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.
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.
(Philadelphia, PA) (August 1, 2013)– Temple University Department of Public Health has signed on as a founding member of the newly formed Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).
On June 5, 2013, Provost Hai-Lung Dai announced the faculty merit awards for meritorious activity during the 2011-2012 academic year. Faculty can be nominated for an award for outstanding performance in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, university service, or service to their profession.
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.
Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW, assistant professor of Social Work at CHPSW, 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/.
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 CHPSW’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.
Tiffiny Butler, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Kinesiology’s Integrative Exercise Physiology program, received a Basic Science Research Award for her work entitled "Food Restriction Post Puberty is Positive for Bone Structure Long Term." This $250 award is granted by the Bone and Osteoporosis Network Exchange (BONE) Interest Group of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Lindsay McGuire, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Kinesiology, was recently awarded the 2013-2014 Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society Research Grant for her proposal “Temporal Changes in Depression and Neurocognitive Performance in Male and Female NCAA Student-Athletes: A Longitudinal Evaluation Pre- and Post-Concussion Injury.” She will use this $5000 grant to support her dissertation work this coming year.