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SPH This Week
March 13, 2016
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Public Health Forum Presents Marcia Wilson
Insights on Population Health Measurement
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Dean’s Seminar Series on Contemporary Issues in Public Health Presents Leonard Campanello
The Opioid Epidemic: Why Cops Are Sending People with Addiction to Treatment Instead of Jail
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Paternalism and Public Health
Is public health inherently paternalistic? If so, is this necessarily a bad thing?
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Three State Laws Identified That Can Reduce Gun Deaths
[VIDEO] Ballistic imprinting and background checks could reduce gun deaths by more than 80 percent nationwide.
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HIV Treatment Costs High at Inpatient Care Facilities in South Africa
HIV patients have longer hospitalizations at higher costs.
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Black Women with Fibroids Face Elevated Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Association strongest for cancer diagnosed within two years of uterine fibroids being found.
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Alumna Heads Asia Region of Global Wealth Advisory Firm
Alice Wu named managing director and president–Asia region of Robertson Stephens.
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A Commentary on Dean Galea's Note
Paternalistic measures are employed in public health because public health wants compliant populations, not informed ones.
by Leonard Glantz
U.S. News & World Report
Pediatricians Urged to Join War on Poverty — quotes Monica Wang, assistant professor of community health sciences.
Health Apps Often Lack Privacy Policies and Share Our Data — quotes George Annas, professor of health law, policy & management.
Bloomberg Business
Robertson Stephens Adds Credit Suisse’s Wu for Asia Wealth Push — profiles alumna Alice Wu.
These Horrifying New Numbers Show How America’s Lax Gun Laws Hurt Black Americans — references study by Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Statisticians Found One Thing They Can Agree on: It’s Time to Stop Misusing P-Values — references Kenneth Rothman, professor of epidemiology.
Huffington Post
Equity, Almost: Justice, Gender, and the Health of Populations — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, March 15, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Volunteer Opportunity at The Greater Boston Food Bank
Friday, March 18, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, 70 South Bay Avenue.
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