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Adapating Sedentarty Video Games to Facilitate Physical Activity for Adults

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of adapting sedentary video games to require physical activity on energy expenditure, enjoyment, self-efficacy, and game performance.

This study consists of two visits that each take about two hours to complete. Participants will play PAC-MAN using three different control methods: seated comfortably and playing by moving their body using two different strategies.

*Interested individuals will participate in two 2-hour video game sessions.

You may participate in this study if you are an adult 18 to 65 years of age. You must be healthy enough to engage in physical activity and be able to read and speak English. You must be able to stand, move, jump, and reach. If you meet the above criteria, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

You will receive $20.00 upon completion of the second session for your time and effort. You should not consume any food, caffeine, alcohol, or tabacco products 4 hours before each session. You should not exercise on the day of your session before your scheduled time.

This research is approved by the Institutional Review Broad.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact:

Christen Mendonca

  • Phone: (774) 229-6690
  • Email: cjm375@drexel.edu
  • 1601 Cherry Street, Exercise Science Lab, Room 218
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

April 23

Jennifer Quinlan

Faculty Interviewed in KYW about Food Safety

Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was interviewed on KYW 1060 about food safety. You can listen to the clip here.

April 23

New Article about CAPABLE

The partnership between CNHP, Habitat for Humanity and Jefferson University is featured in an article that appeared yesterday in PlanPhilly. CAPABLE, Communities Aging in Place, is a home-based program providing an interprofessional team consisting of a nurse, an occupational therapist and a handyman to help older adults remain in their homes developed by Dean Gitlin and her Johns Hopkins University colleague Sarah Szanton, PhD.

Read the article here.

April 23

Tuesday Topics

The Ins and Outs of a Seemingly Easy Cancer - Thyroid Cancer

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Three Parkway, Room 1043 or webcast

Join a panel discussion about thyroid cancer from an interprofessional practice, education and research avenue.

We will:

  • Discuss members and their roles of the interprofessional team in caring for patients with thyroid cancer.
  • Discuss the research on thyroid cancer with the goal of advancing best practices.
  • Identify specific community resources aimed at helping patients with thyroid cancer.

Presenters

  • Elizabeth Cottrill, MD, physician and assistant professor, Jefferson University Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery-Head & Neck Cancers
  • Laura Lynch, PhD, assistant clinical professor, Counseling and Family Therapy Department
  • Roberta Perry, communications manager and thyroid cancer survivor

Moderator

  • Scott Horowitz, MA, MT-BC, clinical instructor and director of field education in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies

This event is open to all.

Click here to register.

April 22

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Meditation Hour

Meditation at CNHP

Join us at meditation every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in Three Parkway.

*Note: on April 10, May 15 and June 5, we will be meeting in room 931 at 12:30 p.m.

These weekly sessions offer a short guided meditation. This is a wonderful opportunity to sit quietly with Drexel colleagues and friends and to learn how to better manage your stress and more deeply engage your work and your life. This time offers an opportunity for Drexel professional staff, faculty and students to reduce stress and grow in mindfulness and compassion together.

Participants in our Wellness Incentive Program are eligible to earn 5 points (a $5 credit) for each session they attend on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

You must register for the annual program AND complete your annual PHP before you will be eligible to receive any payouts. Points for attending these events will be sent to Health Advocate on a monthly basis for the prior month’s activities. More details to follow.

April 22

Mindful Movement for Chronic Low Back Pain Study

Chronic Low Back Pain Study

DO YOU HAVE CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN?

IF SO, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A MINDFUL MOVEMENT STUDY!

What is This Research Study About?

Chronic low back pain is a complex condition that can cause significant physical and mental discomfort affecting individuals’ quality of life. We want to find out if non-drug treatments like Mindfulness-based Dance/Movement Therapy (M-DMT) can provide people experiencing chronic low back pain with tools to better manage their pain.

What is Involved?

  • Take part in 12 weekly 90-minute group M-DMT classes.
  • Your feedback on the program through questionnaires.

Who can Participate?

You may be eligible to take part if you:

  • Are diagnosed with chronic low back pain that has persisted for at least three months.
  • Are able to engage in moderate dance/movement activities.
  • Are not pregnant.

