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  • Global Co-op for Nutrition Sciences Student

    Department of Nutrition Sciences student, DeAndra Forde, who will be a senior in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, has been in Chile doing her co-op at Bodhi, a holistic and integral health center. Forde was a guest on a radio show where she discussed why she chose to study nutrition at Drexel and tried to coax an opinion about Chilean food out of her. This was all in Spanish, of course!

    August 31

  • Professor Jonathan Deutsch from Center for Food and Hospitality Management

    2018 CAFE Leadership Award Winners

    Congratulations to the 2018 CAFE Leadership Conference award winners.

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Food and Hospitality Management, received the Idaho Potato Commission Innovation Award (Non-traditional). He is recognized as a  diligent, insightful and creative culinary instructor who excels in his profession.

    Congratulations Dr. Deutsch!

    August 31

  • Mandela Fellow Putting Lessons Learned at CNHP to Work at Home

    Mandela Fellow Follow-up

    Muhammad Saddeeq, a Mandela Fellow who visited Drexel this summer, reported that he had been able to implement lessons he learned whilst here. According to their plan, the health volunteer program launched in three understaffed facilities where they help with conducting immunizations, counseling and ANC services. Additionally, volunteers will participate in monthly sanitation activities and the collborative wellness center, where people can get free health screening, will be opening in September.

    "It was all because of the dinner you organized for us that gave me an opportunity to network with many valuable people at Drexel that is already helping in improving my work," Saddeeq said of Joan Bloch, PhD, associat professor and director of global health initatives.

    August 30

  • Dementai experts CNHP's Laura N. Gitlin, PhD and UPenn's Nancy Hodgson, PhD

    Leading Good Lives Despite Dementia

    Dean Gitlin and her long-time colleague, Nancy Hodgson, chair of gerontology at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, both experts in aging, tell the Inquirer's Stacey Burling, that patients and caregivers can find meaning in life despite a diagnosis. Read the article that appeared this morning here or download here.

    August 30

  • Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD during her McDonald's 30-day challenge

    McDonalds Challenge Getting Lots of Attention

    ICYMI: Nutrition sciences' Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD was on Fox 29's Good Day Philadelphia showing hosts what she ate for thirty days from McDonald's with a one-pound fluctuation and no adverse affects to her lipid panel. In addition to this coverage, you might have seen her in Sunday's Inquirer, Inc. Magazine, and WHYY.

    August 30

  • Clinical Professor Kevin Gard, PT, DPT with his team at the 2018 Hood to Coast

    CNHP Reps at Hood to Coast

    Kevin Gard, PT, DPT, a clinical professor in the physical therapy and rehabilitation science department, just got back from Hood to Coast—a 199 mile, 12-man relay that goes from the top of Mount Hood to the coast in Oregon.

    Gard runs this every year with some of his closest friends and despite how well his team does, they revel in reconnecting this way. Gard's team, Team Mr. Mojo Risin’, won first in their division—Men's Masters with the youngest team member between the age of 40-50. Their overall time was 23 hours and 48 minutes and finished 42nd out of almost 1000 teams. He is an avid runner who, as part of Drexel’s Running Performance and Research Center, analyzes runner’s biomechanics to help with injuries or improve performance. Looks like he's keeping his team injury-free and in perfect step!

    A delight Gard has experienced through this race is the opportunity to connect with an alumna of his program. This year, he saw Abby Felkner `14 at exchange 12 and then again at the finish line.

    Congratulations Kevin and your Mojo Risin' crew!

    August 29

  • Kathleen Fisher, PhD presenting at the First International Symposium on Precision Nutrition and Food 3D Printing in China

    First International Symposium on Precision Nutrition

    Kathleen Fisher, PhD, a professor of graduate nursing, presented a paper “Precision Nutrition and Metabolic Syndrome Management” at the First International Symposium on Precision Nutrition and Food 3D Printing Science and Technology in Beijing, China in late August. Kathleen also served as co-chair of a section on precision nutrition and personalized diets. Drexel University and the Institute of Food Science and Technology Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) organized the conference to exchange current developments in precision nutrition and food 3D printing and to promote interactions between professionals from academia and industry.

