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SPH This Week

March 18, 2018
Upcoming Signature Programs
Disagreeing on Difficult Issues: Sexual Harassment
Mar 19
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Is Patient Privacy Dead?
Mar 20
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Value-Based Pricing: Panacea, Building Block, or Pipe Dream?
Mar 21
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
School News
SPH Holds Community Forum on Gun Violence
At Dean's Seminar, dialogue between experts and attendees ends with phone calls to legislators.
PHX Podcast
All About That Gluten!
Latest PHX podcast puzzles out whether diet low in gluten has effect on coronary artery disease; whether it is ok to have prior beliefs when critiquing studies; and more.
Brazil Yellow Fever Outbreak Necessitates Vaccines
Travelers should plan ahead to receive yellow fever vaccine before traveling to much of country, including Rio de Janeiro.
School News
Scenes from the Walkout
More than 300 Medical Campus students, faculty, and staff walked out of classes and offices to demonstrate solidarity with victims of gun violence in Parkland, Florida.
Dean's Note
Power and Public Health
On engaging with power to improve the health of populations.
School News
At annual meeting of Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health, Matthew Fox received Teaching Excellence Award.
In the Media
Washington Post
Fertility-Clinic Breakdowns Baffle Experts, Upset Couples — quotes George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of health law, policy & management.
This May Be the World’s Largest Family Tree — quotes Paola Sebastiani, professor of biostatistics.
The Intercept
A Hidden Factor in Police Shootings of Black Americans: Decades of Housing Segregation — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Home DNA Tests Put Gene Experts in an Awkward Spot — quotes Catharine Wang, associate professor of community health sciences.
Why the Trump Administration Is Hazardous to Your Health — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
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African Americans Own More Life Insurance, Not Less
Life insurance has the potential to mitigate wealth disparities across race. Recent research analyzed differences in life insurance holdings between whites and African Americans.
Summer Institute Program Spotlight: Public Health Writing
On Campus | 20 Hours | June 11–22, 2018 | Learn how to make your public health writing more appealing to a general audience with Public Health Writing: A Deliberate Practice Workshop, taught by SPH Clinical Associate Professor Jennifer Beard.
March for Our Lives
The March for Our Lives will take place across the nation on March 24 to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address the epidemic of mass school shootings. Join the Activist Lab at the Boston Common march and say #ENOUGH to Congress.
Looking Ahead
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 .
Think. Teach. Do. NYC
Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY.
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