Established in 1971, the PSCSW offers professional resources to promote specializations in clinical social work practice. It has more than 800 members working in psychiatric hospitals, private practice, family agencies and other settings.
There are a host of reasons why many people don't eat healthy foods. Cost and access are two significant barriers. For some, a lack of nutrition education—just knowing which foods are good for you and which aren't—also presents a challenge. In Philadelphia, a new company co-founded by a Temple public health alumnus looks to address these problems.
This alumni spotlight is part of our celebration of the Temple BSN program’s 50th anniversary. Read more stories here.
Jim Sweeney, a 1994 graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the College of Public Health, has committed much of his career to ensuring that people receive vaccinations. After working at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health for a decade, Sweeney is now an Executive Multi-Specialty Vaccine Representative at Merck.
Janet Mintzer has served as the President and CEO of Pearl S. Buck International for the last 16 years. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Temple's School of Social Work (SSW), earning a master of social work in 1991. Mintzer discussed how her mentor and professors continued guiding her after graduation and helped her find her passion.
It’s been a long day for Bari Levine. Now entering her second year as a resident at Pediatric Dental Associates, a private practice affiliated with Temple University Hospital, Levine regularly sees children from Port Richmond, where the clinic is located, and other nearby north Philadelphia neighborhoods. Most of her patients live with many of the systemic problems common in low-income areas: inadequate or inconsistent nutrition and hygiene, spotty healthcare visits, turbulent social and family environments.
Proud PT alumni Paul and Esther Mackarey have made physical therapy – and a Temple education – a family tradition. The couple met as undergraduate students, then opened a practice (Mackarey & Mackarey Physical Therapy Consultants) in Paul’s hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Their two sons are also now physical therapists – and Temple alumni.
Some 1,332 Owls took flight this morning as the College of Public Health celebrated its 2017 graduation ceremony as thousands of family, friends, and supporters filled the Liacouras Center.
Christine Hischmann has practiced occupational therapy in mental health settings for most of her 42-year career. A leader in establishing occupational therapy services in community mental health, Hischmann launched programs in Philadelphia and in northeastern Pennsylvania. She’s also served as director of occupational therapy at Clarks Summit State Hospital in Lackawanna County and was a founding member of the OT faculty at Misericordia University, where she served as department chair from 1996 to 1999.