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Jonathan Deutsch

Faculty talks Wing Wars IV

Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Food and Hospitality Management Department, was mentioned in a Jan. 22 Atlantic City Weekly article about the upcoming Wing Wars IV event, where he will be serving as a judge.

January 28

CNHP faculty, staff and students at the Tuesday afternoon POUND class.

POUND New Year Reminder

POUND

  • Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.
  • Three Parkway, 2nd floor fitness room

Taught by Kym Montgomery, DNP, senior associate dean of Nursing and Student Affairs, all students, faculty and staff are welcome to come.

Please contact Anna Pohuly at if you are interested in attending.

January 27

Ellen Bass, PhD

Faculty to Give Invited Talk

"An Formal Methods Framework to Support Medical Device Usability with respect to the End User’s Tasks, Motor Capabilities and Signifier Interpretation"

Ellen J. Bass, PhD, the chair of the Department of Health Systems and Sciences Research, professor in the Department of Information Science and affiliate professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel will give a lecture on January 28, 2020 at Tel-Aviv University.

Abstract: Medical devices continue to be complicated to employ, maintain, and troubleshoot when operational or maintenance-related events occur. Model-based design methods could help to inform usability early in the development process. One possible approach is the use of formal methods to support design. Extant frameworks at the intersection of human factors and formal methods have mainly focused on displays, widgets, and control logic as the set of human-system components that shape normative end-user task behavior. Formal verification has proven useful for evaluating some aspects of accuracy, understandability, time efficiency, error tolerance and completeness. However, few researchers have considered the full system including documentation; end-user interpretation of audible, visual and haptic displays; configurable hardware; and a broad range of interactions among human-interactive system elements.

This talk will present an approach, measures and tools that incorporate psychological theory to support the application of model checking analyses for uncovering usability problems. Applications in medical device design will be presented.

January 27

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Tuesday Topics: PhD Student Skills Development Workshop: Developing Search Strategies

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Three Parkway, Room 639 and via live webcast

This presentation will help attendees create database search strategies that will effectively identify all relevant literature on a topic and save valuable search time.

Presenter

  • Joke Bradt, PhD, Creative Arts Therapies

All are welcome! PhD students, researchers and faculty are encouraged to attend

Click here to register.

January 27

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Meditation at Three Parkway Room Change

Meditation at CNHP in the New Year

“The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you.” Anonymous

Together, let's start the year off on calm footing. Join us at meditation every Wednesday in Three Parkway.

  • Wednesdays
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Room 955

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.

January 27

BRAVE: CNHP LGBTQIA+ Group

BRAVE- CNHP LGBTQIA+ Group General Interest Meeting

  • Monday, February 10
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Three Parkway, Room 1043

This is the inaugural meeting of the new CNHP LGBTQIA+ group BRAVE. The creation of this group stems from the collaboration between students, faculty and staff at the College, and is meant to be a space for discussion around equity, inclusion, identity, diversity and education.

The following is the group's mission.

"We are committed to forging/building an inclusive LGBTQIA+ community for all students, staff, alumni and faculty at CNHP. We want to be group and individual models for true inclusivity, equity and diversity. Our primary goals are to promote a brave/safe and nondiscriminatory space for advocacy, support and engagement throughout our College communities."

They invite you to begin this journey of inclusion at CNHP with them and look forward to meeting everyone and working together as one unit.

RSVP here.

January 27

Poster with Lunch and Learn information

Lunch and Learn and a Call for Innovation

Activities of Daily Living: Challenges Older Adults Face and a Call for Innovation 

  • Friday, January 31, 2020
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
  • Three Parkway, Room 1021
  • Pizza will be served.

Join the AgeWell Student Network for a conversation about these challenges with Kristine Mulhorn, PhD, professor and chair in the Health Administration department. A competition for innovative ideas will be explained at this lunch and learn.

January 23

CNHP second-year students at the College Bowl at the 2019 AANA Annual Congress in Chicago.

What is a CRNA?

So, what is a Nurse Anesthetist?

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, CRNAs, are highly trained professionals that have obtained an undergraduate bachelor's in nursing, and have worked in the ICU prior to applying for graduate anesthesia school. Upon completion of a MSN or doctorate degree in anesthesia, they have on average seven to eight years of education, over 2000+ hours of providing anesthesia prior to taking boards (not including greater than two years of ICU experience).

