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  • Addressing Food Waste in Philly

    Sheetal Bahirat, a graduate student, and Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor, in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management, talk about upcycling food as a way to fight food insecurity. The Food Lab takes on many projects from both industry and good food causes and what they are finding out is, there isn't much difference.

    Check out the article here.

    August 30

  • Minjung Kim, PhD

    New Publication by Creative Arts Therapies Faculty

    Minjung Shim, PhD, BC-DMT, an assistant research professor in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, along with colleagues Sherry Goodill, PhD, clinical professor and department chair and Joke Bradt, PhD, associate professor and director of PhD program in Creative Arts Therapies; have a new publication in American Journal of Dance Therapy titled "Mechanisms of Dance/Movement Therapy for Building Resilience in People Experiencing Chronic Pain." 10.1007/s10465-019-09294-7.

    August 28

  • Hahnemann Library is Open in New College Building

    As a reminder, the Hahnemann Library continues to offer regular hours of service in the New College Building. All library services are available, including course reserves, interlibrary loan and in-person consultations, as well as computing, printing, scanning and group study rooms.

    The 24/7 space in the first floor of the Library is available for focused learning. For more information about the Libraries’ resources, services and hours of operation, click here or contact libraries@drexel.edu.

    August 28

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    Meditation at Three Parkway

    Meditation at CNHP

    Join us at meditation every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in Three Parkway, Room 1021.

    There are very notable benefits from a meditation practice including reducing stress, promoting emotional health and reducing age-related memory loss. It's a great thing that meditation available at Three Parkway on Wednesdays. It doesn't matter if you've never meditated or you're a pro, everyone is welcome for these weekly, short guided meditation sessions.

    *Note: All dates in September will be meeting in room 955 at 12:30 p.m.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to sit quietly with Drexel colleagues and friends and to learn how to better manage your stress and more deeply engage your work and your life. This time offers an opportunity for Drexel professional staff, faculty and students to reduce stress and grow in mindfulness and compassion together.

    Participants in our Wellness Incentive Program are eligible to earn 5 points (a $5 credit) for each session they attend on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

    You must register for the annual program AND complete your annual PHP before you will be eligible to receive any payouts. Points for attending these events will be sent to Health Advocate on a monthly basis for the prior month’s activities.

    August 27

  • Assistant Clinical Professor Maura Nitka, MSN, RN, CPN and Assistant Teaching Professor Mary Flynn, PhD at Nexxus Summit

    Faculty Speak at Annual Summit

    Maura Nitka, MSN, RN, CPN, an assistant clinical professor in undergraduate Nursing, and Mary Flynn, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in Helath Sciences, presented at the Nexxus Summit in Minneapolis on August 19, 2019.

    Hosted by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, this year’s theme was "Optimizing Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environments." Their talk was titled "An Exemplar of How Collaboration Influences a Return on Investment and Quality Interprofessional Education."

    August 27

  • Michael Bruneau

    West Philadelphia Community Health Fair

    September 21

    11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Mercy LIFE – West Philadelphia, an elder care program of all-inclusive care for the elderly will be hosting a FREE Health and Wellness Fair.

    The goal of the event is to support and empower the community to continue to live healthier lives. Free health screenings, health and wellness education, activities, giveaways, food trucks and more! Fun for all ages! Michael Bruneau Jr., PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Health Sciences and members of his R3 research team will be participating in the health fair and providing health/fitness information and screenings for members of the West Philadelphia community.

     Bruneau was awarded a Dean's R3 grant for his study entitled "Effects of a 24-week resistance training program using Dance/Movement Therapy on parameters of the metabolic syndrome, cognitive function and quality of life in older adults living with mild cognitive impairment" last November and has formed a collaboration with Mercy LIFE-West Philadelphia and their senior organization, Trinity Health PACE over the past year.

    August 26

  • Michael Bruneau

    New Faculty Publication

    Michael Bruneau Jr., PhD, a assistant teaching professor in the Department of Health Sciences, recently published an original research article entitled "Effects of In-Center Resistance Training in End-Stage Renal Disease: A Pilot Study" in the Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Bruneau and colleagues describe some of the challenges (e.g. sedentary lifestyle, frailty, low functional ability) persons with end-stage renal disease face when attempting to adhere to exercise guidelines, and details his in-center resistance training intervention, which aimed to address these challenges and improve markers of muscular strength, functional ability and quality of life.

    August 26

  • Health Sciences Academic Advisor Rob Lee at World Masters Weightlifting Championship 2019

    Academic Advisor Coaches World Weightlifting Champs

    In addition to his advising Health Sciences students, Rob Lee coaches two masters weightlifting athletes. Last week at the World Masters Weightlifting Championship 2019 in Montreal, Canada, those athletes took home a gold and a bronze medal and set a new world record in the Clean and Jerk.

