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SPH This Week
August 28, 2016
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18 Charts That Make the Case for Public Health
What is public health anyway? What are we trying to do? Eighteen charts to make the case for public health.
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US Maternal Mortality Rates Higher Than Reported
[VIDEO] Death rate has increased nearly 27 percent from 2000 to 2014.
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Gymnasts Exposed to Toxic Flame-Retardant Chemicals
Foam pits in gyms linked to elevated levels of toxins found in gymnasts' urine samples.
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Non-Fatal Workplace Injuries Raise Mortality Risk
Heightened rates of premature death for workers who go out on "lost time" benefits due to illness or injury.
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Promoting Gender Equality in Tanzania
Nelson Holmes assists study of gender-based violence intervention in Arusha Region.
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Alumnae Awarded CDC Fellowships
Aja Griffin and Connie Lo are among 16 fellows spending next year at CDC.
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The Intersection of Poverty and Disability in India
It is crucial to share the stories of Indian people living with disabilities so as to shed light on their largely invisible experience.
by Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni
The FDA’s Incomprehensible Answer to a Crucial Question About Its E-Cigarette Regulations — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Boston Globe
Getting Smarter About Guns, One State at a Time — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Los Angeles Times
Obamacare Covers Free Annual Physicals, Right? Wrong — quotes Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of health law.
Washington Post
Researchers Find Unsafe Levels of Industrial Chemicals in Drinking Water of 6 Million Americans — quotes Richard Clapp, professor emeritus of environmental health.
People Should Be Cautious Traveling to Florida, Doctor Says — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
SPH Orientation
August 30 – 31, all day, #SPHWelcome16.
Symposium to Honor Theodore Colton
Thursday, September 1, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
Community Tours and Field Service Day
Friday, September 2, all day, multiple locations.
Dean's Seminar—Legalized Marijuana: Right for Massachusetts?
Thursday, September 8, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, September 13, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room.
Dean's Symposium—The Role of Pharmaceuticals in Public Health
Thursday, September 15, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Thursday, September 15, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, September 16, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, CT305.
Diversity and Inclusion Seminar—Thinking Fast Makes Changing Slow: Human Thought Processes Interfere with Achieving Diversity
Tuesday, September 20, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, September 20, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Public Health Forum—Upstream, Downstream: How Public Health Schools and Graduates Can Succeed in Improving Health
Wednesday, September 28, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
View the full SPH calendar.