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November

    • Fedorczyk Dominates Her First Half Marathon

      November 30, 2012

      You may know Jane Fedorczyk, PhD, as an associate clinical professor or as the Director of Post-Professional Clinical programs in the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department. You may know her as the primary instructor for the Advanced Practice Certificate in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation and hand concentrations or perhaps in her role as the Vice President of the American Society of Hand Therapists. But did you know that she laced up her running shoes and tackled her first half marathon earlier this month?

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    • The Porch Light Initiative: In the Participants’ Own Words

      November 1, 2012

      The Porch Light Initiative is a division of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program that partners with behavioral health agencies in three specific area codes in Philadelphia. 11th Street Family Health Services was invited to be a Porch Light partner for the Initiative’s third year.

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    • 11th Street Staff Participate in Sanctuary Training

      November 1, 2012

      From October 22-26, seven 11th Street Family Health Services staff members attended Sanctuary training at the ANDRUS Center in Yonkers, New York. The Sanctuary Institute is a division of ANDRUS and the Sanctuary model was founded in the 1980s by Sandra Bloom, MD, a graduate of the Drexel School of Public Health.

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    • Allen’s Tips: Infidelity and Forgiveness

      November 1, 2012

      Last month, Argie Allen, PhD, was featured in a FOX-29 segment about infidelity. Here, she shares some of her expertise and explains who forgives whom more willingly, frequently, and why...

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    • Adrian Banning Featured in Article About Health Care Career Opportunities for Veterans

      November 1, 2012

      Adrian Banning, a clinical instructor in the Physician Assistant Program, was interviewed in the beginning of November for a NurseZone.com article. The article discussed the different educational programs and career opportunities available to military students in active duty as well as veterans after they have served.

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    • Chapman Ties Dracula Film to Addictions Counseling

      November 1, 2012

      Shortly after Halloween, professor and Associate Director of the Behavioral Health Counseling Department Robert Chapman, PhD, held a screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula. In addition to recognizing the holiday by screening the scary movie, Chapman’s intentions also included...

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    • Chapman Featured in CBS-3 Clip about Stephanie Bon Jovi’s Heroin Overdose

      November 1, 2012

      Robert Chapman, PhD, a clinical associate professor in the Behavioral Health Counseling Department, was interviewed for a CBS-3 news clip about Stephanie Bon Jovi’s heroin overdose. Stephanie, daughter of musician Jon Bon Jovi, was discovered in her Hamilton College dormitory room with...

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    • Christiana Awosan Receives John L. and Harriette P. McAdoo Dissertation Award

      November 1, 2012

      Christiana Awosan, a marriage and family therapist and doctoral candidate in the Couple and Family Therapy Department, received the prestigious John and Harriette McAdoo Award. Established by the Ethnic Minorities Section of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

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    • Dance Movement Therapy Alumna Starts First Norwegian Dance Movement Therapy Association

      November 1, 2012

      Liv Marie Leirvåg lived in Manayunk while she completed her Dance Movement Therapy degree at Drexel in 2001. She received an award because she was the first to write about dance/movement therapy and child neglect. A native of Bergen, Norway, Liv Marie...

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    • Nyree Dardarian Featured in Women’s Health Article About Coffee

      November 1, 2012

      Nyree Dardarian, a Registered Dietitian and instructor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, was interviewed for a Women’s Health magazine article about drinking coffee. The article discusses...

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    • BSN Student Deanne Wilk’s Work Published in EP Lab Digest

      November 1, 2012

      Online BSN student Deanne Wilk wrote a paper on Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome for Cindy Little, PhD’s Genetics in Nursing and Health class last spring. When Deanne mentioned the paper at work, a cardiology physician and Drexel alumnus asked...

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    • Jacqueline Dombrowski Presents Project at National Conference

      November 1, 2012

      In August, MSN student Jacqueline Dombrowski, who hopes to specialize in anesthesia upon graduating in May 2013, presented a performance improvement project at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ (AANA) annual conference in San Francisco. Her project focused specifically on...

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    • Spotlight on Family Weekend 2012

      November 1, 2012

      On Saturday November 3, faculty, staff, and students from the College of Nursing and Health Professions hosted the annual Family Day on the Center City Campus. Students were invited to bring their parents, siblings, and other family members to learn more about opportunities and curricula.

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    • Fedorczyk Gives Keynote Speech at Hand and Upper Limb Symposium and Presents at Shoulder and Elbow Update

      November 1, 2012

      Jane Fedorczyk, PhD, a clinical professor and Director of Post-Professional Clinical Programs in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, was invited to be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Hand and Upper Limb Symposium at St. Joseph’s Health Care.

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    • Feld Published in The Journal of the American Medical Association

      November 1, 2012

      On September 5, 2012, Ellen Feld, MD, of the Physician Assistant Department had her story, “Worries,” published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Her article recounts her personal encounter with grade II ductal carcinoma (breast cancer).

