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

SPH This Week

November 4, 2018
Messages from the Dean
Task Force on Diversifying Our Educational Portfolio
Six New SPH Pilot Projects Funded in 2018
School News
Hundreds Gather for Gala Honoring Those ‘Changing the World’
At For the Future of Public Health Gala on November 1, SPH honored students and organizations for their dedication and commitment to creating better health conditions for all people.
Dean's Note
Health Is on the Ballot This Week
Some non-partisan, but political, thoughts on why the most important step we can take for our health in the coming days is to go to the polls and vote.
School News
Professor Receives Environmental Achievement Award
Ann Aschengrau accepted achievement award from Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation on October 17.
Nearly 1 in 20 Massachusetts Residents Has Opioid Use Disorder
More than 275,000 people—or 4.6 percent of people over 11 years old in Massachusetts—had opioid use disorder as of 2015, nearly four times more than previous estimates.
School News
Student Receives Reach for the Stars Scholarship
First-year MPH student Khadyja Sarr receives scholarship from Sister to Sister International, Inc.
Latin American Neighborhoods Impact Mental Health
Urban neighborhoods with lower-than-average or higher-than-average proportions of migrants have lower odds of mood and anxiety disorders in residents, as do neighborhoods with more education and less unemployment.
School News
Unconscious Bias Workshop Tackles ‘Difficult Conversations We Need to Have’
Students, faculty, and staff participated in SPH-led workshop to learn how to reduce bias in academic and professional settings.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: October 29-November 2, 2018
Scenes from the week on campus, from a discussion of the midterm elections to a Pittsburgh shooting memorial.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
How the Juvenile Justice System Is Failing LGBTQ Youth — opinion by Sean Cahill, adjunct associate professor of the practice, health law, policy & management.
We Need to Change the Way We Address Vaccine Skeptics — opinion by alumna Elsa Pearson, policy analyst.
Critics Say the Trump Administration Hasn’t Done Enough to Stop Right-Wing Extremism — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
How Language Barriers Keep Latinx People from Getting the Reproductive Care They Need — quotes alumna Kristyn Brandi.
Times Higher Education
Professional Graduate Degrees Are Not Inferior — opinion co-authored by Dean Sandro Galea and Lisa Sullivan, professor of biostatistics and associate dean for education.
Enhanced Treatments, Access to Care Reduce High-Risk Behaviors among Men with HIV — quotes Angela Bazzi, assistant professor of community health sciences.
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PHX Winter Institute 2019 Online
January 7–11, 2019 | Same great programs, better travel conditions. Start the new year off by updating your skills in Story Mapping, Biostatistics with JMP®, or Geographical Information Systems, all online.
Mock Vote Results and Rally
Results from the BUMC mock vote to gauge people's understanding and opinions on Ballot Question 3 around campus and information about an upcoming Yes On 3 Rally hosted by the Activist Lab.
Access to Paid Sick Leave Is a Public Health Issue
The American Public Health Association endorses paid sick leave, but currently the United States lags behind other nations when it comes to mandating paid sick leave benefits.
Looking Ahead
Unconscious Bias Workshop
Thursday, November 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
Think. Teach. Do, San Diego–APHA Conference
Monday, November 12, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Ultimate Skybox, 350 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Monday, November 26, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
School Assembly
Tuesday, November 27, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, November 28, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Fuller Building, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, November 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot.
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