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Instructor, Alumna—and Now Leader—in Social Work

Jessie Timmons, an instructor at the School of Social Work and an alumna of its MSW program, was appointed as the new president of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) in July.

Established in 1971, the PSCSW offers professional resources to promote specializations in clinical social work practice. It has more than 800 members working in psychiatric hospitals, private practice, family agencies and other settings.

Posted:  August 29, 2017

Video: New Year, New Class

It's not an easy task to gather the next generation of public health leaders together under one roof—but it happened on Aug. 25 at the College of Public Health's 2017 Convocation celebration. Kicking off the 2017-2018 academic year, college leaders and new students gathered at the Student Pavilion to celebrate the Class of 2021's Temple journey.

Posted:  August 28, 2017

Allison Casola named new chair-elect of Student Assembly for American Public Health Association

Allison Casola is the new chair-elect of the Student Assembly of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Casola is a third-year student in the College of Public Health’s epidemiology doctoral program, as well as a research assistant and instructor in the Department of Epidemiology. She begins her three-year appointment in November.

Posted:  August 22, 2017

Alumni Q&A: Acres of Inspiration at Temple Nursing

This alumni spotlight is part of our celebration of the Temple BSN program’s 50th anniversary. Read more stories here.

Jim Sweeney, a 1994 graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the College of Public Health, has committed much of his career to ensuring that people receive vaccinations. After working at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health for a decade, Sweeney is now an Executive Multi-Specialty Vaccine Representative at Merck.

Posted:  August 18, 2017

Unlocking the Participation Puzzle for Children With Autism

For parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, getting their child to participate in regular activities--anything from playdates and birthday parties to a normal morning routine--can be challenging. That’s because children with ASD often respond differently to sensory stimuli than people without the disorder.

These activities, however, are important for any child’s development and well-being--and as a result, parents and caregivers often use strategies to help children with ASD participate in as many as possible.

Posted:  August 16, 2017

Exploring How Legal Aid Affects Health

A person with a chronic medical condition may not immediately think to look for a lawyer along with a health care team--but addressing legal concerns can have a positive impact on a patient’s well-being. That’s the idea behind Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs), and the subject of a new interdisciplinary study pointing the way toward improving MLP research and working models.

Posted:  August 11, 2017