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Special Acknowledgments 

July 5, 2017

The Graduate College and Graduate Student Association (GSA) announced this year’s Graduate College and GSA award winners, who were honored for their outstanding work towards Drexel’s mission—in the classroom, lab, and community. Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, the director of research labs and associate dean of research, was recognized with the Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award.
Joan Rosen Bloch, PhD, CRNP, an associate professor in the College of Nursing & Health Professions and the School of Public Health, has been noted as a distinguished alumni from Dr. Linda Aiken's Research Center. Bloch’s health outcomes research is very different than that of PENN's and positions CNHP well because the interprofessional disciplines of nutrition and rehabilitation sciences — something Penn does not have — and has broad appeal for the international audience of nursing research. 
In addition, Bloch was invited to be an American Academy of Nursing Fellows. Fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research and have a responsibility to contribute their time and energies to the Academy, and to engage with other health leaders outside the Academy in transforming America's health system.
Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM, professor and chair of the Nutrition Sciences department, was awarded the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award in Didactic Program in Dietetics category. She received this at the Academy’s annual meeting, on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in King of Prussia, PA.
CNHP Interim Associate Dean of Research and Distinguished Professor Robert J. Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA, was announced as the 23rd Maley lecturer. This popular, high-profile lecture will be delivered as part of the 2018 NEXT Conference and Exposition. The Maley Award (lecture) is the highest honor the APTA gives for clinical excellence and impact.

Publication and Presentations
A research article that Krista L Rompolski, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the health sciences department wrote with a former student was published in the Journal of Student Research. Taylor Collins, who graduated in 2014, did this project as a senior research elective. Sadly, it took two years for the journal to get it in print because of short staffing, but it’s finally available.
Doctoral students Lisa Lanza and Dan Dychtwald presented a workshop entitled “Eating for your A-Game” to middle school children and their parents on June 24, 2017. As part of the Pete and Jameer Nelson Foundation’s academic and athletic programming, they talked about good nutrition and exercise for both in the classroom and on the athletic field and being completely accessible without big budgets.