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Complementary and Integrative Therapies

Al Rundio

R & B News

April 24, 2018

With the addition of Associate Dean Stephanie Brooks, PhD, LCSW, LMFT as a contributor, Rundiogram has become R & B News. Brooks will be providing highlights from health professions while Rundio continues to write about nursing.

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Special Acknowledgments

April 24, 2018

Power over Pain is seeking group participants for this eight week program where members will learn about pain and what they can do to manage it.

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Kate Clark, MPA starts as Director of Strategic Initiatives

April 23, 2018

CNHP gets a director of strategic initiatives to develop and implement innovative approaches to interprofessional teams, new initiatives and best practices and new community-based partnerships. Kate Clark, MPA is also responsible to help develop an aging "collaboratory" and facilitating work groups around new efforts.

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Power over Pain

Power Over Pain Program Seeks Participants

April 05, 2018

Power over Pain is seeking group participants for this eight week program where members will learn about pain and what they can do to manage it.

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Kate Clark, MPA starts as Director of Strategic Initiatives

March 01, 2018

CNHP gets a director of strategic initiatives to develop and implement innovative approaches to interprofessional teams, new initiatives and best practices and new community-based partnerships. Kate Clark, MPA is also responsible to help develop an aging "collaboratory" and facilitating work groups around new efforts.

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2018 Helen I. Moorehead-Laurencin, MD Sex and Gender Research Forum

February 20, 2018

CNHP’s researchers will be presenting their research at Drexel’s 2018 Helen I. Moorehead-Laurencin, MD, Sex and Gender Research Forum, which will be held March 8, 2018. Our College will have an impressive showing of our research at this University-wide research forum. The abstracts were peer-reviewed and nine were accepted for presentations.

CNHP and DABDEI are co-sponsors of this event.

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CNHP Clinical Practices Round-up

January 16, 2018

Ever wonder about CNHP’s practices? Where are they? Who they serve? What services are available at these practices? Read the Round-up to get an overview, then read all the individual articles posted highlighting the people who make these places run. Read More
Al Rundio

Rundiogram

January 15, 2018

This is a monthly column highlighting the accomplishments of the faculty and students. It started as a column just for nursing, but we're expanding and renaming it. In the next issue of Off the Charts, look for "R & B Notes" by Al Rundio, PhD who continues to talk up nursing and Stephanie Brooks, PhD who will highlight health professions.

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The Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services

News at 11

January 11, 2018

For 19 years, the nurse-led Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services has been touting a message of an integrative approach to health. Its people, patients, staff, and neighbors alike, benefit from such a great center. Read More
Director of Community Health and Wellness and Associate Dean of Community Health John Kirby, Jr., MPH, EPC

Future Leader of Community Health

January 10, 2018

If there is a perfect place for John Kirby, Jr. to work, it is the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Center and the perfect job for him is the one he currently has as the director of community health and wellness at 11th Street. Read More
Students who work at the Community Wellness HUB

Student Powered Community Wellness: Meet Our Team

January 10, 2018

Meet the students who greet everyone coming through the door at the Community Wellness HUB with a bright and cheerful smile. From diverse backgrounds and institutions, these men and women chose the HUB for different reasons, but all share a desire to serve. Read More
Opening day and Health Fair at the Community Wellness HUB

Community Wellness Services at the HUB

January 09, 2018

It took over a year to gather information from residents of Mantua and Powelton Village before the Community Wellness HUB opened its doors. Looking at health concerns, Loretta Jemmott, PhD and her team created seven key areas for services. Read More
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IPER Roles and Responsibilities 

January 09, 2018

IPER's Brown Bag Lunch Series is off to a great start. New collaborative working groups are forming, ideas are being exchanged and faculty and students are getting excited about what learning outcomes will result from this series and work. Read the story to see how you can get involved.
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Sarah Wenger, PT, DPT works with patient with arm pain in the gym

Power Over Pain

November 30, 2017

The number of Americans affected by chronic pain and the annual cost to treat it is staggering. Add to it the poor outcomes and it is clear that we are facing one of the most challenging health issues to address. A new approach is needed and Sarah Wenger, PT, DPT is working on just that.

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IPER Brown Bag Lunch Series 

November 29, 2017

IPER's Brown Bag Lunch Series is off to a great start. New collaborative working groups are forming, ideas are being exchanged and faculty and students are getting excited about what learning outcomes will result from this series and work. Read the story to see how you can get involved.

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Michael Bruneau, Jr., PhD

A Tool Box for Day-to-Day Success

September 18, 2017

Michael Bruneau, Jr., PhD, health sciences professor, runs 100 mph and accomplishes so much in his day, but in college, it had a price. He developed a set of principles he now uses to make the most of his day while enjoying every minute of it. Read More
Al Rundio

Rundiogram

September 17, 2017

Rundiogram is a new monthly feature in Off the Charts. We are looking for regular contributors to our monthly newsletter. Please email College Engagement, Marketing and Communictions for more information.