CRNAs provide anesthetics to patients in every practice setting, and for every type of surgery or procedure. They are the sole anesthesia providers in nearly all rural hospitals, and the main provider of anesthesia to the men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

January 23

Lidyvez Sawyer, Director of Community Wellness and Strategic Partnerships and Philip Landis, DNP '08, a Drexel alumnus and member of the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows National Advisory Committee

Lidyvez Sawyer...Discussing the Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King

Lidyvez Sawyer, the director of Community Wellness and Strategic Partnerships at 11th St which operates in partnership with FPCN, and Philip Landis, DNP '08, a Drexel alumnus and member of the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows National Advisory Committee, attended a special MLK event at Pennsylvania Hospital. Mrs. Lidyvez Sawyer delivered the keynote for this event.

January 23

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Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference 

  • April 20-21, 2020
  • Blacksburg, VA

Join Drexel University's Patience Ajoff-Foster, CDP, director of Faculty Development and Diversity in the Office of Faculty Affairs, , Chalice C. Rhodes, PhD, LPC, NCC, assistant clinical professor of Counseling and Family Therapy, and Bernetta McCall-Millonde, director of Diversity Initiatives and Community Relations for an interactive workshop entitled "Recognizing and Knowing When To Use Your Privilege."

For more information and to register, click here.

January 23

America to Me Documentary Drexel's All Access

Please be sure to view the America To Me series at your leisure, then join us for a Tuesday Topic.

Dates scheduled in February-June to discuss:

Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education in the multi-part, unscripted documentary series America to Me. Poignant and funny, epic and intimate, America to Me spends an academic year at Chicagoland’s elite Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF), allowing its students, families, faculty and administration to tell stories of the pressures and challenges teens face today in their own words.

January 23

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

Art therapy benefits cancer patients and their caregivers

A 2019 study led by Girija Kaimal, EdD, an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies department, was mentioned in a January 6 Pharmacy Times article about art therapy benefiting cancer patients and their caregivers.

January 22

National Nursing Ethics Conference Scholarship Deadline for Students

We are grateful to these nursing ethics leaders for their support of seven scholarships for graduate students (or those who have graduated within the past two years) to attend the 2020 National Nursing Ethics Conference.

  • Ann Hamric Graduate Student NNEC Scholarship Award
  • Carol Taylor Graduate Student NNEC Scholarship Award

Click here to NNEC Student scholarship. Application deadline is February 14, 2020.

NNEC Registration is open. Click here to register.

January 22

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Tuesday Topics: America to Me Real Talk

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Three Parkway, Room 742 and via live webcast

Real Talk is a series to engage our community of learners around the issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. In this talk we will view clips from the series, and engage in dialogue to explore issues of bias and privilege.

All are welcome! Presented by the Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Click here to register.

January 21

Small group of the 2020 People of Purpose

2020 Nurturing Purpose Celebration

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, Dean and Distinguished Professor, invites you to join students, faculty, staff and friends at an open house to Celebrate the 2020 Nurturing Purpose honorees.

  • Thursday, February 20
  • 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Three Parkway, Room 1043
  • Light refreshments will be served

Meet this year’s representatives of our community who demonstrate purpose and service in their passions and pursuits.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 14.

January 21

Nutrition Sciences Monthly Seminar: Methods of Assessment of Client Food Intake

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • 12:00 p.m. 
  • Three Parkway Building, Room 1043

MANNA of Philadelphia - Assessment of Client Food Intake using Food Frequency Questionnaires

Presenters: Department of Nutrition Sciences Senior Project Research Groups

Also available via live webcast. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android.

January 21

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Need for Culturally Competent Treatment: African American Women and Depression 

Register now for this continuing education training presented by Bernice Kennedy, PhD, the owner of BRK Mental Health/Psychiatric Services, and Chalice Rhodes, PhD, the director of the Behavioral Health Counseling Program and an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy.

There is an early bird discount rate of $60 if you register by January 24, 2020.

  • February 29, 2020
  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 1601 Cherry Street, Room 1043 and via Zoom

Register here.

