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February 9

Tuesday Topics

Tuesday Topic: Data Management and Sharing - Is Your Team Secure?

  • January 31
  • 12–5:00 p.m.
  • In Person, Health Sciences Building, Room 11W74 or Live Webcast

In this session, we introduce best practices for data management, including access, storage and sharing with a focus on meeting the new requirements of the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy (effective January 25, 2023). We will share resources available at Drexel that will help your team ensure your team is in compliance.


  • Reneé H. Moore, PhD (BSC)
    Director of the Biostatistics Scientific Collaboration Center


  • Daniel Vader, PhD
    Statistician, Biostatistics Scientific Collaboration Center

All are welcome! Research focused students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and other professional staff are strongly encouraged to attend. Presented by CNHP Office of Research and Innovation.


Check out upcoming Tuesday Topics here.

January 24

Veronica Carey

Carey Designated Certified Diversity Executive

Veronica Carey, PhD, assistant dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and associate clinical professor in Counseling and Family Therapy, has earned the designation of Certified Diversity Executive, a five-year designation of competence in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging after an arduous 187-item examination. The Institute for Diversity Certification is the granting institution. Carey will apply the information learned from the trainings and resources, like instituting a culture of agility, C-suite culture, and demographic shifts in organizational strategy, to continue the elevation of CNHP toward equity and inclusion.

January 23

Nutrition Sciences for Monthly Seminar Series: January 17

Please join the College of Nursing and Health Professions Department of Nutrition Sciences for Monthly Seminar Series on January 17 to learn about our Senior's Research Projects this year.

Senior Research Project Proposals 2022-2023

12:05-12:25 pm - Availability and Cost of Fresh vs. Frozen Produce
Jake Desrochers, Melanie Mullenix, Marie Noon and Teresa Vu

12:25-12:40 pm - Determining Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior of Hydration Among Drexel University Students
Amber Conner, Shay Fisher and Bruce Zechman

12:40-1 pm - “But I saw It on Instagram!” Exploring the Availability of Evidence-Based Breastfeeding Information on Social Media
Alexandra Abbott and Morgan Price

1-1:20pm - Analyzing Nutrient Loss Among College Students’ Food Waste
Klea Abedinaj, Daniel Luu and Sofia Weingarten

1:20-1:30 - General comments and questions

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Health Sciences Building HSB 3W12
  • Also via Zoom:

Refreshments will be provided. The Seniors appreciate your joining us for as much of this seminar as is possible for your schedule either in person or via Zoom.

January 11

Tuesday Topics

Tuesday Topic: Together We Share

  • January 17
  • 12–5:00 p.m.
  • In Person, Health Sciences Building, Room 11W74 or Live Webcast

Our College is a dynamic place. Our students, faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and learning, advancing science and collaborating in the communities in which we serve all the time. In such a busy environment, some continual challenges arise like, "Who else might be having the same issues our group is experiencing, and how did others approach them?" and “How do we attract the right audience when we want to share successes?”

Come learn about how we organize and promote events, showcase some highlights of what we have learned and share what we have planned for the weeks and months ahead. .


  • Darin Dunston, BFA
    Assistant Director, PhD Programs and Interprofessional Education and Producer of Tuesday Topics


  • J. Darius Greene
    Director of Retention, Recruitment and Alumni Engagement, CNHP Student Services

All are welcome! This session is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their communication skills. Presented by CNHP’s Tuesday Topics.


Check out upcoming Tuesday Topics here.

January 10

Jennifer Cummings Headshot

Cummings publishes her DNP Project synopsis, Program Evaluation of Faith Community Nursing Cardiovascular Education Intervention

Jennifer Cummings, DNP, assistant track director in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and assistant professor, is a 2022 graduate of Drexel University's postmasters degree DNP Program. Her DNP project was published December 2022 in the International Journal of Faith Community Nursing, a peer-reviewed. evidenced based international journal.

