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SPH This Week

September 27, 2020
Message from the Wellness Program Coordinator
How to Manage When Everything Feels Hard
Upcoming Signature Program
Stopping Suicide: A Population Health Approach to Preventing Suicide (Part 1 of 3)
4:30 to 6 p.m.
School News
On Suicide, ‘We Must Address Failures at a System Level’
In the upcoming Dean's Symposium "Stopping Suicide: A Population Health Approach to Preventing Suicide," experts will explore the causes of suicide, potential solutions, and ways to promote mental health.
Pharma Companies Are Investing in Social Good. Could They Do Better?
The new Access Observatory report shows increased transparency but a lack of local needs assessment, and calls for more creativity and innovation.
School News
Student Pitches Online Workout Program in ‘The New Normal’ Challenge
MPH student Mansi Thakrar was one of 11 finalists in the university-wide competition that challenged students to develop equitable ideas to help the BU community transition back to campus.
Dead Urban Trees Point to Gas Leaks
[VIDEO] A first-of-its-kind public health–style study on urban trees finds high levels of methane in the soil under the dead ones in Chelsea, Mass.
A Harm Reduction Approach to Writing: Revising and Giving Feedback
Join us on October 2 at 1:00 pm for a free, one-hour webinar with Jennifer Beard covering how to use harm reduction strategies to make the process of revising less overwhelming.
Public Health Post
Profile: Caitlin Rivers
The public health preparedness researcher gives an overview of the causes and consequences of COVID-19 and an update on the state of the science.
Public Health Post
Testing 1, 2, 3
To be effective, COVID-19 testing must be combined with other epidemic-stopping measures like isolation, quarantine, and contact tracing.
In the Media
The US Passes a Grim Death Toll, and an About-Face at the CDC — interview with Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
From Air Pollution to the Climate Crisis: Leaving the Comfort Zone — opinion by Patrick Kinney, Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health and professor of environmental health.
‘How Am I Going to Make It?’ Months of Eviction Uncertainty Are Taking a Toll on Millions of Families — quotes Megan Sandel, associate professor of environmental health.
US News & World Report
How Coronavirus Spotlights Public Health Majors — quotes Sophie Godley, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences.
200,000 Americans Are Now Confirmed Dead from COVID-19 — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
New York Times
Is It Safe to Exercise If the Air Is Hazy With Wildfire Smoke? — quotes Jennifer Stowell, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Environmental Health.
Joe Biden Wrongly Claims Trump Could’ve Prevented Every COVID-19 Death — quotes Brooke Nichols, assistant professor of global health.
CBS Boston
College Student Volunteers for Controversial ‘Human Challenge’ Trial for COVID-19 Vaccine — quotes George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished professor of health law, ethics & human right.
The Alleged Hysterectomies of ICE Detainees Add to the U.S. Legacy of Forced Sterilizations — quotes alum Kristyn Brandi.
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Looking Ahead
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, September 29, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Online.
Stopping Suicide: A Population Health Approach (Part 1 of 3)
Thursday, October 1, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
4th Annual Supreme Court Watch
Friday, October 2, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Online.
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