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Laura Siminoff appointed dean of Temple's College of Public Health

Laura Siminoff new dean of Temple CPH

Temple University President Neil D. Theobald has announced the appointment of Laura Siminoff as the dean of Temple's College of Public Health, 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.

Posted:  November 6, 2013

Public Health Professor Discusses Secondhand Smoke in Casinos

Jennifer Ibrahim Public Health CPH Temple University

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. 

Posted:  September 16, 2013

Public Health Department in U.S. News and World Report

Temple University Department of Public Health has been specifically named in U.S. News and World Report as a top destination for Public Health undergraduate programs in the United States.

Listed in “Discover 11 Hot College Majors That Lead to Jobs”, the article cites the threat of global epidemics and the industry's focus on prevention in health reform as the two major reasons this is a booming field.

Posted:  September 13, 2013

National Cancer Institute-CRCHD Recognizes Dr. Grace Ma during AAPI Heritage Month, May 2013

During May 2013, Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, National Cancer Institute-CRCHD recognizes Grace Ma, PhD for her contributions and achievements in research, prevention and training initiatives that address cancer health disparities among Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders. Cancer is the leading cause of death in the Asian American community.

Posted:  June 5, 2013

Social Work Professor to Join Radio Discussion on Suicide Rate

Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW, assistant professor of Social Work at CPH, will be featured on WHYY’s Radio Times on June 20 for a discussion about the rising suicide rate. He will be joined by Thomas Joiner, PhD, professor of psychology at Florida State University and Susan Rogers, Director of Special Projects at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA.

You can listen to Radio Times online at http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/.

Posted:  June 5, 2013

Kinesiology PhD Student Interviewed by International Society of Hypertension

Dianne M. Babbitt, a PhD student in the Department of Kinesiology, was featured by the International Society of Hypertension as their June 2013 Spotlight of the Month. Dianne works in CPH’s Hypertension Molecular and Applied Physiology Lab, which is directed by Michael D. Brown, PhD. Her research specialty is the effect of exercise on inflammation and endothelial function.

Posted:  June 5, 2013

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