A new project by Gina Tripicchio, assistant professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, was selected as one of 10 winners in the first phase of the Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Families and Communities Challenge by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services.
In the United States, adults with a serious mental illness make up a disproportionate number of inmates in prisons. While an estimated 10.4 million American adults have a serious mental illness—4.2 percent of the general population—people with a serious mental illness comprise 16 percent of the prison population.
Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo below to hear from Innocent Tumwebaze, a research fellow in the Water, Health and Applied Microbiology Lab, or check out all of the portraits so far.
In an initial meeting with a patient, it can be difficult for oncologists to discern how much the patient knows about their cancer. And the same is true of that patient’s family, who may be present at the appointment.
Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo below to hear from Molly Beiting, a researcher and speech-language-pathologist, or check out all of the portraits so far.
Through an internship at Rock Steady Boxing, a program for people with Parkinson's disease, exercise and sports science student Alec Berenbaum discovered a passion for working with those fighting back against the effects of the disorder.
Earlier this month, the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) brought holiday cheer to children in Shriners Hospitals for Children with a donation of gift boxes filled with toys, arts and crafts supplies, and more.
Students and faculty members in the College of Public Health joined researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Thomas Jefferson University at the annual Community-Driven Research Day on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
One out of every three American adults has obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30. About one in 13 American adults has extreme obesity and weighs 100 pounds more than their recommended body weight, leaving them with a BMI of 40 or greater. And yet, only 1 percent of the patients eligible for bariatric surgery, considered to be the most effective treatment for obesity, actually undergo the surgery each year.
Last winter saw one of the most severe flu seasons in recent memory. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 million were hospitalized due to influenza-related symptoms and an estimated 80,000 people died — making the 2017–2018 season the deadliest in over a decade.