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SPH This Week

April 1, 2018
Message from the Dean
CEPH Preliminary Self-Study
School News
‘Not Changing Is Not Acceptable’
At daylong Dean’s Symposium, leaders of public health schools, journals, and organizations discussed path forward for academic public health.
Dean's Note
On Shaping Media Narratives to Improve the Health of the Public
How we can better communicate our message to influence the conversation about the conditions that shape health.
School News
Researchers Co-Author Journal Article of the Year
Gregory Cohen and Laura Sampson co-author one of American Journal of Epidemiology’s 2017 Articles of the Year.
‘Walls Will Not Stop Supply’
Richard Saitz faults death to dealers, immigration focus, other ideas in President Trump’s opioid plan.
Clinical Depression Underdiagnosed in Mexican Female Teachers
Lack of treatment, family stress, unhealthy behaviors, and living in rural areas with more violence contribute to high rate of severe depression.
PHX Podcast
Is the HPV Vaccine Reducing Infection?
Discussing Scotland study on introduction of HPV vaccine, impact of vaccine on prevalence of virus, and goals of peer review.
School News
Scenes from Boston’s March for Our Lives
Activist Lab led cohort of SPH community members during city's satellite march for common-sense gun control measures.
Recently at SPH
‘From Time to Time We Just Have to Do the Right Thing’
At Dean’s Seminar, Arnaud Bernaert of World Economic Forum discussed possible public-private collaborations to improve healthcare delivery.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
As Scott Pruitt Flies First Class, EPA Barely Gets Off the Ground — opinion by Jonathan Levy, professor and interim chair of environmental health; Lindsey Butler, doctoral student in the Department of Environmental Health; and Wendy Heiger-Bernays, clinical professor of environmental health.
PBS News Hour
Why States, Not Congress, Are Passing More Gun Laws — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
9 Things You Should Stop Doing When Trying to Conceive, Not Just When You Get Pregnant — quotes Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology.
Teen Vogue
A Deal for DACA Has Stalled Between Democrats and the White House — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
Deseret News
Supreme Court Considers Speech Rights of Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers — quotes Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law.
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Attend the BUMC Health Equity Symposium
On April 10, network with other health professionals interested in addressing equity across the field and learn about emerging innovations.
Maximizing Healthy Aging through Daily Activities
Socializing, pursuing hobbies, exercising, and volunteering improve mental and physical health in older adults and promote health aging.
Summer Institute Program Spotlight: Epi Data Analysis
On Campus | 20 Hours | June 11–13, 2018 | Epidemiology research can produce a lot of data—how that data is analyzed can be the key to creating impactful health interventions. Learn these important skills with An Introduction to Epidemiologic Data Analysis: Excel to SAS, taught by SPH Assistant Professor Samantha Parker.
Looking Ahead
National Public Health Week
Monday, April 2, all day, school-wide.
SPH Talent Show
Friday, April 6, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
Faculty Coffee with the Dean
Monday, April 9, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot.
Think. Teach. Do. NYC
Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY.
BU Giving Day
Wednesday, April 11, all day, online.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, April 17, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Tuesday, April 17, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, April 18, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Crosstown 305.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—The Conservative Case for Universal Coverage
Wednesday, April 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Changing the Climate: How Public Health, Cities, and the Media can Advance Climate Solutions
Friday, April 20, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Accepted Students Day
Friday, April 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, campus-wide.
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