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  • Simulation Collaboration

    The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program and the Pre-Licensure BSN Co-Op program will be joining forces this spring to provide a collaborative simulation, which enhance the student experience.

    The simulation will bring together 139 BSN Co-Op and 43 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students for a unique educational opportunity. The simulation deals with timely, relevant practice issues within our health care system and offers the students the ability to learn an execute an intraprofessional scenario, thus learning how the advanced practice nurse and the registered nurse interact in the health care team.

    Congratulations to both program leadership teams for their hard work and development of this opportunity.

    March 29

  • Drexel MSN Student Published

    Lauren Moore, a Drexel MSN student in the nurse educator track has just had an article accepted for publication in the Nurse Educator Journal. The title of her article is, "Using Kahoot Jumble to Teach Prioritization."

    Moore used Kahoot Jumble while teaching nursing students during her practicum experience as a nurse educator. She states, "Nursing students often feel ill-equipped to prioritize patient care. It's important, however, that they be able to prioritize nursing actions and coordinate patient assignments based on acuity." A way to learn this is through the game-based platform, Kahoot using the Jumble feature. The Jumble feature within Kahoot allows students to place choices in the correct order. Moore found that students looked forward to playing the game and learning from it.

    March 29

  • Thesis Proposal Defense

    Please join the Department of Nutrition Sciences for a Master of Science Thesis Proposal

    Dimitra “Krissi” Thomopoulos will present her thesis proposal entitled: Identification of Neurocorrelates of Loss of Control Eating.

    • April 3, 2019
    • 11:30 a.m.
    • Parkway Building, Room 206

    Committee:

    • Jennifer Nasser, PhD, RD, Department of Nutrition Sciences, Chair
    • Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, Department of Nutrition Sciences
    • Girija Kaimal, PhD, Department of Creative Arts Therapies

    March 29

  • Student Life seeks Student Feedback

    The Center City Student Life Office is hosting focus groups to discuss what resources we can provide to improve your experience.

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

    We are recruiting a diverse group of participants across various levels, programs and areas of involvement; each focus group will be capped at six participants and refreshments will be provided.

    Click here to sign up to participate.

    All focus groups will take place in the Center City Student Life Conference Room located in New College Building, Suite 1106.

    We value your feedback and hope you can join us at one of the above times.

    March 29

  • An Evening with Tarana Burke

    “An Evening with Tarana Burke”, the founder of the #MeToo movement, will take place on Monday, April 1,at 7:00 p.m. at Rutgers Camden, in the Walter K. Gordon Theater. The event is free and open to the public, but requires a ticket. For more information, click here.

    March 29

  • International Graduate Student Association Celebration

    Join the International Graduate Student Association for a Nowruz (Persian New Year) Celebration.

    • Sunday, March 31
    • 6:00 p.m.
    • Behrakis Grand Hall

    There will be food, music and entertainment. Students and their families, including children and guests are welcome to attend. For more information, or to buy tickets, click here.

    March 29

  • Two-Day Latin America Conference This Weekend

    Check out the 9th edition of the Wharton Latin America Conference, a two-day event featuring panels and workshops promoting open discussion with the Latinx American community on the region’s challenges and opportunities.

    The conference takes place on March 29 and 30 at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information, including how to get tickets,  click here.

    March 28

  • Physical therapy students on their annual service trip to Guatemala

    Study Abroad 101

    Study Abroad 101

    • Friday, March 29
    • 3:00 p.m.
    • Study Abroad Office
      Academic Building, Suite 201

    Study Abroad 101 sessions are for students who are interested in studying abroad, but have not selected a program or applied. This session provides preliminary information about opportunities and logistics.

    And DON'T FORGET... applications for Dean Gitlin's Global Scholarships are due on May1.

    March 28

  • Cover of The Art of Psychotherapy

    Analysis of songs

    The Arts in Psychotherapy published an open access article 'Songs created by military service members in music therapy: A retrospective analysis' by Joke Bradt, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, and co-authors Jacelyn Biondo, PhD student in Creative Arts Therapies, and Rebecca Vaudreuil, lead music therapist for Creative Forces®: National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network.

    The songs offer a window into service members’ lived experiences of military service, injury, recovery, homecoming, and transition from active-duty.

    March 27

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    Meditation Hour

    News about Meditation at CNHP

    Starting in April, Wellness Incentive Points will be available when you attend meditation. Additionally, we are changing it to a 30-minute meditation to match the one that's available on University City campus.

    Join us at meditation every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in Three Parkway. It will be held in room 1021 unless noted in Daily Dose.

    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.

    March 27

  • Students Participate in National Cancer Institute Practicum

    Department of Nutrition Sciences PhD candidate Dan Dychtwald and first-year Master of Science student Shawn Riley, both of whom work with Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, recently participated in the John Milner Nutrition & Cancer Prevention Research Practicum at the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland.

