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As Massachusetts lawmakers debate funding recommendations for the state’s 2015 budget, their deliberations about housing vouchers for low-income families will be guided by research conducted by BUSPH students. The nine students in Professor Jonathan Levy’s EH800: Community-Based Methods in Environmental Health were challenged to compile a detailed health-impact assessment on the potential public-health benefits of a proposed $30 million increase in the state program that provides very low-income families with rent subsidies. The state budgeted $57.5 million for 2014 in subsidized rent vouchers for families on the cusp of homelessness. Several advocacy groups have proposed increasing that to $87.5 million for fiscal
Over the past three years, the BUSPH Office of Career Services has had a quiet but effective transformation from a small, energetic career-counseling office into a full-featured facility offering an array of career assistance. The new office, located on the first floor of the Talbot Building’s East Wing, is one of the most visible results of seven key goals outlined in the 2010 BUSPH Strategic Plan. To help BUSPH sustain its drive to be a top-tier school of public health, the plan called for establishing a career services center that enhances employment prospects for both students and alumni. Fulfilling that goal has
When he turned 75 a few years ago, Dr. Sidney Wolfe’s daughter and son-in-law presented him with a doll custom-made to look like him, with a button on it that played one sentence, over and over: “It’s an outrage!” [caption id="attachment_42106" align="alignleft" width="400"] Dr. Sidney Wolfe emphasizes a point during the 2014 Shine Lecture.[/caption] On Wednesday, as he delivered the 2014 Cathy Shine Lecture at the BU School of Public Health, Wolfe credited his sense of outrage with keeping him going for more than 40 years as head of the Public Citizen Health Research Group, which works to highlight lapses in oversight by