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SPH This Week

November 25, 2018
Public Health Post
The Dangers of Cold Weather
Lane and colleagues analyzed hospital discharge, death certificate, and medical examiner data to identify deaths and illness caused by cold weather in New York City in order to understand who is most at risk.
School News
Professor Named Vice Chair of ABA Section on Civil Rights & Social Justice
Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, previously served on section as secretary and as member of section council.
Weight History Could Identify Increased Risk of Early Death
Higher BMI at any point in adulthood associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality.
Alumni News
Alum Prepares for Opening of Biosafety Level 3 Lab in Haiti
TB laboratory consultant Rupal Ramesh Shah has spent last year working to open lab at Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais.
Gout Drug May Protect Against Chronic Kidney Disease
Fears about kidney disease have traditionally led to undertreating many gout patients, leading to poorer outcomes.
School News
DrPH Student Named ‘Emerging Voice of 2018’ for Global Health
Doctoral student Salma Abdalla one of 38 participants in Emerging Voices for Global Health initiative.
PHX Podcast
The Target Trial Episode: The Case of Diclofenac and Cardiovascular Disease
Looking at study that used unique approach—analyzing observational data like randomized trial—to look at effect of common NSAID on cardiovascular disease.
School News
PhD Student Wins Top Prize for Abstract at Reproductive Medicine Conference
Sydney Willis received award from Nutrition Special Interest Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine for abstract on women’s diet and fecundability.
In the Media
NBC News
CIA Considered Potential Truth Serum for Terror Suspects — quotes Sondra Crosby, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Popular Science
Air Pollution Might Make It Harder to Get Pregnant — quotes Shruthi Mahalingaiah, assistant professor of epidemiology.
Thrive Global
Invest in Health, Not Death — opinion co-authored by Dean Sandro Galea and Michael Stein, professor and chair of health law, policy & management.
The Conversation
Fine Particle Air Pollution Is a Public Health Emergency Hiding in Plain Sight — opinion coauthored by Kevin Lane, assistant professor of environmental health.
Daily Mail
US Doctors Told to Screen ALL Adults for Alcohol Abuse — quotes Angela Bazzi, assistant professor of community health sciences, and Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
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For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Monday, November 26, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot 307 Center.
School Assembly
Tuesday, November 27, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, November 28, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Fuller Building, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, November 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Founders Room, Talbot.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Urban Health: State of the Science
Thursday, December 6, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly
Tuesday, December 11, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, December 12, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown Room 305.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM–The “Skinny” on Health Disparities among Asian Americans: Biological, Behavioral, and Social Determinants
Wednesday, December 12, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Holiday Party for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, December 13, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, 500 Harrison Avenue.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, December 14, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm, Crosstown Room 305.
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