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SPH This Week

November 5, 2017
School News
‘What If....’
New video campaign spotlighting urgency of public health scholarship and action.
Dean's Note
How Do We Know When We Know Something?
How scientific consensus is formed, and how it can be mobilized to create healthier populations.
Marijuana Use Associated with Cognitive Dysfunction in People with HIV
Negative cognitive effects seen in those who have alcohol or other drug use disorders.
Helping Smokers Quit: Payments, Personalized Support Can Work
Multifaceted approach to cessation includes patient navigation and financial incentives.
Alumni News
Alumni Teach New Ways to Tell Stories via Data
Jessica Malenfant and T. Scott Troppy will demonstrate use of compelling public health "story maps" during PHX Winter Institute.
El Salvador: The Youth Are the Ones Who Are Dying
Gang warfare, emigration, and the fresh scars of El Salvador's civil war make up the cultural context in which everyone must go about their daily lives.
Trump’s Opioid Efforts Don’t Go Far Enough
Additional resources and monetary support are needed in order to expand opioid addiction treatment and prevention programs.
Saturday, November 4–Wednesday, November 8
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Register for SPH Alumni Reception
In the Media
Washington Post
The Problem with Hospitalizing Opioid Addicts against Their Will — opinion co-authored by Michael Stein, chair of health law, policy & management.
New York Times
Just Say No to Opioids? Ads Could Actually Make Things Worse — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Trump’s Public Health Emergency Declaration Includes No New Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis— quotes Richard Saitz, chair and professor of community health sciences.
Pacific Standard
The Embarrassing State of US Maternal Healthcare Data — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
Sports Illustrated
Baseball’s Growth Can Provide Template for American Unity — opinion by alumnus Ali Noorani.
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Viewpoint: Being an Activist and Showing Up
Candice Bangham, MPH candidate and Activist Lab student engagement Intern, shares her views on what it means to be an activist.
Better Needs Assessments for Better Education Outcomes
Children of color and those from low-income families are most affected by the low performance of US public schools.
Winter Institute Program
Introduction to SAS (PHX Winter Institute, January 8–12, 2018). Learn basic statistical procedures and how to manipulate data sets with SPH Professor Jacqueline Milton.
Looking Ahead
APHA Alumni Reception
Monday, November 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, One CNN Center Atlanta, Georgia.
ISO Cultural Show
Friday, November 10, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
BOOK DISCUSSION—Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States
Monday, November 13, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, L301.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Monday, November 13, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, November 14, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, November 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wilkins Board Room, E Building.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, November 28, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, November 28, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Understanding Commercial Sex Policy: A Global and US Perspective
Wednesday, November 29, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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