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Nutrition Sciences

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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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
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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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Where Are They Now?

January 08, 2018

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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 Nutrition Students 'Jump In' at the 2017 World University Games

September 17, 2017

Current students and alumni represented Drexel and CNHP at the 29th World University Summer Games in Taipei, Taiwan, but not competing in a sport. They helped fuel the more than 7,700 student athletes from around the world.

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When a path takes you on an unexpected ride

August 04, 2017

Coco Ellis has an undergraduate marketing degree, but what she was doing didn’t inspire her. While teaching in an inner city school in Charlotte, she saw how food influenced classroom performance and discovered a passion for nutrition. Read More

A Message from the Interim Dean

July 05, 2017

Congratulations to all our College of Nursing and Health Professions graduates! The achievements of all of our graduates is a testament to their hard work and dedication to compassionate care as well as the outstanding preparation and guidance our esteemed faculty provided. 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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For the Good of All

July 05, 2017

This assistant professor shares how her love of nature and her desire to save the world initiated a journey that’s taken her around the globe to calm fears around anything green while helping reintroduce the sacredness of feeding oneself. Read More
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Learning the Nitty-Gritty of Muscle and Nutrition

July 05, 2017

Rachel Kelley knew nutrition was the path she wanted to take and we are lucky she found her way to Drexel for graduate work. She benefitted from the interprofessional learning and CNHP’s connections in Philadelphia to fine tune her area of interest. Read More

 

July 05, 2017

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Drexel Time Capsule

December 14, 2016

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Where Are They Now?

November 21, 2016

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Where Are They Now?

October 27, 2016

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Special Acknowledgments

September 22, 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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Dragon Nutrition a Delicious Benefit

July 20, 2016

Dragon Nutrition - personalized nutrition counseling sessions that are FREE for all benefits-eligible Drexel faculty and staff.

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Fueling Team USA

May 10, 2016

Drexel Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science Summit adds United States Olympic Committee dietitian to speaker lineup ahead of 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

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Vicki Schwartz Named Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

March 15, 2016

Vicki Schwartz, DCN, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND)

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CNHP in the News

March 15, 2016

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Drexel Nutrition Lending their Labs to Reading Terminal Mainstay

March 15, 2016

The connection between the Department of Nutrition Sciences and Iovine Brothers, a family-run, long-standing staple at the Reading Terminal Market goes back almost five years, according to Stella Volpe, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department.

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Five Tips to Keep Nutrition Simple

March 15, 2016

Are you still keeping up with your 2016 #HealthGoals? Don’t complicate nutrition, keep it simple with these “no-brainer” tips from Nyree Dardarian, assistant clinical professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department and director of the Center for Integrated Nutrition, to take the focus off eating and make it more about your mood, feelings and environment.

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Continuing Education

February 15, 2016

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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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Breaking Down 2015’s Top-Ranked Diet

February 15, 2016

Each year brings a new commitment to healthy eating, and a slew of popular diets for us to choose from. U.S. News and World Report ranked the best diets of 2015 based on whether they are easy to follow, nutritious, safe, effective for weight loss and protective against heart disease. The results were, well . . . surprising. The ever-popular paleo diet nearly took the bottom spot, while the DASH Diet topped the list.

 

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Tips for a Holly, Jolly and Healthy Holiday

December 08, 2015

With all of the celebrations before, during and after the holidays, many people find themselves ringing in the New Year off with a few extra pounds. In fact, some people can gain anywhere from 10 to 15 pounds!  Read More

A Message from Dean Gloria Donnelly

December 08, 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year or so the holiday song goes; thus, these wonderful updates from the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Read More

Drexel Helping Philadelphia Union Academy Meet Its Goal -- Nutrition Education for Students

September 22, 2015

The Philadelphia Union professional soccer organization has a new recruit – Drexel’s Nutrition Sciences Services. Nyree Dardarian, director of the Center for Integrated Nutrition & Performance, recently met with the organization about providing comprehensive nutrition services for the students at the Philadelphia Union Academy, and eventually for the professional team.

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Q&A with John Kirby, director of community health and wellness at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services

September 22, 2015

The Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University operates as a patient-centered, integrated and trauma-informed model of care. 

