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  • CNHP faculty researchers Lisa Chiarello, PhD, Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD and Maggie O’Neil, PhD

    Research Summer Workshops

    Continuing the Summer Workshop Series, the next event is scheduled for August 1.

    Recruiting Participants for Your Research Project: Tips and Opportunities

    • August 1, 12–1 p.m.
    • Three Parkway, Room 639


    • Lisa Chiarello, PhD, director of the PhD and DHSc programs in physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences and associate director of the Center for Family Intervention Science
    • Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, professor in graduate nursing
    • Maggie O’Neil, PhD, associate professor in physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences

    Please register here.

    July 31

  • 2018 MHA Residency Participants

    MHA Residency

    This summer, 22 students in the graduate health administration (MHA) program worked as consultants on a physician practice operations assessment of 12 ambulatory pediatric care services at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

    The audit was the focus of the MHA program’s week-long residency from June 25-29 and built on a course taken in the spring on quality assurance measures for clinical practices and serving as consultants. The residency culminated in student groups presenting their findings to clinical quality management leaders of St. Christopher’s and presenting a full report of findings and recommendations.

    July 31

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

    Newest Publication from Dean Gitlin

    Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, along with colleagues from Brazil, published a new article titled "An intervention to reduce neuropsychiatric symptoms and caregiver burden in dementia: Preliminary results from a randomized trial of the tailored activity program–outpatient version" in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

    July 30

  • Dana Kemery, EdD, assistant clinical professor and Joanne Serembus, EdD, associate clinical professor

    Journal of Nursing Perspectives Publication

    Dana Kemery, EdD, assistant clinical professor in undergraduate nursing, and Joanne Serembus, EdD, associate clinical professor in graduate nursing, published an article in the Journal of Nursing Perspectives titled, "An innovative approach to onboarding and supporting adjunct faculty in nursing." In this article, Kemery and Serembus share the development of an onboarding program and how barriers for teaching online were eliminated. The program is supported by a faculty learning community and continuous professional development workshops. These resources support adjunct faculty at various stages of their professional development and allow for collaborative exchange.

    July 30

  • 2019 Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale

    Students, Faculty and Staff

    Global Health & Innovation Conference

    April 13-14, 2019 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

    16th Annual Conference

    The Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) will be held at Yale University on April 13-14, 2019. GHIC is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development and social entrepreneurship.

    Apply to present at the Global Health & Innovation Conference. August 31 is the first round abstract submission deadline.

    The GHIC Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $5,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2019 Global Health & Innovation Conference.

    Register for the Global Health & Innovation Conference by July 31 for 50% off the registration rate.

    Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit global health delivery organization that is free of commercial interests and committed to promoting high-quality care for all. The Global Health Innovation Conference is presented annually by Unite For Sight.

    July 30

  • Lisa Aiello Laws

    ISONG Board Elections

    Lisa Aiello, PhD, assistant clinical professor in undergraduate nursing, was elected to the International Society of Nursing in Genetics (ISONG) Board. ISONG is dedicated to fostering the scientific and professional growth of nurses in human genetics and genomics worldwide. Additionally, Aiello just returned from a four week Summer Genetics Institute at the National Institute of Health (NIH).

    July 27

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

    Caring for Alzheimers Patients

    Laura N. Gitlin, PhD was a guest on the Geoff Currier radio program on 680 CJOB on July 26 discussing patient care. A daily show, Currier tackles issues important to Canada. Take a listen here.

    July 27

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    NCLEX Pass Rate

    Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhD is thrilled to announce that the NCLEX Nursing Board pass rate for first time takers of the exam for the most recent quarter was a 97 percent. This is an incredible result.

    Deanna Schaffer, PhD, assistant clinical professor and department chair of BSN Co-Op program, Donna Trinkaus, PhD, assistant clinical professor and department chair of the accelerated career entry (ACE) BSN program and all of the faculty and staff who work so diligently with our students in order to achieve such wonderful outcomes deserve recognition and our thanks.

    July 26

  • Patti Zuzelo

    Nursing Fellow Announced

    Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, a clinical professor and DNP project coordinator at CNHP is among fourteen distinguished nurse educators selected for the twelfth class of fellows to be inducted into the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education, the National League for Nursing (NLN).

