In April, the College of Public Health offered training in administering Nalaxone (brand name Narcan), a drug that reduces the effects of opioids and can reverse otherwise fatal overdoses—which caused 1,200 deaths in 2017, according to the Philadelphia County Medical Examiner’s Office.
In June, the college will welcome Lisa Bedore, a renowned researcher of developmental language disorders among Spanish-English bilingual children, as chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Here, she shares meaningful moments from her career, what drew her to the College of Public Health, and her hopes for the future of the field.
On Thursday, May 10, more than 1,100 graduates from the College of Public Health and the School of Social Work, representing more than 30 programs, received their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the College of Public Health Graduation Ceremony in the Liacouras Center. With their classmates in Temple’s other schools and colleges, they make up the university’s largest graduating class on record.
On Thursday, May 10, President of the National Association of Black Social Workers Toni Oliver will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the College of Public Health. A graduate of the master of social work program, Oliver has spent more than 30 years working to improve foster care, kinship care services, and adoption opportunities, particularly for children of color.
On April 14, the College of Public Health’s first Public Health Scholar Bowl team competed at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, demonstrating their knowledge of public health issues and showcasing a fully planned intervention to address health issues in Haiti.
The effects of psychosis can be devastating on both individuals and their families, especially for those aged 18 to 25, the period classified as emerging adulthood.
In late 2017, the debate over net neutrality once again reached a boiling point, as FCC chairman Ajit Pai led a repeal of US net neutrality policy. Here, assistant professor and graduate program director Thomas Martin writes on the importance of net neutrality on healthcare in the United States and makes recommendations for the future of internet policy in regards to healthcare.