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Greensgrow Farms Mobile Market at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services

September 22, 2015

Every Thursday from October 1 – October 29 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., the Greensgrow Farms Mobile Market will be stationed at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services. The Mobile Market sells high-quality seasonal produce purchased directly from farmers, including many growers from Philadelphia. All foods are subsidized, making them less expensive than the regular supermarket!

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Dietetic Internship Placements

July 30, 2015

Congratulations to the following students, who have earned either their BS or MS in Nutrition and will be attending dietetic internships in the coming year.

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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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Drexel Well Represented at World University Games

July 30, 2015

The World University Games are something of a legacy for Eric Zillmer, Drexel’s director of athletics.

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Strength Meets Cardio on the Rowing Machine

June 25, 2015

Though many gym-goers have a tendency to pass it by on their way to its more popular counterparts, the treadmill and the elliptical, the rowing machine (or the ergometer) is steadily gaining popularity...

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The Benefits of Selling More Processed Foods to Low-Income Families

June 25, 2015

Jennifer Quinlan is hard at work this spring developing a plan to sell more processed foods in low-income communities.

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Drexel Nutritionist Hopes to Bring Food Sovereignty to Dornsife

June 25, 2015

A Drexel nutritionist is doing her part to help put an end to food insecurity in the Mantua and Powelton Village neighborhoods surrounding Drexel University’s campus. 

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Human Lactation Consultation Program Meets a Growing National Demand

May 28, 2015

The Nutrition Sciences Human Lactation Consultant Program positions Drexel University on the cutting edge of a new, yet steadily increasing, demand in healthcare.

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Drexel Offers Free Health Screenings at Veterans Fair

May 28, 2015

This year, the City of Philadelphia hosted the 4th Annual Veterans Fair, which provides job opportunities, health resources, scholarships, and more.

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Where Are They Now?

April 22, 2015

Celebrating alumni accomplishments. 

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Drexel Making a Difference in Cambodia

March 09, 2015

Brandy-Joe Milliron and Silpa Reddy traveled from Drexel to Cambodia to meet with several organizations engaged in community-driven programming... 

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CNHP in the Media

January 29, 2015

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Where Are They Now?

January 29, 2015

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Deeptha Sukumar Conducts Nutrition and Bone Workshops in India

December 16, 2014

Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, conducted a two-day event on August 12 and 13, 2014,  titled “Nutrition and Bone Workshop,” at PSG College of Arts and Science (PSGCAS) in Coimbatore, India...

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Vicki Schwartz and Student Study Mediterranean Diet in Crete

December 16, 2014

“It was exciting to hike up a mountain with a botanist, who identified wild herbs for us such as St. John’s Wort, sage, thyme, and rosemary as well as wild fruits like prickly pears and figs..."

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College Sends 22 Students to Golden Life Senior Fair

November 05, 2014

Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions students administered health screenings for 106 seniors at the Golden Life Senior Fair at the Columbia North YMCA on October 14.

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CNHP in the Media

September 25, 2014

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Special Acknowledgments

September 25, 2014

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Donna Mueller Publishes Chapter on Diet and Exercise and Cystic Fibrosis

September 25, 2014

Donna Mueller, a former associate professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department who retired earlier this year, has co-authored the chapter “Nutrition for Pregnant Women Who Have Cystic Fibrosis” in the book Diet and Exercise in Cystic Fibrosis.

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Staff Runs to Work Dressed as Produce

September 25, 2014

Staff in the EAT.RIGHT.NOW. Nutrition Education Program did something bold on the morning of September 19. Donning eye-catching costumes, the employees ran to work dressed as grapes, a carrot, a pea pod, and an apple...

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CNHP in the Media

September 11, 2014

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Special Acknowledgments

September 11, 2014

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CNHP in the Media

August 13, 2014

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Young Alumna Featured in Seventeen Magazine

August 13, 2014

Sheena Pradhan, who graduated from the BS Nutrition Program at the College of Nursing and Health Professions in 2011, recently contributed to Seventeen magazine in an article, "Beat the Heat Treats," which provided examples of healthy warm weather desserts.ients in their own languages. 

