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Opinion: Water Contamination and Public Health Impacts Post-Earthquake

Nepal after the earthquake
Disasters are unpredictable; they can strike anytime, anywhere.  Natural disasters do not discriminate between socioeconomic, political or national boundaries.  When they strike, however, human lives and properties are lost or greatly impacted.  Survivors risk their lives from a host of consequences including contaminated drinking water, even more so in the developing countries.
 
Posted:  June 1, 2015

Dean Siminoff on CPH Future

Dean Laura Siminoff
Dean Laura Siminoff is a nationally recognized public health social scientist, focusing on cancer treatment decision-making, informed consent, health communication, health disparities, bioethics, and issues of organ and tissue donation. A year ago, she joined Temple University’s College of Public Health (CPH), where she is driving unprecedented growth and momentum. We spoke with Dean Siminoff for her one-year anniversary, reflections on what she’s accomplished, her future plans for CPH, and her thoughts on how the college will impact the field of public health.
 
Posted:  April 7, 2015

Understanding what fathers “bring to the table”

“We’re working towards increasing the quantity and quality of father’s involvement with their children,” said Jay Fagan, professor of social work and co-director of the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN).  Twenty-one percent of children in the country live in single-mother households.  But, fathers who don’t live with their children still play an important role in their children’s lives, influencing many positive outcomes such as high school graduation, better peer relationships, less risk for domestic violence and improved overall well-being. 

Posted:  March 27, 2015

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