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SPH This Week

December 8, 2019
Message from the Assistant Dean for Development
Thank You for #GivingTuesday
Learning from Dark Waters to Create a Healthier Environment
The reach of PFAS contamination extends well beyond Parkersburg, W. Va. Most Americans have detectable levels in their blood.
School News
‘We Live in a World of Big Data’
At the Statistics and the Life Sciences Dean’s Symposium on Nov. 15, biostatisticians and experts in related domains gathered to discuss progress and challenges in developing solutions to global health issues.
School News
Professor Wins Two Awards from American Heart Association
Emelia Benjamin has received the Laennec Clinician/Educator Lecture and the Distinguished Achievement Award for her contributions to clinical cardiology.
Pediatric Behavioral Health Care Integration Shows Promise
Integrating behavioral health services into pediatric primary care in three Boston-area community health centers increased primary care visits by children with mental health diagnoses without raising Medicaid costs.
Public Health Post
Profile: William Darity
PHP Fellow Oluwatobi Alliyu profiles William Darity, defining reparations for African Americans and identifying those responsible for enacting a reparations plan.
Gain New Data Skills in GIS, Story Maps, and SAS JMP at Home
Learn new tools or update your skills from anywhere with the virtual PHX Winter Institute on January 6–10, 2020.
Activist Lab
When We Invest in Affordable Homes, We Invest in Our Communities
With the Barkley Holiday Party a few days away, a look at the health implications of affordable housing and why we as a school choose to support our neighbors.
SPH Snapshot
SPH Snapshot: November 18–December 6
Scenes from the last three weeks on campus, from a Public Health Forum on using precision medicine to improve health equity to our December graduate reception.
Recently at SPH
‘Knowing What to Do Is Not the Same as Having It Done’
At the 2019 Bicknell Lecture, panelists explored the feasibility of ending the global HIV epidemic through a health equity lens.
In the Media
The College Pressure Cooker: High Achieving Students, High Mental Health Risks — quotes Sarah Lipson, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Study Finds Contaminated Air around New Bedford Harbor — quotes Madeleine Scammell, associate professor of environmental health.
The Truth about the Vaping Crisis — interview with Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
New York Times
If ‘Pain Is an Opinion,’ There Are Ways to Change Your Mind — opinion by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management.
ABC News
High-Tech Machine Detects Terrorism and Fentanyl — quotes Traci Green, associate professor of community health sciences.
When ‘Friendly’ Probiotic Bacteria Turn into Foes in the ICU — quotes Patricia Hibberd, professor of global health.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
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.
Holiday Party for Faculty and Staff
Friday, December 13, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, 500 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA.
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