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

SPH This Week

November 19, 2017
 
 
 
Message From the Dean
 
Our New Executive Master of Public Health
 
 
 
Research
 
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Type 2 Diabetes Associated with Increased Cancer Risk in Black Women
 
African American women with type 2 diabetes estimated to have 43 percent increase in risk of ER-negative breast cancer.
 
 
Dean's Note
 
 
Learning from Recent Disasters: Three Lessons for Public Health
 
How a sequence of tragedies challenges us to invest in health as a public good.
 
Research
 
 
Cost-Saving Measures Can Offset Increasing ART Costs
 
Measures would reduce annual treatment costs for HIV/AIDS patients in South Africa by 2024.
 
 
Viewpoint
 
 
Gun Violence in the US Kills More Black People and Urban Dwellers
 
Within our nation’s cities, black Americans are, on average, eight times more likely to be killed by firearms than those who are white.
 
 
School News
 
 
SPH at APHA 2017
 
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni presented on themes ranging from public health education and ethics to opioid addiction and gun violence.
 
School News
 
 
Professor Honored by Danish University
 
Kenneth Rothman received honorary doctorate from Aarhus University at event on September 15.
 
 
School News
 
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Scenes from ISO Cultural Show
 
Annual showcase raised money for Puerto Rico and served as kickoff to International Education Week.
 
 
 
 
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
 
 
 
 
 
In the Media
 
 
New York Times
 
The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest among Us — quotes Paola Sebastiani, professor of biostatistics.
 
 
Washington Post
 
Rural America’s Disappearing Maternity Care — opinion co-authored by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
 
 
Los Angeles Times
 
Gun Injuries in the US Have Become More Severe Since the 1990s, Study Says — quotes alumnus Yi Zuos.
 
 
WBUR
 
Mass. Opioid Overdose Deaths Are Down 10 Percent So Far This Year — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
 
 
Asbury Park Press
 
Is the Opioid Epidemic Slowing? — quotes David Rosenbloom, professor of health law, policy & management.
 
 
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Local Public Health Institute
 
LPHI is one of three grant-funded training centers housed in the Activist Lab. Here’s a quick look at the tremendous work being done by one of them.
 
 
 
 
 
Does Undocumented Immigration Increase Drug and Alcohol Problems?
 
The debate on the supposed connection has far outpaced the research.
 
 
 
 
 
Winter Institute Program
 
Learn how to plan an intervention that is theory-driven, evidence-based, and evaluable in Intervention Strategies in Public Health with SPH Professor Jacey Greece. January 8-12, 2018.
 
 
 
Looking Ahead
 
 
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
 
Tuesday, November 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wilkins Board Room, E Building.
 
 
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
 
Tuesday, November 28, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
Faculty Senate Meeting
 
Tuesday, November 28, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Room 305, Crosstown Center.
 
 
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Understanding Commercial Sex Policy: A Global and US Perspective
 
Wednesday, November 29, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
December Graduate Reception
 
Thursday, December 7, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
 
Tuesday, December 12, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Precision Public Health: Balancing Scientific Investment and Prevention
 
Tuesday, December 12, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
 
Holiday Party for Faculty and Staff
 
Thursday, December 14, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, 500 Harrison Avenue.
 
 
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
 
Friday, December 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room.
 
 
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