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    MAY 25, 2006
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Multicultural Affairs moves to new location

On Tuesday, May 23, the Office of Multicultural Affairs relocated to its permanent location in Mitten Hall, lower level. For more information on Temple's new Office of Multicultural Affairs, visit www.temple.edu/temple_times/4-27-06/omca.html.

Assistant men's basketball coaches named

Matt Langel and Shawn Trice will men's basketball head coach Fran Dunphy as assistant men's basketball coaches at Temple. Lengel helped guide Penn to consecutive Ivy League championships as an assistant coach under Dunphy, and Trice was an assistant on Dunphy's Penn staff in 2005-06.

A first-team all-Ivy League player as a senior at Penn, Langel, a 2000 graduate of the Wharton School of Business, also helped lead the Quakers to two Ivy League titles and NCAA Tournament appearances during his four-year career (1996-2000).

A 1995 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Trice, in his first season as an assistant coach, helped lead the Quakers to an Ivy League championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2005-06. Prior to entering the coaching profession, Trice worked as a sports coordinator for the YMCA in his hometown of Detroit for seven years.

Subjects sought for podiatry studies

The Gait Study Center at the School of Podiatric Medicine seeks subjects for two studies.

For the first, people between ages 18 and 80 who have a bunion on their right foot, who are in good health, and who are able to walk without assistive device are needed. The study involves two two-hour visits to the Gait Study Center (outpatient laboratory facility) at the Podiatry School -- one at the start of the study and the other three months later. Both visits will consist of a review of medical history and a physical examination, foot X-rays, and several walking and activity tests. Subjects will be instructed to use a battery-operated portable muscle stimulator for three months to test whether specific muscle exercises would reduce bunion.

Compensation ($100) will be granted for the completion of this study. For more information, call Benjamin Mati at the Gait Study Center at 215-625-5365.

For the second study, people are needed who are between ages 18 and 85, have type I or type II diabetes, and have chronic sores on the bottom of their feet caused by diabetes. If you qualify, you may be able to participate in a clinical research study to test an investigational topical gel.

Qualified participants may be compensated for time, travel and inconvenience. Study-related medical and lab procedures will be performed at no cost. Study participation is expected to last approximately five months. For more information, visit http://podiatry.temple.edu/gaitlab/research/king.html or call Benjamin Mati at the Gait Study Center at 215-625-5370.