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Headshot of Gina Yacovelli, MAT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CPB, an Instructor Health Administration Department

Yacovelli Receives Two New Certifications

Gina Yacovelli, MAT, the lead instructor of the Medical Billing and Coding program within the Health Administration department, recently earned two highly respected board certifications from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

The Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and Certified Coding Specialist-Physician based (CCS-P) are both designations which demonstrate advanced proficiency within the medical billing and coding field to include, but not limited to data quality, medical documentation accuracy and proficiency in both inpatient and physician-based medical coding. Earning these two additional certifications displays Yacovelli’s commitment to the medical billing and coding profession and her advocacy for students who are striving toward their own certifications with AHIMA.

Graduates of the Drexel Medical Billing and Coding program are eligible to sit for board certification exams with the American Health Information Management Association, the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Medical Billing Association.

August 4

Insun Kim

It's Macy Monday: Meet Insun Kim

Insun Kim had a preconceived notion of leadership, and in her estimation, she didn't see herself in that definition. Macy challenged her to redefine her concept of leadership and helped her develop skills she didn't know she had.

To read her story and find out more about the program and how you can become a Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellow.

August 3

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This Week's Virtual Meditation: The Art of Letting Go

Mindfulness Meditation at CNHP for Beginners through Experts

This week's meditation is "The Art of Letting Go."

Join us at meditation every Wednesday in Three Parkway. Open to faculty, staff and students.

  • Wednesdays
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Zoom Meeting https://drexel.zoom.us/j/516712660

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There are very notable benefits from a meditation practice including reducing stress, promoting emotional health and reducing age-related memory loss. It doesn't matter if you've never meditated or you're a pro, everyone is welcome for these weekly, short guided meditation sessions.

This is a wonderful opportunity to sit quietly with Drexel colleagues and friends and to learn how to better manage your stress and become more mindful in your everyday 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.

Bring a friend!

August 3

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Research Skills: An Introduction to ResearchMatch

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020
  • NEW TIME - 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Via Live Webcast

Study participants are in short supply, so what can researchers do to volunteers? ResearchMatch is a national electronic, web-based recruitment tool which helps match volunteers, healthy and with many different conditions, with research studies. While this session will introduce the tool and show researchers how to get the most out of it. All are welcome to attend.

Presenter:

  • Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, Director of Research Labs

Register

To see all Tuesday Topics, click here.

August 3

Ellen Bass, PhD

Live Series: Preparing for the Academic Job Market

Ellen Bass, PhD, chair of the Health Systems and Sciences Research and professor, will share strategies and tactics for navigating the university employment market.

Session 1: How To Prepare The Application For An Academic Faculty Position

  • Thursday, July 30, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Session 2: How To Prepare For An Academic Faculty Position Interview

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Via Live Zoom
  • Register HERE.

Session 3: How To Negotiate For An Academic Faculty Position

  • Thursday, October 1, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Via Live Zoom
  • Register HERE.

July 31

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Community Wellness HUB presents Dealing with Anxiety, Stress and Depression During COVID-19

Research shows that mental health is intrinsically linked to our over all health and wellness.

Join the Community Wellness HUB and Ebony White, PhD, today at 2:00 p.m. live as they delve into ways to reduce and effectively manage anxiety, stress and depression.

  • July 30
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
  • JOIN Zoom: Meeting ID: 980 129 155
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July 30

July 30 is Disrupting the Global Pandemic: Nursing Stories from the Forefront

  • July 30, 2020
  • 9:00–10:30 a.m.
  • Via Live Webcast
  • Click here for continuing education credit information.

Join us for an interactive discussion to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on nursing in pediatrics, gerontology, general practice, psychiatric rehabilitation and more.

This session will highlight the impact that nursing has had globally in the effort to respond to the COVID‐19 pandemic. Nursing stories from around the globe will be shared to illustrate the actions of nurses.

Register Now

July 29

Jennifer Nasser

Nasser and team cited in special issue book reprint

Jennifer Nasser and her team were cited in the special issue reprint book entitled, Food Addiction and Eating Addiction. The article cited was: Casperson SL, Lanza L, Albajri E, Nasser JA. Increasing Chocolate's Sugar Content Enhances Its Psychoactive Effects and Intake. Nutrients. 2019 Mar 12;11(3):596. doi: 10.3390/nu11030596.

July 29

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It's Macy Monday: Meet Elizabeth Greubel

After Elizabeth Greubel's academic advisor told her about Macy, she had an opportunity to learn about the experience from a former fellow who had nothing but high praise for the program. What attracted her most was the structure allowing for real connection and growth through group discussions and activities.

To read her story and find out more about the program and how you can become a Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellow.

July 27

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White quoted in Lifehacker

Ebony White, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department, was quoted in a June 7 Lifehacker article about organizations addressing mental health and racism.

July 27

Jennifer Olszewski Ed.D, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC

Olzsewski quoted in Florida Today

Jennifer Olszewski, EdD, chair of the Accelerated Nursing program and an assistant clinical professor, was quoted in a June 8 Florida Today article about mental health of seniors living in nursing homes and housing communities during the pandemic.

July 27

Sharrona Pearl, PhD

Pearl authors article virtual Shiva during the pandemic

Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the Health Administration department, authored a Jewish Telegraphic Agency article about the rise of virtual Shiva during the pandemic and why it should continue after social distancing restrictions are lifted.

July 23

Ebony White, PhD head shot

White quoted in Inquirer: how African Americans can practice self-care

Ebony White, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department, was quoted in a June 4 Philadelphia Inquirer article about how African Americans can practice self-care and provided advice on how everyone can help.

