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Trauma, Neurobiology and Sensory Interventions

Workshop Scheduled

  • January 29, 2022
  • 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This workshop will provide participants with both didactic learning and experiential activities that are aimed to support the development of sensory informed strategies for use with their own clinical application.

Information and Registration

January 24

Justine S. Sefcik, PhD, RN

Sefcik, Bass, McLaurin and DiMaria have a new publication

Justine S. Sefcik PhD, assistant professor, Graduate Nursing, Elease J. McLaurin PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, Health Systems and Sciences Research, Ellen J. Bass PhD, professor, Health Systems and Sciences Research, and Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili PhD, professor and associate dean of Interprofessional Research and Development, Nursing PhD, published "Chronic wounds in persons living with dementia: An integrative review" in International Journal of Older People Nursing.

January 24

Drexel Libraries Announces Author Funding for Open Access Publishing

As part of its efforts to raise awareness of open access to research, the Drexel University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot Open Access Publishing Fund. The fund will help subsidize the article processing charges (APCs) Drexel scholars must pay to publish in Open Access (OA) journals. 

Learn more about the requirements and use the Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Fund Request Form to submit your application. Initial responses will be sent within five business days of receiving the request.

January 24

Image with title "Integrating Technology into Physical Therapy Clinical Practice and photos of a smart watch and people using technology.

Integrating Technology into Physical Therapy Clinical Practice Lecture and Panel Discussion

Physical Therapy Clinical Practice Lecture and Panel Discussion

  • January 25, 2022
  • 5 – 6 p.m.
  • Via Live Webcast

This continuing education event will present and discuss some of the latest technologies available to physical therapists in clinical practice. Presented technologies will include applications that can be used to assess running mechanics, tools to enhance patient treatments and use of personal wearables like Apple or Garmin Watches to track activities. Physical Therapists will learn how to incorporate these devices into daily practice to enhance their evaluation and intervention skills.

Presented by Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences faculty:

  • Rob Maschi, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Associate Clinical Professor
  • Ben Binder-Markey, PT, DPT, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Clare Milner, PhD, FACSM, Associate Professor

CEUs Available

REGISTER

January 20

Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD

Milliron, Deutsch, Dychtwald and colleagues publish study

Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, associate professor, Nutrition Sciences, Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor, Food and Hospitality Management, Dan Dychtwald, PhD, Drexel alumnus and senior project manager at Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, and colleagues published "When Eating Becomes Torturous: Understanding Nutrition-Related Cancer Treatment Side Effects among Individuals with Cancer and Their Caregivers" in Nutrients.

 

January 19

Sign reading Global Perspectives on Wasted Food; January 20, 2022 9  - 10 a.m. and a photo of a trash bin with food spilling out.

Global Perspectives on Wasted Food

  • January 20
  • 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Over 30 percent of all food produced globally goes to waste, and food waste accounts for six percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Preventing and minimizing food waste can have multiple benefits: social, environmental, economic and public health. In this session, we will hear from colleagues around the world who will address how food waste is manifested in various regions, interventions in place and the impact of wasted food on climate and population health. Global panelists will address the following questions:

  1. How is wasted food manifested in your region? What are some of the contributing factors to this food waste?
  2. What is being done in your region to address food waste?
  3. What is the influence of wasted food on climate and population health in your region?

There are seven speakers from six countries—India, South Korea, Australia, Denmark, Ireland and United States.

Register

January 17

Dana Kemery

Paper accepted for 2022 AERA Annual Meeting

A paper, "We’re All in This Together: University Faculty and Student Self Efficacy During Emergency Remote Instruction," has been accepted by the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting. Placed in a roundtable session, their paper was one of more than 10,000 submissions AERA received this year, reviewed by a panel constituted by the SIG-Mixed Methods Research. 

This work is a result of a collabrative effort between CNHP's Dana Kemery, EdD, director of Innovative Course Design and Technological Infusion and associate clinical professor of Undergraduate Nursing and Drexel School of Education's Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo, EdD, associate clinical professor, Jennifer H. Adams, EdD, associate professor, Kathleen Provinzano, assistant professor and Toni A. May (Sondergeld), PhD, associate professor.

