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February

    • Smith Co-Authors Article on Assessing Directors of Clinical Education Performance in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

      February 28, 2013

      Susan Smith, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences and Associate Dean for Research and Health Professions Education, co-authored an article titled “Director of Clinical Education Performance Assessment Surveys: 360-Degree Assessment of the Unique Roles and Responsibilities of this Position in Physical Therapy Education.”

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    • Dean Donnelly

      Welcome to the new and improved Chartings!

      February 28, 2013

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    • Recent Significant Publications and Presentations by Shewokis

      February 28, 2013

      Patricia Shewokis, PhD, who has a dual appointment in the Departments of Nutrition Sciences and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, is a co-author on a journal manuscript that was recently published in the prestigious journal, The Journal of Neural Engineering.

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    • Faculty/Student Team Presents Peer-Reviewed Poster at APTA Meeting

      February 28, 2013

      PhD students, DPT students, and faculty from the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences presented a peer-reviewed poster at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in San Diego, California last month. Han Chen, Jan Meiers, Elizabeth Wang-Hsu, Terry Strazzullo, Bright Adjei, and Sue Smith, PhD’s, poster is entitled “Test-Retest Reliability and Minimal Detectable Change of the BESTest in Postmenopausal Women.”

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    • Nursing Students Recognized During Nurse Anesthesia Week

      February 28, 2013

      Nurse anesthesia students Jianquiao Chen and Rosangela Santos welcomed visitors in the Atrium at Bayhealth Medical Center during the hospital’s celebration of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Week...

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    • Maschi Writes Musculoskeletal Disorder Textbook Chapter

      February 28, 2013

      Robert Maschi, DPT, an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, has written a chapter called “Patient Education” in the textbook Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders, published in December 2012 by Demos Medical.

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    • Gambescia Awarded Grant for Online Education White Paper

      February 27, 2013

      Stephen Gambescia, PhD, an associate clinical professor in the Health Services Administration Program and the Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, was awarded the title of MCHES (Master Certified Health Education Specialist) this summer.

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    • Self-proclaimed “Chocoholics” May Have a Legitimate Addiction

      February 27, 2013

      Jennifer Nasser, PhD, and her research team’s 2011 Drexel candy study found that “multiple characteristics of chocolate, including sugar, cocoa and the drug-like effects experienced, play a role in the desire to consume chocolate.” The research study was cited as evidence in an article about chocoholism published on Valentine’s Day, a holiday often associated with heart-shaped boxes filled with the sweet stuff.

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    • Chiarello Presents at APTA Meeting In San Diego

      February 27, 2013

      Lisa Chiarello, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, presented an educational session called “Promoting Best Practice in Early Intervention” at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in San Diego, California in January.

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    • Drexel University Faculty and Staff Awarded 2012 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

      February 27, 2013

      A team of Drexel University faculty and staff were awarded the 2012 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for the book Legal Issues Confronting Today's Nursing Faculty: A Case Study Approach, published by Davis Plus.

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    • Gerrity Featured in WIHI Broadcast on Care Teams

      February 27, 2013

      On January 10, Patricia Gerrity, PhD, Associate Dean for Community Programs and Director of 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, participated in a radio program broadcasted via WIHI, the channel for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

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    • Ventura Named Fellow of the Obesity Society

      February 27, 2013

      Congratulations to Alison Ventura, MD, assistant professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, who was named a Fellow of The Obesity Society, one of the highest honors bestowed by the organization.

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    • Volpe Debunks Obesity Myths and Shares Lifestyle Tips on WHYY

      February 27, 2013

      On February 12, Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and Chair of the Nutrition Sciences Department, was interviewed for an hour-long segment on WHYY’s Radio Times about the validity of some of the myths and presumptions surrounding obesity treatment and prevention.

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    • Vicki Schwartz Named Silver Dragon Society Award Recipient

      February 27, 2013

      Vicki Schwartz, an assistant clinical professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, has been named a recipient of the 2013 Silver Dragon Society Award by the Honors and Awards Committee. In addition to being Drexel faculty, Professor Schwartz is also a 1987 graduate of Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, where she obtained her Master’s degree.

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