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Alumni Spotlight: Growing Smiles with Bari Levine (DMD-MPH 2016)

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.

Posted:  July 3, 2017

Called to Serve Veterans

Tammy Barlet, BS Public Health 2017"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."

Posted:  April 21, 2017

Biobanking Study: Donor Families Would Trade Access for Confidentiality

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.

Posted:  April 13, 2017

Student Q&A: Looking at the Big Picture of PTSD

Lesley Sasnett, MSW-MPHLesley 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.

Posted:  April 11, 2017

Philly Kids Explore Public Health Careers

Public Health Day 4.7.17On 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.

Posted:  April 10, 2017

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