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  • A group of Drexel DNP students poses with a statue of William McMaster. (Photo credit: Christopher Acebedo)

    Digital Dragon Blog - 2019 DNP Global Immersion Trip to Canada

    Drexel DNP students participated in a unique global immersion experience in the spring of 2019 to study abroad for one week.

    In preparing future advanced practice nursing leaders for responding to current and future global healthcare needs in diverse settings, cultivating an understanding of global health through a study abroad opportunity adds richness to the learning opportunities for students. Host, McMaster University prepared with a packed schedule of learning experiences including highly accomplished presenters who engaged in dialogue with the group.

    The experience blended studying abroad at McMaster University (the birthplace of evidence-based practice), Juravinski Hospital – Hamilton Health Sciences, along with immersion in the culture of Canada. Comparing and contrasting the structure of healthcare delivery system abroad and in the United States was a strong emphasis during the trip.

    Overall, the trip was an unforgettable experience that will help shape the global perspective of future DNP leaders. Click here to read their blog.

    July 31

  • Research Article Published

    Doctoral students in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, working with Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, assistant professor, published a research article entitled, “The Endocrine Role of Bone in Cardiometabolic Health” in the journal Current Nutrition Reports. The article elaborates on the hormonal role of bone in regulating cardiometabolic health.

    The following were the authors.

    Rosemary DeLuccia (doctoral candidate), May Cheung (doctoral candidate), Rohit Ramadoss (incoming doctoral student), Abeer Aljahdali (former Master of Science student) and Deeptha Sukumar, PhD.

    July 31

  • Nutrition Sciences students Rohit Ramadoss Rosemary DeLuccia and May Cheung

    CNHP Represented American Society for Nutrition Conference

    The Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University was well-represented at the American Society for Nutrition conference in June 2019, held in Baltimore, Maryland.

    The laboratory of Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, had three poster presentations whose co-authors included students and faculty.

    • Calcium to Magnesium Ratio Higher Than Optimal Across Age Groups
      Rosemary DeLuccia, May Cheung, Tammy Ng, Rohit Ramadoss, Asma Altasan, Deeptha Sukumar
    • Calcitropic Hormones and Metabolic Markers Differ in Young South Asian Indian Men and Caucasians
      Rohit Ramadoss, Asma Altasan, May Cheung, Rosemary DeLuccia, Abeer Aljahdali, Deeptha Sukumar
    • The Relationship Between Serum Ionized Magnesium Concentrations and Diastolic Blood Pressure in Overweight and Obese Adults
      May Cheung, Rosemary DeLuccia, Rohit Ramadoss, Asma Altasan, Stella L. Volpe, PhD, professor and department chair, and Deeptha Sukumar

    The laboratory of Jennifer A. Nasser, PhD, associate professor and director of the PhD Program had three poster presentations whose co-authors included students and faculty.

    • A Functional Near Infra-red (fNIRS) Neurocorrelate of Loss of Control Eating
      Dimitra Thomopolous, Eram Albajri, Lisa Lanza, Hasasn Ayaz, Angelo Del Parigi, Jennifer Nasser
    • Interacting effects of self-reported physical activity and protein preloads on fNIRS measured brain activation during ice cream intake
      Lisa Lanza, Eram Albajri, Hasan Ayaz, Sinclair Smith, Angelo Del Parigi and Jennifer Nasser
    • Objective assessment of brain response to tasting high sugar/high fat chocolate by RETeval electroretinography
      Jennifer Nasser, Eram Albajri, Lisa Lanza and Shanon Casperson

    The laboratory of Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and department chair, had one thematic poster presentation with faculty as co-authors.

    • Effect of a Multi-Component, School-Based Intervention on Health Behaviors of Elementary School Students
      Abigail D. Gilman, RD, project manager for the Healthy Futures Initiative, Michael Bruneau Jr, PhD, assistant teaching professor in Health Sciences, Tanja V.E. Kral, Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, assistant professor, Patricia A. Shewokis, PhD, professor, and Stella L. Volpe, PhD

    July 31

  • Chalice Jenkins, PhD, LPC

    Drexel Pathway to Medical School Students Negotiate Relationships

    On July 12, 2019, Chalice Jenkins, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department, presented an interactive workshop, “Let it Flow: Negotiating Relationships” to 44 eager underserved and underrepresented students.

