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Presentations, Publications, Trainings


The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and the Collaborative on Community Inclusion for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities hosted nearly 60 community behavioral health administrators March 19, policy makers and service providers at an event to raise awareness about the roles for recreational and occupational therapy providers in promoting recovery and community integration. Presentations by Carlos Moreno, MS OTR/L and Gretchen Snethen, PhD, CTRS of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences provided a framework for concepts in OT and RT.

Cindy Joy Marselis, MBA, MS, RHIA, Interim Chair of Temple’s Health Information Management Department, participated in a panel called "Information Management in a Compliant World" at the Crossing the Infrastructure & HITECH Meaningful Divide Symposium March 22. The other panelists were Shiny George, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, Senior Director of HIM at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and a graduate of CPH's BSHIM and MSHI programs; Paloma Hawry, Senior Manager, College of American Pathologists STS Professional Services; and Thompson H. Boyd III, MD, CHPHIMS, Physician Liaison at Hahnemann University Hospital.

The panel was moderated by Brian Hannah, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Aria Health, Attending-Internal Medicine. The symposium included hundreds of professionals from diverse sectors in the fields of Health and University Life Sciences Information Technology.

Mark Salzer, PhD, professor and Chair of CPH's Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, gave a presentation about peer support at an event hosted by Episcopal Hospital March 23. The event took place in Kiva Auditorium; about 60 people were in attendance.

Three current Athletic Training students and one alumnus from CHPW's Kinesiology Department had an abstract accepted for the National Athletic Trainers' Association conference in St. Louis. Jordan Wagner, Emma Berkey, Greg Latch, and Katie Cicia, ATC, will be presenting a poster entitled “Giardiasis in a Female Field Hockey Player”.


Jay Haran, PhD, a recent graduate of CPH's Department of Kinesiology, will publish the following manuscript in the International Journal of Sports Medicine:

Haran F.J., Tierney R.T., Wright G., Sitler M.R., Keshner E. (2012). Effect of an acute bout of soccer heading on postural control. International Journal of Sports Medicine.

Jonathan Singer, PhD, LCSW , assistant professor in Temple's Department of Social Work, recently published the following article:

Slovak, K., & Singer, J.B. (2012). Engaging parents of suicidal youth in a rural environment. Child & Family Social Work, 1 - 10. 


In March 2012, Rick Baron, Director of Knowledge Translation Activities for the Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, and Bill Burns-Lynch, Program Coordinator for the CPH's Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, traveled to Maine to train a total of 275 people over the course of two days.