Laura A. Siminoff, Dean of the College of Public Health and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Public Health, says there are lessons to be learned from a healthcare system that's designed with prevention in mind.
Since 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.
"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."
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
Assistant 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.
Health Informatics student to represent Temple at annual conference
Anne 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.
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.”
Katie 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.