    Laughter, fun and critical analysis filled the room as students:

    • Identified, described and applied levels of conflict.
    • Explained, applied and analyzed the five basic principles of negotiation.
    • Applied, analyzed and evaluated four negotiation techniques.

    July 30

  • Beans with the Deans Coffee Cups

    To Bean or Not to Bean?

    That is the question.
    Whether 'tis better to stay in bed, undercaffeinated and uninformed,
    Or to rise early, take up thy mug and query the deans.

    Please join Dean Laura Gitlin and Assistant Dean of Diversity and Student Affairs Veronica Carey for early morning coffee and conversation. Submit a question, comment or concern ahead of time to make sure it's addressed!

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    Dean's Suite, 10th Floor, Three Parkway
    Or via live webcast.

    Coffee and tea will be provided.

    Click here to register.

    July 30

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    Tuesday Topics: Hyperion Skills, Tips and Tricks

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 1043 or via live webcast

    If you are a user of Hyperion, here's an opportunity to brush up or learn new skills and tricks to get the most out of this tool.

    Presenter

    • Lora Furman, executive director of Assessment and Operations

    All are welcome. Ideal for professional staff and advisors who use the software Hyperion.

    Click here to register.

    July 29

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    Macy Monday

    It's Macy Monday!

    Meet Sabrina Kagan. She is an undergraduate in the Health Services Administration program. When Kagan changed her major, she saw the Macy program as a way to develop personally and professionally. She admits that getting used to the non-traditional college course took a little bit of time, but learning and practicing team dynamics and discovering her leadership style was well worth it.

     

    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.

    July 29

  • Photo of Italian hoagie

    Drexel Food Lab and FHM Create New Hoagie Roll

    Will your hoagie taste any different if it's made on the new, low sodium roll created by the Drexel Food Lab? Click here to read about the new roll came to be.

    July 26

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    Nutritional Counseling Services

    Work with a Drexel University Registered Dietitian (RD) to meet your nutritional goals for living a more energized and healthy life. Learn research-based approaches to improve your eating habits, plan meals, select snacks, enhance athletic performance or manage diseases through therapeutic diets.

    Services are available at two locations:

    Parkway Health and Wellness
    1601 Cherry Street, 2nd Floor

    Drexel Recreation Center
    3301 Market Street

    You may be entitled to six one-hour nutrition counseling sessions per year at no cost through your Independence Blue Cross insurance plan. Please call your insurance provider to verify your benefits. Additionally, Drexel employees can earn 15 wellness points for each session attended (max of 90 points per calendar year). For information about Drexel’s employee wellness incentive program, click here.

    If you are using another health plan, nutrition benefits may not be covered, or they may only be provided for certain illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney failure and obesity. If you are not using insurance, the fees are as follows: Initial consult: $120.00, 15-minute re-visit: $50.00, each additional 15 minutes: $25.00.

    To learn more or to schedule a session, please call 215.553.7012 or email nutritionappts@drexel.edu.

    July 26

  • Jennifer Quinlan

    Grant from USDA Awarded

    Jennifer J. Quinlan (PI) and collaborators from The Partnership for Food Safety Education and New Mexico State University Awarded $299,905 Grant from USDA to Develop the Next Generation of Consumer Food Safety Education Materials

    Jennifer J. Quinlan, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, and her collaborators, Jeanne Gleason, EdD, (New Mexico State University [NMSU]), Barbara Chamberlain, PhD (NMSU), Pamela Martinez, EdD (NMSU), and Shelley Feist (The Partnership for Food Safety Education), have been awarded $299,905 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

    The purpose of the project is to conduct formative research and develop a second generation of food safety education materials addressing the message to not wash raw poultry. The new education materials will be made available online at fightbac.org, and promoted through social media as well as more traditional distribution channels for food safety education materials.

    July 26

  • Roberta Waite

    New Book Out on August 5

    Adverse Childhood Experiences: What Students and Health Professionals Need to Know is the newest book by Roberta Waite, EdD, professor and assistant dean of Academic & Community Integration, Doctoral Nursing Department and director, Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services.

