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Postdoc Research Fellow's Decision toward Nursing and her Ensuing Career

May 05, 2020

Once Tiffany Montgomery, PhD, decided she wanted to be a nurse in high school, her plan was to deliver babies. Read how her career has unfolded to include education and research. Read More

CNHP Faculty Among Rapid Response Grant Recipients

April 30, 2020

Drexel University's Rapid Response Research & Development Fund was designated for urgent action, short-term projects focused on COVID-19-related health and health-related research and development. Two CNHP faculty members were awarded grants to advance research and provide more PPE for our frontline heroes.

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Cell2Society Aging Research

September 20, 2019

Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, RN, CNSC, FASPEN, FAAN, FGSA, an assistant dean for Interprofessional and Collaborative Research and professor of Nursing and Nutrition Sciences and principal investigator, and interdisciplinary collaborators have been awarded a $250,000 grant from Drexel University. Read More
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Analysis of songs

March 27, 2019

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New Project Funded

February 11, 2019

Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, receives funding for interprofessional cancer research study.

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2018 Helen I. Moorehead-Laurencin, MD Sex and Gender Research Forum

February 20, 2018

CNHP’s researchers will be presenting their research at Drexel’s 2018 Helen I. Moorehead-Laurencin, MD, Sex and Gender Research Forum, which will be held March 8, 2018. Our College will have an impressive showing of our research at this University-wide research forum. The abstracts were peer-reviewed and nine were accepted for presentations.

CNHP and DABDEI are co-sponsors of this event.

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Drexel Helping Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents around the World:The ABFT Training Program

January 10, 2018

Treatment of adolescents who suffer from depression and may be suicidal had been slow to evolve. However, a nationally and internationally acclaimed program was developed by Guy Diamond, PhD and Suzanne Levy, PhD involving the entire family in therapy. Read More
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Power Over Pain

November 30, 2017

The number of Americans affected by chronic pain and the annual cost to treat it is staggering. Add to it the poor outcomes and it is clear that we are facing one of the most challenging health issues to address. A new approach is needed and Sarah Wenger, PT, DPT is working on just that.

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Margaret Finley Wins Career Development Award

November 30, 2017

After winning an award from Drexel for career development, Margaret Finley, PT, PhD received a grant from the Department of Defense to discover a biopsychosocial prospective surveillance model for development of shoulder pain following spinal cord injury.

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Rundiogram

October 23, 2017

This is a monthly column highlighting the accomplishments of the nursing faculty and students. This month, we congratulate the induction of new Fellows in the Academy of Nursing and a research grant awarded to an undergraduate co-op student. Read More
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Two Unique Peas in the CNHP Pod

September 20, 2017

From an intensive study abroad research project to student ambassador to EMT, accelerated health sciences students Lauren Certo and Valerie Iovine are taking opportunities no other place than Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions would afford them. Read More
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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). 
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The Opiate Epidemic: Keeping a finger on the pulse

August 07, 2017

For clinical professor Angela Colistra, PhD, getting the most up-to-date information about this 21st century epidemic includes talking to those on the front lines including addicts. Her hope is to improve training and moving clients to recovery. 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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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
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Music Demonstrated to Alleviate Cancer Patients' Symptoms

September 22, 2016

We’ve all heard of laughter being the best medicine, but what about music?

A systematic review published by the Cochrane Library found that there is significant evidence that music interventions help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, pain and fatigue in cancer patients, while also boosting their quality of life.

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Co-ops Take Second at Research Day

May 26, 2016

Three nursing students take second place at CHOP Research Day for their research project in implementing simulation into the unlicensed assistive personnel orientation

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Vulnerability Risk Assesment Toward Workplace Violence Prevention In Health Care Settings

March 15, 2016

In November 2014, much of the nation was riveted when disturbing video footage from a hospital unit showed a 68-year-old hospital patient attacking a group of nurses with a metal pipe pulled from his bed. 

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The Affordable Care Act: A Blessing or a Curse

March 15, 2016

The upcoming BAYADA Home Health Care Speaker Series will tackle a topic as massive as the bill itself – the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Disability In The Workplace

March 15, 2016

Though the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires all places of employment to provide equal access and reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities, there are still many barriers to employment that may stand between a deserving individual with a disability and their full career potential. 