    August 29

  • Dragon Dollars logo

    Dragon Dollars Merchants

    Students, faculty and staff, the Hahnemann University Café and cafeteria accept DragonDollars. As additional merchants are confirmed, they will be shared on Daily Dose.

    August 29

  • The Art of Woo book cover

    The Art of Clinical Informatics: Collaborative Design to Create Our Future

    The Greater Delaware Valley American Nursing Informatics chapter is hosting its annual fall conference, "The Art of Clinical Informatics: Collaborative Design to Create Our Future", on September 21, 2018 at ECRI Institute in Plymouth Meeting, PA. The Keynote speaker will be Mario Moussa, PhD, author of The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas.

    Please contact Fran Cornelius, PhD with any questions.

    August 28

  • Rosemary Trout

    A-tocopherol Levels Comparison of Local-Grown and Milled Whole Wheat Flour

    Rosemary Trout, MS, program director of culinary arts and food science, and colleagues at Stockton University, Joe Trout, PhD and Elizabeth Pollock, PhD, presented results of their work titled, “Comparison of α-tocopherol Levels in Local Pennsylvania-Grown and Milled Whole Wheat Flour and Commodity Whole Wheat Flour” as a poster at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Boston on August 18, 2018.

    August 28

  • STAR Scholar Presentation

    Cecilia Cirne, a STAR scholar and student in culinary arts and science, presented her work, “Chemical and Attitudinal Differences Between Commercially Produced and Artisanal Foods” with faculty members in the Center for Food and Hospitality Management, Michael Tunick and Rosemary Trout, at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Boston on August 18, 2018.

    August 28

  • Chalice C. Jenkins, PhD, assistant clinical professor in the counseling and family therapy department

    Negotiating Relationships Workshop

    Chalice C. Jenkins, PhD, assistant clinical professor in CNHP's counseling and family therapy department, taught Drexel Pathway to Medical School students the necessary skills to negotiate relationships. Students learned the basic principles of negotiation and applied negotiation techniques utilizing dyads.

    August 28

  • Student Health Policy Fellows Named

    Brittany Dingler and Coutrney Jankowski, second year students in the PA program, were accepted to the prestigious Student Health Policy Fellowship. Following the submission of a record number of applications, the fifth cohort of the Student Health Policy Fellowship (SHPF) has been selected. In September, these 14 students, from PA programs across the country, will travel to Washington, DC, to learn from experts in health policy, refine their advocacy skills and meet with their elected representatives. The SHPF is designed to enhance students’ understanding of political processes and health policy, as well as inspire grassroots advocacy and leadership to promote the PA profession as an integral part of the health care system.

    August 27

  • New Faculty Commentary

    Stephen Gambescia, PhD, a clinical professor in the health administration department, wrote a piece on declining college enrollment among males in the United States for the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star on August 22.

    August 27

  • Interprofessional data collection team

    Interprofessional Learning

    These students would agree there is no better way to spend a summer than working on an interdisciplinary research project while developing interprofessional team building skills, patient interviewing skills, and clinical skills.

    Kaitlin Kelly, CNHP Health Science student and STAR Scholar, Alec Lafontant, biomed engineering doctoral candidate, DUCOM medical students Nataly Bingham and Dhriti Dedhia and E. Mintz, Public Health undergrad student, collected data at Hahnemann Hospital for the "Early Detection of Deep Tissue Injury in Surgical Patients" study.

    Faculty mentors include RoseAnn DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, Michael Weingarten, MD, DUCOM chief of vascular surgery, and Vaishali Purohit, MD, DUCOM surgery resident, Michael Neidrauer, PhD and Leonid Zubkov, PhD and Peter Lewin, PhD from the School of Biomed Engineering. Results will be presented by Kaitlin Kelly on August 30, 2018 at the Drexel STAR Scholars Summer Showcase.

    August 27

  • Dissertation Defense-Abigail Duffine

    Abigail Duffine, MS, RD, LDN will defend her dissertation on September 7, 2018, titled: The Effect of a Multicomponent, School-Based Obesity Intervention on the Health Outcomes and Behaviors of Children. The defense will be held in Room 206, 3 Parkway Building at 2:00 pm.

    Dissertation Chair: Stella Volpe, PhD, department of nutrition sciences.

