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Research Highlight Video: How Does Communication Affect Organ Donation Rates?

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.

Posted:  March 18, 2017

Temple Program Receives Pioneering NIH Aphasia Grant

Research Associate Professor Gayle DeDe and her team have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the effectiveness of conversational therapy for people with aphasia.

The three-year grant marks the first time the NIH has funded research on conversational treatment for aphasia, a chronic language disorder that can affect any aspect of communication.

“It feels like a huge milestone. I think it's something that [NIH has] wanted to do,” DeDe says.

Posted:  March 15, 2017

College Faculty & Alumni Join City's Opioid Task Force

medicine bottles of various sizes and colorsExperts across disciplines at Temple University have spent decades researching substance use disorder and working in the community to address it. So when Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney formed a task force to address the city’s opioid crisis amid an unprecedented increase in overdoses last year, Temple faculty were among the people he looked to for help.

Posted:  March 7, 2017

A Warm Welcome to New Faculty at the College

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

Posted:  February 13, 2017

Kinesiology Major Katie Pinson on the Rewards of Student Research

Kinesiology Student Katie Pinson Standing on Running TrackKatie Pinson, an exercise and sport science kinesiology major in her junior year at Temple, won the undergraduate student investigator award at the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in November. We talked with her about her research, and the excitement of trying something you never thought you’d do.

Posted:  January 30, 2017

Is Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery Worth It?

Colleen Tewksbury standing with Temple University building in backgroundPre-op weight loss, post-op benefits? New obesity research says maybe not.

Bariatric surgery is no quick fix. Both before and after the procedure, patients receive support, counseling, and testing from an array of healthcare providers: dietitians, nurses, mental health professionals, physicians, and others. The team’s goal: maximize successful weight loss and minimize risk.

Posted:  January 16, 2017