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Budget-friendly, healthy food shopping.

April 2, 2012 | 6abc.com (WPVI)

Joel Legatt is a health and nutrition educator at 11th Street Family Health Services."You have to be more careful and you have to be smart about certain options," Legatt says. "But there are healthy options out there."—Amy Buckman.

Chocolate Addiction? Drexel faculty research explains.

March 21, 2012 | Newsday

Research by Dr. Jennifer Nasser, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was mentioned in a Newsday article on March 14, about whether it is possible to be addicted to chocolate.

Drexel senior of the Division of Graduate Nursing wins in Concept Paper Competition.

March 9, 2012 | Drexel University The Triangle Online

Drexel senior Donna Kapes was named first-place winner of the Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship’s 2012 Concept Paper Competition on February 24, 2012. “Sunset Decisions LLC” concept would refocus senior care toward quality of life.

Drexel’s Behavioral Health Counseling Graduate’s Work with SEPTA Highlighted by Philadelphia Inquirer Cover Story.

February 10, 2012 | Philadelphia Inquirer

A training program provided by recent Behavioral Health Counseling graduate, Zach Stone, was the subject of a recent front-page news story in the Philadelphia Inquirer, "SEPTA operators undergo conflict-resolution training" by Kia Gregory.

Cool Plasma Torch Kills Germs on Raw Chicken.

February 3, 2012 | Popular Science

Nutrition Science researchers at Drexel University have applied plasma beam technology to raw chicken and found that the gentle blue blast of ionized matter effectively removes pathogens on the poultry's surface. The story also ran on Food Safety News, India.com, Dvice.com, Infection Control Today, Feed Stuffs.com, Smart Planet (CBS Interactive), Food & Drink Digital.

Dr. Stella Volpe interviewed about FIT Kids bill to get children moving.

January 17, 2012 | WHYY Newsworks.org

In a WHYY interview Dr. Stella Volpe supports a bill, the Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids Act, designed to give kids more opportunities to exercise at school, by Taunya English.

Dr. Stephen Gambescia interviewed on BCTV Radio on the value of “physician lead hospitals”.

January 12, 2012 | BCTV.org

Dr. Stephen Gambescia interviewed on BCTV Radio on the value of “physician lead hospitals”. Hospital administrators and physicians have different ways of thinking and solving problems.

Medical: Taking note of music's healing effects.

January 11, 2012 | ABC Action News

Dr. Joke Bradt, associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was mentioned in a Scripps Howard News syndicated story picked up by ABCActionNews.com on January 11, for her research about music therapy.

Drexel University’s Online Nursing Programs Earn Top Honors in U.S. News and World Report Rankings.

January 10, 2012 | PR Newswire

Drexel University ranked 2nd in the nation for its online graduate nursing program according to U.S. News and World Report’s inaugural online college rankings. The rankings mark the first time that the magazine has evaluated online higher education programs.

Dr. Alison Ventura was quoted in Reuters about nutrition and infants.

January 5, 2012 | Reuters Health

On September 14, Dr. Alison Ventura, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Reuters Health story about a study finding that infants who are fed formula gain just as much weight up to age 10 as those who are breastfed. The story also ran on EmpowerHER.com and FoxNews.com, in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), the Orlando Sentinel and was referenced in radio broadcasts on WNWN-Radio (98.5 FM, Battle Creek, Mich.), WDEZ-Radio (101.9 FM, Schofield, Wis.) and WNEP-TV (Moosic, Pa.).

Dr. Stella Volpe on CBS3 Eyewitness News, getting in shape.

January 5, 2012 | CBS3 Eyewitness News

Dr. Stella Volpe, chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University, on CBS3 Eyewitness News says, "to get in shape it's all about the 3 B's - Be like a dog, the Buddy system, & Be creative!"—See Video.

Music therapy eases symptoms for cancer patients.

January 4, 2012 | Cancer Today Magazine

Dr. Joke Bradt's research on music therapy for cancer patients is featured in Cancer Today Magazine. Research review suggests that simply listening can ease patients' symptoms, by Jocelyn Selim.

Dr. Stella Volpe on WHYY-91 FM, A little exercise is ‘better than nothing'.

