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SPH This Week

June 17, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. Baltimore–SER Conference
Jun 21
6–8 p.m.
Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Lung Cancer Risk Drops Quickly After Quitting Smoking, But Persists
Risk of lung cancer drops 39 percent five years after quitting, but after 25 years is still three times the risk of those who never smoked.
Dean's Note
Thinking Better About the Unthinkable
Suicide is one of the most enigmatic and unpredictable health threats we face. Informed by recent events, a Note on what we know about suicide, and what we still have to learn, to address this growing challenge.
No Association Between Alcohol Use, Bone Density in People Living with HIV
Low bone mineral density BMD is common among older people living with HIV.
Liquid Nicotine, Packaged Like Juice, Deceives Thousands of Children
Professor Michael Siegel on government’s crackdown on vaping manufacturers, sellers.
PHX Podcast
Does Weekend Sleep Influence Mortality?
Second-ever live podcast, recorded during PHX Summer Institute, explores study on effects of sleep on mortality and considers changes to definition of "statistical significance."
School News
Student to Represent North America at International Biometric Showcase
Virginia Fisher will present paper at 2018 Young Statistician Showcase Competition, taking place in Barcelona on July 10.
School News
SPH Magazine Wins Two Gold CASE Awards
Council for Advancement and Support of Education gives SPH This Year gold awards in print and digital categories.
In the Media
JAMA Pediatrics
Sanctioned Stigma in Health Care Settings and Harm to LGBT Youth — opinion by Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Alcohol Study Failed to Seek FDA Approval, Possibly Violating Federal Rules — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Milbank Quarterly
The Complicity of the Population Health Scientist — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
The Cut
What to Do If You Get Sick on Vacation in Another Country — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
The Hill
To Succeed Economically, We Need Sound Immigration Policies—Not Scare Tactics — opinion by alumnus Ali Noorani.
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Summer Institute 2018–Week 1
We had a great time hosting everyone and covering topics like SAS, data visualization, gender-based violence research methods, intervention strategy, and meta-analysis. See what’s happening this week.
Creating Change with Activist Bucks
Students gained valuable experience while creating a positive impact on the local community.
Race, Discrimination and Health: 50 Years after MLK
Fifty years after Martin Luther King's death, racism, discrimination, and prejudice continue to fill the national discourse, especially regarding health care. The social justice that King fought for remains critical to American health today.