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  • Physician assistant class of 2017 receives 100% pass rate on exam

    Class of 2017 receives a perfect score

    CNHP's physician assistant Class of 2017 earned 100% first-time pass rate on their Physician Assistant Certification examination.

    Congratulations to all our students on their success and to the faculty and professional staff who helped them along every step of the way!

    May 31

  • Michael Bruneau

    Faculty presents at Clinical Exercise Physiology Association

    Michael Bruneau Jr., PhD, assistant teaching professor in health sciences will be presenting a webinar titled "The Role of Genomics in Exercise Science and Health" on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 for the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association.

    Exercise genomics is a transdisciplinary science involving the study of genetics in the fields of exercise science and sports medicine. The aim of exercise genomics is to elucidate the biological and behavioral mechanisms underlying the therapeutic benefits of exercise for health promotion and disease prevention. Accordingly, the aim of this webinar is to provide participants with information on the use of genetic information and its application to exercise and health/fitness related outcomes.

    Learn more and register.

    May 31

  • Health sciences students Elizabeth Sinclair, Marissa Pontarelli, Kyra Gray and Mikayla McGrath with their professor, Michael Bruneau, Jr., PhD presenting their posters at Pennoni Honors College’s Week of Undergraduate Excellence.

    Four students present their research

    Elizabeth Sinclair, Marissa Pontarelli, Kyra Gray and Mikayla McGrath, health sciences students of Michael Bruneau, Jr., PhD, presented at the Pennoni Honors College Week of Undergraduate Excellence on May 17.

    Student and their poster presentations:

    • Kyra Gray, Lipid Responses to Aerobic Exercise in Chronic Kidney and End-Stage Renal Disease: A Meta-Analysis
    • Mikayla McGrath, The Blood Pressure Response to Aerobic Exercise in Chronic Kidney and End-Stage Renal Disease: A Meta-Analysis
    • Marissa Pontarelli, The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Appetite-Regulating Hormones and Perceived Hunger in Normal Weight and Obese Adults: A Pilot Study
    • Elizabeth Sinclair, Physical Activity Assessment among Men Undergoing Genetic Counseling for Inherited Prostate Cancer: A Teachable Moment

    May 31

  • Chalice Jenkins presents at DUCOM

    Chalice Jenkins Presents to DUCOM Students

    On May 14 at the Queen Lane campus, Chalice Jenkins, PhD presented an introductory lesson on Motivational Interviewing to first and second year Drexel University College of Medicine medical students. Almost 30 students attended and learned micro- counseling skills to be utilized in healthcare.

    May 29

  • Development Award Recipient Announced

    Center for Family Intervention Science Development Award Given

    This year, assistant professors in the Center for Family Intervention Science were invited to use Center funding for their professional development or the development of their students. As part of this program, Center core faculty, Stephanie Krauthamer-Ewing, PhD, MPH, will be sending her student, Katherine Dilks, LMFT, doctoral student and graduate student research assistant in the counseling and family therapy department, to the Society for Prevention Research conference in Washington D.C. Dilks was selected to present a poster titled, "Moderators of Role-Confusion in Depressed Mothers and Their Children in a Low-Income Minority Sample" and was also awarded a travel scholarship from Society for Prevention Research (SPR). The Center and SPR will be covering her travel, registration and lodging to promote her development as a young scientist.

    Congratulations Katherine!

    May 29

  • Chalice Jenkins presents at LPCA Conference

    Chalice Jenkins Presents at Regional Conference and Convention

    Chalice Jenkins, PhD, LPC, NCC, assistant clinical professor in CNHP's Counseling and Family Therapy department, was honored to present Trauma, Addiction, and Motivational Interviewing to 86 attendees at the 30th annual Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia's regional conference and convention on May 10, 2018!

    May 29

  • Deeptha Sukumar

    CNHP Seed Grant for 2018 Awarded

    Deeptha Sukumar PhD, assistant professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, has been awarded a seed grant in the amount of $24,700 by the CNHP Research Committee. This one-year project titled "Magnesium, Systemic Inflammation and Body Composition-M-SiB Trial" will investigate the role of magnesium supplementation on biomarkers of systemic inflammation and body composition in adults who are undergoing energy restriction. Co-Investigators are Stella Volpe PhD, professor and chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences, Renee Amori, MD, assistant professor, Department of Endocrinology at DuCoM and Juan Muniz, PhD, assistant research professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences.

