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Occupational therapy students explore a new technique in adaptive technology

This semester, students in the College of Public Health and Temple’s Tyler School of Art are bringing a burgeoning practice in adaptive technology to HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Philadelphia.

In a multidisciplinary effort, students are designing and creating custom adaptations, such as a booster seat that helps a child with paralysis sit upright or a small table that’s just their size, that increase function in those with disabilities.

Posted:  November 10, 2017

Op-ed: For social workers, Election Day is a chance to uphold mission

By Laurie Friedman, assistant professor in the School of Social Work

Seven judges, a key prosecutor and several municipal officials will be elected in Pennsylvania tomorrow. It’s an “off-year” election, and fewer than a quarter of registered voters are likely to show up at the polls. But, as social workers—advocates for our clients, our communities and our society—we have a responsibility to cast our votes.

Posted:  November 6, 2017

Study measures effectiveness of stopping opioid abuse before it starts

There’s a new approach to addressing the opioid crisis in Philadelphia: prevent addiction from happening in the first place. At the Care Clinic, a federally-qualified community health center run by the nonprofit Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), people who suffer from chronic pain learn to manage their symptoms in a way that keeps them from slipping into opioid abuse.

Posted:  November 3, 2017

Dean’s Seminar Series opens with discussion on public health and mass incarceration

On Friday, Oct. 27, Robert Fullilove, associate dean for community and minority affairs and professor of clinical sociomedical sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, delivered the inaugural lecture in the Dean’s Seminar Series in Ritter Hall’s Walk Auditorium.

Posted:  October 27, 2017

With social media, a PhD student affects public health from half a world away

In early October, Mohammed Alhajji traveled to Beirut to be a guest on the television show “Kalam Nawaim” on the pan-Arab MBC1 network. Translated from Arabic to “Sweet Talk,” the show boasts a format similar to “The View” in America, with a panel of female hosts discussing topical issues, and attracts millions of viewers each episode.

Posted:  October 19, 2017

College of Public Health appoints new Director of the Office for Clinical Services and Field Education

The College of Public Health is pleased to announce its appointment of Kate Gallagher as director of the Office for Clinical Services and Field Education. Gallagher will oversee the newly renamed office, which is responsible for clinical education, internships and clinical services in the college.

Posted:  October 18, 2017

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