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CNHP in the Media

July 14, 2014

Stella Volpe, Chair of the Nutrition Sciences Department, was quoted in a Shape magazine article on June 9 about Vitamin D and athletic performance.

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Jennifer Nasser Awarded Seed Funding and Grant

July 14, 2014

Jennifer Nasser, an associate professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, has been awarded seed funding for her research from the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) at Drexel University, which announced the first round of awardees after the organization received 35 competitive applications.

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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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Co-op Takes the Cake

July 14, 2014

What do gingerbread houses and too much baking soda have to do with an award-winning co-op performance? The tale of Christine Luby’s journey to receiving Drexel’s Co-op Award is a surprising one.

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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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Seminar Explores Teen Obesity

June 10, 2014

The Nutrition Sciences Department at the College of Nursing and Health Professions has initiated a monthly seminar series. In the spring, the department invited Katherine W. Bauer, PhD, an assistant professor of public health at Temple University and a member of the Temple Center for Obesity Research and Education, to present to students...

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Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili Receives Co-op Grant

June 10, 2014

The Office of the Provost and the Steinbright Career Development Center of Drexel University have granted $7,250 in research co-op funding to Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili for the upcoming fall/winter co-op cycle. 

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Smoothies for Dad Vail Regatta

May 19, 2014

The University’s Men’s and Women’s Rowing Teams were kept hydrated and well-nourished during the Dad Vail Regatta...

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Photos: The Philadelphia Science Carnival

May 19, 2014

Highlights from our participation in the Annual Philadelphia Science Festival's Carnival on the Parkway...

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The Brain on Broccoli: Jennifer Nasser Shows Rachael Ray

April 22, 2014

Rachael Ray, a well-known television personality and celebrity chef recently invited Jennifer Nasser, PhD, an associate professor of Nutrition Sciences at the College of Nursing and Health Professions to join her on set to explain human brain responses to certain foods.

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How Might the Proposed Changes to Nutrition Facts Labels Affect Consumers?

March 20, 2014

Hearing about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts labels in the U.S. while I am studying in Israel is a pleasant reminder of the exciting issues that I will be jumping back into when I return home.  As a dietetic intern at a sports clinic in Jerusalem, I recognize the importance of the Nutrition Facts label as a tool to help people make informed, healthy food choices...

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Drexel Launches Dragon Nutrition

February 28, 2014

The Office of University Wellness is introducing a new program for all benefit-eligible employees called Dragon Nutrition. The program will pair a Drexel University registered dietitian with an employee for a series of one-on-one nutritional consultations. 

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Tip for a Healthier U: Snack Swap

February 19, 2014

Katherine Petroka, a first year Master’s in Nutrition student, provides some alternative healthy snacks to fuel mind and body.

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Eliminate the Elimination Diets: Fad Dieting in the New Year

January 21, 2014

Year after year, losing weight is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions in The United States. With the promise to themselves to lose weight in the new year, people often times opt to go for the perceived “magic bullets” of dieting, the fad diets.

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Q&A with Student Samantha Beaino: Replicable Sustainable Farming Programs

January 21, 2014

Samantha Beaino, an undergraduate student in the Nutrition Sciences Department at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was recently awarded the Urban Sustainability Initiative Fellowship Grant (USI) for a total of $7,500.

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Alumni Update: Where are they now?

December 02, 2013

Erika Barrington (MA ’13) and Amy Capomacchio (MA ’13) hosted a workshop called Theatre of the Oppressed for mental health professionals at Studio 34 in Philadelphia. The workshop consisted of games and theatrical exercises designed to help improve communication skills...

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CNHP IN THE NEWS

November 13, 2013

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Master’s in Human Nutrition Students Attend Sports Medicine and Exercise Conference

November 13, 2013

On May 28, students in Drexel’s Masters in Human Nutrition Program attended a conference on sports medicine and exercise science in Indianapolis, Indiana. Professionals from around the globe came to share new clinical techniques, scientific advancements and cutting-edge research in...

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Rose Ann DiMaria Ghalili Published in Biological Research for Nursing 

November 13, 2013

Rose Ann Di Maria-Ghalili, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Division of Graduate Nursing, recently published an article entitled “Inflammation, Functional Status, and Weight Loss During Recovery From Cardiac Surgery in Older Adults: A Pilot Study” in the journal, Biological Research for Nursing...