Compensation

You will receive up to $160 for your participation in the study.

Where does the study take place?

At Parkway Health and Wellness Center (Three Parkway Building, 2nd Floor), 1601 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact:

MindfulMoving@Drexel.edu or 267-359-5502.

Thank you very much for your time and cooperation. We appreciate your support of this and all Drexel CNHP research.

This research is conducted by a researcher who is a member of Drexel University and is approved by the Institutional Review board.

April 22

Kim McClellan

APN Faculty Member Presented at International Conference

Kimberly McClellan, EdD, the interim chair of the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing, completed a poster presentation at the Ninth International Workshop on HIV and Women on March 2, 2019 in Seattle, WA.

This conference is the is premier conference on HIV and women's health internationally. McClellan present on "African-Born Women Seeking HIV Care in Philadelphia: Qualitative Exploration of a Community of Practice."

April 22

Dean's Corner

In this 3rd post to the Daily Dose, I would like to let you know that Dr. Ebony White, assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department, is traveling to Nigeria this week to speak at The Nigeria Health Leadership Conference in rural Gombi, Nigeria.

The trip is sponsored by the Rural Health Mission Nigeria, the Drexel Office of Global Engagement and the Dean's Office. Some of you may have met last year Muhammad Saddeeq, a Drexel University Mandela Fellow, who invited Dr. White to present on her work on conflict management.

This is Dr. White's first trip to Nigeria, which she indicates is "a dream come true." Please follow Dr. White's exciting journey using #CNHPGoGlobal on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and also learn about her work on conflict management.

April 19

World Day of Physical Activity

The Department of Nutrition Sciences’ Drexel Nutrition Association and the Graduate Resource Association of Nutrition and Dietetics will host “World Day of Physical Activity.”  This event was moved from its original date of April 5 due to inclement weather.

April 19 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Outside of the DAC (Lancaster Walk)

DNA and GRAND are hosting a few hours dedicated to getting our community moving! There will be exercise demos, prizes and food!

Please join us for a wonderful event!

April 19

Critical Care Nurse Residency Program

Crozer-Keystone Health System has announced a Critical Care Nurse Residency Program. The position is currently posted on our website and will accept external candidates on April 15, 2019.

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE GRADUATE NURSE PROGRAM IS FRIDAY, APRlL 29, 2019.

Graduate nurses will provide direct and indirect nursing care to patients within a specific nursing department. These positions will be full-time (36 hours per week) 12-hour rotating shifts.

Positions will be available in the following departments:

  • CCMC: ICU (5)
  • Burn Treatment Center (4)
  • Neuroscience ICU (3)
  • Shock-Trauma Unit (1)
  • Emergency Department (3)
  • Taylor & DCMH
  • ICU Emergency Department

Candidates must be graduating from a BSN program in spring 2019 with an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher. Candidates that meet the criteria of the graduate nurse position will be contacted and scheduled for interviews in late April 2019.

If selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide the following at your interview (it is recommended that candidates begin to prepare/obtain this items):

  • Resume
  • Official school transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation from a clinical instructor

Orientation for newly hired graduate nurses will be held on July 22, 2019. Please be advised that graduate nurses will be required to work eight-hour shifts during their orientation period, and must obtain their PA RN license by July 22, 2019. The graduate nurses selected for this program will be eligible for a $10,000 sign-on bonus.

April 18

Dana Kemery

Faculty Selected for 2019 Institute Emerging Leadership in Online Learning

Dana C. Kemery EdD, RN, CNE, CEN, CPEN, assistant clinical professor and University Online Learning Council Fellow, was selected for 2019 Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL). The IELOL is a unique blended-learning leadership development program sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and in partnership with the University of Central Florida (UCF) for the 2019 cohort.

Now in its eleventh year, IELOL serves the development needs of leaders responsible for a variety of digital learning initiatives in higher education. IELOL participants work with colleagues from around the world to explore and understand both the opportunities and barriers to advancing local and global online learning. Program graduates join a growing network of online leaders in higher education focused on improving and advancing the impact of digital learning on all aspects and formats of education.

