News from the Dean
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.
On Friday, Nov. 2, James Rimmer, director of the Lakeshore Foundation and the University of Alabama—Birmingham Research Collaborative, delivered the first lecture of the 2018-19 Dean’s Seminar Series with his talk, “Solving Some of Public Health’s Most Significant Crises: Disability Inclusion.”
On Friday, Nov. 2, James Rimmer, director of the Lakeshore Foundation and the University of Alabama-Birmingham Research Collaborative, will kick off the 2018-19 Dean’s Seminar Series. Rimmer will discuss the major health disparities in people with disabilities, explore issues associated with access and inclusion, and explain a new model for promoting community health inclusion across public health sectors.
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:
More than 1,600 service members from the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria have experienced devastating battle injuries—the loss of a face, for instance, or limbs, hands or feet—according to a 2015 report from the Congressional Research Service. While some veterans are treated through a combination of prosthetics and physical therapy, a new form of transplantation could help provide a new face or hands for those who experience particularly catastrophic blast injuries.
Laura A. Siminoff, Dean of the College of Public Health and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Public Health, was quoted in The New York Times for a story on New York City’s surprisingly low organ donation rates. From the story:
On Friday, March 23, Sandro Galea, dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health, delivered the final lecture in the 2017-2018 Dean’s Seminar Series.
On Friday, Dec. 1, Margaret Rogers, chief staff officer for science and research for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), delivered the second lecture in the Dean’s Seminar Series. Formed in recognition of the College’s accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health, the series brings internationally renowned scholars and practitioners to campus for discussions on pressing issues facing an ever-expanding field of public health.