    This book provides healthcare students and professionals with a foundational background on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)-traumatic early life experiences, which can have a profound impact on health in later life. ACEs can include being a victim of abuse, neglect or exposure to risk in the home or community. How healthcare students and professionals learn to recognize, react, and respond to persons affected by trauma will lay the foundation for their relationships with patients. This book intentionally uses micro-to-macro lenses accompanied by a structural competency framework to elucidate health implications across the lifespan. It explores the nature of adversity and its effects on the physical, emotional, cognitive and social health of individuals, communities and society. Importantly, it will equip healthcare students and professionals with an understanding for critical change in practice and offer action steps designed to assist them with prevention and intervention approaches and steps to help build resilience.

    July 24

  • DaVita is Hosting an Event for all Hahnemann Teammates

    DaVita is hosting a Mix and Mingle job fair for Hahnemann teammates. 

    • Thursday, August 1
    • 449 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19123
    • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    For additional information about the event, click here. For more information about DaVita careers, click here.

    July 23

  • Theresa Campo

    Faculty Among Alumni Award Winners

    Theresa Campo, DNP, received the 2019 Alumni Award for Excellence from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. She graduated with a DNP from Case Western in 2008 and has numerous accomplishments in the Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse Practitioner community.

    Campo is the director of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner track, co-director of the Family/Individual Across Lifespan Nurse Practitioner track and an associate clinical professor here at CNHP.

    Congratulations Dr. Campo!

    July 23

  • ABFT Founders Bring Expertise to Teen Treatment Center

    Suzanne Levy, PhD, director of the Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) training program at Drexel, and Guy Diamond, PhD, director of the Center for Family Intervention Science, were recently interviewed by Newport Academy on repairing child and and parent relationships.

    Newport Academy is a teen rehabilitation center caring for teens and their families in treatment for trauma, mental health issues, eating disorders and substance abuse.

    July 22

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    Tuesday Topics: Double-Duty and Triple-Duty Care

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639 or via live webcast

    Researchers have traditionally viewed paid (work/formal) and unpaid (nonwork/informal) caregiving as separate caregiving domains. Consequently, relatively little is known about adults who are caregivers in both their professional and personal lives, or double-duty and triple-duty caregivers. This talk will present an overview of the work, family and health outcomes of long-term care employees with different nonwork caregiving roles from the Work, Family and Health Study (WFHS) and highlight two recently published WFHS projects focused on double-duty and triple-duty caregivers’ sleep characteristics.

    Presenter:
    Nicole DePasquale, PhD, MSPH

    Nicole DePasquale, PhD, MSPH, is an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. She has two lines of research related to caregiving. In the first, she examines the work/nonwork interface of long-term care employees with nonwork caregiving roles, or double-duty and triple-duty caregivers, and the work, nonwork and health implications of combining formal and informal caregiving roles. Her second line of research seeks to identify the ways in which caregivers affect patients’ treatment for kidney failure and the effects of patients’ kidney failure on caregivers’ physical health, psychological well-being and functioning in other social roles. Both lines of research aim to inform the development of tailored interventions to address caregivers’ needs as well as improve their health, well-being and management of multiple roles.

    All are welcome. Ideal for caregivers of all types.

    Click here to register.

    July 22

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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.

    *Note: on August 7 and 14, we will be meeting in room 931 at 12:30 p.m.

    These weekly sessions offer a short guided meditation. 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. More details to follow.

    July 22

  • 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 7 and 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.

    July 22

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

    New Publication

    A new paper has been published online in Contemporary Clinical Trials. Titled "Embedding caregiver support in community-based services for older adults: A multi-site randomized trial to test the Adult Day Service Plus Program (ADS Plus)," Laura N. Gitlin, PhD and colleagues describe the protocol for a trial designed to augment ADS Plus support.

    Click here to read a pdf.

    July 22

  • kayla-matthews-icon

    Macy Monday

    It's Macy Monday!

    Meet Kayla Matthews. She is an undergraduate nursing student who saw the uniqueness of Macy as a way to learn more about herself and others. She recognized that part of good leadership is good listening. She and her classmates learned that showing someone respect is hearing them even if your opinions are contradictory.

    Kayla recommends the Macy program because it's unlike any leadership class or anything else you may take in college.

