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.
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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.
Every year, Temple University hosts Speak Now, a one-week summer camp for children and teens who stutter. The camp is run by graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Public Health's Communication Sciences and Disorders program who are training to become speech-language pathologists.
Check out our video from this year's Speak Now camp:
Rebecca Alper, a postdoctoral fellow in The Duet Project: Early Engagement, Future Success in the College of Liberal Arts, has been appointed assistant professor (tenure track) in the College of Public Health’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders beginning in July 2017.
Jamie 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.
Language and cognition researchers confirm how the brain is wired to learn concepts—and test a way to use electricity to improve dementia treatments.
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.
As Philadelphia’s recently appointed Health Commissioner, Thomas Farley (MD, MPH) sets policy for the Department of Public Health, working with other human-services agencies to promote and protect the health of all Philadelphians.
On 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.
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.