    Committee Members:

    August 24

  • Journal of Family Psychotherapy cover

    Case Study Published

    Maliha Ibrahim, a PhD candidate in the counseling and family therapy program, along with research associate Jody Russon, PhD, Suzanne Levy, PhD and Guy Diamond, PhD of the Center for Family Intervention Science, published an intersectional case study of attachment-based family therapy in the Journal of Family Psychotherapy.

    This clinical case study demonstrates how ABFT clinicians must adopt an intersectional approach to be successful in building and sustaining relational repair.


    August 24

  • Professor Jonathan Deutsch from Center for Food and Hospitality Management

    How Long is Too Long?

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Food and Hospitality Management, authored an August 9 Restaurant Business article about how long restaurants should leave food in hot holders.

    August 24

  • Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, assistant clinical professor and director of the Center for Nutrition and Performance

    30-Day McDonald's Challenge

    According to Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, an assistant clinical professor in nutrition sciences and director of the Center for Nutrition and Performance, one can eat at McDonald's every day and stay within healthy nutritional guidelines. To prove it, she did a 30-day challenge. Read about it in the Philadelphia Inquirer

    August 23

  • Kristin Rompolski

    Designation of Distinction for Faculty Member

    Krista Rompolski, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the health sciences department, recently completed the third of four modules of the Anatomy Training Program, a gross anatomy teaching and dissection program offered by the Anatomical Society (UK).

    The Anatomy Training Program is a four-part, highly competitive program offered to biomedical researchers or other instructors who desire formal training in gross anatomy and gross anatomy instruction. The program, consisting of ten months of self-study at the home institution under the guidance of her anatomy mentor, Margery Lockard, PT, PhD, with additional shadowing of Alan Haroian, PhD and David Ebaugh, PhD, is followed by a one-week residential school with examinations every summer in England. This year, Rompolski traveled to Cambridge, England to complete the neuroanatomy module, and received the designation of “distinction” for her performance at the residential school.

    Rompolski received a full scholarship in 2016 from the American Association of Anatomists to complete the full program.

    August 23

  • The Main Building at Drexel University

    Summer Open House Success

    This past Sunday we had an Open House for all of our undergraduate majors–nursing, health sciences, behavioral health counseling, nutrition, health services administration. Presentations to attending students were given by program chairs including Sinclair Smith, ScD for health sciences, Kristine Mulhorn, PhD and Kevin Mitchell, PhD for health services administration, Deanna Schaffer, PhD presented for nursing, Beth Leonberg, MS for nutrition and Lisa Schmidt, PhD presented for behavioral health counseling.

    The following was our show rates for both health professions and nursing sessions.

     % Show Rate
    Health Professions
     157  111  70.7%
     Nursing  162  90  55.6%


    We had great feedback from students and parents and encouraged them to visit Center City Campus. About 20 students expressed interest in pre-med, a number that is well above average for an open house.

    Thank you to Dragon Recruitment members and faculty for your help and participation! If you are interested in attending or helping out at future recruitment events, please contact Paulina Leone at

    August 22

  • Girija Kaimal

    Woman's Day Uses Faculty Study

    A study by Girjia Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in the creative arts therapies department, about how drawing with markers can reduce stress-related hormones, was mentioned in an August 20 Woman’s Day story about natural ways to lower your blood pressure.

    August 22

  • Professor Jonathan Deutsch from Center for Food and Hospitality Management

    Healthcare Options for Restaurant Workers

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Food and Hospitality Management, authored an August 1 Restaurant Business article about what healthcare options are available for restaurants.

    August 22

  • University Communications' PR Report

    CNHP is in the news quite often thanks to the incredible research being conducted here, the expertise of our faculty being in high demand and the media relations done through University Communications and CNHP's marketing communications office.

    In addition to the page on our website (constantly being updated), media hits are usually posted on Daily Dose and social media, but this report will show you activity from March through June. Please let us know if we missed a story and we will make sure it gets to our news officer.

    August 22

  • Poster Accepted for Conference

    Lisa Lanza, a PhD student with Jennifer Nasser, PhD, had her poster accepted for The Obesity Society Conference (Obesity Week 2018). Lanza will present the following poster: “Physical Activity, Food Environmental Cognition and Regional PFC Activation During Ice Cream Intake” on November 14.

