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International expert on virtual environments visits Temple

Dr. Patrice Weiss to speak at Temple University

Dr. Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss, Ph.D., OT, head of the Laboratory for Innovations in Rehabilitation Technology (LIRT) at the University of Haifa, Israel, will be arriving at Temple University as the first Presidential Visiting Scholar. Invited by Emily Keshner, chair of the Physical Therapy Department, Weiss will facilitate a series of lectures with the Temple Community. Among those will be a Presidential Address entitled "Coping with Conflict: Technologies for Targeting Social Action and Rehabilitation Research."

Posted:  February 13, 2015

Public Health Professor Talks Food Safety with Inquirer

Mark Weir of Temple University College of Public Health talks food safety with Philadelphia Inquirer

How safe are the cheesesteaks at two of Philadelphia's oldest sandwich institutions? Mark Weir, assistant professor in Temple University's College of Public Health, weighed in on some of the most recent food inspection reports from Pat's King of Steaks and Geno's Steaks with the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

From the Inquirer:

A notable violation at Geno's had to do with the legendary Whiz: On June 28, 2013, Geno's kept the Whiz below a safe temperature, at 120 degrees instead of the required 135.

Posted:  January 19, 2015

CPH Professor Building Better Hospital Communication

Carole Tucker Physical Therapy Professor College of Public Health Temple University Philadlephia Pa

Hospitals thrive on collaboration, but communication across large health systems can be cumbersome and can hinder patient care. Now, pediatric doctors will have the expertise and knowledge of an entire medical network at their fingertips.

A three year grant (which begins January 2015) from Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) will allow Carole Tucker, associate professor of physical therapy in Temple University’s College of Public Health, the opportunity to develop a learning health system within The Shriners Network.

Posted:  December 12, 2014

CPH Associate Dean Speaks About Tobacco Sales in Philadelphia

Temple University College of Public Health’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Jennifer Ibrahim

Speaking with the Philadelphia Inquirer, the College of Public Health’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Jennifer Ibrahim lauded Philadelphia’s small businesses that have halted the sale of cigarettes.

"While it was fabulous when CVS decided to stop selling tobacco products, the decision by small businesses to stop selling tobacco speaks to our local values - these are local people saying that we do not want to sell a deadly product to our friends and neighbors," said Jennifer Ibrahim, an associate professor of public health at Temple University.”

Posted:  November 26, 2014

Undergraduates combat obesity with health literacy

Temple University College of Public Health Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduates throughout Temple University are getting an opportunity to imagine and enact their own research with the help of a new program from the College of Public Health (CPH).

Currently in the first phase of a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, the Academic-Community Partnerships to Address Obesity and Health Literacy, led by Alice Hausman, CPH department chair, seeks to “[craft] a long-term research agenda examining health literacy and obesity prevention. “

Posted:  November 25, 2014

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