We did it! With your help we have reached more than 100% of our goal of $3,000 in the inaugural CPH Graduation Challenge! We’d like to thank all of those who donated and helped us to reach this milestone – faculty, staff, donors, and, most importantly, our students. This achievement is a testament to the dedication of the 2014 CPH graduating class and their commitment to the College. It has also provided a wonderful opportunity for all of CPH to join together and support this worthy cause.
Temple University’s College of Public Health welcomes U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, 5th District, Pennsylvania as the speaker for the College's 47th Graduation Ceremony on May 15, 2014.
A life-long resident of Howard Township, Centre County, Pa., Congressman Thompson was first elected to represent Pennsylvania’s Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2008 and sworn in to his third term on January 3, 2013.
A $1.2 million grant from the Department of Defense was awarded to Geoff Wright, PhD (PI), together with colleagues Carole Tucker, PT, PhD and Emily Keshner, PT, EdD, the College of Public Health’s Department of Physical Therapy, and Ryan Tierney PhD, ATC from the Department of Kinesiology. This study will investigate chronic symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) using an innovative new virtual reality-based balance assessment device they designed. Young athletes who have suffered a recent head injury will be tested for symptoms of mild TBI using the newly designed device.
Florida Atlantic University has chosen Temple University CPH Department of Kinesiology Chair John Jeka, PhD as the 2014 Distinguished Alumni from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Presented yearly since 2004, the award recognizes distinguished alumni from each of FAU’s colleges to honor their outstanding accomplishments in their field.
Getting kids to eat less may be as simple as making sure they get a good night’s sleep, according to a new study led by Chantelle Hart, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health at Temple University School of Medicine’s Center for Obesity Research and Education.
Jay Fagan, PhD., a professor in the School of Social Work, was recently awarded a 5-year, $4.8 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Children and Families, to oversee the development of the Temple University Responsible Fatherhood Research Network. He will serve as principal investigator and co-director of the project.
The primary goals of the Network are to:
Temple University President Neil D. Theobald has announced the appointment of Laura Siminoff as the dean of Temple's College of Public Health, effective March 1, 2014.
An eminent public health social scientist whose leadership accomplishments included the establishment of an academic department, Siminoff is widely recognized for her work in treatment decision-making and communication, informed consent and health disparities in cancer outcomes and organ and tissue donation.