    May 28

  • PA Healthcare Mosaic Conference

    PA Healthcare Mosaic

    Nurse Diversity Council of the PA Action Coalition is hosting its biannual conference: “Pennsylvania’s Healthcare Mosaic: Achieving Excellence in Care for All” on June 26th, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. The conference will be hosted in partnership with Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions.

    The conference will explore the themes of equity, cultural competence and confident humility and discuss the complex relationships between inclusion, discrimination, social determinants of health and health outcomes through both research and practical perspectives. Learn from healthcare experts, including Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN.

    Click here for information or to register.

    May 28

  • Transgender symbol

    Transgender Mental Healthcare for Older Adults

    For older individuals struggling with gender identity, mental healthcare providers are often a primary entry point into the healthcare system. New research suggests hidden strengths: integration of family-centered and interdisciplinary care teams. Check out the recent post on QSPACES.org, an LGBTQ+ healthcare blog co-written by Center for Family Intervention Science staff and public health graduate student, Cameron McConkey.

    May 28

  • Stella Volpe

    New Chief Announced

    Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, became Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Current Nutrition Reports, published by Springer.

    May 28

  • Creative arts therapies faculty member, Nancy Gerber, PhD and students at the Fourteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

    Creative Arts Therapies Students and Faculty Make Presention

    Nancy Gerber, PhD and four first-year PhD students attended and presented at the 14th annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI) at the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL from May 16-May 19, 2018.

    Attendance at the conference is connected to a course on innovative and emergent research methods for the students, and continuing scholarship for Gerber. The four students, Marygrace Berberian, Katrina Caroll-Haskins, Clarissa Karlsson and Nalini Prakash, along with Gerber, gave a presentation entitled "Intrinsic Arts-Based Research— arts-based practices studying intersubjective transformative phenomena in the creative arts therapies which stimulated creative conversation and evoked new ideas for future research."

    In addition Gerber organized and presented a panel on "Ethical Considerations and Discourse in Arts-Based Research." The panel consisted of distinguished arts-based researchers including Richard Siegesmund, PhD, University of Northern Illinois, Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, PhD, University of Georgia, and Dafna Moriya, PhD, The Center for Arts-Based Research and Change, Israel. Gerber and Siegesmund also co-facilitated a pre-conference symposium on arts-based research entitled "Conversations and Constructions in Troubled Times." Natalie Carlton, PhD, director of the master's program in Art Therapy and Counseling, also attended and presented at the conference with another PhD candidates, Jessica Drass, and a colleague from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rumi Clinton. The presentation was entitled "Illustrating Stories: Graphic Novel and Comics as Autoethnography." Drass also presented "You are Here: Mapping and Performing Data Through Artistic Inquiry."

    May 28

  • Research Awards Announced

    2017-2018 Drexel Research, Scholarship and Creativity Awards & Provost Awards for Teaching, Scholarship and Professional Service

    Faculty Summer Research for Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty

    Jaime Slaughter, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Systems & Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Scholarly Materials and Research Equipment for Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty

    Jasreen Sekhon, PhD, CFS, Assistant Professor, Culinary Arts & Food Science, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    May 25

  • Research Grant Support

    The Intent to Submit Grant Proposal Form is available to initiate communication and coordination among everyone involved in preparing and submitting a grant proposal. The form is completed by faculty and staff as soon as a decision is made to apply for a research award. The form provides essential information to initiate the workflow process including foundation awards supported by Institutional Advancement. Following receipt of the form, a meeting a planning meeting will be scheduled.

    The form is available on the College’s Research website under the Resources link and via Intent to Submit Grant Proposal Form

    Please submit completed forms and any questions via the following email: onhpr@drexel.edu.

    May 25

  • ACE nursing students doing their clinical day at Tallaght Hospital in Dublin along with Clinical Placement Coordinator Ruth Heather (in navy), the Director for Centre of Learning and Development, Helen Teague (in black), and the Nurse Practice Development Coordinator, Shauna Ennis (in white).

    ACE students in Ireland

    The College of Nursing and Health Professions has partnered with Trinity College Dublin to send nine Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) Nursing students to attend an International School Program at The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College. This unique experience provides theoretical and clinical opportunities that will provide a more global view of nursing, healthcare, and healthcare systems.

