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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 2017:

Posted:  January 17, 2018

CPH alumnus uses international experience to address local challenges

For as much as Aasit Nanvati 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

Alumni Q&A: Moving the BSN program’s educational techniques into the future

This alumni spotlight is part of our celebration of the Temple BSN program’s 50th anniversary. Read more stories here.

Many Temple BSN alumni talk about how the program’s commitment to diversity shaped their career. In the case of John Duffy, a male entering the nursing field more than 30 years ago, it impacted him before he even began his education at Temple.

Posted:  October 3, 2017

Alumni Q&A: Caring for the community, one child at a time

This alumni spotlight is part of our celebration of the Temple BSN program’s 50th anniversary. Read more stories here.

Shannon Smith is a Philadelphia native who developed an appreciation for community nursing while in the BSN program at the College of Public Health. She’s followed that passion for more than two decades by working for the Philadelphia School District, starting as a school nurse.

Posted:  September 25, 2017

Kinesiology alumnus makes big news with new research

Keith Diaz, a 2012 alumnus of the college’s doctoral program in Kinesiology, made big headlines this week for his research on the health effects of sitting for long periods of time. Diaz—now a research associate scientist at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons—was featured in articles in The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian and other news outlets for his research study which found that individuals who sit for long, uninterrupted periods of time are at greater risk of early death.

Posted:  September 15, 2017

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