At the Teaching and Learning Center's Health Sciences Teaching Institute (HSTI), faculty from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatry and the College of Health Professions and Social Work tackle common issues and improve teaching in an effort to prepare stronger health care professionals.
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
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.
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.
Rachel Gooze, a doctoral candidate in CHPSW'S Department of Public Health, and Dr. Robert Whitaker, professor of pediatrics and public health at the Center for Obesity Research and Education, lead national study that finds prolonged bottle use may contribute to childhood obesity....Read More