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Research Spotlight: Alison Ventura Studies Infant Responses to Bottle- and Breastfeeding

November 13, 2013

Infant feeding behavior encompasses a wide array of actions including breastfeeding, bottle feeding and the introduction of solid foods.

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Student Jacqui Van Grouw Publishes “Obesity in America” with Stella Volpe

October 24, 2013

Jacqui Van Grouw, a Master’s student in Human Nutrition at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, published a paper entitled “Childhood Obesity in America” in the October 2013 issue of Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity with Stella Volpe, PhD...

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Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili Presents on Need for Universal Malnutrition Benchmarks

October 24, 2013

Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Division of Graduate Nursing, presented a webinar entitled “Characteristics of Hospitalized Patients with Malnutrition” on September 23 to kick off Malnutrition Awareness Week. As a member of the Malnutrition Committee for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), DiMaria-Ghalili sought to inform fellow clinicians about...

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Alison Ventura Links Early Childhood Development and Food Preferences in Recent Study

October 09, 2013

Alison K. Ventura, PhD, an assistant professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, recently published an article about nutrition and child development. According to Ventura, “learning about flavors in foods begins in the womb and during early infancy...

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Jennifer Quinlan Published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

October 09, 2013

Jennifer Quinlan, associate professor of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, recently published an article entitled “Foodborne Illness Incidence Rates and Food Safety Risks for Populations of Low Socioeconomic Status and Minority Race/Ethnicity: A Review of the Literature” in The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

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Skip the Salt: Seasoning Food with Herbs and Spices

October 09, 2013

At 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, patients and community members are learning to cut down their salt intake by seasoning their food with herbs and spices. Here, 11th Street staff experts share their knowledge and recommendations...

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Second Edition of Beth Leonberg’s Pocket Guide to Pediatric Nutrition Assessment Published

October 09, 2013

Beth Leonberg, an assistant clinical professor in the Nutrition Sciences Program and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, recently published the second edition of her guidebook, The Pocket Guide to Pediatric Nutrition Assessment...

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Nutrition Sciences Department Welcomes New Faculty

October 01, 2013

The College of Nursing and Health Professions welcomes two new faculty members, Deeptha Sukumar, PhD and Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD.

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Student Melissa Kavanaugh Wins Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

October 01, 2013

Melissa Kavanaugh, a Master’s in Human Nutrition student at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was recently awarded the prestigious Sara Clemen Parks Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to students on the basis of...

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Stella Volpe Imparts Obesity Knowledge in England and Brazil

October 01, 2013

Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, gave two keynote lectures, one in Brazil and the other in England.  On August 30, she presented her research, “Obesity and Diabetes Prevention across the Lifespan..."

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Nutrition Counseling Now Available to All Drexel Students

October 01, 2013

The Department of Nutrition Sciences is very pleased to announce that, beginning during the fall quarter 2013, nutrition counseling services will be available to every Drexel student as a benefit of their student status...

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Food Safety Tips for Your Home: It’s More Than “Don’t Wash Your Chicken”

October 01, 2013

In investigating the food safety challenges that Philadelphia area residents experience in their kitchens, Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department decided it was best to actually get inside some of these kitchens...

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Tips for Healthy Eating at Philadelphia’s Food Trucks

October 01, 2013

Thanks to Master of Human Nutrition graduate Svetlana Thaler ‘12, the Drexel community has yet another way to eat healthfully on or near campus. In a research project she conducted with Professor Nyree Dardarian, Thaler examined the options available at local food trucks, giving each truck a rating based on...

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Migrant Workers’ Exposure to Pesticides in the Field Wreaks Long-term Health Havoc

October 01, 2013

Fruits and vegetables are essential to a healthy diet. When we’re in a store picking out a beautiful piece of fruit, we don’t stop to ask ourselves, “Were pesticides used in the growing process of this apple? Who harvested this apple and how much were they exposed to these pesticides?”

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Eat Your Pizza at the Table: Nasser Advocates for Naturalistic Settings in Research

October 01, 2013

How would you like to eat your meals lying on your back, in a metal tube, surrounded by a symphony of strange noises and goggled researchers? This is what it would be like to eat dinner inside of a functional MRI instrument...