    Faculty: Donna M Ruelens-Trinkaus, PhD, and Maura A Nitka, MSN

    Students:

    • Marissa Buck
    • Brianna Devenny
    • Sonya Fafaj
    • Mary Fillmore
    • Brighid Gleeson
    • Melinda Kennedy
    • Chassidy King
    • Samantha Lattie
    • Jacqueline Whitley

    May 24

  • Student nurses elected to leadership roles

    On Saturday, April 7, results of elections for the 2018-2019 National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Board of Directors, and Nominating and Elections Committee were announced. The new officers were installed during the closing session of the House of Delegates meeting.

    NSNA congratulates the following newly elected officers:

    2018-2019 Board of Directors

    • Madeleine A. Misus , Vice President, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
    • Taylor Tilton , Director, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

    2018-2019 Nominating and Elections Committee

    • Kruti Patel , Eastern Election Area, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

    Congratulations to you all!

    May 24

  • Rose-Ann Ghalili

    Women in Science Panel

    Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD has been invited by the Materials Research Society and Drexel Graduate Women in Science to be a speaker at a STEM event on May 23.

    The event will begin with brief talks from each of six professionals and academics on their path including pivotal events in their careers, influential mentors, work-life balance strategies and other personal and professional experiences. Following the talks, there will be a panel Q&A session and time for mingling and networking with the students and other attendees.

    May 23

  • New continuing education course for counselors

    New CE course for LPCs, NCC and creative arts therapists

    Strategies addressing threatening behavior is the goal of a new workshop.

    "Using the "Gentleness" Mindset: Blending Western and Eastern De-escalation Approach to Redirect Threatening Energy" is scheduled for June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.This workshop integrates group discussion, activities and problem-solving simulations in order to meet the needs of the diverse populations we serve.

    Click here for more info and to register.

    May 23

  • Mental Health Awareness Fair

    NAMI on Campus Drexel presents

    Mental Health Awareness Fair

    May 23 from 5-8pm
    Race Lawn

    In honor of mental health awareness month, NAMI on Campus Drexel is hosting a fair!

    • Games, food music, prizes and educational materials!
    • Learn about the prevalence of mental illness on our campus!
    • Come meet our members and learn what we are all about!

    May 22

  • Student Receives Travel Award

    Nutrition sciences PhD student Rosemary DeLuccia received an American Society for Nutrition (ASN) travel award for $800. DeLuccia, who works with Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, will be presenting a poster at the ASN 2018 conference in Boston in June.

    May 21

  • Research Committee Summer Workshop Series

    Summer dates and topics

    Join a Review Panel: A great way to learn about the ins and outs of grant making

    June 12 from 12 - 1 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639

    Speakers: Margaret Finley, PT, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and Robert J. Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA, professor and associate dean for research

    Developing Meaningful Relationships with Program Officers

    July 11 from 12 - 1 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639

    Speakers: Stella Volpe PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences and Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC, associate professor in the Department Creative Arts Therapies

    Recruiting Participants for Your Research Project: Tips and Opportunities

    August 1 from 12 - 1 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639

    Speaker: Lisa Chiarello, PhD, director of the PhD and DHSc programs in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences and associate director of the Center for Family Intervention Science

    May 21

  • Research Committee Summer Workshop Series

    Summer dates and topics

    Join a Review Panel: A great way to learn about the ins and outs of grant making

    June 12 from 12 - 1 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639

    Speakers: Margaret Finley, PT, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and Robert J. Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA, professor and associate dean for research

    Developing Meaningful Relationships with Program Officers

    July 11 from 12 - 1 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639

    Speakers: Stella Volpe PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences and Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC, associate professor in the Department Creative Arts Therapies

    Recruiting Participants for Your Research Project: Tips and Opportunities

    August 1 from 12 - 1 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639

    Speaker: Lisa Chiarello, PhD, director of the PhD and DHSc programs in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences and associate director of the Center for Family Intervention Science

    May 21

  • Ramadan Kareem

    Blessed Month of Ramadan

    Ramadan is being celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It is a time of fasting, abstaining from food and drink throughout the daylight hours, reconnection with God through repentance and worship, prayer, and charity. Please feel free to greet those of Muslim faith with a smile and a cheerful “Ramadan Kareem” which translates to Happy or Blessed Ramadan to send your well wishes for the holy month.

