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  • Sherry Goodill, PhD, chair of the Creative Arts Therapies department

    National Award to Creative Arts Therapy Chair

    Sherry Goodill, PhD, a clinical professor and chair of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, was honored with the American Dance Therapy Association’s President’s Award during the recent 53rd Annual Conference of the ADTA in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    The award recognized Goodill’s service to the organization, and specifically as Project Lead for the 2016 Practice Analysis of dance/movement therapy in the US.

    October 31

  • Christiana Care Deadline Extended

    Christiana Care Health System is in search of candidates to fill future casual student nurse extern positions for our hospital. The student nurse extern positions will start on January 14, 2019.

    The Student Nurse Extern is a casual position and the work schedule is flexible. Most departments within Christiana Care are able to work around students' classes and clinical rotations. Applicants must be available to work 16 hours bi-weekly. Hospital based Student Nurse Applicants must be available to work any shift (Day, Evening, Midnight), along with working weekends and holidays.

    Hospital Based Student Nurse Externs provide hygiene, comfort measures and selected direct and indirect patient care activities and ancillary duties for pediatric, adolescent and adult patients under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.

    Please note: The Student Nurse Extern Position is a continuous, year-round position and is not meant as a winter or summer externship only.

    Please visit our career website and search for the follow requisition numbers to apply: Christiana Health System Nurse Externship: 45854. For questions, please contact Cathleen Mengel.

    October 31

  • Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in PhD program in creative arts therapies

    Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal Authorship Award

    An article by Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA, assistant professor in Creative Arts Therapies, along with Janell Mensinger, PhD, associate teaching professor in Dornsife School of Public Health, and creative arts therapies PhD students Jessica Drass, MA, ART-BC and Rebekka M. Dieterich-Hartwell, MA, BC-DMT has been selected by the Canadian Art Therapy Association Board as an exemplary work of art therapy scholarship.

    The article, entitled "Art Therapist-Facilitated Open Studio Versus Coloring: Differences in Outcomes of Affect, Stress, Creative Agency and Self-Efficacy," appeared in Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal helping to promote the Journal internationally. The CATA board also acknowledged Kaimal's dedicated service to the editorial board of the journal, and her promotion of the article internationally in conjunction with Drexel University.

    October 30

  • Laura Valenti, executive director of College Engagement, Marketing and Communications

    First Ever 'Best in Shoe' Award Given

    It should surprise no one that the very first award given for having fantastic footwear was given to Laura Valenti, executive director of College Engagement, Marketing and Communications. Valenti is fierce and always puts her best foot forward.

    The award was started by George Merritt in CNHPIT. Here's his explanation for why he decided to do this.

    "I came up with the fun idea walking down the hall one morning scoping out shoes as usual. I thought the award would encourage women to continue to be fierce,even at work! I am a firm believer that when you look good you feel good, and people that feel good are much happier to work with, but sometimes people need that extra push to put their best shoe forward in the workplace; hence the 'Best In Shoe Award!' Besides, I believe good shoes should always be recognized!

    I was originally doing it just with the few ladies on the tenth floor–I had no idea the award would catch on so fast, or that this many people would be excited and willing to participate. The competition has gotten fierce and the claws (or should I say stilettos) are OUT! I plan to give the award out weekly on Wednesdays. The winner signs the award with the date they won and displays it in their office for that week until the next winner is chosen."

    Merritt, who is infinitely qualified, will be the “judge” as he is an active fashion stylist for Philadelphia Fashion Week and knows a good pair of shoes when he sees one. He will walk around and view everyone who wishes to participate on Wednesdays and score shoes from 1-5 on heel height, material/style and outfit coordination. What he doesn't want is for participants to just throw on a great shoe for the judging. He wants the shoe to be the pièce de résistance of the outfit.

    For questions or to participate, please contact Merritt via email.

    October 30

  • Headshot of Joke Bradt, PhD

    Top 20 Most Downloaded Recent Papers

    An article entitled "Music interventions for dental anxiety" by Joke Bradt, PhD, an associate professor in Creative Arts Therapies, was published in Oral Diseases and is one of the journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers.

    What this means is tha amongst articles published between July 2016 and June 2018, Bradt's article received some of the highest downloads in the 12-months post online publication. It also generated immediate impact and helped to raise the visibility of Oral Diseases.

    Congratultions Dr. Bradt!

    October 30

  • Publication Award to Creative Arts Therapy Alumni Co-authors

    Two graduates of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies won the scholarship award from the Marian Chace Foundation of the American Dance Therapy Association at the recent 53rd Annual Conference of the ADTA. The award recognized Sara A. Simpkins, MA, and Kate Myers-Coffman, PhD, who co-authored the peer-reviewed article based on Simpkins' master’s study, “Continuing Bonds in the Body: Body Memory and Experiencing the Loss of a Caregiver During Adolescence.”

    October 30

  • Lisa Chiarello

    New article published in Physical Therapy

    Lisa Chiarello, PhD is the 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. She recently co-authored an article published in the Physical Therapy journal.

    The article discusses the importance of the collaboration among PTs, OTs and families to provide individualized services for children with cerebral palsy to promote their participation in family, self-care and recreational activities.

    October 30

  • Reminder: Applications for Scholars Program Due November 7

    Looking for a high-impact international experience?

    Applications open for the Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program, a nationally and internationally recognized capacity-building program that bridges gaps between scientific research, development practice and applied problem-solving in the context of improving global health. The Dornsife Scholars Program is a funded international experience that uses a mentorship model which allows students of all majors and educational levels to work alongside a major international non-government organization (INGO)—World Vision International—on humanitarian, global health and international development initiatives.

    For the 2019 Dornsife Scholar cohort, there are placement opportunities in over 20 countries in sub-Saharan. For the first time ever, we are excited to announce the addition of new World Vision country placement options in Southeast Asia.

    If you have questions, comments or considerations, feel free to contact Idris Robinson.

    October 30

  • Infant on a blanket

    Infant Massage Training Certification

    Become a CIMI® Certified Infant Massage Instructor. This is an evidence-based program designed for nurses, early intervention specialists, OT and PT, massage therapists and other interested professionals who are licensed and work with children.

    The program will be at Three Parkway on November 17 and 18. For additional information or to register, click here.

    October 29

  • Careers in Maternal and Child Health Networking Event

    Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Careers in Maternal and Child Health Networking Event

    Students interested in MCH will:

    • Meet multidisciplinary MCH professionals
    • Learn about MCH research opportunities and career paths
    • Discuss how to best prepare for a career in MCH with professionals and alumni.

    Refreshments will be available.

    October 29, 2018

    5-7 p.m.

    Nesbitt Hall

    RSVP  To sign up for the MCH newsletter or listserv, please email and include your degree program, department and anticipated graduation year.

