Some 1,332 Owls took flight this morning as the College of Public Health celebrated its 2017 graduation ceremony as thousands of family, friends, and supporters filled the Liacouras Center.
News from the Dean
The technology to acquire genome sequence data from biobanked tissue samples has outpaced the ability to protect large databases from security breaches, raising the issue of whether loss of confidentiality risk should be discussed with donor families during the consent process.
A new study coauthored by College of Public Health Dean Laura A. Siminoff and Associate Professor Heather Traino examines how well families who donate tissue to a biobank—or decide not to donate—understand the risks and implications of a potential confidentiality breach.
Heather Traino, associate professor of social and behavioral sciences, and Laura A. Siminoff, dean of the college and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Public Health, discuss their paper, “Regional Differences in Communication Process and Outcomes of Requests for Solid Organ Donation,” just published in American Journal of Transplantation. You can read the full paper here.
A new study finds that in the delicate conversations about organ donation, outcomes depend on communication.
Laura A. Siminoff, Dean of the College of Public Health and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Public Health, says there are lessons to be learned from a healthcare system that's designed with prevention in mind.
The College of Public Health is welcoming top scholars from around the world--new faculty members teaching in our classrooms, leading our research, and forging partnerships across the community. Since July 2016, we’ve been honored to add 20 talented faculty members to the college:
Katherine Bevans, Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences
Susan Caspari, Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Marissa Cloutier, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Laura A. Siminoff, Dean of the College of Public Health and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Public Health, says that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have profound consequences for all Americans.
Earlier this month the College of Public Health lost Erin Wilson, an undergraduate senior in the School of Social Work. Erin was leaving her internship at the Episcopal Campus of Temple University Hospital when she was struck and killed by a car as she crossed Lehigh Avenue. Erin’s classmates, professors and family describe her as energetic, caring, and determined to improve her community. We are all heartbroken.