April 18

Announcing the Newly Elected SNEB 19-20 Leadership

Congratulations to Department of Nutrition Sciences’ PhD candidate, Dan Dychtwald, MPH, MS (mentored by Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD), on his election to chair of the student division for the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB). Dychtwald is the inaugural chair of the newly created division within SNEB.

In this role, he will work to promote new opportunities for learning and career development for all student members. Dychtwald will also work with other division chairs as part of SNEB’s leadership team in promoting and building the organization. He will be installed to his new role at SNEB’s annual meeting in Orlando this summer.

April 18

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CLASS Workshop Reading Strategies

Reading is an important part of learning, and managing the reading load at college can be challenging. Join the peer academic coaches from the Center for Learning and Academic Success Services for a workshop on strategies to help you approach your reading more efficiently and effectively. This workshop will cover tools and techniques to use before, during, and after reading, as well as approaches for different types of reading assignments. The workshop will take place in the Center City CLASS office in the New College Building OR online. Please RSVP in advance.

April 17

Stella Volpe

Stella Volpe Presented at Monell Chemical Senses Center

Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences, presented a research seminar entitled, "School-Based Obesity Prevention Intervention" on April 9, 2019 at Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA. After her presentation, she had the chance to meet with a number of Monell's scientists.

April 17

Ebony White, PhD, leading a conversation about trauma.

Ebony White Leads Discussion on Lasting Effects of Trauma Linked to Mass Shootings

On Saturday, April 13, Ebony White, PhD, assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy Department, lead an impactful community conversation about healing from trauma. The conversation followed a performance of the show "Columbinus" at 1st Stage Theater in Tysons Corner, VA. The play is a docudrama that combines fact and fiction to explore the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. The play featured excerpts from past interviews with parents, survivors and community leaders and conversations that have transpired since this infamous day.

White led a discussion on the lasting effects of trauma linked to mass shootings within the educational setting and how we can heal our communities through human connection.

April 17

Summer Student Nurse Extern Positions

Christiana Care Health System—a Magnet® designated health care system— is located in the heart of New Castle County, Delaware, just 30 minutes from Philadelphia and an easy drive from New York, Baltimore and Washington. With locations in Wilmington and Newark, DE, it is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds between our two hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care.

Christiana Care Health System is in search of candidates to fill future casual student nurse extern positions for our hospital system. The student nurse extern positions will start on June 3, 2019 and end July 26, 2019.

The summer student nurse extern is a casual position within our ambulatory practices. Applicants must be available to work 16 hours weekly for 6 consecutive weeks.

Ambulatory student nurse externs provide hygiene, comfort measures and selected direct and indirect patient care activities and ancillary duties for adult patients under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse.

Requirements:

  • Enrollment in an Accredited Bachelors of Science Nursing (BSN) Program with the ultimate goal of becoming a registered nurse.
  • GPA 2.8 or better.
  • One completed clinical rotation is required and/or direct patient care experience.
  • Expected graduation date of May 2020 or later.

To Apply:

  • Please visit our career website: http://careers.christianacare.org/ and search for the follow requisition number to apply: 47635.
  • Attach your resume, cover letter and transcripts with your online application.
  • Cover letter is to include your reason for becoming a nurse and why you want to work for Christiana Care.
  • For questions, please contact Cathleen Mengel cathleen.s.mengel@christianacare.org.

This position will be posted April 18-22.

April 17

Tuesday Topics

Tuesday Topic: And...Discuss: America Inside Out with Katie Couric S1E6: The Age of Outrage

Tuesday Topic: And...Discuss: America Inside Out with Katie Couric S1E6: The Age of Outrage

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Three Parkway, Room 639 or webcast

And…Discuss is a video book club series to engage our community of learners. To stimulate conversation, we ask that you view this episode in advance.

This Tuesday Topic will focus on Season 1, Episode 6: The Age of Outrage. On college campuses and in small towns, Katie Couric talks with controversial speakers and student organizers about the idea of political correctness. Conversation and discussion on issues affecting the lives of everyday people as explored in the National Geographic series. And… Discuss is open to all within the College who wish to participate.

Watch episode here.

Click here to register.

