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Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FAAN, dean and distinguished university professor

Pilot Study Published

The LIVE-LiFE pilot results paper entitled "Pilot Outcomes of a Multicomponent Fall Risk Program Integrated Into Daily Lives of Community-Dwelling Older Adults", work that Dean Laura Gitlin, PhD, and colleagues worked on together, has been published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology. Because of this work, they will be  submitting and R01 for efficacy with a lot more emphasis on lifespace.

March 27

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

Faculty Pens Article

Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Food and Hospitality Management department, authored a March 24 Philadelphia Citizen article about where those in the Philadelphia food industry eat, featuring the restaurant Kabobeesh in University City.

March 27

Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in PhD program in creative arts therapies

Hobbies During Self-Isolation

Girija Kaimal, EdD, an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies department, was quoted in a March 24 MindBodyGreen article about the importance of hobbies during self-isolating and how to start one.

March 27

Guy Diamond

Faculty Publication

Guy Diamond, PhD, director of the Center for Family Intervention Science, and colleagues published "Using machine learning to classify suicide attempt history among youth in medical care settings" in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

The current study aimed to classify recent and lifetime suicide attempt history among youth presenting to medical settings using machine learning (ML) as applied to a behavioral health screen self-report survey.

March 26

Students in the Nursing Population Health Concepts course posing as a group with FlatFlo

Nursing Education in the time of Corona

Nursing Education in the time of Corona epidemiological practices inherent in population health nursing were explored in “real time” by our very own Nursing Accelerated Career Entry (NACT) students and a special guest (Flat Flo) during winter quarter 2020.

The College’s Nursing Population Health Concepts course serves to highlight population health topics which affect our communities both locally and globally. In this quarter’s communicable disease assignment students diverted their attention to our current COVID-19 pandemic. During this in-class exercise, students examined the diverse and interconnected roles of the CDC, WHO and NIH, as well as reflected on emerging real-life events.

Assistant clinical professors Kimberly McClellan, EdD, and Helen Teng, PhD, were quite impressed by their students’ enthusiasm in bringing emerging global trends into the classroom.

March 26

Nyree Dardarian, MS, chatting with the hosts of Philadelphia Fox29 about nutrition during a pandemic

Faculty Appears Live on Good Day Philadelphia

Nyree Dardarian, MS, RDN, assistant clinical professor and director of the Center for Nutrition and Performance and Sports Dietitian for USA Field Hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Philadelphia Union, was live on Good Day Philadelphia, Monday, March 9, 2020.

She discussed how to stock your pantry for a quarantine. She displayed dry, canned and frozen foods to have on-hand. She also discussed how to prepare for a quarantine, provided guidance on supplement and hydration, if infected.

March 26

Nyree Dardarian, MS, RDN, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Center for Nutrition & Performance, and Sports Dietitian for USA Field Hockey, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Philadelphia Union, and Dr. Eric Zillmer, licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Athletics at Drexel University, giving a presentation to Drexel Alumni.

Nutrition Faculty Presentation to Drexel Aumni

On February 26, 2020, Nyree Dardarian, MS, RDN, assistant clinical professor, director of the Center for Nutrition & Performance, and sports dietitian for USA Field Hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia Union, and Eric Zillmer, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist and director of Athletics at Drexel University, gave a presentation to Drexel Alumni entitled "Eating for the Sport of Life, provided an interactive, intellectual and gastronomic conversation, and food tasting" to Drexel Alumni.

The concept of the Eat.Drink.Think™ paradigm includes the principles of fueling for personal and professional performance, smart eating tips, and food psychology, to improve your overall sense of well-being.

March 26

National Nutrition Month Bite by Bite Tip #4 Graphic

National Nutrition Month Tip Tuesday

During #NationalNutritionMonth, visit a registered #dietitian nutritionist in your area. Find out the benefits of visiting a registered dietitian and find an expert using a helpful tool from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Consult a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)

  • Ask your doctor for a referral to an RDN.
  • Receive personalized nutrition advice.
  • RDNs are in a variety of settings in the community.
  • RDNs are specialized to meet unique needs.

Click here to learn more about #NationalNutritionMonth and how to find a nutritionist.

