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SPH This Week

September 17, 2017
Messages From the Dean
How Do I Know What Is Going On at SPH?
Task Force on Faculty Salary Equity
Same-Day Initiation of HIV Treatment Recommended by WHO
More lives could be saved by demonstrating merits of immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART).
Dean's Note
The BU MPH: On Creating a “Diagonal” Curriculum
Our new MPH combines depth and breadth to create a flexible, practical program of study.
New Grant to Develop Phone App for Intoxication
App would alert drinkers when they reach various blood-alcohol concentrations and when they are legally intoxicated.
In Conversation With
‘I Was Overwhelmed But Committed in That Moment’
Alumna Tracy M. Layne on prostate cancer disparities and receiving inaugural NIH William G. Coleman Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award.
School News
Professor Receives Award for Overdose App
Abby Rudolph is developing prototype for overdose prevention mobile app, with support from a BU Digital Health Initiative research award.
School News
Professor Honored with Safe Havens Award
Emily Rothman to receive IMPACT Award from Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse at October 26 event.
Trump’s Aggressive Immigration Policies Have Created a Public Health Disaster
Trump administration’s aggressive detention and deportation policies have caused health problems in immigrants, including spike in mental health symptoms.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Recently at SPH
‘It’s All About Empowerment’
At daylong Dean’s Symposium, public health leaders define common threads and value of community health sciences.
‘Public Health Results from Human Flourishing.’
At Dean's Seminar, Rev. Dr. Jim Sherblom headlined discussion about spirituality, health care, and importance of differing opinions in public health classrooms.
In the Media
Wall Street Journal
New York’s Mayor Gives Smokers Another Reason Not to Quit — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
London Economic
Those with Shortest Life Expectancy Voted Trump — quotes Jacob Bor, assistant professor of global health.
Hurricane PTSD Is Real, Warns Public Health Expert in Reddit AMA — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
CBS Boston
More Than Half of Americans Have Battled Obesity, Study Says — quotes Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health.
The Patriot Ledger
Non-Profit Hospital Execs Pull in Big Bucks in Southeastern Mass. — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
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Racial Reconciliation: Lessons from Sumner, MS
How do we deal with our complicated racial past and present? Editor in Chief David Jones reflects on his experience visiting the Emmett Till Interpretative Center in Sumner, Mississippi.
Recap: Free Associations Launch Party
See photos from the PHX "Free Associations" Podcast Launch Party, where the hosts recorded a live podcast in front of a large audience.
Activist Fellowship for 2018
Interested in transgender rights in Massachusetts? Ready to become a policy change agent? Apply to the 2018 Activist Lab Fellowship.
Looking Ahead
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.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Using Epidemiology to Study Policy as Well as to Inform It
Wednesday, October 11, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Think. Teach. Do. Showcase
Thursday, October 12, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Room 305, Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering at Boston University, 610 Commonwealth Avenue.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, October 13, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
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