There are a host of reasons why many people don't eat healthy foods. Cost and access are two significant barriers. For some, a lack of nutrition education—just knowing which foods are good for you and which aren't—also presents a challenge. In Philadelphia, a new company co-founded by a Temple public health alumnus looks to address these problems.
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It’s been a long day for Bari Levine. Now entering her second year as a resident at Pediatric Dental Associates, a private practice affiliated with Temple University Hospital, Levine regularly sees children from Port Richmond, where the clinic is located, and other nearby north Philadelphia neighborhoods. Most of her patients live with many of the systemic problems common in low-income areas: inadequate or inconsistent nutrition and hygiene, spotty healthcare visits, turbulent social and family environments.
As Alice Hausman closes one chapter of her Temple story, the anthropologist turned administrator, advocate, and mentor to many reflects on meaningful community engagement and her most important legacy: her students. Plus, friends and colleagues pay tribute.
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.
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.
Undergraduate Zach Jacobs has made the most of his Temple experience and grown into a perfect example of what public health education can be.
"This is about my fourth time in Alaska," Tammy Barlet says in a recent phone call. She was taking a break from her full-time internship at the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership’s Immunization Workgroup – the final requirement for her BS in public health. "It's ironic that I went into the Coast Guard thinking, 'Oh, I'll just get to stay stateside, no problem.' And now I’m looking at a long-term career working for the VFW."
The technology to acquire genome sequence data from biobanked tissue samples has outpaced the ability to protect large databases from security breaches, raising the issue of whether loss of confidentiality risk should be discussed with donor families during the consent process.
A new study coauthored by College of Public Health Dean Laura A. Siminoff and Associate Professor Heather Traino examines how well families who donate tissue to a biobank—or decide not to donate—understand the risks and implications of a potential confidentiality breach.
Lesley Sasnett transferred from the University of Southern California to Temple in January 2015 from an MSW program into the dual MSW-MPH program. She is a veteran of the Army, having been stationed in Germany, the Netherlands, and Kosovo. As a military contractor, she served for 15 years as a trainer and intelligence specialist throughout the U.S., Iraq, and Afghanistan.
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.