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SPH This Week

March 25, 2018
Upcoming Signature Programs
Public–Private Collaboration: A Path to Sustainable, Affordable, Equitable, and Patient-Centric Health Care
Mar 26
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do. Chicago—ACHE Conference
Mar 27
6 to 8 p.m.
River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL
Teaching Public Health
Mar 28
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
School News
‘I’m Very Excited About the Future’
Ahead of Wednesday's symposium, ASPPH President and CEO Laura Magaña Valladares and Dean Sandro Galea discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities facing public health education in the 21st century.
Dean's Note
The Future of Public Health Education
In advance of this week’s Dean’s Symposium, “Teaching Public Health,” some thoughts on the evolution of academic public health.
Why We Must Teach Writing to MPH Students
As educators, we can and should foster a culture that values clear, precise communication as a core instrument, function, and goal of public health.
Men More Likely To Be Readmitted to Hospital After Firearm Injury
Risk of renal failure and cardiovascular readmissions among males was more than three times greater than females at six months.
School News
Students Compete in Global Health Case Competition
KC Caine, Parul Kashyap, Jasmin Choi, and Haley Feazel-Orr competed on BU team at International Emory Global Health Case Competition on March 16 and 17.
Centenarian Offspring Feel Stronger Purpose in Life
Children of centenarians have almost three times greater rate of strong sense of purpose than contemporaries.
Recently at SPH
‘Absolute Information Is Not Necessary’
At 2018 Shine Lecture, Mark Rothstein, Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine at University of Louisville School of Medicine, argues for protecting patient privacy against "headlong rush" to gather and share information.
‘It's a Civil Rights Violation’
In inaugural "Disagreeing on Difficult Issues" discussion, BU Dean of Student Kenneth Elmore and School of Communications journalism professor Caryl Rivers discussed sexual harassment and longevity of #MeToo movement.
‘Medicine Is for the People, Not the Profits’
During Public Health Forum, Daniel Ollendorf, chief scientific officer at Institute of Clinical and Economic Review, explains why value-based pricing never took off in US, and how it might.
In the Media
New York Times
Federal Agency Courted Alcohol Industry to Fund Study on Benefits of Moderate Drinking — quotes Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences, and Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Yahoo News
States, Including Florida, Tackle a Different Threat to Teens: Pornography — quotes Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
Trump’s New Opioid Battle Plan Supports Search for an Addiction Vaccine — quotes David Rosenbloom, professor of health law, policy & management.
340B Is a Well-Intentioned Drug Discount Program Gone Awry — opinion by policy analyst Elsa Pearson (SPH'17) and Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
The Hill
Goodlatte’s Immigration Bill Would Imperil American Values — opinion by alumnus Ali Noorani.
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Summer Institute Program Spotlight: Strategic Communication
On Campus | 20 Hours | June 18–20, 2018 | Learn how to develop and implement a communications strategy that effectively supports an intervention with Strategic Communication in Public Health, taught by SPH Clinical Assistant Professor Jacey Greece.
Volunteer Opportunity
The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) at Mass General Hospital is looking for volunteers to facilitate the Gun Violence Prevention Challenge Summit & Hack-a-thon happening April 13–15.
Local Health Departments Prevent Hospitalizations
Local health departments are well-suited to engage individuals with mental illness due to their low-cost services, high visibility, health promotion activities, and strong community partnerships.
Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Public–Private Collaboration: A Path to Sustainable, Affordable, Equitable, and Patient-Centric Health Care
Monday, March 26, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, March 27, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Wilkins Board Room.
Think. Teach. Do. Chicago–ACHE Conference
Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Teaching Public Health
Wednesday, March 28, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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.
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