    October 29

  • Gerrit K. Kimsma, PhD, MPhil

    Gerrit K. Kimsma, MD MD Giving Lecture on Practice of Euthanasia Today

    “Forty Years of the Practice of Euthanasia in the Netherlands AND Reflections on End-of-life Care in the United States”

    Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide remain controversial in the United States but less so in the Netherlands. At the forefront of the practice of euthanasia since its early years in the Netherlands, Kimsma supports the option of voluntary euthanasia. He is a general practitioner and a lecturer in medical ethics with an international reputation as a spokesperson regarding the arguments, outcomes and the structure of the evolving debate. He is crucially involved in structuring the legal and social conditions of the practice and conditions involved in monitoring euthanasia practice.

    Dr. Kimsma aims to:

    • Describe the Dutch developments of end-of-life practices over the past 40 years.
    • Discuss the effects of choosing ‘unbearable suffering’ as a justification on the medical indications for acceptable euthanasia and on death awareness of the Dutch.
    • Compare the arguments for or against voluntary active euthanasia and/or physician-assisted dying before and after a practice of 40 years.
    • Provide a comparison of Dutch and American practices.

     

    Monday, October 29, 2018
    5 – 5:30 p.m., light reception
    5:30 – 7 p.m. lecture and panel discussion
    Three Parkway, Room 1043
    1601 Cherry Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Cost: Complimentary

    Please click here to register. For more information contact: Constance K. Perry, PhD, associate professor of bioethics, at 267.359.5560 or Chalmers C. Clark, PhD, associate teaching professor of bioethics, at 267.359.5559.

    October 29

  • First Place for Poster at Leaders Conference

    "New Nursing Graduates’ Perceptions of Support," a poster by Stacy Hohenleitner, PhD, assistant clinical professor in BSN accelerated nursing program, was awarded first place at the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders annual conference.

    From the abstract booklet:

    New Nursing Graduates’ Perceptions of Support – Stacy Grant Hohenleitner, PhD, RN, NE-BC, NHA

    Supporting new nursing graduates (NGs) through the professional socialization transition process has been an ongoing challenge facing nursing leaders. As NGs begin their transition process, they begin to acclimate to their job responsibilities. It has been stated in the nursing NGs’ transition literature that NGs are provided with support during their transition period, yet, what is provided as support is not described or defined. Without support during their transition period, NGs could feel unsatisfied within their roles and resign from their positions or leave the nursing profession. The purpose of this research study was to explore the reflective perceptions of NGs regarding the support they received as well as what support they would have liked to receive during their transition process. The intention was to gain insight into providing support to NGs during their transition process.

    Thirty NGs participated in this qualitative study by completing an online survey. The findings of this study provided information regarding who provided support, what was provided and how this support was provided to NGs. The study results revealed that the NGs perceived they received support during their transition process. The findings reinforced that not all NGs desired or received similar sources of support. Desired support is something that is personal to and would need to be assessed and an individualized support plan created and implemented. The findings of this study can be utilized to personalize NGs’ orientation and residency programs through exploring each NG’s individual support needs. The findings indicated that the reflective perceptions of NGs contributed essential information to aid in successful transition of NGs to RNs. The findings from this study provided knowledge helpful for developing strategies to prepare nursing students for practice as well as to facilitate NGs’ transition into their RN roles.

    October 29

  • Physical therapy students on their annual service trip to Guatemala

    Drexel Physical Therapy in Guatemala

    Ramping up for the celebration of National Physical Therapy Month, a group of students traveled to Guatemala for their ninth annual service learning trip. To read about their trip, a day-by-day account, and see images, click here for their blog.

    October 29

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    Food and Brain Research Study Looking for Participants

    Food and Brain Research Study

    Research Objective : The purpose of our study is to learn more about how eating influences brain activity.

    If you are between 18 – 40 years of age, have NO allergies to dairy, wheat, soy, nuts, tomatoes or corn and wish to be part of a brain activity study, please contact Nasser Eating Behavior Laboratory at 267.359.6287 or email food.vs.brain@gmail.com.

    For additional information, click here.

    This research is conducted by a researcher who is a member of Drexel University and is approved by the Drexel University Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and the University's Human Research Protection Program.

    October 29

  • Garba dancers for Navaratri. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

    Hindu Dussehra Celebrated

    The festival of Navaratri culminates in the most celebrated holiday of all nine nights: Dasara (spellings vary). From the Sanskrit words for “remover of bad fate,” today’s Dussehra brings towering effigies to the streets of India, along with a host of ancient rituals and marked traditions. Many Hindus recognize the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, a demon, during an epic battle over Rama’s wife, Sita. It’s believed that Ravana had 10 heads, and thus, ten unfavorable qualities are rid from households with elaborate Yanga performances today; the unfavorable qualities include lust, anger, delusion, greed and jealousy.

    This holiday fell on October 19 this year.

    October 25

  • Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in PhD program in creative arts therapies

    Top of Mind Radio SHow Features Art Therapy

    Top of Mind with Julie Rose is a show where Rose interviews experts to address trending topics and headlines. On October 17, Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in creative arts therapies, talks to Rose about the trend of coloring books and if they really work in reducing stress. Listen here.

    October 25

  • Faculty and Alumni Attend Consortium Event

    Drexel faculty, Beth Chiatti, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in undergraduate nursing, and Joan Bloch, PhD, and associate professor and director of global health initiatives, along with Drexel alumnus, Sharon Byrne, DrDNP, gave Drexel nursing a presence at this year's Sigma Theta Tau's Tri-State Consortium Event. Now in the 32nd year, 23 area nursing school chapters of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the highly esteemed international honor society, come together for this annual event. Global excellence in nursing scholarship is the hallmark of STTI.

    October 25

  • Jennifer Nasser

    Faculty Member is Chair-Elect for Research Interest Group

    Jennifer Nasser, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was elected as chair-elect for the American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN’s) Obesity Research Interest Group. With this position, she will be an integral part of the planning committee for ASN’s 2019 Conference.

    October 25

  • Sarah Wenger

    PT Faculty Member Discusses PT and Pain in Interview

    In honor of the American Physical Therapy Association’s #ChoosePT theme for National Physical Therapy month, check out this interview where Sarah Wenger, PT, DPT discusses the impact that physical therapy can have on managing pain.

    October 24

  • Illustration of cap and diploma

    Commencement Speaker Nominations Due in November

    Who would you like to address our graduates in June?

    All students, faculty and staff are eligible to submit recommendations for individuals to serve as the College’s Commencement Speaker and University Honorary Degree Recipient.

    COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER – NOMINATIONS DUE BY FRIDAY, NOVMEBER 16

    We are now accepting nominations for our June 2019 commencement ceremony. Speaker candidates, distinguished by extraordinary achievements in scholarship, engagement, public service or philanthropy, may also be involved in activities that reflect our core values: Health Disparities; Social Justice; and Civic Engagement. Please consider individuals who are engaging and interesting with broad appeal to our diverse audience of nursing and health professions undergraduates, graduates and doctoral graduates.

