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SPH This Week

September 9, 2018
Transgender Rights Ballot Battle: What’s at Stake?
Sep 12
1 to 2:15 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
External Economic and Policy Changes Influence Use of VA Services
Unemployment and increased housing costs drive up utilization, while Medicaid expansion drives it down.
Dean's Note
The Fight for Transgender Rights Is a Fight for Health
A note on the Massachusetts transgender rights law, the November ballot initiative to repeal it, and the public health importance of keeping the law by voting “yes” on Question 3.
PHX Podcast
Should We Pay People to Quit Smoking?
Discussing pragmatic trial of smoking cessation and examining pros and cons of surrogate endpoints.
A ‘Yes on 3’ Vote Protects a Vulnerable Community. It Endangers No One.
On November 6, Massachusetts voters decide whether or not to preserve a law that helps transgender people live their lives with safety and dignity.
After Massachusetts Policy Change, Homeless Children Seek Shelter at ER
Hundreds of homeless youth visit Boston Medical Center’s pediatric emergency department to qualify for shelter after 2012 policy change, costing more than shelter itself.
School News
Professor Named Vice Chair of Environment and Reproduction Group
Lauren Wise appointed vice chair of Environment and Reproduction Special Interest Group of American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
School News
Water Squad Helps Vulnerable Combat Summer Heat
Activist Lab volunteers bring community together by giving out bottles of water in neighborhood.
Recently at SPH
'We're All Ready to Work Together'
At Public Health Forum, Ellis Rubinstein, president and CEO of New York Academy of Sciences, discussed ways in which science and technology can help advance UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In the Media
New York Times
A Little-Known Windfall for Some Hospitals, Now Facing Big Cuts — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
CommonHealth: The Latest on Alcohol, from Moderate Drinking’s Health Effects to Underused Treatments — interview with Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
Lowell Sun
Acton’s Gouveia Moves on to General Election in the 14th Middlesex District — profiles alumna and doctoral student Tami Gouveia.
Feeling Sick? You May Have a Case of Climate Change — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Boston Herald
Study: Working in Pain Linked to Opioid Deaths in Construction, Fishing Jobs — quotes Les Boden, professor of environmental health.
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The Monthly Shaming of Women in State Prisons
Access to sanitary menstrual products is considered a basic human right in European prisons. Not so in the United States.
Customize Your Learning with PHX
PHX understands that every organization has unique needs. That’s why we offer our Custom Programs—in-person, online, and blended programs specifically developed for your organization.
Question 3: Defending Human Rights This November
A guide to the upcoming November transgender ballot initiative. What is it? What is at stake? How can you get involved?
Looking Ahead
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Monday, September 10, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
DEAN'S SEMINAR–Transgender Rights Ballot Battle: What’s at Stake?
Wednesday, September 12, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Thursday, September 13, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Founders Room.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR–Impostor Syndrome: Why Capable People Suffer and How to Thrive in Spite of It
Tuesday, September 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Bakst Auditorium.
Alumni Weekend Think. Teach. Do. Showcase
Friday, September 21, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, September 25, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Unconscious Bias Workshop
Friday, September 28, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 670 Albany Auditorium.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Private-Sector Collaborations with Academic Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges
Tuesday, October 2, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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