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Scholar Spotlight: Two CPH graduate students to present research at this year’s Saffran Conference

The Saffran Conference is an annual program, hosted by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where clinicians and renowned researchers from around the world explore new research topics and discuss their practical implications. Each year, up to 16 graduate students attend the two-day conference at a professional level. Through funding from private donors and the National Institutes of Health, the students receive travel accommodations and free registration, and the opportunity to present their current work.

Posted:  September 18, 2017

Saffran Conference receives funding for next five years

Thanks to new funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the College of Public Health’s Saffran Conference continues its tradition this month as a unique opportunity for professionals and students from around the world  to discuss topics related to the cognitive neuroscience of communication disorders.

Founded in 2005, the conference is an annual two-day program hosted by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. This year’s event takes place on Sept. 15 and 16.

Posted:  September 14, 2017

Comm Sci Professor Accepts NIH Advisory Appointment

Jamie ReillyJamie Reilly, an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and director of the Memory, Concepts, and Cognition Lab, has accepted an invitation from the National Institutes of Health to serve as a member of the Language and Communication Study Section, Center for Scientific Review. The appointment begins July 1 and extends through 2021.

Posted:  June 7, 2017

Philly Kids Explore Public Health Careers

Public Health Day 4.7.17On Friday, April 7, the College of Public Health hosted about 70 students from four Philadelphia School District schools for a public health career information day in celebration of National Public Health Week. Students had opportunities to engage in hands-on activities and learn about the skills used by practitioners of public health, athletic training, nursing, and therapeutic recreation.

Posted:  April 10, 2017

Temple and 76ers Join Forces to “Bounce Out the Stigma” of Autism

The College of Public Health partnered with the Philadelphia 76ers to host a Bounce Out the Stigma autism awareness clinic on Saturday, March 18. The three-hour clinic brought 30 kids on the autism spectrum to Temple’s Pearson Hall for drills in passing, shooting, and dribbling. About 20 graduate students from the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language-Hearing programs assisted throughout the afternoon’s activities.

Temple graduate student playing basketball with teenager

Posted:  March 20, 2017

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