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SPH This Week

October 14, 2018
Identifying Drug-Resistant Hotspots Can Provide Roadmap to Reduce Tuberculosis
Near real-time surveillance method could inform interventions and monitor progress against TB in South Africa.
Dean's Note
How Art Reflects the Conditions That Create Health
Art emerges from the same cultural, economic, and political context that generates health. Understanding art can help us better understand these conditions, and how we can improve them, to create healthier populations.
During Pregnancy, Smoking and Diabetes Are Riskier Together
Interaction between tobacco and pregestational diabetes increases risk of preterm birth and congenital abnormalities more than cumulative risk from diabetes and smoking added together.
School News
Professor Joins Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership Program
Emily Rothman will lead domestic violence project as part of Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program.
School News
Alumna Named Healthy Policy Champion
Brandi Harless, mayor of Paducah, Kentucky, honored for her leadership in enacting stronger smoke-free ordinance.
Healthcare Language Barriers Affect Deaf People, Too
Deaf individuals face discrimination daily; when it comes to their health needs, they cannot afford any additional prejudice.
School News
Professor Receives NIH Grant for HIV Research in Zambia
Donald Thea receives $5.3 million grant to study illness and mortality among HIV-exposed but uninfected children in Zambia.
Scenes from SPH
SPH Snapshot: October 8-12, 2018
Scenes from the week on campus, from a panel discussion on housing insecurity to National Depression Screening Day.
Recently at SPH
‘The Profits from Exploiting Poor People Are Too High’
At SPH Reads event, panelists discussed health impacts of eviction and housing insecurity.
‘Trust Has To Be Built; It Cannot Be Assumed’
At Public Health Forum, author and Stanford social psychologist Claude Steele spoke on need to bring diverse communities together to fight stereotype threat.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
Ending Sexual Violence by Raising Better Boys — quotes Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
Mother Jones
The EPA’s Bold New Idea Has Massive Implications for Public Health — quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
You Don’t Have to Pass Out to Be Blackout Drunk — interview with Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
Stress Affects Fertility in Women, Not Men, a New Study Finds — quotes doctoral student Amelia Wesselink.
More Research on ‘Dying Healthy’ Will Also Help Us Live Healthier — opinion co-authored by George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of health law, policy & management, and Dean Sandro Galea.
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Winter Institute: Essentials of Biostatistics with JMP® Online
January 7–March 1, 2019 | Get a comprehensive introduction to the use of biostatistics in the field of public health, while learning to compute and interpret descriptive and inferential statistics using SAS JMP®.
The Midterm Elections: Finding Your Voice in Today’s American Politics
An overview of what’s at stake this November, why voting in the midterms is important, and what you can do to get politically involved this fall.
Are Post-9/11 Veterans Experiencing a New Version of Gulf War Illness?
Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are reporting a similar constellation of symptoms that affect veterans deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990-1991.
Looking Ahead
CEPH Site Visit
Monday, October 15 – Wednesday, October 17, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Accreditation Celebration
Wednesday, October 17, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM–Violence Prevention: Guns, Public Health, and Health Care
Tuesday, October 23, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly
Tuesday, October 23, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Wednesday, October 24, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
DEAN'S SEMINAR: BICKNELL LECTURE—So We Legalize Marijuana. Then What Happens?
Thursday, October 25, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, October 26, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown Room 305.
For the Future of Public Health Gala
Thursday, November 1, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Mandarin Oriental, Boston.
Unconscious Bias Workshop
Thursday, November 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
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