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.
News from the Dean
On Friday, May 10, eight hundred undergraduate and 389 graduate students in the College of Public Health and the School of Social Work, representing more than 40 degree programs, received their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the 53rd College of Public Health Graduation Ceremony in the Liacouras Center.
On April 2, the College of Public Health and Temple University community took part in a discussion between Dean Laura A. Siminoff and Maiken Scott, host of WHYY’s The Pulse, a national health and science radio show that explores the human aspects of health and science.
On 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.
In the face of an expanding mumps outbreak on Temple's campus—and in increase in outbreaks of measles around the country—Dean Laura Siminoff writes on the importance of proper vaccination and the public health community's role in dispelling myths.
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.
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.
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.”