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Q&A: Will the Amazon/JP Morgan/Berkshire Hathaway venture impact the everyday consumer?

In January, Amazon announced that it will form a company—together with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase—to cut healthcare costs for its employees. Though details were sparse, the companies seek to provide “simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare” for their 500,000 U.S. staff. Here, Health Services Administration and Policy faculty members Stuart Fine and Thomas Martin discuss the impacts of the Amazon venture on everyday consumers.

Who will be directly impacted by this new venture?

Posted:  February 16, 2018

VIDEO: Audio simulation shows nursing students how mental illness affects patients

For students in the Department of Nursing, a new simulation is providing a firsthand look at how mental illness can affect patients. In a new offering at the Nursing Resource Center, students listen to simulated auditory hallucinations while trying to complete everyday tasks in order to gain empathy for those with schizophrenia.

Posted:  February 13, 2018

Pokhrel questions connection between chlorine and Legionnaire’s in Flint, Michigan

Lok Pokhrel, assistant professor of environmental health in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was quoted in Science for an article responding to a recent study suggesting a relationship between the Legionnaire’s epidemic in Flint, Michigan, and the low chlorine levels in the city

Posted:  February 7, 2018

Occupational therapy students, Institute on Disabilities make theater more accessible

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.

Posted:  February 3, 2018

New spaces, grant expand possibilities for Center for Social Policy and Community Development

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.

Posted:  January 25, 2018