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Health Administration

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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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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IPER Mindfulness Workshop Recap

November 29, 2017

Mindfulness is a hot topic. That's easy enough to see from the more than 55 students from multiple disciplines who came to "Mindfulness: for Clinical Practice and for Life" in early October. A workshop given by faculty in physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences and creative arts therapies, students experienced the science and the creative part of mindfulness.

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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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Where are They Now

November 28, 2017

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Commencement Activities and Celebrations

July 05, 2017

Academic excellence and hopes for the future were celebrated and shared at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts at CNHP’s commencement exercises. Graduates received sage advice and life’s lessons from two student commencement speakers and the incoming CEO of BAYADA Home Health Care on June 12. 

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With Graditude for Your Service: 2017 Retirements

June 03, 2017

No matter how long an individual has been at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, be it faculty or staff, his or her contributions to the success of educating our students and changing the delivery of healthcare will be recognized for years to come.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

June 03, 2017

 

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Real Health Care Reform for Americans

May 01, 2017

Now that the topic of health care “reform” has resurfaced onto the national policy agenda, here is a five-point plan that can bring real reform to bring health care to all Americans. To move in this radical, but effective, direction, the loyal ACA supporters need to accept the reality that Obamacare is not sustainable; it is imploding.
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Skating into his Future

May 01, 2017

Talking about healthcare these days can cause a person a lot of stress and invariably heated discussions. It’s scary. It’s not an easy thing to unpack or understand. There may be too many players at the table, but one thing is for sure, a career in Health Services Administration will be incredibly diverse and interesting. That’s exactly what drew Damian Dodge to eventually settle on it as a major.  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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On a Mission

May 01, 2017

Very few individuals can gather enough experience before going to college to be absolutely sure of their chosen major, especially when following the traditional path of starting the fall after high school graduation. Health Services Administration senior, Toni Ross, is one of the few who can say that her experiences before coming to Drexel undeniably revealed the path she wanted to pursue. But Toni Ross is anything but traditional...

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Where Are They Now?

December 15, 2016

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EAT.RIGHT.NOW. Director Announces Retirement

August 23, 2016

Ann Marsteller, Program Director for the EAT.RIGHT.NOW. Program, will be retiring on September 30, 2016.

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Maureen Dorce Wins Leadership Award

June 15, 2016

Maureen Dorce, ’19, a sophomore Health Services Administration student, was selected as the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ 2016 “Rising Leader of the Year” for her work as President of Drexel’s Society of Future Health Leaders and her completion of the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program. Read More

The Affordable Care Act: A Blessing or a Curse

March 15, 2016

The upcoming BAYADA Home Health Care Speaker Series will tackle a topic as massive as the bill itself – the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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CNHP in the News

March 15, 2016

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Uncovering the Secrets of Group Dynamics

March 15, 2016

Students in the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program (MULFP) get so much more than a leadership certificate. They get to create a leadership portfolio and toolbox that will benefit them throughout their career and develop a personal brand – not to mention they’re introduced to a mentor to lend a listening ear and a helping hand at the ready! 

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Disability In The Workplace

March 15, 2016

Though the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires all places of employment to provide equal access and reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities, there are still many barriers to employment that may stand between a deserving individual with a disability and their full career potential. 

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The Booming Business of Health Care

February 15, 2016

The health care industry added nearly a half million jobs in 2015 – in part a result of the Affordable Care Act. With more people covered for health insurance, there is an increased demand for health care services.  The new jobs that are being created to meet that demand run the gamut from managerial to clinical positions to accommodate the growing covered population. 

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Students Secure Spring-Summer Co-ops

February 15, 2016

In less than two months, another round of co-operative education students will embark on their six- month-long professional journeys focused on sampling careers in the health professions and nursing. For some, this will be their first go-round. For others, this could be another step toward landing a job post-graduation. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Mahmoud Shurbaji ‘15

January 19, 2016

It’s been less than one year since Mahmoud Shurbaji graduated from the Health Services Administration program and he’s already putting his degree to good use. He’s also realized the value of a Drexel education, and the benefits of earning a degree focused on health care and business.

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Stephen Gambescia Named SOPHE 2016 Distinguished Fellow

January 19, 2016

In December, Stephen Gambescia, PhD, clinical professor in the Health Administration Department, was selected as the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) 2016 Distinguished Fellow. The organization notes that this is the “highest honor that SOPHE bestows upon its most highly regarded members.”

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Course spotlight: health and illness in film

August 27, 2015

This fall, David Flood, PhD, professor in the Health Administration Department, is teaching Health and Illness in Film. The course, which focuses on how health care is portrayed in films, gives students an opportunity to analyze the portrayal of a variety of health care topics that appear in them.

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Because of risks, schools should drop football

August 27, 2015

August is when schools across the country start official football practices. Parents and coaches will pray that no player drops dead from heat exhaustion. That’s a rare event, and precautions have been taken to prevent it, which is good. But truth be told, parents need to hold their breath through every play of the season, as American football – by its design and the way it is played – poses a high risk of injury to young people.