    Following tradition, the induction ceremony will take place at the NLN Honors Convocation, held on Friday, September 14 in Chicago during the 2018 NLN Education Summit.

    Congratulations on this well deserved honor!

    July 26

  • Dean's Advisory Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    ATTN: LGBTQ+ Researchers, Care Providers and Advocates

    From CNHP's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board

    For stakeholders, there will be a meeting to discuss LGBTQA health in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania.

    William Way LGBT Community Center, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Public Health Management Corporation and Pennsylvania Department of Health will be presenting findings from the 2018 LGBT Community Health Needs Assessment. More than 4,600 LGBT-identified Pennsylvanians participated in the 2018 needs assessment, and at this meeting, they will be sharing new, local data on tobacco-use, cancer screenings and diagnosis, HIV/STI testing and HIV positivity, alcohol and other substance use, tanning salon use, mental health, healthy eating/active living, access to care, quality of care and perceptions of care for LGBT people living in Philadelphia.

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    1315 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA

    Monday, August 27th
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Space is limited. Please RSVP with your name, title, and agency by August 1st to:

    July 26

  • Oil painting by Tokujiro Nishi

    Art Exhibit Opening

    You're invited to the opening reception of an exhibition of oil paintings by Japanese artist, Tokujiro Nishi, on Thursday, August 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Paul Peck Alumni Center Gallery and Boardroom.

    As a member of the Sakujitsu-Kai artists' group, Nishi's paintings embody the shared styles of traditional Japanese oil painting and the western-styles of Post-Impressionism and Neo-Expressionist artists.

    The exhibition will be on view from August 9 through December 14, 2018. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

    The exhibition was made possible by the generous loans and support of CNHP's health administration department chair, Kristine Mulhorn, PhD (the artist's daughter-in-law) and Ayumu Yokoyama.

    July 25

  • SAMHSA Free CME Training

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is hosting a course designed to help physicians and healthcare professionals who care for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance-exposed infants, make clinically appropriate and individualized treatment decisions that will promote the best possible outcome for both mother and infant.

    The information covered in this course is based on SAMHSA’s Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and their Infants guide. We’re forwarding this in hopes that you and your assembly of colleagues will take advantage of this free training in order to learn, share and exchange information and ideas.

    The free CME live training will be held on August 11th, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Philadelphia. Click here for more information or to register.

    This live activity is approved for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

    July 25

  • Mandela Fellows join a community health screening in West Philly led by CNHP’s Omolabake Fadeyibi

    Mandela Fellows Visit Philadelphia Clinic

    CNHP’s Omolabake Fadeyibi, an instructor of health assessment and community health at CNHP and director of LabakCare, led a team of Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) students with two African nurses who are Mandela Fellows this past Saturday, July 23 in West Philadelphia. The two Mandela Fellows who participated are Serah Mayon from Kenya and Mohammed Ahmed from Nigeria.

    July 24

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

    New Publication

    Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhD and colleagues Jennifer L. Wolff, PhD (lead author), Debra L. Roter, Dr.PH, Cynthia M. Boyd, MD, MPH, David L. Roth, PhD, Diane M. Echavarria, MAS, Jennifer Aufill, BA and Judith B. Vick, MPH have published an article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine on July 18. Titled "Patient–Family Agenda Setting for Primary Care Patients with Cognitive Impairment: the SAME Page Trial," the article discusses the results of a study measuring improvement in communication at primary care appointments when agendas are set.

    July 24

  • Paulina Sockolow

    Nursing Informatics Faculty Featured

    Nursing Informatics Conference as a Connector to Building International Research Collaboration in Nursing Informatics

    Paulina Sockolow, DrPH with her Norwegian colleague, Ragnhild Hellesø, DrPolit are featured on the international informatics website.

    July 23

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    Art Therapy Faculty Presents at International Conference

    Assistant Clinical Professor Yasmine Awais, MAAT, MPhil, ATR-BC recently presented with drama therapist Adam Reynolds, MFA, MPhil at the Critical Ethnic Studies Association conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Their arts engagement workshop, “More than Talk: Dismantling White Supremacy Utilizing Creative Methods”, encouraged participants to share their stories on how their personal and professional lives have been made difficult by white supremacy and enact the stories to give space to history and feelings. This presentation drew on Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed principles, along with art therapy and drama therapy techniques.

