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SPH This Week

November 10, 2019
Upcoming Signature Program
Statistics and the Life Sciences: Creating a Healthier World
Nov 6
8:30 a.m.
to 2:20 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
School News
‘We Need Nothing Less Than a World That Generates Health’
At the opening session of the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting, Dean Sandro Galea provided keynote remarks in which he called upon attendees to take on health barriers such as racism, poverty, and climate change.
School News
‘I Wanted to Understand Their Livelihood’
As a 2019 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellow, MPH student Pallavi Puri fused public health and journalism reporting on the unregulated industry of beedi rolling in India.
Activist Lab
Turning Personal Stories into Real-World Action
The Activist Lab partnered with the BCYF-Blackstone Community Center to help teens share their personal experiences in a storytelling showcase.
Youth Are Engaging with Cannabis Brands on Social Media
One in three adolescents in states with legal recreational marijuana engages with marijuana brands on social media, and those who liked or followed this marketing were five times more likely to have used marijuana over the past year.
‘We Need Fundamentally New Ways of Analyzing and Interpreting Data’
Ahead of a November 15 symposium, the plenary and keynote speakers share their thoughts on the past, present, and future of statistics and the life sciences.
Researchers Win $1.2M NSF Grant to Improve Reproductive Health with AI
The interdisciplinary team of principal investigators includes Professor Lauren Wise and alum Shruthi Mahalingaiah.
Public Health Post
Profile: Rhodessa Jones
Julia Garcia profiles Rhodessa Jones, discussing The Medea Project and her journey with art, theater, and connecting with people through stories.
Virtual Winter Institute: GIS and Ride-Sharing Science
Join us January 6–10 to learn new skills in Geographic Information Systems and sign up for our free webinar on the “ride-sharing science” approach that leads to more meaningful research.
SPH Snapshot
SPH Snapshot: Alumni & Friends Reception at APHA
On November 4, alums, faculty, staff, students, and friends of SPH gathered at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. At the reception, Dean Sandro Galea presented the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award to Bahby Banks (SPH’05).
Recently at SPH
‘Reparations Is Restitution for a Grievous Injustice’
At a Diversity & Inclusion Seminar, William Darity, public policy professor at Duke University, argued that a reparations program for black Americans should accomplish three objectives: acknowledgement, redress, and closure.
In the Media
Trump Says Homeland Security Official Chad Wolf Will Be New Acting DHS Secretary — quotes alum Ali Noorani.
“Failed” Abortions, a Period-Tracking Spreadsheet, and the Last Clinic Standing: The Controversy in Missouri, Explained — quotes alum Kristyn Brandi.
Pulp Magazine
How We’ve Normalized Sexual Coercion and How to Flip the Script — quotes Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences.
Worcester Telegram
Rising Price of Naloxone Restricts Accessibility — quotes Richard Saitz, professor of community health sciences.
Becker’s Hospital Review
Boston University Rolls out Population Health Study — quotes Dean Sandro Galea.
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Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
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 20, 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.
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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