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SPH This Week

November 11, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. San Diego—APHA Conference
Nov 12
6 to 8 p.m.
Ultimate Skybox, 350 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Dean's Note
The 2018 Midterms: A Public Health Takeaway
Some thoughts on this week’s election.
School News
‘I Ran as Someone Who Will Listen to People's Concerns’
DrPH student Tami Gouveia was elected state representative of the 14th Middlesex district in midterm election.
Alumni News
Alum Joins Ayanna Pressley’s DC Team After Historic Win
Lynese Wallace, Pressley’s current research director, will join legislative team in January.
The Medicaid Wave
2018 will be remembered as the year with the greatest increase in the number of states expanding Medicaid coverage since the expansion went into effect in 2014.
School News
Scenes from the For the Future of Public Health Gala
On November 1, more than 350 faculty, students, alumni, and community members gathered at Mandarin Oriental, Boston for biennial gala themed "Together, We Are Changing the World."
Twitter Users Spreading Sexual Violence Prevention Strategies
With #HowIWillChange, Twitter users propose potentially effective bystander prevention strategies, but discussion has gaps, some misinformation.
Dietary Supplement Could Reduce Some Chronic Symptoms of Gulf War Illness
Treatment with oleoylethanolamide (OEA) could correspond with improved memory cognition and reduced fatigue and disinhibition.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: November 5-9, 2018
Scenes from the week on campus, from a Yes on 3 rally to a post-midterms debrief.
In the Media
The Hill
Transgender Rights Are Constitutional Rights — opinion by Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Here’s What the Science Says — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Humanitarian Relief Headed to Help Immigrant Caravan — interview with alumn Sera Bonds.
Vote Health! — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Boston Herald
Trump Prescription Medication Plan Drawing Skepticism — quotes Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
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Undercounting Heroin
Heroin lasts in the human body for just a few minutes before being converted into morphine and other compounds. This complicates the task of a medical examiner trying to identify the substance that caused an overdose death.
Online Essentials of Biostatistics with JMP®
Winter Institute 2019 | January 7–March 1, 2019 | Upgrade your data analysis, visualization, and statistical interpretation skills with this fully online program. View the full syllabus in the program brochure.
Victory for Dignity and Respect
On Tuesday, 68 percent of Massachusetts voters upheld transgender protections by voting yes on ballot Question 3. This was a big, hard-fought battle, and the Activist Lab couldn’t be happier with the results.
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do, San Diego–APHA Conference
Monday, November 12, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Ultimate Skybox, 350 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Monday, November 26, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
School Assembly
Tuesday, November 27, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, November 28, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Fuller Building, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, November 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Urban Health: State of the Science
Thursday, December 6, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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