“We’re working towards increasing the quantity and quality of father’s involvement with their children,” said Jay Fagan, professor of social work and co-director of the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN). Twenty-one percent of children in the country live in single-mother households. But, fathers who don’t live with their children still play an important role in their children’s lives, influencing many positive outcomes such as high school graduation, better peer relationships, less risk for domestic violence and improved overall well-being.
“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.”