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

SPH This Week

June 24, 2018
Message from the Dean
Announcing SPH Faculty Appointments and Promotions
Task Forces, Thank You, Reports
Police Killings of Unarmed Black Americans Affect Mental Health of Black Community
Police killings could contribute 55 million more poor mental health days every year among black Americans.
Dean's Note
The Harm Done by Trump’s Border Separations Will Echo into the Future
Health is more than what happens to us in the here and now. Our early exposures shape our health throughout our life, and the lives of our children. By taking kids from their families, the Trump administration risked undermining the health of multiple generations.
Mantram Repetition Effective in Treating Veterans with PTSD
Individually delivered mantram repetition therapy more effective than present-centered therapy in reducing PTSD symptoms and insomnia in veterans.
‘The Time Has Come to Take a Stand’
Monica Wang on Society of Behavioral Medicine’s statement against separating children and parents at border, why public health and medical community had to speak up, and what individuals can still do.
School News
Professor to Direct New Research Center Focused on Atrial Fibrillation
Emilia Benjamin will head BU-based research center funded by American Heart Association.
PHX Podcast
What Is a "Synbiotic" Anyway, and Can It Prevent Sepsis?
Examining a trial using synbiotics to prevent neonatal sepsis in order to discuss scientific productivity over time.
The US Treatment of Immigrants Is a Human Rights Crisis. It Has Been for Years.
The recent family separation policy is just one more example of the abuses inflicted on the men, women, and children who arrive at our border.
Recently at SPH
‘When You Deny Someone's Experience, You Deny Their Existence’
At Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, Boston Globe columnist Renee Graham discussed need for white people to recognize their own privilege, and to listen to and believe people of color.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Legal Denial of Service to Same-Sex Couples Tied to Mental Distress — quotes Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
New York Times
Major Study of Drinking Will Be Shut Down — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Tampa Bay Times
As Beer Flows at College Sporting Events, So Does Criticism — quotes Craig Ross, research assistant professor of epidemiology.
Study Shows Hair Care Products Targeted to Black Community Contain Harmful Chemicals — interview with alumna Tamarra James-Todd.
US News & World Report
9 Myths and Little-Known Facts About Male Fertility — quotes Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology.
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Profile: Iyah Romm
As the first in a new series of conversations with public health innovators, executive editor Michael Stein spoke with Iyah Romm, cofounder of Cityblock, a start-up focused on improving the health of underserved urban populations.
Wrap-Up: Summer Institute 2018
This week ended the PHX 2018 Summer Institute! This year, we welcomed participants from all over the country to learn new skills in story mapping, monitoring and evaluation, and more. See some of the scenes from the institute.
Stop Handgun Violence Advocacy Tool Kit
This tool kit by Stop Handgun Violence is an easy-to-follow roadmap for students and anyone interested in getting actively involved in reducing firearm injuries and deaths in their home state.
Looking Ahead
Staff Open House
Friday, July 13, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Crosstown 305.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, July 17, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Wilkins Board Room.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Founders Room, Talbot.
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