New SPH Website to Launch on Oct. 29
Message from Kara Peterson, director of marketing and communications:
DEADLINE: Abstract Submissions Due Oct. 25 for Second Annual BUSPH Research Day, Nov. 13
On Nov. 13, the School will hold its Second Annual BUSPH Research Day, featuring examples of the first-rate research and scholarship being conducted by students, post-doctoral fellows, research staff and junior faculty.
Program Assessment Workshop Offered for Faculty
From the Office of the BU Provost: 
Faculty Senate Report on Junior Faculty Professional Development Released
From Les Boden, BUSPH Faculty Senate Chair: Several months ago, the Faculty Senate sent a questionnaire to assistant professors at BUSPH in order to understand their professional experiences and to identify needs and resources to promote successful careers.
Pilot grant awards increased at BUSPH -- Consider applying!
Message from Roberta White, Associate Dean for Research:
Staff Performance Evaluations Due Nov. 18
New 2013 Staff Performance Evaluation Forms Available for Download!


  Paul Campos has a dream: If an academic author could alter public discourse, he would "just get rid of the word 'obesity.'" It's a charged word, he says – it pathologizes weight, stigmatizes fat people, and obscures other, more pressing health concerns.   [Read More]
Alan Jette, director of the Health and Disabilities Research Institute at BUSPH, has been named a member of the Institute of Medicine for his insightful and innovative work in disability assessment.
A new study published in the American Journal of Public Heath shows that U.S. states with higher estimated rates of gun ownership experience a higher number of firearms-related homicides.
Negative effects of electronic cigarettes have been wildly overblown, clouding the important benefits of e-cigarettes as smoking-cessation devices. A growing body of research suggests that e-cigarettes were as effective as nicotine patches in helping people quit smoking.
Older people exposed to aircraft noise, especially at high levels, may face an increased risk of being hospitalized for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study by researchers from the BU School of Public Health and the Harvard School of Public Health.