June - July 2012
I was so proud to represent CHPSW at a second graduation ceremony several weeks ago as 89 students made the walk across Temple's Mitten Hall to receive honors for their achievements in various community programs run by our Center for Social Policy and Community Development. Their ages spanned the spectrum, but they all shared a pride and accomplishment that was well-deserved and inspiring.
The Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program in CHPSW's Department of Physical Therapy was recently credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Kinesiology professor receives grant from American Heart Association
Joon Young Park, PhD, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Cardiovascular Genomics Laboratory at the College of Health Professions and Social Work, has been awarded the National Scientist Development Grant. The four-year, $308,000 grant, sponsored by the American Heart Association, will fund Dr. Park’s study titled “Flow shear stress-mediated mitochondrial biogenesis in endothelial cells”.
The Public Health Department of Temple’s College of Health Professions and Social Work was honored with a Community Participation Award for its many years of work with the Red Cross. Nikki Franke, EdD, Director of the Public Health Master of Education program, accepted the award from Judge Renee Hughes, CEO of Southeastern Pennsylvania American Red Cross Chapter, and Gail McGovern, National CEO and President of the American Red Cross, on behalf of the department. Temple University recently established its own Red Cross Club.
On June 29, the CHPSW's Center for Social Policy and Community Development held a graduation ceremony to honor the achievements of 85 community learners in its various programs.
This June, five students from CHPSW’s Master of Social Work Program joined students from India, South Africa, Ukraine, and Germany for Social Work International Week, a collaborative discussion of the profession’s values and knowledge.
Colleagues gathered to honor Brian Goldstein, PhD., CCC-SLP, the CHPSW’s Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs at a reception June 14 as he bid farewell to his post with the College of Health Professions and Social Work to take the helm as Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at La Salle University.
“This is a wonderful and well-deserved opportunity for Brian,” said Michael R. Sitler, EdD, Interim Dean the College of Health Professions and Social Work. “He is an innovative and expansive thinker with a comprehensive understanding of not only the academic system, but also the needs and perspectives of faculty, students and staff. Those strengths and depths of understanding are sure to greatly impact and benefit La Salle. "We wish him the best as he begins his next chapter.”
Students, faculty, and research staff from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders presented at Head Start’s 11th National Research Conference this month in Washington, DC.
On June 6, CHPSW’s Department of Health Information Management and the Southeast Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association joined forces to present an educational and networking event for HIM alumni.
This June, CHPSW’s Department of Health Information Management sponsored a three-day training session to introduce practitioners to the field of cancer registry.
On June 8 eight Therapeutic Recreation students from CHPSW's Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Darlene Smith, Randi Hertz, Maureen Brennen, Eric Tosti, Ashleigh Stewart, Minh Le, Olivia Cheng, and Catherine Misczak) and Gretchen Snethen, PhD, CTRS loaded their weekend bags into three vehicles and headed southbound for Greenville, North Carolina.
Aspiring filmmakers from the Youth Employment Project (YEP) at Temple University's Center for Social Policy and Community Development had their film featured at Silverdocs, the AFI-Discovery Channel’s 10th annual Documentary Festival. The week-long festival in Silver Springs, Maryland hosts filmmakers from more than 60 countries. YEP’s documentary, "Life: How to Come Up?", includes viewpoints of urban youth, information about programs, and highlights from interviews with CHPSW Dean Michael Sitler, CSPCD Director Shirley Moy, and CSPCD Workforce Development Associate Director Michael Clemmons.
Every year, the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association awards several scholarships to exceptional students in the field of HIM. Two of this year’s three recipients were students at Temple’s College of Health Professions and Social Work: Rebecca Dorilus is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management and plans to attain an MHI degree after she graduates. Reine-Elodie Koffi is a graduate of Temple’s BSHIM program and also holds an Associate’s degree in Biology.
Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW, an assistant professor at Temple’s School of Social Work, was interviewed by Maiken Scott at WHYY radio about his recent publication, Engaging parents of suicidal youth in rural areas. Dr. Singer discussed the differences in gun accessibility in rural and urban areas and how social workers approach this topic in conversations with parents of suicidal youth.
On March 24, Lois A. Butcher-Poffley, PhD, MEd, CC-AASP, a professor in Temple’s Department of Kinesiology, partnered with Temple Kinesiology alumnus Becky Clark, PhD, LCSW-R, CC-AASP to present a workshop titled "Deaf and Disability Sport: What We Know, What We Need to Know, and How We Can Serve a Unique Population". Their presentation took place at the North Atlantic Sport Psychology (NASP) Conference, hosted by the Department of Kinesiology.
June - July 2012