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SPH This Week

May 27, 2018
Population Health Exchange
Driving Innovation in Population Health Lifelong Learning
Why did we launch Population Health Exchange? Because successful public health professionals need skills and knowledge developed and honed not just once, but over a lifetime.
Religious Refusal Laws Harm Sexual Minority Mental Health
State laws permitting denial of services to same-sex couples increase mental distress among sexual minority adults.
Eligibility, Communication Issues Barriers to Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Of 21.7 million Americans in need of substance use disorder treatment, only 2.35 million receive treatment at specialty facility.
Recently at SPH
2018 Convocation: ‘We Have the Power to Do More Together’
At 2018 SPH Convocation, Karen DeSalvo urged graduates to lead in building a more equitable world.
PHX Podcast
An Antidepressants Do-Over
Looking at case study of drug company antidepressant trial in adolescents that was re-analyzed by different authors who came to different conclusions.
Dean's Note
Guns and the Health of the Public
In advance of Gun Violence Awareness Day, a reflection on one of the key public health challenges of our time.
In Conversation With
‘Shine a Spotlight’
Student Arianne Henry on her Pulitzer fellowship to report on Ethiopian survivors of trafficking, global mental health and human rights, and ethics of storytelling.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
The Hill
Denial of Services to Same-Sex Couples Can Harm Their Health — opinion by Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management, and Dean Sandro Galea.
New York Times
Medical Mystery: Something Happened to US Health Spending After 1980 — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Boston Globe
The Dodgy World of Do-It-Yourself Genetics — opinion by Catharine Wang, associate professor of community health sciences.
Minnesota Should Mandate Affirmative-Consent Education in High School — opinion by student Gabrielle Schwartz.
USA Today
Immigration Arrests at Southwest Border Creep Up But Still at Historic Low — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
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PHX Summer Institute—Register by May 28
On Campus and Online | June 11–15 and 18–22 The best way to learn a new skill is to immerse yourself in the lesson. PHX helps you do that by offering programs designed around your own experience, data, and research. Click to learn more.
#WearOrange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Join the Activist Lab and BUMC community on Talbot Green at 1 pm on Friday, June 1, for a group photo in solidarity with the #WearOrange movement.
Women in Leadership and Public Health
Women make up half of the population and yet barely hold 20 percent of the seats in the US Congress. Here's why female candidates are important for public health.
Looking Ahead
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, June 6, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room, Talbot.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, June 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR—Disagreeing on Difficult Issues: White Privilege
Friday, June 15, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, L206.
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