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SPH This Week
September 25, 2016
Reminder: School Survey to Be Completed by October 3
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Public Health Forum Featuring Joshua M. Sharfstein
Upstream, Downstream: How Public Health Schools and Graduates Can Succeed in Improving Health
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Public Health and the Rise of Non-Communicable Diseases
The rise of NCDs is, in large part, a result of public health success in preventing infectious diseases. Some thoughts on how a focus on foundational drivers can guide the fight against NCDs.
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Experts Gather to Address Low Access, High Prices of Drugs
[VIDEO] At Dean's Symposium, public–private partnerships encouraged as way to get affordable medicines to developing countries.
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The Cape Crusader
Epidemiologist Ann Aschengrau has spent 25 years researching toxins in Cape Cod's drinking water.
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Most C-Sections Don’t Impact Future Fertility
[VIDEO] Subsequent fertility found to be reduced only for less common kinds of C-sections (breech births or planned procedures).
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Health Researchers Create Landmark National Academy of Medicine Report
Dean Sandro Galea among more than 100 researchers selected by the National Academy of Medicine.
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Student Honored by American Association of University Women
Alice Aching receives AAUW International Fellowship.
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The Triumphs of Public Health
What are the sentinel public health achievements of the past decade? Considering the question from a few different perspectives.
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When Industry and Public Health Collide
The recent revelation that the sugar industry once manipulated heart disease research may seem like an academic outlier. It’s not.
by Andrew Stokes
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Thinking Fast Makes Changing Slow: Human Thought Processes Interfere with Achieving Diversity
[VIDEO] At Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, Lydia Villa-Komaroff discussed equality and equal opportunity in STEM fields.
Determining Value and Price in Health Care — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Washington Post
I Broke My Nose on Vacation in Costa Rica. Here’s What I Wish I Had Known — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
Scientific American
Shaping the Urban Brain — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Allergan CEO Looks Smart for Pledging to Rein in Prices. But Will It Make a Difference? — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
Exercise May Reduce Alcohol-Related Cancer Risk — quotes Timothy Naimi, associate professor of community health sciences.
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, Hiebert Lounge.
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.
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.