    Congratulations, Rob!

    August 26

  • CRNA students and faculty at the annual AANA College Bowl

    AANA Annual College Bowl 2019

    Fifteen students from the Nurse Anesthesia Program class of 2021, attended the AANA Annual Congress in Chicago. Tracy Chkareuli and Nicole Shah (gold shirts) competed on student teams and Lew Bennett, DNP, assistant clinical professor and department chair, participated on the certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) team.

    Way to represent Drexel at the national level!

    August 23

  • Nominations for 40 Under 40

    Applications and nominations for Drexel's 40 Under 40 are due August 30. Where are all CNHP's entrepreneurial, creative and inspiring alumni who happen to be 39 years or younger as of March 15, 2020?

    CNHP usually has someone in the list. Let's keep the tradition going.  Click here for the application.

    August 22

  • Jonathan Deutch, PhD, professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management receiving award

    Culinary Educator of the Year Award

    Jonathan Deutch, PhD, has won the 2019 Sysco University Educator of the Year Award Instructor Award.

    Deutch, a professor in CNHP's Food and Hospitality Management Department, is a James Beard Foundation Impact Fellow, an author or editor of eight books and teaches classes across a wide range of programs including culinary arts, food science, hospitality management and nutrition. He also maintains an active research program and is the Drexel Food Lab founder, a good food product development and culinary innovation lab.

    At the CAFÉ’s 15th annual Leadership Conference, Deutch and eight other secondary and post-secondary culinary instructors were recognized for their innovation, leadership, sustainability efforts and entrepreneurship.

    Congratulations Dr. Deutch!

    August 22

  • Nutrition Sciences Research Article Published

    Past and current graduate students in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, working with Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, published a research article in the journal Nutrition Research, entitled, “Low Dietary Magnesium Intake Alters Vitamin D - Parathyroid Hormone Relationship in Adults who are Overweight or Obese.” This study examined how magnesium intake influences endocrine parameters.

    The following were the authors:

    May Cheung (doctoral candidate), Rosemary DeLuccia (doctoral candidate), Rohit Ramadoss (incoming doctoral student), Abeer Aljahdali (MS, 2017), Stella Volpe, PhD, (Professor and Chair, Nutrition Sciences), Patricia Shewokis, PhD, (Professor, Nutrition Sciences) and Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, (Assistant Professor, Nutrition Sciences).

    August 20

  • Academy Foundation Scholarship

    Dimitra Kristina (Krissi) Thomopoulus (MS 2019, Nutrition Sciences), who worked with Jennifer Nasser, PhD, for her Master of Science thesis, was awarded the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s DC Metro Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Edith A. Jones Memorial Scholarship. It is an award provided to current National Institutes of Health (NIH) dietetic interns to help offset any additional costs associated with the dietetic internship. Thomopoulus will begin her NIH dietetic internship in the fall 2019.

    August 19

  • RN-BSN Completion Department's Pamela McGee, MSN, FNP-BC, assistant clinical professor, and Karen Goldschmidt PhD, assistant clinical professor and chair

    Nursing Faculty Address Public Health Crisis

    Addressing Teen Vaping Public Health Crisis

    RN-BSN Completion Department's Pamela McGee, MSN, FNP-BC, assistant clinical professor, and Karen Goldschmidt PhD, assistant clinical professor and chair, coauthored a publication, "E-Cigarettes and Vaping: What do Pediatrics Nurses Need to Know," in Journal of Pediatric Nursing. As a result of this publication, Goldschmidt was invited to present on the topic of E-Cigarettes, Vaping & JUULing at a National Webinar for the Society of Pediatric Nurses.

    August 16

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    Nursing Faculty Publication

    Suzan Blacher, PhD, assistant clinical professor, RN-BSN Completion Department, published an article July 2019, titled "Nursing Education in the Midst of the Opioid Crisis" in Pain Management Nursing. Blacher and her co-author address addiction and chronic pain in the midst of the opioid crisis and provides direction for how nursing programs can guide students to care these patients.

    August 16

  • Jessica Chou

    Faculty Awarded Federal Grant

    Counseling and Family Therapy Faculty Awarded Federal HRSA Training Program Grant

    Jessica Chou, PhD, assistant professor, Counseling and Family Therapy Department, (CO-PI) and Rikki Patton, PhD, associate professor, University of Akron (CO-PI), were awarded a $1.3M grant for the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Professionals Program from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The program seeks to train Couple/Marriage and Family Therapy (C/MFT) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) students at Drexel University and The University of Akron (UA) located in Akron, Ohio. The purpose of this multi-site initiative is to enhance and expand community-based experiential training for C/MFT and CMHC students with a focus on youth and their families impacted by Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) in need of prevention, treatment and recovery services in Philadelphia and Akron and the surrounding region.

