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February 23, 2020
More Teens Coming Out, But Suicide Attempts Still High
The proportion of high schoolers identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning doubled from 2009 to 2017, but they were more than three times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers.
Late Fall May Be Best Time of Year to Try to Conceive
After accounting for when couples are most likely to start trying to conceive, chances of conceiving quicker are best in late fall and early winter, especially in Southern states.
School News
Professor Testifies on Alcohol Sales Initiative
David Jernigan testified before a Massachusetts joint congressional committee that lifting limits on alcohol sales would increase violent crime.
Taking Stock of Democracy, Voting, and Health
One hundred years after women gained the right to vote, contemporary barriers to voting still prevent them from shaping a representative government that values their health.
Applying Lean Management Basics with Alum Jonathan Modest
Healthcare organizations are complex—and made even more so by the human factors that drive them. Lean Management strategy can help tackle their complicated problems.
Public Health Post
Is Health Care the New Manufacturing?
Health systems have replaced manufacturing as the largest employer in the US, providing “good jobs” for women without a college degree.
In the Media
New York Times
The Health System We’d Have If Economists Ran Things — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management; quotes Michael Stein, professor of health law, policy & management.
JAMA Health Forum
What Is Next in the Health Care Reform Debate after New Hampshire? — opinion by David Jones, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Business Insider
Privacy Law Covering Most Medical Care May Not Apply in Schools — quotes Patricia Elliott, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences.
New Scientist
Babies Are More Likely to Be Conceived in Autumn but We Don’t Know Why — quotes Amelia Wesselink, postdoctoral associate in epidemiology.
Week in Health Law Podcast
Episode 176: Blockheads. Guests: Nicole Huberfeld and Rachel Sachs — interview with Nicole Huberfeld, professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
Full Bloom Podcast
Episode 51: How Does Gender Identity Intersect with Body Positivity? — interview with Allegra Gordon, assistant professor of community health sciences.
Questions Remain about Using Treated Sewage on Farms — quotes Laura Orlando, adjunct assistant professor of environmental health.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
Karen Smith, a Remembrance
Monday, February 24, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Senate General Body Meeting
Monday, February 24, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, L109A-B.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, February 25, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, February 25, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Crosstown 305.
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.
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 10, 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.
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