    Send your nomination to Laura Valenti at cnhpcommencement@drexel.edu no later than Friday, November 2. Include rationale for extending this honor and be sure to include the candidate’s contact information including: name, credentials, title, organization, address, phone and email. If you have additional documentation you wish to include, please attach it to your email message.

    Please keep nominations confidential and do not share nominations with nominees. Once President Fry confirms the selection, Dean Gitlin extends a formal invitation. Once accepted, the college community receives notification.

    October 24

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

    Reminder: October 25 is Fall Speakers Kick-off

    Don't forget.

    The Center for Family Intervention Science is excited to kick off its second annual speaker series with two lectures this fall. The mission of our Center and these lectures is to promote family-centered healthcare approaches across all disciplines and domains of research, education and practice. This year, the Center will host a simulcast room where students, staff and faculty can come, hang out and watch the lecture. We will then host the videos on our YouTube channel and website for later viewing.

    The New Normal: Family Caregiving in the Context of an Aging Society

    Speaker: Laura N. Gitlin, PhD
    Distinguished University Professor and Dean

    • October 25, 2018
    • Noon to 1:00 p.m.
    • RSVP

     

    Late Fall Event

    Lifecourse Health Development for Individuals with Neuodevelopmental Conditions: Visualizing a Preferred Future

    Speaker: Robert Palisano, PT, ScD
    Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

    • November 15, 2018
    • Noon to 1:00 p.m.
    • RSVP

    For additional information, click here.

    October 24

  • Trandgender Policy Concerns

    Many of us saw over the weekend, the Trump Administration is making alarming moves to erase civil rights protections from transgender and gender diverse communities by inaccurately defining gender solely on the basis of sex (genitalia) at birth. Among an array of public health backlash, there is concern, raised by the Trevor Project already, that these statements and policies will increase mental distress and suicide in trans and non-binary youth, as well as adults. As a community of health professionals, the impacts of these sweeping invalidations are directly related to many of the people we work with and serve.

    For more on the issue from a comprehensive health policy standpoint, please see the latest publication from the American Academy of Pediatrics which fully supports the affirmation of gender identity in all youth. And of course, if you are experiencing signs of mental distress, please reach out, seek help and know that you are surrounded by friends and colleagues who care.

    The Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs just announced a planned rally in LOVE Park TODAY (Tuesday) at 4:30 p.m. titled “Rally for Trans Existence and Resistance."

    October 23

  • Headshot of Joke Bradt, PhD

    Supplement Grant to Fund Pilot Study on Music Therapy and Pain

    Joke Bradt and Collaborators Awarded Administrative Supplement Grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health for a Pilot Study on Music Therapy for Opioid Tapering in Cancer Survivors with Chronic Pain

    Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC, associate professor in Department of Creative Arts Therapies and principal investigator, and collaborators have been awarded an administrative supplement ($170,000) to their parent R01 study (R01NR016681) by the National Institute of Nursing Research (R01NR016681). The three-year multisite parent study is aimed at investigating underlying mechanisms of music therapy for chronic pain management in people with advance cancer. The one-year administrative supplement will fund a pilot study to examine the impact of music therapy on opioid tapering in cancer survivors who are chronic opioid users. Persistent opioid use by cancer survivors is a significant problem, with prescription rates up to 1.22 times higher than individuals without a cancer diagnosis. Recent guidelines by the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommend that once a patient transitions into survivorship care tapering of opioids be a priority. The purpose of this pilot study is to examine whether a ten-week music therapy program can help reduce the use of opioids in cancer survivors by teaching them music-based skills for pain and symptom management, addressing fears or worries related to opioid tapering, and improve their mood and pain-related self-efficacy.

    The study will take place at Hahnemann University Hospital and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Drexel University and Hahnemann University Hospital co-investigators are Lydia Komarnicky, MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Hahnemann University Hospital and co-director of the Hahnemann Cancer Center; Cynthia Gifford-Hollingsworth, DrNP, CRNP, research administrator, Department of Surgery, DUCOM/Hahnemann Hospital; and Fengqing Zhang, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Psychology. Thomas Jefferson University co-investigators are Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH, associate professor, Population Science Division, Department of Medical Oncology; and Brooke Worster, MD, medical director of Ambulatory Palliative Care.

    October 23

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

    Keynote Addresses Delivered

    Dean Gitlin gave the dean’s lecture at Yale University School of Public Health titled “Changing the Paradigm in Dementia: The Role of Non-Pharmacological Strategies for Supporting a ‘Good Life’” in October 2018. The lecture was co-sponsored by Yale School of Medicine’s Program on Aging, Yale School of Nursing, and the Yale School of Public Health.

    The dean also delivered the keynote address at "Dementia: What Now? Interventions for the Patient and Caregiver After Diagnosis" produced by Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. This day-long conference was geared toward physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and other practitioners taking care of older adults with dementia in the community, hospitals and nursing facilities.

    At the conclusion of this course, participants were able to:

    • recognize and describe the course of different types of dementia.
    • identify practical strategies for the non-pharmacological management of dementia-related behaviors.
    • discuss legal issues that arise with the diagnosis and progression of dementia.
    • identify issues and solutions regarding the safety of older adults with dementia and their caregivers in the home.
    • discuss decision-making for dementia patients and their caregivers regarding driving, including the ability to drive, legal issues, cessation of driving, and the roles of the practitioner and the caregiver.

    October 23

  • Dragon Drive

    Hello Colleagues,

    We are more than halfway through the Dragon Drive campaign. Unfortunately, to date results of the campaign are not as robust as we were expecting. The Dragon Drive is an important act of corporate citizenship. Please consider making a personal pledge to the campaign. Our communities need our support.

    Check out these videos to learn what wonderful things your gifts can do, and how far your donation can go:

    AIDS Fund: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eA5DfwJLuWE
    Bread and Roses: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tc1iSHaZZPc
    American Cancer Society: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=55GlTdFjhBU
    United Way: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa3y8ccngjE

    There is no minimum contribution for the spotlight organizations: AIDS Fund, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Bread & Roses Fund, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, EarthShare Pennsylvania or Women's Way.

    However, there is a $24 minimum contribution per agency for organizations under United Way. If a contribution is less than $24, the designation will be directed to United Way's Impact Fund.

    Please take a moment to make a donation by visiting the Dragon Drive website http://www.drexel.edu/dragondrive. To make a contribution click on the link that says "Donate."

    You can make a contribution to the Annual Package or one of the eight Spotlight Organizations within the Annual Package (see attached for agency codes) or view the United Way list to donate to your favorite non-profit charity.

