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Sharrona Pearl, PhD

Pearl offers three talks on her forthcoming books

Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the Health Administration Department, delivers Montgomery Lecture in Bioethics and Humanities at Northwestern University, presents research at the History of Science Society meeting and Society for the History of Technology.

December 6

The Eat Right Philly nutrition team sitting as a group outdoors in front of a tree and building.

EAT RIGHT PHILLY Program Celebrating 20 Years

Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/EAT RIGHT PHILLY Program (DRX ERP) is celebrating 20 years of providing nutrition education programming to the Philadelphia community!

Over the past 20 years, DRX ERP has reached thousands of students and SNAP-eligible families in Philadelphia and become a valued PA SNAP-Ed partner. Funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program through the PA Department of Human Services, the program has been awarded over 28 million in funds since its inception. What began as an after-school program in about 32 schools in the School District of Philadelphia is now a comprehensive nutrition education program serving 78 district schools, charter schools and community sites.

In addition to teaching participants about nutrition, the EAT RIGHT PHILLY team developed a nutrition education intervention that is included in the SNAP-Ed Toolkit, a national collection of evidence-based interventions for use in SNAP-Ed. The team looks forward to continuing their tradition of providing innovative programming that empowers the Philadelphia community to make healthy choices!

November 29

How to Help Out at the Holidays

This year, there is an annual gift drive and a food drive.

The 4th Annual CNHP Holiday Family Gift Drive is supporting three families from the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services and the Promise Neighborhood (McMichael School). And the DPT Program's Food Drive will benefit Philabundance

There are two ways to participate. You can purchase a gift or gift card or donate money.

If you would like to purchase a gift or gift card, please sign up here. You can have the gift or gift card shipped directly to Jackie Murphy (contact Jackie for her shipping address) or place in designated boxes in the Health Sciences Building; one on the 11th floor in the common area off the elevator and one on the 10th floor in the cubicle outside 10W90.

If you would like to send a monetary contribution, please send either Venmo or Paypal:

  • Venmo: @JackieLynMurphy
  • PayPal: @JackieLynMurphy

All contributions are due by Friday, December 2. 

 

Drexel’s DPT Program Food Drive

Drexel University students, staff and faculty can donate non-perishable items through December 9 benefitting Philabundance. Donation boxes are on 1st and 5th floors of the Health Sciences Building.

You may also give online.

Most needed items include:

  • Whole grain
  • Pasta
  • Canned fish
  • Canned meat
  • Non-perishable milk
  • Peanut butter and Jelly
  • Cooking Oil
  • Oatmeal and breakfast cereal
  • 100% juice
  • Canned soup/stew
  • Canned fruit and vegetable

*Please prioritize items that are low sodium, free of high fructose corn syrup, do not require refrigeration, are recently purchased and in good condition.

November 28

Girija Kaimal, EdD, associate professor in Creative Arts Therapies

Body-Mind Wellness through Art & Creative Self-Expression: An Interactive Workshop with Prof. Girija Kaimal

Girija Kaimal, EdD, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Creative Art Therapies, will be leading a discussion on the relationship between art and wellness and highlighting concepts from her newest book, The Expressive Instinct.

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • 5-6:30 p.m.
  • W. W. Hagerty Library, L33

Attendees will learn and practice several different ways creative expression can help build resilience for dealing with stress, uncertainty and change during this interactive session. All art supplies needed for the creative expression activity will be provided for in-person attendees.

REGISTER

November 28

Shout Out to PA Student, Heather Hanna!

Heather Hanna noticed Beth Chiatti, PhD, associate clinical professor and director, RN-BSN Completion Program, was having a vehicle issue. She saw Chiatti was dealing with a flat tire in Lot K and called Philly Roadside Assistance. Hanna set up immediate service, gave Chiatti's credit card number and made sure everything was confirmed before leaving.

Thank you, Heather!

November 21

Nursing faculty members Chiatti, Gonzales and Donovan standing in front of a projection screen.

Donovan, Chiatti, and Gonzales Present at McGinley-Rice Symposium at Duquesne

Jane Donovan, PhD, assistant clinical professor, Beth Chiatti, PhD, associate clinical professor and director of the RN-BSN Completion Program, and Maureen Gonzales, MSN, PhD(c), assistant clinical professor, presented Creating an Inclusive Environment for the Childbearing Autistic Woman at the 13th Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium, Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations: The Face of the Person who is Socially Isolated at Duquesne University.

November 15

Headshot of Beth Chiatti

Chiatti asked to be a mentor for NIH Funded Genetics and Genomics Professional Development Course

Beth Desaretz Chiatti, PhD, associate clinical professor and director of the RN-BSN Completion Program, was asked to serve as a mentor in the NIH-funded professional development course. Entitled Genomic Competencies for Nurses from Theory to Application: An Online Course is offered to doctorally prepared nurses through Duquesne University School of Nursing. Chiatti has extensive education and experience in genetics and genomics and previously worked as a genetic counselor at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

She is the course chair for Genetics and Genomics: Application to Nursing Practice in the RN-BSN Completion Program.