January 9

Graphic for Doing the Right Thing event at the College of Nursing and Health Professions featuring Dr. Marybeth Gasman

Doing the Right Thing: Racism in Hiring Faculty

  • January 12, 2023
  • 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Health Sciences Building RM 3W02

Dr. Marybeth Gasman, author of Doing the Right Thing: How Colleges and Universities Can Undo Systemic Racism in Faculty Hiring, takes a hard, insightful look at the issues surrounding the recruitment and hiring of faculty of color to understand why the numbers of faculty of color are so abysmal. Dr. Gasman recognizes her privilege in this conversation but is tired of faculty of color consistently being called upon to solve this issue.

Dr. Veronica Carey, assistant dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, encourages faculty, professional staff and students to attend this no-holds-barred Distinguished Presenter event in which Dr. Gasman will address Doing the Right Thing with respect to recruitment, faculty hiring practices and retention of faculty of color at CNHP and why we perhaps have not had success in this area. Dr. Gasman will offer recommendations for deliverables and wants to hear the audience's take on this issue for the enhancement of the climate and culture of CNHP.


January 3

Clarissa Lacson, PhD, MA, MT-BC

Welcome Clarissa Lacson, PhD, MT-BC

The Department of Creative Arts Therapies is pleased to welcome Clarissa Lacson, PhD, MT-BC. Clarissa earned her master’s degree in music therapy and counseling and her PhD in creative arts therapies from Drexel University. She built the music therapy program at Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in Harrisburg (2009–2011) and the music therapy program at Children’s National Health Systems in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (2011–2017). She initiated an internship program at Children’s National Health Systems and has had experience in supervising interns and practicum students. Clarissa has served as a study coordinator for both Dr. Joke Bradt’s Music, Creativity and Wellness lab and Dr. Minjung Shim’s Mind-Body Movement Research for Whole Person Health lab. Her dissertation work focused on interprofessional collaboration between pediatric music therapists and their multidisciplinary co-workers. Clarissa has presented her scholarship on regional, national and international platforms. Clarissa also serves as vice president for membership for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association.

Clarissa is thrilled to join the Creative Arts Therapy faculty at Drexel University and looks forward to engaging students.

January 2

Kate Clark, smiling, selfie, in a forrest green shirt

Kate Clark, MPA, will be stepping down 

Kate Clark, MPA, will be stepping down from her role as CNHP’s director of Strategic Initiatives for the AgeWell Collaboratory as of January 6, 2023.

Kate has been an integral part of very important first-time ever initiatives at CNHP since she started with me in 2018. For example, she helped organize and provide support to various CNHP activities including the Future of Work committee, strategic planning with Fairmount and McKinsey, the Dean’s Leadership Council, the Global Board and others.

As many of you are aware, Kate is an amazing connector and networker. During her five years here, Kate championed work globally and traveled to Chile alongside me and Dr. Jesse Ballenger (and served often as translator) to provide an incredible student ICA experience. She was my co-creator of the AgeWell Collaboratory, a center without walls bringing together researchers, community-based organizations and educators to disrupt the traditional healthcare system’s approach towards caring for older adults and to pave the way for new, proven strategies that improve health aging over the lifespan. Currently, the Collaboratory has over 80 community partners. As part of AgeWell, she has helped to organize a student group and engage many of our students in AgeWell Collaboratory’s partnership meetings and coffee hours. She also helped to coordinate international forums on disrupting health care.

Importantly, Kate has helped to secure significant funding to support various initiatives such as the Good Life Model (telesupport for family caregivers referred to us from a neurology practice) and development of the Get Safe at Home app (home environmental assessment for older adults/providers using a mobile application).

She also created important relationships internally throughout the Drexel community, served on several boards in the college and co-taught two courses.

Kate also was key in helping to obtain Age-Friendly University designation, the first in Philadelphia and one of only two in Pennsylvania. This important designation promotes the participation, inclusion, education and wellness of older adults in higher education, based on 10 guiding principles. She coordinates the Age-Friendly Steering Committee composed of key administrative leaders at the University and the Age-Friendly pilot initiative which has funded seven exciting and highly innovative projects being led by various academic and administrative units throughout the University.

