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SPH This Week

September 20, 2020
Upcoming Signature Program
Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens
SEP 23
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Will Some Americans’ Vaccine Aversion Prolong the Pandemic?
Yvette Cozier on what vaccine refusal portends for the pandemic, as surveys reveal that one-third of Americans are unwilling to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
School News
Professor to Advise on Return of Boston Marathon
Brooke Nichols has been appointed to the Boston Athletic Association's COVID-19 Medical & Event Operations Advisory Group, which will determine when and how the city’s mass-participation races can resume safely.
The Shifting Geography of Violence in Brazil
Anti-violence efforts in major urban areas have reduced fatal violence there, but the explosion of homicides in fast-developing northeastern areas is a warning for other countries.
Researchers Awarded $26.56 Million Grant for Brain Aging Program
Principal investigators Lindsay Farrer and Rhoda Au will continue studying dementia in generations of Framingham Heart Study participants.
PHX Perspectives: Tips for Finding and Starting a New Job during COVID
Job hunting has always been difficult, but due to COVID-19 there are now many new obstacles to finding and starting a new job. David Langlois, PHX digital learning designer, shares some tips.
Public Health Post
Profile: Muhammad Zaman
Ahead of his book talk on September 23, the author of Biography of Resistance reflects on the cell-to-society effects of antimicrobial resistance.
Public Health Post
2021 PHP Fellowship
Apply for the PHP Fellowship to research and write powerful stories on population health and social justice with a diverse team of writers and editors.
In the Media
This Lawyer Ran Errands for His High-Risk Wife. Then an Epidemiologist Rated His Every Move. — interview with students Sarah Lincoln and Ivanna Rocha.
Science Magazine
Ethical or Exploitative—Should Prisoners Participate in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials? — interview with George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
Scientific American
Population Density Does Not Doom Cities to Pandemic Dangers — quotes Brooke Nichols, assistant professor of global health; and Laura White, associate professor of biostatistics.
New York Times
For School Outbreaks, It’s When, Not If — quotes Benjamin Linas, associate professor of epidemiology.
US News & World Report
AHA News: Looming Wave of Evictions, Housing Instability Pose Threat to Health — quotes Megan Sandel, associate professor of environmental health.
Before You Engage a Vaccine Skeptic, Here’s What You Need to Know — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
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Looking Ahead
(Around BU) The Data Pandemic: Making Decisions with Too Much, Not Enough, and Politicized Data
Monday, September 21, 8:00 am – 9:30 am, Online.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Tuesday, September 22, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Online.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, September 22, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Online.
Virtual Open Office Hour with Dean McClean
Wednesday, September 23, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Online.
Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens
Wednesday, September 23, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
SPH Alumni Career Panel
Thursday, September 24, 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm, Online.
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