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SPH This Week
June 4, 2017
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Trauma as a Foundational Driver of the Health of the Public
Traumatic events are a near-ubiquitous experience with substantial consequences for the physical and mental health of populations.
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In the Classroom: In Congress
Health policy students brief MA House of Representatives Joint Committee on Health Care Financing Chairman Jeffrey Sánchez.
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Dementia Rates Leveling Off, Despite Aging Population
[VIDEO] Identifying factors that contribute to reduction in dementia rates, such as improvements in living conditions and better access to education, should become “major priority."
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Substance Use Does Not Preclude HIV Control, Though Symptoms Do
Vast majority of those who use substances and receive antiretroviral therapy still adhere to treatment and achieve viral control.
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Early Onset of Alcohol Use in Mexico Examined
Largest percentages of students initiated alcohol use at age 15, tobacco use at ages 15 and 16, and marijuana use at ages 16 and 17.
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Professor Chairs Committee on Assistive Technology
Alan Jette heads National Academies committee analyzing use of assistive products and technologies to help people with disabilities to work.
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Climate Change and Population Health
Some thoughts on global environmental climate change as a fundamental driver of population health.
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Contraception Is Preventative Care
By declaring contraceptives preventive care, the ACA guaranteed patients, regardless of their economic status, the ability to shape their own lives. This guarantee is in jeopardy.
by Jennifer Childs-Roshak, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
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Communicating Science Webinar
[VIDEO] Reframe the way you think about communication with a free, one-hour webinar on June 14 (1 p.m.).
Huffington Post
7 Things That Will Happen If 14 Million More People Are Uninsured Next Year — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management; and student Kristyn Brandi.
CHOICE/LESS: The Backstory, Episode 1: The 1956 Puerto Rican Pill Trial — interview with student Kristyn Brandi.
Globe and Mail
What’s at Risk for Canada in the American Healthcare War? — opinion co-authored by Dean Sandro Galea.
Extreme Old Age Linked to New Gene Variants — mentions Paola Sebastiani, professor of biostatistics.
ALUMNI RECEPTION—Running Out of Cure: How Latin America Tackles Antibiotic Resistance, with Professor Veronika Wirtz
Thursday, June 15, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Surfcomber, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL.
ALUMNI RECEPTION—Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) 2017
Thursday, June 22, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Frolik, 1415 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, June 27, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Crosstown 305.
View the full SPH calendar.