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Congressman Thompson will serve as CHPSW's 2014 Graduation speaker

GT Thompson guest speaker

Temple University’s College of Health Professions and Social Work  welcomes U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, 5th District, Pennsylvania as the speaker for the College's 47th Graduation Ceremony on May 15, 2014.

A life-long resident of Howard Township, Centre County, Pa., Congressman Thompson was first elected to represent Pennsylvania’s Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2008 and sworn in to his third term on January 3, 2013.

Posted:  April 21, 2014

Physical Therapy Professor Awarded Grant to Study Traumatic Brain Injury

Geoff Wright, PhD Physical Therapy Professor Awarded Grant to Study Traumatic Brain Injury

A $1.2 million grant from the Department of Defense was awarded to Geoff Wright, PhD (PI), together with colleagues Carole Tucker, PT, PhD and Emily Keshner, PT, EdD, the College of Health Professions and Social Work’s Department of Physical Therapy, and Ryan Tierney PhD, ATC from the Department of Kinesiology. This study will investigate chronic symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) using an innovative new virtual reality-based balance assessment device they designed.

Posted:  February 25, 2014

Temple University Kinesiology Chair to Receive Alumni Award from Alma Mater

John Jeka to Receive Alumni Award from Alma Mater

Florida Atlantic University has chosen Temple University CHPSW Department of Kinesiology Chair John Jeka, PhD as the 2014 Distinguished Alumni from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Presented yearly since 2004, the award recognizes distinguished alumni from each of FAU’s colleges to honor their outstanding accomplishments in their field.

Posted:  February 12, 2014

Social Work Researcher Awarded $4.8 Million Grant to Fund Responsible Fatherhood Network

Jay Fagan Social Work Researcher from Temple University

Jay Fagan, PhD., a professor in the School of Social Work, was recently awarded a 5-year, $4.8 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Children and Families, to oversee the development of the Temple University Responsible Fatherhood Research Network.  He will serve as principal investigator and co-director of the project.

The primary goals of the Network are to:

Posted:  December 10, 2013

Laura Siminoff appointed dean of Temple's College of Health Professions and Social Work

Laura Siminoff new dean of Temple CHPSW

Temple University President Neil D. Theobald has announced the appointment of Laura Siminoff as the dean of Temple's College of Health Professions and Social Work, effective March 1, 2014.

An eminent public health social scientist whose leadership accomplishments included the establishment of an academic department, Siminoff is widely recognized for her work in treatment decision-making and communication, informed consent and health disparities in cancer outcomes and organ and tissue donation.

Posted:  November 6, 2013

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