In January, the City of Philadelphia announced plans to open safe injection sites in an effort to combat the opioid epidemic, a decision that was met with impassioned responses on both sides.
When Amy Blumberg, an MFA in directing student in the School of Theater, Film, and Media Arts, was chosen last fall to direct Waiting for Rain for the Temple Theaters MFA Playwriting Rep, it was a fitting choice. She had helped fellow MFA student Mark Costello work on the script over the past few years, so she already knew the play well.
On Tuesday, Jan. 30, Pennsylvania State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky delivered a lecture on the ways in which civic engagement—or its absence—affects the issues of social justice that frequently arise in the fields of public health and social work.
In a new study published in the October 2017 issue of Gait & Posture, College of Public Health researchers, along with faculty at the University of Delaware, showed how a new device called ArmSense can enhance arm swing—and, as a result, improve walking ability—in people with Parkinson’s disease.
On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the College of Public Health’s Center for Social Policy and Community Development (CSPCD) and the Office of Community Relations–Pan-African Studies Community Education Program celebrated the opening of the new Workforce Connections Hub located in the university’s Entertainment and Community Education Center at 1509 Cecil B. Moore Avenue. The Hub will provide access to adult education, career resources, and training from a range of partners.
Derek M. Griffith, associate professor of medicine, health and society at Vanderbilt University, will speak on African American men’s health in a colloquium sponsored by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Ritter Annex Room 992.
College of Public Health faculty and students collaborate with Prevention Point Philadelphia on a range of research and clinical initiatives. The organization’s Temple roots run deep: both Executive Director Jose Benitez and Associate Executive Director Silvana Mazzella are alumni of the college’s School of Social Work.
The College of Public Health's Neuromotor Science (NMS) Research Consortium is an interdisciplinary research facility that for the past four years has brought together nine faculty members and 20 students from various disciplines ranging from kinesiology and physical therapy to neuroscience and bioengineering. The labs investigate basic and clinical issues in human sensorimotor neuroscience, such as upper extremity function, posture and gait, spinal cord function, concussion, sensorimotor integration and assistive device development.
A new study shows how curbing children’s exposure to secondhand smoke can start in a pediatrician's office. The findings, published this month, have already impacted how some clinicians in low-income communities address secondhand smoking exposure in children.