    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.

    July 22

  • GATHER Applications Accepted until Early August

    The Global Alliance for Training in Health Equity Research Fellowship (GATHER) at the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health is accepting applications now until August 4, 2019.

    Fellows will partner with mentors, receive intensive skills-based research training and have an opportunity to travel to one of four research sites in Brazil, Kenya, Mexico and Burkina Faso. Becoming a GATHER Fellow will offer doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees a chance to advance their careers and develop expertise in global health equity issues. To learn more, click here.

    July 19

  • A Talk by Dr Jusub Kim

    CREATIVE COMPUTING: A Talk by Dr. Jusub Kim

    Kim is an Academy Award-winning creative technologist and director of the Creative Computing Group at Sogang University in South Korea. In this talk, he is going to give a brief overview of creative computing and its applications and its impact in education.

    This event is free and open to the Drexel community.

    • Monday, July 22, 2019
    • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • ExCITe Center
      3401 Market Street, Suite 100

    For more information, click here.

    July 19

  • Pam McGee

    Doctoral Student and Nursing Faculty Member Role in Class Project

    Pamela McGee, MSN, an assistant clinical professor in the RN-BSN Completion program, is a doctoral student at Wilmington University and with four of her fellow students, created a new Master of Education program as part of a class project.

    She used her experience as a college educator to draft a teaching certificate which became part of the framework for the degree program. McGee touts in a WilmU article that she and her four colleagues accomplished in seven years what others couldn't do in a decade.

     

    July 19

  • A group from the Mandela Washington Fellows

    Mandela Fellows Fond Farewell

    Closing Reception 

    • July 26
    • 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    • Zavino
      3200 Chestnut St.

    Please join us to bid farewell to this incredible group of young African leaders. As many of you have interacted with the Fellows over the past five weeks, you know just how incredible they are and how much they have given to us during their time at Drexel.

    RSVP to Andrea Sanchez.

    July 19

  • CareerMD Career Fair

    This recruiting event will offer job-seeking nurses the opportunity to network with talent managers from hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide. There is no charge to attend.

    Who is Invited: Current students, recent graduates, post-doctoral fellows, administrators, and educators.
    Location: Philadelphia County Medical Society (2100 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130).
    Date & Time: Wednesday, July 24, 2019, stop by any time between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
    Additional Information: Attire is casual, complimentary food and beverages will be served.

    RSVP here.

    July 17

  • Small bottles of paint in various colors

    Staff Council Hosts Retreat

    CNHP's Staff Council hosted its annual Staff Retreat on June 27. With more than 50 attendees, we celebrated all our accomplishments and challenges. We also got ready to face the upcoming year with strength, humor, togetherness and purpose.

    Check out the photo album on Facebook.

    July 16

  • 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.

    *Note: on July 17, we will be meeting in room 955 at 12:30 p.m.

    These weekly sessions offer a short guided meditation. 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. More details to follow.

    July 15

  • kait-kelly-icon

    Macy Monday

    It's Macy Monday!

    Meet Kaitlin Kelly. She is an undergraduate health sciences student who saw that Macy will enhance her already strong drive to meet her goals. What she calls interdiciplinary learning is helping her clarify her vision, but she is also taking advantage of the opportunity to build her professional network and fill up her leadership toolkit.

    Having a chance to deeply interact and learn alongside students in other programs has expanded her understanding and awareness of critical components of leadership and having a mentor who is a registered dietitian in Philadelphia and a practitioner of Oriental medicine has shown her how to incorporate her interest in wellness and nutrition in her health sciences studies.

    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.

    July 15

  • Example of food label

    EAT RIGHT PHILLY is Collecting Empty Containers

    As part of EAT RIGHT PHILLY’s nutrition outreach efforts, we use cleaned, laminated snack packages and beverage bottles to teach program participants how to read the Nutrition Facts labels.

    The Nutrition Facts label is changing; you may already have seen the new label. The number of calories is larger than anything else on the Nutrition Facts label; so we need your help! If you eat a snack or drink a beverage that has the new Nutrition Facts label, instead of throwing the package or bottle out, please consider dropping cleaned out packages and containers off to us at Three Parkway, Suite 110.