January 17

Bio photo: Marcia Gamaly, RN-BC, MSN, MHA, CEN, CBN, PCCN

Gamaly Defends Dissertation

Marcia Gamaly, PhD, assistant clinical professor in Graduate Nursing, successfully defended her dissertation defense entitled Comparing the effectiveness of self-directed and interactive online educational interventions to reduce obesity bias in nurses in the hospital setting.

Congratulations, Dr. Gamaly!

January 14

PA Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group Upcoming Events

WHAT IS LIFESTYLE MEDICINE?

  • Thursday, January 13, 7-8 p.m. EST
  • Meeting ID: 864 7853 0985
  • Passcode: 384040

Brian Asbill, MD is board-certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Lipidology and served as a cardiologist at Asheville Cardiology Associates (Asheville NC) 2001-2020, where he was the Director of the Lipid Clinic. He also was Medical Director of Preventative Cardiology for Mission Health Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), an intensive therapeutic lifestyle change program offered through Lifestyle Medicine Institute for the prevention, management, and reversal of vascular disease.

Dr. Asbill is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is a professional member of the American College of Physicians and the North Carolina Medical Society. His medical specialties include general cardiology, diagnostic cardiac catheterization and echocardiography, and he has advanced training in nuclear diagnostic imaging.

Dr. Asbill was the first registrant in the world for the inaugural board examination in Lifestyle Medicine, held in October 2017. 

NOURISHMENT EVALUATION

  • Tuesday, Feb. 1, 7- 8 p.m. EST
  • Meeting ID: 831 0264 2343
  • Passcode: 243257

Board-certified in family medicine, Ana M. Negrón, MD has made cooking with plants integral to her practice for almost two decades. By transitioning her patients to a whole foods plant-based lifestyle she helps reduce inflammation at the root of their illness.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, bilingual Negrón has a solo nutrition practice near Philadelphia, volunteers at a free clinic for the uninsured, and teaches young physicians how a whole foods plant-based diet can prevent, help treat, and even reverse chronic disease. Sunstone Press published her book, Nourishing the Body and Recovering Health: The Positive Science of Food—an antidote to our reliance on pharmaceuticals.

January 12

Photo of a book: The JAAPA QRS Review for PAs

Physician assistant faculty contribute to review book

The following Physician Assistant (PA) Department faculty contributed chapters to the JAPPA QRS Review Book for PAs: Julie Kinzel, MEd, interim department chair, program director and associate clinical professor, Robert O'Brien, MHS, Ryan Clancy, MHS, assistant clinical professor and co-director of Clinical Education, Adrian Banning, DHSc, associate clinical professor, Catherine Nowak, MS, associate clinical professor and associate program director, Ann Madden, MHS, director of Clinical Education and associate clinical professor, Daniela Livingston, MD, assistant clinical professor.

This innovative study guide will boost physician assistants' testing knowledge and confidence, resulting in positive results on the PANCE and PANRE. The JAAPA Quick Recertification Series (QRS) format provides user-friendly QRS articles, quality content written by leading clinicians and PA faculty, and board-style, pre-test/post-test questions that assess and reinforce understanding and retention.

The chapters were written by PAs for PAs, with the latest clinical content on preventive medicine, identification and treatment of illness, and diagnostic testing for all certification/recertification exams, using the latest NCCPA content blueprints. The book also includes a proven method for exam preparation and test taking to maximize success and minimize test-related stress. This comprehensive study guide and proven technique offers an efficient approach to exam preparation, preparedness self-assessment, and target learning, making it an essential resource for achieving success.

January 10

Tuesday Topics

Tuesday Topic: Advice from the Bench—On leadership in your lab

  • January 18
  • 4–5:00 p.m.
  • Live Webcast

There are many questions when launching a lab: What equipment do I need to conduct my study?; Who should I hire?; How do I mentor, support and advise those working in my lab to help the team meet our research goals most effectively?

join us to learn from our faculty as they speak from their experience on their process and considerations when organizing a laboratory to get the most out of available resources.