    As a small token of our appreciation, faculty or professional staff members who make a contribution to the Dragon Drive by 5 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2018 will be entered in a raffle drawing to win:
    Drexel Swag Gift Bags, Folding Stadium Chair, $25 Dragon Dollars Gift Card, $50 Co-Op Restaurant Gift Card, Drexel Clear Tote Beach Pack

    For campaign updates, a list of raffle prize winners and other information, visit http://www.drexel.edu/dragondrive.

    Thank you for your generous support!

    October 22

  • DPT Student Receives Leadership Award

    Ryan Kalkbrenner, received the 2018 Pennsylvania Physical Therapy (PPTA) Student Leadership award. He was recognized as an exemplary student leader including service and active in the association.

    October 22

  • Holocaust Memorial Plaza Opens Today

    The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation spearheaded efforts to enhance and reactivate the site of the nation’s first public monument erected to memorialize victims of the Holocaust. The redesigned plaza, located across the street from Three Parkway, will open to the public on the afternoon of October 22, 2018.

    October 22

  • Lisa Lanza, a PhD candidate in the Department of Nutrition Sciences

    PhD Student Receives GSA Travel Award

    Lisa Lanza, a third-year PhD student in the Department of Nutrition Sciences whose advisor is Jennifer Nasser, PhD, has been selected as the awardee for 2018 - 2019 Teck-Kah Lim Graduate Student Domestic Travel Subsidy Award.

    She will be presenting her poster entitled "Physical Activity, Food Environmental Cognition and Regional PFC Activation During Ice Cream Intake" during the Obesity Week Conference 2018 in Nashville, TN from November 11 through November 15.

    October 22

  • Empowering Women in Africa Helps with Population Growth

    Alex Ezeh, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, authored a piece in Conversation about empowering women to control rapid population growth in Africa. Population growth is a controversial topic because, in the not-too-distant past, some countries tried to control population growth with abusive, coercive policies, including forced sterilization. Now, human rights are again at the centre of the discussion about family planning, where they belong. But as part of repairing the wounds created by this history, population was removed from the development vocabulary altogether.

    October 21

  • LabakCare

    2018 International Medical Mission

    Omolabake Fadeyibi, MSN, an instructor of health assessment and community health, is leading another medical mission through LabakCare. This time they are going to Nigeria”. They will travel to remote areas in Lagos and Ogun State, Nigeria doing activities such as screening and treatment for high blood pressure, diabetes, malaria, worm infestation, malnutrition, administering children's multi-vitamins and more.

    Click here to download a flyer with more details.

    October 19

  • Critical Pedagogy in the Arts Therapies Think Tank

    The Department of Creative Arts Therapies had two members participate in the second convening of the Critical Pedagogy in the Arts Therapies think tank held in Chicago, IL in September—Yasmine Awais, assistant clinical professor, and Marisol Norris, PhD candidate and assistant professor of music therapy at Lesley University.

    The think tank is comprised of creative arts therapies scholars and practitioners who are asking, “How do we contribute to equity and social justice through how we teach, supervise, mentor, write and research in and through the arts therapies across educational contexts? When do we risk reinforcing oppression and, conversely, how can our work increase access and inclusion? Whose voices are missing or ignored from how we understand health, illness and care? How do we move from power over to power with and power within”?

    To learn more about the Critical pedagogy in the Arts Therapies project click here.

    October 19

  • Joan Rosen Bloch

    Research Published

    Joan Bloch, PhD, an associate professor and director of global health initiatives at CNHP, is the lead author of "Beyond bus fare: Deconstructing Prenatal Care Travel among Low-income Urban Mothers through a Mix Methods GIS Study" which was published in the international nursing journal, Contemporary Nurse, (2018: 54 (3), 233-245). Her co-authors are Marcia Gardner, PhD, PNP from Molloy College, Sara Cardivano, MS and Jennifer Barkin, PhD from Merver University.

    October 18

  • Boren Awards for International Study

    The Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program (NSEP), fund undergraduate and graduate US citizens to study less commonly taught languages in world regions that are critical to U.S. strategic security interests and under-represented in study abroad.

    The Boren Awards promote long term cultural and linguistic immersion in countries in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

    In exchange for funding, Boren awardees commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. There is a information session on Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in Disque 109. Please register in advance.

    October 18

  • BSN-Co-op nursing students Katie Hurley and Jenna Kessler

    Millenials in the Workforce

    At the American Board of Nursing Specialties conference in Chicago, faculty and students presented a panel discussion on millennials in the workforce. It included Paul Thomas Clements, PhD, clinical professor of nursing, Deanna Schaffer, PhD, assistant clinical professor and department chair, and two CNHP undergraduate BSN CO-OP students, Katherine Hurley and Jenna Kessler.

    Al Rundio, PhD, associate dean of academic nursing and clinical professor of nursing, served as the panel moderator.

    October 18

  • food and brain study

    Food and the Brain Research Study

    Research Objective
    The purpose of our study is to learn more about how eating influences brain activity.

    Who is eligible?
    Are you between 18-40 years of age?
    Do you have no allergies to dairy, wheat, soy, nuts, tomatoes or corn?
    Do you wish to be part of a brain activity study?

    What is involved?
    For participating in the study, you will be eligible for

    Exposure to fNIRS technology
    Free food
    Study Visits and Compensation

    The study consists of a total of two, 1.5-hour visits at Drexel University, each on a separate day.
    $30 compensation ($15 each visit)

    If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact:
    Nasser Eating Behavior Laboratory
    Phone: (267) 359-6287
    Email: food.vs.brain@gmail.com

    For a printable version of the flyer, click here to download.

    This research is conducted by a researcher who is a member of Drexel University and is approved by the Drexel University Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and the University's Human Research Protection Program.

    October 18

  • Scholarship Program

    Dana Point Rehab Campus is currently offering a $1,500 scholarship to one student applying to or is currently enrolled at universities by November 30, 2018 and by July 30th, 2019

    For guidelines and and scholarship information, click here.

     

    October 17

  • Student Nurse Extern Positions

    Christiana Care Health System—a Magnet® designated health care system—is located in the heart of New Castle County, Delaware, just 30 minutes from Philadelphia and an easy drive from New York, Baltimore and Washington. With locations in Wilmington and Newark, DE, it is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds between our two hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care.

    Christiana Care Health System is in search of candidates to fill future casual student nurse extern positions for our hospital. The student nurse extern positions will start on January 14, 2019.

    Successful candidates must attend the following classes to participate in this program:

    1. “Day One” on Monday, January 14
    2. Classes on January 23-25
    3. Ten shifts of orientation must be attended between January 26th- March 1, 2019.

    The Student Nurse Extern is a casual position and the work schedule is flexible. Most departments within Christiana Care are able to work around students' classes and clinical rotations. Applicants must be available to work 16 hours bi-weekly. Hospital based Student Nurse Applicants must be available to work any shift (Day, Evening, Midnight), along with working weekends and holidays.