    The week-long practicum, which was limited to 50 nutrition students and professionals across the globe, included instruction in metabolomics, genomics, physical activity, and food science taught by some of the top researchers in the field of cancer prevention. The week also included tours of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the National Library of Medicine and NIH’s clinical research hospital.

    Dychtwald and Riley also spent a day at the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Center for Human Nutrition Research, which included a review of controlled feeding studies and a tour of the calorimetry rooms. The week ended with student presentations of ideas for future research in the field of nutrition and cancer prevention.

    March 27

  • Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FAAN, dean and distinguished university professor

    New Peer Reviewed Publication

    Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, dean and distinguished University professor, and colleagues from Johns Hopkins, Brown, Rutgers and Thomas Jefferson Universties published "Dementia Family Caregivers’ Willingness to Pay for an In-home Program to Reduce Behavioral Symptoms and Caregiver Stress" in PharmacoEconomics.

    March 27

  • Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT, FAPTA, a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School

    Integrating Science Into the Treatment of Running Injuries

    The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Presents

    Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT, FAPTA

    • April 5, 2019
    • Check-in: 3 – 4 p.m.
    • Lecture: 4 – 5:30 p.m.
    • Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    • New College Building, Geary B Auditorium
      245 N. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 

    Overuse musculoskeletal Injuries are common among runners. Understanding these injuries promotes effective treatment strategies. It’s well accepted that the etiology of running injuries is multifactorial, and that abnormal running mechanics contribute to running injuries.

    This presentation will focus on a scientific approach to developing treatment strategies that address abnormal running mechanics. Our approach involves (1) examining the role of abnormal mechanics in running injuries, (2) developing interventions to mitigate these mechanics, (3) assessing the efficacy of our interventions and (4) translating these interventions to the clinic. This process provides the foundation for evidence-based practice and is applicable to other patient populations.

    For information and registration, click here.

    March 26

  • Rosemary Trout

    4 Levels of Mac and Cheese

    Do you love Mac and Cheese?

    Check out the Epicurious 4 Levels of Mac and Cheese: Amateur to Food Scientist, featuring Rosemary Trout, assistant clinical professor and program director of Culinary Arts and Food Science.

    Trout is the food scientist for the Epicurious "4 Levels" Series, which has a combined total of 28 million views!

    March 26

  • PA Board Review Course Now Available On Demand

    The Physician Assistant Board Review Course is now available online and on demand.

    Click here to watch a short video from Department Chair Pat Auth, PhD, about the benefits of this course and it being available when you need it, for details about the course and to register.

    March 26

  • Steinbright Career Development Center event

    Steinbright Senior Series Job Search Strategies

    • Thursday, April 4, 2019
    • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway, Room 742

    Recent and soon-to-be graduates will want to participate in this workshop in which you can identify resources and the most effective strategies for finding full-time employment and learn how to conduct a proactive job search.

    Click here to register.

    Join us live or via live webcast or view the recorded workshop at a later date/time.

    March 26

  • Dean's Corner

    Welcome to the Dean's Corner on the Daily Dose!

    This first post is about our exciting new strategic planning process led by Fairmount Ventures. The process involves, in part, establishing a steering committee comprised of faculty, staff and students and conducting a series of focus group meetings with all CNHP stakeholders.

    The steering committee convened for the first time on Monday, March 11 to meet each other, learn about Fairmount Ventures' planning process and discuss initial observations about the College that Fairmount gleaned through an extensive review of internal documents and attending meetings at the College since the first of this year. The steering committee will meet again in May.

    During April, Fairmount will be conducting a "tour" to meet all of our stakeholders through a faculty forum (April 3 at 12 p.m. in rooms 903 and 742), staff forum (April 5 at 1 p.m. in rooms 903 and 742), student forums (April 8 and April 10 at 6:00 p.m. in room 639), the Dean's Leadership Committee forum (April 8) and several small focus group meetings with department chairs. Zoom will be available for all meetings. Fairmount will also be interviewing 20 external stakeholders in the next few months.

    Please stay tuned for more updates and an email invite to forums and focus groups. We selected Fairmount Ventures not only for their expertise and inclusive process but also because of their attention to implementation. They will be working with us to advance an effective implementation plan so that our strategic goals and activities guide budget making, leadership decision making, infrastructure improvements and investments in growth and stability.

    March 25

  • April and June Implementation Science Meeting Dates

    April and June Interest Group Meetings

    Please join us as we continue examining and sharing ideas to help each other clear away the struggles and barriers we face with our implementation science research.

