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  • Dr. Jones Addresses HDEART about Bioethics!
  • Congratulations Graduates!
    • Congratulations to our May 2016 Graduates! Graduates from the 2015-2016 academic year include 2 MA graduates, 7 MD/MA dual degree graduates, and our first 2 Urban Bioethics Certificate recipients.
  • Pincus Family Foundation Urban Health Fellowship
    • The Pincus Family Foundation has partnered with the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy to establish the Pincus Family Foundation Urban Health Fellowship. This 2-year fellowship will provide junior-level healthcare professionals with the tolls needed to implement innovative, community-driven, population-based health programs that improve the overall health of children living in the urban, distressed communities in and around North Philadelphia. Pincus Fellows will simultaneously complete the MA in Urban Bioethics degree. Our first two Pincus Fellows are Dr. Julia Burger, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, and Dr. Ashleigh Hall, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, both current at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Congratulations Drs. Burger and Hall!
  • CBUHP and Temple join HDEART!
    • Dr. Kathleen Reeves, Senior Associate Dean of the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Director of the Center, was designated the Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s institutional representative to the Health Disparities, Education, Awareness, Research, and Training (HDEART) Consortium. The primary goals of HDEART include providing mentorship and educational opportunities for young people of ethnic minorities and underserved populations who are pursuing careers in the biomedical and social sciences. You can read more about HDEART here. Congratulations Dr. Reeves and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine!
  • Featured in the Philadelphia Daily News
  • Welcome to Bianca Niggli
    • Bianca Niggli joins the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as our new Administrative Coordinator. Ms. Niggli’s training and experience in non-profit administration and museum education will make a wonderful contribution to both the Center and the Office. Welcome, Bianca!
  • Testimony at Philadelphia City Council
    • Dr. Kathleen Reeves, Senior Associate Dean of the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Director of the Center testified in March at the Philadelphia City Council's Committee on Public Safety during a hearing about developing a strategy to reduce youth gun violence. The hearing was in support of a bill that would create a city wide commission whose goal would be to develop strategies that could work to curb the epidemic of gun violence affecting our youth. You can read more about her testimony from Philly Voice and from Philadelphia Magazine.
  • Quoted in Forbes!
    • Tariem Burroughs, Community Engagement Specialist at the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy, was quoted in an article in Forbes, "Degree Programs for Emerging Entrepreneurs in the Education Innovation Ecosystem." On the second page of the article, Mr. Burroughs talks about how he intends to apply his graduate training in educational entrepreneurship into his role here at the CBUHP. Congratulations Mr. Burroughs!
  • Study on HPV Vaccine Rates
    • Dr. Kevin Henry, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies and Affiliated Professor at the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy, was the lead author on the article "Geographic Factors and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Initiation Among Adolescent Girls in the United States" in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. He talks about the importance of vaccination and current disparities in vaccination among girls living in resource-poor communities. Congratulations Dr. Henry!
  • First Dual Master's Program
    • The Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and the Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts introduce the first dual master's degree program in bioethics and philosophy! Both degree programs are accepting applications for Fall 2016 admission. The aim of the dual degree program is to provide either (a) Philosophy MA students with specialized training in the ethics, values, and politics of health in our increasingly multi-disciplinary diverse society or (b) Urban Bioethics students with a broader understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of contemporary bioethics. You can read more about the program here.
  • Interview with Fox29
    • Nora Jones, PhD, Associate Director of Bioethics Education, was interviewed on October 31, 2015, by Philadelphia local television station Fox29. Parents of a terminally-ill five-year-old are honoring their daughter's wish to not seek treatment if she becomes sick again. Dr. Jones answered questions on the Fox29 Weekend Show about whether a five-year-old, and specifically this particular five-year-old, is able to make end of life decisions and how she might comprehend death.
  • Panel Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH)
    • Nora L. Jones, PhD, Associate Director of Bioethics Education, and Matthew S. Lucas, PhD, MBE, RN, the MA Urban Bioethics Program Manager, were part of a Panel Presentation at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH). Their presentation, given along with colleagues at two other institutions, focused on graduate level bioethics education.
  • New Grant Award
    • Norma Alicea-Alvarez, DNP, PNP-BC, Director of Community Engagement, in collaboration with Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), has been selected as recipient for one of six City of Philadelphia "Call of Ideas" Awards. In this initiative, APM and Dr. Alicea-Alvarez will convert an area into a 'pop-up' marketplace to provide education while also situating itself as a place community members can come together, gain information, and share stories, history, and feel a sense of unification and community. Dr. Alicea-Alvarez will incorporate as well a medical narrative project with a goal of highlighting and supporting the needs of the community for a permanent structure in the same area. This project was also selected as a Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) Implementation grant. Congratulations, Dr. Alicea-Alvarez!