    Hospital Based Student Nurse Externs provide hygiene, comfort measures and selected direct and indirect patient care activities and ancillary duties for pediatric, adolescent and adult patients under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse.

    Please note: The Student Nurse Extern Position is a continuous, year-round position and is not meant as a winter or summer externship only. Please do not apply if you are looking for a winter or summer externship position only.

    For requirements and additional information visit our career website and search for the follow requisition numbers to apply: Christiana Health System Nurse Externship or please contact Cathleen Mengel 

    All of these positions will be posted through October 26, 2018.

    October 17

  • Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in PhD program in creative arts therapies

    Creative Ars Therapies Research Study Exhibition and Presentation

    Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in PhD program in creative arts therapies, in collaboration with Penn Medicine Radiation Oncology present an exhibition and presentation from a research study on outcomes of brief art therapy sessions on the health and well being of patients and caregivers.

    The exhibition and presentation seek to highlight how facilitated visual expression can result in significant gains in wellness and the management of stress related to medical conditions like cancer. The study was funded with support from a cooperative agreement from the National Endowment for the Arts Research labs program.

    Presentation and reception details for those registered:

    October 17
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Penn Medicine Cherry Hill 1865 Route 70 East, First Floor Lobby
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

    Parking lot and garage are free.

    October 16

  • PhD Students Presenting at Scholars Share

    Lisa Lanza, a third-year PhD student, and Rose DeLuccia, a second-year PhD student, both in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, were selected to present at the Scholars Share: Conversations on Graduate Student Research Program on October 30, 2018.

    Lanza will be presenting on preliminary research and results involving functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) brain activation and food consumption. She will also be discussing her upcoming dissertation proposal on brain activation in response to food and food cues in postpartum non-depressed women, postpartum depressed women and nulligravida women. Lanza’s PhD advisor is Jennifer Nasser, PhD.

    DeLuccia will be discussing the effect of vitamin D and magnesium supplementation on cardiometabolic health outcomes, such as cardiovascular diseases, glycemic control and systemic inflammation. She will also review her upcoming dissertation proposal on vitamin D and magnesium supplementation on glycemic control in healthy individuals who are overweight or obese. DeLuccia’s PhD advisor is Deeptha Sukumar, PhD.

    October 16

  • Be Tips

    Thankfully, the days are over whereby students, faculty and staff cannot dialogue about living, learning, working and socializing life events while held in the context of developing the student into a professional and/or for the betterment of working with patients/clients in the future. In other words, these conversations are not for venting or for rhetoric, but instead a chance to become more aware of the impact of outcomes like the recent Supreme Court vote upon our students.

    Here are Be tips you may find useful:

    • Be Ready
      This does not mean that you have to be an expert on the topic, but instead it means that a student or colleague may want to discuss a topic and have you given it any thought as well.
    • Be Direct
      The best is to use language indicative of your field of expertise. For example, if a student were to ask: Do you know why the Supreme Court wants someone like “him” as a Supreme Court Judge? Response: “First of all I just want to thank you for feeling comfortable to pose this question in class. Others may want to chime in as well, however, I want to be sure to respond with respect to how the decision of the court can impact health care in the US.” Then you can continue to dialogue about voting, mid-term election purpose, etc. When a person asks for a “What would you do” type question… it means he/she/they do not have enough information for their own “informed decisions”. It is our charge (faculty/professional staff) to encourage the person to learn more about the topic.
    • Be Sincere
      The same question can also offer an opportunity to emote with the student. For example, “It appears the way you posed the question you have some misgivings about the vote 50 vs 48 in favor of Judge Kavanagh? What is most upsetting to you?” I would love to hear from others as well because perhaps there are a few of you with similar or other considerations.”
    • Be Quiet
      Some times a smile and a head nod goes a long way. You do not have to “fix” the situation. The hardest part is holding ourselves back from jumping in to “save” the person from his/her/their feelings or thoughts. The goal is to celebrate you have created an environment in your class where student(s) trust to engage you! The dialogue can be curbed if there is use of profanity or derogatory remarks, otherwise encouraging student voice is so important.
    • Be Tolerant/Patient
      We are living in times of uncertainty and quite honestly fear for many Americans. Again, not trying to “fix” what is deemed to be in correct, the discussion can support the lessening of anxiety for the student(s). You may literally be one of the few persons he/she/they may engage. Please applaud the fact your classroom environment is a welcoming one in which student(s) felt safe!

    Go For It! I would love to hear from everyone who may have used any or all of these Be tips. Remember the only real conversation can begin when participants feel calm, secure and can communicate within a level of trust.

    Veronica Carey, PhD
    Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Associate Clinical Professor

    October 16

  • Better Living With Dementia -  Implications for Individuals, Families, Communities and Societies by Laura N. Gitlin and Nancy Hodgson

    Better Living With Dementia Panel Event

    Save the Date!

    Dean Gitlin along with co-author Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, the Anthony Buividas term chair in Gerontology and associate professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, will present an overview of their new book, Better Living With Dementia: Implications for Individuals, Families, Communities and Societies and discuss the essential ideas and examples and facilitate a panel with other experts.

    • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    • 5 - 7 p.m.
    • Mitchell Auditorium, The Bossone Research Enterprise Center

    Details to follow soon.

    October 16

  • Veronica Carey

    Faculty Member Making Global Presentation

    Veronica Carey, PhD, assistant dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is a requested presenter at the second annual MenaConference in Abu Dhabi, UAE October 19-20,2018. This conference was a long time in the making to offer behavioral health education and training in UAE relevant to psychiatric rehabilitation; last year was the first conference after eight years of planning. Carey will present two full-day workshops: Recovery-Oriented Documentation as well as Ethics in Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

    Break a Leg, Dr. Carey!

    October 16

  • Marsh Scholarship Students

    The following MS in Nutrition students were awarded Marsh Scholarships for the 2018 Academic Year: Julia Rovera, Maria Terry, Krissi Thomopoulos, and Khushboo Jain.

    This fund was set up by Kathryn M. Marsh who passed away on September 11, 1987; she believed in the work of nutrition professionals and bequeathed a generous portion of her estate to set up an endowed fund for Drexel nutrition students.

    Congratulations and best wishes with your continued studies!

    October 15

  • Ann Madden

    Bias in Healthcare: A Review of the Evidence

    Assistant clinical professor Annie Madden MHS,PA-C, DFAAPA will present a lecture on bias in healthcare at the 43rd Annual PSPA CME Conference at the Kalahari resort in the Poconos on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

    Provider bias as a possible cause of disparity in the delivery of healthcare in the U.S. is an emerging field of research. The aim of this lecture is to inform attendees about the most recent research as well as to discuss best practices for recognition of provider bias. Health equity for all patients is a core value of the Drexel physician assistant program.