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Sampling Careers at Summer Institute

July 30, 2015

If you were given a week to sample a desired major and connect with professionals in your field, all before coming to college, would you take it? The high school students who attended Drexel’s Exploration in Mental Health Careers hosted by the Behavioral Health Counseling Department certainly did. From June 22 – 26 and July 6 – 10 nearly 30 students made the journey to Drexel to get the inside scoop on all things mental health, and their experiences couldn’t have been more positive.

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Students Advocate Mental Health Awareness

July 30, 2015

As the topic of mental health on college campuses continues to garner attention from the media, student bodies and university administrations, Drexel’s Angela Mancao aims to take a proactive approach to awareness. 

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Sisters Launch Organization to Fight AIDS, Raise Awareness

June 25, 2015

SIDA, or Sisters Inspired to Defeat AIDS, was founded by Jessica and her sister Liz in 2011 and offers motivational speeches to high school and college-aged students... 

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Health Services Administration Students Volunteer at CARIE Spring Auction

May 28, 2015

At last week's Spring Auction for C.A.R.I.E. (Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly ~ http://www.carie.org/), HSAD majors Hemanti Sarvaiya and Derrick Dignam volunteered to help attendees at this annual fundraising event.

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Niket Subhedar

Hey Niket!

March 13, 2015

Niket Subhedar is a senior in the Health Services Administration program, completing his studies in March in anticipation of June graduation.  He is the president of the Drexel Society of Future Health Leaders, and was recently nominated to be included in Who’s Who Among Students in American Institutes & Colleges

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The Never Ending Journey of HSAD Alumna Susan Feinstein

January 29, 2015

There are only a handful of people in this world who can work through multiple jobs, be unemployed for nine months, take care of three children, work full-time and also attend classes at night to get a bachelor’s...

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Freddy Perez

From Philly to Mexico: How the Macy Program helped him Realize a Dream

November 05, 2014

Drexel is known for applying knowledge gained in the classroom to the surrounding community through civic engagement. For junior Health Services Administration student Freddy Perez, he not only hopes to make an impact in Philadelphia, but he also dreams of making a difference in his native country of Mexico...

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Recent Publications

September 25, 2014

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Kristine Mulhorn Travels to China on Fulbright Grant

August 13, 2014

Kristine Mulhorn, an associate professor and Chair of the Health Services Administration Department, was awarded a specialist grant in Sociology by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State, and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, to travel to Dalian Maritime University in Dalian, China.

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Second HSAD Summer Institute a Success

August 13, 2014

The second annual Health Services Administration Summer Institute was held July 14-18, 2014. Eight high school juniors learned about various aspects of health administration, including marketing, emergency preparedness, managed care reimbursement, non-profit organization management, risk management, health care ethics, and leadership skills.

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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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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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Alumni Association Awards 2014

June 09, 2014

On May 3, the Drexel University Alumni Association held its annual Alumni Association Awards Ceremony. Several current students and alumni from the College of Nursing and Health Professions were presented with awards from the Association, including Andrew DeMaio, Abigail Warner, Mahmoud Shurbaji, and Susan Bastable.

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Tell Me About Your Mother

June 09, 2014

Her presentation, titled “Tell Me About Your Mother: The Power of a Simple Question to Reveal a Patient’s Voice Through a Family Discussion,” focused on the use of open-ended questions to help families identify patients’ wishes...

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Gambescia Appointed Founding Editor of New Journal

April 22, 2014

Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, the Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs and a clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Health Services Administration Department, has been appointed founding editor of the new journal Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Science of Teaching and Learning.

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Students Hear Stories of Emergency Room Violence at Dine and Discuss

March 20, 2014

Student Affairs, Center City hosted another Dine and Discuss event on February 27 in the New College Building. Students representing a variety of health profession majors enjoyed free food and participated in a discussion about violence and trauma prevention in hospital emergency rooms.

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Introducing the Society of Future Health Administrators

February 19, 2014

Students at the College of Nursing and Health Professions regularly demonstrate how caring they are. Not only do they care about the academic excellence, but they also care about helping their peers to succeed. Senior Health Services Administration (HSAD) Program students Jane Lee and Mahawa Kpada are prime examples...

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Scholars for Academic Success Hosts Mentor Event

December 19, 2013

On December 3, the Scholars for Academic Success hosted an event called "How Mentors Change Lives" in the New College Building's Geary Hall A. The event consisted of a panel of mentors and mentees from Drexel University...

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Perry Receives Project Funding from Drexel’s Social Science Committee

December 19, 2013

The Drexel Social Science Committee (SCC) recently chose Constance Perry, PhD, an associate professor in the Health Services Administration Department, along with several other Drexel professors from various colleges, to receive support from the...

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Gambescia Publishes “A brief on writing an abstract” in International Journal

December 02, 2013

For those who have had questions about writing a successful journal abstract, look no further than our own Stephen Gambescia, PhD’s most recent publication. A clinical professor in the Health Administration Department and the Assistant Dean for Academic Student Affairs, Dr. Gambescia recently published “A brief on writing an abstract,”  in the international journal Education for Health. 

