Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.
Boston University School of Public Health
SPH This Week
 
 
November 15, 2015
 
 
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
 
 
Towards an Inclusive School Community
 
Planning Ahead: Inclement Weather
 
 
SIGNATURE EVENTS
 
 
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Public Health Forum Series
Transforming Health in America: Media Narratives and Social Change
 
 
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Dean’s Seminar Series on Contemporary Issues
in Public Health
Guns in America
 
 
 
DEAN'S NOTE
 
 
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A Transdisciplinary Approach to Population Health Education
On our new BU MPH for a changing world.
 
 
 
NEWS
 
 
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VetChange Helps Veterans Control Drinking
[VIDEO] Online, self-directed intervention helps veterans manage drinking and PTSD.
 
 
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Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Likelihood of Primary Cesareans
Rates of cesareans were 1.6 to 2 times higher for obese women than for those in normal weight category.
 
 
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Improvements in Medicine Donation Guidelines Needed
More clarity needed by WHO in outlining donation policies in disasters, crises.
 
 
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Self-Administered Screening for Alcohol, Drugs Useful in Primary Care
Short questionnaires may encourage more "open disclosure" of drug and alcohol use.
 
 
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Assessing Community Health in Mexico
As part of new field practicum, Meaghan Sydlowski worked alongside students from Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública in Cuernavaca.
 
 
 
VIEWPOINT
 
 
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Meditation as a Treatment for Veteran PTSD
Meditation should be a main intervention for PTSD—not an optional or suggested component of a veteran’s treatment plan.
by A. Rani Elwy
 
 
 
IN THE MEDIA
 
 
Al Jazeera America
Medicaid Expansion Is Not Inevitable — article by David Jones, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
 
Boston Globe
Media Literacy, Not Filter Software, Is What Kids Need to Ward Off Internet Porn — opinion by student Alyssa Harlow.
 
The Intercept
Erasing Mossville: How Pollution Killed a Louisiana Town — quotes David Ozonoff, professor of environmental health.
 
Boston Globe
Jamaica Plain Potter an Unlikely Businessman — profiles alumnus Jeremy Ogusky.
 
Huffington Post
Doing Right by Veterans: Dealing With the Long-Term Consequences of War — article by Dean Sandro Galea.
 
 
FEATURED EVENTS
 
 
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, November 17, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
 
EPI + HLPM Seminar
Tuesday, November 17, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, L311E.
 
Charles L. Donahue Frontiers in Public Health Speaker Series
Thursday, November 19, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Union Club of Boston.
 
The Public Health Lens Gallery Event
Thursday, November 19, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
View the full SPH calendar.