    August 16

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    In the Media Section of CNHP Website

    Check out the In the Media section of our website where you will find lots and lots of articles featuring our faculty and students.

    August 14

  • Linda Wilson

    Grant Awarded

    Linda Wilson, PhD and Collaborators Awarded $60,000 Grant from the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration for the project, Improving the Ability of Family Caregivers to Care for Persons Living with Frontotemporal Degeneration Through an Innovative Simulation Program

    Principle Investigator Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CNEcl, CHSE-A, FASPAN, ANEF, FAAN, assistant dean for Continuing Education, Simulation and Events and clinical professor of nursing, and collaborators have been awarded a $60,000 grant for a Simulation Research Project by the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD).

    The one-year project "Improving the Ability of Family Caregivers to Care for Persons Living with Frontotemporal Degeneration Through an Innovative Simulation Program" will investigate a novel simulation approach to provide family caregivers with specific knowledge and skills to improve daily home life for persons living with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD). Caregivers will be trained on specific communication techniques to improve interpersonal dynamics (with the person with FTD and health care professionals) and strategies to modify the physical and social elements of the home environment. We will employ a user-integrated methodology whereby caregivers and health professionals collaborate to identify content and develop the look and feel of the simulation training. Our long term goal is to advance a low-cost, evidence-based replicable program for use by community-based organizations serving families with FTD. Co-investigators are Carol Okupniak, DNP, associate clinical professor of nursing and Stephen Gambescia, PhD, professor in the Health Administration Department.

    August 14

  • Back of running shoes down a street with plants on either side

    Recruiting for Research Study

    Researchers in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences are looking for participate in a study to assess breathing and biomechanics during walking. Click here for information about the study and criteria to participate.

    August 14

  • New Publication

    Katherine Myers-Coffman, PhD, MT-BC, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Creative Arts Therapies Department, published "The Resilience Songwriting Program: A working theoretical model and intervention protocol for adolescent bereavement" in the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.

    This publication was part of her doctoral dissertation, which was chaired by Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC, professor and director of the PhD program in Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel. Bradt and Felicity Baker, PhD, professor and head of music therapy at the University of Melbourne in Australia, are co-authors.

    August 14

  • Cover of new book by Stephen Gambescia, PhD called The Healthcare Nonprofit

    New Book Published

    The Healthcare Nonprofit: Keys to Effective Management is the newest book from Stephen Gambescia, PhD, professor in the Health Administration department. 

    The book is being used in their undergradraduate course HSAD 331: Nonprofits and Healthcare especially notable because CNHP is one of the few health administration programs across the country that give students a full course in managing nonprofits.

    August 13

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    Tuesday Topics: Go Global - Resources for Global Travel

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639 or via live webcast

    Learn from experts who will share resources for travel safety and getting ready for your global activities.

    Presenter

    • Marcia W. Henisz, Senior Director of International Health, Safety & Security
    • Adam Zahn, Associate Director, Global Engagement Office of Global Engagement and Education Abroad

    All are welcome. Ideal for students, faculty and staff who travel internationally.

    Click here to register.

    August 12

  • Meditation graphic

    Meditation at Three Parkway

    Meditation at CNHP

    Join us at meditation every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in Three Parkway, Room 1021.

    There are very notable benefits from a meditation practice including reducing stress, promoting emotional health and reducing age-related memory loss. It's a great thing that meditation available at Three Parkway on Wednesdays. It doesn't matter if you've never meditated or you're a pro, everyone is welcome for these weekly, short guided meditation sessions.

    *Note: on August 14, we will be meeting in room 931 at 12:30 p.m.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to sit quietly with Drexel colleagues and friends and to learn how to better manage your stress and more deeply engage your work and your life. This time offers an opportunity for Drexel professional staff, faculty and students to reduce stress and grow in mindfulness and compassion together.

    Participants in our Wellness Incentive Program are eligible to earn 5 points (a $5 credit) for each session they attend on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

    You must register for the annual program AND complete your annual PHP before you will be eligible to receive any payouts. Points for attending these events will be sent to Health Advocate on a monthly basis for the prior month’s activities.

    August 12

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    Macy Monday

    It's Macy Monday!

    Meet Anna Zachwieja. She is a Health Services Administration undergraduate student having switched majors from nursing. Zachwieja has found that so many of her classes center around leadership, but with Macy, she actually gets to proactices skills about which she's learning. She's building relationships with classmates and her mentor which Zachwieja finds beneficial in so many ways. 

    Zachwieja's assembling a toolkit that will help her in her career and as a leader in healthcare.

    To read more about her and to learn more about the Macy program, click here.