    The Board of Directors  for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites you to read this article to learn about the meanings and principles of Ramadan.

    May 18

  • Mary Czerwinski, PhD Principle Researcher and Research Manager, Visualization and Interaction (VIBE) Research Group at Microsoft

    Using Technology for Health and Wellbeing

    How can we create technologies to help us reflect on and change our behavior, improving our health and overall wellbeing?

    Distinguished Speaker Series Presents Mary Czerwinski, PhD

    May 21, 2018

    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    In this talk, Czerwinski, principle researcher and research manager of Microsoft's VIBE group, will briefly describe the last several years of work her research team has been doing in this area. They have developed wearable technology to help families manage tense situations with their children, mobile phone-based applications for handling stress and depression, as well as logging tools that can help you stay focused or recommend good times to take a break at work.

    The overarching goal in all of this research is to develop tools that adapt to the user so that they can maximize their productivity and improve their health.

    James E. Marks Intercultural Center
    Ida Chen Room (Basement of Academic Building. Entrance is on Arch Street.)
    3225 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Light Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

    Register now.

    May 17

  • Kids taking part of the Inspire the Child to Dream day at Drexel

    Inspire a Child to Dream Day

    For Inspire a Child to Dream Day, the Department of Nutrtition Sciences put together a nutrition activity for six- and seven-year olds. There were three 45-minute sessions throughout the morning, each with about 12 children. They began each session by introducing the MyPlate food group guide and would ask the kids what they knew about healthy eating (and they knew a lot!). Faculty, students and children then did a nutrition crossword puzzle as a group, read each crossword clue out loud and kids would almost always know the answer. Lastly, they also made yogurt parfaits, vanilla yogurt, cocoa puffs and fresh strawberries, as an example of a healthy snack. By the end of the last session, there was no morsel of food left. Safe to say they enjoyed it!

    May 17

  • Loretta Jemmotte

    Using Technology for Health and Wellbeing

    Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD is participating in a discussion titled "Building Healthy Communities: Identification of Successful Community-Based Programs, with a Keen Focus on Prevention and Personal Responsibility" at the 11th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. 

    An overview of conference topics

    • Student Research Forum: Training The Next Generation of Leaders
    • How Addressing the Social Determinants of Health – Such as Poverty, Environmental Stressors, Income, Educational Attainment, Housing, Tobacco Use, Water and Air Quality and Others – Will Reduce Health Disparities
    • Prevention and Personal Responsibility: Major Themes in Reducing Health Disparities
    • Climate Change/Catastrophic Weather Events: The Impact on Our Aging and Crumbling Infrastructure, Human Health, Environment and the Economy
    • Translational Research and the Development of Public Policy in Reducing Health Disparities
    • Roundtable Discussion with Congressional, State and Local Officials: Their Individual and Collective Roles in Reducing Health Disparities
    • Human Trafficking as a Public Health issue: Health Challenges and the role of Health Providers
    • Gun Violence as a Major Public Health Issue in the United States
    • The Opioid Crisis: What’s Going On, and Where Do We Go From Here?
    • Building Healthy Communities: Identification of Successful Community-Based Programs, with a keen focus on prevention and personal responsibility

    “One thing is certain, to have healthy people, we must have healthy communities to live, work and play.”

    May 17

  • Introducing the Stein Family Fellowship Symposium

    “The Rapidly Growing Field of Natural Language Processing (NLP)”

    Natural Language Processing (NLP), an exciting and rapidly growing field, focuses on extracting meaning from clinical texts (like discharge notes or scientific literature). The Stein Family Symposium brings researchers and data scientists together to discuss developing approaches and applications of NLP in clinical settings. Speakers plan to discuss the use of NLP with vocabularies grounded in different clinical disciplines.

    Join the Symposium facilitator and Stein Family Fellow, Paulina Sockolow, DrPH, MS, MBA, associate professor, health systems and sciences research department, to learn more of this interesting topic and to participate in an exchange of ideas.

