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  • Book Talk on the alternative medicine industry with Paul A. Offit, M.D.
  • Sponsored by the Gottesman Libraries and Health & Behavior Studies, medical expert Paul Offit, MD once again graciously returns to TC to meet with faculty and students to share his latest book and research / perspectives on the alternative medicine industry.

  • Round Table Discussion with Paul A. Offit, M.D.
  • Sponsored by the Gottesman Libraries and Department of Health & Behavior Studies, medical expert Paul Offit, MD once again graciously returned to TC and agreed to participate in a Q&A discussion with some faculty, current and former students, and community member prior to his Book Talk.

  • Harnessing Culture to End Health Disparities
  • The College's fifth annual conference on health disparities is highlighted by the launch of a new center and a call for a new paradigm of adapting coping to cultural differences

  • Partnering to Make a Difference
  • In funding a new nutrition center at TC, Laurie M. Tisch extends both a strategy and a longstanding relationship with the College

  • Dishing Dirt
  • Organic lunch and conversation with TC Professor Emerita Joan Dye Gussow (Ed.D. -'75, M.Ed. '74, Nutrition Education) and heirloom seed expert Amy Goldman (MA '78, Developmental Psychology; and Ph. D., '84, Clinical Psychology, Oklahoma State University). Take a walk in Joan's garden, too.

  • Citing Research by TC's Basch, PediaVision to Give Free Children's Vision Screenings in Florida
  • Basch's 2010 research about the need for schools to provide health care and counseling to low-income students sparked the project.

  • Koch and Contento: Questioning the Questions About Food Deserts
  • Koch and Contento: Questioning the Questions About Food Deserts

  • "Healthy Kids Learn Better," TC's Chuck Basch Tells a Boston Public School Conference
  • The Richard March Hoe Professor of Health Education spoke about the connection of health care, nutrition and other support services to academic success for low-income students.

  • Writing the Book on School Health
  • The October issue of the Journal of School Health focuses on closing the achievement gap. The material all comes from Teachers College

  • Basch's Health Research Cited in Huffington Post Piece
  • A piece in The Huffington Post by physician and best-selling author Mark Hyman cites "landmark" work by TC health education faculty member Charles Basch in documenting "the self-evident premise that kids' brains don't work if they don't eat well and don't move their bodies. Basch's 2009 paper, Healthier Students are Better Learners: A Missing Link in Schools Reforms to Close the Achievement Gap, brings together a wealth of information about a group of health issues that disproportionately affect the academic performance of students from poor and minority backgrounds.

  • The Fulbright Experience: John Allegrante
  • John Allegrante, Professor of Health Education and Chairman of the Department of Health and Behavior Studies, was interviewed by the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program about his experience as a Fulbright senior specialist in 2005 at Reykjavik University in Iceland. Allegrante's research there confirmed a positive correlation between children's health status and their performance in school.


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