March 24

Drexel University Physician Assistant patch on a white coat

PA Students Join in Philadelphia to Help

CNHP's physician assistant students have teamed up with other health profession students from colleges in the region, including Penn, Jefferson, Temple and PCOM, etc., to do their share and abate feeling helpless as faculty, preceptors and friends are on the front lines during this pandemic.

We, as others, are representing an interprofessional group who is working to share resources and community service opportunities for those wanting to help. There are over 1200+ members who have joined their Facebook group and are already begun making an impact. The students are collecting masks for distribution to healthcare workers, helping to answer calls at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, assisting with childcare and grocery shopping for healthcare workers to keep from spreading the virus.

Please share your stories with us so we can celebrate the spirit of CNHP and our dedication to purpose.

March 23

US Navy photo of USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) at Naval Station Norfolk

PA Student Deployed USNS Comfort

Bryan Romero, a physician assistant student, has been deployed to the USNS Comfort. He leaves to board the floating Naval hospital in Virginia and will travel to where the ship will be docked in New York City.

The ship is a converted supertanker and has previously been docked in New York following 9/11. It features 1,000 beds, 12 fully equipped operating rooms and can hold up to 1,200 doctors, nurses and medical specialists, one of which is Romero, who will provide medical care to patients helping to offload the burden on local hospitals.

March 23

Roberta Waite

Call to Action Community and Public Health Nurses

Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services' Roberta Waite, EdD, associate dean of Community-Centered Health and Wellness and Academic Integration and director, and Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH, director of Community Health and Wellness, and Daria Waite, MSW, MPH, a research associate at the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Dornsife School of Public Health, published "A call to action for community/public health nurses: Treat structural racism as the critical social determinant of health it is" in Public Health Nursing Journal. 

March 23

Jane Greene Ryan Headshot

Nursing Faculty Publication

Jane Greene Ryan, PhD, CNM, associate professor, published an article in the March/April Issue of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing titled "When Technology Connects: Using Technology to Learn Together in a Global Environment."

March 23

Lots of open and empty boxes

Doing What Needs To Be Done

We will be sharing stories of CNHP's Hidden Heroes during this health crisis. Here's the first of many to come.

Thanks to Kym Montgomery, DNP, senior associate dean, Owen Montgomery, MD, Anthony Angelow, PhD, chair of Advanced Practice Nursing, Nurse Practitioner and DNP Programs, Jennifer Olszewski, EdD, chair of Accelerated Nursing Program, John Cornele, MSN, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation & Practice, James Heinz, director of finance, Deborah Clegg, PhD, associate dean for research, Karen Dinan, program coordinator BSN-Accelerated Nursing, Justin Wentzel, academic advisor, Kate Stephens, Strategic Operations & Academic Svs, and Kate Morse, PhD, assistant dean for Experiential Learning and Innovation, for making sure that ACE students have what they need to successfully begin the spring term.

March 23

Anthony Angelow, PhD, CRNP, ACNPC, AGACNP-BC, ACNP-BC, CEN, FAEN

New Fellow Announced

Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) has announced that Anthony Angelow, PhD, the chair of the Advanced Practice Nursing, Nurse Practitioner and DNP programs and assistant clinical professor, was selected as a 2020 Fellow.

He joins a group of leaders whose scholarly and forward-thinking contributions have led to meaningful improvements to healthcare and the nurse practitioner role. "The purpose of the AANP Fellows is to impact national and global health by engaging recognized nurse practitioners to lead new initiatives and support the AANP mission," said Janet DuBois, DNP, the chair of FAANP. "Further, the FAANP program provides a forum to extend and enhance Fellows’ efforts to mentor and to facilitate leadership development of NPs. By becoming a Fellow, you agree to participate actively in FAANP initiatives and projects," she concluded.

Congratulations Dr. Angelow!

March 20

Ruth Crothers, PhD, RN-BC, AGCNS-BC, CNOR, adjunct faculty in the Online BSN Degree Completion Program

Distinguished Educator Award

Ruth Crothers, PhD, RN-BC, AGCNS-BC, CNOR, an adjunct faculty in the Online BSN Degree Completion program, earned NLN Nurse Educator Certification and was recognized as a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Excellence by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing.

