Florida Atlantic University has chosen Temple University CHPSW Department of Kinesiology Chair John Jeka, PhD as the 2014 Distinguished Alumni from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Presented yearly since 2004, the award recognizes distinguished alumni from each of FAU’s colleges to honor their outstanding accomplishments in their field.
Getting kids to eat less may be as simple as making sure they get a good night’s sleep, according to a new study led by Chantelle Hart, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health at Temple University School of Medicine’s Center for Obesity Research and Education.
Jay Fagan, PhD., a professor in the School of Social Work, was recently awarded a 5-year, $4.8 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Children and Families, to oversee the development of the Temple University Responsible Fatherhood Research Network. He will serve as principal investigator and co-director of the project.
The primary goals of the Network are to:
Temple University President Neil D. Theobald has announced the appointment of Laura Siminoff as the dean of Temple's College of Health Professions and Social Work, effective March 1, 2014.
An eminent public health social scientist whose leadership accomplishments included the establishment of an academic department, Siminoff is widely recognized for her work in treatment decision-making and communication, informed consent and health disparities in cancer outcomes and organ and tissue donation.
Associate Professor of Public Health Jennifer Ibrahim recently discussed the effects of secondhand smoke in casinos in an article featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Ibrahim, who has authored and co-authored numerous publications concerning smoking and tabacco use, discusses a recent study in the journal Circulation that focuses on emergency calls from casinos and the effects of exposure to secondhand smoke therein.