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"How Do I Look?" Examining Body Image & Contouring Surgery

With the increasing popularity of cosmetic procedures for the body, an important question has arisen: Do these procedures have long-term benefits—and if so, what are they? In a literature review recently published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal, researchers from the College of Public Health examined this question in regards to body contouring surgeries. What they discovered sheds light on these procedures’ potential impact on body image—as well as their limitations—and may help cosmetic surgeons treat patients more effectively.

Posted:  September 30, 2016

A Better HIV Intervention for Gay Latinos

Temple University Professor Omar Martinez Researches HIV Incidence Among Gay Latinos.

Incidence of new HIV cases is decreasing steadily in the United States—but not for everyone. “The HIV epidemic continues to disproportionately impact sexual and gender minority Hispanics/Latinos,” says Omar Martinez, assistant professor of social work at Temple University’s School of Social Work. In fact, the CDC estimates that if current trends continue, 1 in 4 Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime.

Posted:  September 28, 2016

The Power of Perception

Temple University Patient-Centered Care Research College of Public Health

Today’s healthcare providers have an incredible array of tools and techniques to help their patients. But often they forget that one of the most powerful aspects of providing high-quality medical care is simply asking the patient: “What do you want?”

Posted:  September 26, 2016

A New Approach for Kids Who Stutter: Embracing It

Kids Who Stutter Can Relate To Each Other At Temple Speak Now Stuttering Camp

If you stutter more, you’ll be fine. Imagine telling a 12-year-old that.

“It’s a tough sell,” says Kim Sabourin, an instructor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who founded Speak Now, a one-week summer camp for children and adolescents who stutter.  But here, that’s exactly what they learn: that allowing themselves to stutter can be a good thing. That they can be successful later in life. And that it’s okay to stutter.

Posted:  September 23, 2016

Class of 2020 Starts Their Temple Journey


It’s always inspiring to meet someone smart, talented and driven.  And when you meet hundreds of people like that in a single day, it’s worth celebrating.  Today we marked the beginning of the academic year by welcoming more than 700 new undergraduate students to the College of Public Health at Temple’s 2016 Convocation.  They join a diverse group of 167 faculty members and over 4000 current students, who together represent one of the most innovative institutions of public health education and research in the country. 

Posted:  August 26, 2016

New CPH Program Reinvents Movement Research


A new direction in movement research

How do we learn and control movement?  That might sound like a basic question, but as the students graduating from the College of Public Health’s new neuromotor science program will tell you, the answers are anything but simple.  The new graduate program brings together top faculty from across the college to uncover those answers—and in the process, it places Temple at the forefront of human movement science.

Posted:  August 24, 2016

A Different Kind of Summer Camp

Temple University Occupational Therapy Cancer Survivors Camp Discovery

Yoga classes. Granola-making. Scrapbooking. It might make you think of a childhood summer camp.  But take a look around Camp Discovery and you’ll see that things are different. Each of the participants is an adult woman—and each is here because she is recovering from or living with cancer. 

Posted:  August 15, 2016