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SPH This Week

February 17, 2019
Introducing Public Health to a Younger Audience
PHX staff member and MPH candidate Francisco Patino writes about the benefits of exposing young students to the field of public health.
In the Classroom
Students Gain Real-World Experience with Grant Proposal Competition
First-year MPH students learn art of grant writing in Leadership & Management core course.
Half of US Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
Report reflects new American Heart Association threshold for healthy blood pressure.
Recently At
‘Dying Healthy Can Be a Worthy Public Health Goal’
At Dean’s Symposium, authors, storytellers, and health experts explored notions of “good deaths” and how talking about tabooed topic can lead to more fulfilling lives.
Intensive Caregiving May Have Health Benefits
Providing care can lead to psychological gratification, feelings of purpose, and greater physical and cognitive activity.
Public Health Post
Rural Living and Dying
There is a widening gap in US rural and urban death rates. Researchers report that these changes are not sudden and have been happening since 1970.
Hijacking Women’s Health
Louisiana may give the US Supreme Court a chance to reconsider whether states are free to pretend they protect women’s health by reducing access to abortion services.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: February 11-15, 2019
Scenes from the week on campus, from a Dean’s Symposium to a cupcake decorating party.
Nearly Half of All U.S. Adults Have Some Form of Cardiovascular Disease — quotes Emelia Benjamin, professor of epidemiology.
USA Today
No Smoking? Hawaii Lawmaker Wants to Say Goodbye to Cigarettes Forever — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Vice News
Here’s What the Supreme Court’s New Abortion Ruling Signals about the Future of Roe v. Wade — quotes Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, policy & management.
Global Rates of Suicide Death Have Fallen by a Third Since 1990, Study Finds — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
Is Employer-Sponsored Insurance Really a Good Deal for Workers? — quotes Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
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Looking Ahead
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 Auditorium.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: SHINE LECTURE—The “Other” Problem in the Quest for Pregnant Women’s Personhood
Tuesday, March 5, 8:30 am – 2:05 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean (ID needed to enter Fuller)
Tuesday, March 5, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Fuller Building, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
Student Coffee Chat with Dean Galea
Tuesday, March 5, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
Think. Teach. Do. Chicago—ACHE Conference
Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, The Gage, 24 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, March 6, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
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