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SPH This Week

July 22, 2018
Message from the Dean
Signature Events Fall 2018; A Summer Break
Residential Segregation Associated with Black–White Disparity in Firearm Homicide Rates
States with greater residential segregation of black and white populations have higher racial disparities in fatal firearm homicide.
Dean's Note
On Keeping the Faith in 2018
At a difficult, disorienting time in the US and globally, examples from history show us how we can face challenges and keep working towards a healthier world.
Alumni News
Scenes from Think. Teach. Do. Receptions
SPH held 10 national and global alumni receptions during academic year to highlight academic work of faculty and engage alumni with school's core purpose.
Almost Half of US Adults Who Drink, Drink Too Much, and Continue to Do So
Starting to drink too much associated with youth, transitioning to legal drinking age, being male, white, childless, healthier, and smoking and drug use, among other social factors.
School News
Tracking Scope and Impact of Pharmaceutical Companies’ Social Investment
Professors Richard Laing, Peter Rockers, and Veronika Wirtz publish inaugural report of Access Observatory, which tracks pharmaceutical companies’ contributions to disease prevention and treatment.
PHX Podcast
Can a Vaccine Treat Diabetes?
Examining study that looked at whether vaccine to prevent tuberculosis can treat Type 1 diabetes and discussing “Loss of Confidence Project."
In Conversation with
‘Lots of Views on YouTube Don’t Translate to Responsible Work’
Alumna Lisa Russell on global health documentary filmmaking, using Big Data to combat "poverty porn," and what is often missing in current global health storytelling movement.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Will Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Overturn Roe v. Wade? — quotes Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, policy & management.
New York Times
Sometimes Patients Simply Need Other Patients — quotes Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
A First of Its Kind Boston Conference Tackles Pregnancy and Women’s Health — interview with Lois McCloskey, associate professor of community health sciences.
Thrive Global
Creating Health Is Like Winning at Soccer — opinion coauthored by Dean Sandro Galea and Michael Stein, professor and chair of health law, policy & management.
Boston Globe
Phone Contacts: Do You Delete the Deceased? — quotes Michael Grodin, professor of health law, policy & management.
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Summer 2018 Water Squad
Looking to get involved around campus over the summer? Sign up for Water Squad!
Rethinking Successful Aging: The Happiness of Older Hispanics
Hispanics, particularly immigrants, are more satisfied with their lives than any other group of older Americans, including Whites.
Practically Speaking: Social Media
Looking to update your skills during the summer months? Here are some tips and techniques you can use to boost your organization’s social media presence with SPH social media expert Michelle Samuels.
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. Vancouver–JSM
Monday, July 30, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room CC-East 5, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC.
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