Temple University’s College of Public Health has been awarded a grant by the American Cancer Society as part of the university’s inclusion in the society’s Tobacco-Free Campus Generation Initiative—an initiative that provides grants to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of smoke- and tobacco-free policies on college and university campuses. Temple is now one of 64 universities nationwide working toward the goal of a 100% tobacco-free campus.
Although autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be identified in children as young as 18 months, the median ages for diagnosis are 48 months for autism and 75 months for Asperger syndrome. That time gap can make a big difference.
The College of Public Health is starting the academic year on a high note: in August, construction finished on two major new clinical education spaces for the college, and students and faculty begin classes there this week.
Established in 1971, the PSCSW offers professional resources to promote specializations in clinical social work practice. It has more than 800 members working in psychiatric hospitals, private practice, family agencies and other settings.
It's not an easy task to gather the next generation of public health leaders together under one roof—but it happened on Aug. 25 at the College of Public Health's 2017 Convocation celebration. Kicking off the 2017-2018 academic year, college leaders and new students gathered at the Student Pavilion to celebrate the Class of 2021's Temple journey.
There are a host of reasons why many people don't eat healthy foods. Cost and access are two significant barriers. For some, a lack of nutrition education—just knowing which foods are good for you and which aren't—also presents a challenge. In Philadelphia, a new company co-founded by a Temple public health alumnus looks to address these problems.
Allison Casola is the new chair-elect of the Student Assembly of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Casola is a third-year student in the College of Public Health’s epidemiology doctoral program, as well as a research assistant and instructor in the Department of Epidemiology. She begins her three-year appointment in November.
This alumni spotlight is part of our celebration of the Temple BSN program’s 50th anniversary. Read more stories here.
Jim Sweeney, a 1994 graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the College of Public Health, has committed much of his career to ensuring that people receive vaccinations. After working at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health for a decade, Sweeney is now an Executive Multi-Specialty Vaccine Representative at Merck.
For parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, getting their child to participate in regular activities--anything from playdates and birthday parties to a normal morning routine--can be challenging. That’s because children with ASD often respond differently to sensory stimuli than people without the disorder.
These activities, however, are important for any child’s development and well-being--and as a result, parents and caregivers often use strategies to help children with ASD participate in as many as possible.