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    11 a.m. Speakers
    Noon Luncheon

    Three Parkway, Room 1043

    Guest speakers include:

    David Gefen, PhD, Provost Distinguished Research Professor, academic director of the doctorate in Business Administration Program, Decision Sciences and MIS, LeBow College of Business

    Maxim Topaz, PhD, RN, MA, postdoctoral research fellow, Harvard Medical School

    Jake Williams, PhD, assistant professor, Information Science, College of Computing & Informatics

    Space is limited. If planning to attend, please respond by clicking here no later than Wednesday, May 23.

    May 16

  • Lisa Chiarello

    CFIS Spring 2018 Speaker Series

    Family Intervention Science: Spring 2018 Speaker Series

    The Center for Family Intervention Science is excited to bring to the community a speaker series on family engagement and family-centered research and practice.

    May

    "Family-Centered Care and Engagement" 

    Presenter: Lisa Chiarello, PT, PhD, FAPTA
    Associate director, Center for Family Intervention Science
    Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

    Thursday, May 24, 2018
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
    Three Parkway, Room 1090, On-Site or Webinar Location

    Live seating is extremely limited - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

    This talk will be recorded and therefore ask live attendees to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. We do ask that questions and comments are reserved until the end to maintain the quality of the video.

    May 16

  • Graduate College Award Nominees

    The College has nominated the following students for Graduate College Awards.

    • Common Good Award – Jerry Nuter, PhD candidate, Nursing
    • Outstanding Mentorship Award – Amanda Costanzo, Physician Assistant
    • Research Excellence (master’s non-continuing) – Abeer Aljahdali, Nutrition Sciences
    • Research Excellence (post-candidacy doctoral student) - Karolina Bryl, PhD candidate, Creative Arts Therapy
    • Outstanding Dissertation – Kim Ward (Wynarczuk), PhD candidate, Rehabilitation Sciences

    The decsion on University awards will be made at end of month.

    May 16

  • Drexel clinician writing workshop

    Therapeutic Writing for Clinicians

    Saturday May 19, 2018
    9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Three Parkway Building, Room 1043

    This is an experiential workshop based on the work of Kathleen Adams LPC and Deborah Ross, LCP and introduces participants to the concept of ‘therapeutic” writing and discusses the pitfalls of using “regular” writing for recovery. Participants will learn about the three qualities that make writing therapeutic and will also learn how writing in a certain way can literally shape new neural pathways in our brain.

    This modality works well for clients who are battling trauma, sudden changes in life circumstances, anxiety or depression and helps them create a safe, contained space in which to explore their feelings in a completely private and nonjudgmental manner. For information and to register, click here.

    May 15

  • Ann McDonough Madden, MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA, assistant clinical professor in the Physician Assistant department and Brenda Douglass, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CDE, CTTS, program director in Doctorate of Nursing Practice and assistant clinical professor in Nurse Practitioner MSN and Advanced Practice Nursing

    2018 Teaching Excellence Awards

    Each year, members of the College of Nursing and Health Professions Teaching Excellence Awards committee review the dossiers of departmental nominees in an effort to select online and on site awardees.

    The 2018 awardees are:

    CNHP Teaching Excellence (On-site) Award

    Ann McDonough Madden, MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA
    Assistant Clinical Professor
    Physician Assistant Department

    CNHP Teaching Excellence (Online) Award

    Brenda Douglass, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CDE, CTTS
    Program Director, Doctorate of Nursing Practice
    Assistant Clinical Professor
    Nurse Practitioner MSN and Advanced Practice Nursing

    Congratulations Drs. Madden and Douglass!

    May 15

  • Deanna Schaffer

    Schaffer to become Wharton Leadership Fellow

    Deanna Schaffer, PhD, RN, chair of the BSN co-op programs has been accepted to be a fellow in this year's American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN)/Wharton Executive Nursing Leadership Fellows Program.

    Offered by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, this four-day program is taught by Wharton faculty, who present relevant and timely content designed to advance academic administrators to a higher level of leadership. The program will be held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from August 6 through August 9, 2018.

    Congratulations Dr. Schaffer!

    May 15

  • Tools of the Trade

    During May's "Tools of the Trade" discussion “Groups: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly”, we will take a closer look at group work. An informal presentation on group work will be followed by sharing and discussion.

    All are welcome.

    Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 17 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

    Zoom link
    iPhone one-tap: US: +1.646.876.9923,131149412# or +1.669.90.06833, 131149412#
    Telephone: US: +1 646.876.9923 or +1.669.900.6833 or +1.408.638.0968  Meeting ID: 131 149 412

    May 14

  • Ellen Bass, PhD

    ASSURE-X Technology Fair

    Ellen Bass, professor and chair of Health Systems and Sciences Research and Fellow, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) presented FAA-sponsored research about the human factors of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018, in Denver, CO, April 30 – May 3, 2018.

    May 14

  • Peppers, eggplant and tomatoes

    Potted Plant Sale

    Chef Chuck Ziccardi and the Center for Food and Hospitality Management is having a summer-vegetable potted plant sale!

    Potted varieties of heirloom and planter-friendly tomatoes, eggplants and peppers.

    Tomatoes: yellow pear, cherry, Black Krim, Golden Orange Jubilee, Oxheart, Moneymaker, Brandywine

    Eggplant: Black Beauty, Violetta Lunga (long Italian) and Listada de Gandia (striped Italian)

    Peppers: jalapeño (medium heat), cayenne (hot), bell (mild), sweet banana, Douce D’Espagne (sweet Spanish), New Mexico red (medium), cubanelle (large sweet frying) and casabella (small, medium-hot)

    Green Basil

    Anyone unable to attend either date can contact Chef Chuck Ziccardi directly to make alternate arrangements to purchase plants.

    May 11 and 18
    2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Academic Building
    33rd and Arch Sts.
    6th Floor

    Only $2.00 per plant (cash only)

    Proceeds go to funding Kitchen Garden projects.

    May 14

  • CNHP alumnus Jeff Evans, PA-C `00

    PA Alumnus to give Keynote at AAPA Conference

    Jeff Evans is a mountaineer, a leader, a CNHP alumnus and the AAPA18 general session keynote speaker. Evans has walked the halls of New College Building at Drexel University, spent many hours in Lecture Hall A as a PA student and collected wonderful inspirational experiences as a PA, mountaineer and world-renowned adventurer he wants to share. He began his career as a wilderness EMT in Joshua Tree, California. Evans' love of the Himalaya and continuing desire to pay it forward sent him to Nepal with a mobile medical team following the devastating earthquake in 2015.

    The following year, he accepted the role of chief medic for the highest helicopter based search and rescue team to ever operate on the flanks of Mount Everest. In 2017, Evans served as the medical lead for a trauma team on the front lines in the liberation of Mosul, Iraq, from ISIS. He has been featured on ABC’s Expedition Impossible, CNN, The Doctors and The Travel Channel. In addition, Evans will be awarded the P. Jean Drew MD Award at the physician assistant alumni reception at the at the American Academy of Physician Assistants Conference in recognition of an alum who integrates the highest levels of caring and humanitarianism in their clinical practice.

    The alumni reception will be on Monday, May 21, 2018, from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at Barcadia 601 Tchoupitoulas Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 Phone: 504.335.1740

    May 14

  • BSN Job Opportunities at Merck

    Merck understands that Nursing has many faces. We are currently recruiting BSNs for our open Junior Associate Clinical Research Associate positions. We would like to offer this opportunity to those who are interested in travel, working from home and making a difference in improving and saving lives. No experience is necessary as we will train them via our Clinical Research Associate Training Program. The only requirement is a BSN. Interested candidates may apply today at www.Merck.com, requisition CLI007153 or here direct link to posting https://bit.ly/2IH7wum.

    May 14

  • Motivational Interviewing in Healthcare

    Curious about Motivational Interviewing?

    Chalice Jenkins, PhD, a Drexel assistant clinical professor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Counselor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions' Counseling and Family Therapy Department will present a workshop on "Motivational Interviewing in Healthcare Settings." Students can expect to learn how to embrace the spirit of motivational interviewing in an effort to increase effective communication with patients. At this training, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Learn what motivational interviewing is and how it is used.
    • Observe ineffective and effective ways to communicate with patients.
    • Identify counseling skills.
    • Practice a counseling skill.
    • Process the practice of the core counseling skill.

    Monday, May 14th
    12-1 p.m.
    Drexel University Queen Lane Campus - Auditorium B

    May 11

  • Motivational Interviewing in Healthcare

    Curious about Motivational Interviewing?