    October 15

  • PhD in Rehabilitations Sciences Alumna Zehra Habib Hasan, PhD

    Pediatric PT Program Opens in Pakistan

    Zehra Habib Hasan, PT, PhD, who got her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at Drexel has successfully developed and advocated for the very first pediatric physical therapy training and residency program in Pakistan.

    Following graduation, Habib Hasan received an appointment at Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, where she conducts research and teaches interdisciplinary coursework to students in physical therapy, medical and other health professions programs. Her role as a lecturer, researcher, and therapist in the medical center and in community programs has given her a comprehensive landscape to design this pediatric residency program, the first of its kind in her home country.

    Please join us in congratulating Habib Hasan, along with her advisor and colleagues, Margaret O'Neil, PT, PhD, MPH and Maria Benedetto, PT, DPT, PCS, FCPP, for this remarkable achievement!

    October 15

  • Dragon Drive in Full Swing

    The Drexel Dragon Drive campaign is currently underway, running through Wednesday, October 31st. In the next few weeks we will have the opportunity to reach beyond our job assignments and show our commitment to the communities in which we live and work.

    This important, once-a-year campaign is a great way for Drexel faculty and professional staff members to support the charities that you are most passionate about. Your donation will go to causes that matter to you.

    Last year with your generous donations we raised more than $115,000. Let’s set an even higher goal this year! Our local community needs our support.

    To make a donation, go to the Dragon Drive website and click on the link that says “Donate”.

    Please note there is no minimum contribution for the spotlight organizations: AIDS Fund, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Bread & Roses Fund, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, EarthShare Pennsylvania or Women's Way. However, there is a $24 minimum contribution per agency for organizations under United Way. If a contribution is less than $24, the designation will be directed to United Way’s Impact Fund.

    Individuals who make a contribution to the Dragon Drive by 5 p.m. Friday, October 19th will be entered in a raffle drawing to win one of the prizes below.

    • Drexel Swag Gift Bag (Compliments of Lebow & Lindy Center)
    • Folding Stadium Chair (Compliments of Health Advocate)
    • $25 Dragon Dollars Gift Card (Compliments of Campus Services)
    • $50 Co-Op Restaurant Gift Card (Compliments of The Study)
    • Steinbright Gift Bag

    For campaign updates, a list of raffle prize winners and other information, click here. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

    October 15

  • Nyree Dardarian

    Women in Sports

    Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, CSSD, FAND, LDN, assistant clinical professor and director, Center for Nutrition and Performance, Department of Nutrition Sciences, took part on a panel at the 5th Anniversary of Women in Sports Day at Daskalakis Athletic Center on October 10.

    October 12

  • IBC and CVS Scholarships Awarded

    The Independence Blue Cross Foundation's Nurses for Tomorrow program granted $34,087 for undergraduate nursing scholarships, and $165,913 for MSN scholarships for the 2018 academic year. The initiative of this generous fund is to advance the education and professional development of nurses and nurse leaders, and to help prepare them to transform the future of health care delivery. Congratulations to those students selected for this award!

    The CVS Health Foundation awarded $5000 to the Physician Assistant program for the 2018 academic year. The goal of this scholarship program is to support the most promising physician assistants of tomorrow. Selected PA students must have demonstrated volunteerism in underserved communities, and have distinguished academic performance in the PA program. Congratulations to those students selected for this distinguished award!

    October 11

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

    Center's Fall Speakers

    The Center for Family Intervention Science is excited to kick off its second annual speaker series with two lectures this fall. The mission of our Center and these lectures is to promote family-centered healthcare approaches across all disciplines and domains of research, education and practice. This year, the Center will host a simulcast room where students, staff and faculty can come, hang out and watch the lecture. We will then host the videos on our YouTube channel and website for later viewing.

    Family Caregiving in the Context of an Aging Society and a Changing Healthcare Landscape

    Speaker: Laura N. Gitlin, PhD
    Distinguished University Professor and Dean

    • October 25, 2018
    • Noon to 1:00 p.m.
    • RSVP

     

    Late Fall Event

    Lifecourse Health Development for Individuals with Neuodevelopmental Conditions: Visualizing a Preferred Future

    Speaker: Robert Palisano, PT, ScD
    Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

    • November 15, 2018
    • Noon to 1:00 p.m.
    • RSVP

    For additional information, click here.

    October 11

  • Nominate an Outstanding Dragon

    The Alumni Board of Governors is accepting nominations for its 2019 Alumni Association Awards.

    Each year, the Board recognizes graduates and students for exceptional achievements and service in their profession, the community and within the University through its awards process.

    Do you know an outstanding Drexel graduate who deserves recognition?

    The award criteria and an online nomination form are available here. In submitting your nominations, please complete the form with as much information as you have available. You can also provide additional information including but not limited to, a résumé or a nomination letter. Nominations must be received by Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, and you will be notified once the award recipients are selected.

    Please save the date for the Alumni Awards Ceremony which will take place as part of Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. 

    *All alumni awards will be presented during Homecoming Weekend with the exception of the Golden and Silver Dragon Society Awards, which will be presented during Alumni Weekend (May 16 - 18, 2019), and the A.J. Drexel Paul Award, which will be presented in the fall of 2019.

    Please direct questions to Lauren R. Villanueva ’04, ’09 at 215.571.3644.

    Click here to meet the 2018 alumni and student award recipients.

    October 11

  • Celebrate Physician Assistants Week

    PA Week

    October 6-12 marks National Physican Assistants (PA) week in the U.S. To celebrate, PA students are participating in a number of community outreach activities this week including vision screening at the Care Clinic of the Public Health Management Corporation at 13th and Callowhill Streets on Wednesday and blood pressure screenings at Hub of Hope on the concourse of Suburban Station on Thursday. Finally, many students prepared casseroles for the clients at St. John's Hospice on Race St.

    Promoting the physician assistants profession and community outreach are core values of the PA program.

    October 10

  • Table loaded with fresh fruits and veggies

    Earn Wellness Points

    It’s Time for a Nutrition Tune-UP Where You Can Earn 15 Wellness Incentive Points Per Session

    To learn more or to schedule your initial session, please call us (215) 553-7012 or email.

    Drexel University registered dietitian (RD) will serve as your advocate for living a more energized and healthy life. You will learn research-based approaches that will provide you with the necessary tools for sustainable diet and lifestyle changes that best support your health and well-being and how to improve your eating habits, plan meals, select snacks, for overall health, to enhance athletic performance or manage diseases through therapeutic diets for better health and healing.

    Six sessions with an RD are recommended because lifestyle changes take time to incorporate. Drexel employees may be entitled to six one-hour nutrition counseling sessions per year at no cost through their Independence Blue Cross insurance plan. Please call your insurance provider to verify your benefits or contact Parkway Health and Wellness to inquire about your coverage.

    To further incentivize participants, you will earn 15 wellness points for each session attended, with a maximum of 90 wellness points available per calendar year. Click here for information about Drexel's wellness incentive program.

