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Jackie Murphy, MSN, BSN, ASN

New 10,000 Hours Podcast Episode Discusses Nurses' Stress

Give (Inner) Peace a Chance

Learning to relax is a lot more stressful than it sounds. But Jackie Murphy, EdD, assistant clinical professor and chair of the MSN Advanced Role and Complementary and Integrative Health Departments, thinks it’s more important than ever that nurses (and pretty much everyone) learn how to find some peace in their lives.

Season 4, Episode 5 of Drexel's 10,000 Hours Podcast streaming now.

August 2

CRNA Granted Formal Title Recognition in PA

On June 30th, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Senate Bill 416, now Act 60 of 2021, which grants formal title recognition to Pennsylvania’s certified registered nurse anesthetists.

Pennsylvania and New York were the only two states that did not recognize “certified registered nurse anesthetist” in some form. With no definition for nurse anesthetists under the state’s Professional Nursing Law, CRNAs were recognized only as registered nurses. Act 60 also expands the providers with whom CRNAs are permitted to work and it clarifies regulatory language as it pertains to physician involvement with anesthesia services, formalizing the status quo. The measure also includes cooperation language to define the relationship CRNAs have with their physician colleagues.

Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists (PANA) is the state association for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), representing more than 3,700 CRNAs and students across the commonwealth.

CNHP's Lew Bennett, CRNA, program chair and assistant clinical professor for the Nurse Anesthesia Program, is currently serving as president-elect for PANA and will transition PANA president, serving a one-year term in October.

July 29

Michele Rattigan, MA, associate clinical professor, Dawn Morningstar, MA, assistant clinical professor and Scott Horowitz, MA, clinical assistant professor and director of Field Education and Continuing Education published

CAT faculty publish article on interprofessional collaboration

Michele Rattigan, MA, associate clinical professor, Dawn Morningstar, MA, assistant clinical professor and Scott Horowitz, MA, clinical assistant professor and director of Field Education and Continuing Education published 'The Button Method: A Model of Collaboration with Creative Arts Therapies' in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

July 27

Fran Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE

New Academy of Nursing Education Announced

Frances Cornelius PhD, the assistant dean of Teaching, Learning and Engagement and a clinical professor, has been accepted as NLN Academy of Nursing Education fellow for distinction in transforming and advancing excellence in nursing education. 2021 ANEF applications were submitted to the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education Review Panel who then sent their recommendations to the NLN Board of Governors for final approval.

Fellows in the NLN Academy of Nursing Education are individuals who have made enduring and substantial contributions to nursing education as teachers, mentors, scholars, public policy advocates, practice partners and administrators. They provide a visionary leadership and are recognized for their expertise in nursing education.

Congratulations Dr. Cornelius!

July 26

New Partnership for Complementary and Integrative Health Degree

Drexel University and University of Arizona Partner for Collaborative Complementary and Integrative Health Degree and Certification. The Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH)/ Integrative Health or Wellness (IHW) Coaching Pathway Program is designed for qualified students who wish to pursue a Master of Science (MS) in Complementary and Integrative Health at Drexel, while concurrently pursuing an Integrative Health or Wellness Coaching certification from The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) at the University of Arizona starting Fall 2021.

July 26

AgeWell Collaboratory hosts interactive panel discussion on aging and climate change

At the Intersection of Aging and Climate Change: Dismantling Myths and Establishing New Understandings

  • July 20
  • 9–10:30 a.m.
  • Online via Zoom

Join the AgeWell Collaboratory for an interactive panel discussion on the intersection of aging and climate change. Our expert guests will provide insights on misconceptions about the role of older adults in climate change and why it is critical to consider this population when promoting community resiliency and addressing disparities. This session will also highlight what work is currently being done locally to include older adults in initiatives and mitigation efforts. Time will be allocated for attendees to share their knowledge about work being done in this space, ask questions and engage in discussion.

Panelists:

  • Kathy Sykes, MA, Retired, U.S. EPA
  • Richard Johnson, Director, Climate Year, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
  • Yvonne Michael, ScD, SM, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
  • Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, Dean and Distinguished Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University

RSVP

This Coffee Hour is part of a series of events for Drexel University's Climate Year initiative.

July 19

AgeWell Collaboratory hosts interactive panel discussion on aging and climate change

At the Intersection of Aging and Climate Change: Dismantling Myths and Establishing New Understandings

  • July 20
  • 9–10:30 a.m.
  • Online via Zoom

Join the AgeWell Collaboratory for an interactive panel discussion on the intersection of aging and climate change. Our expert guests will provide insights on misconceptions about the role of older adults in climate change and why it is critical to consider this population when promoting community resiliency and addressing disparities. This session will also highlight what work is currently being done locally to include older adults in initiatives and mitigation efforts. Time will be allocated for attendees to share their knowledge about work being done in this space, ask questions and engage in discussion.

