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In HIV Prevention, Self-Identity Matters

In the United States, no population is at greater risk of HIV infection than African-American men who have sex with men (MSM): the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that if current rates continue, 1 in 2 men in this group will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. At Temple’s School of Social Work, researchers are working to reduce that staggering statistic by rethinking the very terms that scientists use to describe this population.

Posted:  October 26, 2016

Marking 50 Years of Medicare & Medicaid

Temple College of Public Health Dean Laura Siminoff at the Power to Heal Symposium

Medicare and Medicaid have had transformative impacts on public health and wellbeing in our country since their implementation 1965, especially in reducing health disparities among minority populations. On October 21 the college’s Department of Health Services Administration and Policy honored the 50-year history of these programs with a symposium called “The Power to Heal: the Legacy of Medicare and Medicaid,” co-hosted with the Fox School of Business graduate healthcare management program.

Posted:  October 24, 2016

A Lifesaving New Law, Delayed at the Public’s Expense

Temple College of Public Health Dean Laura Siminoff on Organ Donation Law

Laura Siminoff, Dean of the College of Public Health and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Public Health, says proposed updates to Pennsylvania's organ donation law should not be postponed.

When Pennsylvania’s current organ donation law was passed in 1994, it was landmark legislation that became a role model for other states across the country. But over the past 22 years, best practices in organ donation have changed—and our state’s laws have not kept up. Thankfully, that may soon change.

Posted:  October 24, 2016

Daniel Bang, MPH 2014: Workable Passion

Daniel Bang, Temple MPH alumnus, Temple University College of Public Health

For Daniel Bang, the journey from MPH program to career was one of transforming his ideals and passion into practical strategy.

As a research associate at a Philadelphia-based Medicaid and healthcare consulting firm, Bang conducts policy research, provides support for project management, and prepares deliverable content. “My main contribution is being a bench player for the team and buttoning things up to make sure we maintain quality in what we do,” Bang says. “Medicaid is not necessarily on people’s radar—it’s known as the most important program no one really knows about. I learn something new every day.”

Posted:  October 12, 2016

Kelch Lecture To Focus On Art and Social Action

Join a panel of experts on African American arts and social action for this year’s Kelch Memorial Lecture on October 27. The lecture—“Art in Action: Voices from the Colored Girls Museum”—will take place on October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in Walk Auditorium, Ritter Hall.

Guest speakers will be discussing the art and activism of the Colored Girls Museum, which is located in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia and describes itself as “a memoir museum, which honors the stories, experiences, and history of Colored Girls.”

Posted:  October 10, 2016