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New CNHP Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhD

New Dean Announced

August 10, 2017

The College of Nursing and Health Professions appoints Laura N. Gitlin, PhD as its new Dean. She will help keep CNHP's place at the forefront of innovative health care education and research and be the perfect custodian of CNHP’s interprofessional practice, education and research initiative (IPER). 
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Angela Colistra, PhD

The Opiate Epidemic: Keeping a finger on the pulse

August 07, 2017

For clinical professor Angela Colistra, PhD, getting the most up-to-date information about this 21st century epidemic includes talking to those on the front lines including addicts. Her hope is to improve training and moving clients to recovery. Read More
Christian Jordal, PhD, director of the Master of Family Therapy program and assistant clinical professor

Inclusive and Welcoming Mental Health Support

August 06, 2017

Christian Jordal, PhD, director of the Master of Family Therapy program and assistant clinical professor and Anthony Pennant, LMFT, adjunct professor and CNHP alumnus are training students to be culturally competent and socially just clinicians. Read More

Bringing Valuable Experience to the Job

May 01, 2017

Kevin Mitchell, PhD is the newest faculty member in Health Services Administration and brings extensive and impressive experience from academia and many areas of health administration. Mitchell graduated from Temple University with a degree in public health and went on to receive two advance degrees, an MBA from Eastern University, and a PhD in public health from Walden University. Those degrees helped him build a career combining corporate, academic and public experience, something he hopes will help him achieve his one goal at the College of Nursing and Health Professions — connecting students to the right organizations having the right competencies.
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Acknowledgments

November 05, 2014

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What’s Next for Our Dragons?

July 14, 2014

Hundreds of College of Nursing and Health Professions students- both undergraduate and graduate- crossed the stage at the University’s 120th Commencement Exercises on June 13.

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College Provides Free Screenings for Veterans

July 14, 2014

The Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions was asked to provide Philadelphia’s veterans with an array of health screenings during the second annual City of Philadelphia City Council President’s Veteran’s Fair on May 21.

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Ground Broken for Health Center Expansion

July 14, 2014

June 6 was a very happy day for many as golden shovels literally broke ground at the site of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University...

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Ross Appointed Science Editor of Holistic Journal

May 19, 2014

Stephanie Maxine Ross, Director of the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Advanced Study Program at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, has been appointed Associate Science Editor of the highly respected, peer-reviewed Holistic Nursing Practice Journal. 

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Drexel to Pioneer First Integrative Addictions Therapy Certificate Program

April 22, 2014

The College of Nursing and Health Professions and Drexel Online have created the world’s very first graduate certificate program in Integrative Addictions Therapy which is slated to begin in Fall 2014. 

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The Medicinal Herb Garden: Rosemary

August 29, 2013

Cascades of rosemary emit a pungent, pine-like aroma with a woody camphoraceous note. This aromatic shrub has scaly bark and tiny pale-blue flowers that coalesce, nestled among dense leathery, needle-like leaves...

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Q&A with Mary Beth Kealy: A New Yoga Course for the Enlightened Practitioner

August 14, 2013

The Complementary and Integrative Therapies Program is introducing a new course in the fall quarter, titled Yoga for the Enlightened Practitioner. The course has limited enrollment and is delivered entirely online via weekly PowerPoint lectures with embedded video recordings of different yoga postures. “It integrates the traditional underpinnings of yogic philosophy with contemporary medical yoga techniques,” explained Stephanie Ross, Director of the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Program...

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Yoga, Meditation and Holistic Living Come to Summer 2013 Nurse Practitioner Residency

July 29, 2013

The Complementary and Integrative Therapies (CIT) Program recently marked its fifth year participating in the Summer Nurse Practitioner Residency Week at Drexel University. On June 26, Stephanie Ross, Director of the Complementary and Integrative Therapie Program, gave a two-hour presentation called “A Student’s Guide to Holistic Living."

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The Medicinal Herb Garden: Echinacea

July 29, 2013

Echinacea is a member of the aster family, like ragweed and chrysanthemums, and is commonly known as purple coneflower due to its stunning color and distinctive shape. The genus name, Echinacea, is derived from the Greek echinos that translates into ‘hedgehog”, referring to...

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The Medicinal Herb Garden: Catnip

June 27, 2013

Catnip, also known as catmint, is a widely grown perennial herb that belongs to the mint family. It grows one to three feet high with ascending, opposite branched stems. The coarse, pubescent, ovate shaped leaves are gray-green in color, with characteristic serrated edges that render a pungent, mint-like aroma...

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The Medicinal Herb Garden: Garlic

June 12, 2013

Garlic has been used for medicinal purposes for at least 5,000 years. Long before the recognition of garlic’s potent antimicrobial actions it was used to help protect against bubonic plague, which we now know to be a bacterial infection.

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Green Tea: The Fountain of Youth

April 19, 2013

The pioneering work of Denham Harman, MD, PhD, paved the way for the concept that aging is not a mysterious event that occurs at random. But, rather, aging is a consequence of the damage caused by an excess of “free radicals.”

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The Digital Quagmire

October 01, 2012

We live in a fast paced-world, characterized by ever-expanding and increasingly sophisticated technology. Today’s students have the ability to communicate instantly with one another, to access vast libraries and to store all of their communications in an electronic device no larger than the size of a small book.

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Tips for a Healthy Halloween

October 01, 2012

Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes the opportunity to overindulge in sweet treats. The only thing scarier than the costumes and haunted houses is the amount of sugar we consume during the holiday and the weeks following.

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Clinical Applications of Stinging Nettle

August 01, 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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