Michael Sitler, EdD
There is a great deal of energy and momentum in the College as the fall semester settles into full swing.
There was a wave of excitement several weeks ago as the Intergenerational Center was named the first winner of the $100,000 national Eisner Prize for the work it does helping senior citizens and young people help each other. Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Henkin and her team for this well-deserved honor. During that same timeframe in our School of Social Work, Dr. Cheryl Hyde was awarded nearly $1.5 million to assess the CSPCD’s HIP Pathways program.
Nursing faculty Dr. Nancy Rothman, Dr. Fran Ward, and Dr. Rhonda Maneval received top honors from The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, part of the Fox School of Business, when they were awarded first prize for social innovation in the 14th Annual Innovative Idea Awards Program. Additionally, they won the People's Choice Award in the overall competition. The team was recognized for the establishment of nurse-managed wellness centers in two charter schools in Philadelphia aimed at improving the health indices of children, increasing immunization rates, and reducing absenteeism.
Because of lack of supports, and barriers including poverty, prejudice, and discrimination, people with psychiatric disabilities are not living in the community like everyone else. To help raise awareness of these issues, and discuss evidence-based solutions, nearly 250 people from around the world – including researchers, healthcare professionals, advocates, and people with psychiatric disabilities -- attended last month’s Second International Research Conference on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disorders.
During the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival Oct. 1, a team from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Therapeutic Recreation program paddled to raise money for a scholarship in memory of John Noisette, a founding member of the TR Program and Temple's wheelchair basketball team, which he coached to a number one ranking in the Mid-Atlantic Division from 1985 to 1987.
Last month, the MS in Health Informatics (MSHI) program became one of only six programs in the U.S. to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The Bachelors program is one of 54 accredited in the U.S.
Cheryl Hyde, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work, was awarded nearly $1.5 million by the Administration for Children and Families/DHHS this month for her project: Building Capacities/Making Connections: A Multi-Year Study of Human and Social Capital Development through the HIP Career Pathways Initiative.
The Center for Social Policy and Community Development has been offering adult basic education programs geared to out-of-school youth and adults for over three decades, an effort aimed at tackling a troubling statistic: only 57% of high school students in Philadelphia graduate in four years.
Michael Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Director of the Hypertension, Molecular, and Applied Physiology Lab, published an article on his work with genetics and hypertension. Read more.
During a recent nursing symposium co-sponsored by the Nursing Alliance for Quality Care and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, several nursing graduates along with nursing faculty member, Michael Clark DrNP, CRNP (not pictured) were guests of Jeannie Miller, RN, MPH, Deputy Director, Clinical Standards Group, at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Baltimore MD.
The symposium addressed actual and potential changes in health policy and their impact on quality measures and reimbursement for nurse managed health centers.
(Pictured at right) Jeannie Miller, RN, MPH, Deputy Director of the Clinical Standards Group (center seated) with (standing left to right), Shawn Jackson, MSN, CRNP, Laurie Tillery-Russell, MSN, CRNP and Deborah Stallworth, MSN, CRNP.
Laurinda Harman Hoffer, Ph.D., RHIA, FAHIMA was awarded the 2011 Triumph Educator Award from the American Health Information Management Association. She has also been named a Finalist in the Ethicist category for the 2011 Dorland Health People Awards. The People Awards program recognizes individual members of the care coordination team in over 20 categories for their leadership, innovation and creativity.
CHPSW's Intergenerational Center's Time Out respite program was selected to receive a $10,000 grant from Phillies Charities, Inc. because of its dedication to making a positive impact on the local community.
For more than 25 years, Time Out has been supporting families in the Philadelphia area with respite services. "The money from the Phillies Charities will help support general operating expenses so that we may continue to provide high quality, affordable respite services to caregivers and promote the ability of their frail elderly relatives to continue living at home," said Susan Smith, Director of Time Out.
Time Out received the 2008 National Caregivers Award from the National Caregiving Alliance & Met Life Foundation and was recently designated a "Program of Distinction" by Generations United, the leading intergenerational organization in the United States. For more information on Time Out, visit www.timeoutprogram.org.
CHPSW welcomes new faculty members! Click the link at the bottom to learn more about their background and expertise.
Robin Aronow, M.A., Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Casey M. Breslin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Jean Camberg, LCSW, Instructor, School of Social Work
Jeffrey Draine, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, School of Social Work
Margo Greicar, Ed.D, ATC, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Moriah Hall, MPH, Public Health Coordinator, Temple University Harrisburg
Pei-Chun Hsieh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences
Sarah Key-DeLyria, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Karen C. McBride, MS, RHIA, Internship Coordinator, Health Information Management
Alex Ortega, Ph.D., Professor, Public Health
Lori A. Prol, MSN, Assistant Professor, Nursing
Gretchen Snethen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences
Rachel Snyder, PT, DPT, Internal Resident, Physical Therapy
In response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in the spring, Beyond our Borders, a Temple University Harrisburg student group whose mission is to contribute to the practice of international social work, held several fundraisers and sent donations to support relief efforts to Temple University Japan. Beyond Our Borders members raised funds at the TUH campus through a fair-trade coffee and chocolate selling project and organized a fundraiser at the Tokyo Diner in Harrisburg. Their focus on Japanese relief projects and the practice of international social work will continue through the fall.