Communication Sciences News
The College of Public Health is pleased to announce that Lisa Bedore will join the college as professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Bedore joins the college as a renowned researcher of developmental language disorders among Spanish-English bilingual children. Her appointment will begin in June.
On Friday, Dec. 1, Margaret Rogers, chief staff officer for science and research for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), delivered the second lecture in the Dean’s Seminar Series. Formed in recognition of the College’s accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health, the series brings internationally renowned scholars and practitioners to campus for discussions on pressing issues facing an ever-expanding field of public health.
A message from Dean Laura A. Siminoff:
I am proud to announce that the College of Public Health has been fully accredited as a school of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The college is now one of two CEPH-accredited schools of public health in the Philadelphia region, and one of three in the state of Pennsylvania.
The College of Public Health celebrated the grand opening of its new clinical education spaces on October 3, with over 250 people joining us to mark this transformational step forward for the college.
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.
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.