Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW, associate professor of Social Work at CHPSW, made a recent appearance on WHYY as a guest interviewer. Dr. Singerspoke to Frank Rauscher, a cancer researcher from the Wistar Institute, about the next generation of cancer treatments. You can listen to the story here: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/thepulse/item/48311-sowhat-do-you-do-conversations-in-a-brainy-region.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has reported CHPSW’s annual pass rate for first-time takers of the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Our official pass rate for 2012 was 96.88%. The pass rate for our May 2012 graduates was 98.41%. This exceeded the rate for most schools in Pennsylvania. Congratulations, Temple nurses!
At the 2012 graduation ceremony, the College of Health Professions and Social Work had the honor of presenting its inaugural Dean’s Citation Award to Elaine Fox. The award recognizes an organization or an individual who has made unique and valuable contributions to help the College achieve its mission. Fox, a Temple graduate and the former Vice President of Specialized Health Services at the Public Health Management Corporation, was critical to the success of the longstanding partnership between PHMC and the College’s Department of Nursing.
The College would like to congratulate Elaine and extend our thanks for her commitment, dedication, and hard work. Along with her daughter and husband, she is pictured here with CHPSW'S Interim Dean Michael R. Sitler, EdD, and Frances Ward, PhD, RN, CRNP, David R. Devereaux Chair of Nursing.
Emily Keshner, PT, EdD was featured on WHYY 90.9 during morning drive time on Thursday, May 17. The 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 interviews 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.
Faculty from CHPSW's Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Public Health, and Biostatistical Research Support Center received a $1.26 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health & Human Development) for a study titled “Balance and Posture in Adults with Cerebral Palsy”.
While cerebral palsy (CP) is generally thought of as a childhood disorder, the majority of the 1 million individuals with CP in the US reach a full life expectancy. Richard Lauer, PhD, assistant professor and principal investigator of the project, Emily Keshner, PT. EdD, professor, Carole Tucker, PT. PhD, associate professor from the Department of Physical Therapy, and Adam Davey, PhD, associate professor from the Department of Public Health, will examine postural control strategies in adults with CP to gain insight for future development of clinical and rehabilitation techniques aimed at improving functional balance and fall reduction.
Bradley Collins, PhD, associate professor, and Stephen Lepore, PhD, professor, both from CHPSW's Department of Public Health, received a $2.3 million R01 Research Project Grant from the National Cancer Institute for a study titled "Pediatrician Advice, Family Counseling, & SHS Reduction for Underserved Children".
Dr. Collins is the director of Temple's Health Behavior Research Clinic and Dr. Lepore is the director of the PhD program and the Social and Behavioral Health Interventions Laboratory. They will be co-PIs on this project.
Working with Beth Moughan, MD, Section Chief of the Department of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Temple University School of Medicine, they will develop a multilevel intervention strategy to reduce second-hand smoke exposure for medically-underserved children.
(Top left, Bradley Collins, PhD, bottom left, Stephen Lepore, PhD)
The CHPSW Health Information Management (HIM) Department and the Management Information Systems (MIS) Department of the Fox School of Business are pleased to announce the launch of Temple's Post-Baccalaureate Health Informatics Certificates.
These include Health Informatics, Healthcare Data Analytics, Clinical Health Leader, and Health Information Privacy and Security. Each certificate is designed to fulfill a critical role created by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Successful completion of a certificate will satisfy four of the ten required courses for the master’s program in Health Informatics.
The Eisner Foundation has established the annual Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence that includes a $100,000 cash award to the individual or non-profit organization it decides is doing the best work to help senior citizens and young people help each other.
The first recipient is the College of Health Professions and Social Work’s Intergenerational Center which offers a variety of programs from its base in Philadelphia to communities ranging from rural Minnesota to Southern California. The organization's founder, Nancy Henkin, will receive the award from former Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner on Oct. 27 at the Grantmakers in Aging conference in McLean, Va. Read more.
Cheryl Hyde, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work, was awarded nearly $1.5 million by the Administration for Children and Families/DHHS for her project: Building Capacities/Making Connections: A Multi-Year Study of Human and Social Capital Development through the HIP Career Pathways Initiative. The four-year grant will will fund a study that explores the relationships between social support and workforce success. Read more
At the Teaching and Learning Center's Health Sciences Teaching Institute (HSTI), faculty from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatry and the College of Health Professions and Social Work tackle common issues and improve teaching in an effort to prepare stronger health care professionals. Read more