    Monday, April 8, 2019

    • Three Parkway, Room 1043
    • 10 - 11:30 a.m. “The Conversation Continues: Reducing Challenges and Barriers in Implementation Science Research”
    • 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.  Partnership Team Building Discussions

    Register Now

    Monday, June 3, 2019

    • Three Parkway, Room 1043
    • 10 - 11:30 a.m. “The Conversation Continues: Methods, Models, and Theories Barriers in Implementation Science Research”
    • 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Partnership Team Building Discussions

    Register Now

    March 25

  • Margaret Aiken Scholarship Awarded

    Eligible undergraduate nursing students were invited to apply for the Margaret Aiken Scholarship recently. Out of 47 applicants, an essay describing the role of a nurse in an interprofessional healthcare team by Alyssa Scirrotto was selected as the winner.

    Two additional essays from Yia-Lu Liu and Tiguiran Kane were also selected as runners-up. Both students received awards from the Nursing Education Alumni Scholarship.

    Congratulations to Alyssa, Yia-Lu and Tiguiran!

    March 25

  • Tuesday Topics

    April's Tuesday Topics

    April 2019

    Teaching Leadership

    • Tuesday, April 2, 2019
    • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 639 (6th Floor)

    This seminar will provide an overview of approaches to leadership for students and professionals working in healthcare. Using examples from the arts, education and clinical practice, the interactive presentation will enable participants to identify aspects of leadership that can enhance their clinical and scholarly practices. In addition, students will be provided resources found at the local, state and national level to help them develop and implement their leadership skills.

    Presenters:

    • Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA, ATR-B, assistant professor, Creative Arts Therapies Department
    • Patrick Auth, PhD, MS, PA-C, clinical professor and chair, Physician Assistant Department

    Audience: PhD faculty and faculty and students who aspire to teach are encouraged to attend.

    Click here to register.

    Go Global: Travel Abroad! The Dean’s Global Scholarship, Becoming a CNHP Global Scholar, and More.

    • Tuesday, April 9, 2019
    • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 1043 (10th Floor)

    Learn about the Intensive Courses Abroad (ICAs), service trips and international coops that CNHP students can pursue and how to navigate the process. Additionally learn about two great resources for students interested in global health. In the 2019-2020 academic school year, Dean Gitlin will be awarding ten scholarships of $500 each for service trips and Intensive Course Abroad (ICAs); the Office of Global Engagement additionally as two other scholarships. Also, learn about the Global Scholar designation, which is a way for students to illustrate their commitment to global health. This title is officially recognized on transcripts.

    UPCOMING INTENSIVE COURSE ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES

    FALL BREAK IN CHILE: GLOBAL AGING SANTIAGO
    FALL BREAK IN SINGAPORE: PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION
    FALL INTENSIVE IN INDIA: COMMUNITY BASED HEALTHCARE

    Presenters:

    • Adam Zahn, associate director of Global Engagement and Strategic Initiatives
    • Veronica Carey, PhD, CPRP, assistant dean for Diversity and Student Affairs
    • Jesse Ballenger, PhD, MA, associate teaching professor, Health Administration Department
    • Jane Greene Ryan, PhD, CNM, RN, associate professor, RN-BSN Completion Department

    Audience: Students, faculty and advisors are encouraged to attend.

    Click here to register.

    And…Discuss: America Inside Out with Katie CouricS1 E6: The Age of Outrage

    • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 639 (6th Floor)

    And…Discuss is a video book club series to engage our community of learners. To stimulate conversation, we ask that you view this episode in advance. This Tuesday Topic will focus on Season 1, Episode 6: The Age of Outrage. On college campuses and in small towns, Katie Couric talks with controversial speakers and student organizers about the idea of political correctness. Conversation and discussion on issues affecting the lives of everyday people as explored in the National Geographic series. And… Discuss is open to all within the College who wish to participate.

    And… Discuss is open to all within the College who wish to participate.

    Click here to register.

    The Ins And Outs of a Seemingly Easy Cancer—Thyroid Cancer

    • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    • 12:00 - 1:00 PM
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 1043 (10th Floor)

    Join a panel discussion about thyroid cancer from an interprofessional practice, education and research avenue.

    We will:

    1. Discuss members and their roles of the interprofessional team in caring for patients with thyroid cancer.
    2. Discuss the research on thyroid cancer with the goal of advancing best practices.
    3. Identify specific community resources aimed at helping patients with thyroid cancer.

    Presenters

    • Elizabeth Cottrill, MD, physician and assistant professor, Jefferson University Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery-Head & Neck Cancers
    • Laura Lynch, PhD, assistant clinical professor, Counseling and Family Therapy Department
    • Roberta Perry, CNHP communications manager and thyroid cancer survivor

    This event is open to all within the College who wish to participate.

    Developing a Shared Language: Communication Skills in Interprofessional Education

    • Tuesday, April 30, 2018
    • 12:00 - 1:00 PM
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 1043 (10th Floor)

    Presenters:

    • Leland Rockstraw, PhD, R, clinical professor,Graduate Nursing Department
    • Ebony White, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, assistant clinical professor, Counseling and Family Therapy Department
    • Juanita Gardner, MHS, PA-C, assistant clinical professor, Physician Assistant Department

    Host: IPER Collaborative: Faculty and Staff Development Series on Interprofessional Education Continuing Education credit available for registered pre-attendees

    Click here to register.

