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PT professor discusses falling on WHYY

Emily Keshner, PT, EdD was featured on WHYY 90.9 during morning drive time on Thursday, May 17. The video, which is part of a WHYY series on aging in the Delaware Valley, accompanied a separate story on NewsWorks Tonight later that evening. In the clip, Dr. Keshner interviews older Philadelphians about their experiences and discusses the mechanics of falling. You can listen to the broadcast online at http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/gray-matters/item/38144-gray-matters-talking-about-falls-with-older-adults.

Posted:  May 16, 2012

CHPSW & Fox School of Business announce Post-Baccalaureate Health Informatics Certificates

The CPH Health Information Management (HIM) Department and the Management Information Systems (MIS) Department of the Fox School of Business are pleased to announce the launch of Temple's Post-Baccalaureate Health Informatics Certificates.

These include Health Informatics, Healthcare Data Analytics, Clinical Health Leader, and Health Information Privacy and Security. Each certificate is designed to fulfill a critical role created by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Posted:  March 12, 2012

Social work professor awarded nearly $1.5 Million

Cheryl Hyde, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work, was awarded nearly $1.5 million by the Administration for Children and Families/DHHS for her project:  Building Capacities/Making Connections: A Multi-Year Study of Human and Social Capital Development through the HIP Career Pathways InitiativeThe four-year grant will will fund a study that explores the relationships between social support and workforce success. Read more

Posted:  October 12, 2011

Looking for a genetic link to concussions

As more findings emerge about the long-term effects of concussions, Temple kinesiology professor Ryan Tierney has been studying whether some athletes are more prone to concussions than others. "As the brain is being stressed from repetitive head impacts, it's possible that a protein that's supposed to aid in cell repair, if not working properly, could increase susceptibility of injury to the nervous system," said Tierney. Read more

Posted:  August 9, 2011

Jeffrey Draine, PhD, joins School of Social Work as new chair

Message from the Dean

I am pleased to welcome Jeffrey Draine, MSW, Ph.D., in his new role as Chair of the School of Social Work. He joins us from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Professor of Social Work in the School of Social Policy and Practice, as Senior Fellow, at the Center for Public Health Initiatives, and as Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics. Read more.

Posted:  August 1, 2011