Presenters

  • Margaret Finley, PT, PhD, associate professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
  • Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, associate professor, Nutrition Sciences

All are welcome! This session is ideal current PhD Students, recent graduates, and those who are looking to learn from others about how to put their academic skills to work to advance their career.

Register

Check out upcoming Tuesday Topics here.

January 10

CNHP's Global Healthcare Engagement Board is Recruiting New Members

The CNHP Board of Global Healthcare Engagement is accepting applications for membership that would start February 2022. We are currently seeking faculty and staff (2-year commitment) and both graduate and undergraduate students (1-year commitment) to join our team.

Application Process

Please send your 1) interest statement (see below) and 2) CV, resume or biosketch to: Kate Clark by Monday, January 31, 2022 with the subject line: CNHP Board of Global Healthcare Engagement Application. Please be sure to include your contact information in the response. Applicants will then be notified about the second step in the process, which is a 15-minute meeting or phone dialogue with a member of the board to assure continued interest and congruence with the board’s goals. Final board member selections will be announced in early February.

One-page Interest Statement:

Why are you interested in joining the board, and what do you hope to accomplish over your term on the board? Your response should not exceed one page. Please be sure to highlight your interest in promoting global health engagement opportunities for students, faculty and/or staff and ideas about how to grow and support this type of engagement.

January 10

Sharrona Pearl, PhD

Pearl reviews The Sex Lives of College Girls

Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in Health Administration, reviewed HBOMax's The Sex Lives of College Girls for Lilith.

January 10

PA Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group Upcoming Events

WHAT IS LIFESTYLE MEDICINE?

  • Thursday, January 13, 7-8 p.m. EST
  • Meeting ID: 864 7853 0985
  • Passcode: 384040

Brian Asbill, MD is board-certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Lipidology and served as a cardiologist at Asheville Cardiology Associates (Asheville NC) 2001-2020, where he was the Director of the Lipid Clinic. He also was Medical Director of Preventative Cardiology for Mission Health Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), an intensive therapeutic lifestyle change program offered through Lifestyle Medicine Institute for the prevention, management, and reversal of vascular disease.

Dr. Asbill is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is a professional member of the American College of Physicians and the North Carolina Medical Society. His medical specialties include general cardiology, diagnostic cardiac catheterization and echocardiography, and he has advanced training in nuclear diagnostic imaging.

Dr. Asbill was the first registrant in the world for the inaugural board examination in Lifestyle Medicine, held in October 2017. 

NOURISHMENT EVALUATION

  • Tuesday, Feb. 1, 7- 8 p.m. EST
  • Meeting ID: 831 0264 2343
  • Passcode: 243257

Board-certified in family medicine, Ana M. Negrón, MD has made cooking with plants integral to her practice for almost two decades. By transitioning her patients to a whole foods plant-based lifestyle she helps reduce inflammation at the root of their illness.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, bilingual Negrón has a solo nutrition practice near Philadelphia, volunteers at a free clinic for the uninsured, and teaches young physicians how a whole foods plant-based diet can prevent, help treat, and even reverse chronic disease. Sunstone Press published her book, Nourishing the Body and Recovering Health: The Positive Science of Food—an antidote to our reliance on pharmaceuticals.

January 6

Civic Engagement First Fridays

The Lindy Center invites you to join them each month on the first Friday for free coffee, donuts, civic engagement activities and to learn more about ways to help you connect with community and learn about social issues.

Location:

  • Lindy Center for Civic Engagement
  • 3210 Cherry Street

Contact Information:

  • Cara Scharf, ces337@drexel.edu

January 5

Tuesday Topics

Tuesday Topic: Finding our lanes in DEI—Art as a starting place for action

  • January 11
  • 4–5:00 p.m.
  • In-person and Live Webcast

The art process is intended to provide participants opportunities to explore our similarities and differences and discover new ways of looking and understanding. Join the Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion members for a creative painting activity that lays the groundwork for courageous conversations on race and ethnicity.

