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International expert on virtual environments visits Temple

Dr. Patrice Weiss to speak at Temple University

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."

Posted:  February 13, 2015

Public Health Professor Talks Food Safety with Inquirer

Mark Weir of Temple University College of Public Health talks food safety with Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

Posted:  January 19, 2015

CPH Professor Building Better Hospital Communication

Carole Tucker Physical Therapy Professor College of Public Health Temple University Philadlephia Pa

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.

Posted:  December 12, 2014

CPH Associate Dean Speaks About Tobacco Sales in Philadelphia

Temple University College of Public Health’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Jennifer Ibrahim

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.”

Posted:  November 26, 2014

Undergraduates combat obesity with health literacy

Temple University College of Public Health Undergraduate Research Opportunities

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. “

Posted:  November 25, 2014

Public Health Professor Talks Ebola With Philadelphia Inquirer

Sarah Bass Temple University College of Public Health Professor

Department of Public Health associate professor Sarah Bass spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about attitudes toward "voluntary isolation and mandatory quarantine."

"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."

Read more: What region is doing to guard against virus

Posted:  October 31, 2014

Center for Asian Health Researchers target diet to reduce chronic disease in Asian Americans

Center for Asian Health Researchers Target Diet to Reduce Chronic Disease in Asian Americans

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.

Posted:  October 6, 2014

CHPSW Welcomes New Faculty for 2014

Temple University College of Public Health 2014 New Faculty

The College of Public Health welcomed 23 new faculty this fall.  Joining our team are:

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Meghan Rainone, Assistant Professor.  Meghan holds her J.D. from Temple University and was previously an Adjunct Professor here at Temple.

Health Information Management

Dr. Anjali Shah, PhD, Assistant Professor. Anjali earned a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Rutgers University and previously worked with the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences team.

Posted:  September 16, 2014