    October 10

  • Women in Technology Networking Event

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania invites all female college students in IT or a related field to come network with us at a special event on October 18: College to Careers – Find IT Here!

    With more women entering technology-related careers now than ever before, it’s important for students in STEM fields to connect with and hear from successful female industry leaders. Networking, understanding career opportunities and pursuing a well-rounded university curriculum can all help you achieve success in your career and beyond.

    At this event, you’ll hear from eight female leaders in IT and other related fields and learn about the challenges they women faced on the road to becoming effective leaders, network with more than 50 inspiring female leaders in technology careers and enjoy refreshments. There are even door prizes – including a Bose Bluetooth speaker, earbuds with mic and remote, Amazon gift cards and an Apple Watch (the grand prize!).

    Register for free today to join us! Stay up to date with event information and connect with other participants: #PAWomen4Tech.

    • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    • 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.
    • Creese Student Center, Behrakis Grand Hall North
    • 3210 Chestnut Street

    Register now

    October 9

  • Drexel Flu Shot Clinic

    The Office of Health Insurance and Immunizations will be hosting a University-wide Flu Vaccine Clinic in Behrakis Grand Hall, located in the Creese Student Center, on Wednesday, October 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This clinic will be open to all Drexel students, faculty, and staff; the cost to receive the flu vaccine is $25, but most health insurances will be accepted as payment. Be sure to bring your insurance card or a physical copy of the front and back of your card.

    October 9

  • Indigenous Peoples Day

    Indigenous Peoples Day

    The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board of CNHP would like to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples Day, held on the 2nd Monday of every October.

    Indigenous Peoples Day recognizes that the Americas were not “discovered” but colonized. While the United Nations declared August 9th as International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, individual states and cities in the United States have been replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.

    We invite the CNHP community to reflect on the land that we currently occupy, originally home to members of the Lenape tribe.

    October 9

  • National Physical Therapy Month

    Physical Therapy Month

    October is National Physical Therapy Month. It’s a month that recognizes the contributions that the profession of physical therapy has made in promoting a healthier society through movement. Keep an eye out for exciting stories about the work and research that is being done by our faculty, students and alumni in Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.

    October 9

  • An Education Got a New Name

    The EAT.RIGHT.NOW. nutrition education program has gotten a new name!

    It is now called “EAT RIGHT PHILLY” and is part of the official nutrition education program of the School District of Philadelphia.

    To provide some background on either program, Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/EAT RIGHT PHILLY program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It is within the Department of Nutrition Sciences with Stella Volpe, PhD as the principal investigator and Judy Ensslin, MS, RDN, as its program director. With this grant, the PA SNAP-Ed/EAT RIGHT PHILLY team of professional staff and students provides nutrition education in 70 schools and six community sites in Philadelphia. The grant employs 16 full-time staff and ten nutrition students, who work hand-in-hand with the nutrition educators, gaining valuable teaching experience in the schools.

    October 8

  • Mead Johnson Practice Group Awards Student Pilot Grant Award

    Lisa Lanza, a PhD student from the Department of Nutrition Sciences (working with Jennifer Nasser, PhD), received the Mead Johnson Nutrition/Research Dietetics Practice Group Student Pilot Grant Award. This award is given by the Research Dietetics Practice Group and awards committee of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to students with projects that are nutrition or dietetics related and that will advance our knowledge of nutrition.

    Lanza’s research is entitled, “Regional Prefrontal Cortex activation to potentially rewarding activities in postpartum women with and without depression compared to nulligravida women.” She will compare prefrontal cortex activation in response to food pictures, as well as pictures of mothers’ infants, other human infants and animal infants in different groups of women. This is part of her dissertation research.

    October 8

  • Career Fair poster

    Fall Career Fair Fast Approaching

    Make sure to stop by next week for our Fall Career Fair!

    • Thursday, October 11
    • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • The Armory, 33rd Street

    See Steinbright's website for full details, prep tips, and a list of all organizations coming! Whether you’re looking for a co-op, gap year opportunity or full-time employment, this is a GREAT place to start networking and seeing what opportunities are out there.

    Bring your resume! Steinbright has a large number of organizations from the healthcare industry as well as those interested in recruiting healthcare majors.

    • Some employers include:
    • 365Health
    • Boehringer Laboratories
    • DSM Biomedical
    • Friends Hospital
    • Lehigh Valley Health Network
    • NYU Langone Health
    • Penn State Health
    • Tower Health

    Click here to see a full list of participants.

    October 8

  • Awais_Yasmine

    Critical Pedagogy in the Arts Therapies

    The creative arts therapies department had two members participate in the second convening of the Critical Pedagogy in the Arts Therapies think tank held in Chicago.

    Yasmine Awais, MAAT, ATR-BC, an assistant clinical professor, and Marisol Norris, a PhD sandidate and assistant professor of music therapy at Lesley University were asked to participate in this think tank, which is comprised of creative arts therapy scholars and practitioners.

    The questions they are tackling include “How do we contribute to equity and social justice through how we teach, supervise, mentor, write and research in and through the arts therapies across educational contexts? When do we risk reinforcing oppression and, conversely, how can our work increase access and inclusion? Whose voices are missing or ignored from how we understand health, illness and care? How do we move from power over to power with and power within”?

    Click here to learn more about the Critical pedagogy in the Arts Therapies project.

    October 8

  • New Recycle Guidelines

    Three Parkway has new recycling guidelines. It includes what can be recycled and what should not be recycled. Take a look at the infographic with a great description. 

    October 5

  • Professor Jonathan Deutsch from Center for Food and Hospitality Management

    Food Waste Reduction Leader Named

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Food and Hospitality Management, was highlighted in an October 2 Daily Mealpost and about being selected by Food Tank as one of the leaders in reducing food waste.

    October 5

  • Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD

    UNICEF Grant Awarded

    Brandy-Joe Milliron (Co-I) and Ann Klassen (PI) Awarded $146,441 Grant from UNICEF Tajikistan for Formative Research Investigating Vaccination Hesitancy in Tajikistan

    Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Co-investigator, and Ann Klassen, PhD, professor, Dornsife School of Public Health, have been awarded a $146,441 grant to conduct formative research to investigate factors influencing vaccine hesitancy in Tajikistan. Klassen and Milliron will use a mixed methods approach to identify and explore knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, expectations, experiences and practices related to immunization among parents of children age 0-6 and health professionals in Tajikistan.

    This work represents a continuation of a partnership between Drexel University, UNICEF Tajikistan and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection in Tajikistan.

    October 5

  • Symposium on Research Credibility and Excellence

    Philadelphia Symposium on Research Credibility & Excellence

    This symposiumintends to convene leaders from academia, industry, federal agencies, and publishers to create a robust discussion of reproducibility and research integrity to reveal the "inside story" of how these issues are handled by institutions, journals, and federal agencies.

