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SPH This Week

December 2, 2018
Messages from the Dean
A Leader for Environmental Health
DrPH Program Leadership Transition and Next Steps
Upcoming Signature Program
Urban Health: State of the Science
Dec 6
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Low PrEP Knowledge Among People Who Inject Drugs
Despite high risk of HIV, people who inject drugs have limited knowledge and mixed interest in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
Online Course Supplies New Students with Foundational Knowledge
New online course provides foundational public health knowledge to incoming students in MPH, MS, and DrPH programs.
Dean's Note
On Urban Health, and the State of the Science
The study of urban health asks: How do we understand the role of cities in shaping population health, and how do we create healthier cities?
The Proposed Title IX Rules Will Further Discourage Victims from Coming Forward
Title IX was created to protect those who experience sexual violence. The new rules will only protect those who perpetrate sexual violence.
Clinicians Should Provide ‘Drinking Checkup’ to Patients
Physicians currently receive limited training to identify and manage unhealthy alcohol use, may also see drinking as moral rather than medical issue.
Public Health Post
Trump, Federalism, and the Environment
The Trump administration has pursued a strategy of reducing federal government responsibility for environmental protection and devolving responsibility to the states.
The Future Is Urban, Global, and Unequal
The growing ubiquity of cities makes them important forces to reckon with as we think about the health of populations.
Activist Lab
A Push for Zero HIV Infections by 2020
Student Rory Moore on his summer practicum experience at Massachusetts Department of Public Health and using public health lens to understand impacts of law and policy on LGBTIQ+ health.
School News
Professor Honored for Work in Maternal and Child Health
Lois McCloskey received Loretta P. Lacey Academic Leadership Award from Association of Teachers for Maternal and Child Health at its annual meeting on November 11.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: November 26-30, 2018
Scenes from the week on campus, from a student town hall to the ISO Cultural Show.
In the Media
Mother Jones
Why the Government Should Fund Research on Incel Culture — quotes Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
The FDA’s New E-Cigarette Regulations Respond to an “Epidemic” That Doesn’t Really Exist — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Doctors Slam NRA’s Directive to ‘Stay in Their Lane’ After Chicago Hospital Shooting — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
ABC News
Twin’s Difficult Birth Puts a Project Designed to Reduce C-Sections to the Test — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
Boston Globe
Local Researcher Calls for Halt to Genetically Edited Embryos — quotes George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of health law, policy & management.
BMJ Global Health Blog
An Open Letter to the WLGH18 Steering Committee: The Need to Adopt an Intersectional Lens to the Gender Equity Agenda in Global Health — opinion co-authored by doctoral student Salma Abdalla, research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology.
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Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Urban Health: State of the Science
Thursday, December 6, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly
Tuesday, December 11, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, December 12, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown Room 305.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM–The “Skinny” on Health Disparities among Asian Americans: Biological, Behavioral, and Social Determinants
Wednesday, December 12, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Holiday Party for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, December 13, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, 500 Harrison Avenue.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, December 14, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm, Crosstown Room 305.
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