December 30, 2011 | WHYY/NewsWorks – 91 FM

Dr. Stella Volpe, chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University, explains why a little exercise is "better than nothing", quoted on WHYY/NewsWorks – 91 FM, by Taunya English.

Dr. Argie Allen offers holiday advice.

December 20, 2011 | MSNBC and Fox News

Dr. Argie Allen from the Department of Couple and Family Therapy offers advice for "Surviving the Holidays" on MSNBC Today Show and Fox News.

11th Street fitness and nutrition programs featured.

December 7, 2011 | 6-abc

On November 21, WPVI-TV (6-abc) featured fitness and nutrition programs at 11th Street Family Health Services of the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Jennifer Andia Warshaw, a health educator at 11th Street, was interviewed.

The Philadelphia Tribune featured Drexel’s 11th Street Family Health Services $100,000 grant from Independence Blue Cross Foundation.

December 7, 2011 | Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia Tribune featured Drexel’s 11th Street Family Health Services, in a story about a $100,000 grant from the Independence Blue Cross Foundation on November 29. Dr. Patricia Gerrity, director of the 11th Street Center and Associate Dean for Community Programs in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in the article.

Root of the Matter.

December 2, 2011 | WHYY

Nyree Dardarian, an instructor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was interviewed about the nutritional benefits of root vegetables on WHYY-FM on December 2.

Dr. Jennifer Nasser recently quoted in story about secrets to portion control.

November 21, 2011 | everydayhealth.com

“For lunch and dinner, fill half of your plate with salad and veggies and then divide the other half between starch and protein,” says Jennifer Nasser, PhD, RD, assistant professor of nutrition at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia.

Drexel University's Dr. Christina Calamaro quoted in story about sleep.

November 19, 2011 | inklingsnews.com

According to a recent study by Drexel University’s Dr. Christina Calamaro, assistant professor in Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, only 20 percent of a group of high school students consistently got the recommended eight hours of sleep or more.

11th Street Family Health Services Healthy Harvest Celebration.

November 11, 2011 | 6-abc

WPVI-TV (6-abc) featured the Healthy Harvest celebration and potential expansion at 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions—Video.

Dr. Paul Clements is the recipient of an award for 2011 Outstanding Online Instructors.

November 07, 2011 | Digital Journal.com

Drexel University Online, hosting an awards ceremony to recognize faculty members who have made a significant contribution to the field of distance or online learning, has chosen Paul Clements, PhD, APRN-BC, CGS, DF-IAFN, Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Graduate Nursing to be the recipient of an award for 2011 Outstanding Online Instructors of Drexel University. 

Music Therapy Gaining Acceptance as a Way to Help Cancer Patients Feel Better.

October 24, 2011 | The Boston Globe

Research led by Dr. Joke Bradt, an associate professor in the department of Creative Arts Therapies, was featured in The Boston Globe on October 24. The story, on the front page of the Globe health section, focused on increasing acceptance of music therapy as a way to help cancer patients feel better. Additional Information. >> 

Dr. Ellen Feld Authors Column on Coping with Breast Cancer through Statistics.

October 17, 2011 | The New York Times

Dr. Ellen Feld, an associate clinical professor in the Physician Assistant department in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, authored a column in The New York Times on October 17, about her experience as a doctor who was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.

Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse.

October 11, 2011 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

At Drexel University, the simulation was real. Entering the CDC's video contest was an afterthought., by Don Sapatkin

Mother and daughter reflect the changes in nursing and higher education.

October 11, 2011 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer profiled Susan Cooke and Tara Cooke, mother-and-daughter students in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, on October 10. Dr. Gloria Donnelly, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was also quoted on the changes in nursing and higher education.

Creative Nurses Urged to Lead Change in Health Care by Thinking Like an Entrepreneur

September 28, 2011 | Oncology Times

Oncology Times Oncology Times highlighted the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel as one that prepares health care workers to create new ideas and bring them to fruition, in an article on September 25 about entrepreneurial-style leadership in nursing.

Dr. Bradt Research Mentioned in Story about Health Benefits of Music

September 25, 2011 | Columbus Dispatch

Research led by Dr. Joke Bradt, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was featured in a Columbus Dispatch article on September 25, about the increasing use and value of music therapy for cancer patients and other patients in hospitals.
"More and more, hospitals are embracing the mental and physical benefits of song," by Misti Crane.

