Category: Outside Announcements

Sign Up for the SPH Talent Show

March 4th, 2015 in Outside Announcements

People can sign up by emailing phsenate@bu.edu! The Show is Friday, March 20th at 6pm.

Online Webcast: “Because Tomorrow Needs Her” sponsored by Doctors Without Borders, Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm

March 2nd, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

Because Tomorrow Needs Her
Online Webcast
Wednesday, March 4
7:30PM EST

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans
Frontières (MSF) would like to invite you to attend a special webcast marking the launch of Because Tomorrow Needs Her, a multimedia campaign highlighting MSF’s efforts to provide accessible, high-quality health care to women and girls around the world.

Because Tomorrow Needs Her is a collection of first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers –midwives, OBGYNs, physicians, nurses, and counselors – who have treated women and girls in a host of different countries and contexts over the past two decades.

Women have distinct health needs that men do not have, starting with those related to the ability to get pregnant and bear children. In the absence of care, however, those needs can turn into risks. This is why 800 women die every day from pregnancy-related causes, when most of these deaths could easily be prevented. And while we know how to keep HIV-positive mothers from passing the virus to their babies, 700 children are born with HIV every day. What’s more, victims of sexual violence go without medical or psychological care, because the care they need is too often beyond their reach. MSF treated more than 11,000 victims of sexual violence in 34 countries in 2013; around 95 percent of them were women and girls.

Why does this gap in health care services for women exist? What can be done about it? What is MSF doing already and what does the organization hope it can do in the future?

Nina Strochlic of The Daily Beast will lead a discussion on March 4th at 7:30pm EST on these and other questions related to women’s health care. She will be joined by MSF field workers and one of the project’s photojournalists, who will share stories of women they’ve been able to help, those they haven’t, and what still needs to be done. Viewing is free, but advance registration is required. To find out more, visit our event page or follow us at #TomorrowNeedsHer

International Women’s Health Day is Friday, March 6th. Join the United Nations Association of Greater Boston for a film screening of “Positively Beautiful”, followed by a panel discussion and reception.

February 26th, 2015 in Outside Announcements

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The Latin American Studies Program is hosting a Fiesta!

February 25th, 2015 in Outside Announcements

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Student Senate General Body Meeting

February 23rd, 2015 in Outside Announcements

Join us for the Student Senate’s first General Body Meeting! Speakers from the VA will speak about mental health among LGBT veterans.
Dinner will be served and we will be selling BUSPH t-shirts!

Date: February 23, 2015

Time: 5-6:00pm

Where: L109

Contact phsenate@bu.edu with any questions

Winter Social Mixer ft. BU Medical Campus

February 23rd, 2015 in Outside Announcements

Come join us for a fun evening of good company, music, and free appetizers! Entrance is free!

Date: February 27, 2015

Time: 7-10:00pm

Where: Harborside Inn and Lounge

Sponsored by BUSPH Student Senate, BU School of Medicine, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, BU Graduate Medical Sciences, and Students for Quality Health Care.

Contact, phsenate@bu.edu with any questions.

Upcoming BU CTSI Study Design and Biostatistics Core Seminar

February 18th, 2015 in Outside Announcements

Upcoming BU CTSI Study Design and Biostatistics Core Seminar

Mary-Elizabeth (“M-E”) Eddlestone: PROC SQL vs. DATA Step Programming

Analytics Specialist, SAS Customer Loyalty Team

SAS Institute Inc.

Everyone wants to know: Should I use the DATA step or PROC SQL to join this data? Take a behind the scenes look at how the DATA step and SQL procedure process data by comparing all types of joins (inner, left/right, outer) with multiple types of data (one-to-one, one-to many, many-to-many).

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Crosstown Center, CT-462
801 Mass Ave, 4th Floor
12:00 – 1:20 pm

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BUSPH Career Fair: Employer Attendee List

February 18th, 2015 in Outside Announcements

The annual BUSPH Career Fair: Thursday, February 26, from 2:00 – 6:00 PM in the Hiebert Lounge, at the BU School of Medicine. Representatives from over 40 organizations will be on hand to meet with students. RSVP on CareerLink, under Events/Information Sessions.

2015 Career Fair Attendees include (this list will be updated on an ongoing basis through February 26):

The Gijs van Seventer Environmental Health 2014-2015 Seminar Series

February 17th, 2015 in Outside Announcements

Speaker: Sheldon Krimsky Ph.D.

Lenore Stern Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of. Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning, Tufts University; Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Please join us on Friday, February 20 from 12:45pm – 1:45pm

Location: Room L-210, BU Medical School Instructional Building

for the seminar: The Science behind GMO Health Assessment

Seventy-five percent of processed foods on supermarket shelves in the US—from soda to soup, crackers to condiments—contain genetically engineered ingredients. Some prominent scientists and policymakers assert with confidence that there is no scientific controversy over the health effects of GMOs—that these GM crops are inherently safe and do not have to be tested. The scientific evidence, however, reveals a different story.  The long-term effects of these foods on human health and ecology are still unknown, and public concern has been steadily intensifying. The talk reveals how politics and corporate interests have distorted an honest look at the health and environmental effects of GMO crops and how scientists whose results do not support the “safe seeds” hypothesis have been marginalized and demonized.

Sheldon Krimsky is the Lenore Stern Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Department of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning in the School of Arts & Sciences and Adjunct Professor in Public Health and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at Tufts University. In 2012-14 he held the Carol Zicklin Visiting Endowed Professorship in the Honors Academy and Professor of Philosophy at Brooklyn College, CUNY. Professor Krimsky is an adjunct professor in The New School, at Milano during the summer.  He received his bachelors and masters degrees in physics from Brooklyn College, CUNY and Purdue University respectively, and a masters and doctorate in philosophy at Boston University. His research has focused on the linkages between science/technology, ethics/values and public policy. He is the author of 14 books and over 200 papers and reviews that have appeared in:  JAMA, Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, American Journal of Bioethics, The Lancet, Stanford Law & Policy Review, New England Journal of Medicine, Scientific American, American Journal of Public Health, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Human Gene Therapy, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science; Science, Technology & Human Values, Accountability in Research.  His recent books include: Genetic Justice: DNA Databanking, Criminal Investigations and Civil Liberties-Gold Medal Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award, 2011 (Columbia), Race and the Genetic Revolution (Columbia) Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense (Harvard). Biotechnology in Our Lives (Skyhorse) and The GMO Deception (Skyhorse). His 14th book contracted with Columbia University Press titled Stem Cell Dialogues: Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry is forthcoming in 2015.  Professor Krimsky has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for “seminal scholarship exploring the normative dimensions and moral implications of science in its social context.”

For more information on this seminar, including suggested readings, and upcoming seminar topics and guest speakers, please visit the Gijs van Seventer Environmental Health Seminar website.

Arts | Lab at BU Medical Campus: Theatre Performance “W;t”

February 17th, 2015 in Outside Announcements

Join us for a production about Vivian Bearing, a renowned professor of English, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. During the course of her illness — and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital — Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a transformative profundity and humor.

FOLLOWED BY AN OPEN DISCUSSION LED BY
Mary Annas, Michael Grodin & George Annas
Department of Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights

February 18, 2015 from 12-1pm in Hiebert Lounge