    This year, the conference will be in Nashville, Tennessee. The authors of the poster are: Lisa Lanza, Eram Albajri, Hasan Ayaz, Sinclair Smith, ScD, Angelo Del Parigi, MD, Jennifer A. Nasser, PhD (Note: Eram Albajri is a doctoral candidate with Nasser; Sinclair Smith, ScD is chair of the Department of Health Sciences; Angelo Del Parigi, MD has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Nutrition Sciences)

    August 21

  • Becky Hartley MSN, RN, CPAN, NEA-BC DNP candidate

    DNP Candidate Work Going to Conference

    Rebecca “Becky” Hartley MSN, RN, CPAN, NEA-BC DNP candidate had two abstracts accepted to a national conference, the 2019 ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference – Igniting P.O.W.E.R. Over 300 abstracts were submitted and reviewed by the ANCC.

    Among the two opportunities, Hartley will have an opportunity to disseminate the findings of her DNP project and work-related endeavors where she applied skills learned in the DNP program. Topics for her poster presentations accepted include: (1) "Improving Care Transition Through Handoff Standard Work;" and (2) "SSI Prevention: Best Practice Emphasis for Better Outcomes in Surgery."

    Hartley is a student in the DNP program, completing summer 2018. Over the past two-years, she has been deeply engaged in an evidence-based practice, quality improvement project. Her project, "The Application of a Standardized Handoff Approach in a Community Hospital Setting," aims to streamline processes, reduce waste and promote quality communication of essential care elements to improve nurse’s perceptions of handoff transitions.

    Congratulations Becky on your accomplishments!

    August 21

  • Bridging East to West workshop art

    Multiculturalism in Art Therapy

    Students from Ewha Womans University (EWU) will be on CNHP campus next week (8/21-8/26) for an intensive workshop examining the cultural variance of art therapy. Titled "Bridging from East to West: Implications of multiculturalism in art therapy," Sojung Park, PhD, Kelvin Ramirez, PhD and CNHP's Natalie Carlton, PhD, will be conducting this six-day course collaboratively and for 15 EWU Art therapy education students.

    August 20

  • Girija Kaimal

    DoD Grant Awarded to CAT Assistant Professor

    Girija Kaimal and Collaborators Awarded $548,615 Grant from Department of Defense for first ever qualitative study of Veterans with Gulf War Illness

    Girija Kaimal, (EdD, MA, ATR), assistant professor in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, and collaborators have been awarded a $548,615 grant for studying the experiences of veterans with Gulf War Illness. This is the first time the Gulf War Illness research program (GWIRP) has awarded funds for a primarily qualitative research study.

    The three-year project will investigate the unique experiences of veterans using narrative and arts-based approaches to capture the complex presentation and progression of the illness. Particular focus will be on the experiences of aging in a diverse sample of men and women gulf war veterans. The study will culminate in a MOOC for health care providers serving veterans with gulf war illness. The overall goal is to better understand the veterans’ experiences in order to provide personalized care and educate healthcare providers on the needs of this specific sub group that has traditionally been underserved in military health systems.

    The project will be conducted in collaboration with the VISN Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans in Waco Texas (co-investigators include Dena Davidson, PhD, and Bryann DeBeer, PhD) and the North Florida South Georgia VA (Chuck Levy, MD).

    August 20

  • Eid al-Adha

    Eid al-Adha

    Celebration of Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ‎), also called the "Festival of Sacrifice", begins Tuesday, August 21 - Friday, August 24, Eid al-Adha is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. Before Abraham sacrificed his son, God provided a male goat to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts:

    • -one third of the share is given to the poor and needy;
    • another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors;
    • and the remaining third is retained by the family.

    Eid is the "feast of breaking the fast" an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid al-Adha is a public holiday in places such as the Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. It is not a nationwide public holiday in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States; however, Muslims in the Unites States do celebrate within their own communities.

    August 20

  • A diverse group of healthcare professionals

    Bulidling a Better Workplace

    Do you have an interest in what diversity looks lik in the work environment? It's an important part of corporate culture and the success of a workforce.

    Join the Pennsylvania Conference for Women and Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business for an exciting and interactive panel discussion on creating diverse and inclusive workplaces for all. For additional information and registration, click here.