    March 25

  • Nutrition Sciences for Monthly Seminar Series

    Please join the College of Nursing and Health Professions Department of Nutrition Sciences for Monthly Seminar Series

    • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    • 1:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 742

    "Understanding and Addressing Childhood Obesity Disparities"

    Krista Schroeder, PhD, RN
    Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
    Temple University College of Public Health

    Also available via live webcast! Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android.

    March 25

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    Creative Arts Therapies Faculty appears on Talk Back

    Yasmine Awais, assistant clinical professor in the Creative Arts Therapies Department, was interviewed on by Kevin O'Donoghue in the program "Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy and Pedagogy" on New York City’s WBAI-FM Talk Back - The Positive Mind radio show.

    The program also featured art therapist Marianne Gunther, President of the New York Art Therapy Association, and drama therapist Britton Williams, adjunct instructor at NYU’s Drama Therapy Program.

    March 25

  • Rosemary Trout, assistant clinical professor and program director of Culinary Arts and Food Science

    Outstanding Achievement Award Given

    Rosemary Trout, assistant clinical professor and program director of Culinary Arts and Food Science, received the first-ever “Outstanding Achievement in Culinology® Education” award at the National Research Chef’s Association in Louisville, KY.

    Trout is honored for being a working educator whose career has set standards in the area of Culinology®, and serving as an inspiration to other Educators and Students.

    Congratulations Rosemary for this prestigious honor!

    March 25

  • Kathy Neumeister, MSN, RN, an adjunct nursing faculty member

    Adjunct Award

    A long time adjunct faculty membersis nominated for the Brighter Futures Award. Kathy Neumeister, MSN, got a surprise on March 1 when SPIN'S Executive Director, Judy Dotzman, along with many members of SPIN'S Corporate Office showed up to tell her about the nomination.

    The award is given by The Philadelphia Intellectual DisAbility Services Public Awareness Committee (PAC) and is for individuals from all walks of life: neighbors, people with disabilities, teachers, friends, family, employers, co-workers, spiritual leaders, civic groups/organizations, self- advocates, medical professionals, political leaders and business men and women.

    "It's such an honor as nursing has not typically been included in this type of recognition. This is a step in the right direction with the integration of health services into the IDD support network," said Mary Jean Ricci, MSN RNBC, associate chair of clinical education.

    Antoinette Hinkle, her colleague at SPIN who nominated Neumeister, wrote "People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, but People will never forget how you made them feel. This quote by Maya Angelou is perfectly suited for Kathy Neumeister. As someone who has been involved with SPIN since a teenager, where she was involved with the SPIN Camp, she truly believes and understands SPIN’s mission firsthand." Click here to read this very moving nomination.

    Click here for information about the award event on March 22.

    March 21

  • Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD

    Nutrition Sciences Faculty to Present in Prague

    Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, will present research entitled "Nature relatedness is associated with higher dietary diversity and fruit and vegetable intake" at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity’s annual research conference in Prague this June.

    This research was the result of a collaboration of researchers from across colleges and departments at Drexel, including:

    • Department of Nutrition Sciences
    • Center for Family Intervention
    • Department Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Sciences
    • Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

    Reference: Milliron BJ, Mensinger J, Granche J, Ward D, Chenault MC, Montalto F, Ellis EV. Nature relatedness is associated with higher dietary diversity and fruit and vegetable intake. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, 2019.

    March 21

  • First-year nursing student Collin Shotwell

    Student and Faculty Interviewed

    Join Valerie Kramer (McGraw-Hill Education) and Krista Rompolski (Drexel University) as they chat with one of our very own students. Listen and be inspired as freshmen nursing student and McGraw-Hill Education student ambassador, Collin Shotwell, shares his viewpoint and approach to the anatomy and physiology course.

    Listen to the episode here.

    March 21

  • Ellen Bass, PhD

    Faculty Presenting at International Symposium

    Ellen Bass, PhD, professor and chair of Health Systems and Sciences Research will give a presentation at the 2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, March 24–27, Chicago, Illinois.

    Bass will present an approach for developing recommendations to improve the design of HIT and to account for constraints outside the design of the HIT itself. The approach leverages conventional methods as well as iterations benefiting from feedback from informatics, clinical and human factors experts as well as HIT vendors. Bass and Paulina Sockolow, DrPH, associate professor from the Department of Health Systems and Sciences Research, have been addressing improving health information technology (HIT) for home care admission. The home care admission is the first encounter between a home care nurse and the patient. During this visit, the nurse must assess the patient needs, perform direct care activities, and educate the patient on the objectives of the home care episode. With data from focus groups and observations of six nurses on two home care admission visits each, recommendations were developed. Feedback regarding the recommendations was solicited from health informatics, human factors, and clinical subject matter experts and the recommendations were refined.

