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Across the College, New Funding for Athletics Research

Three junior researchers at the college were awarded grants for their upcoming athletics research projects.

Caitlin LaGrotte, a postdoctoral fellow working at the College of Public Health’s Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), received a one-year, $5,000 grant from the American Athletic Conference. The award funds her research on the relationship between psychosocial functioning (such as time demands and eating and sleeping behaviors) on academic and athletic performance in Temple University student athletes.

Posted:  September 6, 2017

Philly Kids Explore Public Health Careers

Public Health Day 4.7.17On Friday, April 7, the College of Public Health hosted about 70 students from four Philadelphia School District schools for a public health career information day in celebration of National Public Health Week. Students had opportunities to engage in hands-on activities and learn about the skills used by practitioners of public health, athletic training, nursing, and therapeutic recreation.

Posted:  April 10, 2017

CORE Study Suggests Risks of Snacking Habits Among Overweight Children

Mother feeding toddlerConsumers receive an array of options and information about snacking: what to eat, how often, and whether to snack at all. But for young children, the advice is clear: Snacking is important. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommend two snacks per day for preschool-aged children. Yet until now, surprisingly few studies have considered how snacking contributes to dietary intake among preschoolers.

Posted:  January 27, 2017

Is Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery Worth It?

Colleen Tewksbury standing with Temple University building in backgroundPre-op weight loss, post-op benefits? New obesity research says maybe not.

Bariatric surgery is no quick fix. Both before and after the procedure, patients receive support, counseling, and testing from an array of healthcare providers: dietitians, nurses, mental health professionals, physicians, and others. The team’s goal: maximize successful weight loss and minimize risk.

Posted:  January 16, 2017

In The News: Sarwer Speaks to 6ABC About Risks Of "Drunkorexia" Among Young Adults

Among young adults--particularly college students--binge drinking poses a major health risk. The danger is compounded when individuals skip meals or avoid eating in order to save calories for drinking alcohol. David Sarwer, Associate Dean of Research at the College of Public Health, recently spoke with 6ABC for a segment on the phenomenon of avoiding food in order to binge drink, sometimes known as "drunkorexia."

Posted:  January 3, 2017

"How Do I Look?" Examining Body Image & Contouring Surgery

With the increasing popularity of cosmetic procedures for the body, an important question has arisen: Do these procedures have long-term benefits—and if so, what are they? In a literature review recently published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal, researchers from the College of Public Health examined this question in regards to body contouring surgeries. What they discovered sheds light on these procedures’ potential impact on body image—as well as their limitations—and may help cosmetic surgeons treat patients more effectively.

Posted:  September 30, 2016