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SPH This Week
December 11, 2016
Annual Faculty Review
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Income and Health, Part 2—the Problem of Poverty
On keeping a concern for poverty at the center of our public health agenda.
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SPH Launches New and Improved Master of Science Programs
[VIDEO] Degrees in epidemiology, environmental health data analytics, health systems and services research, applied biostatistics, and public health nutrition begin in Fall 2017.
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Data System Will Accelerate South Africa’s Progress to HIV/AIDS Elimination
SPH researcher helps develop “dashboard” to track epidemic nationally, locally, and at individual level.
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School Shootings Less Likely in States with Background Checks on Gun Purchases
Higher spending on mental health and public education also factors in lower rates.
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‘Unique Vantage Point’ on HIV Care in South Africa
Researchers publish policy brief of preliminary findings from new South African HIV data system.
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‘It Gave a New Definition to Fieldwork’
Alumna Brandi Harless on returning to her hometown, winning mayoral election, and applying global health strategies to Kentucky neighborhoods.
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So Tired You’re Stressed, So Stressed You Can’t Sleep
Stress and lack of sleep can form a vicious cycle: you lose sleep because of stress and then struggle to cope with stress because of a lack of sleep.
by Jonathan Gang, PHP Fellow
New York Times
An Obamacare ‘Delay’ Plan Could Backfire — quotes John Kingsdale, professor of health law, policy & management.
Huffington Post
A Man’s Sleep Habits Actually Affect His Partner’s Ability to Get Pregnant — quotes Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology.
This New Study May Explain Why Peer Review in Science Often Fails — quotes Ludovic Trinquart, assistant professor of biostatistics.
Thrive Global
The Inequality Imperative — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Brisbane Times
Studies Show People Get More Benefits from Exercise as They Age — mentions Mini E. Jacob, postdoctoral associate at the Health and Disabilities Research Institute.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, December 13, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Tuesday, December 13, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, December 14, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, CT305.
Holiday Party for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, December 15, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, December 20, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Founders Room.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, December 20, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, CT305.
View the full SPH calendar.