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SPH This Week
May 7, 2017
The Activist Lab: An Update
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Dean's Seminar: Book Discussion
There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration
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Towards a Value-Based Public Health
Could applying a value-based approach to the work of public health sharpen the effectiveness of our efforts?
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Liz Walker to Deliver 2017 Convocation Address
Pastor and Boston’s first African American television news anchor headlines speaker lineup for May 20 event.
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Exposure to PCE-Contaminated Water Linked to Increased Risks of Teenage Drug Use
[VIDEO] Residents born between 1969 and 1983 who were exposed in utero in eight Cape Cod towns had higher risks of drug use.
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Maternal Attitudes Shape Infant Vaccination Decisions
Those with “neutral and negative attitudes” had much higher odds of reporting their infants had received no vaccinations.
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L. Adrienne Cupples Award Presented to UCLA Professor
Janet Sinsheimer, professor of biostatistics at University of California, Los Angeles, received award on April 6.
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Activism in a Box
Alumna Sera Bonds launches ActivateUs, activism kit subscription service funding reproductive healthcare crisis response.
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'There's a Collective Body That Needs Us Now'
[VIDEO] Chase Crossno, learning and development manager at Population Health Exchange, on growing public health needs of "collective humanity."
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American Health Care Act v. Affordable Care Act: Contrasting Views of Responsibility for Health
Senators will be deciding between personal responsibility and social solidarity in health care.
by Wendy K. Mariner
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How Moderate Republicans & Democrats Could Improve the ACA
Even with the US House vote on Thursday, ACA repeal still looks unlikely. Republicans and Democrats will need to consider a true compromise designed to improve the law.
by Jon Kingsdale
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Featured Summer Institute Course
Strategic Communication in Public Health
The Nation
Who Decides Feminism? — letter to the editor by alumnus Faiz Kidwai.
Boston Herald
Research: Hunger Hurts Kids’ Long-Term Health — quotes Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, alumna, student, and Data Coordinating Center project director.
Boston Globe
The Cost of Economic Inequality to the Nation’s Physical Health — opinion by Jacob Bor, assistant professor of global health, and Dean Sandro Galea.
Washington Examiner
Don’t Let Alternative Facts Deter Congress from Fixing E-Cigarette Regulations — opinion by Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Allentown Morning Call
Steward Health Care Completes Acquisition of Easton Hospital — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
Alumni Reception–Game Changer for Athletes: Saving Youth From the Tragedy of Head Impact Sports with Professor Yorghos Tripodis
Monday, May 8, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, May 9, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN’S SEMINAR: BOOK DISCUSSION—There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration
Tuesday, May 9, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, May 12, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room.
SPH Convocation Ceremony
Saturday, May 20, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 100 Ashford Street, Boston.
Spring Celebration
Tuesday, May 23, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Talbot Green.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, May 23, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Crosstown 305.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, May 31, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
View the full SPH calendar.