There’s a new approach to addressing the opioid crisis in Philadelphia: prevent addiction from happening in the first place. At the Care Clinic, a federally-qualified community health center run by the nonprofit Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), people who suffer from chronic pain learn to manage their symptoms in a way that keeps them from slipping into opioid abuse.
In October, a handful of graduate students got a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at how they can help a law get passed.
On Friday, Oct. 27, Robert Fullilove, associate dean for community and minority affairs and professor of clinical sociomedical sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, delivered the inaugural lecture in the Dean’s Seminar Series in Ritter Hall’s Walk Auditorium.
With a new study, College of Public Health Dean and Laura H. Carnell Professor Laura A. Siminoff is investigating a relatively small population that's underrepresented in current research. However, her findings could be significant not only for this community but for other, larger demographics as well.
After 10 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Carolyn Parks joins the College of Public Health faculty this fall as an associate professor of instruction in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
In early October, Mohammed Alhajji traveled to Beirut to be a guest on the television show “Kalam Nawaim” on the pan-Arab MBC1 network. Translated from Arabic to “Sweet Talk,” the show boasts a format similar to “The View” in America, with a panel of female hosts discussing topical issues, and attracts millions of viewers each episode.
The College of Public Health is pleased to announce its appointment of Kate Gallagher as director of the Office for Clinical Practice and Field Education. Gallagher will oversee the newly renamed office, which is responsible for clinical education, internships and clinical services in the college.
Thanks to grants from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Chantelle Hart, an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health and research scientist at the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), is exploring how children’s sleep patterns affect weight regulation and the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
This alumni spotlight is part of our celebration of the Temple BSN program’s 50th anniversary. Read more stories here.
Sheila Dhand’s education at Temple University didn’t kick off her career in community health. Rather, it helped her realize professional goals she set years before entering the BSN program.
A message from Dean Laura A. Siminoff:
I am proud to announce that the College of Public Health has been fully accredited as a school of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The college is now one of two CEPH-accredited schools of public health in the Philadelphia region, and one of three in the state of Pennsylvania.