    Chalice Jenkins, PhD, a Drexel assistant clinical professor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Counselor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions' Counseling and Family Therapy Department will present a workshop on "Motivational Interviewing in Healthcare Settings." Students can expect to learn how to embrace the spirit of motivational interviewing in an effort to increase effective communication with patients. At this training, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Learn what motivational interviewing is and how it is used.
    • Observe ineffective and effective ways to communicate with patients.
    • Identify counseling skills.
    • Practice a counseling skill.
    • Process the practice of the core counseling skill.

    Monday, May 14th
    12-1 p.m.
    Drexel University Queen Lane Campus - Auditorium B

    May 11

  • Brandy-Joe Milliron

    Faculty gives free webinar for researchers

    A webinar, "Developing High Impact Research Poster Presentations." was given by CNHP's Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD and Lehman College's Katherine Gardner Burt, PhD on behalf of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.

    Research poster presentations provide important opportunities for researchers, practitioners, and nutrition educators to personally engage with a variety of people who share a common interest. Conference poster serve as both a meaningful backdrop while you share your work; and an informative tool that describes the most important features of your research or program. This webinar will present tips and best practices to help students and researchers design effective poster presentations.

    May 10

  • Drexel students and staff volunteer for the Pete and Jameer Nelson Foundation

    Students and staff Volunteering

    On Saturday, May 5, Dan Dychtwald and Lisa Lanza, both nutrition sciences PhD students, Jacqueline Walther, Kira Sy and Chrissy Thomopoulos, nutrition sciences master's students and Roberta Perry, CNHP's communications manager, participated in the Chester Youth and Family Summit. Lanza and Dychtwald conducted "The ABCs of Vitamins and Minerals" and "Mastering Micronutrients" workshops for parents while Sy, Walther and Thomopoulos handled cooking demos with the kids. Perry, part of the academic committee of the Pete and Jameer Nelson Foundation, coordinated CNHP nutrition students for the second time to give workshops for the Pete and Jameer Nelson Foundation.

    May 9

  • Stephen Gambescia

    New Faculty Publication

    Stephen Gambescia, PhD, a clinical professor in Health Administration and Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Public Health Education, recently published an opinion piece about the relationship between three sectors—public, private and nonprofit—in Inside Sources. "An Enduring Challenge to Philanthropy" looks at the politics of giving and receiving game-changing money.

    May 9

  • Commencement Regalia and Volunteer Info

    Please RSVP ot indicate your plans to participate and make arrangements for the rental of regalia for which you will have an option to pick up at the University or Center City Bookstores.

    THE LAST DAY TO RESPOND AND PLACE YOUR REGALIA ORDER IS FRIDAY, MAY 11.

    We are looking for faculty and staff volunteers for the various roles associated with commencement ceremonies. Please respond to this brief survey if you are willing to assist by serving as volunteer at either the College/Center ceremony at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts or the University-wide celebration at Citizens Bank Park.

    Transportation to The Mann Center for the Performing Arts is available one way as well as round trip. Make sure you complete that portion of the survey. It's the last question.

    May 8

  • TAP-BR for Dementia

    The results of a randomized pilot trial by Laura N. Gitlin, PhD and colleagues is now available in a recently published article in Alzheimer Disease & Associate Disorders. The article is titled "Effects of the Tailored Activity Program in Brazil (TAP_BR) for Persons with Dementia."

    May 8

  • Kathleen Fisher

    Kathleen Fisher featured in "Who is that Nurse?"

    Kathleen Fisher, PhD was chosen as this year's "Who is that Nurse?" by Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care (PCHC) a core program of the Philadelphia Mental Health Care Corporation (PMHCC). PCHC provides indirect health care support services for over 3,500 persons with intellectual disability in residential settings in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. The link to the featured article is at: https://www.pchc.org/

    May 7

  • Joke Bradt gives Keynote at the Pediatric Medical Creative Arts Therapies Conference

    Joke Bradt, PhD gave the keynote address at the Pediatric Creative Arts Therapies Conference at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This conference brought together national and international Creative Arts Therapists to share innovation in clinical practice and research. The conference was organized by Amy Troyano, an alum of the Drexel University Department of Creative Arts Therapies and Manager of the Child Life, Education, and Creative Arts Therapies Department at CHOP. Bradt's keynote focused on the state of current research in pediatric creative arts therapies and recommendations for future research.

