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"The members gained information about maintaining their health ... [and] began to see coherence in establishing healthy on-going practices ... Our members and staff shared freely with the BTG students and felt they were contributing to the education of professionals who wanted to be more understanding.
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Temple University

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Bridging the Gaps Program Staff

Dianne Butera, MSW
Temple University BTG Program Director

215-707-8220 (tel)
215-707-4725 (fax)

School of Medicine, Office of Student Affairs
3420 N. Broad Street, MRB101
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Temple University BTG Program Faculty

Kathleen Reeves, MD, School of Medicine
Marla Davis-Bellamy, JD, MGA, School of Medicine
Ina Caligaro, PharmD, School of Pharmacy
David Martin, School of Podiatric Medicine
Nancy Rothman, EdD, RN, College of Health Professions, Department of Nursing
Eliza Johnson, BS, College of Health Professions, Department of Nursing
Jeff Draine, PhD, MSW, Chair School of Social Work
Valarie Clemmons, MSW, Field Education Specialist, School of Social Work
Mark Salzer, PhD, Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University

CHIP Eligibility

Temple University students who have completed their first year in the following schools may be eligible to participate in the Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program:

  • School of Medicine
  • College of Health Professions, Department of Nursing
  • College of Health Professions, Department of Occupational Therapy
  • College of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy
  • School of Pharmacy

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2013 BTG CHIP Community Partners – Temple University

  • Community Women's Education Project, Early Learning Center
  • Freedom Theatre
  • HERO (Helping Energize and Rebuild Ourselves) Community Center
  • Lutheran Settlement House, Senior Center
  • Norris Homes, Norris Kids Camp
  • Norris Square Civic Association
  • Northern Children Services
  • Philadelphia Futures, Entrepreneurship/Business Planning Internship
  • Philadelphia Senior Center, Tioga Branch
  • Project HOME, Kairos House
  • Project HOME, St. Columba's Safe Haven
  • Project HOME, Women of Change
  • Salvation Army, Red Shield Residence
  • St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Farm to Families
  • Temple University, Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy
  • Temple University, Upward Bound
  • Tree House Books

For a complete alphabetical list of all 2012 BTG CHIP community partners and to view 2012 community project summaries by site, click here.

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