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SPH This Week

January 5, 2020
Dean's Note
Looking Ahead in 2020
There has rarely been a more consequential time for health than now. As we start a new decade, our community is poised to continue building a healthier world, guided by our core purpose of “Think. Teach. Do. For the health of all.”
Looking for the Mothers
The Zambia Pertussis/RSV Infant Mortality Estimation Study team connects bereaved parents with grief counselors in Lusaka.
School News
Student Awarded Whitney Young, Jr. Fellowship
MPH student Jori Fortson received the Whitney Young, Jr. Fellowship for her commitment to eliminating health inequities, particularly for communities that have been decentralized and marginalized.
Researchers Awarded $10.8 Million to Study Genetics of Alzheimer’s
A team led by Anita DeStefano will look for genes that may increase or decrease Alzheimer’s risk by analyzing whole genome sequencing data from ethnically diverse populations.
Children of Construction Workers Are at Risk of Secondhand Lead Exposure
Diana Ceballos will lead a team working to illuminate new ways to reduce lead levels in children who live in homes of construction workers.
School News
Professor Receives Navy Achievement Medal
Sondra Crosby received the honor from the US Department of the Navy for three years of exceptional service as a senior medical officer in the Operational Health Support Unit in Portsmouth, Va.
How to Be a Public Health Advocate in the Media
PHX Perspectives: MPH student Alison Cebulla gives tips on how to use your voice to improve health outcomes, work for social justice, and create a healthier world.
In the Media
Opinion: Obesity Is Linked to Food Insecurity. SNAP Cuts May Make Both Worse — opinion by Elsa Pearson, senior policy analyst in health law, policy & management.
Wall Street Journal
Research Fuels Debate over E-Cigarettes as Smoking-Cessation Device — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
How McKinsey Infiltrated the World of Global Public Health — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
Think. Teach. Do. San Francisco—Art and Health
Tuesday, January 14, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Merchants Exchange Club, 75 Leidesdorff Street, San Francisco, CA.
Spring Orientation
Thursday, January 16, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
BUSPH Alumni Breakfast with Dean Galea
Wednesday, January 22, 8:00 am – 9:00 am, Lucile’s Creole Cafe, 275 South Logan Street, Denver, CO.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—From Theory to Practice: What It Takes to Permanently Exit an Individual from Homelessness
Wednesday, January 29, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Think. Teach. Do. New York—Politics and Health
Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Glasshouse Chelsea, 545 W 25th Street, New York, NY.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SEMINAR—‘Is There a Doctor on Board?’ Racial Profiling and Health
Wednesday, February 5, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
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