Panelists:

  • Kathy Sykes, MA, Retired, U.S. EPA
  • Richard Johnson, Director, Climate Year, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
  • Yvonne Michael, ScD, SM, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
  • Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, Dean and Distinguished Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University

RSVP

This Coffee Hour is part of a series of events for Drexel University's Climate Year initiative.

July 15

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

Gambescia writes consider gender-neutral sports

Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, a professor in health services administration, wrote a commentary for Delaware Valley Journal to consider gender-neutral sport—at least in the elite, non-contact sports. “Put your toe on the line and may the best person win.”

July 15

Tuesday Topics

Tuesday Topic: Raising Our Hands with Jenna Arnold

  • July 13
  • 4–5:00 p.m.
  • Live Webcast

Join us for a discussion and Q&A with Jenna Arnold. She is the chief impact officer for Rethink, an impact investing platform, cofounder of ORGANIZE, and previously the executive producer and creator of MTV's “Exiled” and national organizer for the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. 

Moderator

  • Carly Shanken, BS Nursing ‘21
    Member of the Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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.

July 12

Roberta Waite

Waite invited to Board of IBX Foundation

Roberta Waite, EdD, a professor, associate dean for Community-Centered Health & Wellness and Academic Integration and the executive director at the Stephen & Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Health Services has been invited to sit on the board of directors of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation.

The foundation supports organizations, including the College of Nursing and Health Professions, dedicated to improving the health of the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation.

July 7

Roberta Waite

Waite Presents at Josiah Macy Foundation Webinar

Roberta Waite, EdD, a professor, associate dean for Community-Centered Health & Wellness and Academic Integration and the executive director at the Stephen & Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Health Services, presented Nurses Taking Action on Harmful Bias and Discrimination in the Clinical Learning Environment at a Josiah Macy Foundation webinar.

July 7

Drexel 2020-2021 Excellence Awards

The 2020-21 awards recognizing excellence in research, scholarship, creativity, teaching and professional service were announced yesterday.

Congratulations to Rita Carroll, PhD, an adjunct professor in Graduate Nursing Advanced Practice Role. She received the Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.

The Office of Research & Innovation and the Office of Faculty Advancement and Undergraduate Affairs give these awards as a means of supporting the ongoing development of our research, scholarship and creative activities, as well as recognizing excellence in teaching and professional service.

July 7

Tuesday Topics

Tuesday Topic: Raising Our Hands with Jenna Arnold

  • July 13
  • 4–5:00 p.m.
  • Live Webcast

Join us for a discussion and Q&A with Jenna Arnold. She is the chief impact officer for Rethink, an impact investing platform, cofounder of ORGANIZE, and previously the executive producer and creator of MTV's “Exiled” and national organizer for the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. 

Moderator

  • Carly Shanken, BS Nursing ‘21
    Member of the Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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.

July 6

Erin Schubin

It's Macy Monday: Meet Erin Schubin

Erin Schubin has a passion for mental health. Her greatest hope is to spread knowledge and understanding about mental health to eradicate societal and personal stigma. Her mentor will help her develop additional professional skills, explore areas of specialty and ways to incorporate activism into her daily life.

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

July 5

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

Dean was a featured speaker at virtual advocacy summit

Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, was a featured speaker at Unlocking the Promise of Brain Health: UsAgainstAlzheimer’s 2021 Virtual Advocacy Summit.

UsAgainstAlzheimer's brought together policy experts, advocates and health system leaders to discuss and act on policy solutions that can help make the promise of brain health a reality for all communities.

June 30

Juanita A. Gardner, MPH, BS, PA-C, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Physician Assistant Program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, standing in front of tall rocks.

PA Professor Joins Lupus Board of Directors

PA Program Assistant Clinical Professor Juanita Gardner, MPH, has recently been selected to serve on the Lupus Foundation of America Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter Board of Directors and as a member of the Medical Advisory Council and community service committee.

Gardner, as an advocate for and supporter of people affected by lupus, will stay abreast of research and heighten public awareness through educational programs and support groups to help improve the quality of life of all those affected by the disease. She will also work alongside other board members in determining the organization’s mission, participate in strategic planning, approve policies, provide accountability and oversight for organizational activities/programs and make certain the Foundation meets its goals and fulfills its mission statement.

Gardner also collaborated on the successful application for a $50,000 grant from Aurinia Pharmaceuticals for a lupus navigator who will provide assistance to patient, living with lupus, who are affected by the social determinants of health.

June 30

Upcoming Lifestyle Medicine Talk focuses on Women's Health and Nutrition

The Drexel PA program Lifestyle Medicine group hosts it's next discussion: The Impacts of Lifestyle Medicine on Women's Health.