    March 20

  • Submit Your 2019 Impact Award Nominations

    Nominations for the 2019 Impact Awards are now open.

    The Impact Awards, presented by Student Life, celebrate and honor positive contributions to our Drexel community.

    To view the complete list of awards and their descriptions and to nominate deserving candidates, visit the Impact Awards page

    Nominations must be submitted by Monday, April 8.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at slad@drexel.edu.

    March 20

  • Meditation graphic

    Meditation Hour

    Meditation Hour

    Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    March 20, room 1021

    Meditation hour is open to all staff and faculty from beginner to advance. We will be using guided meditation for the first 20 minutes, then go to relaxing music.

    March 20

  • Older female adult in sunglasses and red hat

    Elderscapes: Aging in Place

    The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships is holding a Spring Term Side-by-Side Class

    • THURSDAYS
    • 2:00 - 4:50 p.m.
    • Instructor: JENNA MUSKET
    • CRN: 35338

    This unique course format in which college students and community residents create a mutually respectful learning environment where everyone learns from each other and benefits from the experiences and perspectives of their classmates.

    Aging is a universal human experience, but longevity, lifeways and qualities of later life vary enormously from one culture to another. This course will explore various aspects of age and the aging process in a wide variety of cross-cultural contexts. This course explores that diversity through assigned readings, lectures, films, guest speakers, interactive class discussions, intergenerational knowledge exchanges, and in and out of class activities including engaging in a course project.

    For more information, click here.

    March 20

  • Stella Volpe

    Nutrition Sciences Chair Presentation to GSA

    Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, gave a presentation to Drexel’s Graduate Student Association on March 14, 2019.

    She presented at their Research Poster and Oral Presentation Prep Workshop. The title of her presentation was “What to Do and Not to Do for Slide and Poster Presentations.”

    March 20

  • Graduate Excellence Award Nominations Due Soon

    The Graduate College and Graduate Student Excellence Awards Committee invites the Drexel community to nominate graduate students for the following monetary graduate student excellence awards.

    Outstanding Mentorship Awards due March 29.
    Drexel Common Good Awards due March 29.
    Research Excellence Awards due March 29.
    Outstanding Dissertation Awards due April 12.
    Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards due April 19.

     

    Details about each award are available on the Graduate College website. Selected students will be honored Graduate Student Day awards ceremony and reception, an annual event co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association recognizing the outstanding achievements of Drexel’s graduate community, on Thursday, May 30, 2019 in the Mitchell Auditorium on the first floor of Bossone Research Center.

    March 20

  • Food Seminar Series

    Food Seminar Series: “The Application of in vitro Culturing Methods to Study the Gut Microbiota”

    • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    • 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Light Buffet Dinner
    • 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Presentation
    • Academic Bistro, 6th Floor, Academic Building

    Learn about the first glass intestine in the United States at our next Seminar Series event! Please join the Center for Food and Hospitality Management for our seminar series and discussion on “The Application of in vitro Culturing Methods to Study the Gut Microbiota.”

    Presented by: Jenni Firrman, PhD, molecular biologist, USDA

    All are welcome! Please RSVP to Gianna Shikitino.

    March 20

  • Christiana Care Student Nurse Interview Day is April 15, 2019

    Christiana Care Student Nurse Interview Day: Monday, April 15th

    • Are you interested in gaining experience in an acute care setting throughout your nursing school career?
    • Will you have completed at least one clinical rotation by the start of the program in June or do you have direct patient care experience already?
    • Are you ready to show off your interview skills and be provided an offer within 24 hours if you have earned a spot as one of our Student Nurse Externs?

    Please read about the Student Nurse Extern Program and follow the link below to apply to and be considered for their Interview Day on Monday, April 15 from  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please note that we only have 100 interview spots for this day and you will not want to delay in securing yours!

    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 June 17, 2019.

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

    1. “Day One” on Monday, June 17
    2. Classes on June 19, 21, 24
    3. Ten shifts of orientation must be attended within four weeks

    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.

    Requirements:

    • Enrollment in an Accredited Bachelors of Science Nursing (BSN) Program with the ultimate goal of becoming a Registered Nurse
    • GPA 2.8 or better
    • One Completed Clinical Rotation is required and/or direct patient care experience
    • Expected graduation date of May 2020 or later

    To Apply:

    Please visit our career website and search for the follow requisition numbers to apply: Christiana Health System Nurse Externship: 47189 or click here.

    Attach your resume, cover letter and transcripts with your online application, cover letter is to include your reason for becoming a nurse and why you want to work for Christiana Care.

