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Across the College, New Funding for Athletics Research

Three junior researchers at the college were awarded grants for their upcoming athletics research projects.

Caitlin LaGrotte, a postdoctoral fellow working at the College of Public Health’s Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), received a one-year, $5,000 grant from the American Athletic Conference. The award funds her research on the relationship between psychosocial functioning (such as time demands and eating and sleeping behaviors) on academic and athletic performance in Temple University student athletes.

Posted:  September 6, 2017

College of Public Health Leads Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative

Temple University’s College of Public Health has been awarded a grant by the American Cancer Society as part of the university’s inclusion in the society’s Tobacco-Free Campus Generation Initiative—an initiative that provides grants to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of smoke- and tobacco-free policies on college and university campuses. Temple is now one of 64 universities nationwide working toward the goal of a 100% tobacco-free campus.

Posted:  September 1, 2017

Instructor, Alumna—and Now Leader—in Social Work

Jessie Timmons, an instructor at the School of Social Work and an alumna of its MSW program, was appointed as the new president of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) in July.

Established in 1971, the PSCSW offers professional resources to promote specializations in clinical social work practice. It has more than 800 members working in psychiatric hospitals, private practice, family agencies and other settings.

Posted:  August 29, 2017

Video: New Year, New Class

It's not an easy task to gather the next generation of public health leaders together under one roof—but it happened on Aug. 25 at the College of Public Health's 2017 Convocation celebration. Kicking off the 2017-2018 academic year, college leaders and new students gathered at the Student Pavilion to celebrate the Class of 2021's Temple journey.

Posted:  August 28, 2017

Allison Casola named new chair-elect of Student Assembly for American Public Health Association

Allison Casola is the new chair-elect of the Student Assembly of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Casola is a third-year student in the College of Public Health’s epidemiology doctoral program, as well as a research assistant and instructor in the Department of Epidemiology. She begins her three-year appointment in November.

Posted:  August 22, 2017