Stephanie Ross, MH, HT, CNC Quoted in Story on Sleep Cycles

September 19, 2011 | Fast Company.com

Stephanie Ross, assistant clinical professor and director of the Complementary and Integrative Therapy Program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Fast Company story on sleep cycles on September 19, 2011.

Dr. Alison Ventura Quoted in Reuters Health Article on Formula and Weight Gain

September 14, 2011 | FoxNews.com, EmpowerHER.com

Dr. Alison Ventura was quoted in a Reuters Health story about a study finding that infants who are fed formula gain just as much weight up to age 10 as those who are breastfed. The story also ran on EmpowerHER.com and FoxNews.com, in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), the Orlando Sentinel and was referenced in radio broadcasts on WNWN-Radio (98.5 FM, Battle Creek, Mich.), WDEZ-Radio (101.9 FM, Schofield, Wis.) and WNEP-TV (Moosic, Pa.).

Diabetes Management Class at 11th Street Family Health Services

August 31, September 7, 2011 | WPVI-TV 6-abc.com

The diabetes management class at 11th Street Family Health Services of the College of Nursing and Health Professions was featured in a two-part WPVI-TV (6-abc) story which aired on August 31 and September 7, 2011. Jennifer Andia, a health educator at 11th Street, was quoted in the accompanying article Part I and Part II., by Ali Gorman, R.N.

Dr. Joke Bradt quoted in article about a choral group of breast cancer survivors.

August 23, 2011 | The Chicago Tribune

Dr. Joke Bradt was quoted in an article about a cancer survivors entitled "Breast cancer survivors find joy, hope in chorus," by Dawn Turner Trice.

11th Street Family Health Services is featured in Australia's Inside Story.

August 22, 2011 | Inside.org.au

"Primary healthcare reform: learning from the tough suburbs of Philadelphia. Public health nurses at the 11th Street Family Health Services Center are committed to developing long-term relationships with the community," by Melissa Sweet. Dr. Patty Gerrity was quoted in the June 2011 article.

A Simulated Zombie Attack Helps Prepare For Future Emergencies

August 17, 2011 | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-rwjf.org and WHYY-Newsworks.org

A simulated zombie uprising staged for educational purposes at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, as part of a certificate program in clinical simulation, was featured on WPVI-TV (6-abc) and WHYY radio/Newsworks.org on August 15, 2011, and on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Public Health blog on August 16. Carol Okupniak, MSN, RN an assistant clinical professor and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice, was interviewed.

Dr. Joke Bradt Quoted Internationally about Music Interventions

August 9-10, 2011 | Reuters.com, & More

Dr. Joke Bradt, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in numerous stories about a new Cochrane systematic review showing that music interventions have benefits for cancer patients, including improvements in anxiety, pain and quality of life. Coverage appeared on Reuters.com, The New York Times,  U.S. News & World Report’s “Health Day”, ABC Australia national radio, NPR “Shots” blog, Consumer Reports, Philly.com, WebMD.com, CNN.com, MyHealthNewsDaily.com, Best Health from BMJ ,UK Press AssociationHealthfinder.gov, and Rapport, Sweden’s leading national television news program among others.

Harnessing Brain Power to Move Stuff

August 2, 2011 | The Wall Street Journal blog

Patricia Shewokis, Ph. D., professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences is quoted in the Wall Street Journal blog about smart prosthetics technology developed by Drexel's Optical Brain Imaging Laboratory, by Rebecca Home.

Explorations in Mental Health Careers teen summer program run by the Drexel Behavioral Health Counseling Department

July 2, 2011 | WHYY Newsworks.com

Dr. Ronald Comer, chair of the Department of Behavioral Health Counseling in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was featured in the story about the summer program in which high school students learned about behavioral health careers through field trips, counseling training, and simulated patient experiences. Story photo caption corrrection: professor in photo is Professor Robert Chapman, Associate Director.

Dr. Stella Volpe of Drexel's Department of Nutrition was featured in Wilmington’s News Journal.

