May 1, 2017
There were six students, in total, from CNHP. One group included Nick Mahoney, Karol Zhong and Julie Knerr and the other, finishing in second place, included Kelley Martin, Toni Ross and Maureen Dorce.
A paper by health sciences student Taylor Collins and her professor, Krista L. Rompolski, PhD
has been published. “Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Causes, Complications & Controversies” appears in Journal of Student Research
in Volume 6, Issue 1.
Margaret Finley, PT, PhD
, associate professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, is one of six faculty to receive a career development award from the Office of Faculty Affairs for 2017- 2018. The award is designed for tenure-track faculty members to increase their exposure to colleagues at other institutions who will be mentors and collaborators. Finley’s proposal is the "Biopsychosocial Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain with Applications to Spinal Cord Injury." As part of her award activities, Finley will visit the labs of Richard Shields, PT, PhD
, FAPTA and Laura Frey Law, PT, PhD
at the University of Iowa. Steven George, PT, PhD
, Duke University, and Shields will give presentations at Drexel University. Collectively, the mentors will provide a foundation for application of genetic phenotype biomarkers and measurement of psychosocial behaviors in adults with spinal cord injuries.
Ryan J. Clancy, MSHS, MA, PA-C, DFAAPA
, clinical instructor in the physician assistant program, has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of AAPA
. Clancy earned this national recognition due to his outstanding contributions to patient care and the profession during his years as a physician assistant. He also demonstrated significant dedication and involvement in the community of Philadelphia.
CNHP is hosting the 6th Annual Philadelphia Area Simulation Consortium: Assessment and Evaluation in Simulation on June 15, 2017. The consortium provides opportunity for specialty-specific breakout sessions, presentations featuring innovative uses of simulation for education, research, simulation technicians, and administrators; and to promote regional networking for hospital based and academic simulation centers. Key note speakers include Tony Errichetti, PhD, CHSE
and Kathie Lasater, EdD, RN, ANEF, FANN
Sherry Goodill, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC
, Creative Arts Therapies department chair, moderated a panel discussion, "The Arts and Healing" on Thursday, April 6 as part of a performance by Jessica Lang Dance at the Prince Theater
, presented by NextMove Dance
. The panel also included veteran Mike Mulligan
, who spoke about his use of the arts in his recovery and healing process. The performance that followed featured all new work by Jessica Lang Dance, including "Thousand Yard Stare," a physically riveting tribute to veterans set to Beethoven's String Quartet #15
. The title refers to the blank and bewildered gaze of the shell-shocked soldier returning from war.
The official establishment of The Center for Family Intervention Science (CFIS)
, the first research center in the College of Nursing and Health Professions was recently announced. The Center is directed by Guy Diamond, PhD
, associate professor and faculty member in the Couple and Family Therapy department. The CFIS will foster interprofessional collaborations among faculty interested in research that promotes family strengths and reduces barriers to child and family health and wellbeing. The Center is committed to working with diverse populations throughout the life span and in both university and community settings. PhD students and post-doctoral fellows in the College interested in family-centered interventions will have opportunities to engage in Center activities. The Center will also support training, clinical, and policy-related activities related to family intervention science.
Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD
, assistant professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences was awarded $22,300 for her project Heart Healthy Cooking Lab: Youth Exploring Wellness through Gardening.
Clare Milner, PhD
, associate professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, was awarded $14,000 for her project Impact Shock and Risk of Stress Fracture in Walking, Marching and Running.
Both projects involve interprofessional research teams. Funding is for one year. The findings will enable the investigators to apply for extra-mural funding.