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Alumni Q&A: Moving the BSN program’s educational techniques into the future

This alumni spotlight is part of our celebration of the Temple BSN program’s 50th anniversary. Read more stories here.

Many Temple BSN alumni talk about how the program’s commitment to diversity shaped their career. In the case of John Duffy, a male entering the nursing field more than 30 years ago, it impacted him before he even began his education at Temple.

Posted:  October 3, 2017

Op-ed: A high-profile disagreement highlights issues of access to personal health information

The College of Public Health is gearing up for National Health IT Week, a nationwide celebration from Oct. 2-6 focusing on the benefits health information technology brings to the U.S. healthcare system. To celebrate, we're waiving the application fee for our Master of Science in Health Informatics program in October! Click here to learn more information, including how to apply.

Posted:  September 27, 2017

Alumni Q&A: Caring for the community, one child at a time

This alumni spotlight is part of our celebration of the Temple BSN program’s 50th anniversary. Read more stories here.

Shannon Smith is a Philadelphia native who developed an appreciation for community nursing while in the BSN program at the College of Public Health. She’s followed that passion for more than two decades by working for the Philadelphia School District, starting as a school nurse.

Posted:  September 25, 2017

Epidemiology student brings study on Philadelphia recreational water to international conference

Reports on Philadelphia’s recreational water quality get an international spotlight this month. While the news isn’t all good, what it could mean for further study is significant.

Shannon McGinnis, a graduate student and research assistant in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, presented findings on Philadelphia’s creeks at the International Conference for Urban Drainage, from Sept. 11 to 15, in Prague, Czech Republic.

Posted:  September 20, 2017

Scholar Spotlight: Two CPH graduate students to present research at this year’s Saffran Conference

The Saffran Conference is an annual program, hosted by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where clinicians and renowned researchers from around the world explore new research topics and discuss their practical implications. Each year, up to 16 graduate students attend the two-day conference at a professional level. Through funding from private donors and the National Institutes of Health, the students receive travel accommodations and free registration, and the opportunity to present their current work.

Posted:  September 18, 2017

Kinesiology alumnus makes big news with new research

Keith Diaz, a 2012 alumnus of the college’s doctoral program in Kinesiology, made big headlines this week for his research on the health effects of sitting for long periods of time. Diaz—now a research associate scientist at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons—was featured in articles in The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian and other news outlets for his research study which found that individuals who sit for long, uninterrupted periods of time are at greater risk of early death.

Posted:  September 15, 2017

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