April 16

Jennifer Nasser

Faculty Member Interaction with NIH

Jennifer Nasser, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Science, recently visited the Phoenix Clinical Diabetes and Obesity Branch of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders, National Institutes of Health (NIDDK/NIH) in Phoenix, AZ to deliver a seminar entitled "Using fNIRS to study eating behavior by humans." Nasser has been asked to collaborate with the Phoenix branch on an upcoming study utilizing fNIRS in the study of eating in those with obesity and or Type 2 diabetes.

Nasser and her PhD student, Lisa Lanza, will also present a poster on their fNIRS research at the NIDDK/NIH Neuroimaging in Diabetes and Obesity Conference on April 16 and 17, in Bethesda, MD.

April 16

Nutrition Education Making a Difference

At a recent Women’s Career Day at McCall Elementary School, Drexel’s Pennsylvania Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (PA SNAP-Ed)/EAT RIGHT PHILLY nutrition educator, Alexis Sangalang-Pepper, found out that her nutrition lessons are making a difference.

Many students’ mothers attended the event and were excited to meet the nutrition educator who is teaching their children. One mother shared, “My daughter came home and all of a sudden wanted raw broccoli for a straight week! I purchased it and now we have it as a snack on a regular basis.” Another mom noted that her son was teaching her all about jicama. A third mom commented that her daughter would never try a smoothie; but, after having a mango smoothie in the lessons with Ms. Alexis, her daughter discovered that she likes them.

Working in the schools, Drexel’s EAT RIGHT PHILLY Nutrition Educators do not often get the opportunity to speak with parents. It was especially rewarding to hear from the parents that their children are benefiting from the education and food tastings that are provided.

April 16

CLASS Workshop: Putting Off Procrastination

Most of us procrastinate at least occasionally

  • April 17, 2019
  • 5-6 p.m. (in person)
  • Hagerty Library Dragon's Learning Den, 33rd and Market Street

Join the Peer Academic Coaches from the Center for Learning and Academic Success Services for an in-person workshop designed to help you procrastinate less.The workshop will take place in University City, in Hagerty Library. Please RSVP in advance.

April 16

Conversations in Pedagogy: Not Just Posts and Pins

Conversations in Pedagogy: Not Just Posts and Pins - Practical Use of Social Media for Educators

April 18, 2019
12 - 1 p.m.
Webcast Only

This month's topic will be on practical uses of social media in teaching and learning. Join us for an informal presentation followed by a collegial discussion on the topic. "Conversations in Pedagogy" is open to all CNHP faculty and staff. We meet virtually on the second or third Thursday of the month when classes are in session. The topic changes monthly and is driven by attendees.

Webcast Link

April 16

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Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference

The Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) is part of the Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference which took place yesterday, Day two of the conference. Two CNHP PhD candidates, Travis Pollen and Lisa Lanza, were among the seven whose presentations were accepted to compete in this international competition founded by the University of Queensland.

Travis Pollen who is in the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program presented his research on "Risk Factors for Injury in Swimmers." Click here to watch his presentation.

Lisa Lanza, a PhD student in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, presented her research on "Brain Responses to Food in Post-partum Women." Click here to watch her presentation. Lanza also had a research poster presentation on Day One of the conference titled "Physical activity, protein preloads and brain activation."

Three other students had research poster presentations during the conference.

  • Rosemary DeLuccia, a PhD student in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, presented "Healthy Adults Do Not Meet Optimal Calcium to Magnesium Ratio" on Day One, Session One.
  • Mohammed Alghamdi, a PhD Program, a student in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program presented "Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Patient-Report Measures" on Day Two, Session Two.
  • Jonathan Painter, a student in the MS in Music Therapy and Counseling program, presented "Maintaining Sense of Self in Dementia" on Day Two, Session Two.

CNHP also had representation as poster and oral research presentation judges including:

  • Yasmine Awais, MAAT, ATR-BC, assistant clinical professor in the Creative Arts Therapies Department.
  • Robert Palisano, PT, ScD, associate dean for research and distinguished professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences.
  • Darin Dunston, assistant director of PhD programs and interprofessional education.
  • Abby Gilman, a PhD postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Nutrition Sciences.
  • Lisa Chiarello, PT, PhD, professor, associate director of Center for Family Intervention Science and director of PhD and DHSc programs
  • Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, the director of research labs.
  • Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences.
Congratulations to all for representing the College so admirably!

