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SPH This Week

November 17, 2019
Message from the Dean
SPH Communications, a Primer
Message from the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice: An Update
Upcoming Signature Program
Harnessing “Precision” to Advance Population Health and Health Equity
Nov 20
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Dean's Note
Transgender Health Is Public Health
This Transgender Day of Remembrance, we commemorate lives lost to violence, and reaffirm our commitment to improving the health of marginalized groups.
School News
An Immigrant Community Cookbook
Alum Jasmin Choi and student volunteers at the Welcome Project compiled recipes and stories from immigrant communities in To Eat, To Travel, To Share.
Better PT Access Leads to Better Outcomes
Researchers’ findings lead to insurance policy change for low back pain care.
School News
SPH Presents, Wins Awards at APHA
SPH faculty, staff, students, and alums presented their research on gun violence, storytelling, and more at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia Nov. 2-6.
In Precision Medicine, ‘We Need Dialogue Across Disciplines’
Ahead of a Public Health Forum, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, chair and professor of medicine at UC San Francisco School of Medicine, on the benefits and challenges of precision medicine, and its role in advancing population health.
Public Health Post
Profile: Onyebuchi Arah
Oluwatobi Alliyu profiles Onyebuchi Arah, discussing current noncommunicable disease trends and social inequities in the US and around the world.
Gulf War Veterans Still Suffer from Toxic Wounds
Kimberly Sullivan is devoted to understanding veterans’ illnesses caused by chemical exposure during the Gulf War—and finding treatments.
Activist Lab
Bridging the Gap on Albany Street
Tae-In Lee is an MPH candidate and the newly-appointed Activist Fellow to the Life on Albany Committee.
Virtual Winter Institute: Engage and Inspire Your Audience with Story Maps
Tell the story of your data with Story Maps. Join us online on January 6 to learn more about this user-friendly web application that can combine data, text, images, and multimedia content.
SPH Snapshot
SPH Snapshot: November 4–15
Scenes from the past two weeks on campus, from the International Students Organization Cultural Show to a symposium on statistics and the life sciences.
In the Media
USA Today
Not Just Rapper T.I.: Doctors Get Requests for Sexist, Unscientific 'Virginity Tests' — opinion co-authored by Sondra Crosby, associate professor of health law, ethics & human rights.
CBS News
How Porn Is Affecting Kids — features Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
Associated Press
Sorry, Wrong Number: Statistical Benchmark Comes under Fire — quotes Kenneth Rothman, professor of epidemiology.
U.S. News & World Report
A Different Dose of Drug Education — quotes Sophie Godley, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences.
Boston Globe
Excessive Idling by Encore Boston Harbor Shuttles Sparks Lawsuit Threat — quotes Madeleine Scammell, associate professor of environmental health.
CNN Health
Trump Announced a Big Vaping Meeting, but Who’s Invited? — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Liberation News
Stand-In at Boston Medical Center Opposes Melania Trump’s Visit — quotes student Geri Medina.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, November 19, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Harnessing “Precision” to Advance Population Health and Health Equity
Wednesday, November 20, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
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.
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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