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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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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
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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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Drexel undergrad students Valerie Iovine and Lauren Certo

Two Unique Peas in the CNHP Pod

September 20, 2017

From an intensive study abroad research project to student ambassador to EMT, accelerated health sciences students Lauren Certo and Valerie Iovine are taking opportunities no other place than Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions would afford them. Read More
Alumnus Vince Russell '15 at PCOM PA graduation

From Power School to PA School

September 18, 2017

Vince Russell, `15 had a successful career in nuclear power, but he wanted something that spoke more to his passion. With careful planning with his wife, he quit his job and became a full-time health sciences student courtesy of the GI Bill. Read More
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
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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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Healthy or Habit Forming 

January 19, 2016

A daily dose of exercise is a key component of a healthy lifestyle, but when a flare for fitness becomes a compulsion the mental and physical side effects can easily become unhealthy.

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Drexel University Partners with Salus University to Offer New Sequential Degree Program

January 19, 2016

Drexel University’s Health Sciences Department and Salus University’s Occupational Therapy Department have partnered to offer a sequential degree program to high-achieving undergraduate students enrolled in the Health Sciences program at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.

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Colposcopies: Leading the Charge in Fighting Cervical Cancer

January 19, 2016

Twice per year, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives, medical residents and more gather from across the globe to attend the only colposcopy course in the United States that offers a hands-on learning experience, and it’s held at Drexel University.

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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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Settling into a New Space at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services

July 30, 2015

Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services officially opened their awe-inspiring new wing to patients on Monday, June 29. Adding a remarkable 17,000 square feet of space to the practice, the new wing includes space for nursing, nutrition sciences, couple and family therapy and creative arts therapies as well as the expansion of primary care services.

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Danielle Cole Wins Co-op of the Year Award

June 25, 2015

Danielle Cole, a health sciences student in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was one of nine winners of the Co-Op Student of the Year award, recognized for her outstanding performance and contributions during her time at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Center for Injury Research and Prevention... 

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Where Are They Now?

January 29, 2015

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Student Nydia Sanchez on the Macy Leadership Program

September 25, 2014

Nydia Sanchez is an accelerated BS/MHS Pre-PA student in the College of Nursing and Health Professions who recently graduated from the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program...

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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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Research Spotlight: Core Stability and Shoulder Injury

July 14, 2014

Faculty and doctoral students in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Health Sciences have embarked on a research study looking at possible associations between athletes’ core stability and shoulder injuries.

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11th Street’s Women’s Day of Health

June 09, 2014

The staff at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center hosted another successful Annual Women’s Day of Health on May 30. 

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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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Are Apps the Answer for HIV Prevention in Inner City Teens?

February 28, 2014

Paulina Sockolow, DrPH, an assistant professor in Health Systems and Services Research, is working with an interdisciplinary team to bring a psycho-educational behavioral intervention to the smartphones of inner city teens. 

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Radhika Parikh: Her Passion for Multidisciplinary Learning

February 19, 2014

Radhika Parikh is a junior in the Accelerated Physician Assistant Program at the College of Nursing and Health Professions. She is also pursuing a minor in business from the LeBow College of Business. In this interview, Parikh gives insight into the benefits of completing a minor at Drexel, and how it has helped her become a well-rounded student.

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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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Stephen Gambescia Presents at International Conference

October 24, 2013

Stephen Gambescia, PhD, a clinical professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, presented at an international conference in New York in mid-August around the theme, Poeticizing the Urban Apparatus: Scenes of Innovation. 

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Kennedy Receives Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

June 12, 2013

Congratulations to Michael Kennedy, PhD, professor and Chair of the Health Sciences Department, who received the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award at the 2013 Graduate Student Association Awards.

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Complementary and Integrative Therapies Program Presents at Nurse Practitioner Residency Week

May 30, 2013

On May 7, the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Program presented at the Spring Nurse Practitioner Residency Week. In the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration, Dorit Breiter, PhD, an assistant clinical professor and Director of the Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner Program, invited Professor Stephanie Ross, Chair of the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Program, to provide...

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The Medicinal Herb Garden: Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

May 30, 2013

Professor Stephanie Ross developed a list of medicinal herbs that served as the inspiration for artist Ben Volta’s mural design for 11th Street Family Health Services’ participation in the Mural Arts Program’s Porch Light Program. “I spoke with Ben before I developed the botanical medicine list because I wanted to maintain the integrity of plants that were...

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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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Stephanie Ross Travels as Liaison to 3 Korean Universities

April 19, 2013

Stephanie Ross, Director of the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Program, traveled to Seoul, Korea in mid-October 2012. She served as a liaison from Drexel’s Office of International Programs and from the College of Nursing and Health Professions, developing potential international relationships between Drexel University and Korea University, Dongbang Graduate University, and Eulji University...

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Aroma Therapy Pebble Foot Massage

April 01, 2013

After a long tiring day, discover deep relaxation and scintillating comfort by experiencing an “Aroma Therapy Pebble Foot Massage". Simply cover the bottom of a large ceramic dish or wooden bowl with...

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ExCITe Center’s Belly Band Project Promises Improved Real-time Care for Pregnant Women

December 01, 2012

Drexel opened its Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center, which provides both an open work area for inter-college collaboration and a place to showcase multi-disciplinary activities and projects. Located at the University City Science Center’s 3401 Market Street building, the ExCITe Center will demonstrate how the conversion of many technologies, such as humanoid robots, video games, and digital knitting machines, can encourage innovation across multiple fields.

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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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Paulina Sockolow Participates in Exclusive NIH Mobile Health Summer Institute

September 30, 2012

Paulina Sockolow, DrPH, Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences Department, attended the NIH Mobile Health Summer Institute at Northeastern University in Boston from July 29-August 3 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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10th Annual Behavioral Health Counseling Alumni Dinner

June 30, 2012

On June 20, the Behavioral Health Counseling department held its 10th Annual Alumni Dinner. Music by guest flutist Lisamarie McGrath welcomed alumni into the room as they reunited with their classmates and professors.

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