April - May 2012
This spring has seen a whirlwind of activity, and as you will read below you’ll see how we have come together to celebrate and commemorate so many facets of the CHPSW family.
We were thrilled to learn that Dr. Sarah Bass was awarded Temple’s Great Teacher Award – a testament to her immense talent and dedication. We also honored the retirement of Dr. Fran Ward, Chair of Nursing, for the great work she has done to forge new pathways for our nursing program. We are so fortunate have such a high caliber of faculty – teachers who define the programs and help shape the futures for so many students who pass through our doors.
Of course spring was also a time to celebrate many of these students. On May 10, we were the proud hosts of CHPSW’S 2012 Graduation. It was a wonderful event for students and their families, and will be their memory of a lifetime. I want to thank so many of the CHPSW staff and faculty who worked so hard to make such a special event so extraordinary.
Caps off to the entire CHPSW family.
All the best,
Michael R. Sitler, EdD
More than 800 students celebrated during the College of Health Professions and Social Work’s 2012 Graduation Ceremony held May 10 in Temple’s Liacouras Center.
Sarah Bass, PhD, MPH was recently honored with Temple’s Great Teacher Award for 2012. The honor is an esteemed award given for continued excellence in teaching.
With the opening of its new computer lab on the Health Science Campus in late spring, CHPSW is now home to Temple's first purely wireless classroom.
On Thursday, April 26, Patience Lehrman, Program Director of Project SHINE for Temple’s Intergenerational Center, met with President Obama to celebrate the one year anniversary of the White House Champions of Change program.
The entire class of 21 students enrolled in Social Work Research Methods II, taught by Professor Theresa White, MSW, MPH, at the Ambler Campus, applied and were selected to present their year-long, IRB-approved research projects during the CHPSW Research Day.
(Right: Desiree Jorden presents research at CHPSW Research Day.)
On April 20, CHPSW’s Department of Nursing partnered with Independence Blue Cross to host a pediatric health fair at the Pan American Academy Charter School. Nurse practitioners from the College operate a school-based health clinic at the Philadelphia K-8 school.
The health fair focused on health and safety topics from the Healthy People 2020 initiative. The nursing students provided posters, resources and interactive experiences for the Pan American students, ensuring an evidence–based approach to pediatric health promotion.
During the event, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation awarded the initiative Education–Plus, Inc. a $40,000 grant, to support school health clinics operating within Pan American Academy and Belmont Charter Schools. Both clinics serve as unique models that provide primary and preventive services to approximately 1,200 students annually.
PT faculty awarded 2012 CHPSW Research Seed Grant
W. Geoffrey Wright, PhD, assistant professor in CHPSW's Department of Physical Therapy, received the inaugural 2012 CHPSW Research Seed Grant for $50,000 to fund his project titled "Using electromyography (EMG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to understand the role of tonic neuromuscular processing in aging and Parkinson's disease".
In May, colleagues gathered to honor Fran Ward, PhD, RN, CRNP, the College's David R. Devereaux Chair of Nursing, who will retire from her role on June 30.
Emeka Nwadiora, JD, PhD, DSW, MSW, associate professor at Temple’s School of Social Work, has been invited to speak to the Multicultural Family Services Center in Upper Darby, PA. On May 3 he presented a lecture titled "Pathways to Economic Success: Immigrants Making a Difference" as part of the agency's 2012 Leadership and Economic Summit.
Nathanael Raber, a student in Temple’s Department of Kinesiology, has been named a Temple University Diamond Research Scholar for 2012. His research project is titled “Fourier Transform Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy (FT-IRIS) of Fat and Bone in Female Rats”, and he will be working under the mentorship of Temple professor Vanessa Yingling, PhD, FACSM. Diamond Research Scholars receive a stipend to assist them with summer research and academic credit during the fall.
Four students from the College of Health Professions and Social Work received the Temple University Diamond Award, the highest honor given by Student Affairs to a Temple undergraduate student. This recognition is reserved for those who have demonstrated superior leadership, academic achievement, service to the University, and impact on the local, regional, or global community.
The faculty from the Department of Physical Therapy offer clinical services at both the Health Sciences Campus and Main Campus.
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PT professor featured on WHYY radio
Emily Keshner, PT, EdD, professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, was featured on WHYY 90.9 during morning drive time on Thursday, May 17. A video, which is part of a WHYY series on aging in the Delaware Valley, accompanied a separate story on NewsWorks Tonight later that evening. In the clip, Dr. Keshner speaks with older Philadelphians about their experiences and discusses the mechanics of falling. You can listen to the broadcast online at http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/gray-matters/item/38144-gray-matters-talking-about-falls-with-older-adults.
The School of Social Work's training luncheon for Master of Social Work field instructors is an annual tradition, but this year, SSW Field Education faculty at Temple's Harrisburg Campus decided to try something different.