We wish Kate all the best in her new exciting role at the Kennedy Forum as the senior director of Strategic Alliances.

January 2

Kudos to Nu Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

This year Nu Eta celebrated our 30th Anniversary. We could not have reached this milestone without the support of Drexel faculty members. Through their generosity this year, the Nu Eta Chapter of Sigma was able to reach make the following impact:

  • Contribute $1k to the Science Leadership Academy Middle School in West Philadelphia to support families for the holidays.
  • Provide a substantial monthly donation to Mario’s Market Food Pantry at Drexel University to assist students in need.
  • Donate to Sigma’s Chapter Giving Club which funds grants and programs that empower nurses around the world.
  • Award a research grant to a Nu Eta Nurse Scholar.
  • Give two Scholarship Awards to Drexel University/Nu Eta nursing students.

All our best wishes for a beautiful holiday season and a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2023.


The Nu Eta Board of Directors

Diane Werner, Maura A. Nitka, Beth Chiatti, John Cornele, Meaghan Shattuck, Carol Okupniak and Linda Wilson

December 27

Jane Greene Ryan Headshot

Jane Greene Ryan, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, is retiring

Jane Greene Ryan, PhD, is retiring after 17 years at Drexel as an associate clinical professor in the RN-BSN and Undergraduate Nursing Programs. Greene-Ryan has dedicated her career to global work and has traveled to Ghana, Bolivia and India. Since 2012, she has been working with Eternal University in Himachal Pradesh, India, where she is a visiting professor. As a visiting professor, Greene Ryan has visited India on multiple occasions to develop and implement community-based graduate student projects in the villages of rural India.

Additionally, she has created global classrooms to connect Drexel students with Eternal University students. Most recently, Greene Ryan facilitated a program that provided Drexel faculty and students the opportunity to deliver lectures to the faculty and students in India via Zoom.

Greene-Ryan recently completed her Psychiatric Mental Health Postmaster’s NP Certificate and will be leaving Drexel to pursue an opportunity in this area. Greene Ryan was an exceptional educator who was dedicated to the success of all her students. She will be missed by faculty and students!

December 26

Sandra Friedman

Sandra A. Friedman, CNM, MSN, is retiring 

Sandra A. Friedman, CNM, MSN, is retiring after 12 years at Drexel as an assistant clinical professor in the RN-BSN and Undergraduate Nursing Programs. Professor Friedman was a passionate educator, dedicated to the success of her students.

Throughout her time at Drexel, she chaired multiple courses including NURS 380 and NURS 346. Professor Friedman was also the inaugural chair for the newly formed combined Faculty Affairs Committee. Most notably, Professor Friedman served as a Drexel Core Faculty Member on the Macy Foundation Grant (2018-June 2020) facilitating the integration of professionalism modules into CNHP’s undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula. Professor Friedman made an impact in all areas of teaching, scholarship and service. She will be missed by the faculty and students!

December 26

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

Dean's Farewell Memo

Dear CNHP Faculty, Professional Staff and Students:

This is indeed a bittersweet memo to our community. I am writing to update you on the transition planning progress and to say a final farewell as your dean. As you are all aware, I will be stepping down as dean at the end of my fifth year. My last day in the office will be December 22, 2022. 

In reflecting back on my time as dean of CNHP, I continue to be inspired and in awe by the amazing work of our community. I want to thank you for your dedication, long hours, impactful pedagogy and research, clinical practices and service – all of your incredible and innovative efforts – from embracing and striving for health equity to producing the next generation of leaders and purposeful change agents in health. While I look forward to getting back to my research and having a national and global impact in that space, I will truly miss the frequent interactions and colleagueship I have had with each of you.

The future is bright for CNHP. As many of you experienced last week with the Board of Trustees reception and the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Drexel is excited to have us on University City Campus, and this is an important historical juncture for us and the University. We will continue to thrive and grow as part of the critical pillar of health in Drexel University’s strategic plan. It has been a true honor to lead this remarkable college, and I thank you.


Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN
Distinguished University Professor
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions
Executive Director, AgeWell Collaboratory

December 22

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

Gitlin quoted in New York Times

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Dec. 15 New York Times article on recording family members to create audio time capsules of loved ones and question prompts to help those interested get started.

December 20

Sharrona Pearl, PhD

Pearl edits special issue of the journal Notes and Records with a contribution from Drexel faculty Chloe Silverman

This special issue "Face Blindness," was organized and edited by Sharrona Pearl, PhD, associate teaching professor in Health Administration. Among the contributors is Chloe Silverman, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Politics at the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel.

December 20

Drexel University Eat Right Philly Logo

PA SNAP-Ed/EAT RIGHT PHILLY Program Publishes their 2022 Annual Report

Drexel University’s Department of Nutrition Sciences PA SNAP-Ed/EAT RIGHT PHILLY Program annual report for FY 2021-2022 highlights the accomplishments of the Drexel ERP team over the past year. It also highlights the transition in the program to include more program development, evaluation and implementation as well as regional and national presentations.

Please take a few minutes to see a bit of the work the Drexel ERP team has been doing to increase wellbeing among SNAP eligible children and their families as they returned to a combination of in-person and virtual education.

Read the 2022 EAT RIGHT PHILLY annual report

December 20

Sharrona Pearl, PhD

Pearl delivers visiting fellow lecture at MCPHP

The Mask: How We Navigate Race, Health, and Safety by Concealing and Revealing our Identities

Presented by: Sharrona Pearl, associate professor of Medical Ethics and History at Drexel University, and visiting researcher in Health Humanities at MCPHS.

Using a broad historical lens, Pearl will explore the history of masking asking various sites and domains of practice to show its consistent use as a means of protection and division. The mask will show who, in a given context, is worthy of protection, and who is not. She’ll focus in particular on masking as a means of protecting: identities from detection; bodies from injury; emotion from clear expression; the health of the wearers and the health of those around them; and the souls and spirits of those engaged in religious ritual. She’ll discuss contemporary masking from the anti-mask laws of the nineteenth century through the pandemic, looking in particular at the tensions between exposure and concealment, both of which are perceived as mechanisms of safety. She’ll conclude with a discussion of racism in masking practices, arguing that for Black men in the U.S., structural racism was behind attempts to criminalize their masking even when it was legally required due to public health ordinances.

December 19

Collage of art therapists making paper at the AATA national conference in MN.

Art Therapy and Counseling Faculty Presents on Radical Papermaking at the AATA National Conference

Radical Papermaking: A Socially Engaged Art Therapy Practice

Denise Wolf, MA, ATR-BC, associate clinical professor, Creative Arts Therapies Department, and art therapist and educator Gretchen Miller facilitated a radical papermaking workshop at the national American Art Therapy Association conference in Minneapolis in November. This workshop explored ways to implement papermaking in art therapy as a socially informed practice in art therapy through didactic and experiential learning.

As a creative practice, papermaking has become an art-based method for social action, community engagement, advocacy, and culturally relevant issues (Cochran & Potter, 2014), chronicling the reconstruction and expression of personal and communal experiences (Delamater, 2019). Papermaking activates a process of deconstruction and reconstruction to birth something new (Wolf, in press). Art therapists are increasingly utilizing papermaking and its process as an intervention for art therapy, influenced by its sensory-based and transformative properties for promoting emotional expression, fostering self-awareness, or managing recovery, loss, and trauma (Matott & Miller, 2020; McMackin, 2021). Papermaking also supports creative, relational dialogue, a critical element to material use in therapy (Dean, 2014).