The tangible art product provides a platform for continued discussion and action beyond the art making session. The creative activity is a success-oriented, structured, and judgment-free process anyone can participate in regardless of skill and ability. It is also playful and fun!

Presenters

  • Veronica Carey, PHD, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Associate Clinical Professor, Counseling and Family Therapy
  • Michele Rattigan, MA, ATR-BC, NCC, LPC , Associate Clinical Professor, Creative Arts Therapies

All are welcome! Students, faculty, professional staff and community providers are encouraged to attend. Presented by the Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Dr. Veronica Carey, chair.

Register

Check out upcoming Tuesday Topics here.

January 4

Renata Estes, MSN, WHNP-BC

Estes presenting Your Heart and Hormones: Understanding Menopause and Heart Health

On January 12 at 1 p.m., Renata Estes, MSN, assistant clinical professor, is conduct a conversation on menopause and midlife women’s health. She will cover the basics—menopause, vasomotor, osteoporosis, cancer risk, hormone and nonhormone therapies—and beyond. Discussion will include cardiovascular health concerns during midlife years, risk factors, signs and symptoms and more.

Wellness Incentive Program participants can accrue points for attending this event. 

Additional information and registration is available.

January 4

Exterior of Health Sciences Building

Health Sciences Building Updates

Check out the latest photos of CNHP's new home!

December 29

Jane Greene Ryan Headshot

Greene Ryan Abstract Accepted for Presentation

An abstract submitted by Jane Greene-Ryan, PhD, an associate professor in Undergraduate Nursing, was accepted for Sigma's 33rd International Nursing Research Congress (July 21-25 July, in-person and August 3-5, virtual). "Sustaining an International Nursing Education Project Through the Pandemic: Online Collaboration with Rural India," has been selected for a virtual oral presentation.

December 28

Jonathan Deutsch

Deutsch has new publication

Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management and the director of the Drexel Food Lab, has a new article published in the Journal of Food Products Marketing entitled Differentiating Price Sensitivity from Willingness to Pay: Role of Pricing in Consumer Acceptance of Upcycled Foods.

December 27

Dana Kemery

Kemery selected to chair advisory council

Dana Kemery, EdD, director of Innovative Course Design and Technological Infusion and associate clinical professor of Undergraduate Nursing, has been selected to serve as chair of the 2022 Emergency Nursing Advanced Practice Advisory Council.

The council's charge is to "provide subject matter expertise for advanced practice nursing opportunities and issues; generate ideas for advanced practice nursing program development and review educational content accordance with ENA’s strategic plan; support key APRN programs and projects that support members' needs including participation in APRN stakeholder biannual meetings; and provide input to the conference education planning committee to enhance the APRN conference experience; support execution of the experience as needed."


December 21

'joy as we reunited' by Michele D. Rattigan, MA, ATR-BC, NCC, LPC, Clinical Associate Professor. 4"x6" collage made entirely out of ripped and cut magazine pieces-mostly from Drexel Magazines.

Wishes for a Peaceful Break

As we come to the end of another challenging year, one point remains clear—the College of Nursing and Health Professions is resolute about striving for health equity, understanding how social and structural determinants of health and racism impact wellbeing and longevity.

Journeying through 2021, we saw our students, faculty, professional staff and alumni lead in various ways, provide compassionate care and lend their expertise to serve Drexel and surrounding communities. We also saw our recent graduates become leaders in their respective care and service settings.

So this year, our message is simple—thank you. Thank you to the doers, the makers and shakers, to researchers and research teams, to our finance, operations and facility and marketing and communication teams, our technology specialists, academic advisors, student services team and CNHP’s community partners, legal, HR, alumni relations and development representatives and external advisors. Thank you to our students, faculty, professional staff, preceptors, alumni and to all who boldly endeavor each day to be better and more inclusive than the day before.