    July 23

  • Rubert Scholars Recognized

    Four undergraduate nursing graduates, all Rubert Scholars, were recognized at the June pinning ceremony by Jean MacFadyen, PhD from the William E. & Theresa M. Rubert Memorial Scholarship Trust board. Erica Choi, Kellie Hornak, Ashley Hur and Briana Truex were selected among hundreds of applicants for their exemplary academic achievements and commitment to the field of nursing.

    We congratulate them on their success, and wish them all the best in their careers! We are also grateful to the Rubert Trust for recognizing our Drexel students and presenting them with engraved bowls at graduation in commemoration of their achievements.

    July 23

  • Woman unrolling a yoga mat

    Yoga Hour

    Unplug Yoga Hour at Parkway is moved to Fridays at 8am this summer due to a scheduling issue.

    July 23

  • Pink sari party with friends

    CNHP Professor Named Visiting Professor at Eternal University

    Jane Greene Ryan, PhD, assistant nursing professor, has been appointed visiting faculty at Eternal University, Baru Sahib, India.

    H.S. Dhaliwal, PhD stated in his letter to Ryan 'Kindly be advised that based on your academic credential, it is my great pleasure to appoint you as visiting faculty with Akal College of Nursing at Eternal University, Baru Sahib (H.P.) with all the requisite privileges during your visit, stay and work in this area. In this capacity to teach and guide research work of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He goes on to write, "You will be a valuable member as a senior faculty and act as ambassador of academic excellence and community nursing.'

    July 20

  • Veronica Carey

    Behavioral Health Counseling Faculty Gave Presentation in Madrid

    Veronica Carey, PhD, assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion and associate clinical professor, presented at the World Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation (WAPR) in Madrid, Spain.

    She presented two workshops titled "Introduction to Psychiatric Rehabilitation: If You are New We Want You" and "Skills Preparation for the Recovery Oriented Practitioner." This is Carey's third year presenting at the WAPR conference including workshop presentations in Milan, Italy and Seoul, Korea. She is invited to present a seminar in Abu Dhabi at the next WAPR conference in 2019.

    July 20

  • COFT Faculty Presenting at Convention

    Chalice Jenkins, PhD, assistant clinical professor in the counseling and family therapy department, will be presenting at the American Psychological Association's 126th Convention in August in San Francisco, CA. Jenkins will present her sexual assertiveness research because of the importance of Tarana Burke's Me Too movement.

    July 19

  • Rose-Ann Ghalili

    NINR Boot Camp

    Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, RN, CNSC, FASPEN, FAAN will be attending the National Institute for Nursing Research Boot Camp from July 23 through July 27. This boot camp is a one-week, intensive research training course at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, designed to increase the research capability of graduate students, faculty and clinicians.The 2018 Boot Camp, “Precision Health: Smart Technologies, Smart Health,” will address digital health data and technologies that enable “smart health” and improved patient outcomes.

    July 19

  • Christina Devereaux, PhD, LMHC, LCAT, BC-DMT, NCC, the new director of the Mater of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling

    New Director Featured on NPR

    Christina Devereaux, PhD, LMHC, LCAT, BC-DMT, NCC, the new director of the master's in dance/movement therapy and counseling program, was recently interviewed about dance/movement therapy on The Colin McEnroe Show on NPR in an episode about the history and social and cultural functions of dance.

    July 18

  • Stephen Gambescia

    Faculty Member Re-elected to Board

    Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD has been re-elected to the board of trustees at Delaware County Community College. He will serve once again on the leadership team as secretary. Gambescia, a distiguished fellow of the Society for Public Health Education, is a professor in the health administration department.

    July 18

  • Tools of the Trade July Discussion on July 19

    Join us for an informal discussion among faculty and staff on tools used in teaching and learning. This month will be Flip Grid: easy-to-use video discussion.

    Presenters include Jackie Murphy, MSN, assistant clinical professor in graduate nursing, and Joanne Serembus, EdD, associate clinical professor in advance role MSN.