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Amaranth: It’s What’s for Dinner (and Breakfast)

September 12, 2013

Nyree Dardarian, a professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, was quoted in a recent Prevention magazine article about a gluten-free grain called amaranth.

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Stella Volpe Discusses School Wellness Program in The Philadelphia Inquirer

September 12, 2013

Stella Volpe, Chair of the Nutrition Sciences Department, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article on August 23, titled “Five Phila.-area schools to begin wellness program.”

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Nutrition Sciences Department Helps University Win Healthy Workplace Award

August 29, 2013

Drexel University was the only college or university nationally to win a Well Workplace Award from The Wellness Council of America this year...

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Nix the Rinse: Why Washing Your Chicken is Hazardous to Your Health

August 29, 2013

Do you have raw chicken sitting in your refrigerator at home right now? If the answer to that question is yes, “you should assume that you have either Salmonella or Campylobacter bacteria on it, if not both,” Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, explains.

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Professor Beth Leonberg Co-Authors Study on Fast Food Nutrition Labeling

August 14, 2013

Beth Leonberg, an assistant clinical professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, was a co-author on a new study led by Drexel’s School of Public Health. Titled “Exploratory Analysis of Fast-Food Chain Restaurant Menus Before and After Implementation of Local Calorie-Labeling Policies, 2005-2011,” the study was recently published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease...

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Q&A With Rachel Hudes ‘10, Former 11th Street Co-op and Current Business Owner

August 14, 2013

Rachel Hudes, BS Nutrition ‘10, draws upon her experiences as a co-op at 11th Street Family Health Services as she forges ahead as the founding leader of her business, Delicious Control. Here, Rachel answers our questions about how her work at 11th Street shaped her path to entrepreneurship...

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Nutrition Student Kristen Kochenour Teaches Bahamian Kids to Lead Healthy Lifestyles

August 14, 2013

Kristen Kochenour, a second year student in the Master’s Program in Human Nutrition, taught a six day camp about healthy lifestyles in The Bahamas to a group of fifty 5-12 year-old children this summer...

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Alumna Jamie Rincker’s Legacy: A Food Guide for Drexel’s Entire Campus

July 29, 2013

Jamie Rincker, a recent graduate of Drexel’s master’s program in Nutrition Sciences, worked with Nutrition Department chair Stella Volpe, PhD, and Victor Tringali of University Wellness to create the food audit, “Feed the Dragons, A Guide to Healthier Food Selections on Campus..."

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Q&A with 11th Street Co-op Samantha Beaino ‘14

July 29, 2013

"11th Street is an interdisciplinary facility. They have every part of health care represented here from primary care nurses to dental to physical therapy and fitness. When I interviewed, everyone was very welcoming and passionate about all aspects of health. I knew it would be a great experience to work here..."

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Nasser’s Brain Pleasure Response Study Published in Obesity Journal

June 27, 2013

Jennifer Nasser, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, led a study that used electroretinography (ERG) to measure the brain’s pleasure response to eating.

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DiMaria-Ghalili Presents at New York Academy of Sciences at Nutrition Conference

June 27, 2013

Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, was invited by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences to speak at their conference, “Capacity Building in Nutrition Sciences: Revisiting the Curricula for Medical Professionals” on June 6. DiMaria-Ghalili, who has a dual appointment in...

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Professor Dardarian Recommends Greens in Prevention Article

June 12, 2013

Nyree Dardarian, professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, was featured in a Prevention magazine article in March called, “4 Ways to Eat Green This St. Paddy’s Day.”

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Ventura Interviewed by Reuters on Breastfeeding and Childhood Obesity

June 12, 2013

Alison Ventura, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was interviewed for an article posted to the Reuters Health website on March 12 called “Breastfeeding may not ward off childhood obesity.”

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Professor Nyree Dardarian ’03 Recognized by Drexel’s Alumni Spotlight

June 12, 2013

Nyree Dardarian, professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, was featured in Drexel University’s Alumni Spotlight.

