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Opinion: Grieving Adolescent Suicide

Lisa ZollLisa Zoll is an instructor in the School of Social Work at Temple’s Harrisburg campus. Her teaching interests include Loss & Grief, Assessment and Diagnosis of Mental Health Disorders, Social Justice, and Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Paige Gentry (MEd, Counseling Psychology, 2017) also contributed to this article.

Posted:  April 14, 2017

Safety First: Q&A with Savannah Gore (MPH ’17)

Savannah Gore, MPH 2017In her role as a health and medical planning coordinator at the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, Savannah Gore draws on the many skills and the unique perspective she’s gained in her military service. Since 2014 Specialist Gore has served the U.S. Army Reserves as a healthcare specialist (or medic, in civilian terms) and hazardous materials first responder.

Posted:  April 14, 2017

Biobanking Study: Donor Families Would Trade Access for Confidentiality

The technology to acquire genome sequence data from biobanked tissue samples has outpaced the ability to protect large databases from security breaches, raising the issue of whether loss of confidentiality risk should be discussed with donor families during the consent process.

A new study coauthored by College of Public Health Dean Laura A. Siminoff and Associate Professor Heather Traino examines how well families who donate tissue to a biobank—or decide not to donate—understand the risks and implications of a potential confidentiality breach.

Posted:  April 13, 2017

Student Q&A: Looking at the Big Picture of PTSD

Lesley Sasnett, MSW-MPHLesley Sasnett transferred from the University of Southern California to Temple in January 2015 from an MSW program into the dual MSW-MPH program. She is a veteran of the Army, having been stationed in Germany, the Netherlands, and Kosovo. As a military contractor, she served for 15 years as a trainer and intelligence specialist throughout the U.S., Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Posted:  April 11, 2017

Philly Kids Explore Public Health Careers

Public Health Day 4.7.17On Friday, April 7, the College of Public Health hosted about 70 students from four Philadelphia School District schools for a public health career information day in celebration of National Public Health Week. Students had opportunities to engage in hands-on activities and learn about the skills used by practitioners of public health, athletic training, nursing, and therapeutic recreation.

Posted:  April 10, 2017

Student Spotlight: The Accidental Analyst

Ahmed T. Eldafrawy, MIHAhmed T. Eldafrawy is on the verge of completing his MS in Health Informatics. He’s also on the verge of an exciting career at Cerner, a company that develops custom care-coordination systems for healthcare facilities across the country. He told us how he balances full-time work as a consulting analyst with his course work, and how he balances his undergraduate degree in kinesiology and a life-long desire to work in healthcare with his newfound passion for building systems.

Posted:  April 5, 2017

In Chinatown's Autism Community, Temple Students Learn Through Service

Chinatown ASD Inclusion - IdeishiYou’re new to the U.S. and know hardly anyone. You have a child on the autism spectrum – a neurological difference that is entirely new to you – who is learning to communicate and learning English with you. You learn that you are entitled to receive educational and therapeutic services, and you are thrust into a complicated network of information, providers, and paperwork.

Posted:  April 3, 2017