June 22, 2011 | Delaware Online.com

Dr. Stella Volpe, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was featured in Wilmington’s News Journal on June 22, 2011 in a story about creative ways to maintain workout regiments during the summer.

Dr. Stephen Gambescia authored a letter to the editor published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

June 19, 2011 | Philly.com

Dr. Stephen Gambescia, assistant dean for academic & student affairs and an associate professor, authored a letter to the editor published in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the role of local governments in protecting public health.

Joke Bradt, Ph. D., Creative Arts Therapy Department, Quoted in Bottom Line Publishing eNewsletter.

June 17, 2011 | Bottom Line Publishing.com

"Music Helps Hospital Patients Breathe Easier." Joke Bradt, Ph. D. in the Creative Arts Therapy Department was quoted in an e-newsletter from Bottom Line Publishing. " She explained that the research team looked at data from eight different clinical trials...Findings: Compared with patients who received standard care alone, those who listened to music showed reduced heart and breathing rates (suggesting a relaxation response) and reduced anxiety." Read More. >>

Imagine The Commute: Drexel University Online’s Alaskan Connection.

June 14, 2011 | PRWEB.com Newswire/Digital Journal

About once a year, you might catch Dr. Karyn Holt on campus at Drexel University. But her classroom is actually about 4,400 miles from the heart of the Philadelphia campus.

75-year old Yardley Resident Earns Degree from Drexel.

June 11, 2011 | Philly Burbs.com

"Marie Magee, 75, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing -- an accomplishment that's been a long time coming for this particular septuagenarian" by Deidre Wengen.

How Fake Blood and Medical Dummies Could Save Billions.

June 7, 2011 | Marketplace

"The medical simulation industry has exploded in recent years, and that could cut down on errors by doctors and nurses," by Mara Zepeda.

Eleventh Street Family Health Center Featured on PBS.

May 26, 2011 | PBS TV

Dr. Patty Gerrity interviewed in a PBS television news article about nurse managed health clinics.

Chronic Stress Of Workplace Bullying And Cortisol Response.

May 21, 2011 | Medical News Today.com

Nursing doctoral student, Pamela Irvin-Lazorko, publishes research in Medical News Today.

Tomorrow’s Nurses Today.

April 14, 2011 | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Report calls for more education, data and scope of practice, by Laura Raines.

Dukan Diet Discussed with Nutrition Sciences Chair.

March 29, 2011 | My Healthy News Daily.com.

Fad Facts: The Truth About the Dukan Diet, by Amanda Chan.

Nutrition Sciences Chair has Answers About Juicing.

March 23, 2011 | My Healthy News Daily.com.

5 Experts Answer: Is There Such Thing as a Healthy Juice Cleanse? by Amanda Chan.

Behavioral Health Clinical Associate Professor talks with The Daily News (PDF)

March 13, 2011 | The Galveston County Daily News.

The role of parents in preventing alcohol misuse.

Nutrition Faculty Talks Coffee With Women's Health in April 2011 Edition (PDF).

March 11, 2011 | Women's Health Magazine

Nyree Dardarian, adjunct professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was quoted in the April 2011 edition of Women’s Health Magazine about the health benefits of coffee.

Fedorczyk Quoted in March Issue of Shape Magazine.

February 23, 2011 | Shape Magazine

Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT, ATC Associate Clinical Professor, Director, Post-Professional Clinical Programs Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department, College of Nursing and Health Professions was quoted in the March 2011 issue of SHAPE magazine.

Reception Honors Drexel Associate Dean for Nursing Spectrum Award.

February 22, 2011 | nurse.com

Dozens of friends, family members and colleagues took part in a reception recently to honor Patricia Gerrity, RN, PhD, associate dean for community programs, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, as Nursing Spectrum’s 2010 National Nurse of the Year in Advancing & Leading the Profession.

Hybrid Simulation for Labor and Delivery Offers Greater Realism and Enhances Classroom Learning.

February 10, 2011 | Laerdal.com

Faculty members at The Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice (CICSP) are leaders in using technology in nursing education.

Professor in Physician Assistant Department published in the New York Times.

February 10, 2011 | NY Times

Dr. Ellen Feld, associate clinical professor, Physician Assistant Department, has 3rd article published in the New York Times, "A Mantra: No Crying in the CAT Scanner."

