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

SPH This Week

September 3, 2017
Message From the Dean
Annual School Survey Is Now Open
Upcoming Signature Event
1985: Voices from the AIDS Crisis
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Auditorium, 670 Albany Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Dean's Note
On Maintaining a Respectful, Inclusive Academic Conversation
How schools and universities can be responsible curators of the public debate.
More Attention Needed to Dual Use of Opioids, Benzodiazepines
Majority of patients misusing both recognize risks, but need more education and motivation to stop.
Life Expectancy Trends Tied to 2016 Voting Choices
Counties where life expectancy stagnated or declined saw nearly 10 percentage point increase in Republican vote share between 2008 and 2016 presidential elections.
Dean's Note Revisited
Disasters and the Health of Populations
A look at the health consequences of disasters and our role in mitigating the consequences of these events.
School News
Scenes from Orientation 2017
SPH welcomed new students to campus with tours, workshops, and hands-on neighborhood introductions.
In the Media
Washington Post
This Is the Only Safe Way to Treat Opioid Users — opinion by Michael Stein, chair of health law, policy & management.
The Atlantic
Is Fat Bad? — quotes Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health.
Boston Globe
Hate Is Ruining Our Nation’s Health — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Oregon Just Became the 5th State To Raise Its Smoking Age to 21 — quotes William DeJong, professor of community health sciences.
Murders Surge in Florida in Decade After `Stand Your Ground’ Law — quotes Ziming Xuan, associate professor of community health sciences.
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What Works? Improving HPV Vaccination Coverage
HPV vaccine may prevent 29,100 cancers each year. Here are common strategies that health plans can implement to achieve higher HPV vaccination rates.
Coming Soon: PHX Tools
Update your population health skill set and deepen your understanding of pressing public health issues with interactive tools and resources. Launching September 12, 2017.
Introducing the New Activist Lab Website
Updated design focuses on three areas of advocacy—guns, urban solutions, and workforce—and offers new ways for students to get involved.
Looking Ahead
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, September 6, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
Pathways to Governmental Public Health
Thursday, September 7, 9:45 am – 10:50 am, 107/108, 670 Albany Street.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—1985: Voices from the AIDS Crisis
Thursday, September 7, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm, 670 Albany Street.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Community Health Sciences: Defining the Field
Tuesday, September 12, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
PHX Free Associations Podcast Launch and Listen Party
Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Spirituality and Public Health: How Religious Disciplines Impact Human Health
Wednesday, September 13, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Diversity and Inclusion Unconscious Bias Training Workshop
Wednesday, September 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, L109A.
Advocacy Boot Camp
Saturday, September 23, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Instructional Building, L206/209.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean & Student Senate Kick Off Meeting
Monday, September 25, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, L311.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, September 26, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, September 26, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Slow Learners: Cross-Border Lessons in Healthcare Reform
Wednesday, September 27, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: GLOBAL HEALTH STORYTELLING—Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers
Thursday, September 28, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, September 29, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
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