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Scholar Spotlight: Two CPH graduate students to present research at this year’s Saffran Conference

The Saffran Conference is an annual program, hosted by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where clinicians and renowned researchers from around the world explore new research topics and discuss their practical implications. Each year, up to 16 graduate students attend the two-day conference at a professional level. Through funding from private donors and the National Institutes of Health, the students receive travel accommodations and free registration, and the opportunity to present their current work.

Posted:  September 18, 2017

Kinesiology alumnus makes big news with new research

Keith Diaz, a 2012 alumnus of the college’s doctoral program in Kinesiology, made big headlines this week for his research on the health effects of sitting for long periods of time. Diaz—now a research associate scientist at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons—was featured in articles in The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian and other news outlets for his research study which found that individuals who sit for long, uninterrupted periods of time are at greater risk of early death.

Posted:  September 15, 2017

Saffran Conference receives funding for next five years

Thanks to new funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the College of Public Health’s Saffran Conference continues its tradition this month as a unique opportunity for professionals and students from around the world  to discuss topics related to the cognitive neuroscience of communication disorders.

Founded in 2005, the conference is an annual two-day program hosted by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. This year’s event takes place on Sept. 15 and 16.

Posted:  September 14, 2017

Across the College, New Funding for Athletics Research

Three junior researchers at the college were awarded grants for their upcoming athletics research projects.

Caitlin LaGrotte, a postdoctoral fellow working at the College of Public Health’s Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), received a one-year, $5,000 grant from the American Athletic Conference. The award funds her research on the relationship between psychosocial functioning (such as time demands and eating and sleeping behaviors) on academic and athletic performance in Temple University student athletes.

Posted:  September 6, 2017

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