    For questions, please contact Cathleen Mengel Cathleen.s.mengel@christianacare.org

    All of these positions will be posted through March 25, 2019.

    Christiana Care Health System is proud to be an equal opportunity employer whose staff is representative of its community, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

    March 19

  • Nora Vaughan, CAS ’21, winner of the Franklin Fountain Ice Cream Contest for her creation of “Dragon’s Breath”

    Dragon's Breath Ice Cream at Franklin Fountain

    500-scoop Giveaway

    • Main Building
    • Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    Nora Vaughan, CAS ’21, winner of the Franklin Fountain Ice Cream Contest for her creation of “Dragon’s Breath,” went to Franklin Fountain to create batches of the new Drexel-themed flavor.

    Vaughan, alongside Franklin Fountain’s Co-Owner Eric Berley and Chef Daphne Macias, tested the batches for an upcoming Drexel exclusive event. The ice cream will be sold at Franklin Fountain during the month of April, with Drexel students receiving a 30% discount. Join us on April 10 to celebrate Vaughan's outstanding achievement.

    For additional details, please contact Gianna Shikitino.

    March 19

  • CME/CE Seminar at DUCOM

    Innovations in the Multidisciplinary Management of PMP/Appendiceal Cancer

    • Saturday, April 6, 2019
    • 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • New College Building, Geary Auditorium
      245 N. 15th Street

    Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital are hosting a CME/CE Seminar featuring nationally recognized experts, including

    • Jesus Esquivel, MD, FACS
    • Paul H. Sugarbaker, MD, FACS, FRCS

    For more information and to register, click here.

    March 19

  • Tomorrow is Relax with Pet Therapy Dog in Memory of Ryan Cornelius

    Don't forget, tomorrow, at the Rec Center from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Drexel therapy dogs will be in the lobby for a destress event.

    • Rec Center
    • March 21
    • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

    Come make stress balls, color, enjoy snacks and take a study break in memory of Ryan Cornelius, the son of CNHP's Fran Cornelius, chair of the MSN Advanced Practice Role and co-chair of the Doctor of Health Science program, who passed away unexpectedly on January 3, 2019.

    Ryan is a LeBow College of Business graduate who started his own internet business, Pinnacle Supply, selling technology equipment and supplies after he graduated. Ryan had an engaging personality, playful spirit and confident manner and he loved dogs. His favorites were Bauer, a German Shepherd, and Dexter, a Lab mix.

    This event is possible because of the many donations made in Ryan's name to the pet therapy program.

    March 19

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    Spring Involvement Fair

    Join us at the Spring 2019 Involvement Fair to meet our student organizations and learn more about getting involved on campus!

    • Wednesday, April 3 2019
    • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Race Street, 33rd and Race Street

    For information and to register, click here.

    March 18

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    Registration is Open

    Registration for the 2019 Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars (DEGS) Conference, a FREE student-run, University-wide conference highlighting Drexel's most impactful graduate research is now open! All students, postdocs, alumni, faculty, professional staff and guests of the University are invited to attend.

    The theme of this year's conference is IMPACT and features graduate research that has broader implications for societal and global change

    For more information and to register, click here.

    March 18

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

    New Publication

    The Research in Gerontological Nursing recently published "Response to the Commentary: Measurement Challenges in Research With Individuals With Cognitive Impairment: What Should We Measure and Why?" by Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhD.

    Click here to read.

    Additionally, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education recently published an article about the dean's interdisciplinary approach to care for older adults. Click here to read the story.

    March 18

  • Senior Projects in Culinary Arts and Science

    Please join us on March 15, 2019 in the Academic Bistro (6th Floor, Academic Building) to show support for our graduating seniors as they present their senior projects. All are more than welcome!

    10:00-10:30 Bridget Heeney, “Gluten-free flour blends for pie crusts”
    10:35-11:05 Isabel Guerriero, “New Dairy Based Product Development”
    11:05-11:35 Ridhima Phukan, “New Dairy Research Development”
    11:35-12:05 Dylan Lamb, “New Dairy Research Development”
    12:05-12:30 break and refreshments
    12:30-1:00 Julia Wessel, “Actual and Perceived Barriers to Shopping at Farmers Markets in Philadelphia”
    1:00-1:30 Jeff Wendler, “Comparison of acid and sugar in national and local kombucha”
    1:35-2:05 Jay Yoo, “Ingredient Function and Degradation of Natural Color in Fruit Products”
    2:10-2:40 Zimai Li, "Characterization of compounds in cranberry pomace"
    2:45-3:15 Liz Czerpak "Understanding Israeli Wines" with tasting (must be 21 for tasting)

    5:30 Dinner “Our Journey Through Drexel”
    Dinner by Amed DeJesus, Terry Wenguang Zhang
    Drinks (all drinks are non-alcoholic at this dinner) by Steven Loures
    Dessert by Alex Schmaus

    March 15

  • Margaret Finley, PT, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

    Biopsychosocial Aspects of Spinal Cord Injury

    Margaret Finley, PT, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, presented Biopsychosocial Characteristics of Individuals with SCI: Preliminary Data from a Longitudinal Study" in the neurology spinal cord injury section of the poster sessions.