    August 16

  • Community members at an Eat. Right. Now. cooking class at the Dornsife Center

    Eat. Right. Now.

    The Department of Nutrition Sciences EAT.RIGHT.NOW. program was highlighted, along with the Dornsife Center, in the "Philadelphia Neighborhoods" publication of the Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab at Temple University.

    Congrats Team!

    August 15

  • Trish Shewokis

    Journal of Neuroscience Methods Publishes Paper

    Patricia A. Shewokis, PhD, professor in nutrition sciences with a joint appointment in the School of Biomedical Engineering Science and Health Systems, recently published a paper with colleagues from biomedical engineering at Drexel and at the University of California Davis on task influences for a brain machine interface when studying paraplegia in an animal model.

    Bridges, N.R., Meyers, M., Garcia, J., Shewokis, P.A., Moxon, K.A. (2018). A rodent brain-machine interface paradigm to study the impact of paraplegia on BMI performance. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 306, 1 August 2018, 103-114. DOI:

    August 15

  • Jaime Slaughter

    Review Appears in Nature Reviews Neurology

    Jaime Slaughter-Acey, PhD, assistant professor in health systems and sciences research, and colleagues Steven Krozeniewski, PhD (lead author), Madeleine Lenski, MS, Peterson Haak and Nigel Paneth, MD have published a new review in Nature Reviews Neurology (journal impact factor: 19.8) on August 13, entitled “The complex aetiology of cerebral palsy.”

    The review summarizes the evidence for a decline in the birth prevalence of cerebral palsy (CP) in some high-income nations, describe the epidemiological evidence for risk factors, such as preterm delivery and fetal growth restriction, genetics, pregnancy infection and other exposures, and discuss the success achieved so far in prevention through the use of magnesium sulfate in preterm labor and therapeutic hypothermia for birth-asphyxiated infants.

    August 14

  • Citizens Bank Park Commencement 2018

    Commencement Video Highlights

    This video captures not only the excitement of the day, but also the essence of the Dragon. We're looking forward to witnessing all the incredible achievements of our CNHP alumni!

    August 14

  • Conversations on Pedagogy (formerly Tools of the Trade)

    Join us for an informal conversation on topics about pedagogic practices that influence student learning. While we have focused on technology, we want to broaden the conversation to other areas of our academic practice.

    This is an opportunity for colleagues from different disciplines to share and learn in a stimulating discussion. This month: Discussion Boards: What works, what doesn't work.

    Conversations on Pedagogy

    Date: Thursday, August 16
    Event Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Location Zoom

    Click here to join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android

    Phone: 1-646-876-9923, 131149412# or +1-669-900-6833, 131149412#

    August 14

  • Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC, associate professor in the creative arts therapies department

    Nordic Music Therapy Conference Presentation

    Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC, associate professor in the creative arts therapies department presented the keynote lecture “Music Therapy in Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities for Enhancing Access to Care” at the Nordic Music Therapy Congress in Stockholm, Sweden on August 9.

    Bradt's presentation gave an overview of the current evidence base of music therapy in healthcare, discussed challenges that music therapists face and offered recommendations for how to move the field from a “nice to have” to a “must have” in healthcare.

    August 13

  • Lifecycle of an Assignment

    The first writing intensive workshop titled "Life Cycle of an Assignment" presented by Dan Driscoll and Scott Warnock will be held on August 29 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Three Parkway, room 1043. Breakfast is included courtesy of Al Rundio, PhD, associate dean for academic nursing programs, chief academic nursing officer and clinical professor of nursing.

    In this workshop, we’ll work through a sequence of ideas and practices that help us shape assignments and the way we work with students on writing projects:

    • Disciplinary writing norms, ideals and goals for student writing
    • Purposeful assignments (effective framing, supporting tasks and process)
    • Signs of success (grading and evaluation strategies)

    Please bring a current assignment—or assignments—that you use or are in the process of developing. We will use these assignments throughout the workshop.

    This is open to all CNHP faculty.

    Click here to register.

    August 13

  • Call for Nominations for 40 Under 40

    Drexel Magazine is seeking nominations for 40 Under 40 through August 31. It shows where a Drexel education can take our graduates, it shows our appreciation for their achievements, and helps spotlight CNHP’s most impressive graduates.

