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August

    • Drexel Earns Silver Award for Student APTA Membership

      August 23, 2012

      Each June, the American Physical Therapy Association tallies its student members as a part of the ‘Reach100’ nationwide challenge to encourage student membership and participation. Institutions with 80-100% APTA membership are honored with tiered...

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    • Jessica’s Story: A Passion for Good, Fresh Food

      August 1, 2012

      This month we had the pleasure of talking to Jessica, an 18 year-old 11th Street community member with a major passion for food in all of its stages, from earth to table.

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    • 11th Street Welcomes John Kirby to Staff

      August 1, 2012

      On June 7, 11th Street staff welcomed John Kirby to their team in the role of Fitness Trainer. John comes to 11th Street from another health center and has experience in both case management and working with patients who have chronic illnesses.

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    • Summer in the Garden

      August 1, 2012

      11th Street hosts members of the Teens 4 Good Program for two weeks at a time, providing opportunities to work in the urban garden and to take part in nutrition and cooking classes. One day, the high school students learned how to cook a healthier version...

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    • The 11th Street Co-op Experience: Q&A With Danielle Matthews

      August 1, 2012

      Danielle Matthews, Nutrition and Food Sciences ‘13, is completing a co-op at 11th Street Family Health Services in the role of Health Education Outreach Program Assistant. Danielle, of Williamsville, New York, plans to become a Registered Dietitian and earn a master’s degree.

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    • Art Therapy Alumni Reunite at Savannah Reception

      August 1, 2012

      On July 11, the College of Nursing and Health Professions hosted a reception for alumni and friends at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa in Savannah, Georgia. The event took place in conjunction with the American Art Therapy Association’s 43rd Annual Conference...

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    • Clinical Applications of Stinging Nettle

      August 1, 2012

      Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica [Fam. Urticaceae]) is a perennial herb native to Europe, and is characterized by square stems, lance-shaped leaves with serrated margins, and clusters of small green floral structures. All parts of the plant bristle with stinging hairs.

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    • Drexel Earns Silver Award for Student APTA Membership

      August 1, 2012

      Each June, the American Physical Therapy Association tallies its student members as a part of the ‘Reach100’ nationwide challenge to encourage student membership and participation. Institutions with 80-100% APTA membership are honored with tiered awards...

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    • Introducing a New Monthly Event: Books and Bagels

      August 1, 2012

      Books and Bagels is a new event that will be held every month for graduate students to discuss and appreciate current research across the disciplines. The most recent installment took place on July 27 at noon in the Center City Campus’ Bellet Building.

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    • Bradt Receives NIH Grant to Study Vocal Music Therapy for Chronic Pain Management

      August 1, 2012

      Joke Bradt, PhD, has received a National Institute of Nursing Research grant for her study entitled “The Effects of Vocal Music Therapy on Core Outcomes in Chronic Pain Management.”

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    • Inside the New Executive Health Lab

      August 1, 2012

      The Integrated Nutrition Sciences Research Laboratory at 3711 Market Street, Directed by Stella L. Volpe, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, has been busy lately with the the addition of new equipment.

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    • DiMaria-Ghalili to Present at FNCE This Fall

      August 1, 2012

      On October 9, Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, will be speaking with Dr. Jane White at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. During her presentation, “RD/RN Teams: A Collaborative Approach to...

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    • Incoming ACE Student Erin Harvey Receives Cherokee Uniforms Scholarship

      August 1, 2012

      Erin M. Harvey, an incoming student in Drexel’s ACE program this coming fall quarter, was awarded the “A Nurse I Am” scholarship by Cherokee Uniforms. To apply for the scholarship, applicants were asked to watch a video and answer related questions in an essay. Erin was one of 10 finalists chosen...

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    • Jasmine Doshi Receives Outstanding Commuter and Distinguished Tutor Awards

      August 1, 2012

      Jasmine Doshi, Behavioral Health Counseling ‘12, has received both the Ian L. Alexander Outstanding Commuter Student Award and the Distinguished Undergraduate Tutor Award.

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    • Lights, Camera, Allen!

      August 1, 2012

      Argie Allen, PhD, began making appearances on television as soon as she graduated from college. On local Philadelphia TV station WYBE, Allen interviewed politicians, families and people with substance addictions; an experience that ignited Allen’s interest in being televised. She said, “I realized that I could take my passion for helping people clinically to TV and radio and have a larger impact.”

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    • Physical Therapy Student Ryan McDevitt Co-authors ACL Article

      August 1, 2012

      Ryan McDevitt, Physical Therapy ’13, co-authored an article titled “Return to Play Considerations Following ACL Reconstruction.” The article was published in ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine news magazine. McDevitt wrote the article while participating...

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    • Nutrition Department First in the Nation to Offer ISPP

      August 1, 2012

      The Department of Nutrition Sciences is proud to be the first in the nation to offer the Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) as an alternative route for nutrition graduates to achieve the training necessary to meet the requirements to sit for the nutrition board exam, which qualifies graduates as a Registered Dietitians.

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    • Palisano Receives APTA Marian Williams Award

      August 1, 2012

      The Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy was established in 1963 by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and recognizes individuals in the field who conduct outstanding clinical or educational research, publish frequent scientific studies...

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    • Saying “See You Later” to Rebecca Shasanmi

      August 1, 2012

      “I love this community so much. Before I came here I never thought it could be that deep,” Rebecca Shasanmi shared with us during an intimate conversation about the time she has spent as the Health Promotion and Outreach Associate at 11th Street Family Health Services.

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    • Rundio to be Honored at Gala by Institute of Nursing

      August 1, 2012

      On July 25, Dean Donnelly and Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, each received letters from the New Jersey State Nurses Association Institute for Nursing, notifying them that Dr. Rundio will be honored for his extraordinary contributions to the nursing profession at the organization’s upcoming Diva and Don Gala on the evening of October 24, 2012.

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    • Student-run Dance Concert Raises $1,700 for Physical Therapy Foundation

      August 1, 2012

      On July 6, a group of eight Doctorate of Physical Therapy students performed in a dance concert fundraiser called “We Dance for Research” in the Geary Auditorium of the New College Building.

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    • PhD Students Attend Mixed Methods Research Conference in Leeds, UK

      August 1, 2012

      “The Mixed Method International Conference held annually in England is unlike any other research conference I have attended in that the atmosphere is one of creativity that welcomes innovative thinking in research. That type of atmosphere, creativity and energy is what attracted...

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    • Family Nurse Practitioner Students Travel to Haiti on Mission Trip

      August 1, 2012

      Four Family Nurse Practitioner students from the College had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Haiti with ESF on a medical mission trip in late June. During their weeklong stay, FNP students Debbie Pestrak, Karen Riley, Colleen Silk and Nicole Waetzman delivered acute...

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