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David Sarwer Appointed as Associate Dean of Research

David Sarwer

Dean Laura A. Siminoff has appointed David B. Sarwer in a new role as associate dean of research for The College of Public Health. Sarwer will also serve as director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE).

In this new position, Sarwer will oversee and develop all aspects of the College’s research mission, support faculty in interdisciplinary research programs, create a mentorship program and promote the college’s research work among faculty and students.

Posted:  October 16, 2015

Lessons learned: CPH professor publishes study of sexual behavior among bisexual Latino men

Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, associate professor of social work, was always interested in men’s physical and mental health, but it was the AIDS epidemic that turned his focus to how men’s sexual identification or orientation may change over time, also known as sexual fluidity. “It was devastating,” he recalled. “I knew people who died. I had a real strong push to work in the area of HIV research, intervention, and prevention.” 
 
Posted:  June 4, 2015

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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