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February 19-23 _2018

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CNHP Sponsors Annual Sex and Gender Research Forum

The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership invites all members of the Drexel community to a university-wide Sex and Gender Research Forum. This interactive program, held on International Women’s Day, will highlight Drexel’s interdisciplinary research focused on sex and gender in a local, national and global context. In addition to the three prominent keynote speakers who will address current sex and gender issues, many CNHP faculty and students will be giving presentations, flash talks and virtual posters throughout the day. The event is sponsored in part by the College of Nursing and Health Professions and DABDEI.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Gerri C. LeBow Hall Room 220

Registration is free and will include a light breakfast and lunch.


The Diversity Dilemma

What Constitutes Diversity in the 21st Century?

The significance of diversity has been expressed through the think pieces and research lamenting the lack of representation of various marginalized groups in media and positions of power. But what do we mean by diversity? What is the difference between representation and tokenism? How do we talk about diversity in a more meaningful way, beyond categorization and statistics? This panel seeks to address the significance of diversity, the discourse surrounding diversity, and the ways in which we can address issues of diversity in our respective fields and institutions.

Watch our Video Invitation!

Thursday, March 1, 2018 • 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Sky View Room, 6th Floor, MacAlister Hall

Free food!


Aging adults working with healthcare providers

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society publishes article

An article by Laura Gitlin, PhD and others titled "Targeting Behavioral Symptoms and Functional Decline in Dementia: A Randomized Clinical Trial" was recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The goal was to determine whether a home-based activity program (Tailored Activity Program; TAP-VA) would reduce behavioral symptoms and functional dependence of veterans with dementia and caregiver burden.

Kym Montgomery, DNP with her fitness class

POUND Fitness Dates

Parkway POUND Fitness Workout with Kym Montgomery

February Dates

  • Tuesday, February 20, 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 22, 4 p.m. 

March Dates

  • Thursday, March 1, 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 6, 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 8, 4:00 p.m. – MEN ONLY!!!
  • Tuesday, March 13, 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 20, 12:00 p.m.


Parkway Health and Wellness
Three Parkway, 2nd Floor

*This class is for faculty and staff.

RSVP here

Vitamin D tablets

Study participants needed

Deeptha Sukumar, PhD is conducting a clinical study titled "Effects of magnesium and vitamin D supplementation on bone and cardiovascular health" and is still enrolling participants.

Sukumar is looking for obese or overweight people who may have been told by their doctor that they have a vitamin D deficiency. This study will assess whether magnesium supplementation together with vitamin D supplementation improves vitamin D status and its effect on health outcomes.

For details about the study, click here.

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Tools of the Trade: Technology in Education

What: “Tools of the Trade” Topics

When: Third Thursday of each month, 10 am to 11 am (Changed for February due to conflict with a CE offering)

Who: All CNHP faculty

Format: Informal topic presentation followed by sharing and discussion.

The topic will change monthly and is driven by the group.

Current Schedule:

  • February 22: Text Messaging and Social Media in the Classroom
  • March 15: Learning with Voice Thread & Other Video Interactions
  • April 19: Breaking the Textbook Tradition: Ebooks and Open source materials

Zoom Link:
Topic: “Tools of the Trade” Topics

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or iPhone one-tap:
US: +16468769923,,131149412# or +16699006833,,131149412#

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968
Meeting ID: 131 149 412

2017 BAYADA Award winners

BAYADA Awards Application Deadline Approaching

The application deadline is fast approaching for the BAYADA Awards for Technological Innovation in Healthcare Education and Practice. Healthcare educators and providers are invited to share the ways in which their innovative use of technology has led to better student or patient outcomes for an opportunity to win one of two $10,000 cash awards. Applications are due March 1, 2018.

Creative Arts Therapy faculty featured in Greater Philadelphia Area Counseling Association Symposium

Members of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies faculty will be on hand at the "Trauma: A Paradigm Shift" Symposium on Saturday, February 17 from 9-4:30 pm at Philadelphia University, Downs Hall, 4201 Henry Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144. Counseling Core Curriculum Coordinator Abby Dougherty, MS, NCC, LPC, PhD, will host the event, co-sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Area Counseling Association and the Pennsylvania Counseling Association. Director of Music Therapy Flossie Ierardi, MM, MT-BC, LPC, Director of Field Education Scott Horowitz, MA, MT-BC, LPC, and Assistant Clinical Professor Dawn Morningstar, MA, BC-DMT, LPC, will appear as presenters. The symposium will cover a number of trauma-related topics including mindfulness and self-care for the therapist, cultural trauma and the experiences of counselors of color, intergenerational trauma, domestic violence, and the uses of the creative arts in trauma stewardship and self-care. For more information, visit

Loretta Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN, in exam room at the Community Wellness HUB

CFIS Spring Speaker Series

Family Intervention Science: Spring 2018 Speaker Series

The Center for Family Intervention Science is excited to bring to the community a speaker series on family engagement and family-centered research and practice.


“We’re Here Because We Care: Building Healthy Communities Together”
Listening to the Voices of the Community and Responding…

Presenter: Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN
Vice President, Health and Health Equity; Professor, CNHP, Drexel University

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Room 1090
at 11:50 • Live and Via Live Webinar

Registration Required

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CAT Continuing Ed: Moving Memories 

This workshop will explore how sensory stimulation techniques both within and outside of the Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) session function as a catalyst for promoting wellness, improved cognition, and quality of life for individuals with a dementia diagnosis. During the interactive portion, participants will be guided through some movement sequences, as well as introduced to sensory items that may be used therapeutically with cognitively impaired elders. Various applications for this work as a complementary practice for this population, within both healthcare and community settings, will be discussed and explored. The hope is that this non-pharmacologic approach to dementia care may also yield new opportunities for collaboration among creative arts in therapy modalities and other holistic practices.

More information and registration is available.

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