    FlipGrid is a free tool that can be used to host video discussion boards. These discussions help to increase a sense of community among learners. Join us for a “how-to” session presented by Murphy and Serembus, who have extensively used the tool and collected student feedback. Goals for webinar: explain the theory behind the use of FlipGrid; set-up an introductory discussion board using FlipGrid and examine multiple ways to engage learners in a discussion using FlipGrid

    • Date: July 19
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Via Zoom
    • Call: 646-876-9923 Passcode: 131149412#

    July 17

  • Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD

    New Faculty Appointment To CFIS

    Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, has accepted a secondary appointment in the Center for Family Intervention Science. This Center is directed by Guy Diamond, PhD.

    July 17

  • Roberta Waite

    New Appointment at 11th St. Made

    Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS, ANEF, FAAN has been appointed executive director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University and assistant dean of Academic and Community Integration, effective July 1, 2018.

    Serving as a professor of nursing since 2003, Waite’s clinical specialty is adult mental health nursing—dedicating her career to promoting mental health, enhancing diversity in the nursing profession and improving leadership competency among interdisciplinary students in the health professions by applying a lens of equity and justice. Her important work has been widely published—60 peer-reviewed articles, 14 book chapters and two books.

    Since 2012, she has led the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program at Drexel University which engages students from all undergraduate programs at the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) as well as the School of Public Health.

    As executive director, she plans to further develop 11th Street Family Health Services by implementing an exemplary model of community-based care while also working in partnership with the Family Practice and Counseling Network. Additionally, the renowned work occurring at the Center will be shared at national and international forums and through publications. Furthermore, collaborations will be fostered to promote improving population-focused practices and to develop research opportunities.

    As assistant dean of Academic and Community Integration, she intends to galvanize resources at Drexel University and CNHP to attend to patient/client and community- defined needs and support interdisciplinary opportunities for faculty as well as students at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services.

    Congratulations Dr. Waite!

    July 16

  • Safiyyah Muhasin Butler

    More Baby News!

    Joy Terrell and her husband welcomed Safiyyah Muhasin Butler on Wednesday, July 11 at 9:56 p.m. Safiyyah weighed in at 8lbs amd 10.8 oz and measured at 19".

    Mom, Dad, Baby Safiyyah and big brother, Hamzah, are doing well and loving having their bundle of joy finally here.

    July 16

  • Dissertation Defended

    Michele Nicolo, PhD from nutrition sciences, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, on July 10, 2018, entitled: “Predictors of Hemoglobin A1c among Adults, 40 to 59 Years of Age, in the United States: NHANES 2003 to 2004 and 2013 to 2014.”

    Dissertation Chair: Stella Volpe, PhD (nutrition sciences)

    Committee Members: Nutrition sciences faculty, Joseph Boullata, PharmD, Trish Shewokis, PhD, Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, health sciences faculty Sinclair Smith, ScD and Charlene Compher, PhD of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing

    July 16

  • Girija Kaimal

    Art Therapy Faculty Featured

    Assistant Professor and art therapist Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA, was recently featured in two articles about the practice and efficacy of art therapy. In an interview with The Hindu, a daily newspaper based in Chennai, India, Kaimal gives an overview of the field of art therapy, which is less widely used in India than it is in the U.S.

    July 16

  • 2018 Mandela Fellows at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Services

    Fellows Visit 11th St.

    The 2018 Mandela Fellows spent time with the College of Nursing and Health Professions this wee. In addition to a welcome and open house where members of this cohort met with faculty from many disciplines and professional staff, they took a tour of Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services. A great discussion took place at a Q and A session and voiced their awe for the compassionate care and holistic services offered at 11th Street.

    July 13

  • Daily Dose

    July 13

  • Group of young adults doing exercise planks in a gym.

    Looking for Research Participants

    A new research study examining effects of an exercise video game on exercise behavior is seeking participants. Click here for information.

    July 12

  • Welcome Mason Patrick McCrea

    New Addition to the CNHP Family

    Marcom's Maggie McCrea, husband Matt and new big brother Mark welcomed Mason Patrick on July 7 just in time for dinner. Mason weighed 8 lbs and 13 oz and was 19.5" long. All are healthy, happy and bursting with love for their new addition.

    Welcome Mason!

