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Awards and Appointments


Nathanael Raber, a student in Temple’s Department of Kinesiology, has been named a Temple University Diamond Research Scholar for 2012. His research project is titled “Fourier Transform Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy (FT-IRIS) of Fat and Bone in Female Rats”, and he will be working under the mentorship of Temple professor Vanessa Yingling, PhD, FACSM. Diamond Research Scholars receive a stipend to assist them with summer research and academic credit during the fall.

Four students from the College of Public Health received the Temple University Diamond Award, the highest honor given by Student Affairs to a Temple undergraduate student. This recognition is reserved for those who have demonstrated superior leadership, academic achievement, service to the University, and impact on the local, regional, or global community.

CPH award winners include:
Sahar B. Bivins-Abdullah, Public Health
Marissa J. Godshalk, Communication Sciences and Disorders
N’Keya N. Peters, School of Social Work.
Kevin M. Wanner, School of Social Work
Jennifer Nelson, RN, BSN, a student in Temple’s Clinical Nurse Leader program, will be one of five finalists recognized by the national publication, Nursing Spectrum at a ceremony to honor nurses from the tri-state region. Her recognition is for her outstanding service and commitment to volunteering, mentoring, and community activism. The ceremony took place on May 8 at the Loew’s Hotel in Philadelphia.

This year, Temple Health Connection, directed by Nancy L. Rothman, EdD, RN, received an honorable mention at the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) annual awards program. THC is a nurse-managed health care facility that provides services to members of the local community.

CHPSW Social Work associate professor Jonathan Singer, PhD, LCSW was featured in the National Association of Social Work’s monthly newsletter in an article titled "Social Work in the Public Eye" April 12.

Dr. Singer’s web-based show, Social Work Podcast, won the 2012 National Association of Social Workers' Media Award for best website on April 12. Listen to archived podcasts here: http://www.socialworkpodcast.blogspot.com/.



Sarah Bauerle Bass, PhD, MPH, professor and undergraduate director of Temple’s Department of Public Health, has been elected to the Board of Directors for Prevention Point Philadelphia. PPP is a nonprofit that serves local populations at risk for HIV and Hepatitis B and C. It also operates one of the largest independent needle exchange programs in the country.