    Candidates are typically highly successful in their field, newsworthy or interesting for some reason, active in their communities or have an inspiring personal story to tell. To be eligible, nominees must be 39 years old or younger as of March 1, 2019, and they must have received a degree from Drexel. Alumni may self-nominate.

    Applications must include the nominee’s age, Drexel degree and a high-resolution image of the nominee, plus a brief essay on why the person deserves to be honored. Nominees will be evaluated based on their personal and professional achievements, awards and recognitions, and involvement in the community or advocacy.

    Click here to nominate our outstanding alumni.

    August 13

  • Fostering Inclusion

    Why is it important to have an inclusive workplace and how does one create that culture? 

    Anne Converse Willkomm, assistant clinical professor and the head of the graduate studies department at Goodwin College, interviewed Jesse Krohn, the associate director, education & prevention in the Office of Equality and Diversity and a deputy Title IX coordinator, to talk about inclusion. Willkomm starts with the basics of what inclusion really looks like then delves deep into what it takes to achieve that in the workplace.

    August 13

  • Conduct Advisors Wanted

    Residential Living and Student Conduct is looking for faculty and professional staff members to serve as Conduct Advisors to students or student organizations that need advisement and support while going through the Student Conduct Process.

    Conduct Advisors will be trained and supported by Residential Living and Student Conduct staff. All advisors must attend the initial and supplemental trainings throughout the academic year. The time commitment will be based upon the advisor's availability.

    If you are interested in becoming a Conduct Advisor, please email by Friday August 17, 2018 to receive more information about upcoming training.

    August 13

  • Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, dean and distinguised University professor

    Washington Post and Kaiser Health News Write about Dementia

    Dementia and Alzheimer's were the center of a new article posted by the Wahington Post and Kaiser Health News. It featured the new book, Better Living With Dementia, written by Laura Gitlin, PhD and her colleague Nancy Hodgson, PhD and talks about improving the quality of life for both those diagnosed with this disease and their caregivers.

    August 10

  • Paulina Leone, manager of marketing and recruitment, Craig Schlanser, senior graphic designer, and Laura Valenti, executive director of College engagement, marketing and communication

    The Gong Show

    On July 31, CNHP participated in University Communications' Gong Show during Communications Day. They had two minutes to highlight, for 100 of their peers, their major marketing communication projects. 

    Roberta Perry, communications manager, wrote a Dr. Seussical poem which was punctuated by Paulina Leone, manager of marketing and recruitment, Craig Schlanser, senior graphic designer, and Laura Valenti, executive director of College engagement, marketing and communication (in order from the photo).

    It looked like winning the prized Black Velvet Jacket and bragging rights was in the bag, but the College of Arts and Sciences' eked ahead with Family Feud. Here's the poem.

    Beep, Beep! 

    We have a new dean, perhaps you know.
    Board the shuttle to center city, come say hello.

    She has many ideas, both large and small.
    Without a web person, could we do it all?

    Dean Gitlin’s first order, right out of the gate,
    Launch the Daily Dose, the web daily update.

    Thanks to web services, particularly Chris,
    Without whose help, the marked we’d have missed.

    DD as we call it, highlights daily news.
    Students and faculty, a veritable who’s who.

    From scholarship to global to College events,
    our readers are happy with DD’s contents.

    Next on the long list of gargantuan projects,
    Like it’s huge! Gigantic! And must be perfect!

    Find the people of purpose representing our College!
    Dig in deep Marcom! Uncover their knowledge.

    Parlay their stories in words and photographs.
    No biggie, we say, like climbing giraffes.

    Out of the 20 we need, only six are complete.
    The emails, the scheduling, rinse, repeat.

    We’ll get them all done to distribute freely
    on the web, on social, in print, yippee.

    Last on the list, at least for now,
    is one that’s pushing our general know-how.

    To refresh the home page with new IA.
    Get moving on it quickly, no time to delay.

    Right, I know, I'm being dramatic,
    but the lack of a webbie tech maybe problematic.

    We want it right without a doubt
    to secure our position, our title, our clout.

    We’re the workhorse of the University, the largest by far.
    With over 4,000 students, we’re setting the bar.

    The projects we have from our high-profile exec,
    will for sure keep us busy, so it’s all hands on deck.

