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

SPH This Week

February 3, 2019
Message from the Dean
SPH Pilot Funding Opportunities—Deadline March 4, 2019
Upcoming Signature Programs
Think. Teach. Do. NYC
Feb 5
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Lotos Club, 5 E. 66th Street, New York, NY
Remove, Rename, or Replace: Monuments to Past “Heroes” in a Changing Society
Feb 6
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Military Physicians’ First Ethical Obligation Is to Patients
Proposed guidelines would support military physicians in following universal medical ethics.
‘We Need to Rethink What Belongs in Public Space’
Ahead of Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, Raul Fernandez, associate dean for equity, diversity & inclusion at Wheelock College, on controversial statues in public spaces.
Testing People with HIV for Tuberculosis Saves Lives
Urine testing all hospitalized patients with HIV in Malawi and South Africa is cost-effective.
School News
Professors Receive $6M in NIEHS Grants for Fertility and Miscarriage Research
Lauren Wise and Elizabeth Hatch will examine effects of air pollution and other environmental chemicals on fecundity.
Public Health Post
Are Public Health Schools Politically Diverse?
People across the political spectrum have a stake in health outcomes. It is our responsibility to consider the values of the people we are trying to serve when implementing evidence-based approaches.
Alumni News
Alum Receives Educator Award from Pulmonary Organization
Shaheen Islam, chief of pulmonary and critical care department at Medical College of Georgia, honored by American Association of Interventional Pulmonary Program Directors.
Gunshot Survivors Likely to Return to Hospital
Within three months of being discharged, someone who was shot is more likely to return for care than someone who was hit by a car.
Activist Lab
A Huge Step Toward a More Equitable Public Health System
Student Lendy Chu serves as Activist Fellow on Public Health Regionalization. We sat down with Lendy to learn about her experience.
Innovation and a Second Anniversary
New summer enrichment program for youths, increased digital offerings, and a library of teaching public health resources—PHX is growing to meet your learning needs.
School News
‘I Realized That I Needed to Do More’
Mexican public health student Emilia Chino studied at SPH last fall as part of BU-INSP Exchange Program.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: January 28-February 1, 2019
Scenes from the week on campus, from a student luncheon to the annual homeless census.
Recently at SPH
‘We Need to Stop Blaming the People Who Are Affected’
At Public Health Forum, Hilary Godwin, dean and professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at University of Washington School of Public Health, discussed upstream solutions to homelessness.
In the Media
Teen Suicide Rates Are Higher in States Where More People Own Guns — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Psychology Today
Learning One’s Genetic Risk Might Affect Eating and Exercise — quotes Catharine Wang, associate professor of community health sciences.
New York Times
Stuck and Stressed: The Health Costs of Traffic — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Medical Students Teach High Schoolers to Do CPR — quotes pre-doctoral fellow Anita Knopov.
The Polar Vortex Is Bringing Life-Threatening Wind Chills. But Are Cold Snaps Deadlier Than Heat Waves? — quotes Patrick Kinney, Beverly A. Brown Professor for the Improvement of Urban Health.
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Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. NYC
Tuesday, February 5, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Lotos Club, 5 E. 66th St., New York, NY.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SEMINAR—Remove, Rename, or Replace: Monuments to Past “Heroes” in a Changing Society
Wednesday, February 6, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Death and Dying: A Population Health Perspective
Tuesday, February 12, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with Dean Galea
Thursday, February 14, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, February 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
Accepted Students' Day
Friday, February 22, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, campus-wide.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, February 26, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Bakst Auditorium.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Advancing Discovery Science for Public Health Impact
Wednesday, February 27, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Keefer Auditoriumn.
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