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SPH This Week

February 16, 2020
School News
In Memoriam: Karen Smith
For nearly a decade, the executive director of administration in the Department of Community Health Sciences demonstrated skill, excellence, and dedication to the school, its mission, and its community.
Professor Receives $3.3 Million for Boys & Girls Club Collaboration
Monica Wang leads a first-of-its-kind initiative to reduce sugary drink consumption.
Practically Speaking with Elaine Nsoesie
How to use data from internet sources to study population health in a practical and ethical way.
Privacy Law Gaps in High School STI Health Services
Collaboration between schools (operating under FERPA) and health departments (operating under HIPAA) can compromise student privacy.
Activist Lab
‘Alexa, What Do You Say to a Friend Who Was Diagnosed with Cancer?’
Master of Science student Andrea DeMarsh helped create an Activist Bucks-funded video for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that provides tips on what to say—and what not to say—to a loved one who was diagnosed with cancer.
Public Health Post
Trends in Childhood Obesity
The revised Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) packaging is associated with a decrease in obesity prevalence among children.
school News
Report Offers Framework to Strengthen Food and Drug Regulatory Agencies
Veronika Wirtz served on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committee that released the report.
SPH Snapshot
SPH Snapshot: February 10–14
Scenes from the last week on campus, from Valentine's Day cupcakes to a Dean's Symposium on voting and the health of populations.
Recently at SPH
‘To the Women in the Room, Think about Running for Office’
At a Dean's Symposium marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment, panelists discussed present-day challenges surrounding voter suppression and equal representation in government.
In the Media
New York Times
Privacy Law Covering Most Medical Care May Not Apply in Schools — quotes Patricia Elliott, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences.
NBC News
Suicide Rates Fall among Gay Youth but Still Outpace Straight Peers — quotes Julia Raifman, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
Pregnant Women with Medicaid Less Likely to Get Recommended Vaccines — quotes Sarah Gordon, assistant professor of health law, policy & management.
U.S. News & World Report
Some U.S. Workers Are Bringing Toxins Home to Their Kids — quotes Diana Ceballos, assistant professor of environmental health.
Boston Globe
More Beer Outlets Could Mean More Violence, Researchers Say — quotes David Jernigan, professor of health law, policy & management.
Mass. AG Healey Sues Juul over Youth Vaping Epidemic — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
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For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
(Around BU) Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series—Activism and Race
Thursday, February 20, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Law School Auditorium, 767 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
Student Senate General Body Meeting
Monday, February 24, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, L109A-B.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, February 25, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, February 25, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Crosstown 305.
Faculty Breakfast with the Dean
Wednesday, March 4, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Founders Room.
Spring Recess
Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13.
Think. Teach. Do. Seattle–Education and Health
Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle, WA.
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