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Temple Opens Free Physical Therapy Clinic in North Philadelphia

College of Public Health (CPH) students, faculty and alumni realized a long-held dream in opening the North Broad Physical Therapy Center, a pro bono student-run clinic for residents of North Philadelphia.
Underscoring Temple’s commitment to addressing critical health care gaps facing low-income communities, the clinic will serve uninsured and underinsured residents of all ages.
Posted:  October 29, 2015

David Sarwer Appointed as Associate Dean of Research

David Sarwer

Dean Laura A. Siminoff has appointed David B. Sarwer in a new role as associate dean of research for The College of Public Health. Sarwer will also serve as director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE).

In this new position, Sarwer will oversee and develop all aspects of the College’s research mission, support faculty in interdisciplinary research programs, create a mentorship program and promote the college’s research work among faculty and students.

Posted:  October 16, 2015

New Faculty: Heather Murphy on her work and travels around the globe

Heather Murphy
The College of Public Health has hired 31 new talented faculty members since the beginning of the year. We sat down with Heather Murphy, a new assistant professor of environmental health in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics to learn more about her and why she came to CPH.
You’ve done a lot of work in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector in developing countries. In that work, what would you say was the biggest challenge you faced?
Posted:  October 15, 2015

In research study Roundup found to increase weed production

In a recent study in Science of the Total Environment, researchers found that the use of the weed killer Roundup had the opposite effect in plants. Instead of killing them it contributed to their growth when applied at much lower concentrations not tested before.
The study, which will be published in print in the December issue of the journal, shows that even at low levels in soil, Roundup is responsible for hormesis – a phenomenon where plants actually benefit from lethal or toxic substances.  
Posted:  October 7, 2015