Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.

SPH This Week

September 24, 2017
Upcoming Signature Events
Slow Learners: Cross-Border Lessons in Healthcare Reform
SEP 27
4:30–6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers
SEP 28
4:30–6:30 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Gun Laws Requiring Domestic Abusers to Surrender Firearms Could Save Lives
States requiring individuals subject to restraining orders to relinquish firearms significantly reduced intimate partner homicides.
Dean's Note
Chronic Pain and the Health of Populations
How the substantial, but little-discussed, burden of chronic pain shapes population health.
School news
Professor Honored for Work in Genetic Epidemiology
L. Adrienne Cupples received International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES) Leadership Award at University of Cambridge.
HPV Vaccine Associated with Improved Fertility in Some Women
Women with history of sexually transmitted infections more likely to conceive if vaccinated against HPV.
Dean's Note Revisited
Disasters and the Health of Populations
A look at the health consequences of disasters and our role in mitigating the consequences of these events.
In Conversation With
‘I Thought in Those Riskier Times I Was Needed More’
BU Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Mahesh Maskey on achieving universal healthcare after civil war in Nepal and how public health prepared him to be his country’s ambassador to China.
Link Found Between Youth Football and Later-Life Impairments
Participation in youth football before age 12 increased risk of problems with behavioral regulation, apathy, executive functioning, and depression.
In the Media
Los Angeles Times
Domestic Violence Homicide Rate Drops with Stricter Gun Law, Study Finds — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
The Guardian
Children Who Take Up American Football Early ‘at Greater Risk of Brain Impairment’ — quotes Yorghos Tripodis, assistant professor of biostatistics.
Hurricane Maria Shows That We Still Don’t Know What It Means to Be Prepared — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Experts Say the New Trumpcare Bill Will Have Devastating Effects on Women — quotes student Kristyn Brandi.
Daily Mail
Controversial HPV Vaccine Does Not Cause Fertility Problems and May Boost Chances of Conception for Some Women, Finds First Study of Its Kind — quotes student Kathryn McInerney.
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Health Center Funding Cliff
Community Health Centers are facing a major funding cliff unless Congress acts soon. Access to affordable health care hangs in the balance for millions.
PHX Winter Institute Registration Opens 9/26
Register for the Winter Institute, running January 8–12, 2018. Program topics include intervention planning, data visualization, SAS, and public health informatics.
October Is Activist Month
Join us in exploring the limitless capacity of our school community, the local Boston community, and beyond to step up and act for those who need it most—the overlooked and vulnerable.
Looking Ahead
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean & Student Senate Kick Off Meeting
Monday, September 25, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, L311.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, September 26, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, September 26, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Slow Learners: Cross-Border Lessons in Healthcare Reform
Wednesday, September 27, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: GLOBAL HEALTH STORYTELLING—Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers
Thursday, September 28, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, September 29, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
Staff Coffee with the Dean
Tuesday, October 10, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Wilkins Board Room, E Building.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Tuesday, October 10, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Using Epidemiology to Study Policy as Well as to Inform It
Wednesday, October 11, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Think. Teach. Do. Showcase
Thursday, October 12, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Room 305, Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering at Boston University, 610 Commonwealth Avenue.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, October 13, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room, Talbot Building.
Tuesday, October 17, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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