    Examples of usable items include, but are not limited to: soda (diet and regular), juices, milk, sports drinks, potato chips, candy, granola bars and cereal. We will leave a box outside of our suite (Suite 110); just drop your package or bottle in the box.

    July 15

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    Implementation Science Research Fall Institute Registration is Open

    The first ten people to register will receive a $100 discount!

    Whether you are at the beginning of a project or have your evidence that is ready to make into real-world impact, this two-day Institute will help you learn more about processes, barriers, funding opportunities, partnerships and evaluation.

    Keynote Speakers

    • Enola Proctor, PhD, professor at the Brown School at Washington University
    • Carl V. Hill, PhD, MPH, Director, Office of Special Populations National Institute of Aging, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    • Patricia Jones, DrPH, MPH, Program Director, Division of Clinical Innovation, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    You'll have an opportunity to learn form and network with these experts and more.

    Click here for more information and to register.

    July 12

  • Tuesday Topics

    Conversations Across Borders on Health Equity and Diversity

    Drexel was selected, for a third year, to host the Mandela Washington Fellows. CNHP, again, will have the Fellows at Three Parkway to discuss their work and meet with mentors.

    • Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    • 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    • Three Parkway, Room 1043 or via live webcast
    • Light refreshments will be served.

    This year, they will participate in Tuesday Topics and present "Conversations Across Borders on Health Equity and Diversity. Join us!

    Register Now.

    July 11

  • Foundations of Nursing Practice students and their professor, Meaghan Shattuck, MSN, using virtual reality

    VR Project Chosen for ExCITe Center Funding

    Virtual Reality Clinical Simulation (VRCS) Lab, a project created by Carol Okupniak, DNP, assistant clinical professor, and Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, director of research labs, to enhance nursing education and practice was chosen for an ExCITe Center Seed Project to be funded for 2019.

    The goal of this project to create four virtual reality (VR) scenarios to complement established clinical simulations. The four VR sims will explore situational awareness, patient perspective, critical thinking and clinical judgment.

    The team will explore the feasibility of using this technology to enhance clinical practice of health professionals.

    July 11

  • Fall 2019 Medical-Surgical Nurse Residency Applications due July 17

    Christiana Care Health System is accepting applications for the Medical/Surgical Fall 2019 Nurse Residency Program.

    Applications will be accepted until July 17, 2019.

    • Please go to your careers webpage and choose “Nurse Residency” in the “Category” drop down box on the site.
    • Please note: When applying, please make sure you have a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the Med/Surg Residency.
    • You will be required to meet deadlines of completion for a video interview and clinical references.
    • The video interview will need to be completed within 72 hours of receipt of the invitation.
    • The clinical references will need to be completed no later than July 22.

    Medical/Surgical

    The Medical/Surgical program is a unique 24-week program that integrates educational components with preceptor-led clinical experiences on the medical or surgical units at both Christiana and Wilmington Hospitals. Nurses having completed the residency will have built a strong foundation for nursing practice in a fast-paced, challenging environment.

    • This 24-week program incorporates 18 weeks of preceptor-led clinical experience with an additional six weeks on the unit of hire with supplemental professional development courses.
    • Program runs three times a year: July, November and March.
    • Medical Unit Rotations are selected from the following: Medical and Medical Stepdown (5A), Medical (5B, 5C, 5D), ACE Unit (6A), Medical (6B), Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Stroke (6C), Hemo/Oncology (6E), Medical Observation Unit, Medical (4N & 5N), Wilmington ACE (8S).
    • Surgical Unit Rotations are selected from the following: Uro/Gyn Surgery (4C), Surgical (2C & 4W), Joint Replacement (7E), Surgical Stepdown (4D), Joint Replacement Center.

    July 10

  • Allison Rusgo, MPH, MHS, PA-C

    Assistant Professor First listed Chapter Author

    Allison Rusgo, MPH, MHS, PA-C, an assistant professor in the Physician Assistant Department, is a first listed chapter author in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practice Guidelines recently published by Springer Publishing Company.

