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Based on Task Force recommendations, Temple University now a tobacco-free campus

On July 1, Temple University will implement a new tobacco-free policy based on recommendations from Dean Laura A. Siminoff and the Presidential Smokefree Campus Task Force. In celebration of this change, we’ve reprinted the story, with updates, on the task force’s work from the 2018 edition of our Year in Review.

Posted:  July 1, 2019

At Dean’s Seminar, McKay urges importance of community and family partnerships

Mary McKayOn March 29, Mary McKay, Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, delivered the final Dean’s Seminar of the 2018-2019 academic year. 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.

Posted:  April 1, 2019

Conversations with Maiken Scott, Research Day highlight Public Health Week events

The College of Public Health has announced its lineup of events in celebration of National Public Health Week, April 1-7, including a lunch and learn series on a number of public health topics, the college’s annual Research Day, and a conversation with Maiken Scott, host and reporter for WHYY’s weekly health and science show, The Pulse.

Posted:  March 14, 2019

At Dean’s Seminar, Pate outlines the problems and solutions surrounding youth physical activity

On Friday, Feb. 22, Russell R. Pate, professor at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health and Director of the Children's Physical Activity Research Group, delivered 2019’s first Dean’s Seminar. 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.

Posted:  February 28, 2019

From the dean: On voting and public health

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.

Posted:  November 6, 2018

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