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Looking for a genetic link to concussions

As more findings emerge about the long-term effects of concussions, Temple kinesiology professor Ryan Tierney has been studying whether some athletes are more prone to concussions than others. "As the brain is being stressed from repetitive head impacts, it's possible that a protein that's supposed to aid in cell repair, if not working properly, could increase susceptibility of injury to the nervous system," said Tierney. Read more

Posted:  August 9, 2011

Jeffrey Draine, PhD, joins School of Social Work as new chair

Message from the Dean

I am pleased to welcome Jeffrey Draine, MSW, Ph.D., in his new role as Chair of the School of Social Work. He joins us from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Professor of Social Work in the School of Social Policy and Practice, as Senior Fellow, at the Center for Public Health Initiatives, and as Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics. Read more.

Posted:  August 1, 2011

USDA awards $3.7M to Center for Obesity Research and Education

Thanks to a new, $3.7 million grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Jennifer Orlet Fisher, Ph.D., associate professor of public health and director of Temple's Center for Obesity Research and Education's Family Eating Laboratory, and Elena Serrano, associate professor of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech, will lead a project aimed at preventing obesity among low-income pre-schoolers.

Posted:  July 6, 2011

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