To all of you, thank you for making us whole and for your passion for preparing the next generation of change agents in the form of nurses, health professionals and food specialists.

Wishing you Peace, Joy, Health and All the Best,

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN

Distinguished University Professor
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions

December 20

Two women, one Black, and one Black man wearing Drexel's blue and yellow scrubs pushing a hospital bed with a simulation manikin down a long corridor.

Heroes Can't Wait

In partnership with EMSS and University Communications, we are happy to share the next Ambition Can’t Wait commercial. The Ambition Can't Wait series has spotlighted numerous Drexel community members, and we are thrilled that this edition portrays a disaster simulation exercise featuring CNHP students, alumni, faculty and professional staff.

December 17

Rose-Ann Ghalili

DiMaria-Ghalili receives Distinguished Educator designation

Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, professor of PhD Nursing and associate dean for Interprofessional Research and Development, received the Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing designation from the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence.

The reason this program was created is in response to the "rapidly growing older adult population and the urgent need to prepare the future nurse workforce to care for an aging population." National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence recognizes that "it is imperative to have well-prepared nurse educators not only with knowledge and skills in care of older adults, but also with teaching competence so that they can foster positive attitudes toward older adults and actively engage learners at all levels."

Congratulations, Dr. DiMaria-Ghalili!

December 13

Sharrona Pearl, PhD

Pearl reviews Smile for Public Books

Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in Health Administration, reviewed Sarah Ruhl's memoir Smile for Public Books, a magazine of ideas, arts and scholarship.

December 13

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

Angelow's Second Book Published

Essential Procedures: Acute Care is the second book authored by Anthony M. Angelow, PhD, chair of Advanced Practice Nursing (NP and DNP Programs), co-chair of the Division of Graduate Nursing and assistant clinical professor was recently published by Wolters Kluwer Health.

This book, to help strengthen advanced practice, acute care nursing skills is a tool for learning how to safely and confidently perform the most common acute care procedures." There are a few additional Drexel contributors.

December 13

philadelphia skyline with drexel sign in the foreground

Multiple Faculty Positions in Health Disparities Research

The Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH) and College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) invite applications from early-career investigators for up to 12 tenure-track assistant professor positions, as part of the inaugural NIH-funded Drexel FIRST program. Drexel FIRST (Faculty Institutional Research for Sustainable Transformation) is a novel NIH initiative to enhance inclusive excellence in health disparities research and support career development and retention of early-career investigators with a strong focus on developing independent research. Inclusive excellence refers to a culture that establishes and sustains scientific environments that cultivate and benefit from a full range of talents and involves the recruitment of a critical mass of early-career faculty with commitment to principles of inclusive excellence.

Click here to read the full announcement.

December 10

Bryl and Biondo published in OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine

Karolina Bryl, PhD, and Jacelyn Biondo, PhD, postdoctoral research fellows in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, published in OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine - an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal.

The article, Dance/Movement Therapy and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: A Reflection of Clinical Practices and History, is the first published work to present the history and clincal application of dance/movement therapy (DMT) in the treatment of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (SSD). Specifically, the authors explore the symptoms of SSD, bodily manifestations of these symptoms, and particular ways to use DMT as a psychosocial treatment option. This paper also presents the historical framework of dance/movement therapy, and is substantiated anecdotally through the authors’ respective clinical practice and through individual research focused on working with individuals experiencing acute and chronic manifestations of SSD. A brief overview of the current research on DMT in the treatment of SSD has also been included. 

December 6

A white basket filled with silver-topped vaccine viles and another white basket of syringes.

Additional Booster Clinic Added

An additional date has been added for the faculty, staff and professional staff booster clinic. Schedule your appointment for Thursday, Dec 9th, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. soon.

December 6

People of Purpose Graphic on blue background with multi-size circles

People of Purpose Announced

The 2021 People of Purpose have been announced. Check out the stories of your colleagues, friends, professors, classmates and alumni. Read about their passions and what drives them toward care of and service toward others.

Congratulations to you all!

December 6

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