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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

Social Work Professor to Join Radio Discussion on Suicide Rate

Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW, assistant professor of Social Work at CPH, will be featured on WHYY’s Radio Times on June 20 for a discussion about the rising suicide rate. He will be joined by Thomas Joiner, PhD, professor of psychology at Florida State University and Susan Rogers, Director of Special Projects at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA.

You can listen to Radio Times online at http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/.

Posted:  June 5, 2013

Kinesiology PhD Student Interviewed by International Society of Hypertension

Dianne M. Babbitt, a PhD student in the Department of Kinesiology, was featured by the International Society of Hypertension as their June 2013 Spotlight of the Month. Dianne works in CPH’s Hypertension Molecular and Applied Physiology Lab, which is directed by Michael D. Brown, PhD. Her research specialty is the effect of exercise on inflammation and endothelial function.

Posted:  June 5, 2013

IEP Student Receives Research Award from BONE Interest Group

Tiffiny Butler, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Kinesiology’s Integrative Exercise Physiology program, received a Basic Science Research Award for her work entitled "Food Restriction Post Puberty is Positive for Bone Structure Long Term." This $250 award is granted by the Bone and Osteoporosis Network Exchange (BONE) Interest Group of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Posted:  May 29, 2013

Kinesiology Doctoral Candidate Receives PATS Research Grant

Lindsay McGuire, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Kinesiology, was recently awarded the 2013-2014 Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society Research Grant for her proposal “Temporal Changes in Depression and Neurocognitive Performance in Male and Female NCAA Student-Athletes: A Longitudinal Evaluation Pre- and Post-Concussion Injury.” She will use this $5000 grant to support her dissertation work this coming year.

Posted:  May 29, 2013