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SPH This Week

September 13, 2020
Upcoming Signature Program
COVID-19: State of the Science
SEP 15
9 to 10:30 a.m.
School News
‘My COVID-19’
In Annals of Internal Medicine, Sondra Crosby shares her experience of catching the new coronavirus while treating patients, and the drawn-out illness and long recovery that followed.
Genes and Cardiovascular Health Both Affect Dementia Risk
Individuals with genetic risk factors for dementia can still reduce their risk by improving their cardiovascular health.
Alumni News
Alum Wins Biostatistics and Data Science Student Paper Competitions
Isabelle Weir, who earned her PhD in biostatistics last year, received awards from the American Statistical Association and SPH for papers she authored as a student.
E-Recycling Is a New Industry with Old Inequities
Mobile e-shredding may pose health risks for electronics disposal workers, according to the first-ever evaluation of a truck on the job.
Public Health Post
PHPod: Making Smoking History
Michael Siegel, an expert in tobacco control, alcohol use, and firearm violence, explains the surge in respiratory illness and death associated with vaping.
Stress Management and Compassion in Challenging Times
Carol Dolan discusses research indicating that stress can lead us to be less compassionate—and what we can do about it—in this Practically Speaking video.
In the Media
Psychology Today
COVID-19 Has Deepened America’s Depression — opinion by Catherine Ettman, director of strategic development in the Office of the Dean, and Dean Sandro Galea.
Boston Globe
Asked about Coronavirus Deaths, a Lot of People Gave an Unacceptable Answer — opinion by Michael Stein, professor and chair of health law, policy & management.
The Atlantic
America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
Trump Oversells Crediting White House Response for Falling COVID-19 Fatality Statistic — quotes Brooke Nichols, assistant professor of global health.
The Trace
Daily Bulletin: The Terribly Unequal Risk of Gun Homicides — quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
MedPage Today
Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD, National Leader in Gout Management, on New ACR Guidelines — interview with Tuhina Neogi, professor of epidemiology.
ABC News
Black American Anxiety at All-Time High, Experts Say — references study co-led by Jacob Bor, assistant professor of global health and epidemiology.
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Looking Ahead
Racial Justice Talking Circle (RJTC)
Monday, September 14, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Online.
Student Senate General Body Meeting
Monday, September 14, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
COVID-19: State of the Science
Tuesday, September 15, 9:00 am – 10:30 am, Online.
Virtual Open Office Hour with Dean Sullivan
Wednesday, September 16, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Online.
Administrative Fellowship Panel
Wednesday, September 16, 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm, Online.
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