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SPH This Week

October 27, 2019
Message from the Dean
Task Force on Private Sector Engagement
Upcoming Signature Program
Single Payer Health Care: Aspirations and Realities
Oct 28
4 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
School News
‘We’ve Got Work to Do’
The “400 Years of Inequality” Dean’s Symposium convened keynote speakers Cornell William Brooks and Neera Tanden, as well as scholars, lawyers, and activists, for a day of heartfelt discussions on the history and impact of racial inequality in America.
‘A Fundamental Debate about Power and Control’
Ahead of a Dean's Seminar, Robert Moffit, senior policy fellow at The Heritage Foundation, on consumer-driven healthcare policies, his opposition to Obamacare, and how to achieve bipartisan legislation.
Public Health Post
An Historic Opioid Study
Researchers at Boston Medical Center were selected to represent Massachusetts in a $350 million study to address the opioid epidemic.
Father’s Cannabis Use Could Double Risk of Miscarriage
Couples where the male partner used cannabis more than once a week in the months leading up to conception were twice as likely to miscarry.
School News
‘I Have an Obligation to Shine a Spotlight on It’
In a wide-ranging talk, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer discussed his role in uncovering cruel and degrading treatment around the world.
The PHX Online Program Experience
Participants share their experience in our online Introduction to Biostatistics with SAS JMP program. Register for this and other Winter Institute 2020 programs now.
Activist Lab
In the Classroom: Amid Trauma, ‘Finding Their Own Voice’
During her residency at SPH, performance artist Rhodessa Jones spoke to students in a trauma-informed care class about how she uses storytelling to help incarcerated women achieve resilience.
SPH Snapshot
SPH Snapshot: October 21–25
Scenes from the week on campus, from Signature Programs on social work and global disparities in chronic diseases to a surprise call from US Representative Ayanna Pressley.
Recently at SPH
‘Not to Educate Communities But to Learn from Communities’
At a Dean’s Symposium co-hosted with the School of Social Work, public health practitioners and social workers discussed how to improve health equity together.
‘Public Health Is about the Shared Collective’
At a Public Health Forum, Onyebuchi Arah, professor of epidemiology at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, discussed implications for global research and policy on socioeconomic status and chronic diseases.
In the Media
The Week in Health Law Podcast
You Got Me on the Wrong Day — interview with Wendy Mariner, professor of health law, policy & management.
Rachael Ray Show
Gretta Monahan Bravely Opens Up about Her Emotional Breast Cancer Journey — quotes David Sherr, professor of environmental health.
Study Finds Less Than 2 Percent of Overdose Victims Had Active Opioid Prescriptions — quotes alums Alexander Walley, Dana Bernson, and Marc LaRochelle; and Traci Green, associate professor of community health sciences.
Psych Central
PTSD Nearly Doubles the Risk of Infection — quotes doctoral candidate Tammy Jiang.
Cincinnati Public Radio
Environmental Sustainability Turns 50 at Miami University — interview with Jonathan Levy, professor of environmental health.
USA Today
Massachusetts Vaping Ban Can Stand for Now, But State Must Fix Flaws in a Week, Judge Says — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
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Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Single Payer Health Care: Aspirations and Realities
Monday, October 28, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
BUSPH Alumni & Friends Reception: APHA Conference
Monday, November 4, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SEMINAR—Black Reparations: The ARC of Justice
Wednesday, November 6, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Bakst Auditorium.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Thursday, November 14, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Statistics and the Life Sciences: Creating a Healthier World
Friday, November 15, 8:30 pm – 2:20 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, November 19, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, November 25, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Alice Bisbee Conference Room 922.
Monday, December 2, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, December 10, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Thursday, December 12, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
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