“I didn't know that I had fallen in love with motor behavior when I was 19 years old and teaching children in my hometown to swim. I just knew that I loved the moment when the kids ‘got’ it.”
Dr. Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss, Ph.D., OT, head of the Laboratory for Innovations in Rehabilitation Technology (LIRT) at the University of Haifa, Israel, will be arriving at Temple University as the first Presidential Visiting Scholar. Invited by Emily Keshner, chair of the Physical Therapy Department, Weiss will facilitate a series of lectures with the Temple Community. Among those will be a Presidential Address entitled "Coping with Conflict: Technologies for Targeting Social Action and Rehabilitation Research."
How safe are the cheesesteaks at two of Philadelphia's oldest sandwich institutions? Mark Weir, assistant professor in Temple University's College of Public Health, weighed in on some of the most recent food inspection reports from Pat's King of Steaks and Geno's Steaks with the Philadelphia Inquirer.
From the Inquirer:
A notable violation at Geno's had to do with the legendary Whiz: On June 28, 2013, Geno's kept the Whiz below a safe temperature, at 120 degrees instead of the required 135.
Hospitals thrive on collaboration, but communication across large health systems can be cumbersome and can hinder patient care. Now, pediatric doctors will have the expertise and knowledge of an entire medical network at their fingertips.
A three year grant (which begins January 2015) from Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) will allow Carole Tucker, associate professor of physical therapy in Temple University’s College of Public Health, the opportunity to develop a learning health system within The Shriners Network.
Speaking with the Philadelphia Inquirer, the College of Public Health’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Jennifer Ibrahim lauded Philadelphia’s small businesses that have halted the sale of cigarettes.
"While it was fabulous when CVS decided to stop selling tobacco products, the decision by small businesses to stop selling tobacco speaks to our local values - these are local people saying that we do not want to sell a deadly product to our friends and neighbors," said Jennifer Ibrahim, an associate professor of public health at Temple University.”
Undergraduates throughout Temple University are getting an opportunity to imagine and enact their own research with the help of a new program from the College of Public Health (CPH).
Currently in the first phase of a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, the Academic-Community Partnerships to Address Obesity and Health Literacy, led by Alice Hausman, CPH department chair, seeks to “[craft] a long-term research agenda examining health literacy and obesity prevention. “
Dr. Sarah Bauerle Bass, associate professor of Public Health has been chosen by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to receive its Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education.
"As coerciveness increased, the willingness [to comply] decreased," she said, suggesting that a mandate might actually backfire. Men and people with higher incomes were more likely to be uncooperative; regular churchgoers were most willing."
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CPH's Center for Asian Health and Director Grace Ma have been featured in Temple Today for their work with chronic disease in Asian Americans in the Delaware Valley.
"...Researchers from Temple University’s Center for Asian Health (CAH) will use a $1.4 million Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant to create awareness, provide education, and increase access to healthy food and beverage options in Philadelphia’s low-income Asian-American community. Temple is the only Pennsylvania institution to receive a REACH grant, awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year.