The College of Public Health is pleased to announce that Martha Kubik, David R. Devereaux Professor and director of the Department of Nursing, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine.
For students in the Department of Nursing, a new simulation is providing a firsthand look at how mental illness can affect patients. In a new offering at the Nursing Resource Center, students listen to simulated auditory hallucinations while trying to complete everyday tasks in order to gain empathy for those with schizophrenia.
In January, the City of Philadelphia announced plans to open safe injection sites in an effort to combat the opioid epidemic, a decision that was met with impassioned responses on both sides.
When Amy Blumberg, an MFA in directing student in the School of Theater, Film, and Media Arts, was chosen last fall to direct Waiting for Rain for the Temple Theaters MFA Playwriting Rep, it was a fitting choice. She had helped fellow MFA student Mark Costello work on the script over the past few years, so she already knew the play well.
On Tuesday, Jan. 30, Pennsylvania State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky delivered a lecture on the ways in which civic engagement—or its absence—affects the issues of social justice that frequently arise in the fields of public health and social work.
In a new study published in the October 2017 issue of Gait & Posture, College of Public Health researchers, along with faculty at the University of Delaware, showed how a new device called ArmSense can enhance arm swing—and, as a result, improve walking ability—in people with Parkinson’s disease.
On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the College of Public Health’s Center for Social Policy and Community Development (CSPCD) and the Office of Community Relations–Pan-African Studies Community Education Program celebrated the opening of the new Workforce Connections Hub located in the university’s Entertainment and Community Education Center at 1509 Cecil B. Moore Avenue. The Hub will provide access to adult education, career resources, and training from a range of partners.
Derek M. Griffith, associate professor of medicine, health and society at Vanderbilt University, will speak on African American men’s health in a colloquium sponsored by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Ritter Annex Room 992.