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SPH This Week

September 8, 2019
Message from the Associate Dean for Administration
Making SPH an Ever More Welcoming and Inclusive Environment
Upcoming Signature Program
Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons: Race and Revenue Generation in Courts Across America
Sep 18
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Professor Makes Netflix Debut on Diagnosis
On the new series Diagnosis, Kimberly Sullivan shares Gulf War Illness expertise to help solve a medical mystery.
Public Health Post
About Us: 60 Seconds with Public Health Post
Public Health Post informs and inflects the broader conversation on health. Every day we feature new articles about the state of the health of the population.
SPH Introduces MS in Population Health Research
The program offers four specialization areas: climate and health, epidemiology, global health, and translation and implementation science, along with the opportunity to customize the degree.
School News
‘They Don’t Make Buildings Like This Anymore’
A look back at the storied history of the Talbot Building, from a 19th-century homeopathic hospital to a landmark structure and central hub of the SPH community.
Activist Lab
Senior Prom
Senior Prom on August 23 was the culmination of an Activist Bucks project by MPH students Sarah Brewer and Sabrina Zerzouri to address elder isolation at the Barkley Housing Development.
Contraception and HIV Risk
Free Associations Podcast: The hosts look at a study on whether commonly used contraception increases HIV risk, discuss how to improve the communication of science, and Don finally does standup comedy.
CDC Bias against E-Cigarettes Is Putting Kids’ Lives at Risk
Instead of warning against vaping THC oils, any oil-based e-liquid, and any e-liquid bought off the street, sweeping anti-vaping statements could encourage a switch back to far-more-lethal cigarette smoking.
SPH Snapshot
SPH Snapshot: September 3-6
Scenes from the week on campus, from an SPH Reads—Diversity & Inclusion Seminar to a Students of Color for Public Health meeting.
Recently at SPH
‘To Be a Healer, One Has to Be One’s Whole, Authentic Self’
At SPH Reads—Diversity & Inclusion Seminar, poet and physician Rafael Campo read excerpts from his poems on empathy and identity.
In the Media
New York Times
Why Doctors Still Offer Treatments That May Not Help — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
School Has Started, But Many International Students Denied Entry to the US — interview with alum Ali Noorani.
USA Today
People Are Vaping THC. Lung Injuries Being Reported Nationwide. Why Is the CDC Staying Quiet? — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Somerville Times
Interview with Jasmin Choi on Multicultural Cookbook — interview with alum Jasmin Choi.
Modern Healthcare
HHS Accuses Vermont Hospital of Forcing Nurse to Assist in Abortion — quotes Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, policy & management.
Times Higher Education
Teaching Generation Z: A Biting Blizzard or a Breath of Fresh Air? — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, September 17, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, September 18, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM: Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons: Race and Revenue Generation in Courts Across America
Wednesday, September 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Thursday, September 19, 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Thursday, September 19, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
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