    • Monday, October 15, 2018
    • The Union League of Philadelphia
    • 140 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Featured speakers include:

    • Lawrence Tabak, Principal Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health
    • Marica Kemper McNutt, President, National Academy of Sciences

    This event is sponsored by Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, The Wistar Institute and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

     

    In order to attend, you must register. A non-refundable registration fee of $20.00 is required. If you have questions regarding registration, please contract Kristin Cummings, Penn Hospitality Services.

    October 4

  • Chalice Jenkins, PhD, LPC

    Faculty Gives Lecture at DUCOM

    Chalice C. Jenkins, PhD, assistant clinical professor in counseling and family department, taught Drexel College of Medicine students to understand nonsuicidal self- injury (NSSI) in adolescents, learn the skills to assess NSSI in adolescents and apply skills to engage adolescents during the assessment process.

    Participants enjoyed applying the skills learned through interactive role play exercises.

    October 4

  • Veronica Carey

    Carey Named New VP of NGO

    Veronica Carey, PhD, CPRP, assistant dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is the newest vice president of the Caravan of Life (COL) USA, an NGO dedicated to the enhancement of the behavioral health system in southeast Asia, namely Karachi, Pakistan.

    Carey has supported, over the past six years, the education and training of clinical professionals to open a recovery-based program utilizing psychiatric rehabilitation practices; the Recovery House. The Recovery House has begun to truly serve individuals living with a mental illness in ways that enable individuals to rejoin society in a meaningful manner and holds the promise of improving outcomes for families and communities across Pakistan. She has brought implementation education to the College's behavioral health students for the initiation of programming from a global perspective.

    October 4

  • Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD

    New Faculty Publication

    Maternal and Child Nutrition just published the first article from the research faculty from the Dornsife School of Public Health and the College of Nursing and Health Professionals conducted in Tajikistan in 2016. The article is entitled "Then You Raise Them with Shirchoy of Cookies: Understanding Influences on Delayed Dietary Diversity among Children in Tajikistan."

    In partnership with UNICEF-Tajikistan and the Ministry of Health, this research was led by principal investigator (PI) Ann Klassen, PhD from Dornsife and co-investigator (Co-I) Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD of the nutrition sciences department. Additionally, Beth Leonberg, MS of nutrition sciences was part of our research team.

    October 4

  • Advanced Relaxation Techniques

    The Office of Veteran Student Services and the Office of Counseling and Health Presents: Riding with the Dragon.

    Learn how to improve resilience and overall health with evidence-based, holistic health strategies. Join us for a nutritional lunch while learning how to navigate stress with Integrative Advanced Relaxation Techniques (I-ART). Our presenter, Stephanie Ross MHD, MS, HT, CNC, CBNAR, is an internationally known expert in complementary and integrative health and the founding director of the Department of Complementary and Integrative Health in College of Nursing and Health Professionals.

    This Lunch and Learn is specifically for our campus faculty, staff, student-veterans and military dependents and colleagues.

    Monday, November 12, 2018
    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    For more information, contact Rebecca Weidensaul or 215.895.2501.

    Click here to RSVP.

    October 3

  • Ebony White

    Counseling and Family Therapy Faculty Member Honored

    On September 16, 2018, the New Jersey State Federation of Colored Women Clubs headquarters in conjunction with the Carver Youth and Family Center of Trenton, NJ held their annual jazz luncheon. Ebony White, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in counseling and family therapy, was one of the honorees for her commitment and service to the community. She provides mental health services within Trenton, NJ and received a grant to offer free counseling services to adolescents in the community.

    Congratulations Dr. White!

    October 3

  • Ebony White

    Ebony White presents at the 48th Congessional Black Caucus

    The Congressional Black Caucus held its 48th Annual Legislative Conference from September 12-16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Ebony White, PhD, assistant clinical professor from the counseling and family department, was an invited panelist for the session titled, "Mental Health and ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences." This session focused on federally funded research, highlighting various issues (i.e., childhood abuse, substance use, poverty, etc.) that correlate with later behavioral, emotional and physical health problems.

    White addressed macro level issues, such as racism, which result in adverse childhood experiences for children of color, particular those residing in under-resourced communities. She also discussed mental health in the classroom and how to support students who may struggle emotionally and/or behaviorally. Although studies may indicate particular health outcomes given the ACEs score, White reminded attendees that these experiences do not determine success and encouraged them to view students from an at-promise lens rather than an at-risk lens.

    October 2

  • Khiara M. Bridges, PhD, a  associate professor of anthropology and associate professor of law at Boston University

    Be Sure to Register

    Khiara Bridges, PhD, who holds a dual appointment at Boston University as an associate professor of anthropology and associate professor of law, will discuss her book, Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization at the College of Nursing and Health Professions on November 7.

    CNHP's Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is organizing the event and is co-sponsored by Thomas R. Kline School of Law, the College of Arts and Sciences Women's and Gender Studies and Center for Science, Technology and Society.

    Click here for more information and to register.

    October 1

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Class of 2020

    Doctor of Nursing Practice Class of 2020

    The Department of Advanced Practice Nursing (DNP) proudly welcomes incoming DNP students to Drexel University. The start of the academic term marked an opportunity for students to become acquainted with fellow peers, faculty and staff during their orientation.

    The cohort blends leaders from an array of nursing backgrounds; are representative of diverse fields and talents in the profession; and are well accomplished professionals. The richness of expertise will complement their learning as these leaders embark on a journey to become DNP-prepared. In looking to the future, DNP graduates are leaders of tomorrow prepared to make unique contributions as advanced practice nurses to healthcare and the nursing profession.

    Welcome Drexel Dragons...DNP Class of 2020!

    October 1

  • A Public Lecture on Gender-based Violence

    Gender Based Violence: Who’s at Fault? by Jackson Katz, PhD

    The Office of Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives cordially invites you to a public lecture with special guest Jackson Katz, PhD on Wednesday, October 10th at 6:30 p.m.

    Dr. Katz is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. His famous TED talk, “Violence against Women is a Men’s Issue” has been viewed more than 3.5 million times.

    RSVP by Monday, October 8 to mark attendance for this University-wide event.

    • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    • 6:30 p.m.
    • Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
    • 3220 Market Street

    RSVP HERE

    October 1

  • POUND October 2018

    October Pound Dates

    Parkway POUND Fitness Workout with Kym Montgomery

    OCTOBER 2018 - Sign Up NOW!

    Parkway Health and Wellness - Three Parkway - 2nd Floor
    Classes limited to 17!

    October 2: 4 p.m.
    October 9: 4 p.m.
    October 16: 4 p.m. - Lindsay Loftus will be teaching this session.
    October 23: 4 p.m.
    October 25: 12 p.m.
    October 30: 4 p.m. - Halloween Spooktacular Pound

    Cost: Your sweat!
    Bring a water bottle and be ready to sweat!

    What is POUND? Check it out!

    October 1

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