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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

In Support for Cancer Survivors, Questions Linger

Doctor holding the hand of an older adult patientWith 15.5 million cancer survivors in the U.S. and an anticipated 20 million by 2026, programs designed to support them—commonly known as survivorship programs—have become more prevalent and robust. These programs attend to the wide range of healthcare needs—everything from preventing the recurrence of cancer to counseling survivors on physical activity.

Posted:  January 5, 2017

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