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SPH This Week

December 3, 2017
Immediate ART Treatment Improves Retention Rates
Beginning antiretroviral therapy immediately following HIV diagnosis dramatically improves patient retention in clinical HIV care.
Dean's Note
Preventing Sexual Harassment and Assault: A Public Health Imperative
Systemic gender inequities have allowed sexual harassment and assault to proliferate widely. Some thoughts on how we can help mitigate this crisis, by promoting the core values of public health.
Low Levels of Vitamin D Can Stunt Growth in Children
Vitamin D deficiency has been increasingly reported in many regions of globe and is of particular concern in growing children.
Researchers Issue Guidelines on Handling Holocaust Remains
Michael Grodin part of international team of scholars offering procedures for dealing with human remains found in Europe.
School News
Researcher Awarded NIH Grant to Study Autism Early Intervention
Emily Feinberg leads Boston Medical Center team in first-of-its-kind study helping parents improve outcomes for their children.
School News
Professor Honored by American College of Physicians
Jeffrey Samet receives Rosenthal Family Foundation award for work in addiction medicine.
Recently at SPH
‘These Are Issues of Power, of Inequality, of Human Rights’
At Dean's Symposium, Malika Saada Saar, senior counsel on civil and human rights at Google, Audrey Morrissey, associate director of My Life My Choice, and more discussed issues surrounding commercial sex policies both globally and in the US.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
US News & World Report
Pot May Alter Brain Function of Some with HIV — quotes Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
Texas Shooting; Juror Data — interview with Dean Sandro Galea.
Washington Post
Nearly Half of US Cancer Deaths Blamed on Unhealthy Behavior — mentions Richard Clapp, professor emeritus of environmental health.
Texas Tribune
Texas DACA Recipients Face Narrowing Window after Talks with Trump Fall Apart — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
Independent Online
SA’s HIV Treatment Programme: Study Reveals Cost-Saving Measures Can Offset ART Costs — quotes Gesine Meyer-Rath, research assistant professor of global health.
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What Is Regionalization, Anyway?
Activist Fellow Eddy Atallah talks about his experience working at the Department of Public Health and the importance of regionalization efforts going on in Massachusetts.
Words Matter: Where Public Health Professionals Can Do Better
Public health professionals have an obligation to promote language that prevents distortion and discrimination.
December 7 Webinar
When Two Worlds Collide: Religion and Public Health
Join us for a one-hour, free webinar this Thursday at noon. Participants will learn how to cultivate a relationship with communities of faith and how to engage them in public health interventions.
Looking Ahead
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault: A Conversation
Wednesday, December 6, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, 670 Albany Street Auditorium.
December Graduate Reception
Thursday, December 7, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, December 12, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Precision Public Health: Balancing Scientific Investment and Prevention
Tuesday, December 12, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Holiday Party for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, December 14, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, 500 Harrison Avenue.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, December 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, December 19, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown, Room 305.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, December 19, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Crosstown, Room 305.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Tuesday, December 19, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
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