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Drexel Hosts 2nd Annual Sports Nutrition Conference

May 30, 2013

The Drexel Center for Integrated Nutrition & Performance (CINP) presented the second annual Sports Nutrition Conference on May 9 in Behrakis Grand Hall on Main Campus. Some of the featured presentations included: "Achieving Optimal Weight for Optimal Performance"...

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Nasser Receives Tenure

May 30, 2013

Congratulations to Jennifer Nasser, PhD, who was promoted to Associate Professor and awarded tenure by The Drexel University Board of Trustees. "I am very happy to be granted tenure and a promotion and want to thank all those who supported me in this effort,” Nasser said. “I am especially excited about..."

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Professors Leonberg and Dardarian Appointed to Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

May 30, 2013

Congratulations to Professors Nyree Dardarian and Beth Leonberg of the Nutrition Sciences Department, who were both appointed...

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Interdisciplinary Team Provides Free Health Screenings to Veterans

May 20, 2013

The College of Nursing and Health Professions is partnering with the Philadelphia City Council and Veterans Advisory Commission again for the Annual Veterans Resource Fair on May 22.

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Senior Nutrition Students Present at Research Day

May 09, 2013

Senior Nutrition Sciences students participated in Drexel’s Annual Research Day on April 18 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center...

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Call for Student Research Presenters

March 29, 2013

Wanted: CNHP graduate students to present their research at the Graduate Student Association’s monthly lunch series...

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Nutrition Student Tiffany Huang Selected for Competitive USDA Internship

March 29, 2013

Congratulations to Master’s of Human Nutrition student Tiffany Huang, who was selected as an intern at the prestigious USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

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Ventura Explains the Facial Action Coding System

March 29, 2013

Alison Ventura, MD, passed the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) exam after attending a week-long intensive training course at UC Berkely, an endeavor funded through a Drexel Career Development Award.

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Volpe Selected to Serve on International Life Sciences Institute Board

March 04, 2013

Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and Chair of the Nutrition Sciences Department, was selected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the North American branch of the International Life Sciences Institute.

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Volpe on the Importance of Childhood Obesity Prevention

March 01, 2013

On February 13, WHYY Health and Science reporter Carolyn Beeler wrote about a medical fellowship in pediatric obesity care that was recently established at the Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. She quoted Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and Chair of the Nutrition Sciences Department, about the way that these types of positions in obesity care are becoming increasingly more commonplace.

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Quinlan Selected for USDA National Advisory Committee

March 01, 2013

Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was selected to be a member of a prestigious board for the United States Department of Agriculture: the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Material for Foods.

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Self-proclaimed “Chocoholics” May Have a Legitimate Addiction

February 27, 2013

Jennifer Nasser, PhD, and her research team’s 2011 Drexel candy study found that “multiple characteristics of chocolate, including sugar, cocoa and the drug-like effects experienced, play a role in the desire to consume chocolate.” The research study was cited as evidence in an article about chocoholism published on Valentine’s Day, a holiday often associated with heart-shaped boxes filled with the sweet stuff.

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Ventura Named Fellow of the Obesity Society

February 27, 2013

Congratulations to Alison Ventura, MD, assistant professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, who was named a Fellow of The Obesity Society, one of the highest honors bestowed by the organization.

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Volpe Debunks Obesity Myths and Shares Lifestyle Tips on WHYY

February 27, 2013

On February 12, Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and Chair of the Nutrition Sciences Department, was interviewed for an hour-long segment on WHYY’s Radio Times about the validity of some of the myths and presumptions surrounding obesity treatment and prevention.

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Vicki Schwartz Named Silver Dragon Society Award Recipient

February 27, 2013

Vicki Schwartz, an assistant clinical professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, has been named a recipient of the 2013 Silver Dragon Society Award by the Honors and Awards Committee. In addition to being Drexel faculty, Professor Schwartz is also a 1987 graduate of Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, where she obtained her Master’s degree.

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Volpe Gives Men’s Fitness Readers Nutrition Tips

December 01, 2012

Stella Volpe, PhD, Chair of the Nutrition Sciences Department, was interviewed by Men’s Fitness Magazine for a Q&A article about stomach bloating that men may experience during and after a workout.

