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

SPH This Week

March 11, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
#ENOUGH: Community Forum on Gun Violence
Mar 14
1 to 2:15 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Gulf War Veterans Suffer Disproportionately from Memory Problems, Chronic Pain
Deployed troops report symptoms at rates three to four times higher than non-deployed counterparts.
Dean's Note
Achieving the Goals of Public Health
Thoughts on why we do what we do, and how we might do it better.
School News
LIBRE Profile Nears Completion
New online tool will help researchers assess social impact of burn injury from perspective of burn survivors.
In conversation with
‘Creating the Bridge and Being the Bridge’
James Chen (SPH’09) on making connections between US and China, staying connected with SPH after graduation, and paying opportunities forward.
Ultrasound Exposure Unlikely to Cause Autism
Neither number nor duration of abdominal fetal ultrasounds is associated with future development of autism spectrum disorder.
The Case for Conscientious Provision
Contrary to the beliefs of abortion opponents and the Trump administration, doctors have a moral obligation to provide abortion care to US women.
In the Media
National Geographic
What This Unprecedented 13-Million-Person Family Tree Reveals — quotes Paola Sebastiani, professor of biostatistics.
How Segregation Shapes Fatal Police Violence — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
The Atlantic
‘Sex Invades the Schoolhouse’ — quotes Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
The Hill
If the GOP Loses the House, Immigration Will Be the Reason Why — opinion by alumnus Ali Noorani.
Latest ACA Assault Has Fighting Chance Despite Clear Flaws — quotes Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, policy & management.
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#ENOUGH National School Walkout
We are calling for students, faculty, staff, parents, and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. across every time zone on March 14, 2018. Join us on Talbot Green and say #ENOUGH to gun violence.
How Helpful Is Anger When Soldiers Return from Combat?
When they return from combat, do soldiers think anger helped them perform their duties? A study by Adler and colleagues looks at whether a positive attitude toward anger was adaptive or a risk factor for poor adjustment.
Summer Institute Program Spotlight: Monitoring and Evaluation
Are public health interventions working? Develop the skills necessary to ensure they are with Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Public Health Programs, taught by SPH Professors Nancy Scott and Nafisa Halim. Running June 18–20.
Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SEMINAR—#ENOUGH: Community Forum on Gun Violence
Wednesday, March 14, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR—Disagreeing on Difficult Issues: Sexual Harassment
Monday, March 19, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, March 20, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, March 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Value-Based Pricing: Panacea, Building Block, or Pipe Dream?
Wednesday, March 21, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Public–Private Collaboration: A Path to Sustainable, Affordable, Equitable, and Patient-Centric Health Care
Monday, March 26, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, March 27, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Wilkins Board Room.
Think. Teach. Do. Chicago–ACHE Conference
Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Teaching Public Health
Wednesday, March 28, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, April 6, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room, Talbot.
SPH Talent Show
Friday, April 6, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium .
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