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May-June 2017
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Remembering Bill Satariano: 1946-2017

Bill SatarianoThe School community mourns the passing of William Satariano, professor of Epidemiology and Community Health Sciences, who died on May 28 at age 70. Professor Satariano's distinguished career spanned more than 40 years—over 20 of which he spent at UC Berkeley. He was known for his contributions to the field of healthy aging as well as his dedication to public health students. He will be deeply missed.

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Photo Gallery: 2017 School of Public Health Commencement

Grads at CommencementOn Monday, May 15, the School conferred degrees to its 72nd graduating class. Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health, delivered the keynote address at the ceremony held in the Hearst Greek Theatre. This was the School's largest graduating class to date.

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Sunscreen: Is higher SPF always better?

hat and sunscreen on the beach

A Berkeley Wellness reader wants to know, when it comes to sunscreen, is higher SPF always better? In recent years, sunscreen manufacturers have been in an arms race, marketing products with SPFs of 70 or 100 or even higher. But are these products more effective at blocking UVB and UVA radiation?

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NEWS AND RESEARCH
Global economic growth slowed by seismic population changes, China hit hardest

people looking at a computer An aging work force and decelerating population growth could plunge the world's economic potential 20 percent over the next several decades, according to a new study from the Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global Economy (BerkeleyAGE). The study predicts high-income European and Asian nations with populations aging the fastest will face more severe economic impacts, while the United States, benefiting from somewhat higher birth rates and immigration, will fare somewhat better.

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Professors and lecturers receive Teaching Excellence awards

award-winning SPH facultyMore than 60 UC Berkeley School of Public Health educators who received high student evaluation marks for their instruction during the Fall 2016 semester were honored recently with the School's Committee on Teaching Excellence (CoTE) award. Lia Fernald and Robin Flagg are featured.

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UC Berkeley, UCSF researchers awarded $1.5 million USAID grant to help end preventable child and maternal death

young child with motherResearchers at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and UCSF Global Health Sciences have been awarded a $1.5 million grant as partners on a US Agency for International Development (USAID) project to advance maternal newborn and child health and nutrition programs worldwide.

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Professional Development Webinar: Careers in Population Health with Deryk Van Brunt

Deryk Van BruntWednesday, June 28 | 12-1 p.m. (PDT) | Join online

Join Deryk Van Brunt, president of the Healthy Communities Institute and associate clinical professor at the School of Public Health, for an overview of population health, wisdom from his own career and experience, and practical advice for current and recent graduates. This webinar is hosted by the Public Health Alumni Association and is part of a series to provide professional development opportunities for SPH alumni and students.

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PEOPLE
Doctoral students Ng and Villalobos awarded data-driven fellowships

Ng and VillalobosTwo DrPH students will spend the next year investigating ways to harness personal data collected by mobile devices to advance public health thanks to grant funding from Taiwan-based technology company Bitmark Inc. The fellows are Madelena Ng and Victor Villalobos.

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David Tuller: Research suggests same-sex marriage legalization may come with improved health outcomes

David TullerResearchers are finding evidence that suggests marriage equality contributes to improved health outcomes for LGBT people, according to an article published in the May issue of Health Affairs and authored by David Tuller, academic coordinator for the concurrent master's program in public health and journalism.

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JMP student Rachel Kelley publishes health and safety guide on tomato farming

Tomato farming guide coverRachel Kelley, a current MD/MS candidate in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, looked holistically at the intersection of work and health in the tomato fields for her master's thesis research—from individual-level tasks to company level policy to industry-wide regulations and pressure. In order to translate her research to action, she collaborated with researchers at East Tennessee State University and at the Migrant Clinician Network to produce a tomato workers' health and safety guide for health care providers.

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IN THE MEDIA

A selection of recent news stories featuring members of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health community.

Recent headlines:

EPA scientists said ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Scott Pruitt said no
Los Angeles Times

Rate of chemical linked to cancer increasing in East Bay drinking water
The Daily Californian

The Buzz About the Zika Virus
California Magazine

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ALUMNI NOTES

Call for alumni notes:
We invite you to submit items for our online Alumni Notes. Please send your news to landerberg@berkeley.edu, and be sure to include your degree and year of graduation. Or use this online form. Items may be subject to editing for length.

SPH EVENTs CALENDAR

Find health-related events in the School of Public Health Events Calendar.

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Dignity * Equity * Justice12th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health
June 26-28 | California Endowment, 1000 Alameda St., Los Angeles

The Annual Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health is an event that has gained national and international recognition, since it is one of the few academic spaces dedicated to present and analyze the interrelation between migration and health, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The three-day course includes a combination of lectures, workshops, poster sessions, and field trips, to offer an exceptional opportunity not only to learn, but to create professional networks. Professionals: $380; Students| $170

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Professional Development Webinar: Careers in Population Health with Deryk Van Brunt
Wednesday, June 28 | 12-1 p.m. (PDT) | Join online

Deryk Van BruntSpeaker: Deryk Van Brunt, President, Healthy Communities Institute

Join Deryk Van Brunt, president of the Healthy Communities Institute and associate clinical professor at the School of Public Health, for an overview of population health, wisdom from his own career and experience, and practical advice for current and recent graduates.

This webinar is hosted by the Public Health Alumni Association and is part of a series to provide professional development opportunities for SPH alumni and students.

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Paul Farmer and childFilm viewing: Bending the Arc
July 24 | 5:15-8 p.m. | Castro Theater, 429 Castro St., San Francisco

Thirty years ago, a group of young, enthusiastic, and caring friends came together with a goal that was both simple and complex: to provide health care for all, particularly the poor in the developing world. This inspiring documentary charts the success of Partners in Health, an NGO which builds hospitals and delivers health care throughout the world as they work to bend the arc toward justice.

Bending the Arc is part of the fourth annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Take Action Day: a full day dedicated to community action. Tickets are $15.

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Film viewing: Bending the Arc
August 2 | 3:45-7 p.m. | Albany Twin, 1115 Solano Ave, Albany

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