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Continuing Education

February 15, 2016

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Healthy or Habit Forming 

January 19, 2016

A daily dose of exercise is a key component of a healthy lifestyle, but when a flare for fitness becomes a compulsion the mental and physical side effects can easily become unhealthy.

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Fulbright Scholar Hopes to Expand Art Therapy

September 22, 2015

After spending 10 years abroad in Russia, Israel and Denmark, Minh-Anh Nguyen, PhD, has finally landed in the Creative Arts Therapy Department to work on his research as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar. His pursuit of scholarship and desire to bring creative arts therapies to his native Vietnam are the driving forces behind his tenure at Drexel.

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Drexel to Host Mixed Methods International Research Association Regional Conference

May 28, 2015

Although it was only formally developed in 2013, the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA) was in the making for almost 10 years.

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Girija Kaimal Wins American Art Therapy Association Research Award

May 28, 2015

Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, has been awarded the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Research Award.

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Where Are They Now?

April 22, 2015

Celebrating alumni accomplishments. 

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Grammy Grant Funds Music and Brain Study

April 16, 2015

When most people think about the Grammys they envision music's elite gathering to celebrate a year of achievements. For Joke Bradt, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies and certified music therapist, that vision includes music therapies and brain imaging.

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University, Inc.

April 16, 2015

Drexel is one of just a handful of universities endowed by the Coulter Foundation to help academic researchers bring their health-care discoveries to market — much the way an angel investor helps entrepreneurs.

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Research on Health Outcomes of Visual Art Making

January 29, 2015

If you are a healthy adult between the ages of 18 and 60 years and a member of the Drexel community (students/ faculty or staff) we would be delighted to have you join our research.   The research, which is... 

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Joke Bradt Receives AMTA 2014 Research Award

January 29, 2015

Joke Bradt, PhD received the 2014 Research and Publication Award from the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). She was fortunate to have her mentor, John Creswell, PhD, present at the...

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Art Therapy Faculty and Alumni Present at National Conference

January 29, 2015

In July, resident Graduate Art Therapy faculty Donna Kaiser, PhD, Yasmine Awais, and Michele Rattigan presented at the 45th Annual American Art Therapy Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  Also... 

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Q&A with Victoria Scotti

January 29, 2015

Victoria Scotti, a PhD candidate in the Creative Arts Therapies program, was just awarded the Estonian Student Scholarship for the second year in a row. Along with classmate Angela Aicher, Scott is co-authoring an article on arts-based research... 

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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. 

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Joke Bradt Visits University of Melbourne's National Music Therapy Research Unit

December 16, 2014

Joke Bradt, an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies Department, visited the University of Melbourne's National Music Therapy Research Unit to serve as an external research consultant to their PhD students and faculty...

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Girija Kaimal Consults on Therapeutic Art Program in Malawi

December 16, 2014

Girija Kaimal, PhD, was in Malawi, Africa in September 2014 as a research and evaluation consultant to Save the Children in their study of the outcomes of a project called Healing and Education through the Arts (HEART). The research project involved baseline assessments of over 800 children from approximately 60 preschools...

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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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Visiting Research Professorship for Maggie O'Neil in Brisbane, Australia

December 16, 2014

Maggie O’Neil, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, was invited to participate in a visiting research professor lectureship as a part of her sabbatical in the spring... 

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Recent Publications

November 05, 2014

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Students Present at Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

November 05, 2014

Congratulations to our senior students in the Physician Assistant Program who presented professional posters at the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.

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Q&A with Nursing Student and STAR Scholar Rachel Pagano

October 15, 2014

Current senior nursing student Rachel Pagano was fortunate enough to work as a Drexel STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholar during her freshman year at Drexel. The highly selective program allows students to...

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An Introduction to the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

October 15, 2014

The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute was established in July 2012, thanks to support from the Charles and Barbara Close Foundation in partnership with the University. 

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Fulbright Scholar Studies Impact of Creative Arts Therapies on ASD

October 15, 2014

Liesbet Manders is a PhD candidate in the Creative Arts Therapies Department at the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2013 for her research proposal, which later took her to Heidelberg, Germany to investigate whether participants...

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Ellen Giarelli Changes Healthcare for Patients with ASD

October 15, 2014

Ellen Giarelli, an associate professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Department at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, is an expert in strategies for public health surveillance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and through her work has...

