Boston University School of Public Health's latest news, upcoming events, and announcements.

SPH This Week

October 6, 2019
Upcoming Signature Program
Follow Chester! Exploring Microaggressions, Civility, and Allies in Children’s Books and Beyond
Oct 7
1 to 2 p.m.
Keefer Auditorium, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
School News
Researcher Testifies on Gun Laws in Virginia
Claire Boine presented research on which gun laws most effectively reduce gun homicides before the Virginia State Crime Commission on August 19.
Public Health Post
SNAP and the Public's Health
Increasing the SNAP budget, though politically challenging, has the potential to both reduce government spending and improve population health.
Physical Therapy Access May Reduce Opioid Prescriptions
Patients who first saw a physical therapist or chiropractor for low back pain were much less likely to be prescribed opioids than patients who first went to primary care physicians for the condition.
‘Criminalizing FGM Is a Necessary Protective Measure’
Following her testimony at the Massachusetts State House on September 24, Sondra Crosby discusses why female genital mutilation should be classified as a crime.
School News
Professor Receives Distinguished Scholar Award for Rheumatology Research
Michael LaValley will be honored at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in November.
Register for Free Webinar on Lean Management in Health Care
Join us on October 29 at noon for the webinar featuring SPH alum Jonathan Modest on applying lean management principles in healthcare organizations.
SPH Snapshot
SPH Snapshot: September 30–October 4
Scenes from the week on campus, from a 400 Years Timeline unveiling to a VA Boston Healthcare System employer session.
In the Media
CNN Health
Dr. Sanjay Gupta Breaks Down the Origins of Vaping Crisis — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
Amstat News
Boston University to Hold Symposium on Statistics and Life Sciences — article co-authored by Josée Dupuis, professor of biostatistics.
Radio National Australia
Is Hate Speech a Public Health Issue? — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
Noorani: Trump Wanting Soldiers to Shoot Migrants Is a New Low — quotes alum Ali Noorani.
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Looking Ahead
DEAN'S SEMINAR—Follow Chester! Exploring Microaggressions, Civility, and Allies in Children’s Books and Beyond
Monday, October 7, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
Student Coffee Chat with the Dean
Wednesday, October 9, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founders Room.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—400 Years of Inequality: Breaking the Cycle of Systemic Racism
Friday, October 18, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, October 22, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Social Work and the Health of Populations
Tuesday, October 22, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Charles River Campus, Photonics Center, Colloquium Room.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, October 23, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—On the Global Socioeconomic Context of Chronic Diseases
Wednesday, October 23, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Friday, October 25, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Crosstown 305.
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.
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