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Every month, faculty in the College of Public Health take part in a range of scholarly activities; below are the activities for the month of February 2023.

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Inkyu Han and Heather Gardiner presented on "Climate and Health" at the Community Forum of the New Kensington Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia. 

Wenxue Lin presented "Comparison of carcinogen biomarkers in Smokers with Short and Long Time to First Cigarette: The 2015-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Special Sample" at the Penn State Center for Research on Tobacco and Health meeting. 

Robin Taylor Wilson presented "When is a variant truly characterized?” at the National Cancer Institute Symposium, Variation to Biology: Optimizing Functional Analysis of Cancer Risk Variants.

Jazmine Tooles delivered a keynote for Einstein Healthcare Network on MLK Day  Jasmine Edwards presented "5 pillar approach to improving DEI in Physical Therapy" at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM).

Andrea Branas presented "Pediatric Pelvic Health" at the APTA CSM. Separately, Branas also presented "Understanding pediatric lymphedema" at the Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia. 

Laura Baehr presented "Mixed Methods Assessment of Group Tele-exercise Program Feasibility for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury" and "Health Professions Student Perceptions of Physical Activity Counseling for Individuals with Chronic Health Conditions" at the APTA CSM.

Thought Leadership

Bryan McCormick and Gretchen Snethen led the research seminar on "Mattering Matters" for the Dean’s Friday Seminar Series.

Heather Burket published a blog post on the benefits of recreational therapy.

Aurora Verlin led an online, two-night recreational therapy student summit with representation from 12 U.S. and Canadian universities. Brandon Snead contributed.