On Friday, May 10, eight hundred undergraduate and 389 graduate students in the College of Public Health and the School of Social Work, representing more than 40 degree programs, received their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the 53rd College of Public Health Graduation Ceremony in the Liacouras Center.
Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo for a portrait of Helen Clay Gallagher, a Doctor of Athletic Training student who also serves as associate athletic trainer for Temple women’s volleyball and rowing, or read on for the full interview.
The College of Public Health has announced its lineup of events in celebration of National Public Health Week, April 1-7, including a lunch and learn series on a number of public health topics, the college’s annual Research Day, and a conversation with Maiken Scott, host and reporter for WHYY’s weekly health and science show, The Pulse.
Resa M. Jones, chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was awarded a grant from the California-based Water Foundation to study the effects of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) water contamination in partnership with the Buxmont Coalition for Safer Water.
On Election Day, consider this correlation: The United States has one of the lowest voter turnout rates among developed nations, especially in midterm elections. Meanwhile, population health outcomes in the U.S.—such as infant mortality and preventable chronic disease rates—have been deteriorating since the 1980s and are now significantly worse than those in most other developed countries.
College of Public Health alumni Jose Benitez and Joanne M. Stanton were inducted into the 2018 Gallery of Success during Homecoming weekend. The gallery, located in the lower level of Mitten Hall, honors alumni who have used their experience at Temple to make an impact in their field.
Over the past year, Temple’s College of Public Health has continued to redefine the boundaries of public health education, research and practice. Our faculty stand at the forefront of a shifting health landscape, making innovative connections across disciplines and reimagining clinical education.
Our digital Year In Review magazine includes top stories from across the Temple University College of Public Health in 2018:
By the time Ellen Schwartz watched The Miracle Worker, she knew where her career would take her.
She had always been interested in working with people with special needs, and seeing the 1962 depiction of Anne Sullivan’s efforts to tutor the deaf and blind Helen Keller sealed her decision.
After a diagnosis of pre-nodular laryngitis cut her singing dreams short, Megan Gimpel discovered her passion for helping others. After completing her graduate degree at Temple, Megan now teaches students with speech and language disorders at the Talk Institute, where she works as a speech language pathologist.
When Temple began offering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree 50 years ago, it was at a time when the function of nurses differed from their current multifaceted role as “the glue that holds a patient’s healthcare journey together,” according to the American Nurses Association.