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.
Faculty from CPH's Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Public Health, and Biostatistical Research Support Center received a $1.26 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health & Human Development) for a study titled “Balance and Posture in Adults with Cerebral Palsy”.
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.
The Eisner Foundation has established the annual Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence that includes a $100,000 cash award to the individual or non-profit organization it decides is doing the best work to help senior citizens and young people help each other.
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 Initiative. The four-year grant will will fund a study that explores the relationships between social support and workforce success. Read more
At the Teaching and Learning Center's Health Sciences Teaching Institute (HSTI), faculty from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatry and the College of Public Health tackle common issues and improve teaching in an effort to prepare stronger health care professionals.
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
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.