Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.
Boston University School of Public Health
SPH This Week
 
 
April 30, 2017
 
 
DEAN'S NOTE
 
 
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Population Health Is Key to Creating a Safe, Secure Country
Despite our considerable investment in national defense, we cannot safeguard security in the US without also investing in public health.
 
 
 
NEWS
 
 
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New Genetic Variants Associated with Extreme Old Age
New rare variants identified in chromosomes associated with extreme survival and reduced risks for cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease.
 
 
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More Visibility of Arab Americans’ Health Issues Needed
Impact of stigma, discrimination, and stress on health deserve more focus.
 
 
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Risk of Active Tuberculosis Higher After Cancer Diagnosis
Findings lend support to theory that cancer is clinical predictor for increased risk of active tuberculosis.
 
 
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Student Co-Creates App to Improve Surgery Recovery
[VIDEO] MD/MPH student Samir Haroon co-develops ICOUGH Recovery to help patients follow protocols after surgery.
 
 
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Professor to Edit Volume on Substance Use
Michael Stein chosen to co-edit Medical Clinics of North America volume Substance Use.
 
 
 
NOW MORE THAN EVER
 
 
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'They Are the Ones That Do Good'
[VIDEO] Jacey Greece, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences, on indispensability of public health professionals.
 
 
 
IN CONVERSATION WITH
 
 
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‘There’s a Different Story to Be Told’
Alumnus Ali Noorani on engaging “Bibles, badges, and businesses” to advocate for immigrants.
 
 
 
FROM PUBLIC HEALTH POST
 
 
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Podcast: The Nurse Who Challenged Quarantine in Maine
On Maine v. Kaci Hickox, Ebola quarantine, and what it means to be public health advocates.
 
by Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law, and David A. Soley, Bernstein Shur
 
 
 
FROM POPULATION HEALTH EXCHANGE
 
 
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Featured Summer Institute Course
Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Public Health Programs
 
 
 
IN THE MEDIA
 
 
Boston Globe
Immigrants, Refugees Too Afraid to Seek Critical Help from Food Pantries, Domestic Violence Resources — quotes Sondra Crosby, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
 
Washington Post
Long-Term Birth Control Is the Most Reliable. So Why Do So Few Young Women Use It? — quotes student Kristyn Brandi.
 
US News & World Report
A National Security Health Hazard — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
 
HER
Trying for a Baby? It May Be Time to Hit the Gym — mentions Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology.
 
Science Daily
New Genetic Variants Associated with Extreme Old Age — mentions Paola Sebastiani, professor of biostatistics.
 
Rhode Island Public Radio
Why the Care New England-Boston Partners Merger May Not Be So Great — mentions Alan Sager, professor of health law, policy & management.
 
 
LOOKING AHEAD
 
 
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION LECTURE: Navigating Difficult Discussions
Tuesday, May 2, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
Alumni Reception–Game Changer for Athletes: Saving Youth From the Tragedy of Head Impact Sports with Professor Yorghos Tripodis
Monday, May 8, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
 
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, May 9, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
 
DEAN’S SEMINAR: BOOK DISCUSSION—There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration
Tuesday, May 9, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
 
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, May 12, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Founders Room.
 
SPH Convocation Ceremony
Saturday, May 20, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 100 Ashford Street, Boston.
 
Spring Celebration
Tuesday, May 23, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Talbot Green.
 
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, May 23, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Crosstown 305.
 
View the full SPH calendar.