New Dean Announced
August 10, 2017
The College of Nursing and Health Professions appoints Laura N. Gitlin, PhD as its new Dean. She will help keep CNHP's place at the forefront of innovative health care education and research and be the perfect custodian of CNHP’s interprofessional practice, education and research initiative (IPER).
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.
Giovanna Severoni Excels at "11th Street"
September 20, 2016
Giovanna Severoni ’18, recently completed her internship with Independence Blue Cross at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services (11th Street), and has left a positive impression with co-workers and patients alike. “Initially they were saying how well she was working out and how well she connected with patients,” said Roberta Waite, EdD, professor and interim associate dean of Community Programs at Drexel University. “However, I quickly received multiple other reports from so many of her co-workers saying how she not only has become such a great part of the team, but how she’s also really increasing the feedback from our female patients.”
Alumni Weekend 2016: MAY 6 & 7
March 15, 2016
Celebrate being a Dragon at Alumni Weekend 2016, when today’s campus welcomes thousands of alumni back to share memories, fun, food and more. Whether you come for one event or the whole packed weekend, you’ll leave inspired and proud to call Drexel home!
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.
Miracle on 11th Street
January 19, 2016
Although the official name of Drexel’s health center at 11th and Parrish streets is the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, it has adopted a more endearing moniker.
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!
Loretta Sweet Jemmott Joins Drexel
January 29, 2015
Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD has been appointed Vice President for Health and Health Equity, Drexel University and Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Patty Gerrity Named Health Hero Semi-Finalist
September 25, 2014
Patty Gerrity, PhD, Associate Dean for Community Programs at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions and Director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, has been named one of just sixteen semi-finalists out of the 535 health professionals who were nominated for Be Well Philly’s Health Hero Challenge.
Research Spotlight: Encouraging Preliminary Data Using Music Therapy for Chronic Pain
March 20, 2014
Millions of people suffer from chronic pain every year and, consequently, millions of people feel estranged from their social life, family, and physical body. “The body becomes the enemy so you try to get rid of the pain and almost get rid of your body,” associate professor in the creative arts therapies Joke Bradt, PhD, said. “People with chronic pain often see personal relationships destroyed because of their pain. The pain breaks down communication and leads to many misunderstandings and frustration. People often end up feeling lonely and isolated.”
Drexel Celebrates $2.5M Sheller Family Foundation Gift to 11th Street
March 20, 2014
At a special luncheon at the Paul Peck Alumni Center on February 17, Drexel University and the College of Nursing and Health Professions celebrated a $2.5 million gift from the Sheller Family Foundation for the expansion of 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University. Groundbreaking for the expansion project of the nurse-managed health center, which has been renamed in the benefactors’ honor, is expected to take place next month.
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...
11th Street Celebrates Gift from the Walmart Foundation
August 29, 2013
On August 20, friends of 11th Street that included alumni, community members, and Philadelphia City Council Representative William Greenlee joined together to celebrate their appreciation of a $100,000 gift made to 11th Street by The Walmart Foundation.
Afterschool Program at 11th Street Teaches Teens About Self-Care, Health and Wellness
August 14, 2013
Nursing students at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions have the opportunity to experience and learn about 11th Street Family Health Services and the surrounding community while they complete their community public health clinical rotations out of the health center. One of the options that the nursing students have during their rotations is to work with the children and teens who participate in programming at the John F. Street Community center (JFSCS), located next door to 11th Street...
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..."
11th Street Hosts Painting a Healthy City
May 30, 2013
11th Street Health Services of Drexel University hosted a large community health fair called “Painting a Healthy City” on May 11 in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. The interactive health fair included mural painting, food, music, gardening, health resources, fitness activities, Reiki massage, yoga, cooking demonstrations...
Gerrity Featured in WIHI Broadcast on Care Teams
February 27, 2013
On January 10, Patricia Gerrity, PhD, Associate Dean for Community Programs and Director of 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, participated in a radio program broadcasted via WIHI, the channel for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
11th Street Community Makes Botanical Art at Porch Light Open Studio
December 01, 2012
On Friday, November 30, another Mural Arts Program Porch Light Initiative open studio day was held at 11th Street Health Family Health Services. There, members of the 11th Street community continued work on an art project that they had previously started, which involved outlining different herbal plants with medicinal value and health benefits onto tracing paper.
The Porch Light Initiative: In the Participants’ Own Words
November 01, 2012
The Porch Light Initiative is a division of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program that partners with behavioral health agencies in three specific area codes in Philadelphia. 11th Street Family Health Services was invited to be a Porch Light partner for the Initiative’s third year.
11th Street Staff Participate in Sanctuary Training
November 01, 2012
From October 22-26, seven 11th Street Family Health Services staff members attended Sanctuary training at the ANDRUS Center in Yonkers, New York. The Sanctuary Institute is a division of ANDRUS and the Sanctuary model was founded in the 1980s by Sandra Bloom, MD, a graduate of the Drexel School of Public Health.
11th Street Welcomes John Kirby to Staff
August 01, 2012
On June 7, 11th Street staff welcomed John Kirby to their team in the role of Fitness Trainer. John comes to 11th Street from another health center and has experience in both case management and working with patients who have chronic illnesses.
Summer in the Garden
August 01, 2012
11th Street hosts members of the Teens 4 Good Program for two weeks at a time, providing opportunities to work in the urban garden and to take part in nutrition and cooking classes. One day, the high school students learned how to cook a healthier version...
The 11th Street Co-op Experience: Q&A With Danielle Matthews
August 01, 2012
Danielle Matthews, Nutrition and Food Sciences ‘13, is completing a co-op at 11th Street Family Health Services in the role of Health Education Outreach Program Assistant. Danielle, of Williamsville, New York, plans to become a Registered Dietitian and earn a master’s degree.
Saying “See You Later” to Rebecca Shasanmi
August 01, 2012
“I love this community so much. Before I came here I never thought it could be that deep,” Rebecca Shasanmi shared with us during an intimate conversation about the time she has spent as the Health Promotion and Outreach Associate at 11th Street Family Health Services.