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

SPH This Week

May 13, 2018
Upcoming Signature Programs
Think. Teach. Do. Boston
May 14
6 to 8 p.m.
Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston
SPH Convocation Ceremony
May 19
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
100 Ashford Street, Boston
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
‘Data Is Democratizing and Empowering’
2018 SPH Convocation speaker Karen DeSalvo talks about power of public health to bring everyone together in pursuit of common goals.
Dean's Note
Why There Can Be No Health Without Social Justice
A reflection on our ongoing mission to correct the injustices that underlie poor health.
Age, Marital Status Associated with Risk for Dementia
Greater age, widowed marital status, lower BMI, and less sleep at mid-life all identified as risk factors.
Recently at SPH
‘This Is Not New’
At Dean’s Symposium, speakers and panelists dissect health effects of Trump-era policies and how current administration reveals deep roots of injustice.
We Have Evaluated Torture Survivors. Gina Haspel Cannot Head the CIA.
Torture has made Americans less safe around the world and cost the US its moral authority. The CIA cannot be led by someone who allegedly played a leadership role in the agency’s torture program.
PHX Podcast
People Who Live in Glass Houses....
Researchers take on one of their own studies and see how it holds up, then discuss what to do when your study has flaws.
Youth Tackle Football Linked to Earlier Onset of Cognitive and Emotional Symptoms
Every one year younger that individuals began to play tackle football predicted earlier onset of cognitive problems by 2.4 years.
In the Media
New Yorker
The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Chronicle of Higher Education
The 5 Tips for Student Success That a Longtime Instructor Swears By — quotes Taryn Vian, clinical professor of global health.
New York Times
US Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules — quotes alumnus Ali Noorani.
Boston Magazine
The Birds and the Bees... and Porn — quotes Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
Daily Mail
The Ultimate Fertility Diet — quotes Elizabeth Hatch, professor of epidemiology.
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Summer 2018 Water Squad
Looking to get involved around campus over the summer? Sign up for Water Squad!
Why Not Single Payer Now?
Democrats and moderates spent the last decade building support for, developing, and then defending the Affordable Care Act. A resurgent progressive interest in single payer health care would abandon it.
Summer Institute Program Spotlight: GIS
On Campus | 20 Hours | June 11–13, 2018 | Explore the power of geocoding and communicating spatially-linked research with Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, taught by SPH Professor Kevin James Lane.
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. Boston
Monday, May 14, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, May 15, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, May 16, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, May 18, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Fuller Building, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
SPH Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 18, 3:00 pm – 5:00 am, Hiebert Lounge.
SPH Convocation Ceremony
Saturday, May 19, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 100 Ashford Street.
BU Commencement 2018
Sunday, May 20, 1:00 pm, 285 Babcock Street.
Spring Celebration
Monday, May 21, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Talbot Green.
Think. Teach. Do. Geneva
Wednesday, May 23, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, 33, Quai des Bergues, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, June 6, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room, Talbot.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, June 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
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