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SPH This Week

October 20, 2019
Message from the Dean
An Update on Increasing Student Scholarship Aid
Annual School Survey Is Now Open
Upcoming Signature Programs
Social Work and the Health of Populations
Oct 22
3 to 5:30 p.m.
Charles River Campus, Photonics Center, Colloquium Room, Boston
On the Global Socioeconomic Context of Chronic Diseases
Oct 23
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
School News
Professor Testifies Before Congress on Youth Vaping
Michael Siegel told US Congressional subcommittee on October 16, “It’s not the flavors, it’s the nicotine.”
‘Societies Have Inequities No Matter How Wealthy They Are’
Ahead of a Public Health Forum, Onyebuchi Arah, professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, on new methodologies and global policies that examine the relationship between socioeconomic status and poor health.
School News
PhD Student Named Cochair of SER Committee
As education cochair, Julie Petersen will coordinate the Society for Epidemiologic Research’s Student and Post-Doc Committee’s webinars and journal club.
PTSD Nearly Doubles Infection Risk
People with PTSD are nearly twice as likely to get any kind of infection, but the associations between PTSD and different kinds of infection may differ between women and men.
Public Health Post
Profile: Gloria Respress-Churchwell
Gloria Respress-Churchwell discusses her book, Follow Chester!, microaggressions, and the art of public health writing.
[VIDEO] Practically Speaking with Jon Levy
Learn tips and techniques from Jon Levy, professor and chair of environmental health, about the Healthy Homes Checklist and how your neighborhood affects your health.
SPH Snapshot
SPH Snapshot: October 7–18
Scenes from the past two weeks on campus, from National Depression Screening Day to the 400 Years of Inequality Symposium.
In the Media
NPR Health
How to Talk to Teens about Vaping — quotes Elsa Pearson, senior policy analyst in the Department of Health Law, Policy & Management.
U.S. News & World Report
Frequent Male Pot Use Linked to Early Miscarriages — quotes doctoral candidate Alyssa Harlow.
Boston Is Using a Chemical Warfare Device to Help Fight Fentanyl — quotes Traci Green, associate professor of community health sciences.
New York Times
The Huge Waste in the US Health System — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Why Everything Is Getting Louder ⁠— quotes Erica Walker, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Environmental Health.
Boston Globe
First Vaping-Related Death Reported in Mass. ⁠— quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, October 22, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Social Work and the Health of Populations
Tuesday, October 22, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Charles River Campus, Photonics Center, Colloquium Room.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, October 23, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—On the Global Socioeconomic Context of Chronic Diseases
Wednesday, October 23, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, October 25, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Single Payer Health Care: Aspirations and Realities
Monday, October 28, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
BUSPH Alumni & Friends Reception: APHA Conference
Monday, November 4, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SEMINAR—Black Reparations: The ARC of Justice
Wednesday, November 6, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Bakst Auditorium.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Thursday, November 14, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Statistics and the Life Sciences: Creating a Healthier World
Friday, November 15, 8:30 pm – 2:20 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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