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Join Us for Creating Integrated Healthcare for People with ASD

October 15, 2014

Creating Integrated Healthcare for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder. That’s the title of the one-day conference scheduled to take place on November 8, 2014 in Behrakis Grand Hall on Drexel’s University City Main Campus. The conference, complete with invitational speakers and networking opportunities, will explore...

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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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Gioia Chilton Wins Research Award

September 25, 2014

Gioia Chilton, PhD, the first graduate of the College’s new PhD in Creative Arts Therapies Program, has been selected as a recipient of the E. Paul Torrance Graduate Student Research Award for 2014. 

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Q&A with Fulbright Scholar Lauren Pitts

September 25, 2014

Lauren Pitts, MS Couple and Family Therapy ’13, EdD ’17, will be traveling to Barbados to study the impact of father-daughter communication on adolescent daughters’ sexual decision-making. 

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CNHP in the Media

August 13, 2014

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A Busy Summer for the PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies

August 13, 2014

Faculty and students from the PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies at the College of Nursing and Health Professions have been busy this summer traveling to and presenting at multiple conferences. Here are the impressive highlights:

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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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Research Spotlight: Core Stability and Shoulder Injury

July 14, 2014

Faculty and doctoral students in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Health Sciences have embarked on a research study looking at possible associations between athletes’ core stability and shoulder injuries.

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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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Tell Me About Your Mother

June 09, 2014

Her presentation, titled “Tell Me About Your Mother: The Power of a Simple Question to Reveal a Patient’s Voice Through a Family Discussion,” focused on the use of open-ended questions to help families identify patients’ wishes...

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Research Spotlight: Joan Bloch Investigates Disparities Affecting Maternal Health and Infant Mortality

April 22, 2014

“Every society invests in their future by making sure that their babies born today grow up to be healthy adults tomorrow,” said associate professor in the Graduate Nursing Department Joan Bloch. “And we know that healthy mothers have healthy babies,” she continued.

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College to Host Autism Conference

April 22, 2014

Ellen Giarelli, EdD, and Kathleen Fisher, PhD, from the College of Nursing and Health Professions and Jennifer Plumb, DSW/LSW, PhD, from the University’s AJ Drexel Autism Center were awarded conference grant funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality NIH/AHRQ.

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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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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.”

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Teen Suicide Expert Guy Diamond Joins the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions

March 20, 2014

Guy Diamond, PhD, joined the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Couple and Family Therapy Department as a full-time permanent faculty member at the start of the new year after serving in a visiting professor role during 2013. A renowned expert in adolescent suicide screening and depression treatment, he joins us at the pinnacle of a career filled with important publications, accolades, groundbreaking research, and an outstanding grant funding history.

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CNHP in the News

February 28, 2014

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Pilot Study Aims to Stop Teen Tobacco Dependence

February 28, 2014

There are approximately 3.1 million adolescents who smoke. The problem is that the human brain does not fully develop until people reach their mid-20’s, and so tobacco use is especially harmful to adolescents. Furthermore, almost 90% of adult smokers started when they were teenagers, explained Suzan Blacher, an assistant professor in the online RN-BSN Program at the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

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Are Apps the Answer for HIV Prevention in Inner City Teens?

February 28, 2014

Paulina Sockolow, DrPH, an assistant professor in Health Systems and Services Research, is working with an interdisciplinary team to bring a psycho-educational behavioral intervention to the smartphones of inner city teens. 

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Research Spotlight: The Gait Lab

February 28, 2014

Tucked away on the second floor of the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Three Parkway facilities is the newly developed Gait Lab of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. 

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Research Spotlight: Kathleen Fisher Addresses Gaps in Research on Intellectually Disabled Population

January 22, 2014

Kathleen Fisher, PhD, is a federally funded researcher and an associate professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Department at the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions. Since 1999 she has been working in the field of intellectual and developmental disability, or I/DD.

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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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Student Sandra Brinkman-Denney Published in International Nursing Journal

December 19, 2013

Recent graduate Sandra Brinkman-Denney’s capstone manuscript, entitled “An International Comparison of the Clinical Trials Nurse Role,” was published in the December issue of the British journal, Nursing Management-UK...

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Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili Adds to Literature on Malnutrition in Hospitalized Patients

December 19, 2013

Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, an associate professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Department, recently published three journal articles. The first article was titled...

