality Rate in U.S. Rises, Defying Global Trend, Study Finds — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
The Muddled Link Between Booze and Cancer — quotes R. Curtis Ellison, professor of epidemiology; and Timothy Naimi, associate professor of community health sciences.
Vasectomies Not Linked to Increased Prostate Cancer Risk — quotes Jennifer Rider, assistant professor of epidemiology.
US Toughens Rules for Clinical-Trial Transparency — quotes Christopher Gill, associate professor of global health.
Wine Spectator
Alcohol, Fertility and Inside Sommeliers’ Brains — references study co-authored by Lauren A. Wise, professor of epidemiology; Kenneth Rothman, professor of epidemiology; and Elizabeth Hatch, professor of epidemiology.
Book Event—Life's Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Can Lead to Success in Life and Business
Tuesday, October 4, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, L109.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, October 5, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wilkins Board Room.
Diversity and Inclusion Seminar—Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care: Historical and Contemporary Issues
Wednesday, October 5, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 670 Albany Street Auditorium.
Dean's Seminar—The Politics of Health Reform: What's at Stake in November?
Thursday, October 6, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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.
View the full SPH calendar.