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

SPH This Week

August 27, 2017
Message From the Dean
Welcome; Introducing the New Look SPH This Week
Evidence of CTE Found in Brains of Deceased Football Players
Only way to definitively diagnose CTE is through brain autopsy, which makes it “extraordinarily challenging.”
Dean's Note
Injuries and the Health of the Public
As we resume our weekly schedule of Dean’s Notes, a look at how the burden of injuries undermines population health.
ACA Reduced Disparities in Health Care Access
Not yet known whether existing access gains will translate into improved health outcomes and reductions in disparities.
Student Life
video / Bill Politis
Losing, and Winning, with the Inglorious Batters
In its debut, SPH’s hapless but lovable rookie softball team learns what “that long thing” is, laughs off confusion about rules—and stats aside, racks up winning season.
Laying Groundwork for Two Years in Guatemala
Student Nikolina Boskovic will spend two years with Peace Corps on Lake Atitlán.
In Conversation With
‘A Way to Pay It Forward’
Bernard Harlow on mentoring, 50 years of Society for Epidemiologic Research, and his Paul Simon cover.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
In the Media
National Geographic
First Human Embryos ‘Edited’ in US—Get the Facts — quotes George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of health law, policy & management.
US News & World Report
Doctors Still Overprescribing Opioids in US — quotes Karen Lasser, associate professor of community health sciences.
Harvard Business Review
Is the US Ready for a Single-Payer Health Care System? — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Popular Science
Chemicals Lurking in Household Dust May Prime Cells to Store Fat — quotes Jennifer Schlezinger, associate professor of environmental health.
Boston Globe
Maternal Deaths at MetroWest Hospital Prompt State Probes — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
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Un-Selling Sugary Drinks
by Thomas Farley, Commissioner of Health, Department of Public Health, City of Philadelphia
Public health programs combatting obesity have mostly avoided paid counter-advertising. Why can’t the techniques of marketing un-sell soda?
PHX to Launch New Podcast at Listening Party
Join PHX for the launch of the new "Free Associations" podcast hosted by Professors Matt Fox, Christopher Gill, and Don Thea. September 12, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Hiebert Lounge. Refreshments and giveaways.
Looking Ahead
New Student Orientation
Tuesday, August 29, all-day, campus-wide.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, September 6, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—1985: Voices from the AIDS Crisis
Thursday, September 7, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm, 670 Albany Street.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Community Health Sciences: Defining the Field
Tuesday, September 12, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Spirituality and Public Health: How Religious Disciplines Impact Human Health
Wednesday, September 13, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Alumni Panel Discussion and Networking Breakfast
Thursday, September 14, 8:00 am – 9:30 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Diversity and Inclusion Unconscious Bias Training Workshop
Wednesday, September 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, L109A.
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