November 14

Photo of a projection screen with the name of a presentation being given.

FHM hosts Research Chefs Association Lunch and Learn on plant-based foods

Rosemary Trout, DHSc, assistant professor and program director of Culinary Arts and Food Science, was a featured speaker at the Research Chefs Association "Lunch and Learn" on plant-based foods, which included industry presentations from GNT, North Carolina (natural colors and flavors), and Barry Callebaut (chocolate.) Students prepared and served the meal for attendees.

November 14

Faculty present at the AACN Diversity Conference

Maureen Gonzales, MSN, assistant clinical professor of undergraduate nursing and Beth Chiatti, PhD, associate clinical professor and director of the RN-BSN Completion Program, presented at the AACN Diversity Conference entitled DEI Strategies to Transform the Classroom: Can we do this in a Maternity Course, YES We can!

November 10

Rosemary Trout, DHSc, MS, BS

Trout presented at UPenn Department of Physics and Astronomy's Kitchen Science Lecture Series

Rosemary Trout, DHSc, assistant professor and program director of Culinary Arts & Food Science, gave an invited lecture to students and faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy on Thursday November 3. This an outreach initiative funded by the University of Pennsylvania entitled "Kitchen and Food Science."

November 10

Food and Hospitality Management Hosts Coffee and Donuts with Chef Daniel Boulud and Andrew Friedman

The Department of Food and Hospitality Management brings back the "Coffee and Donuts" authors series. On Nov. 7, legendary Chef Daniel Boulud will be in conversation with author and podcast host Andrew Friedman.

  • Monday, November 7, 2022
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Academic Building: 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA

Find event and ticket information.

November 3

Food and Hospitality Management Hosts Coffee and Donuts with Will Guidara and Jeff Gordinier

The Department of Food and Hospitality Management brings back the "Coffee and Donuts" authors' series. On Nov. 17, hospitality guru Will Guidara will be in conversation with journalist Jeff Gordinier. They will discuss Will’s book Unreasonable Hospitality which details the transformative power of hospitality across all segments of business.

  • Thursday, November 17, 2022
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Academic Building: 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA

Find event and ticket information.

November 3

Collage of pictures of Mary Ann Zimmer, MSN, and other Jonas scholars.

Zimmer named an NLN Jonas scholar for the year 2021-2022

Mary Ann Zimmer, MSN, an assistant clinical professor of nursing, was named a NLN Jonas scholar.

Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare is devoted to the preparation of the next generation of academic, clinical practice, and research nurse leaders who are focused on our nation's most urgent health care needs, including those of our veteran population. This involves mentoring with NLN Jonas faculty leaders that have research expertise in different areas. It also involved funding for her doctoral research and an invitation to attend this Jonas Nursing and Veterans Health Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.

The purpose of the conference is to inspire new leaders and to encourage networking to further nursing research in some critical areas such as vision health, veterans health, environmental health and mental health. Some of the honored guests included: Bob Woodruff (the journalist who was hit by an IED and is a nurse champion); the Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Denise Hinton; Susan Hassmiller who represents nursing on the National Academy of Medicine and wrote the Future of Nursing report; Beverly Malone, president of the NLN, and Dr. Ernest Grant, president of the ANA. It was a who’s who in nursing event.

October 31

Sharrona Pearl, PhD

Pearl discusses White Hot documentary

Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the Health Administration Department, and colleagues published Branding Exclusion in White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch in Advertising & Society Quarterly.

 

October 31

Kusuma Schofield, a PhD candidate in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, presented at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on behalf of the PA SNAP-Ed/Eat Right Philly program.

PA SNAP-Ed's Eat Right Philly Program Presents at FNCE

Kusuma Schofield, a PhD candidate advised by Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, a professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, presented at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on behalf of the PA SNAP-Ed/Eat Right Philly program.

The presentation, “Examination of Data Analysis Methods on Behavioral Changes in the PA SNAP-Ed/Eat Right Philly Program: Eight Years of Data and Analysis Techniques,” by Schofield, Judith Ensslin, MS, program director of CNHP’s EAT.RIGHT.NOW, Quinlan and Michael Bruneau Jr, PhD, associate teaching professor in Health Sciences, represents collaborative work between Eat Right Philly, the Department of Nutrition Sciences and the Department of Health Sciences.

October 31

Tuesday Topics

Tuesday Topic: Tuesday Topic: How to Form and Support Your Affinity Group

  • October 25
  • 4–5:00 p.m.
  • Live Webcast

This session will explain what affinity groups are and how they can benefit learning communities.

