Dianne M. Babbitt, a PhD student in the Department of Kinesiology, was featured by the International Society of Hypertension as their June 2013 Spotlight of the Month. Dianne works in CPH’s Hypertension Molecular and Applied Physiology Lab, which is directed by Michael D. Brown, PhD. Her research specialty is the effect of exercise on inflammation and endothelial function.
Tiffiny Butler, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Kinesiology’s Integrative Exercise Physiology program, received a Basic Science Research Award for her work entitled "Food Restriction Post Puberty is Positive for Bone Structure Long Term." This $250 award is granted by the Bone and Osteoporosis Network Exchange (BONE) Interest Group of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Lindsay McGuire, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Kinesiology, was recently awarded the 2013-2014 Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society Research Grant for her proposal “Temporal Changes in Depression and Neurocognitive Performance in Male and Female NCAA Student-Athletes: A Longitudinal Evaluation Pre- and Post-Concussion Injury.” She will use this $5000 grant to support her dissertation work this coming year.
Congratulations to Therapeutic Recreation student Paige O’Sullivan, from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, who will represent Temple University at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia May 10 - 11. O'Sullivan will also be featured on coverage by Channel 6 ABC highlighting students taking part in the event.
Kinesiology Assistant Professor Lois A. Butcher-Poffley, CC-AASP, was featured in a recent TIME article about “Helicopter Coaches", which highlighted the aggressiveness of youth team coaches and its impact on children. See more at http://healthland.time.com/2013/04/29/helicopter-coaches/.
On Friday, April 26, more than 70 students from the College of Public Health presented at CPH Research Day. Faculty members Dr. Geoff Wright and Dr. Jay Fagan gave oral presentations on their work funded with CPH grants from the Dean's Office. Three students from each session received Meritous Poster Awards, and one student from each session was given the Dean's Award for Outstanding Posters.
On Saturday, April 20, Temple Alumnus Austin Frazier (HIM 2003) will be moderating a panel discussion of fellow alumni. The discussion, titled “Inspiration Temple Made: Celebrating Courage, Compassion and Community”, will be a presentation and celebration of the many ways in which Temple graduates are making a positive impact in the world.
The BSHIM program has been restructured to support changes in the CAHIIM accreditation standards, responding to changes in the field and allowing our students to increase their competitive ability in the healthcare marketplace. This program will be effective for incoming Fall 2013 Juniors has been approved by the Temple University's Board of Trustees.
Current and future BSHIM students are STRONGLY encouraged to attend one of our Information Sessions.