This award recognizes the leadership of nurse educators working with students, faculty, providers and older people in diverse settings.

Congratulations Dr. Crothers!

March 20

Chalice Rhodes, PhD, LPC, NCC, an assistant clinical professor of Counseling and Family Therapy and licensed professional counselor

Faculty Receives International, Interprofessional Speaker Invitation

Chalice Rhodes, PhD, LPC, NCC, an assistant clinical professor of Counseling and Family Therapy and licensed professional counselor, received an invitation for the healthcare and mental health track to present Bernice Roberts Kennedy, PhD, APRN, PMH-CNS, BC and her co-authored Multifaceted Model of Depression in African American Women.

The 9th Annual Congress on Primary Healthcare, Nursing and Neonatal Screening convenes July 20-21, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada.

March 20

Chalice Rhodes, Ph.D, LPC, NCC, Lisa Lanza, MPH, RD, LDN, CLC, Veronica Carey, PhD, CPRP, and Rachel DeLauder, a Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling master's candidate

Introducing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research Lab

Chalice Rhodes, PhD, LPC, NCC, the principal investigator, assistant clinical professor of Counseling and Family Therapy and licensed professional counselor, created the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion research lab.

The lab’s first project will investigate the experience of the College of Nursing and Health Professions' faculty incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum. This project team includes Department of Nutrition Sciences PhD candidate, Lisa Lanza, MPH, RD, LDN, CLC and internal collaborators, Veronica Carey, PhD, CPRP, the assistant dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and associate clinical professor of Behavioral Health Counseling and Rachel DeLauder, an Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling master's candidate.

To learn more about the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion research lab click here.

March 20

Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, associate professor of nursing

Posmontier-retirement

Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, associate professor of nursing, has been at the College of Nursing and Health Professions since 2008 and has over 25 years of experience working with women and their families in healthcare as a nurse midwife and as an advanced practice psychiatric nurse practitioner.

She is retiring and moving on to the next chapter of her life. We will certainly miss her passion and expertise in the care of women, her research and her mentoring. She leaves an indelible mark on the College and the University as an educator, researcher and the founder of Mother Baby Connections (MBC).

Click here to read about Posmontier as one of our honored People of Purpose.

March 18

Facing Coronavirus Human Factors Considerations

This webinar was organized by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, of which Ellen Bass, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems and Sciences Research, is a fellow. It includes subject matter experts describing what human factors expertise can contribute to supporting effective response to pandemics. Click here to watch "Facing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Human Factors Considerations." 

March 18

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

Philly Cheesesteak Lowers Sodium

An article appeared in IFT Next about a recently developed a food product that helps with the amount of sodium in the much loved cheesesteak. High sodium foods contribute to the high rate of hypertension (33 percent) in Philadelphia residents.

To address one of the culprits, Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management, developed a whole-grain, low-sodium hoagie roll that tested well with cheesesteak consumers.

March 18

Nutrition Sciences Department students volunteering at the annual Celiac Disease Education Day at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Nutrition Sciences Students Volunteer at CHOP Event

On March 1, 2020, three students from the Department of Nutrition Sciences, Jessica Bosworth (MS '21), Sofia Chang (MS '21), and Natalia Lopez Grajales (BS, 2020) all volunteered at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Celiac Family Education Day.

These students helped children and families learn about Celiac Disease and begin to learn how to incorporate the diagnosis into their life style. Each year, Drexel Nutrition Sciences students volunteer at this event, and have a significant impact on so many families.

March 18

Naseeb Dissertation Defense Scheduled

Please join the Department of Nutrition Sciences for the Dissertation Defense of Manal Naseeb

  • April 9, 2020
  • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Room: 206, Three Parkway
  • Zoom (information below)

The title of Naseeb's dissertation is Dietary Magnesium Intake in Relation to Fasting Blood Glucose and Insulin Concentrations and Body Mass Index in Middle School Students from the HEALTHY Study.

