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Laura Siminoff appointed dean of Temple's College of Public Health

Laura Siminoff new dean of Temple CPH

Temple University President Neil D. Theobald has announced the appointment of Laura Siminoff as the dean of Temple's College of Public Health, effective March 1, 2014.

An eminent public health social scientist whose leadership accomplishments included the establishment of an academic department, Siminoff is widely recognized for her work in treatment decision-making and communication, informed consent and health disparities in cancer outcomes and organ and tissue donation.

Posted:  November 6, 2013

Public Health Professor Discusses Secondhand Smoke in Casinos

Jennifer Ibrahim Public Health CPH Temple University

Associate Professor of Public Health Jennifer Ibrahim recently discussed the effects of secondhand smoke in casinos in an article featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Ibrahim, who has authored and co-authored numerous publications concerning smoking and tabacco use, discusses a recent study in the journal Circulation that focuses on emergency calls from casinos and the effects of exposure to secondhand smoke therein. 

Read the full article here

Posted:  September 16, 2013

Social Work Professor Weighs In on Teen Suicide

Jonathan Singer CPH Social Work Professor

CPH School of Social Work professor Dr. Jonathan Singer spoke with Fox New Health about the need for health professionals to be able to recognize and respond quickly to youth suicide risk. 

"The article does a good job of emphasizing the importance of parents being actively involved in their child's life without being invasive," Singer said. "The more experiences that they have of their parents responding in loving, supportive, protective ways, the more likely it is that they’ll go to them when things are really bad."

Posted:  September 16, 2013

Public Health Department in U.S. News and World Report

Temple University Department of Public Health has been specifically named in U.S. News and World Report as a top destination for Public Health undergraduate programs in the United States.

Listed in “Discover 11 Hot College Majors That Lead to Jobs”, the article cites the threat of global epidemics and the industry's focus on prevention in health reform as the two major reasons this is a booming field.

Posted:  September 13, 2013

Temple University Joins Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)


(Philadelphia, PA) (August 1, 2013)– Temple University Department of Public Health has signed on as a founding member of the newly formed Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).

ASPPH connects public health schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Officially launched August 1, 2013, ASPPH is the successor to the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), which represented the 50 CEPH-accredited public health schools and eight associate members.

Posted:  August 1, 2013

64 CPH Faculty Receive Meritorious Awards

Deborah Nelson

On June 5, 2013, Provost Hai-Lung Dai announced the faculty merit awards for meritorious activity during the 2011-2012 academic year. Faculty can be nominated for an award for outstanding performance in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, university service, or service to their profession.

This year’s list recognized 64 faculty members from the College of Public Health. The full list of awardees can be accessed here. Congratulations to all for your achievements and recognition!

Robin Aronow, MA, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Posted:  June 6, 2013

National Cancer Institute-CRCHD Recognizes Dr. Grace Ma during AAPI Heritage Month, May 2013

During May 2013, Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, National Cancer Institute-CRCHD recognizes Grace Ma, PhD for her contributions and achievements in research, prevention and training initiatives that address cancer health disparities among Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders. Cancer is the leading cause of death in the Asian American community.

Among the cancers that specifically affect women, cervical cancer has a profound impact on the lives of many Asian Americans. Dr. Ma has created a video to raise awareness of the disparity created by cervical cancer in this population.

Posted:  June 5, 2013