By the time Evelyn Stevens (MPH ’14) finished her bachelor’s degree in health psychology, she had three goals: stay in the field of genetics, balance her existing knowledge with skills in biostatistics, and stay in the Philadelphia area. She found the perfect fit—and then some—with a master of public health at Temple.
Eboney Kraisoraphong received her master of social work (MSW) from Temple’s School of Social Work in 2000. In January 2016 she became vice president of strategic quality management at Northeast Treatment Centers, a nonprofit behavioral health and social services provider. We spoke with Eboney about her career in child welfare management, her transition into a new role, and how changes in accountability measures benefit clients.
At The Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School (MCSCS) in Philadelphia, every student starts the morning with a pledge. In one colorful classroom, 20 third-graders stand and begin reciting. “I’m 100% committed to my education,” they say in unison. “I believe in myself and my ability to do my best at all times. I am powerful beyond measure. I will learn.” It’s not your average school pledge. But this is not an average school.
Kathleen Kinslow, CEO of Aria Health System and executive vice president of clinical integration and patient experience for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, received this year’s Temple Alumni Association Gallery of Success award on Tuesday, October 18. The award recognizes exceptional and inspirational alumni of Temple University.
For Daniel Bang, the journey from MPH program to career was one of transforming his ideals and passion into practical strategy.
As a research associate at a Philadelphia-based Medicaid and healthcare consulting firm, Bang conducts policy research, provides support for project management, and prepares deliverable content. “My main contribution is being a bench player for the team and buttoning things up to make sure we maintain quality in what we do,” Bang says. “Medicaid is not necessarily on people’s radar—it’s known as the most important program no one really knows about. I learn something new every day.”
Laura A. Siminoff, Dean of the College of Public Health and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Public Health, holds a grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the burdens taken on by individuals who care for family members with late-stage cancers. Here, she discusses how those burdens—psychological, physical and financial—can impact quality of life for patient, caregiver and family.
“There are not problems in the community that we can’t solve. There are problems we don’t yet know how to solve. The hard part of our job is figuring out how, and it’s the part of our job that we absolutely have to do.”
It’s always inspiring to meet someone smart, talented and driven. And when you meet hundreds of people like that in a single day, it’s worth celebrating. Today we marked the beginning of the academic year by welcoming more than 700 new undergraduate students to the College of Public Health at Temple’s 2016 Convocation. They join a diverse group of 167 faculty members and over 4000 current students, who together represent one of the most innovative institutions of public health education and research in the country.