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SBS alumna, faculty explore link between secondhand smoke and pediatric MS

Around the world, approximately 7,000 children are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, or MS, a central nervous system disorder that affects communication, coordination, muscle strength, and other ability.

There also exists a similar condition that largely mimics MS: Monophasic acquired demyelinating syndrome (mono-ADS). Like MS, it affects the central nervous system through demyelination, in which the protective covers around nerve cells are damaged. However, Mono-ADS differs from MS in one key way: it doesn’t present again after the initial attack, from which children typically recover.

Posted:  March 8, 2018

Alumna’s new book takes a big picture approach to keeping kids healthy

When her son was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1991, Joanne Stanton began building a knowledge base about pediatric cancer. In particular, she became curious about how environmental factors impact children’s health.

Now, more than 25 years later, the college of public health alumna has published a book on the topic.  

Posted:  March 1, 2018

Alumni Association holds inaugural board meeting, welcomes new members

This month, the College of Public Health Alumni Association (CPHAA) Board of Directors and Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting, where members began discussing ways to achieve the association’s goals of promoting the college and its alumni, encouraging fraternity among alumni through a variety of initiatives and events, establishing a professional mentoring and networking program, and connecting alumni to current students. More details will be shared in the future.

Posted:  February 28, 2018

Explore Our 2017 Year in Review

The past year has challenged us like few others in recent memory. In the face of proliferating threats to our collective well-being—from the opioid and obesity epidemics to unprecedented natural disasters—many of the most innovative solutions are emerging from our institutions of public health research and education.

Our digital Year In Review magazine includes top stories from across the Temple University College of Public Health in the past year:

Posted:  January 17, 2018

CPH alumnus uses international experience to address local challenges

For as much as Aasit Nanavati learned as a student in the College of Public Health at Temple University, his experiences abroad were just as important as his formal education to the work he does in Philadelphia today.

It worked out that way according to a plan the alumni, who received his bachelor’s in Public Health in 2009 and master’s in Public Health in 2012, says he laid out for himself as an undergraduate student: “I knew I wanted to graduate, work abroad for five years and then use that experience to work in Philadelphia.”

Posted:  October 12, 2017

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