On Friday, November 22 Temple University's School of Social Work will be co-hosting an event that will feature speakers discussing the impact of the Affordable Care Act, AKA "Obamacare". The event will be held in the Howard Gittis Center, room 217 and invitees include: community members, social service professionals, students, and healthcare professionals.
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Temple University Department of Kinesiology Chair, John Jeka has been awarded a grant from the Shriners Foundation. The grant totals $543,000, and allows for three years’ worth of study focusing on multisensory fusion for balance control in children with Cerebral Palsy.
Joining Dr. Jeka in the study are Dr. Sam Lee of the University of Delaware, Dr. Laura Prosser of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Dr. Corinna Franklin of Shriners Hospital.
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.
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.