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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

At Dean’s Seminar, Lakeshore Foundation’s James Rimmer advocates for inclusion in programs, interventions, and research

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.”


Posted:  November 5, 2018

2018–19 Dean’s Seminar Series includes experts in inclusion, physical activity, and mental health

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.

Posted:  October 29, 2018

2018: Our Year in Review

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:

Posted:  October 18, 2018

Dean Siminoff, Heather Gardiner receive $1.5 million Department of Defense grant to explore promising form of transplantation

Temple ROTC students on an exercise in Fort Dix, New JerseyMore 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.

Posted:  October 8, 2018