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CNHP in the News

December 19, 2013

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BSN Co-op Students Present at American Assembly for Men in Nursing Conference

December 19, 2013

BSN co-op seniors, Noah Zuares and Kyle Coles, presented a poster at the 2013 American Assembly for Men in Nursing Annual Conference in Newark, New Jersey. Zuares and Coles presented the findings of their Internet survey through which they investigated...

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Perry Receives Project Funding from Drexel’s Social Science Committee

December 19, 2013

The Drexel Social Science Committee (SCC) recently chose Constance Perry, PhD, an associate professor in the Health Services Administration Department, along with several other Drexel professors from various colleges, to receive support from the...

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Research Spotlight: Palisano Pioneers Essential Research on Cerebral Palsy

December 02, 2013

Cerebral palsy, a term that encompasses a group of motor conditions, movement disorders, and muscle tone or posture disorders, affects almost 800,000 Americans. Robert Palisano, PT, a distinguished professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, has been researching cerebral palsy in children and adolescents for the past twenty years...

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Student Minjung Shim Helps Cancer Patients Develop Resilience with Dance/Movement Therapy, Wins Award

November 13, 2013

MinJung Shim, a doctoral candidate in the Creative Arts Therapies Department at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, recently attended a conference on Integrative Oncology in Vancouver, British Columbia...

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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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Donna Kaiser and Yasmine Awais Published in Journal of the American Art Therapy Association 

October 24, 2013

Creative Arts Therapies faculty members Donna Kaiser, PhD and Yasmine Awais each published separate articles in the September issue of the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

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College of Nursing and Health Professions Opens its Doors to Visitors from Oman

October 24, 2013

On October 8, a delegation from the country of Oman, a country situated in southwest Asia, visited the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions to discuss our nursing programs and research. 

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Research Spotlight: Elizabeth Gonzalez Explores Light Therapy for Dementia Patients

October 24, 2013

It was a gathering scheduled by Drexel’s Vice Provost for Research, Dr. Deborah Crawford, PhD, that fortuitously allowed Elizabeth Gonzalez, PhD and Eugenia Ellis, PhD to meet for the first time. 

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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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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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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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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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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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Student Peggy Papathomas Investigates Factors for Evidence Based Research Inaccuracy

September 12, 2013

Rising nursing sophomore Pelagia “Peggy” Papathomas presented her poster, “Sources of Measurement Error in Evidence Based Research,” as part of the Pennoni STAR Scholar Program at Drexel University on August 28. Her research studied the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that can cause inaccuracies in the data collected for a study.

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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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Student Jean Logan Published in Journal of General Internal Medicine

August 14, 2013

DrNP student Jean Logan was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine for her article, Exploring Public Attitudes Towards Approaches to Discussing Costs in the Clinical Encounter. The article’s objective was to explore public attitudes toward doctor-patient discussions of insurer and out-of-pocket costs and to examine whether several possible communication strategies might enhance patient receptivity to discussing costs with their physicians...

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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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Rehabilitation Sciences Student Han Chen Receives International Research Award in Beijing

August 14, 2013

Han Chen, MD, MPH, a PhD candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, was awarded the Young Investigator Award at the World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM), held in Beijing, China in June...

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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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Fellowship Allows Posmontier to Bring Therapy for Postpartum Depression to Israel

July 29, 2013

 “My father was a general practitioner for fifty years and he regularly made house calls. It seemed like a natural step for me to do the same,” said Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, who has delivered more than 2,000 babies in homes, hospitals and birth centers as a Nurse Midwife. She previously had her own practice that emulated midwife practices you might find in the United Kingdom. Posmontier gave her charts directly to the patients with which she worked, explaining, “There were no secrets between us..."

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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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Posmontier Awarded Drexel’s Stein Fellowship for Postpartum Depression Work

June 27, 2013

Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, an assistant professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Department, received a Stein Fellowship for the upcoming academic year.

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Bradt and Student Minjung Shim Publish Review of Studies on Music Interventions for Anxiety

June 27, 2013

Joke Bradt, PhD, an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies Department, co-authored a Cochrane Systematic Review on music interventions for preoperative anxiety with Minjung Shim, a Creative Arts Therapies doctoral candidate.

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