    August 9

  • Stella Volpe, PhD with Zachary Quinto and a Shaolin monk

    In Search Of

    Last November, the History Channel paid CNHP a visit to call on the expertise of Stella Volpe, PhD, department chair in nutrition sciences. It was a little Hollywood moment as Zachary Quinto, who plays Mr. Spock in the new Star Trek movies and the new host of In Search Of, spent some time with Volpe in the lab. She conducted and reviewed a bone density test with Quinto and a Shaolin warrior monk for the episode "Superhuman."

    It's a very interesting show

    August 9

  • Nursing Education Scholarship Awarded

    Rhonda Slinghoff, a student in the MSN psychiatric mental health NP program, has been awarded a Nursing Education Scholarship from the Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation (LOHF). The Foundation has two goals: to strengthen the capacity of the healthcare professional community and to improve children’s behavioral health services in Lancaster County.

    There will be a reception On September 5 to celebrate all the scholarship recipients.

    Congratulations Rhonda!

    August 8

  • Chalice C. Jenkins, PhD, assistant clinical professor in the counseling and family therapy department

    Resilience Arise

    Chalice Jenkins, PhD, assistant clinical professor in the counseling and family therapy department, presented a workshop, "Resilience Arise!" to underserved and underrepresented Drexel College of Medicine students on August 3. The workshop aimed to help students identify and manage stress and learn strategies to build resilience.

    August 7

  • Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences

    Bug Fest Hatches at the Academy

    The insect celebration is August 11 and 12 at the Academy of Natural Sciences. There is a lot to learn from entomology like which are beneficial bugs and which are really the pests.

    Events over the weekend include bug walks, roach races, extreme bugs and "Bug Appetit." Click here for more information and specific event scheduling.

    August 7

  • Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, distinguished University professor and dean

    Named Lecture to be Given in Hong Kong

    Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, will deliver the S.C. Fan Memorial Lecture titled, "Better Living with Dementia: The Role of Non-pharmocological Strategies for Supporting a Good Life," at Hong Kong University on Monday, August 6, 2018. The S. C. Fan Memorial Lecture features internationally pronounced scholars or experts in social science and related disciplines and was made possible by a generouse gift from S.C. Fan, PhD, former dean of the faculty of social sciences at Hong Kong University.

    August 6

  • Trish Shewokis

    Publication in The American Surgeon

    Patricia A. Shewokis, PhD, a professor in nutrition sciences with a joint appointment in the School of Biomedical Engineering Science and Health Systems and the College of Medicine, has a new publication. Her work with medical residents and faculty in the Department of Surgery included the recent systematic review publication in the journal, The American Surgeon, on the clinicopathological features and management of appendiceal mucocele— a rare mucin containing neoplasm with malignant potential.

    August 6

  • Research Poster Presentation

    Chalice Jenkins, PhD, assistant clinical professor in the counseling and family therapy department, will present her dissertation research on sexual assertiveness characteristics in African American, college attending women in light of the MeToo movement at the American Psychological Association's 126th annual convention held in San Francisco, CA from August 9- 12th.

    August 6

  • Pound Fitness on a Beach

    August Pound Class Schedule

    POUND Workout Class Schedule

    Parkway POUND Fitness Workout with Kym Montgomery

    August Dates
    Tuesday, August 7, 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday, August 9, Noon
    Tuesday, August 14, NO CLASS
    Tuesday, August 21, 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday, August 23, Noon
    Tuesday, August 28, 4:00 p.m.

    Parkway Health and Wellness
    Three Parkway, 2nd Floor

    This free class is for faculty and staff and is limited to 16.

    Sign up now.

    What is POUND? Check it out!

    August 6

  • Free Workshops for Faculty and Staff

    Workshops of Interest from HR @ Your Service

    The Six B’s: Being the Best at Customer Service

    August 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    Remember your very best customer service experience? Learn how they provided that exceptional service and how you, too, can provide this level of service. This 90-minute workshop will offer you six principles on providing an outstanding customer service experience. Learn how you can make a difference every single day!

    Understanding Your Style with the MBTI

    August 21, 1 to 4 p.m.
    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    “Understanding Your Style” fosters a better understanding of the ways your unique personality type interacts with others and how it influences your role as a supervisor. Activities are geared toward using your preferences to enhance communication skills and build stronger working partnerships with your direct reports and colleagues. Attendance of this class requires the completion of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator Assessment (MBTI) within the last 12 months. This session is open only to Supervisory Certificate Program participants.