Presenters

  • Michele Rattigan, MA
    Associate clinical professor, Creative Arts Therapies
  • Kristen Norine, BFA
    Assistant registrar, Academic Services/li>

Register

Check out upcoming Tuesday Topics here.

October 24

Tyce Nadrich, PhD, LMHC, ACS, NCC (He/Him) is an assistant professor, licensed mental health counselor and approved clinical supervisor, and board certified counselor

New Anti-Racism Lecture series at 11th Street Starts Friday

Helping Holistically: Incorporating Antiracism Practices within the Helping Professions

  • Friday, October 28
  • 12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Tyce Nadrich (he/him), PhD, LMHC, ACS, NCC

In this presentation, the first of a new sereis at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Health Services, Dr. Tyce Nadrich will define antiracism and discuss both its tenets and its importance within the helping professions. Thereafter, he will discuss how racism continues to manifest in today’s society and how to incorporate antiracism within the helping professions. Finally, Dr. Nadrich will provide real-world examples integrating antiracism when providing services for clients.

Register

October 24

Bayada Speaker Series Presents: Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH, is a physician scientist, chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care, and professor and chair of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, New Jersey.

Bayada Lecture Series

The Bayada Lecture Series Presents: Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Compelling new research shows that health care is in the midst of a compassion crisis. But the pivotal question is this: Does compassion really matter?

Join us for this installment of the annual Bayada Lecture Series, sponsored by Bayada Home Health Care, featuring Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH, physician scientist and co-other of the book Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference. Trzeciak will explore eye-opening data reflecting that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st Century.

This event will be held in person in Drexel’s new Health Sciences Building, as well as online via Zoom.

RSVP

The first 30 in-person registrants will receive a copy of Trzeciak’s new book Wonder Drug.

October 24

Kristine Mulhorn, PhD, chair of the Health Administration Department and teaching professor, Stephen Samendinger, PhD, associate teaching professor in the Health Sciences Department, and Edwin McCulley, MS, doctoral research fellow at the Dornsife School of Public Health

Faculty across CNHP and DSPH give International Presentation 

In September, Edwin McCulley, MS, doctoral research fellow at the Dornsife School of Public Health, presented the results of a team project examining the link between disability and all-cause mortality. The research team includes Stephen Samendinger, PhD, associate teaching professor in the Health Sciences Department, and  Kristine Mulhorn, PhD, chair of the Health Administration Department and clinical professor.

The conference was the 33rd REVES Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which included several demographers, scientists and scholars addressing the patterns of health expectancy, including disability-free life expectancy in different parts of the world.

This team’s work focused on data from the U.S. National Health Interview Survey, using an internationally standardized set of disability questions, and noted higher relative rates of all-cause mortality among individuals living with at least one disability. This work was the culmination of work since 2020, when McCulley, a PhD student in Epidemiology began working with Samendinger and Mulhorn on the project.

October 24

Associate professors Denise Wolf, MA and Michele Rattigan posing on steps to promote podcast appearance.

Art Therapy Faculty Appear on Episode 94 of the Think UDL Podcast

Michele Rattigan, MA and Denise Wolf, MA, associate clinical professors in Creative Arts Therapies, were interviewed by Lillian Nave of the Think UDL podcast.

They talk about the myth of perfectionism, teaching interventions to reach a variety of students (with an equally vast set of skills), what to do if you want to include art and creative expression in your classes as to expand your multiple means of expression options but aren’t an artist or an art therapist and how to face skill deficits with a lens of growth and renewal. Take a listen.

October 24

Jennifer Nasser

Nasser appointed NIH mentor for the All of Us Research Scholar Program

Jennifer Nasser, PhD, associate professor and director of the PhD program in Nutrition Sciences, was recently appointed a mentor in the NIH All of Us Research Scholar Program.

In this capacity Nasser will mentor two graduate students from Us medical or biomedical programs in conducting research across an eight months period, utilizing the All of Us health information databases maintained by the NIH.

October 17

Beth Leonberg

Nutrition Sciences for Monthly Seminar Series: October 20

Please join the College of Nursing and Health Professions Department of Nutrition Sciences for Monthly Seminar Series:

Dietetics Student’s Registration Exam Performance and Perceived Self-Efficacy after Participation in Traditional vs. Future Education Model Programs

Presenter

Beth L. Leonberg, DHSc, RDN, CSP, FAND, LDN
Associate Clinical Professor Department of Nutrition Sciences
College of Nursing and Health Professions

  • Thursday, October 20, 2022
  • 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Health Sciences Building (HSB) 5W12
  • Join via Zoom: https://drexel.zoom.us/j/89483501410

October 17

A group of students tasking a green smoothie at the Passport to Health event at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Services.

