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PT professor discusses falling on WHYY

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

Posted:  May 16, 2012

Looking for a genetic link to concussions

As more findings emerge about the long-term effects of concussions, Temple kinesiology professor Ryan Tierney has been studying whether some athletes are more prone to concussions than others. "As the brain is being stressed from repetitive head impacts, it's possible that a protein that's supposed to aid in cell repair, if not working properly, could increase susceptibility of injury to the nervous system," said Tierney. Read more

Posted:  August 9, 2011

Jeffrey Draine, PhD, joins School of Social Work as new chair

Message from the Dean

I am pleased to welcome Jeffrey Draine, MSW, Ph.D., in his new role as Chair of the School of Social Work. He joins us from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Professor of Social Work in the School of Social Policy and Practice, as Senior Fellow, at the Center for Public Health Initiatives, and as Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics. Read more.

Posted:  August 1, 2011