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Salzer, Foley recognized for excellence in research, teaching

At the Faculty Teaching, Research and Creative Awards ceremony on Monday, April 9, two College of Public Health faculty members will receive some of the university’s highest honors. Mark Salzer, professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion, will receive the Paul W.

Posted:  April 4, 2018

Lisa Bedore to join college as chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The College of Public Health is pleased to announce that Lisa Bedore will join the college as professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Bedore joins the college as a renowned researcher of developmental language disorders among Spanish-English bilingual children. Her appointment will begin in June.

Posted:  March 27, 2018

Student spotlight: Internships provide public health undergrad with experience in the lab and the field

Like all College of Public Health undergraduate students, Lindy Thornton needed to complete two internships before graduating. Through her internships, Thornton gained experience through a combination of hands-on data analysis and fieldwork. These, she says, can go a long way with her applications as well as her career down the road. Now a senior, she’s applying to graduate schools to study health informatics.

Posted:  March 14, 2018

Next week: Sandro Galea, dean at Boston University School of Public Health, to speak in Dean’s Seminar Series

On Friday, March 23, Dr. Sandro Galea, Robert A. Knox professor and dean at Boston University School of Public Health, will deliver a lecture as part of the college’s Dean’s Seminar Series. In the lecture “What should we talk about when we talk about health?” Galea will discuss challenges surrounding our current approaches to health conversations and the difficulty of changing the national public health narrative. The event is free and open to the public.

Posted:  March 13, 2018

SBS alumna, faculty explore link between secondhand smoke and pediatric MS

Around the world, approximately 7,000 children are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, or MS, a central nervous system disorder that affects communication, coordination, muscle strength, and other ability.

There also exists a similar condition that largely mimics MS: Monophasic acquired demyelinating syndrome (mono-ADS). Like MS, it affects the central nervous system through demyelination, in which the protective covers around nerve cells are damaged. However, Mono-ADS differs from MS in one key way: it doesn’t present again after the initial attack, from which children typically recover.

Posted:  March 8, 2018

Video: Social work student explores animal therapy

After rescuing pit bull mix Marley from a shelter five years ago, Rachel Lawbaugh in the School of Social Work trained her as a certified therapy dog. Since then, Rachel has found opportunities for Marley to join in their internships for the Master of Social Work program, where they work with individuals recovering from trauma and substance use—and where Marley’s presence can have profound benefits for clients.

Posted:  March 5, 2018

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