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SPH This Week

July 12, 2020
Remdesivir Could Save More Lives Where ICUs Are Overwhelmed
By reducing the time COVID patients spend in the ICU, remdesivir could save thousands of lives per month in South Africa as the country’s cases peak.
‘The Health Needs and Rights of Women Are Expendable’
The Supreme Court ruled on July 8 that employers can refuse to provide insurance coverage for birth control on religious or moral grounds. Health law experts Wendy Mariner and Nicole Huberfeld weigh in.
School News
Global Health Diversity & Inclusion Committee Promotes Equity through Difficult Conversations
Pawandeep Kaur and Thomas Lee Jr., alums and Department of Global Health staff members, formed SPH’s first department-level D&I committee to encourage faculty and staff discussion on inclusion and representation.
Looking for the Mothers: Grief Counselors in Zambia Trying to Connect with Bereaved Parents
Collecting data at a morgue in Lusaka, the Zambia Pertussis/RSV Infant Mortality Estimation Study team developed a detailed grief counseling protocol and script to structure their conversations with family members.
Faculty Spotlight: Candice Belanoff
Candice Belanoff, clinical associate professor of community health sciences, is dedicated to closing the racial gaps that contribute to inequities in infant and maternal mortality in the US.
Staff Spotlight: Melanie Gilreath Chaisson
Melanie Gilreath Chaisson, budget and financial analyst at SPH, helps departments navigate their spending, and streamlines student scholarship processes with the BUMC Office of Student Financial Services.
Nearly Half of US Youth Have Been Stalked/Harassed by Partners
Family and neighborhood risk factors show that dating abuse prevention can’t just focus on individuals.
Elizabeth Lewis Can Help You Uncover Hidden Insights from Data
Lewis, a data analyst at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, teaches data dashboarding techniques and how to use Excel to support health program decisions with the virtual Summer Institute program.
Public Health Post
What COVID-19 Teaches Us about the Food System
The fallout of the pandemic is plunging much of the world—including communities in our own backyard—into severe food insecurity.
What We Ask about Coronavirus in Africa
COVID-19 search query data from 21 African countries reveal public perceptions, gaps in knowledge, and opportunities to educate.
In the Media
BBC Health Check
Cancer Deaths Rise Predicted after COVID-19 — interview with Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health.
Strategies for Controlling the Pandemic — interview with Dean Sandro Galea.
US News & World Report
The Uncertain Future of Faith – and Health in a Coronavirus World — quotes Yvette Cozier, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion and associate professor of epidemiology.
A Health Expert Weighs in as Mass. Braces for Phase Three Reopening — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
How to Go Out and Not Spread Coronavirus This Summer — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
New York Times
Study of 17 Million Identifies Crucial Risk Factors for Coronavirus Deaths — quotes Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Donald Trump’s False Claim That 99% of COVID-19 Cases Are Harmless — quotes Donald Thea, professor of global health.
Boston Herald
A Second Coronavirus Surge Is ‘Almost Inevitable’ in Massachusetts, but Experts Say It Can Be Mitigated — quotes Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health; and Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
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Looking Ahead
Virtual Open Office Hours with Dean Andrade
Tuesday, July 14, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Online.
Virtual Open Office Hours with Dean McClean
Wednesday, July 15, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Online.
Staff Senate Meeting
Wednesday, July 15, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Online.
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