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SPH This Week

March 1, 2020
State Alcohol Laws Focus on Drunk Driving—They Could Do Much More
Even Utah, the state with the strongest alcohol laws, has a lot of room for improvement.
School News
Professors Receive Editors' Choice Award for CKDu Article
Daniel Brooks, Madeleine Scammell, and Michael McClean co-authored an article for the American Journal of Kidney Diseases on possible causes of chronic kidney disease of unknown origin.
Public Health Post
PHPod Episode 2: Harper Watters Dances for HIV Prevention
Harper Watters, a soloist in the Houston Ballet, speaks on art and public health, leveraging social media, representation of LGBTQ communities of color, and advice for the next generation trying to make their voices heard about HIV.
School News
MS in Population Health Research Offers Specialized Training, Mentoring
The new degree program features four specializations and a customizable option that equips students with in-depth research methods, data, and tools.
Little Progress on Alcohol Policy Globally
Almost ten years ago, the World Health Organization adopted a voluntary global strategy for reducing harmful use of alcohol. A new survey suggests it isn’t working.
How Do Future Public Health Leaders Think about Today’s Challenges?
The PopHealthExperience provides resources for young people to engage in health-related conversation and explore future public health careers.
In the Media
Washington Post
The Government Can Quarantine You for Coronavirus, and There’s Almost Nothing You Can Do about It — quotes Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
US News & World Report
Alcohol Is Growing as a Prime-Time Killer — quotes Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
A Major Study That Fueled National Vape Panic Has Been Retracted — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
NBC News
She Wanted a ‘Freebirth’ with No Doctors. Online Groups Convinced Her It Would Be OK. — quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
Donald Trump Finally Addressed Coronavirus. It Did Not Make Me Feel Better — opinion by Dean Sandro Galea.
Boston Herald
Ayanna Pressley, 45 Democrats Urge President Trump to Keep Coronavirus Vaccine Cost Low — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
CBS Boston
Fall Is the Best Time to Conceive, According to New BU Study — features study co-authored by Amelia Wesselink, postdoctoral associate in epidemiology; Lauren Wise, Elizabeth Hatch, and Kenneth Rothman, professors of epidemiology; and Henrik T. Sørensen, adjunct professor of epidemiology.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, March 4, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room.
Spring Recess
Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13.
Think. Teach. Do. Seattle—Education and Health
Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle, WA.
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.
Think. Teach. Do. Washington, D.C—Legislation for a Healthier World
Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
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.
BUSPH Alumni and Friends Reception in Chicago
Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, The Dearborn, 145 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL.
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