    This study is investigating the relationship and temporal characteristics of shoulder pain, musculoskeletal factors, psychosocial factors and quality of life during the first year following spinal cord injury. The current data provided a preliminary investigation of these factors. Co-authors of this study include former PTRS faculty David Ebaugh, PT, PhD and PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences candidate Liz Euilier, MS.

    March 15

  • Stephanie Ewing

    New Publication by Counseling and Family Therapy Faculty

    Stephanie Ewing, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy, along with colleagues and two Drexel family therapy doctoral students have a new publication in the Journal of Child and Family Studies.

    Krauthamer Ewing, E.S., Herres, J., Dilks, K., Rahim, F., Trentacosta, C. (2019). "Understanding of Emotions and Empathy: Predictors of Positive Parenting with Preschoolers in Economically Stressed Families". Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-018-01303-6.

    March 15

  • PTRS faculty Margaret Finley, PT, PhD and PhD candidate in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Liz Euiler, MS

    Musculoskeletal Pain in Manual Wheelchair Users

    Health and Rehabilitation Sciences' Margaret Finley, PT, PhD, associate professor, and Liz Euiler, MS, a PhD candidate, presented "Association of Psychosocial Factors, Musculoskeletal Pain and Activity in Active Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury: A Pilot Study" in the neurology spinal cord injury section of the poster sessions.

    This study examined the relationship among musculoskeletal pain, psychosocial factors, quality of life and activity in active manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury.

    March 15

  • Chemistry Chocolate and Happiness

    A new book chapter by Michael H. Tunick, PhD, assistant clinical professor in the Center for Food and Hospitality Management, and Jennifer A. Nasser, PhD, associate professor in Nutrition Sciences, describes the chemistry behind chocolate and how it relates to pleasure and craving.

    The chapter is a result of a presentation at symposium co-chaired by Tunick at last year’s spring meeting of the American Chemical Society and features research at Drexel performed by Nasser. Titled “The Chemistry of Chocolate and Pleasure,” the chapter will appear in Sex, Smoke, and Spirits - the Role of Chemistry, to be published this year by ACS Books.

    March 14

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    Rankings Announced

    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

    Each year, U.S. News and World Report releases its rankings for education. Tuesday, March 12, it released its list of Best Graduate Schools for 2020, and it gives me great pleasure to announce that three College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) programs have made significant advances on their respective lists.

    Most notable, CNHP’s physician assistant program now ranks in the top 10 of its kind, moving up three spots from its 2019 ranking. The program is known for its long history—the ‘grandfather’ of PA programs—and for being mission-driven bringing primary care to marginalized and underserved people. The Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs also made impressive leaps in the past year breaking into the top 100 —the MSN advancing 20 spots to 93 and DNP moving from 128 to 94.

    U.S. News and World Report is a trusted source used by prospective students to research programs in their desired career paths and interests, and as such, these improvements make CNHP more visible and greatly aid in our recruitment efforts.

    These rankings are particularly compelling because they are based not only on data, but on reputational surveys completed by deans, administrators and faculty at programs and schools within the same disciplines. We can take from this that CNHP’s programs are nationally recognized by our peers for academic excellence and that our faculty are known for their passion and dedication to providing students with an exceptional education. The College is recognized as a place that nurtures purpose. We are changing healthcare across the lifespan. You see this in where and how our nurses and physician assistants practice, teach and lead. People—faculty, students and community partners—want to be part of what we’re doing to improve quality, accessibility and equity in healthcare delivery. This is reflected in the gains in our rankings.

    I’d like to congratulate Dr. Al Rundio, Dr. Kimberlee Montgomery, Dr. Fran Cornelius, Dr. Pat Auth and the outstanding faculty and professional staff members for these hard won accomplishments. The changes in rankings reflect the incredible jobs you do that make the College and our programs what they are today.

    Sincerely,
    Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN
    Distinguished University Professor and Dean

    March 14

  • Drexel Recognized by NSNA

    The National Student Nurses’ Association is pleased to announce the renewal of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA as a recipient of NSNA Stellar School Chapter Recognition. This program recognizes NSNA school chapters for their ongoing involvement in NSNA and their commitment to shared governance and professional development.

    Since 2009, the NSNA Stellar School Chapter Recognition Program recognizes NSNA school chapters that demonstrate ongoing involvement in NSNA, including a strong commitment to shared governance and professional development of their students and faculty. The awards are open to official NSNA school chapters that have maintained constituency status for the previous five years and meet specific criteria for recognition. New Stellar Schools are recognized in NSNA publications and receive a plaque presented during the NSNA annual convention.

