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Special Acknowledgements

February 15, 2016

  • Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, Vice President for Health and Health Equity at Drexel University, has been appointed to Main Line Health’s Board of Governors.


  • Vicki Schwartz, DCN, assistant clinical professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


  • Integrated Health Care for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder, a book co-authored by Ellen Giarelli, EdD, associate professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Department, and Kathleen Fisher, PhD, professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Department, was published.


  • Essential Procedures for Practitioners in Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings: Second Edition: A Clinical Companion authored by Theresa Campo, DNP, associate clinical professor and co-director of the family nurse practitioner track, was published.


  • Helping Children and Families Cope with Parental Illness: A Clinician’s Guide, a book co-authored by Maureen Davey, PhD, associate professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Department, Karni Kissil and Laura Lynch, two alumni of the PhD in Couple and Family Therapy Program, will be published in April 2016.


  • Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, assistant professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, received a four-year American Heart Association Foundation grant entitled, “Parathyroid Hormone and Cardiometabolic Outcomes in Obesity: Role of Magnesium and Vitamin D Supplementation”.


  • Patty Gerrity, PhD, professor and associate dean for Community Programs, accepted an invitation to speak at the First National Nursing Leadership Conference being held in DC, April 2016.


  • Julie Kinzel, clinical assistant professor in the Physician Assitant Department, is the recipient of the Physician Assistant Educator of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA).


  • Megan Schneider, clinical instructor in the Physician Assistant Department, was nominated for the Rising Star Award by the Physician Assistant Education Association.


  • Adrian Banning, MMS, assistant clinical professor in the Physician Assistant Department, was nominated as an outstanding leader in the health field in Philadelphia and was featured on


    CNHP in the media:

  • Drexel’s online Doctor of Nursing Programwas featured on Biz Philly after it is named one of the top 50 in the country by Best Medical Degrees.
  • Adrian S. Banning, MMS,assistant clinical professor in the Physician Assistant Department, was featured among Billy Penn Who’s Next in Health.
  • The Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Serviceswas featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal for receiving a grant from AstraZeneca for its “R-Health: Building Resilience for Life-Long Health” program.
  • Drexel University was named as one of the top 10 best U.S. colleges for a nursing degree by USA Today.
  • Drexel University's Health Sciences Departmentand Salus University's Occupational Therapy Department were featured inAdvance Healthcare Network for their partnership that will offer a sequential degree program.
  • Jennifer Nasser, PhD,associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was featured in Obesity Society  for her research in the area of brain response to food stimulation.