  • Interview with Miriam Solomon
    • Miriam Solomon, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Affiliated Professor at CBUHP, authored the recently published Making Medical Knowledge from Oxford University Press. Dr. Solomon was recently interviewed by New Books in Philosophy. Dr. Solomon offers both practical and theoretical suggestions to improve medical knowledge and approach medical controversies. Congratulations Dr. Solomon!
  • New Publication in Oncology Nursing Forum
    • Matthew Lucas, PhD, MBE, RN, the MA Urban Bioethics Program Manager, is the first author of an article in the September 2015 issue of Oncology Nursing Forum. The article, "Assessing Suicidal Ideation and Behaviors Among Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors and Their Mothers During Sociobehavioral Research," is one of the several articles published or under review from work he did at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. This article examines the development and feasibility of a protocol for nonpsychiatric subspecialty research staff members to screen participants who endorse suicidal ideations or behaviors during data collection. Congratulations, Dr. Lucas!
  • Press Conference with Senator Robert Casey (D-PA)
    • Marla Davis-Bellamy, JD, MGA, Director of Philadelphia CeaseFire, hosted a press conference on Tuesday, August 12, 2015, outside Temple University School of Medicine featuring US Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) for his bipartisan Youth PROMISE (Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education) Act. Senator Casey later posted on his Facebook page, "Following a violent weekend in Philadelphia, I'm calling for an end to the school to prison pipeline and push for passage of a bipartisan plan that would allow Pennsylvania cities to invest more in proven crime prevention strategies like youth mentoring."
  • Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer
    • Marla Davis Bellamy, Director of Philadelphia CeaseFire, was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer on July 31, 2015, about her work to stem the "infection of violence" in Philadelphia. Philadelphia CeaseFire uses the Cure Violence model, which aims for violence reduction by training those who know the cycle of violence personally in order to stop its spread. Philadelphia CeaseFire has ten violence interrupters to ease tensions in areas that need it most. "Several of our outreach workers are those who've had a criminal past," Davis Bellamy said. "They have an immediate rapport with those young people who have made some bad decisions. But they can relate. It's an immediate connection. Through that, they're able to mentor them."
  • Meeting with President Obama
    • Robert Warner, Philadelphia Ceasefire Program Manager (far right), was one of 4 ex-offenders who privately met with and was recognized by President Obama on July 14, 2015, in his speech in Philadelphia at the NAACP convention. Temple University criminal justice major Jeffrey Copeland is on the far left. The Philadelphia Daily News has written up the story, highlighting both Mr. Warner and documentary filmmaker El Sawyer, who is standing between Mr. Warner and President Obama.
  • Exciting News!
    • We are pleased and excited to announce that starting on August 1, 2015, Kathleen Reeves, MD, current Director of the CBUHP, will serve as the inaugural Senior Associate Dean of the new Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion! Dr. Reeves has served as Associate Dean and then Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs at TUSM since 2003. We welcome this new transition and congratulate Dr. Reeves!
  • Awards
    • MD/MAUB Alum ('14) Dr. Ashley De Padua was awarded St. Luke's Intern of the Year Award "in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, humanistic attitudes, and leadership."
    • Marla Davis-Bellamy, JD, MGA, along with other community health leaders, was recognized for her work in Philadelphia by Healthy NewsWorks. The event is in honor of Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2015, a new book of stories by Healthy NewsWorks student journalists about Philadelphia-area leaders who are making our communities healthier.
    • Marla Davis-Bellamy, JD, MGA, on behalf of Philadelphia CeaseFire, accepted the 2015 Community Service Award from the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations!
  • Ceasefire works to halt bloodshed in North Philly
  • Homicide Spike Terrorizes Philly
  • Phila. CeaseFire intervenes to stop the violence
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  • CeaseFire program introduces modified initiatives
  • Dr. Nora Jones spoke with ABC 6 Action News about organ allocation - June 24, 2013
  • Study Dispels Myths About Medication Borrowing in Urban Populations - July 26, 2011
  • Temple University Welcomes Students from Cheyney, Lincoln to Discuss Health Care Opportunities - February 14, 2011
  • Temple Trains Community Ambassadors to Facilitate Research, Build Trust Among Neighbors – December 14, 2010
  • Temple University Takes Aim at Community Viral Loads to Reduce HIV – December 1, 2010
  • Temple Partners with the Community to Get Kids Interested in Health Careers - August 4, 2010
  • Reaching Out with Care - Temple's Center for Asian Health – Winter 2010
  • Medical School Hosts Latino High Schoolers to Provide Info on Opportunities in Health Care – October 28, 2009
  • Community Campers Experiment with Science – August 4, 2009
  • Lifelong Abuse Creates Serious Consequences for Older African-American Women – February, 24, 2009
  • Community Outreach Starts with Youth – November 5, 2008
  • Abuse in Older African-American Women Poorly Understood – September 27, 2007