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Clinical-community collaboration may help reduce pediatric obesity, study finds

In a study published in the April issue of Childhood Obesity, Gina Tripicchio, assistant professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and a team of researchers evaluated a program that enrolled 46 children aged 2-16 years (most of whom are Hispanic) with overweight or obesity (BMI greater than the 85th percentile) into a family-based behavioral group (FBBG) treatment program.

Posted:  August 27, 2018

Remembering Social Work Emeritus Faculty Ed Newman

It is with sadness that the College of Public Health announces the passing of Ed Newman, emeritus professor in the School of Social Work, who passed away on August 18, 2018. 

Newman began serving as a professor at Temple University’s School of Social Administration (now the School of Social Work) in 1974. His teaching activity focused on areas of social policy, planning and management.

Posted:  August 22, 2018

Heather Gardiner appointed to lead new Office of Community Engaged Research and Practice

The College of Public Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Gardiner, associate professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, as director of the newly established Office of Community Engaged Research and Practice. Gardiner will lead growth of the college’s interdisciplinary, community-engaged research activity and work to identify new opportunities for collaboration between members of the college and Philadelphia’s communities.

Posted:  August 14, 2018

Video: Speech-Language-Hearing alumna helps children find their voice

After a diagnosis of pre-nodular laryngitis cut her singing dreams short, Megan Gimpel discovered her passion for helping others. After completing her graduate degree at Temple, Megan now teaches students with speech and language disorders at the Talk Institute, where she works as a speech language pathologist.

Learn more about programs in speech, language, and hearing. 

Posted:  August 3, 2018

Hoping to improve sanitation worldwide, Murphy receives college’s first Gates Foundation grant

The UN estimates that, by 2050, one in four people will live in a country with shortages of fresh water. As it is now, nearly 2 billion people use water sources that are contaminated with fecal matter. The situation is dire: more children die from diarrheal diseases than often-discussed illnesses such as malaria.

Posted:  July 27, 2018

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