July 23

Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MHum, MCHES

Gambescia quoted about which states have best infrastructure for COVID-19

Stephen Gambescia, PhD, a clinical professor in the Health Administration department, was quoted in a Wallet Hub article about which states have the best health infrastructure to deal with COVID-19.

July 23

Adrian Banning, MMS, PA-C

Banning Quoted in Inquirer

Adrian Banning, DHSc, an associate clinical professor in the Physician Assistant department, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about a course offered at the Barnes Foundation designed to help medical and health care students to see and consider what they are seeing through art.

July 23

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Perinatal Depression and Nutrition Study Seeks Participants

Drexel researchers are seeking participants for a study to understand perinatal nutrition needs and experiences.

Click here for more information and to see if you are eligible.

July 22

Stella Volpe

Volpe interviewed about new ACSM Anthem American Fitness Index

Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was interviewed on July 15, 2020 about the newly released American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)/Anthem American Fitness Index by Channel 8 KLKN-TV, Lincoln, Nebraska’s ABC affiliate.

The ACSM/Anthem American Fitness Index ranks 100 cities in the United States on a number of health and fitness variables. Volpe is on the executive committee of the American Fitness Index Board.

July 22

Disrupting the Global Pandemic: Nursing Stories from the Forefront

  • July 30, 2020
  • 9:00–10:30 a.m.
  • Via Live Webcast
  • Click here for continuing education credit information.

Join us for an interactive discussion to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on nursing in pediatrics, gerontology, general practice, psychiatric rehabilitation and more.

This session will highlight the impact that nursing has had globally in the effort to respond to the COVID‐19 pandemic. Nursing stories from around the globe will be shared to illustrate the actions of nurses.

Register Now

July 21

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It's Macy Monday: Meet Nabelah Hussain

Nabelah Hussain saw the light of why she chose a career in healthcare dimming. The Program gave her a chance to reassess her core values and come to a new and valuable understanding of social justice. 

To read her story and find out more about the program and how you can become a Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellow.

July 20

Sharrona Pearl, PhD

Pearl reviews Better Things in Lilith

Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the Health Administration department, reviewed FX's American comedy-drama series Better Things. Her piece, entitled "“Better Things:” Your Jewish and Frankly Feminist Review" appears in The Lillith Blog.

July 20

Millstein, Myers-Coffman, Horowitz, Kesslick and Bradt have new international publication

Allison Millstein, PhD, clinical music therapy research interventionist, along with Katherine Myers-Coffman, PhD, MT-BC, Scott Horowitz, MA, clinical instructor and director of field education, Amy Kesslick, MA, music therapist at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Health Services, and Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC, associate professor and director of the PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies, published an article in the international, peer-reviewed journal.

"Experiences of implementing treatment manuals: Clinician, supervisor, and researcher reflections" appeared in Nordic Journal of Music Therapy

July 17

Ellen Bass, PhD

LGBTQ+ Activism for Equity in Academia

Ellen Bass, PhD, professor and chair of Health Systems and Sciences Research department, gave an invited presentation to the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society LGBTQ Affinity Group on July 13, 2020 on the topic of LGBTQ+ activism for equity in academia.

July 16

Jeremiah Ham in ROTC fatigues

Ham Recognized with Cooperative Education Award

Jeremiah Ham has received Steinbright Career Development Center’s Cooperative Education Award. He was nominated by his co-op job site supervisor, Colleen Duran, at the Gift of Life Donor Program. Ham is a Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellow, a 2020 Person of Purpose and a member of the Health Administration class of 2020.

He and other awardees were spotlighted in a recent DrexelNOW story and in a video created to showcase their impressions of the co-op program and their personal experiences.

Congratulations, Jeremiah!

July 16

Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management

Deutsch quoted in Food Tank article

Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in Food and Hospitality Management, was quoted in a Food Tank article about the Upcycled Food Association’s unveiling of a formal, standard definition of the term “upcycled food.” Deutsch and the Food Lab, in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, are founding members of UFA and their research helped inform UFA's definition.

July 15

Jennifer Quinlan

Quinlan quoted in Readers Digest Canada

Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, a professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was quoted in a Reader’s Digest Canada article about the dangers of washing raw chicken.

July 15

Jennifer Olszewski Ed.D, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC

Olszewski quoted about distress in older adults

Jennifer Olszewski, EdD, an assistant clinical professor and chair of the Accelerated Nursing Program, was quoted in a Kaiser Health News story on the increased distress caused by isolation and uncertainty during the pandemic in older adults. The article was picked up by CNN.

July 15

Walsh Earns CNE Credential

Megan Walsh, MSN, an assistant clinical professor in Graduate Nursing, recently passed the national Certified Nurse Educator examination and earned CNE designation.

Congratulations to Megan on this amazing achievement!

July 15

Kevin Gard

Gard Appointed Chair of CAA Faculty Rep Group

Kevin Gard, PT, DPT, a clinical professor and vice chair and director of Operations of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, has served as Drexel’s Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Faculty Academic Representative since 2011. It was just announced that he will serve as chair of CAA's Faculty Athletic Representatives Group for the next two years.

We are proud to highlight another example of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences' leadership extending beyond the classroom and program.

Congratulations, Dr. Gard!

July 15

Ryan Mouraview

It's Macy Monday: Meet Ryan Mouraview

Ryan Mouraview knew she needed to develop her leadership skills to fulfill her dream. The safe space the Program provides lends itself to true dialogue and discovery.

To read her story and find out more about the program and how you can become a Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellow.

July 13

Map of PA showing success of SNAP-Ed Program

Impact of PA SNAP-Ed Programs

The Department of Nutrition Sciences shared an infographic showing the state-wide impact of SNAP-Ed, a program for which they have great passion.

July 13

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