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CHPSW Center Helping to Create Education and Training Opportunities in North Philadelphia

CHPSW CSPCD Helping to Create Education and Training Opportunities in North Philadelphia

The Center for Social Policy and Community Development has partnered with the College of Education  to provide "support to neighborhood schools and assist high school students as they prepare for college or the workforce after graduation". 

"Communities are about more than the bricks and mortar,” said Shirley Moy, co-director of the Center for Social Policy and Community Development. “In order to make real changes you have to help the entire community; this is a comprehensive approach to creating a more cohesive neighborhood.”

Posted:  July 18, 2014

CSPCD's Health Information Program featured in Temple Today

Pennsylvania State Representative W. Curtis Thomas speaking at the Howard Gittis Student Center

CPH's Center for Social Policy and Community Development and the Health Information Professions program has been featured in Temple Today. 

"Temple implemented the HIP program four years ago to train participants to work in the emerging field of medical coding and billing or as administrative health assistants or community health workers.

Posted:  July 17, 2014

Kinesiology Professor Talks Running Addiction with The Atlantic

Kinesiology Professor Michael Sachs Talks Running Addiction with The Atlantic

Michael Sachs, of the Department of Kinesiology, spoke with The Atlantic about the phenomenon of running addiction.

Sachs to The Atlantic:

If your life seems to revolve around making sure that your streak continues, then I don’t know that that’s necessarily a good thing,” Sachs says. He says he thinks researchers should investigate addiction as it relates to streak running."

Posted:  June 5, 2014

CHPSW Graduation 2014

CHPSW 2014 Graduation

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 Temple University's College of Public Health officially celebrated the graduation of the class of 2014. Over 5,000 guests filled the Liacouras Center to celebrate the near 1,500 graduates of the College. 

Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Dr. Kathy Coyle began the proceedings by welcoming the assembled body to the celebration. "Your commitment, hard work and determination has brought you to this point and now it is time for all assembled to applaud your efforts," Coyle told the graduates. "So to each of you I say congratulations! Enjoy this moment. You're Temple Made."

Posted:  May 27, 2014

CHPSW Awards Luncheon 2014

This past Wednesday, May 14, 2014, the College of Public Health hosted their annual awards luncheon. During the luncheon, students throughout the school were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the school and their academics. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Photos from the event may be found here.

Posted:  May 21, 2014

Graduating Therapeutic Recreation senior quoted by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Stefanie Lechner, a student of the College of Public Health's Therapeutic Recreation program was recently quoted in the headline story of the Philadelphia Inquirer. When asked about the economy and the current unemployment rate Lechner was quoted stating, "It doesn't frighten me". Of her three best friends, two have jobs in their fields and the third will be attending graduate school after graduation. Lechner will be graduating in less than two weeks and will begin an unpaid internship.

Posted:  May 5, 2014

CHPSW reaches more than 100% of goal in Graduation Challenge

CHPSW reaches 100% of goal in Graduation Challenge

We did it! With your help we have reached more than 100% of our goal of $3,000 in the inaugural CPH Graduation Challenge! We’d like to thank all of those who donated and helped us to reach this milestone – faculty, staff, donors, and, most importantly, our students. This achievement is a testament to the dedication of the 2014 CPH graduating class and their commitment to the College. It has also provided a wonderful opportunity for all of CPH to join together and support this worthy cause.

Posted:  May 1, 2014

Congressman Thompson will serve as CPH's 2014 Graduation speaker

GT Thompson guest speaker

Temple University’s College of Public Health  welcomes U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, 5th District, Pennsylvania as the speaker for the College's 47th Graduation Ceremony on May 15, 2014.

A life-long resident of Howard Township, Centre County, Pa., Congressman Thompson was first elected to represent Pennsylvania’s Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2008 and sworn in to his third term on January 3, 2013.

Posted:  April 21, 2014

Physical Therapy Professor Awarded Grant to Study Traumatic Brain Injury

Geoff Wright, PhD Physical Therapy Professor Awarded Grant to Study Traumatic Brain Injury

A $1.2 million grant from the Department of Defense was awarded to Geoff Wright, PhD (PI), together with colleagues Carole Tucker, PT, PhD and Emily Keshner, PT, EdD, the College of Public Health’s Department of Physical Therapy, and Ryan Tierney PhD, ATC from the Department of Kinesiology. This study will investigate chronic symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) using an innovative new virtual reality-based balance assessment device they designed. Young athletes who have suffered a recent head injury will be tested for symptoms of mild TBI using the newly designed device.

Posted:  February 25, 2014

Temple University Kinesiology Chair to Receive Alumni Award from Alma Mater

John Jeka to Receive Alumni Award from Alma Mater

Florida Atlantic University has chosen Temple University CPH Department of Kinesiology Chair John Jeka, PhD as the 2014 Distinguished Alumni from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Presented yearly since 2004, the award recognizes distinguished alumni from each of FAU’s colleges to honor their outstanding accomplishments in their field.

Posted:  February 12, 2014