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SPH This Week

December 15, 2019
Messages from the Dean
Annual Leadership Review
Annual Faculty Review Now Open
Message from the Assistant Dean for Development
10 Ways to Give Back to SPH
The Pain Gap
Patients with chronic pain are now caught between cardiovascular concerns about non-opioid analgesics and the risks of opioids, likely causing significant unmet need for pain relief.
Public Health Post
Caregivers’ Culture of Care
Adhering to the traditional family norm of filial obligation has a protective effect on Chinese immigrants’ caregiving burdens.
Activist Lab
2019 Barkley Holiday Party
On December 11, the Activist Lab held its seventh annual Barkley Holiday Party to spread cheer to the children of the Ruth Lillian Barkley Housing Development.
Some Child Development Milestones May Be Too Early
When CDC guidelines say most children reach a milestone by a certain age, “most” may mean over 99 percent or barely half.
School News
Professor Named to Massachusetts Health Policy Council
Kathleen Carey has assumed a governor-appointed position on the 14-member Council, representing the Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors.
Earn a BU Credential in Biostatistics with SAS JMP®
The online PHX Winter Institute program gives you a comprehensive introduction to the use of biostatistics in the field of public health. Earn a Boston University credential upon completion.
SPH Snapshot
SPH Snapshot: 2019 December Graduate Reception
On December 6, fall School of Public Health graduates celebrated their achievements at a reception to recognize their hard work and to acknowledge the support of family and friends.
In the Media
New York Times
We Beat Sleep Apnea. It Should Be Easier for You to Do It, Too. — opinion co-authored by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Boston Globe
Impeaching America’s Immigration Values — opinion by alum Ali Noorani.
Washington Post
Twitter Wanted to Be the Town Square. Now It’s Also Grappling with Being a Cemetery. — quotes Nina Cesare, postdoctoral associate in global health.
US News & World Report
Tighter Alcohol Laws Might Help Curb Cancer — quotes Timothy Naimi, professor of community health sciences.
Economic Times
New Machine Learning Tool Can Identify Suicide Risk Profiles, Factors — quotes Jaimie Gradus, associate professor of epidemiology.
Vice news
Pennsylvania Is Using the Vape Crisis to Try to Legalize Weed — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, December 17, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, December 18, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Crosstown 305.
Spring Orientation
Thursday, January 16, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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