Oscar Arevalo and Amit Chattopadhyay, assistant professors at the School of Dentistry’s department of dental informatics, recently received a $20,000 grant from the Delta Dental Plan of California. This award will be used to increase the hours of operation and number of patient visits at Temple’s school-based dental clinic in the Roberto Clemente Middle School in Philadelphia. For more information about the clinic, go to www.temple.edu/news_media/hkg0307_20.html.
Ausim Azizi, professor and chair of neurology, director of the neurology residency program and medical director of the neurological intensive care unit at the School of Medicine and Temple University Hospital, has been named president elect of the Philadelphia Neurological Society.
Stephen Permut, assistant dean of academic affiliations and chair of family and community medicine at the School of Medicine, has been elected to several positions at the American Medical Association: chair of the southeastern delegation, vice chair of the Council on Legislation and the Board of Trustees’ Task Force on Patient Safety.
Phyllis Taxin, director of accounting operations in the Controller’s Office, has been named treasurer of Women In Transition, a nonprofit agency devoted to serving women endangered by domestic violence and substance abuse, by its board of directors.
CIO magazine selected Temple as one of 100 organizations that “truly exemplify a bold enterprise” in its 2005 CIO 100 Awards.
Sherryta Freeman has been named assistant athletic director for compliance. Freeman comes to Temple after serving as assistant athletic director of compliance at Dartmouth College since January 2004. At Temple, Freeman will oversee all aspects of the athletic department’s compliance efforts for its 24 sports and more than 500 student-athletes with conference and NCAA rules and regulations. She will work to educate coaches, administrators and student-athletes about new rules and regulations, as well as assist with processing NCAA and conference waivers on behalf of student-athletes.