April 15

PA Student Published in the Journal of American College Health

Clinical year student, Brittany Dingler '19 is a coauthor on an article entitled "Implementation of a Mental Health Task Force" in a collegiate-based emergency medical services organization in the Journal of American College Health.

April 15

Susan Solecki

Faculty Member to Keynote at International Conference

Susan Solecki, DrPH, MSN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, an associate clinical professor in the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing has been accepted as a second keynote speaker at the Nursing Summit East Asian Conference on Nursing and Primary Health Care in Tokyo, Japan. Solecki's topic is "Addressing Cell Phone Addiction in Pediatric Primary Care."

April 15

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Meditation Hour

Meditation at CNHP

Join us at meditation every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in Three Parkway.

*Note: on April 10, May 15 and June 5, we will be meeting in room 931 at 12:30 p.m.

These weekly sessions offer a short guided meditation. This is a wonderful opportunity to sit quietly with Drexel colleagues and friends and to learn how to better manage your stress and more deeply engage your work and your life. This time offers an opportunity for Drexel professional staff, faculty and students to reduce stress and grow in mindfulness and compassion together.

Participants in our Wellness Incentive Program are eligible to earn 5 points (a $5 credit) for each session they attend on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

You must register for the annual program AND complete your annual PHP before you will be eligible to receive any payouts. Points for attending these events will be sent to Health Advocate on a monthly basis for the prior month’s activities. More details to follow.

April 15

Jennifer Quinlan

Faculty Wins Impact Award

Jennifer Quinlan, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, attended a two-Day Launch Camp, powered by SEED.SPOT and WeWork, for mission-driven entrepreneurs in March 2019. Quinlan presented her social entrepreneurial business, "The Mobile Grocer," which she established with a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research Grant.

At the end of the Launch Camp and Pitch Night, Quinlan and “The Mobile Grocer” were presented with the "Impact Award" by Seed Spot.

April 15

Physical therapy students on their annual service trip to Guatemala

Global Health Scholarship Applications Due Soon

Dean Gitlin will be awarding ten merit-based scholarships of $500 each to select graduate and undergraduate students who are traveling abroad in the listed service trips or Intensive Courses Abroad (ICAs) in 2019.

If a student is awarded this scholarship, they are required to blog about the trip on the Daily Dose and will be eligible to present at CNHP’s new Annual Global Event in 2020.

The Office of the Dean will review applications; the deadline is Friday, May 1, 2019.

  • Global Aging ICA: Santiago, Chile, Sponsored by the Health Administration Department, Undergraduate and Graduate (September 2019)
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation ICA: Functioning in the Community: Singapore Sponsored by the Counseling and Family Therapy Department, Undergraduate and Graduate (September 2019)

Click here to download the application.

April 12

Drexel Spring Fair photo of Philadelphia skyline

Spring Career Fair

Students, Mark your Calendars for the next Career Fair!

There is a long list of companies who are interested in recruiting students from CNHP like GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, Fox Chase Cancer Center and NYU Langone Health.

Click here to see a full list of companies and to register.

Click here for tips for preparing for the fair.

 

April 11

Pink sari party with friends

Faculty Member Receives Teaching Award

Jane Greene-Ryan, associate professor in the RN-BSN Completion Department, has been selected by a committee of her peers as this academic year’s winner of the Online Teaching Innovation & Excellence Award.

The Online Teaching Innovation & Excellence Award recognizes a teaching/clinical faculty member whose instruction exemplifies the highest quality of course design, technology-enhanced teaching, and pedagogical innovation.

She will be honored during the annual faculty recognition dinner at 6 p.m. on May 22, 2019.

April 11

Stella Volpe

Faculty Presented Webinar on Magnesium

Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and chair in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was a co-presenter (with Dr. Andrea Rosanoff) in a webinar entitled "Modern Day Human Magnesium Requirements: The RDN’s Role." The live webinar was aired on April 2, 2019 and hosted by Today’s Dietitian Magazine.

April 10

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