    July 10

  • Health Administration Faculty Members Present at National Meeting

    Three presentations were made at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

    Assistant teaching professors Merritt M. Brockman, DHA, FACHE and Kevin J. Mitchell, PhD, MBA presented "On-site Residency Development/Implementation to Enhance Learning for Online MHA Programs." Attendees learned about how our residency is integrated into an online graduate program to enhance skills by using a standard format and analysis framework.

    Fred DiCostanzo, EdD, RN, an assistant teaching professor, presented "Conceptual Model for An Experience-Based, Assessment-Driven Undergraduate Program in Health Administration." DiCostanzo was able to share with attendees how the live-actor simulation is used to teach management skills, provide experiential learning to students in the undergraduate health administration program.

    Kristine Mulhorn, PhD, MHSA, teaching professor and department chair, presented "Teaching Disability for the Health Professions." Mulhorn's poster highlights how students in the health professions learn from those with disability and advocates of disability rights can enhance learning about the experience of disability.

    July 9

  • Tuesday Topics

    Tuesday Topic And...Discuss: America Inside Out - The Muslim Next Door

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639 or webcast

    The next installment of our video book club series is Season 1, Episode 2 The Muslim Next Door

    All are welcome!

    To stimulate conversation, we ask that you view this episode Season 1, Episode 2 in advance.

    For additional Tuesday Topics, click here.

    Click here to register.

    July 8

  • Covers of Chef Iliana Regan's and journalist Jeff Gordinier's books

    Coffee and Donuts with the Authors

    • July 17
    • 10:30 a.m.
    • Academic Bistro, 6th floor
      101 N. 33rd Street

    Please join us for a double book event as we host Chef Iliana Regan and journalist Jeff Gordinier as they discuss their latest books with writer Jason Tesauro.

    Burn the Place: A Memoir is a galvanizing memoir that chronicles Iliana Regan’s journey from foraging on the family farm to running her Michelin-starred restaurant, Elizabeth.

    In Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World, food critic Jeff Gordinier chronicles four years spent traveling with René Redzepi, the renowned chef of Noma (hailed by many as "the best restaurant in the world"), in search of the most tantalizing flavors the world has to offer.

    The $30 ticket cost for the event includes signed copies of both books, coffee provided by La Colombe and donuts by Federal Donuts.

    Weckerly's Ice Cream will be providing ice cream sandwiches for the post-reception. Registration starts at 9:45 with the event beginning at 10:30.

    Seating is limited.

    Register Now!

    July 8

  • 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.

    *Note: on July 10, we will be meeting in room 955 at 12:30 p.m.

    These weekly sessions offer a short guided meditation. 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. More details to follow.

    July 8

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    Macy Monday

    It's Macy Monday!

    Meet Jeremiah Ham. He is an undergraduate health services administration student who is the first person in his family to leave his home country. Jeremiah's self-confidence, while seen by others, was something that grew over time, especially after graduating from a military high school. Still wanting to enhance his leadership skills, he looked to Macy to provide a program that would challenge his beliefs and tackle controversial issues.

    Jeremiah is a member of Drexel's ROTC program and was thrilled to be have Merritt Brockman as his mentor. She not only teaches in his program, but she was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force.

    To read more about him 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.

    July 8

  • Kathleen Fisher

    Professor Receives Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Training

    Kathleen Fisher, PhD, a professor in graduate nursing, completed the course training and examination on Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia by the National Task Group (NTG) on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices and is now an NTG Affiliate Regional Trainer.

    In mid-June, she presented a “Flash Talk” at Drexel’s Research Forum on Civic Engagement sponsored by the Social Science Research Committee titled "Community Partners: Who is teaching who?" Fisher was a panelist at Vision for Equality's Nursing Summit - Challenges and Solutions in Philadelphia addressing the critical shortage of nurses in home health and significant need for people with disabilities and their families.

    Other panel members included representatives from the Office of Developmental Programs, the Pennsylvania Health Law Project, Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care and provider agencies like Bayada Home Health Care and Act Home Health Services.

    July 8

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    Where Are You in the Pipeline?

    Live Chat with the Experts on Zoom

    • July 10, 2019
    • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    Come prepare to ask any and all questions about implementation science research and how you can get started or rocket ahead.

    Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, distinguished University professor and dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, FAAN, vice president of Health and Health Equity and professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Guy Diamond, PhD, director of The Center for Family Intervention Science

    Register Now!