Couple & Family Therapy Director was Quoted About Searching or Birth Parents.

February 8, 2011 | CBS Philly 3

Dr. Argie Allen, director, Clinical Training Program in the Department of Couple and Family Therapy, was quoted in a KYW1060-AM story about searching for birth parents.

Certificate in Simulation Gets a Visit from WHYY.

January 14, 2011 | WHYY, Newsworks.org

"A look inside the medical simulator building boom" by Mara Zepeda.

Dr. Joke Bradt was Quoted in a story about her Research on the Benefits of Listening to Music for Patients on Mechanical Ventilation.

December 8, 2010 | BBC News; Other Media

Dr. Joke Bradt, an associate professor of creative arts therapies, was quoted in a story in dozens of news media outlets including BBC News and Reuters, and around the globe about her research on the benefits of listening to music for patients on mechanical ventilation.

Dr. Frances Cornelius, Recipient of 2010 Outstanding Online Instructors, Drexel University Online.

November 8, 2010 | SF Gate, San Fransisco Chronicle

Dr. Frances Cornelius to receive award at the Drexel University Online awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 9, in Behrakis Grand Hall South, 32nd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia.

Dr. Patricia Gerrity was Noted for Winning a 2010 Nursing Excellence Award.

November 8, 2010 | Nursing Spectrum, Nurseweek

Dr. Patricia Gerrity, associate dean, was noted in a Nurse.com story for winning a 2010 Nursing Excellence Award in the Advancing and Leading the Profession category.

High Tech and High Touch.

October 18, 2010 | Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Kevin Gard, DPT, OCS, Director of the Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and Leland Rockstraw, PhD, RN, Assistant Dean, Clinical and Technical Learning Operations and Facility Oversight, quoted in article entitled "High Tech and High Touch. Media devices pack a big educational punch." by Danielle Bullen.

Visit the Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences department website.>>

Argie Allen On Local Bullying Case.

October 12, 2010 | Good Day Philadelphia (FOX)

Dr. Argie Allen talks about a case in Delaware where a teen tipped over a child trapped in a Port-A-John. - Video

How Not To Be Duped By One's Spouse.

August 24, 2010 | Today (NBC)

Dr. Argie Allen was interviewed in a story about how not to be duped by one’s spouse. - Video

Five Signs Your Mate May Be Cheating.

August 24, 2010 | Good Day Philadelphia (FOX)

Dr. Argie Allen, Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Couple and Family Therapy, appeared on WTXF-TV (FOX29) in a segment about cheating mates. - Video

Heads up: Good Advice in an Age of Distraction.

July 23, 2010 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

Have we all forgotten a basic playground principle? by Stephen F. Gambescia.

A Doctor Discovers a Patient in the Mirror

July 19, 2010 | The New York Times

Dr. Ellen D. Feld, an internist who teaches at Drexel University, writes about the experiences of a patient.

Ali Helps, Learns at Health Center

May 6, 2010 | WPVI-TV Philadelphia

6ABC Action News HealthCheck report on the 11th Steet Family Health Center's services and facilities.

Health Center a Model For The Future

November 15, 2009 | WPVI-TV Philadelphia

6ABC Action News HealthCheck report on the partnership of the College of Nursing and Health Professions and 11th Street Family Health Center with four local public housing developments.

Trading Textbooks for Electronics

September 1, 2009 | WPVI-TV Philadelphia

6ABC Action News report on CNHP using the iPod touch to teach.

"Keeping a Promise When a Life Is Near Its End"

November 11, 2008 | New York Times

Written by Ellen Feld, MD, FACP, Clinical Associate Professor in the Physician Assistant Program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Drexel U. Enlists Actors, Machines as "Patients" for Training

January 29, 2008 | KYW Newsradio

The Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions is incorporating a dose of show-biz into its training of technicians.

CICSP: Ensuring Patient Safety Through Innovative Healthcare Education

January 2008 | Drexel University Innovations

Drexel's College of Nursing & Health Professions is changing the way undergraduate and graduate students learn interpersonal communication and clinical skills in their new state of the art "Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation & Practice" (CICSP) Labs.