The College of Public Health's Neuromotor Science (NMS) Research Consortium is an interdisciplinary research facility that for the past four years has brought together nine faculty members and 20 students from various disciplines ranging from kinesiology and physical therapy to neuroscience and bioengineering. The labs investigate basic and clinical issues in human sensorimotor neuroscience, such as upper extremity function, posture and gait, spinal cord function, concussion, sensorimotor integration and assistive device development.
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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 College of Public Health welcomes three new clinical education spaces this year--a major expansion of our footprint on Temple's Main Campus that features cutting-edge new facilities for our academic programs.
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.
Shivayogi Hiremath, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, has been selected as an mHealth Scholar for the 2017 mHealth Training Institute (mHTI) at UCLA in August. The NIH-funded institute teaches researchers to collaborate on developing high-end mobile products grounded in previous health research and their feasibility in real healthcare settings.
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.
With a grant from the Department of Defense, the Motion-Action-Perception lab is developing devices that can pinpoint signs of concussion using simple gaming technology. It's not only cool -- it's also providing a hi-tech assessment tool that's portable, affordable, and accessible enough to use virtually anywhere, from the athletic field to the battlefield.