    July 12

  • Older female adult practicing yoga

    Looking for Reseach Participants

    New research study is seeking breast cancer survivors between the ages 45 and 65. Researchers are interested in examining the effects of gentle program of yoga in decreasing stress for survivors.

    For additional details about this eight-week program email M. Velma Weitz or call 267.549.3355.

    July 12

  • Infant recieving massage

    Save the Date: Parent-Baby Massage Class

    The International Loving Touch® Foundation will be holding free parent-baby massage demonstration classes at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health. In the classes, parents receive guided instruction on how to massage their babies.

    • November 17-18, 2018
    • 2:00–3:30 p.m.
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 1043

    If you would like to participate, please contact Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, CNM, PMHNP, CIMI® at 215.495.3050 or to reserve your spot.

    July 12

  • A professional woman receiving a chair massage

    Mini-chair Massages 

    A Healthier U offers monthly mini-massages. They are open to all Drexel University faculty and professional staff monthly and are available on the first Wednesday of the month in Parkway Health & Wellness Center on the second floor. No registration necessary. Just show up between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

    July 11

  • Nyree Dardarian, EdD, RDN, LDN

    NPR Story Features Nutrition Sciences Faculty

    A WHYY-FM "The Pulse" story featuring Nyree Dardarian, an assistant clinical professor in nutrition sciences, on the health aspects of hot dogs, in light of the Independence Day holiday, was picked up by NPR July 7 and 8.

    July 11

  • Girija Kaimal

    New York Times Article Features Faculty Research

    Research by Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in the creative arts therapies department, about the effect that art-making has on stress hormones was cited in a July 8 New York Times article.

    July 11

  • Workshop for Effective Global Classrooms Scheduled

    Join representatives from the Office of International Programs and Study Abroad for a Global Classroom and Intensive Course Abroad workshop on July 24, 2018 from 12-1pm in room 1043.

    Adam Zahn, associate director of global engagement will discuss with faculty how they can enhance their courses with global classrooms, courses that engage Drexel students with students at one of our partner universities abroad through a range of interactive technologies. Ahaji Schreffler, associate director of study abroad, will also share with faculty and staff information about how to get started on a faculty-led intensive course abroad.

    Please RSVP here.

    July 10

  • Paulina Sockolow

    Nursing Informatics Research Presented

    Paulina Sockolow, DrPH, an associate professor in health systems and sciences research, traveled to Mexico to present results from their group's R01 research. The International Conference on Nursing Informatics focused on nursing informatics as the science that integrates nursing with the management of information and knowledge. The paper and the presentation will address our analysis investigating the home care admission information process with regard to information that nurses self-report that they need and what they actually have.

    Specifically Sockolow will be presenting the following paper: Sockolow, P., Wojciechowicz, C., Holmberg, A., Bass, E. J., Potashnik, S., Yang, Y., & Bowles, K. H. (2018). Home care admission information: What nurses need and what nurses have. A mixed methods study. Nursing Informatics 2018 (NI 2018): ICT to Improve Quality and Safety at the Point of Care, June 6-8, 2018, Guadalajara, Mexico.

    July 10

  • Claire Milner

    Faculty Research Published

    Clare Milner, PhD, FACSM (@ClareEMilner), associate professor, and Jillian Hawkins, MS, doctoral student, in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences recently published a research article in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research in collaboration with researchers at East Carolina University. The article 'Walking velocity and step length adjustments affect knee joint contact forces in healthy weight and obese adults' suggests those at risk for knee osteoarthritis take shorter steps during walking to protect the knee from high loads.

    July 10

  • HSAD Student Publications

    Korah Lovelace, as part of her experience as a University of Pennsylvania Department of Genetics scholar, she had her first research article published in Disease Models and Mechanisms. The title, "Prenatal ethanol exposure in mice phenocopies Cdon mutation by impeding Shh function in the etiology of optic nerve hypoplasia," is co-authored by Benjamin M. Kahn, Tanya S. Corman, Mingi Hong, Robert S. Krauss and Douglas J. Epstein.

    Health services administration senior Karol Zhong and Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, a clinical professor in the health administration department have had an article accepted for publication. "Attributes Used in Hospital Services’ Advertisements in a Metropolitan Newspaper’s Sunday Health Section," will appear in Health Marketing Quarterly and is slated to appear in Volume 35, Number 3, although this is subject to change.