Committee Members:  Stella L. Volpe, PhD (Chair), Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, and Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, Department of Nutrition Sciences; Michael L. Bruneau, Jr., PhD, and Sinclair A. Smith, ScD, (Chair) Department of Health Sciences; and Gary D. Foster, PhD, chief science officer at WW International (formerly Weight Watchers).

Join Zoom Meeting here.

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March 18

Chalice Rhodes, PhD, LPC, NCC, an assistant clinical professor of Counseling and Family Therapy and licensed professional counselor

Regional Faculty Presentation

Chalice Rhodes, PhD, LPC, NCC, an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department and licensed professional counselor, will present, “Trauma, Addiction, and Motivational Interviewing” at the 32nd annual Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia’s Convention and Regional Conference.

“Navigating the Mind” is the conference theme and takes place May 6 - 9, 2020.

March 18

National Nutrition Month Bite by Bite Tip #3 Graphic

National Nutrition Month Tip Tuesday

This #NationalNutritionMonth, learn how to create healthful and tasty meals at home. Start by stocking your kitchen with important the essentials.

Learn skills to create tasty meals

  • Keep healthful ingredients on hand.
  • Practice proper home food safety.
  • Share meals together when possible.
  • Reduce food waste.
  • Try new flavors and foods.

Click here to learn more about #NationalNutritionMonth and what tools are really essential in the kitchen.

March 17

Speakers and organizers from the Nutrition Advocacy and Policy Workshop

PhD Student Gives Policy Presentation

Dan Dychtwald, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, presented at a nutrition public policy seminar, which he also helped to coordinate. Dychtwald’s lecture, “Policy: A Primer for the Future RD” was adapted from presentations he developed and taught as part of Drexel’s undergraduate and graduate Community Nutrition courses.

Dychtwald's advisor is Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, an associate professor in Nutrition Sciences.

Read the full article here.

March 17

Tuesday Topic Panel discussing coronavirus pandemic best practices

Preparing for Pandemic Panel

Drexel is providing opportunities to learn about CoronaVirus best practices from our experts. One such event was the discussion at a Tuesday Topic at the College and the other was at the Dornsife School of Public Health.

The story covering both events and links to watch can be found here.

March 16

Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, CSSD, FAND, LDN, Director, Center for Nutrition & Performance, Kellsey Frank, MS, RD, LDN, and Andrea Irvine, MS, RD, LDN, Assistant Directors

Philadelphia Union Preseason Training

In January and February 2020, Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, CSSD, FAND, LDN, director of the Center for Nutrition and Performance in Drexel’s Department of Nutrition Sciences, Kellsey Frank, MS, RD, LDN, and Andrea Irvine, MS, RD, LDN, the Center's assistant directors, attended the Philadelphia Union’s preseason training in Clearwater, Florida.

The Center for Nutrition and Performance has been working with the Philadelphia Union to provide nutrition services for the team for the past six seasons, and participates in preseason training each year. This year, the team of sports dietitians spent time conducting hydration testing, meeting with individual players, creating menus and working with medical and coaching staff to create nutrition programming for the team for the upcoming season.

March 13

Ebony White, PhD and Alexandra Mumma presenting at Columbia University

MACY Fellow and Mentor Present at Columbia University

Ebony White, PhD, and Alexandra Mumma presented at the 37th Annual Winter Roundtable Conference at Teachers College at Columbia University on February 29, 2020. Mumma is a Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellow and a senior in the Behavioral Health Program. White is an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department and Mumma’s mentor.

March 13

Coronavirus Campus Update graphic

Drexel Updates on the Coronavirus

Drexel University has developed a coronavirus website to house information about the coronavirus that applies to the overall Drexel community.

Click here for the latest information.

March 13

National Nutrition Month graphic with theme "Eat Right Bite by Bite"

Eat Right Bite By Bite

Encouraging people to “Eat Right Bite by Bite” is one of the missions of Drexel’s PA SNAP-Ed/ EAT RIGHT PHILLY Program.

Our nutrition educators teach children and adults the importance of eating healthy and being physically active. As a part of programming, educators teach participants how to prepare simple, healthy and delicious recipes. We have even created videos of some of our recipes.

Check out a few Recipe Videos here.

March 12

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