    Guiding Change and Transition

    August 30, 1 to 4 p.m.
    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    The ability to manage constant change is essential for all of us. Supervisors have the added challenge of helping their employees navigate change in the workplace. Guiding Change & Transition will help supervisors understand their own reactions to change and transition and learn how to guide their employees through the changes and transitions they share. This session is open to anyone and counts as an elective component for those participating in the Supervisory Certificate Program.

    Self-care for Busy People (In-person or Online – 15 Wellness Points)*

    September 5, noon to 1 p.m.
    Sky View Room, 6th Floor, MacAlister Hall, and via live webcast

    Busy times, in our lives or in our work, can leave us feeling stressed out, frayed, anxious and overwhelmed. This talk will help participants identify personalized self-care strategies and specific ways to integrate self-care into their daily routines.

    Check out the calendar here.

    August 3

  • Alicia Karagianes, PA student class of 2018

    PA Student Featured on National Podcast

    Alicia Karagianes, a student in the physician assistant program, was a guest on the nationally-known PAINE (PA in Education) podcast with Kristopher Maday, PA-C, associate professor and program director for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center physician assistant program.

    As a guest of the show, Karagianes showcased her capstone project which focuses on educating medical audiences on emergency contraception.

    August 3

  • Sherry Goodill, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, chair of the creative arts therapies department with colleagues at the University of Melbourne

    Keynote Given in Australia

    CAT Department Chair delivers opening lecture at University of Melbourne research seminar

    As part of an ongoing collaboration between CNHP's Department of Creative Arts Therapies and the Creative Arts Therapy Research Unit at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia, Sherry Goodill, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, CAT department chair, gave the opening lecture at the University’s CATRU Research Seminar on July 6, 2018.

    Goodill’s talk was entitled “From construct to question: Looking at coping to map the process of building relevant research studies in DMT.” The seminar’s focus was “Research and practice initiatives across the creative arts therapies: Speaking the same or different languages.”

    While at the University of Melbourne, Goodill also served as guest faculty for the program’s PhD student intensive.

    August 3

  • Jaime Slaughter

    New Publication in Journal of Urban Health

    Jaime Slaughter-Acey, PhD, assistant professor in graduate nursing, and colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania have published a new article in the Journal of Urban Health entitled "Personal Versus Group Experiences of Racism and Risk of Delivering a Small-for-Gestational Age Infant in African American Women: a Life Course Perspective." The article examines African American women's direct, vicarious and collective experiences of racism/racial discrimination in relation to the risk of delivering a small-for-gestational age infant. 

    August 1

  • USA Field Hockey Uniform

    Drexel Represents at a World Cup Tournament

    Three of our Drexel Dragons will be representing team USA at the Exin World Cup Field Hockey Tournament, in Barcelona Spain, from July 27 through August 5, 2018. These three accomplished women were selected to play for one of the five teams representing the USA at the masters level.

    Wishing our Dragons good luck and safe travels!

    Update: O-50 Women's 3 vs. South Africa 2 The U.S. O-50 Women's Masters Team made their place in the quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over South Africa. Sophie Etienne (Belmont, Mass.) opened the scoring three minutes into the opening period on a pass from Carol Gulija (Flemington, N.J.) to take the early lead. South Africa responded in the second period to tie the game 1-1, but USA’s Toni Arner (Quakertown, Pa.) tipped a shot from Denise Zelenak (Wilmington, Del.) to regain the lead. A strong shot off a penalty corner in the third period would tie the game once again for South Africa. In the final seconds of the period, USA responded with a goal off a penalty corner. Nicky Hitchens (Philadelphia, PA.) received the ball at the top of the circle and scored on a rebound from her own shot to put USA up 3-2. Hitchens’s goal would prove to be the game winner as the fourth period would remain scoreless. USA will face Ireland again in a rematch that will decide which team will advance to the semifinal round. This is the first time a U.S. O-50 Women’s Masters Team has made it to the quarterfinals. O-55 Women's 0 vs. Australia 2

    August 1

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