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Hundreds receive training in administering Narcan in hopes of combating fatal overdose

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.

Posted:  May 18, 2018

Photos: Southeastern PA Opioid Summit brings together city officials, Temple researchers to discuss prevention, treatment and policy

Last month, the Southeastern PA Opioids Summit brought together leaders in research, clinical practice and policymaking to address the opioid epidemic in our region and chart the way forward in responding to the crisis.

Southeastern PA Opioids Summit

Posted:  May 16, 2018

Five questions with Lisa Bedore, incoming chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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.

Posted:  May 15, 2018

At graduation ceremony, students urged to pursue their passions and serve others

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.

Posted:  May 11, 2018

Five questions with Commencement Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipient Toni Oliver

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.

Posted:  May 8, 2018

Op-ed: Net neutrality and the movement of health data

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.

Posted:  April 20, 2018