References • Cochran, J., & Potter, M.H. (2014). Social Paper: Hand Papermaking in the Context of Socially Engaged Art. Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. • Dean, M.L. (2014). Using art media in psychotherapy. Routledge. • Delamater, K.L. (2019). Historical, social, and artistic implications of collaboration in contemporary hand papermaking. Hand Papermaking, 34 (1), 11-16. • Matott, D.L. & Miller, G.M. (2020). Papermaking. In P. Crawford, B. J. Brown, & A. Charise (Eds.), The Routledge companion to health humanities (pp. 311-316). Routledge. • McMackin, M. (2022). Hand-papermaking with student veterans. In R. Mims (Ed.), Art therapy with veterans (pp. 57-77). Jessica Kingsley Publishers • Wolf, D (in press). Papermaking Reflections: Stories of Change, Growth and Creativity; Transformation in Papermaking: When Content Mirrors Process. In Matott, D., & Miller, G. (Eds.) The Art and Art Therapy of Papermaking: Material, Methods, and Applications. (pp. #-#). Routledge. NY, New York

December 19

PhD Program in Nutrition Sciences Adds Members to the External Advisory Board

The PhD Program in Nutrition Sciences has added two new members to its external advisory board of eminent scientists that includes Gary Foster, PhD, Mary Hager, PhD, RD, Janet King, PhD, RD, and Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD, MPH. James Barrett, PhD recently retired and stepped down from the board.

To provide greater topical expertise in support of broadening faculty research focuses, we have recruited Earle Chambers, PhD, MPH, director of research in Department of Family and Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical College of Medicine in Bronx NY; and Antonio Tataranni, MD, chief medical officer and senior VP for Global Life Science R&D, PepsiCo Inc, Dr. Chambers is an expert in the social determinants of health and health equity, and specializes in implementation science. Dr Tataranni is an expert in genetic and environmental factors contributing to obesity, diabetes and other lifestyle determined illnesses. His current responsibilities include overseeing development of food products to support sport performance and promote wellness and healthy aging.

The program and department faculty welcome the two new members and look forward to continued engagement with the external advisory board and their support of our program.

December 13

Jennifer Nasser

Jennifer Nasser invited to speak at the USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center

Jennifer Nasser, PhD RD, associate professor of nutrition science, gave an invited talk on November 15th at the USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center entitled "Using functional infra-red spectroscopy to explore the prefrontal cortex response to food and nutrients during eating and cognitive task performance".

Nasser recently collaborated with Beltsville research scientist Dr. Kathy Hoy on a project involving CNHP's Rose Trout, DHSc, assistant professor and program director of Culinary Arts and Food Science, focused on using the Healthy Eating Index to maximize nutrient value of meals served in a homeless shelter while maintaining budgetary constraints. She has been invited by USDA Beltsville to collaborate on experiments comparing body and brain energy usage.

December 12

Professor Michele Rattigan, MA'96, DHSc '24, standing in a doorway at the Rincliffe Gallery at Drexel University

Art Therapy & Counseling faculty Michele Rattigan, MA '96, DHSc '24 participates in art exhibit at Drexel

Tell Us How You Really Feel: Art as a Tool to Communicate Complex Emotions is currently on view at the Rincliffe Gallery and Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Main Building, 3rd floor, 3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA.

One of the art pieces on display includes Rattigan's mixed media piece "Everybody Hurts." Pieces are for sale, and 50 percent of the sale will be donated to The Jed Foundation and The Trevor Project.

December 7

Headshots of Sherry Goodill, PhD and Christina Devereaux, PhD from the Creative Arts Therapies Department at the College of Nursing and Health Professions

Dance/Movement Therapy faculty present in Canada

Creative Arts Therapies Department'S Sherry Goodill, PhD, clinical professor and Christina Devereaux, PhD, associate clinical professor and Program Director for Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling, co-presented a seminar entitled "Person to Person: Dance/Movement Therapy Competency Evaluation through Encounters in the Standardized Patient Lab" at the recent 57th Annual Conference of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) in Montreal, Canada.

Devereaux also co-presented on clinical supervision, and serves on the ADTA's Committee on Approval of the ADTA and Education Committee.

December 7

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

Drexel faculty and staff present at global conference

Ebony White, PhD, interim director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services, assistant clinical professor in Counseling and Family Therapy, and Kathleen Metzker, director of Integrated Services and Mind/Body Wellness, presented at the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health & Social Justice, Coming Together for Action Conference in Baltimore, MD.

Their presentation was titled "Anti-Racist, Trauma Informed Care Centering Mind/Body Programming in a Community Health Center."

December 5

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.


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

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