    July 10

  • PhD students Dan Dychtwald and Lisa Lanza presenting at a workshop

    PhD Student Selected for Delta Omega

    Dan Dychtwald, a doctoral student in nutrition sciences,working with Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, was selected for membership in the Beta Omega Drexel Chapter of Delta Omega. Delta Omega is the national scholastic honorary society established in 1924 to recognize scholarship devotion to public health principles and outstanding service in public health. Election to membership in Delta Omega is intended to confer honor upon graduating students, faculty members and alumni with outstanding qualifications and to encourage further excellence in a devotion to public health work.

    July 9

  • Civic Engagement Results in Scholarship

    Drexel alumna and president of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Foundation, Sandy Sheller, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is the lead author of the article "Family Care Curriculum: A Parenting Support Program for Families Experiencing Homelessness" in the Maternal and Child Health Journal. This scholarship was the result of Joan Bloch, PhD, an associate professor in graduate nursing and the director of global health initiatives, reaching out and partnering with community stakeholders for community-based participatory action to improve maternal and child health in Philadelphia. Sheller and Karen Hudson, PhD, MSW, another community humanitarian, developed and implemented of family care curriculum, which is thoroughly described in the article. Co-authors include Hudson, Bloch, Bridget Biddle, MSW of the Maternity Care Coalition, and CNHP faculty members Stephanie Krauthamer Ewing, PhD, MPH, and Jaime C. Slaughter-Acey, PhD, MPH.

    July 9

  • Visiting Luthern Settlement House

    Joan Bloch, PhD, director of global health initiatives, and CNHP's Star Scholar, Megan Walsh, joined the Mandela Fellows as volunteers in West Philadelphia's shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Going to the Lutheran Settlement House and spending the hot afternoon working side by side with staff and the African leaders proved to be a meaningful experience.

    July 9

  • Grants Administrator Sought

    The College of Nursing and Health Professions is seeking a Grants Administrator to support faculty applying for research grants and contracts and to provide post-award management of funded research. This person will report to the Director of Grants Administration and work closely with faculty and personnel across the University, especially coordination of efforts with personnel in the Office of Research and Office of Research Accounting Services. See listing here.

    July 9

  •  Mandela Fellows Serah Naneu Mayon and Muhammad Ahmad Saddiq with CNHP's Joan Bloch, PhD, director of global health initiatives

    Two Nurses Selected as Mandela Fellows

    The cohort of Drexel's 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows have arrived. The Fellows represent a variety of disciplines and this year, two nurses are among this amazing, accomplished group of African leaders. Below is Serah Naneu Mayon from Kenya and Muhammad Ahmad Saddiq form Nigeria. Veronica Carey, PhD and Kate Clark, MPA and Joan Bloch, PhD are serving as Drexel's 2018 Mandela Fellow Peer Mentors.

    Don't forget about the Mandela Fellows Welcoming event when we get to know our guests from Africa.

    • Wednesday, July 11
    • 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
    • Three Parkway, room 612

    Register here.

    July 9

  • Bobbie Posmontier

    New Fellow Announced

    Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, an associate professor in graduate nursing, midwife and advanced practice psychiatric nurse, has been elected to be a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Being a fellow is considered one of nursing’s highest honors and not an easy task. An individual must demonstrate sustained work in an area of nursing that has a profound effect on research, education, practice and policy nationally and internationally. The American Academy of Nursing officially acknowledges Posmontier's outstanding contributions and achievements in nursing at the induction ceremony on the evening of November 3, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    July 5

  • Photo COURTESY OF NICOE: The mask that Stowe created in April 2014.

    CNHP Study Center of Article

    The results of an eight-year study by Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA, ATR, an assistant professor in the creative arts therapies program, was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer recently. Based on a paper published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ Open), it provides an overview of art therapy, PTSD and TBI in the military.

    July 5

  • Angela Colistra

    Opioid Faculty Expert talks to Business Journal

    Choosing a reputable treatment center for substance abuse is becoming more confusing because of government funding that became available through the 21st Century Cures Act. Angela Colistra, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the counseling and family therapy department and opioid use researcher talked to the Philadelphia Business Journal about the surge in treatment centers.