  • Thursday July 8
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Via Zoom

Anne Bingham MD, FACOG, is a certified obstetrician/gynecologist OBGYN, received certificate in plant based nutrition from T. Colin Campbell for Nutritional studies and is the coleader for the pregnancy subcommittee in the Women's Health interest group with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

To ask questions about the event, email Julie Kinzel, MED, Physician Assistant interim department chair and program director.

June 30

Sharrona Pearl, PhD

Pearl cited in NYT

Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the Health Administration Department, was cited in a New York Times article about masking for cold and flu season.

June 30

Kim Nari

It's Macy Monday: Meet Nari Kim

Nari Kim is studying Health Services Administration. The Macy Program intrigued her because of the opportunity to develop personally and reflect on being a better provider. She also likes the aspect of building a professional network through her mentor.

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

June 28

Tuesday Topics

Tuesday Topic: Raising Our Hands with Jenna Arnold

  • July 13
  • 4–5:00 p.m.
  • Live Webcast

Join us for a discussion and Q&A with Jenna Arnold. She is the chief impact officer for Rethink, an impact investing platform, cofounder of ORGANIZE, and previously the executive producer and creator of MTV's “Exiled” and national organizer for the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. 

Moderator

  • Carly Shanken, BS Nursing ‘21
    Member of the Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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.

June 28

Sharrona Pearl, PhD

Pearl reviews Wiener memoir: Uncanny Valley

Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the Health Administration Department, reviewed Anna Wiener's new memoir. In the Shadow of the Valley (Review of Anna Wiener, Uncanny Valley) appears in b2o: An Online Journal of the boundary 2 Editorial Collective.

June 28

Teaching Professor Candidates' Demonstration Schedule

Please join us for teaching demonstrations by candidates applying for non-tenure-track assistant/associate/full teaching professorships in CNHP’s Department of Health Sciences.

These demonstrations are part of the candidate interview process.

Wednesday, June 23

10:00–11:00 a.m.

Travis Pollen, PhD
Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the three classes of musculoskeletal lever.
  2. Identify the moment arms in resistance exercises and estimate mechanical advantage.
  3. Differentiate between the three types of muscle contractions.

For a copy of Dr. Pollen’s CV, please email Michael Bruneau Jr., PhD.

12:00–1:00 p.m.

Stephen Samendinger, PhD
Research Methodology: Design Schemes

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define research methodology.
  2. List the elements of methodology.
  3. Demonstrate the use of schematics for selected research designs.
  4. Describe the type of analysis for common research designs.
  5. Differentiate types of research study designs.

For a copy of Dr. Samendinger’s CV, please email Anne Dower, PhD.

1:30–2:30 p.m.

Ronald Snarr, PhD, EP-C, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT*D, TSAC-F*D
Dietary Supplementation

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the prevalence of dietary supplement use and who is taking these products.
  2. Discuss three of the most common dietary supplements (i.e., pre-workout, protein, fat-burners) and the research regarding their efficacy.
  3. Assess the safety of dietary supplements and who is allowed by law to give advice on supplements.

For a copy of Dr. Snarr’s CV, please email Michael Bruneau Jr., PhD.

Friday, June 25

10:00–11:00 a.m.

Erica Chirico, PhD
Thermoregulatory Adaptations to Exercise

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the factors that contribute to heat gain and loss.
  2. Describe the role of the circulatory system in maintaining temperature.
  3. Explain the process of fluid loss and the consequences of dehydration on physiology and performance.
  4. Understand the volume and electrolyte components of a rehydration solution to restore fluid and electrolyte balance.

For a copy of Dr. Chirico’s CV, please email Michael Bruneau Jr., PhD.

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Steven Vitti, PhD
Cardiopulmonary Responses to Acute Submaximal Exercise

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define VO2 and state the factors used to calculate it.
  2. Describe how heart rate, stroke volume, and cardiac output change from rest to exercise.
  3. Explain the changes in ventilation that occur during the different phases of oxygen uptake kinetics.

For a copy of Dr. Vitti’s CV, please email Mary Flynn, PhD.

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Wei Li, PhD
Skeletal Muscle Contraction

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify different types of muscle.
  2. Relate neuromuscular junction and excitation-contraction coupling.
  3. Sketch the structure of sarcomere, thin and thick filament.
  4. Articulate the molecular mechanism of muscle contraction and relaxation.
  5. Explain sliding filament mechanism theory. Differentiate isotonic and isometric muscle contractions.

For a copy of Dr. Li’s CV, please email Michael Bruneau Jr., PhD.

June 23

Sarah Mickel

It's Macy Monday: Meet Sarah Mickel

Sarah Mickel is following a pre-med track as a second-year student majoring in public health and a minor in neuroscience. She is a first-generation college student who is looking to be actively challenged by her Macy mentor and to become a more confident leader.

