On Friday, March 23, Sandro Galea, dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health, delivered the final lecture in the 2017-2018 Dean’s Seminar Series.
The College of Public Health is pleased to announce that Lisa Bedore will join the college as professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Bedore joins the college as a renowned researcher of developmental language disorders among Spanish-English bilingual children. Her appointment will begin in June.
Robert Lamb, a student in the Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management program, was featured in Temple Now for his role in the Temple Collegiate Recovery Program, a student group dedicated to fostering a community of peers in recovery and de-stigmatizing addiction.
Like all College of Public Health undergraduate students, Lindy Thornton needed to complete two internships before graduating. Through her internships, Thornton gained experience through a combination of hands-on data analysis and fieldwork. These, she says, can go a long way with her applications as well as her career down the road. Now a senior, she’s applying to graduate schools to study health informatics.
On Friday, March 23, Dr. Sandro Galea, Robert A. Knox professor and dean at Boston University School of Public Health, will deliver a lecture as part of the college’s Dean’s Seminar Series. In the lecture “What should we talk about when we talk about health?” Galea will discuss challenges surrounding our current approaches to health conversations and the difficulty of changing the national public health narrative. The event is free and open to the public.
Around the world, approximately 7,000 children are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, or MS, a central nervous system disorder that affects communication, coordination, muscle strength, and other ability.
There also exists a similar condition that largely mimics MS: Monophasic acquired demyelinating syndrome (mono-ADS). Like MS, it affects the central nervous system through demyelination, in which the protective covers around nerve cells are damaged. However, Mono-ADS differs from MS in one key way: it doesn’t present again after the initial attack, from which children typically recover.
After rescuing pit bull mix Marley from a shelter five years ago, Rachel Lawbaugh in the School of Social Work trained her as a certified therapy dog. Since then, Rachel has found opportunities for Marley to join in their internships for the Master of Social Work program, where they work with individuals recovering from trauma and substance use—and where Marley’s presence can have profound benefits for clients.
When her son was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1991, Joanne Stanton began building a knowledge base about pediatric cancer. In particular, she became curious about how environmental factors impact children’s health.
Now, more than 25 years later, the college of public health alumna has published a book on the topic.
This month, the College of Public Health Alumni Association (CPHAA) Board of Directors and Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting, where members began discussing ways to achieve the association’s goals of promoting the college and its alumni, encouraging fraternity among alumni through a variety of initiatives and events, establishing a professional mentoring and networking program, and connecting alumni to current students. More details will be shared in the future.