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SPH This Week

March 8, 2020
Upcoming Signature Program
Coronavirus: What Do We Know? What Do We Not Know? What Should We Be Doing?
Mar 12
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Bakst Auditorium, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
COVID-19: ‘This Epidemic Can Go Two Ways’
Davidson Hamer on tracking the new coronavirus with GeoSentinel, identifying outbreaks in low-income countries, and helping Boston prepare.
Social Determinant Screening Misses Patients at Risk of Utility Shut-Off
Among patients who received a utility protection letter in 2018, only 16 percent screened positive for difficulty paying utility bills.
School News
Staff Member Appointed Vice-Chair of BU LGBTQIA+ Network
Thomas Lee, Jr. will develop activities and goals for the initiative, one of four new Faculty & Staff Networks to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the University.
Drinking Weakens Bones of People Living with HIV
Any level of alcohol consumption decreases bone formation and raises risk of osteoporosis in people living with HIV, but more consumption causes more harm.
Registration Open for Summer Institute 2020
Join us on campus or online and learn new skills in Geographic Information Systems, Data to Dashboards, Biostatistics, Monitoring & Evaluation, and more.
Public Health Post
Profile: Anahaita Kotval
PHP Fellow Edward Alexander interviews Anahaita Kotval about the public's understanding of homelessness and the challenges of serving those experiencing homelessness.
In the Media
Boston Globe
Quarantine for Coronavirus? Let’s Make That Unnecessary — opinion by Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
The Real Problem with Men Watching Porn — interview with Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
Coronavirus: Massachusetts Health Officials Say Vaccines Could Take at Least a Year to Get to Public — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
Psychology Today
What Covid-19 Teaches Us about Health — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
WMTW Portland
Public Health Laws Strike Balance between Individual Rights, Good of Community, Health Expert Says — quotes Sophie Godley, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences.
London Free Press
Virginity Testing Is Considered Assault. Yet, We Still Do It. — quotes Sondra Crosby, associate professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
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Looking Ahead
Spring Recess
Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13.
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Coronavirus: What Do We Know? What Do We Not Know? What Should We Be Doing?
Thursday, March 12, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Bakst Auditorium.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, March 17, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Senate Meeting
Wednesday, March 18, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, March 24, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, March 24, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Crosstown 305.
Tuesday, March 24, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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