    July 5

  • Carol Okupnaik

    Nursing Faculty Presentation at Drexel’s July Spotlight On…Global Engagement

    • July 10, 2019
    • 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
    • PISB 103
      33rd and Chestnut Street

    Carol Okupniak, assistant clinical professor of nursing, will present her topic, "What a simulation experience in India taught me about culture in healthcare," at the University's July Spotlight On...Global Engagement! event.

    Okupniak will share her experience with the nursing students and faculty of Akal College of Nursing, Eternal University, Himachal Pradesh, India. A primary objective of healthcare simulation is to assist students to apply their knowledge in a simulated environment. During her most recent trip, Okupniak discovered that she learned as much from her students about culture as she hoped they would learn from her about simulation.

    A variety of topics on global engagement will be presented at the July Spotlight. Please join us for an ‘engaging’ discussion.

    July 5

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    EAT RIGHT PHILLY is Collecting Empty Containers

    As part of EAT RIGHT PHILLY’s nutrition outreach efforts, we use cleaned, laminated snack packages and beverage bottles to teach program participants how to read the Nutrition Facts labels.

    The Nutrition Facts label is changing; you may already have seen the new label. The number of calories is larger than anything else on the Nutrition Facts label; so we need your help! If you eat a snack or drink a beverage that has the new Nutrition Facts label, instead of throwing the package or bottle out, please consider dropping cleaned out packages and containers off to us at Three Parkway, Suite 110.

    Examples of usable items include, but are not limited to: soda (diet and regular), juices, milk, sports drinks, potato chips, candy, granola bars and cereal. We will leave a box outside of our suite (Suite 110); just drop your package or bottle in the box.

    July 5

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    Beans with the Dean

    • Tuesday, July 9
    • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

    Dean Gitlin invites you to join her for conversation either in person or via live webcast.

    • Three Parkway
    • Dean’s Conference Room
      Tenth Floor, Room 1090

    Register Now

    July 3

  • Student Selected to Present Abstract

    Yosefa Birati, a PhD in Nursing student, has been selected to present her abstract entitled "Use of Policy Maps to geocode neighborhood food access among pregnant women receiving home visiting services for help with their diabetes self-management" at the 2019 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia.

    July 2

  • Tuesday Topics

    Tuesday Topic And...Discuss: America Inside Out - The Muslim Next Door

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639 or webcast

    The next installment of our video book club series is Season 1, Episode 2 The Muslim Next Door

    All are welcome!

    To stimulate conversation, we ask that you view this episode Season 1, Episode 2 in advance.

    For additional Tuesday Topics, click here.

    Click here to register.

    July 1

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    PA Department Staff Member Published

    Kyla Neil, a staff member of the PA department, has been published as a contributing author in a devotional written by women for women to use in their quiet time.

    It is designed to inspire, empower and motivate women to live purpose-filled and purpose-driven lives, something that we, as a college, practice daily in our contributions to teaching, scholarship and research.

    July 1

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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.

    *Note: on July 10, we will be meeting in room 955 at 12:30 p.m.

    These weekly sessions offer a short guided meditation. 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. More details to follow.

    July 1

  • IBC Nurses for Tomorrow Scholarship Award

    CNHP has been awarded $199,999 from IBC's Nurses for Tomorrow Scholarship Program which will be used to directly support students in our BSN, MSN and Doctoral Nursing programs.

    Over the past four years, this amazing program established by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation has provided financial assistance to over 170 CNHP nursing students.

    We are humbled and grateful for their continued support and generosity!

    July 1

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    Macy Monday

    It's Macy Monday!

    Over the course of the next handful of months, we will introduce you to the Macy fellows and share their reasons for participating in the program.

    Meet Alyssa Rygalski. She is an undergraduate health services administration student who has been on co-op with the AgeWell Collaboratory for the last three months. Alyssa has noticed an increase in her confidence as a leader both in and outside of the classroom. As someone who wants to work with older adults, this opportunity for personal and professional growth has motivated her to start the AgeWell Student Network with some of her fellow students. Alyssa recognized the gem that the Macy program is and took full advantage of it to build a professional network that will serve her well in the healthcare industry.

    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.

    July 1