January 21

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

Starting Healthy Habits: Art Making

A Jan. 7 episode of NPR “Life Kit,” that quoted Girija Kaimal, EdD, an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies department, about the benefits of art making and how to start healthy habits, aired Jan. 11 on multiple stations across the country, including WHYY-Radio, WWNO-FM (New Orleans, Louisiana), KPCW-FM (Park City, Utah), WMFE-FM (Orlando, Florida), WYPR-FM (Baltimore, Maryland) and KALW-FM (San Francisco, California).

January 20

Students plating food in foos and hospitality management class

Philly Chef Conference Featured in Philly Mag

The Philly Chef Conference, an event hosted by the Food and Hospitality Management department in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was featured in a Jan. 15 Philadelphia magazine article about the event’s full line up of speakers, schedule and ticket sales.

January 17

Rose-Ann Ghalili

Faculty comments on rising hunger in older population

Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, a professor of nursing, was quoted in Jan. 10 Bonner County Daily Bee (Sandpoint, Idaho) article about rising hunger and malnutrition rates in the elderly population across the country.

January 17

Jonathan Deutsch

Faculty talks about consumer demand in dining options

Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Food and Hospitality Management department, was quoted in a Jan. 13 Eater New York article about consumer demands pushing restaurants toward more ethical and environmentally-sustainable practices.

January 17

Upcoming Continuing Education Programs

Mindfulness 101: A Step to Preventing Faculty Burnout

  • February 5, 2020
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Three Parkway, Room 1043 & Via Live Webcast

Register here. 

Academic Essentials 2020 – Introduction to Debriefing: A Model for Clinical Education

  • February 6, 2020
  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Three Parkway, Room 1043 

Register here.

Call for Abstracts

To Err is Learning: A Symposium

  • May 6, 2020
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Three Parkway,Room 1043 & Via Live Webcast

Register here.

Faculty and graduate students who teach, have you ever tried a teaching technique, activity or assignment that just fell flat? Something that seemed like a wonderful fit for the course and your learners but just did not take off? What did you learn from that experience? How did it change your teaching?

This is your opportunity to share. Learning and growth take place when things do not workout, when we must rethink and revise our course of action.

We have all seen calls for proposals for conferences where we showcase our successes, but sharing our not-so-successful endeavors carries a lot of merit, too.

We are looking for proposals for a virtual poster symposium that focus on teaching and learning, specifically what you have tried that did not work. If your proposal is selected, you will create a virtual poster and present a 15-minute session on your topic.

Proposals are open now through February 1 at 11:59 p.m. Please submit your proposal of no more than 300 words using this form. Describe one of the following scenarios: What did you try that did not work and what occurred? What worked but did not take hold? What hypothesis or assumption did you make that did not pan out? For any scenario you select, please include what you learned from the experience and how you plan to change or have changed your practice. Individuals selected to present will be notified on April 1, 2020.

Please email Dana Kemery if you have any questions or concerns.

January 16

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

Faculty Writes about legalizing medical marijuana

Stephen Gambescia, PhD, a clinical professor in Health Administration Department, authored a column for Inside Sources about the “most compassionate” way for states to legalize medical marijuana is to establish laws that growing, distribution, advertising and sale be handled by health care nonprofits, such as university research hospitals, hospital systems or substance abuse and behavior health rehabilitation nonprofits.

It was picked up by a number of outlets on Jan. 6, including Newsday, Savannah Morning News (Savannah, Georgia) and The Pueblo Chieftain (Pueblo, Colorado).

January 16

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

Creative Arts Therapies Researcher Featured on NPR

Girija Kaimal, EdD, an associate professor, was quoted in a Jan. 7 episode of NPR “Life Kit” about the benefits of art making and how to start healthy habits.

January 16

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Faculty Participating in Artistic Noise Panel

Yasmine Awais, assistant clinical professor in the Creative Arts Therapies Department, will participate on a panel with Lauren Adelman, an art educator at the Artistic Noise: Amplifying the Voices of Court-Involved Youth panel in New York.

Adelman and Awais will discuss the work of Artistic Noise and will be joined by Bishop McIndoe, former Artistic Noise youth participant, and moderated by Chloe Hayward.

