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"I Live and Breathe Public Health:" MPH Alumna Tinesha Banks

College of Public Health Alumna Tinesha BanksSince graduating from Temple’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program in 2003, Tinesha Banks has held leadership positions in a range of healthcare services organizations, including 10 years as deputy executive director at the Health Promotion Council. Now Banks is vice president of health access and service delivery at AccessMatters, a Philadelphia-based organization that works to equalize access to sexual and reproductive health care for teens and adults in need.

Posted:  February 15, 2017

Temple Occupational Therapy Empowers: Alumnus John Kirby

"We all have a personal mission that drives us, and mine is to help others," says John Kirby, who graduated from Temple's Occupational Therapy program in 1992. He is now Associate Executive Director of Operations at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Kirby says being at Temple gave him a strong foundation for his career because of the broad range of disciplines at the College of Public Health: "You have just about every health profession, from nursing to OT to PT, but also [access to] business. It gave me the opportunity to be surrounded with diversity."

Posted:  February 14, 2017

A Warm Welcome to New Faculty at the College

The College of Public Health is welcoming top scholars from around the world--new faculty members teaching in our classrooms, leading our research, and forging partnerships across the community. Since July 2016, we’ve been honored to add 20 talented faculty members to the college:

Katherine Bevans, Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences

Susan Caspari, Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Marissa Cloutier, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Posted:  February 13, 2017

Assistant Professor Kim Gargin Helps Students Take Flight Through Fieldwork

Kim Gargin smiling at students in classroomAssistant Professor Kim Gargin joined Temple's Occupational Therapy faculty in 2014 with more than 13 years of clinical practice and research in professional development. We talked with her about being on the team designing Temple OT’s new curriculum and what’s unique about Temple’s fieldwork experience.  

Posted:  February 9, 2017

Temple Occupational Therapy Empowers: Alumna Anne Dickerson

Temple Occupational Therapy alumna Anne Dickerson smilingAnne Dickerson graduated in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree from Temple’s occupational therapy program. She is a professor of occupational therapy at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and is director of the university’s Research for the Older Adult Driver Initiative. Dickerson also serves as editor of the journal Occupational Therapy in Health Care.

Posted:  February 2, 2017

Social Work Students March on Washington

Temple Social Work Students at Women's March on Washington, D.C.On January 20, half a million people gathered at the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington, and members of Temple’s Social Work Student Collective were there to make their collective voice heard.

“It was great to be able to go to the march with friends, classmates, and community,” says Lydia Smith, SWSC’s president. “It was very exciting that so many people joined.”

Posted:  February 1, 2017

Kinesiology Major Katie Pinson on the Rewards of Student Research

Kinesiology Student Katie Pinson Standing on Running TrackKatie Pinson, an exercise and sport science kinesiology major in her junior year at Temple, won the undergraduate student investigator award at the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in November. We talked with her about her research, and the excitement of trying something you never thought you’d do.

Posted:  January 30, 2017