    May 7

  • DPT Class of 2020 students Ryan Justice, Sam Vaughan, Maggie Dumm, and Elise Steinmetz at the 2018 Penn Relays

    Drexel PT at Penn Relays

    Rob Maschi, DPT and Kevin Gard, DPT, faculty from the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences' Running Performance and Research Center, along with several Doctor of Physical Therapy current students and recent graduates, volunteered at the Penn Relays this past weekend. The Penn Relays are the largest annual track and field competition. It is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field. Each year, PTRS faculty and students volunteer their time to provide medical assistance to injured runners.

    May 7

  • Congratulations - There's a new Doctor in the house!

    Please join the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing in congratulating Jennifer Coates, DNP who successfully defended her DNP project "Assessing Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students' Readiness to Engage in Difficult Conversations Upon Entry to Practice" at Wilmington University on April 24, 2018.

    Way to go, Dr. Coates! We are so proud of you!

    May 7

  • Love Your Heart - A Free Community Health Event

    Join us for an interactive conversation about women's heart health and free health screenings. All are welcome!

    Presented by Drexel University's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Community Wellness HUB.

    • Informal/interactive program with Drexel health professionals about reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke! (NO lectures!)
    • FREE blood pressure and stroke risk screening!
    • Refreshments and great conversation with your friends and neighbors!

    DATE: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    TIME: 6-7:30 p.m.
    LOCATION: Metropolitan Baptist Church - 3500 Baring Street. Elder Gregory Johnson, Sr., Pastor

    This event is FREE, but REGISTRATION IS APPRECIATED.
    RSVP by contacting Janine Barber at jkb48@drexel.edu or 215.991.8194 OR register online at drexel.edu/medicine/iwhl

    May 7

  • Jaime Slaughter

    Drexel Faculty Summer Research Award Given

    Jaime Slaughter-Acey, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Departments of Health Systems and Sciences Research and Graduate Nursing is the recipient of a 2018 Faculty Summer Research Award from the Drexel University Office of Research. The award recognizes her leadership, dedication and contribution in research and development with a primary focus on workplace learning and faculty development. The award will support Slaughter's growing research program, which focuses on the social significance of race and skin tone in relation to black women's pregnancy outcomes using an intersectional approach. The funded project," A Preliminary Investigation into Color Inequalities: The Relationship between Shades of Skin Color and Birth Outcomes in African American Women" will allow Slaughter-Acey to disseminate her work at national conferences and investigate skin color inequalities in relation to birth outcomes using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health.

    May 7

  • Christian Jordal, PhD, Director of the Master of Family Therapy Program, Assistant Clinical Professor, Coordinator of Student Experiential Learning

    Drexel Faculty Elected to North American Educational Accreditation Commission

    Associate Clinical Professor, Christian Jordal, PhD, was recently elected to a three-year position on the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) board, starting in 2019. More information may be found at: https://www.coamfte.org

    May 7

  • 2018 Culinary Award of Excellence in Entrepreneurship

    A Center for the Study of Food and The Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education are pleased to announce the Drexel Food Lab of Drexel University Center for Food and Hospitality Management as recipient of the 2018 Culinary Award of Excellence in Entrepreneurship. The Food Entrepreneurship Award identifies culinary programs that either 1) teach or encourage entrepreneurship in their programming or 2) implement revenue-generation and cost-savings into their operations. Drexel Food Lab had a stellar application and indicative of the innovative work at the Center.

    Congratulations to Drexel Food Lab's innovative work in health promotion and sustainability.

     

    May 7

  • Eat Right Now

    Drexel’s EAT.RIGHT.NOW. Program Partnering with Philly Community Schools

    Assistant Director, Jessica Cullison and Program Manager, Melissa Matsumura attended the city of Philadelphia Cohort II Meeting to support the established community school priorities in Samuel Gompers Elementary, George Washington High School and Alain Locke School. The Drexel EAT.RIGHT.NOW. program currently works in six of the 12 designated community school sites in Philadelphia, in which a school is identified as a neighborhood center to improve access to pressing community needs. Partners of the community school program, along with community school coordinators, Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell were all in attendance.

    Melissa Matsumura, in addition to Nutrition Educator Alyssa Kalter, were recognized in the priorities brochure published by the Mayor's Office of Philadelphia for being an active part in producing the plans for George Washington High School and Alain Locke Elementary. Congrats team!

    May 1