    July 3

  • Vicki Schwartz

    Faculty Lecture Given

    On June 4, 2018 Vicki S. Schwartz, DCN, RD, LDN, CNSC, FAND, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, presented a lecture entitled: "Pleading My Case: Evidence for the Optimal Diet" to the Philadelphia Bar Association. This keynote presentation launched a new program initiated by the Wellness Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association to improve the health and performance among attorneys in the Philadelphia area.

    July 3

  • Stella Volpe PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM, professor and chair, nutrition sciences department and Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC, associate professor in the creative arts therapies department

    Research Summer Workshops

    Continuing the Summer Workshp Series, the next event is scheduled for July 11.

    Developing Meaningful Relationships with Program Officers

    • July 11, 12–1 p.m.
    • Three Parkway, Room 639


    • Stella Volpe PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM, professor and chair, nutrition sciences department
    • Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC, associate professor in the creative arts therapies department

    Please register here.

    July 3

  • Unplug Wednesdays

    Mindful Yoga Class
    Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
    Three Parkway, 2nd Floor Yoga Studio

    When: Wednesday 8-8:50 a.m. ~ follows the term schedule all year.
    Where: Three Parkway, 2nd floor yoga studio. Maximum 50 people.
    Format: Drop-in weekly, monthly or come when you can and leave at any time.
    Rules: Silence cell phones. No devices. Practice Scelf-care.
    Schedule: Studio door shuts at 8:05, thank you for your understanding.

    Please email Annette if you have any questions.

    Students, staff and faculty are WELCOME.

    Summer Term Classes – Wednesdays – 6/27 thru 8/29. *No class on July 4

    July 2

  • Veronica Carey

    10000 Hours Podcast Participation

    Drexel Online launched a new podcast series on Monday, June 25 called 10,000 Hours. All six episodes of season one went live on the 25th. CNHP's Veronica Carey, PhD, assistant dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, associate clinical professor, is a guest on the podcast and discusses her travels bringing behavioral health around the globe and what psychiatric rehabilitation looks like.

    July 2

  • Drexel's LGTBQ+ Ally banner

    LGBTQ+ Ally Training for Faculty and Professional Staff

    The Office of Equality and Diversity is hosting it's next LGBTQ+ Ally Training for faculty and professional staff on Tuesday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the James E. Marks Intercultural Center (3225 Arch Street). You can register for this event through Career Pathway in DrexelOne.

    July 2

  • Nutrition Sciences Dissertation Defense

    Please join us to support Michele Nicolo, PhD Candidate in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, who will defend her dissertation on July 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm in Three Parkway, Room 206. Dissertation Title: Predictors of Hemoglobin A1c Among Adults 40 to 59 Years of Age in the United States: National Health and Nutrition Examination.

    Survey Chair:

    • Stella Volpe, PhD Nutrition Sciences


    Drexel Committee Members:

    • Joseph Boullata, PharmD Nutrition Sciences, Drexel
    • Patricia Shewokis, PhD Nutrition Sciences, Drexel
    • Deeptha Sukumar, PhD Nutrition Sciences, Drexel
    • Sinclair Smith, ScD Health Sciences, Drexel
    • Charlene Compher, PhD School of Nursing, Penn

    July 2

  • CNHP Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FAAN, conference co-chair and CNHP faculty Rita K. Adeniran, DrNP, RN, CMAC, NEA-BC, FAAN, Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN, conference co-chair Veronica Carey, PhD, CPRP and Laura Valenti, executive director for College engagement, marketing and communications

    PA Healthcare Mosaic

    In partnership with The Nurse Diversity Council of the Pennsylvania Action Coalition, CNHP hosted hosted an amazing conference, Pennsylvania’s Healthcare Mosaic: Achieving Excellence in Care for All, on June 26 – 27. You can view the program here and read our Twitter feed!

    Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN delivered the keynote address covering a variety of topics related to nursing and nurse leadership. Conference co-chairs CNHP’s Rita K. Adeniran, DrNP, RN, CMAC, NEA-BC, FAAN, co-chair of the PA Action Coalition Nurse Diversity Council, and Veronica Carey, PhD, CPRP, were among the speakers on the 26th.

    Special thanks to the Department of College Engagement, Marketing and Communications especially Wayne Miller, events manager, Laura Valenti, executive director, Craig Schlanser, senior graphic designer and Roberta Perry, communications manager.

