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SPH This Week
 
 
March 27, 2016
 
 
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
 
 
Introducing Our New Chair of the Department of Health Law, Policy & Management
 
 
DEAN'S NOTE
 
 
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Legislating to Improve the Health of the Public
Legal frameworks that recognize the production of health across sectors echo the history of public health and stand to contribute to the promotion of population health today.
 
 
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Dean's Note, Revisited: The Public Health Consequences of Hate
The horrific events in Brussels once more underscore the ways in which hatred and intolerance pervade our daily lives, with real and sometimes violent impacts on the health of populations.
 
 
 
NEWS
 
 
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Got Insurance? Don't Be Too Sure
[VIDEO] At annual Cathy Shine lecture, Emily Friedman talks about growing class of "underinsured Americans."
 
 
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No Net Health Benefits from Moderate Drinking
Protective effects of light drinking questioned.
 
 
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Births Out of Hospital Up Sharply in Last Decade
Mothers who give birth at home or at birth centers have lower obesity and smoking rates.
 
 
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'I Want to Mentor the Next Generation of Scientists'
[VIDEO] Professor and Incoming SER President Bernard Harlow discusses his path to SPH.
 
 
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Professor Presents to UN on Essential Medicines
Veronika Wirtz testified before UN High Panel on Access to Medicines.
 
 
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Student Paper Receives Top Epidemiology Award
Alana Brennan’s HIV treatment analysis selected for Epidemiology Congress of the Americas Student Prize Paper Award.
 
 
 
IN THE MEDIA
 
 
Forbes
Celebrity Doctor Margaret Cuomo Insists on Misleading Smokers About Vaping Hazards — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
 
Reuters
Ignition Lock Laws Cut Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths — quotes Timothy Naimi, associate professor of community health sciences.
 
WBUR
Even Before Pregnancy, Your Health Matters: Mom’s Obesity Linked to Higher Risk of Baby’s Death — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
 
Herald Tribune
Q&A: Why So Many Mixed Messages About Salt — references study by Dean Sandro Galea.
 
 
FEATURED EVENTS
 
 
Inaugural Internship/Practicum Expo
Wednesday, March 30, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
Trapped Film Screening
Thursday, March 31, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Room B19.
 
Volunteer Opportunity at Pine Street Inn
Friday, April 1, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Avenue.
 
View the full SPH calendar.