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Social Work Researcher Awarded $4.8 Million Grant to Fund Responsible Fatherhood Network

Jay Fagan Social Work Researcher from Temple University

Jay Fagan, PhD., a professor in the School of Social Work, was recently awarded a 5-year, $4.8 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Children and Families, to oversee the development of the Temple University Responsible Fatherhood Research Network.  He will serve as principal investigator and co-director of the project.

The primary goals of the Network are to:

Posted:  December 10, 2013

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