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Q& A with Jennie Pless: Saturday Scholars Grad Applies Classroom Learning to Launching Her Own Business

November 13, 2013

Jennie Pless is a 2013 graduate of the Health Services Administration Program. During the program, she launched her business, Work-4-All, an employment specialists agency that provides services to individuals with disabilities.

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Introducing the New Class of Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows

November 13, 2013

Congratulations to the second class of Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows, which includes...

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HSAD Student Mahmoud Shurbaji Serves as Undergraduate Student Government President 

October 09, 2013

For College of Nursing and Health Professions student Mahmoud Shurbaji, a “typical” day is anything but typical. His day starts with an early morning Crew practice in the chilly waters of the Schuylkill River, followed by afternoon classes in Center City, eventually ending with a few late-night meetings. In addition to being a Health Services Administration (HSAD) major, with double minors in Business Administration and Operations Management, Shurbaji is also the President of the Drexel Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) and a member of the...

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Seeing the Big Picture in Healthcare: Just What Can You Do with an HSAD Degree?

July 22, 2013

So just what can someone do with a degree in Health Services Administration? Students graduating with an HSAD degree have gone on to careers with health maintenance organizations (HMOs), insurance companies, hospitals, marketing firms, government agencies, advocacy organizations, clinics, mental health organizations and long-term care facilities, to name a few...

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Saturday Scholars Alumna Diana Weber Speaks at First-ever HSAD Alumni Event

July 22, 2013

The Health Services Administration Department held their first annual alumni and recent graduates networking event on June 13 in the Friends Center on Cherry Street in Philadelphia. Alumni from all over the country and currently graduating seniors were...

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Q&A with Alumnus Eric Chapman: His NIH Career and Graduate School Pursuits

July 22, 2013

Eric Chapman graduated from Drexel’s Health Services Administration program in Spring 2012. He works with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and his professional and academic affiliations include the American Society for Public Administration, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management...

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Student Freddy May Transformed by London Study Abroad Experience

July 22, 2013

“It was an absolutely amazing experience and one that changed me forever,” said senior Health Services Administration student Freddy May of his unconventional study abroad trip to the London Paralympics last year...

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Faculty Prepare Students to be Professional Leaders from the First Day of Classes

July 22, 2013

When Spencer Ward, PhD, begins teaching any of his courses, he always starts with an introductory exercise. Students share their names, where they are from, their backgrounds and any prior work experience they may have. “I tell everyone that the reason I do it is not only to create a more relaxing environment, but to create bonds and network,” said Ward...

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Freddy Perez on Life as a Student and his Dream of Managing a Children’s Hospital

July 22, 2013

“I want my happiness to spawn from my career and that is one of the many goals I strive to achieve,” said freshman Health Services Administration (HSAD) student Freddy Perez...

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Student Niket Subhedar Follows a Different Path to Medicine

July 22, 2013

Drexel sophomore Niket Subhedar is forging a unique path to medical school in the Health Services Administration Program at the College of Nursing and Health Professions. While working toward his Bachelor’s degree in HSAD, Subhedar is also fulfilling his pre-requisite requirements to continue on to medical school...

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Gambescia Published in American Journal of Health Education

June 27, 2013

Stephen Gambescia, PhD, an associate professor in the Health Services Administration Department and Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, co-authored an article...

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Gambescia Published in American Journal of Health Education

June 12, 2013

Stephen Gambescia, PhD, an associate professor of Health Services Administration and Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, co-authored an article in May on “Understanding of the Application of Advanced-Practice Health Educator Subcompetencies by Certified Health Education Specialists”

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Mulhorn Invited by U.S. Social Security to Discuss Policy Change

June 12, 2013

Kristine Mulhorn, PhD, an associate professor and Chair of the Health Administration Department, was invited by the United States Social Security Administration to their first meeting to discuss making the International Classification of Functioning and Health (ICF) the function status federal standard in the United States.

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Gambescia Quoted in Inquirer Article about Foul Language at Work

May 30, 2013

Stephen Gambescia, PhD, an associate clinical professor and Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a May 26 Philadelphia Inquirer article about foul language in the work setting...

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Gambescia Begins Collaborative Research with College in the Philippines

May 09, 2013

Stephen Gambescia, PhD, an associate professor and Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, began a collaborative research project with Randy Tudy, PhD, the Dean of Cor Jesu College in the Philippines. Their project will look at how select colleges in the Philippines explicate their mission and purpose via their official college websites...

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Gambescia Published in Healthy Promotion Practice

March 04, 2013

Stephen Gambescia, PhD, associate professor of Health Services Administration and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, wrote an article.

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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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Gambescia is Among First to Earn Master Certified Health Education Specialist Credential

October 30, 2012

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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Staff Changes

September 30, 2012

The Nurse Anesthesia Program is excited to welcome Kirsten Brinkman-Hansen to their staff in the dual role of Academic Advisor and Admissions Coordinator. Kirsten joins the program from Drexel University’s Goodwin College, where she was an academic advisor for the past six years

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Faculty Notes

July 12, 2010

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