    July 2

  • Group of adults in group counseling

    Minority Mental Health Month

    July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Since mental health conditions do not discriminate by race, color, gender, background or identity. But where background and identity play a big role is in access to treatment. The U.S. House of Representatives declared July Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

    Throughout the month, we will be sharing information, tips and resources from CNHP's faculty and experts about mental health services and care. We look forward to your comments and insights.

    July 2

  • Family Caregivers Interest Group

    Family Caregivers: Research, Policy, Practice and Education

    We are holding an initial interest group on the topic of family caregivers. New legislation addressing the needs of family caregivers will impact health care delivery and hence how we instruct students in identifying, assessing and addressing family caregiver needs.

    Please join us to discuss these trends, explore how we are addressing family caregivers in coursework, and research we may be conducting in this area.

    July 10, 2018 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Location TBD

    RSVP Here


    • Introductions
      What are you doing or what to do in the space of family caregiving?

    • Purpose of Meeting Overview of Demographics and Emerging Policies
      Robyn Stone, DrPH, Who Will Care for Mom and Grandma: Family Caregiving Today and Tomorrow

    • Scholarship at CNHP
      Carol Okupniak, DNP, RN-BC, Update on Pilot Simulation Project
      Guy Diamond, PhD, Facilitated conversation on new collaborations

    • Next Steps

    • Adjourn


    July 1

  • Mandela Fellows, Young African Leaders

    Conversations Across Borders with the Mandela Fellows

    Veronica Carey, PhD, assistant dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Joan Bloch, PhD, director of Global Health Initiatives invite you to join us as we dialogue with our esteemed 2018 Mandela Fellows, Young African Leaders who are guests of Drexel University this summer.

    The College of Nursing and Health Professions is proud to provide this opportunity for an interesting and relaxing welcome reception to the 2018 Mandela Fellows in our Center City location. Concerned about health equity and global health?

    Please join us at an Open House

    Wednesday, July 11
    3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
    Three Parkway, room 612

    Who are the Mandela Fellows? Selected to the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the Fellows, who are between the ages of 25 and 35, have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive impact in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Why and what are they doing at Drexel? Drexel's Office of International Programs, in partnership with LeBow's Institute for Strategic Leadership (ISL) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of State to be a host university for the 2018 Mandela Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Drexel is hosting 25 Fellows for a six-week residential civic leadership development training program at LeBow College of Business that began June 21.

    Register here.

    July 1

  • Dean's Rapid Response Relevant Grant

    From the desk of Laura N. Gitlin, PhD
    Distinguished University Professor and Dean

    I am committed to supporting all faculty in expanding their respective scholarship, enhancing competitiveness for external funding support and nurturing innovation in inquiries to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and our communities.

    Evolving a fully supportive structure for scholarship in the College of Nursing and Health Professions will require a bit of time so that we can engage in strategic planning, and put into place the refinements needed to our infrastructures including a review of workload structures, our grant submission procedures and so forth. While we proceed with a thoughtful, inclusive approach to moving forward and addressing gaps, concerns and issues, I believe different strategies can be implemented now to help support and move forward scholarship.

    To this end, I am introducing a new initiative - The Dean’s Rapid Response Relevant (R3) Grant Mechanism for full-time faculty only. This mechanism is designed to promote a rapid learning health scholarship enterprise (see Riley et al. Clinical and Translational Medicine 2013, 2:10)

    In the four months since I have been Dean, many of you have approached me with exciting pedagogical, clinical, and use-inspired scholarship ideas. The purpose of this R3 mechanism is to provide small funds, on a biannual basis, to support short-term (rapid) projects that have potential to yield critical data or demonstrate proof of concept that in turn can contribute to seeking other sources of funding to grow a program of scholarship.

    Please note, this mechanism complements and does not replace other internal sources of scholarship support at our College and in the University. The number of projects funded will depend upon a number of factors including their significance and potential, the total budgets requested and available funds. My hope is to fund 2 to 4 grants in this first call and second round, evaluate progress and then determine next steps for this type of mechanism. Click here for application details.

    I look forward to your feedback about this mechanism and to reviewing your submissions.

    July 1

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