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The Center for Integrated Nutrition and Performance Offers Weight Management Course

December 01, 2012

The Center for Integrated Nutrition and Performance, which is located in the Daskalakis Athletic Center, offers a weight management program for Drexel University faculty and staff that taps into the expertise of the University community to teach healthy lifestyle choices.

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Nyree Dardarian Featured in Women’s Health Article About Coffee

November 01, 2012

Nyree Dardarian, a Registered Dietitian and instructor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, was interviewed for a Women’s Health magazine article about drinking coffee. The article discusses...

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Students and Faculty Host and Present at Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo

November 01, 2012

The Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), an event that is run by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics each year, took place at the Philadelphia Convention Center from October 6-9. FNCE draws thousands of Registered Dietitians, researchers, industry leaders, health care providers, and policy makers. This year, a number of College...

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Quinlan’s Lab Publishes Manuscripts

November 01, 2012

Jennifer Quinlan, PhD’s lab recently published two of its manuscripts. “Identification of Cj1051c as a Major Determinant for the Restriction Barrier of Campylobacter jejuni Strain NCTC11168” was featured in Applied and Environmental Microbiology and...

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Volpe Lectures at High Point University

November 01, 2012

Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and Chair of the Nutrition Sciences Department, gave a talk at High Point University in North Carolina on November 12. Her former graduate student Kimberly Reich, PhD, who is now an assistant professor in Exercise Science at High Point, invited Volpe to be a part of...

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Nasser Published in High Impact Obesity Journal

October 01, 2012

Jennifer Nasser, PhD, an assistant professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, had an article published in Obesity. Dr. Nasser, along with Angelo Del Parigi, MD, who has a courtesy faculty appointment in the Department, published “Electroretinographic detection of human brain dopamine response to oral food stimulation.” The article is about...

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Quinlan Interviewed for Fox-29 Philadelphia Food Safety Violations Story

October 01, 2012

Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, was interviewed by FOX-29 on October 25 for a segment about what health code violations mean and how they can be avoided. Quinlan served as the expert...

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Rooting for Nyree Dardarian

October 01, 2012

Nutrition Department instructor Nyree Dardarian was interviewed by Prevention magazine this month about the health benefits of root vegetables. She discussed the unique properties of parsnips, kohlrabi, turnips, rutabaga, and carrots, as well as provided preparation tips for each of the root vegetables.

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Build a Healthy Plate

September 30, 2012

In this video tutorial, Nutrition Department instructor Nyree Dardarian offers insight into how to build a healthy meal.

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Valerian: A Natural Alternative for Insomnia, Anxiety, and Nervous Tension

September 30, 2012

With more than one-third of American adults suffering from impaired sleep, some turn to pharmaceutical drugs as a coping mechanism. Yet, clinical research has demonstrated that many of the common sleep aids are often addictive, sedative drugs with common side effects, and over a period of time actually exacerbate abnormal sleep patterns.

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Beth Leonberg’s EMR Simulation Grant Proposal Accepted by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

September 30, 2012

Nutrition Department professor Beth Leonberg, in collaboration with professors from several other universities, submitted a final proposal for a research endeavor titled "Electronic Medical Record Simulation to Enhance Learning of Medical Nutrition Therapy," which promotes an interactive learning alternative for nutrition program students.

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Volpe Elected Vice President of World’s Largest Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Organization

September 30, 2012

Nutrition Sciences Department Chair Stella Volpe, PhD, was elected Vice President of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and started in the leadership role in June 2012 at the conclusion of the ACSM’s Annual Scientific Conference.

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Inside the New Executive Health Lab

August 01, 2012

The Integrated Nutrition Sciences Research Laboratory at 3711 Market Street, Directed by Stella L. Volpe, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, has been busy lately with the the addition of new equipment.

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DiMaria-Ghalili to Present at FNCE This Fall

August 01, 2012

On October 9, Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, will be speaking with Dr. Jane White at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. During her presentation, “RD/RN Teams: A Collaborative Approach to...

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Nutrition Department First in the Nation to Offer ISPP

August 01, 2012

The Department of Nutrition Sciences is proud to be the first in the nation to offer the Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) as an alternative route for nutrition graduates to achieve the training necessary to meet the requirements to sit for the nutrition board exam, which qualifies graduates as a Registered Dietitians.

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