Keith Diaz, a 2012 alumnus of the college’s doctoral program in Kinesiology, made big headlines this week for his research on the health effects of sitting for long periods of time. Diaz—now a research associate scientist at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons—was featured in articles in The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian and other news outlets for his research study which found that individuals who sit for long, uninterrupted periods of time are at greater risk of early death.
Three junior researchers at the college were awarded grants for their upcoming athletics research projects.
Caitlin LaGrotte, a postdoctoral fellow working at the College of Public Health’s Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), received a one-year, $5,000 grant from the American Athletic Conference. The award funds her research on the relationship between psychosocial functioning (such as time demands and eating and sleeping behaviors) on academic and athletic performance in Temple University student athletes.
The College of Public Health is starting the academic year on a high note: in August, construction finished on two major new clinical education spaces for the college, and students and faculty begin classes there this week.
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.
"Groundbreaking research is performed at Temple every day," Temple president Richard M. Englert said in his remarks at the Temple University Innovation Showcase April 28. "Innovation is always a team sport, and here we have the A Team."
As Philadelphia’s recently appointed Health Commissioner, Thomas Farley (MD, MPH) sets policy for the Department of Public Health, working with other human-services agencies to promote and protect the health of all Philadelphians.
On Friday, April 7, the College of Public Health hosted about 70 students from four Philadelphia School District schools for a public health career information day in celebration of National Public Health Week. Students had opportunities to engage in hands-on activities and learn about the skills used by practitioners of public health, athletic training, nursing, and therapeutic recreation.
With a grant from the Department of Defense, the Motion-Action-Perception lab is developing devices that can pinpoint signs of concussion using simple gaming technology. It's not only cool -- it's also providing a hi-tech assessment tool that's portable, affordable, and accessible enough to use virtually anywhere, from the athletic field to the battlefield.
Hope Watson is an undergraduate kinesiology major who has made the most of her time at Temple: She won a university-wide healthcare analytics competition last year, and after graduating this spring she’ll be taking her Temple education to the United Kingdom, where she’ll be pursuing a graduate degree in epidemiology with a concentration in biostatistics at the University of Cambridge.