    In the area of leadership development, the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows program is an outstanding opportunity for students no matter which career path they choose.

    Apply Now.

    August 12

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    Tuesday Topics: Tuesday Topics: Applying for R3 Grants

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639 or via live webcast

    Are you ready to apply for the Dean's Rapid Response Grants in the fall? RSVP for this interactive session to learn from people who have submitted successfully awarded R3 grants. 

    Presenter

    • Jessica Chou, Counseling and Family Therapy
    • Adrian Banning, Physician Assistant
    • Kathleen Fisher, Nursing
    • Michael Bruneau, Jr, Health Sciences

    Moderator

    • Robert Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA, associate dean and distinguished professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

    All are welcome. Ideal for faculty.

    Click here to register.

    August 6

  • Sydney Juska

    Macy Monday

    It's Macy Monday!

    Meet Sydney Juska. She is a Health Sciences undergraduate student. Juska finds herself part of a community who is open for deep discussion about current events that affect healthcare and leadership. She appreciates the aspect of self-discovery and likes the opportunity to delve into a topic before a class giving the group more time to learn from eachother.

    Juska is learning skills that will last her a lifetime.

    To read more about her and to learn more about the Macy program, click here.

    In the area of leadership development, the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows program is an outstanding opportunity for students no matter which career path they choose.

    Apply Now.

    August 5

  • Adult sitting in yoga pose at sunset

    Recruiting for Study

    Recruiting Volunteers

    Women who have received the diagnosis of breast cancer have increased levels of perceived stress. This study will see if yoga can help decrease that stress and see how much participation in yoga will produce that effect. The study answers the important question about the impact of yoga on the lives of women with breast cancer.

     

    August 2

  • Ebony White, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS

    Advocacy on Capitol Hill

    Ebony White, PhD, assistant clinical professor in Counseling and Family Therapy Department, was newly elected as the chair-elect for the North Atlantic Region of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

    In her new role, she joined other leaders in ACA in Washington, D.C. to advocate for parity in billing for medicare for licensed professional mental health counselors and licensed marriage and family therapists. She and her colleagues met with senators and congressmen and women to help gain support to pass Senate bill S.286 and House bill H.R. 945.

    August 2

  • Ellen Bass, PhD

    AHFE 2019 Presentation

    Ellen Bass, PhD, professor and chair in Health Systems and Sciences Research, presented "Curriculum Infusion through Case Studies: Engaging Undergraduate Students in Course Subject Material and Influencing Behavior Change" at AHFE 2019 in Washington D.C.

    This study investigated infusing health promotion topics into an engineering course via problem-based case studies and lecture to assess student learning and self-reported behavior. Junior-level systems engineering students in two sections participated: one section with 52 students and one with 36. One section received a celebratory drinking case; one received distracted driving case and a lecture about hazardous drinking. Student ability ratings related to the course subject matter generally improved with both cases. The lecture appeared to enhance health promotion knowledge. Students self-reported behavior change with both cases. Case studies as a form of curriculum infusion for health promotion topics show promise. The use of case studies overall was well-received by students and coupled with lecture material can increase student health promotion knowledge and behavior change.

    August 2

  • Chalice Jenkins, PhD, LPC

    Drexel University's Inaugural College Access Academy

    On July 25, 2019, Chalice Jenkins, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department and member of CNHP’s Board of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, inspired 38 underrepresented and underserved rising high school juniors and seniors as she encouraged participants to “Do It Afraid!”

    Her motivational speech culminated the participants week-long immersive college bound experience. Watch Jenkins’ motivational speech here.

    August 1

  • Nutrition Sciences PhD candidate, Dan Dychtwald, MPH and Representative Donald Norcross Staffer

    PhD student Led Academy Advocacy Summit

    Department of Nutrition Sciences’ PhD candidate, Dan Dychtwald, MPH, (mentored by Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, assistant professor in Nutrition Sciences) led the New Jersey affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at their annual Policy and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C.

    Dychtwald, as public policy coordinator for New Jersey, joined hundreds of Academy members from across the country in advocating for the "Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA)" and "Expanding Diabetes Self-Management Training Act (DSMT)." In his role, he coordinated meetings with New Jersey legislators, meeting with several legislative advisors and staffers on his own.

    Meetings included stories and data regarding obesity and diabetes, as well as their toll on New Jersey families and the state economy. Both bills advocate for expanded access to care, increased insurance coverage, and evidence-based approaches in treatment.

    He met with staffers for both Senator Cory Booker and Representative Donald Norcross.

    August 1

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

    New Publication

    A new paper has been published online in Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Titled "Ageing in the right place – a prototype of a web-based housing counselling intervention for later life," Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, and colleagues discuss their work to develop a web-based intervention for older adults who hope to age in place.

    August 1

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