Mary Sinnott, associate professor of instruction in physical therapy, will be presented with the Lucy Blair Service Award by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) at its 2016 conference. Sinnott is the Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the College of Public Health, and led program design for the College’s North Broad Physical Therapy Center, a pro-bono student-run clinic that serves uninsured and underinsured residents of North Philadelphia.
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For Estelle Richman, health policy is personal. Throughout her career she has earned a reputation as someone who advocates for individual well-being and dignity—as Philadelphia’s Commissioner of Public Health and Managing Director, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Public Welfare, and Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The College of Public Health is excited to welcome Richman as its 2016 commencement speaker, and we spoke with her about her beginnings, her career, and the issues she sees as most vital to the future of public health.
As the 2015 APHA Annual Meeting gets underway in Chicago, two dozen faculty members from the College of Public Health and Temple University are getting ready to present on the latest public health research. Below is a list of those presentations. (On Monday, 11/2, CPH is also hosting a free cocktail reception.)
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Temple's Physical Therapy program has received full accreditation through October 2024.
"The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education judged the program to be in compliance with the intent of all the Evaluative Criteria for Accreditation of Education Programs for the Preparation of Physical Therapists. The Commission appreciates the thorough and professional manner in which these obligations have been addressed."
Several faculty and students from the Department of Physical Therapy participated in Temple University's College of Public Health Research Day on Tuesday, April 28th. This event, which was coordinated by Geoff Wright PhD, highlighted research performed throughout the college through poster and platform presentations.