January 14

Doctoral Candidate Selected for Practicum

Rosemary DeLuccia, MS, RD, LDN, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, working with Dr. Deeptha Sukumar, was selected to the John Milner Cancer Practicum, by the Nutritional Science Research Group, National Cancer Institute and the Department of Nutrition at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health.

Nutrition Sciences graduate students have an excellent track record of being accepted into this research practicum for the last several years.

January 14

CNHP Climbs in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

U.S. News and World Report announced their Best Online Nursing programs today, along with new rankings in specialty areas. Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) is now ranked 41 out of 173, placing our online program in the top 25 percent.

"We are proud to be recognized for the innovative and practical pedagogy provided by our College. The strength of our faculty, who deliver an interdisciplinary and forward-thinking education to all students, is certainly key to this acknowledgement. The students have an inspiring sense of purpose, and they are leading positive change in healthcare locally, nationally and globally," said CNHP Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhD.

The ranking methodology weighs factors that measure engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion, services and technologies and student excellence in aptitude and accomplishment.

In addition to the main rankings, new this year are five master's-level rankings for online specialties, where the College of Nursing and Health Professions ranked #2 in Nursing Education, #3 in Nursing Administration, #4 Nurse Practitioner – Pediatric, Primary Care, #5 in Nurse Practitioner – Family and #6 Nurse Practitioner – Psychiatric Mental Health.

"This important recognition highlights the continued ascent of the College's academic programs into the top tier of nursing programs. Our success is driven by the vision of CNHP's leadership, the commitment and expertise of our internationally recognized faculty, the unwavering dedication and commitment of our professional staff and our incredible students and alumni that call CNHP home," said Kym Montgomery, DNP, senior associate dean. "Our priority is to educate nursing professionals with a focus on improving the lives and outcomes of patients."

2020 marks the Year of the Nurse and Midwife as designated by the World Health Organization, to advance nurses' and midwives' vital position in transforming healthcare around the world. It also honors the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.

January 14

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Meditation at Three Parkway Room Change

Meditation at CNHP in the New Year

“The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you.” Anonymous

Together, let's start the year off on calm footing. Join us at meditation every Wednesday in Three Parkway.

  • Wednesdays
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Room 955

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.

January 14

Newest EMT Training class enrolled

News from the Emergency Medical Services Department.

On January 2, 2020, the Emergency Medical Services Department proudly enrolled the 17th and 18th EMT class.

This month also marks the five-year anniversary of the recreation of the EMS Training program at Drexel University. We enrolled the first EMT class in 2015 after the closure of the former EMS program in 2008. Those 15 students who enrolled in 2015 have all attained tremendous success. Many of those graduates went on to medical school or completed physician assistant programs in the area while others continue to be employed in local EMS or fire departments. They are providing excellent care and proudly representing Drexel University.

We are excited by the demographic makeup of the newest classes. Of the two we enrolled last week, 12 learners are taking the traditional EMT program option and 17, the hybrid. Eight are full-time Drexel and two are University of Pennsylvania students. and we continue to draw students from local universities. These students are scheduled to complete their course in May 2020. Our enrollment numbers are on an upward trend.

Finally, we would like to congratulate the December 2019 EMT program graduates. All eleven students completed National Registry Psychomotor testing with ease and are now preparing for cognitive valuations at the national level.

EMT program re-accreditation is scheduled for June 2020. This is certainly a proud time for the Drexel University's Emergency Medical Services Department.

January 13

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Tuesday Topics: PhD Student Homecoming—Advice from Alumni on Developing Your Dissertation

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Three Parkway, Room 1043

We welcome back several of our recent PhD alumni who will share with current PhD students their career progress and provide insight to current students on their Dissertation project development.

Moderator

  • Robert Palisano, , PT, ScD, FAPTA, associate dean and Distinguished Professor in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

Presenters

  • Richard 'Trey' Brindle, PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Abigail Gilman, PhD, Nutrition Sciences
  • Kendra Ray, PhD, Creative Arts Therapies
  • Minjung Shim, PhD, Creative Arts Therapies

All are welcome. PhD students, researchers and faculty are encouraged to attend.

Click here to register.

January 13

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