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    MAY 25, 2006
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CHP opens Nursing Training Lab

(Photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg/University Photography)

College of Health Professions Dean Ronald T. Brown and development director Evelyn Gehres recently joined faculty and staff from Temple’s nursing department to dedicate the new John T. Calhoun Nursing Resource Center at 3307 N. Broad St. (Temple’s Pharmacy Building).

The training lab, designed by Tom McCreesh from Temple’s facilities department, includes a three-multibed medical-surgical environment complete with state-of-the-art equipment and mannequins, as well as areas for physical assessment and small-group learning.

The nursing lab is one of two training centers at the Health Sciences Center, including the Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety at the School of Medicine, which utilizes both simulation and standardized patient training methods to train students in the health professions.

- Tory Harris

Dentistry students’ first rite of passage

(Photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg/University Photography)

The School of Dentistry recently celebrated its inaugural white coat ceremony in Mitten Hall.

Honoring the class of 2008, members of which will soon begin their clinical work with patients, the white coat ceremony is a celebration for second-year students as they take an oath affirming their commitment to the highest standards of ethics and patient care.

The School of Dentistry joins Temple’s schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Podiatric Medicine in holding this rite of passage for second-year students.

The event was sponsored by the School of Dentistry Alumni Association and Premier Dental.

- Tyana McAllister

Gentlemen, start your engines!

(Photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg/University Photography)

A team of Temple mechanical engineering students practiced last week with a miniature race car they designed and built for the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Formula SAE competition, May 17-20, at the Ford proving Grounds in Romeo, Mich.

One hundred and forty colleges and universities registered for the event, which is co-sponsored by SAE, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors.

The Formula SAE competition challenges undergraduate and graduate students to test their engineering skills by conceiving, designing, and fabricating a small, formula-style, autocross racing car.

The cars are judged on technical compliance, cost, presentation, engineering design, solo performance trials, and high performance track endurance.

- Preston M. Moretz


Women in the Workplace

(Photo by Joseph V. Labolito/University Photography)

A daylong symposium this spring, sponsored by the Center for Women's Health Research, Leadership and Advocacy, featured distinguished women from business and academia, as well as an afternoon research session focused on women and work.

Ellen Sholevar (at right), professor and residency training director of psychiatry at the School of Medicine and director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Temple University Hospital, discussed her work with inner city families in crisis at "Women in the Workplace: Research, Policy and Advocacy."

Sholevar was a member of this year's steering committee. The keynote address was delivered by Shinae Chun, director of the women's bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor.

"Our goal is to promote the growth and development of interdisciplinary collaboration in research relating to women's health and well-being that includes economic, educational, legal and social factors as well as physical and mental health issues in the workplace," said Sally Rosen, co-director of the Center for Women's Health Research, Leadership and Advocacy. The center is part of the part of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.

- Tyana McAllister