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SPH This Week

February 10, 2019
Upcoming Signature Program
Death and Dying: A Population Health Perspective
Feb 12
8:30 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
The Future of Environmental Health
We can only respond to growing environmental needs by thinking carefully about where the field of environmental health is going and how we can lead it in the right direction.
Teens Who Vape Are More Likely to Start Smoking
One in five youths whose first nicotine product is an e-cigarette go on to smoke traditional cigarettes.
School News
SPH Volunteers Brave Polar Vortex to Help Boston’s Homeless
Mayor to participants: “Every person you meet out there is loved by somebody.”
‘The More Fully You See How Wonderful Life Is, the More Relaxed You Can Be About Giving It Up’
Ahead of Dean's Symposium, author Barbara Ehrenreich talks to Professor George Annas about invasive medicine, class-based wellness, and being "old enough to die."
Alumni News
Alum Wins CAMTech Award in Opioid Epidemic Challenge
Alum Chia-Ying Wendy Lin part of team that received Community Engagement Reward for widget that aids recovery from substance misuse.
PHX Summer Institute Registration Open
We’re getting ready for our third annual Summer Institute, which includes programs on data visualization, SAS, monitoring and evaluation, and design and conduct of clinical trials.
Cannabis Is Not Solution to Opioid Crisis
Medical community should not recommend medical marijuana to replace opioid painkillers or treat opioid addiction without level of evidence demanded for other treatments.
Public Health Post
Investing in Non-White Spaces
US housing policy has focused on the negative effects of racial segregation, but non-White "resurgent neighborhoods" can help homeowners.
In Conversation With
‘I Bring a Public Health Lens to Everything That I Do’
Alum Grace Lubwama (SPH'99), CEO of YWCA Kalamazoo, on reducing infant mortality and creating health equity.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: February 4-8, 2019
Scenes from the week on campus, from a Diversity and Inclusion Seminar to a Black History Month film screening.
Recently at SPH
‘We Should Be Able to Reevaluate Someone's Legacy’
At Diversity & Inclusion seminar, panelists discussed whether monuments of controversial figures deserve space in public places.
In the Media
Old Emails Hold New Clues to Coca-Cola and CDC’s Controversial Relationship — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
US News & World Report
Vaping May Pose Big Risk for Smoking in Otherwise ‘Low-Risk’ Kids — quotes Andrew Stokes, assistant professor of global health.
The Guardian
Welcome to Detroit, Where Black Babies Are at Higher Risk of Death — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
Washington Post
D.C. Will Offer Up to $725 per Person to Help Residents Seeking US Citizenship — quotes alum Ali Noorani.
President Trump Called for a Ban on ‘Late-Term Abortion’ in the State of the Union. Here’s What You Should Know about the Procedure — interview with alum Kristyn Brandi.
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Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Death and Dying: A Population Health Perspective
Tuesday, February 12, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with Dean Galea
Thursday, February 14, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, February 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
Accepted Students' Day
Friday, February 22, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, campus-wide.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, February 26, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Bakst Auditorium.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Advancing Discovery Science for Public Health Impact
Wednesday, February 27, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: SHINE LECTURE—The “Other” Problem in the Quest for Pregnant Women’s Personhood
Tuesday, March 5, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean (ID needed to enter Fuller)
Tuesday, March 5, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Fuller Building, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
Student Coffee Chat with Dean Galea
Tuesday, March 5, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
Think. Teach. Do. Chicago—ACHE Conference
Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, The Gage, 24 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, March 6, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
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