11th Street in the News

Passport to Health, an event at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services, was highlighted on 6abc News. Students had the opportunity to tour and learn about all of the services at 11th Street and learn about health eating and exercise. There was food, games and giveaways and students had to get their passports stamped at each stop—physical therapy, nutrition, dental, primary care, physical fitness, etc.

October 17

Faculty Volunteers Needed for a Research Study

We invite you to take part in this research study exploring the lived experience of Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) faculty facilitating diverse students in the classroom.

This research study is being done by a Drexel University doctoral student.

Eligible participants:

  • Current CNHP faculty.
  • Currently facilitating CNHP-related courses for at least six months.
  • Must be able and willing to commit to 2-hour participation in a study interview.

If you are interested in participating, please contact: TeachDiverseStudy@drexel.edu.

October 12

Tuesday Topics

Tuesday Topic: Getting You and Your Learners in the Zone

  • October 11
  • 4–5:00 p.m.
  • Live Webcast

This presentation will introduce SIMZONES and how it can be applied in the academic setting.

Presenter

  • Kate J Morse, Ph
    Assistant dean of Experiential Learning and Innovation and associate clinical professor of nursing

All are welcome! Students, faculty, professional staff, and community providers are encouraged to attend. Presented by CNHP Simulation Committee.

Register

Check out upcoming Tuesday Topics here.

October 10

A group of undergraduate nursing students in the new simulation center in the Health Sciences Building.

CICSP has first simulation in the new simulation center in HSB

Undergraduate nursing students in Adult Health 3 (Intro to Critical Care) classes visited the new Center for Interprofessional Clinical Simulation & Practice (CICSP) on the 8th floor of the Health Sciences Building to learn about Code Management through simulation and hands-on experiential learning.

This was the first group of students to utilize the high-fidelity spaces in the simulation center and they engaged in rhythm management and CPR to celebrate our new space.

October 10

Seven new PA National Health Service Corps Scholars

There are 7 physician assistant students who have been awarded National Health Service Corps Scholarships.

The NHSC builds healthy communities by supporting qualified health care providers dedicated to practicing in rural, urban, and tribal communities with limited access to care, upon graduation and licensure. In return, scholars commit to provide primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

The scholars are from the Class of 2024 and include Vincent James, Cassie Job, Zainab Mustapha, Ariana Pepper, Natalia Perry, Haley Sherman and Ambar Solis-Fuentes.

October 10

Dean’s Rapid Response Relevant Grant (R3) awarded

Three research teams have been awarded the Dean’s Rapid Response Relevant Grant (R3). They include:

  • Paulina Sockolow, DrPH, MS, MBA (PI), Renee Moore PhD (Co-I), Edgar Chou MD (Consultant), Joy Doll OT (Co-I)
    Project Title: Assessing the impact of health information technology for screening, referral, and receipt of social services on healthcare utilization and patient outcomes.
  • Lynette Montgomery, PT, PhD
    Project Title: Effects of a Contusion versus Hemisection Spinal Cord Injury Model on Hindlimb Kinematics During the Early Stance Phase of Gait in the Rodent
  • Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD (PI), Dahlia Stott, PhD (Co-I), Dane Ward, PhD (Co-I), Janell Mensinger, PhD (Co-I), Chetan Sharma, PhD (Co-I), Jonathan Deutsch, PhD (Co-I)
    Project Title: Nature Rx2: A mixed methods study exploring the relationships among interactions with nature and dietary quality.

One PhD student has been awarded the Dean’s PhD Student Research Award for the summer 2022 cycle.

  • Asli Arslanbek, MA, ATR-BC
    Project Title: Arts-based psychosocial intervention training in post-disaster settings: Clinical, ethical, cultural, and professional implications

Congratulations to these recipients for their exciting new pilot projects!

October 5

Sharrona Pearl, PhD

Pearl quoted on The Pulse

A 2021 episode of The Pulse quoting Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, about her research on prison plastic surgery programs to reduce recidivism re-aired Sept. 26 on NPR channels WNYC-FM (New York, New York) and KCUR-FM (Kansas City, Missouri).

October 4

Marisol S. Norris, PhD, MT-BC

Norris participated in Sound Health Summit

Marisol Norris, PhD, assistant clinical professor and director of Music Therapy and Counseling, participated in the Sound Health Summit at the Kennedy Center. She and four-time Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spadling and Helena Hansen, MD, PhD, interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, interim director of the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA, and interim physician-in-chief of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric, collaboratively designed an interactive musical concert experience. Norris facilitated the music and health multiple co-lab and discussion sessions and participated in a panel discussion entitled "Signal Boost: Equity and Access in Music and Wellness" to discuss critical justice issues across mental health and research.

October 4

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