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.
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.
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.
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.
College of Public Health faculty and students collaborate with Prevention Point Philadelphia on a range of research and clinical initiatives. The organization’s Temple roots run deep: both Executive Director Jose Benitez and Associate Executive Director Silvana Mazzella are alumni of the college’s School of Social Work.
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:
Dear College of Public Health Alumni,
This year has been one full of milestones for the College of Public Health, and I would like to share another piece of exciting news.
This alumni spotlight is part of our celebration of the Temple BSN program’s 50th anniversary. Read more stories here.
Sheila Dhand’s education at Temple University didn’t kick off her career in community health. Rather, it helped her realize professional goals she set years before entering the BSN program.
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.”