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    • Students and Faculty Host and Present at Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo

      November 1, 2012

      The Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), an event that is run by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics each year, took place at the Philadelphia Convention Center from October 6-9. FNCE draws thousands of Registered Dietitians, researchers, industry leaders, health care providers, and policy makers. This year, a number of College...

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    • Giarelli Authors Groundbreaking Book on Autism for Health Care Providers

      November 1, 2012

      Ellen Giarelli, PhD’s book, Nursing of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Integrative Care across the Lifespan, was published by Springer in April 2012. An edited book with multiple chapter authors, it is designed to help nurses and other health care professionals integrate an understanding of...

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    • PA Student Staci Hoops Wins JAAPA 25th Anniversary Challenge

      November 1, 2012

      The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants editorial board announced that student Staci Hoops won their 25th Anniversary Challenge, for which she had to answer the question, “What will it be like to be a PA 25 years from now?”

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    • Kaiser Kicks Off Lecture Series at Ursinus College and Sits on Regional Conference Panel

      November 1, 2012

      Donna Kaiser, PhD, professor and Director of Art Therapy Graduate Programs, kicked off a lecture series about interdisciplinary careers in the arts at Ursinus College on September 17. The date of her presentation corresponded...

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    • Joyce Lazzaro Receives Drexel Online Professional Staff Award

      November 1, 2012

      The first week in November marks National Distance Learning Week, which celebrates and creates awareness for distance programs and faculty across the country. On November 8, Drexel University Online honored the accomplishments of faculty and staff...

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    • Watson Appointed to Family Process Journal Board of Directors

      November 1, 2012

      Marlene Watson, PhD, an associate professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Department, was selected to be a member of the Board of Directors for The Family Process Journal. This organization cultivates and exchanges different research regarding the dynamics and structure of families by publishing a quarterly academic journal.

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    • Alumnus Thomas Marsilio Inducted into Marian High School Hall of Fame

      November 1, 2012

      On October 21, alumnus Thomas Marsilio was inducted into the Marian High School Hall of Fame. During his time at Marian, Marsilio was a member of both the football and basketball teams for four years, and served as a tri-captain in both sports during his senior year.

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    • Davey Appointed to Contemporary Family Therapy Journal Editorial Board

      November 1, 2012

      Maureen Davey, PhD, an associate professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Department, was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Contemporary Family Therapy Journal. This publication specializes in new practice, research, and theories that are useful in family therapy..

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    • Quinlan’s Lab Publishes Manuscripts

      November 1, 2012

      Jennifer Quinlan, PhD’s lab recently published two of its manuscripts. “Identification of Cj1051c as a Major Determinant for the Restriction Barrier of Campylobacter jejuni Strain NCTC11168” was featured in Applied and Environmental Microbiology and...

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    • Stephanie Ross Presents “Stressed: To Be or Not To Be”

      November 1, 2012

      On November 7, Stephanie Ross, Director of the Complementary and Integrative Therapy Program, presented a workshop to the University community titled “Stressed: To Be or Not to Be.” She showed the audience how to recognize stressors, eliminate unnecessary ones, and most importantly...

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    • Deanna Schaffer Appointed Chair of BSN Co-op Program

      November 1, 2012

      Professor Deanna Schaffer was appointed Chair of the BSN Co-op Program after an extensive search process. Effective immediately, Professor Schaffer will carry out the responsibilities of this role with the support of Paula Marques, the BSN Co-op Program Coordinator.

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    • Students Enjoy Interdisciplinary Simulation

      November 1, 2012

      College of Nursing and Health Professions students have the immense advantage of having access to the College’s state-of-the-art Simulation Lab during many of their courses. Faculty use the lab for both teaching opportunities and for student assessment. Interdisciplinary collaborations bring students...

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    • Couple and Family Therapy Department Names Student Writer Fellows

      November 1, 2012

      The Family Process Institute of The Family Process Journal, an independent organization that publishes research about families and systems, names several Writers Fellows each year. In 2012, Yajaira Curiel, MA, CFT, a Doctoral candidate in the Couple and Family Therapy Department, was named a Writers Fellow.

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    • Volpe Lectures at High Point University

      November 1, 2012

      Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and Chair of the Nutrition Sciences Department, gave a talk at High Point University in North Carolina on November 12. Her former graduate student Kimberly Reich, PhD, who is now an assistant professor in Exercise Science at High Point, invited Volpe to be a part of...

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    • Faculty Members Participate in Karabots Junior Fellows Program

      November 1, 2012

      College of Nursing and Health Professions faculty members Maria Benedetto, DPT, Margery Lockard, PhD, and Carol Okupniak facilitated activities for local high school students enrolled in the College of Physicians’ Karabots Junior Fellows Program, a year-round intensive interdisciplinary program for students interested in pursuing careers in health care that was established by Nick and Athena Karabots of The Karabots Foundation.

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