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SPH This Week

February 25, 2018
Upcoming Signature Program
Think. Teach. Do. Miami
FEB 28
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
EAST Miami, 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Home Genetic Tests Lead to Misinterpretations of Results
Study is first to examine challenges that may arise when consumers contact healthcare providers about their raw DNA interpretation results.
School News
‘Learn for Life’
Learn more about the first-year successes of Population Health Exchange, as well as next year’s initiatives to further lifelong learning.
Dean's Note
Legislating to Build a Healthier World
The law can be a powerful tool for improving the social, economic, and environmental conditions that shape health.
School News
In Memoriam: Lisa Chedekel
Colleagues and friends remember Lisa Chedekel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and SPH’s senior writer/media relations director, who died of cancer on January 12.
Solitary Confinement Offends Basic Humanity
Isolation is expensive, harmful, and bad for both prison safety and public safety. Two bills currently in the Massachusetts legislature are a move in the right direction.
LGBT Caregivers Younger, More Diverse Than Non-LGBT Counterparts
With unpaid caregiving increasing as a public health issue, a new study finds that many LGBT caregivers suffer more financial strain, poor health and emotional stress than non-LGBT caregivers.
In the Media
Boston Globe
Should You Consider Letting Your Teen Take a Porn Literacy Class? — interview with Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences.
Commentary: America’s Response to Gun Violence: a Cycle of Mourning and Failure — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
How Structural Racism is Linked to Higher Rates of Police Violence — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
CBS Boston
HealthWatch: Drinking Soda May Impact Fertility — mentions a study led by Elizabeth Hatch, professor of epidemiology.
One Seattle Neighborhood is Fighting Airplane Noise — quotes Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
Chicago Tribune
Opioids Aren’t America’s Only Painkiller Problem — quotes David Kaufman, professor of epidemiology.
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Call for Poster Abstracts
The BUMC Health Equity Symposium is seeking abstract submissions for its research poster session. Posters will showcase innovative projects in health equity including research, QI, education, and service projects. The submission deadline is March 9. All are welcome to apply.
Provider Engagement is Key for Effective Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
The number of opioid prescriptions filled in the United States fell each year from 2011 to 2016, suggesting that efforts to address dangerous opioid prescribing have been effective. The most significant public policy responses have taken place at the state level.
Summer Institute Program Spotlight: Data Visualization
Marrying Design, Statistics, and Analytics: How to Design Health Data Visualizations that Work, with SPH Associate Dean for Education and Professor of Biostatistics Lisa Sullivan and alumna Amanda Makulec. Running June 11–13.
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. Miami
Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, EAST Miami, 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL.
Think. Teach. Do. DC
Tuesday, March 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Foley & Lardner, 300 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR—Disagreeing on Difficult Issues: Sexual Harassment
Monday, March 19, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, March 20, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, March 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Value-Based Pricing: Panacea, Building Block, or Pipe Dream?
Wednesday, March 21, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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