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

June 21

Tuesday Topics

Tuesday Topic: Atlas PainCare: An Interprofessional Mentoring Framework 

  • June 22
  • 4–5:00 p.m.
  • Live Webcast

Atlas PainCare is a mentorship program that help clinicians and organizations build the tools, knowledge, support and teamwork required to implement best practice.

This project was funded through the Dean’s R3 Grant and is overseen by CNHP Special Research Initiatives.

Presenters

  • Sarah Wenger PT, DPT, Associate Clinical Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehab Sciences 
  • Sara Tomeszewski, PT, DPT, Assistant Clinical Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehab Sciences
  • Scott Horowitz MA, MT-BC, Assistant Clinical Professor, Creative Arts Therapies Assistant Clinical Professor

All are welcome! This session is ideal for research faculty and staff and those interested in learning more about interprofessional teamwork. Presented by CNHP Special Research Initiatives.

Register

Check out upcoming Tuesday Topics here.

June 21

Graphic for June 16 A Blueprint to End Racism event moderated by WHYY

Waite was an invited panelist to Ending Racism Partnership event

Roberta Waite, EdD, professor, associate dean for Community-Centered Health & Wellness and Academic Integration and executive director, Stephen & Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Health Services, was an invited panelist on the June 16 A Blue Print to End Racism in Health moderated by WHYY. The topic was understanding race and racism in Philadelphia.

June 17

Master's in Addiction Counseling Ranked in Top 20

Drexel University has been ranked #12 for the Best College for Master's Degree in Addiction Counseling by Addiction Counselor. This publication provides educational resource for those interested in careers in addictions counseling.

The College of Nursing and Health Professions offer this graduate degree program online.

June 16

Roberta Waite, EdD, professor, associate dean for Community-Centered Health & Wellness and Academic Integration and executive director of the Stephen & Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Health Services is one of four presenters at the Academy Health event.

Leading Policy and Practice Changes During Unprecedented Times: The Nursing HSR Response

Roberta Waite, EdD, professor, associate dean for Community-Centered Health & Wellness and Academic Integration and executive director of the Stephen & Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Health Services was an invited panelist at Academy Health's Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues. 

The discussion was entitled Leading Policy and Practice Changes During Unprecedented Times: The Nursing HSR Response.

June 15

Mital Patel

It's Macy Monday: Meet Mital Patel

Mital Patel is a sophmore who is studying Public Health. Her goal is to receive more individualized knowledge from her mentor which she cannot obtain in a classroom or lecture hall. Connecting with the cohort to collectively bring new ideas to the table and formulate solutions for the future is another goal of her being in the Macy Program.

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

June 14

Juneteenth Freedom Day graphic

Juneteenth Observation

Juneteenth is an official Drexel holiday. It is one of the most important days in the history of our country.

Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States, which came more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. It was on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, following the end of the Civil War and the arrival of federal troops, that those enslaved were finally freed. The National Museum of African American History and Culture calls Juneteenth “our country’s second Independence Day.” The widespread celebration of the anniversary dates back to the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s. Today, it includes official acknowledgments in almost every state, as well as events sponsored by the Smithsonian and other institutions to expand awareness and embrace Black contributions to the history and culture of this country.

Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. This is a day we commit to each other the needed support as family, friends and co-workers. Juneteenth is a day of reflection, celebration and learning with a commitment to moving forward to achieve the promise of equality for all.

In Pennsylvania, the day has been designated Juneteenth National Freedom Day by Gov. Tom Wolf. In Philadelphia, due to the pandemic, the Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival will hold a series of events this year, rather than its annual parade. As the festival sponsors note, “Juneteenth represents a historic triumph of the human spirit.”

Ebony White, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in Counseling & Family Therapy Department wrote an essay about Juneteenth last year in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.

June 14

Loretta Jemmotte

Jemmott Selected for Disruptor Award and Panel Expert

Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, vice president, Health and Health Equity and professor in Graduate Nursing was unanimously selected to receive the Lazarex Cancer Foundation Disruptor Award. The Lazarex Cancer Foundation Disruptor Award is presented to individuals who have responded with urgency, taking action to combat low minority participation in cancer clinical trials. These individuals are disrupting the current status quo by raising awareness about existing problems, putting patients interests first and demonstrating a commitment to working on solutions. "I can’t even begin to think of another person who is more deserving of this award than you," said Dana Dornsife, founder and CEO of the foundation.

Jemmott will accept the award at an event on June 15th. She will be a panelist for a discussion entitled Disrupting the System. This is a provocative conversation to spark positive change in cancer health disparities, patient access and cancer health outcomes. If you are interested in attending this discussion, the invitation has full details and a registration link.

June 14

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