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SPH This Week

January 19, 2020
School News
Practice-Based Teaching: ‘Application Is the Future’
Professors Jacey Greece and James Wolff have launched Collaborate Health, a website that connects students with public health organizations to solve real-world challenges around the globe.
Thai Diabetes Care Has Strengths, Gaps
The majority of Thai adults with diabetes were never diagnosed, but most of those who were diagnosed did receive treatment and got the condition under control.
School News
Professor Receives Soaring Eagle Award
Kimberly Sullivan received the award from BU’s Center for Military Health in recognition of the decades of research she has conducted to understand Gulf War Illness and the health outcomes of Gulf War veterans.
Celebrity Miscarriage Disclosures Increase Discussion on Twitter
Tweets show widespread misunderstanding of the potential physical, emotional, and psychological impacts on individuals who lose a pregnancy due to a miscarriage, and outrage around reproductive health in the United States.
Public Health Post
SNAPing out of Food Insecurity
SNAP is a crucial part of the social safety net, but benefits do not support families for the entire month, leading to worse health outcomes.
PHX Launches Population Health Program for High School Students
The Master Academy in Population Health will give rising 11th and 12th graders a comprehensive introduction to pressing public health issues.
SPH Snapshot
SPH Snapshot: January 13-17
Scenes from the week on campus, from Think. Teach. Do. Alumni Reception in San Francisco to Spring Orientation.
In the Media
New York Times
Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes from Mistrust — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
Associated Press
US Drinking More Now Than Just before Prohibition — quotes Timothy Naimi, professor of community health sciences.
Chronicle of Higher Education
How Baylor Revamped Its Mental-Health Services Amid a Scandal — quotes Sarah Lipson, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
In Wake of 4th Massachusetts Vaping Death, BU Doctor Says State Failing to Properly Inform the Public on Cause of Illness — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Experts: No, Porn Isn’t a Public Health Crisis — quotes Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences, and Kimberly Nelson, assistant professor of community health sciences.
The Hill
How the 2020 Candidates Should Talk about Immigration — opinion by alum Ali Noorani.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
BUSPH Alumni Breakfast with Dean Galea
Wednesday, January 22, 8:00 am – 9:00 am, Lucile’s Creole Cafe, 275 South Logan Street, Denver, CO.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—From Theory to Practice: What It Takes to Permanently Exit an Individual from Homelessness
Wednesday, January 29, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Think. Teach. Do. New York—Politics and Health
Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Glasshouse Chelsea, 545 W 25th Street, New York, NY.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SEMINAR—‘Is There a Doctor on Board?’ Racial Profiling and Health
Wednesday, February 5, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
BUSPH Career Fair 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM—Voting and the Health of Populations: Celebrating the 19th Amendment Centennial
Wednesday, February 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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