    March 13

  • ScholarSip: Communicating Research to Inspire Citizen Engagement

    • Monday, March 18, 2019
    • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Academic Bistro
    • 101 N. 33rd Street
    • Philadelphia, PA 19104

    This quarter, join us for "food for thought" in the Academic Bistro, presented by:
    Mimi Sheller, PhD
    Director for the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy
    Professor of Sociology
    Drexel University

    Sheller will discuss her role in developing the interdisciplinary field of mobilities research. She will talk about her new book Mobility Justice: The Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes and how this idea can reach wider audiences. She will also describe her global work with Drexel's Center for Mobilities Research & Policy to engage diverse publics on topics like sustainable mobilities, changing urban infrastructure, and the relation of mobile communication to the future of movement.

    We look forward to seeing you for light refreshments and good conversation among faculty and professional staff!

    Please click here to RSVP.

    March 13

  • Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD

    Faculty Presenting Webinar

    Navigating Successful Mentor-Mentee Relationships

    • April 11, 2019
    • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Presenter:

    • Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, an assistant professor in Nutrition Sciences Department

    The webinar will provide valuable information to persons at all stages of their career for developing effective mentor-mentee relationships. Webinar attendees will learn how to define expectations and goals, overcome aforementioned challenges, and take actionable steps toward developing an effective mentor-mentee relationship.

    March 13

  • CGFNS Webinar

    Global Nursing and Migration Landscape: Trends, Drivers and Outlook

    • Thursday, March 28, 2019
    • 10:00  - 11:00 a.m.

    Join CGFNS International, Inc. on March 28, 2019 for a free webinar highlighting current issues around international nurse and health professional recruitment in Europe, southeast Asia and the United States.

     

    Register Now

    March 13

  • Healthcare professionals and administrators at a conference table

    Great Labor Outlook for Health Admin

    Expected growth of medical services manager is 20 percent over the next five years.

    Annual median salary: $98,350

    Growth outlook through 2024: 20 percent

    Also called a healthcare administrator, this position typically involves overseeing, directing and coordinating medical and health services for either an entire facility (i.e., a hospital or nursing home) or for a specific department or medical practice. Most people who get into this work have a bachelor’s degree, although a master’s degree also is common.

    Click here to read story.

    March 12

  • Art Therapy Logo

    It's National Creative Arts Therapies Week!

    Each year, the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations designates a week in the spring to raise public awareness about the value of the creative arts therapies for the health of the society. Our Department of Creative Arts Therapies is one of the longest running education programs in the country, and focuses on three major creative arts therapy (CAT) disciplines: art therapy, dance/movement therapy and music therapy. The other specialties are drama therapy, psychodrama and poetry therapy. To learn more visit www.nccata.org, or just ask a CAT faculty member, post-doc or student when you see us around the Center City Campus.

    March 12

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    Wellness Wednesday Yoga

    Wellness Wednesday | Yoga

    Join us every other week for yoga hosted by Rec Athletics! Open to students of all levels and yogis of all levels. Don't forget to BYOM - bring your own mat.

    • March 13, 2019
    • 12:00 p.m.
    • Student Life
    • New College Building
      Suite 3506-10

    RSVP

    March 12

  • Photo of salad ingredients

    Creating Recipe Videos for PA SNAP-Ed/ EAT RIGHT PHILLY

    March is National Nutrition Month. What better way to recognize the work our Department of Nutrition Sciences than to highlight some of the work they do in the community.

    Drexel’s Pennsylvania Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (PA SNAP-Ed)/EAT RIGHT PHILLY program began making recipe videos to showcase the Fruit/Vegetable of the Month. Each month, nutrition educators reach about 25,000 students in over 35 schools in the School District of Philadelphia with a fruit or vegetable tasting. At these tastings, students sample and learn about the selected food item.

    This year, nutrition educators have added a recipe video to highlight the selected fruit and/or vegetable and demonstrate a healthy and delicious way to prepare it. Zucchini, tomatoes, pumpkin, cabbage, citrus fruits, beets and chickpeas have been highlighted so far this year. In addition, to celebrate National School Breakfast Week, an awesome apple smoothie recipe was added to show how to make a simple, blender-less smoothie. These videos are also being projected in the waiting room at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services.

    To view and try these recipes, use this link recipe videos.

    March 12

  • Karabots Junior Fellows visit the DAC

    The Karabots Junior Fellows from The College of Physicians of Philadelphia recently visited the Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC) to explore different professions within health and fitness. The students toured the recreational facilities and spoke with sports dietitians and athletic trainers, along with faculty, alumni and students from the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (PTRS). The PTRS department, under the direction of Associate Clinical Professor Maria Benedetto, PT, DPT, PCS, FCPP, has been working with the Karabots Junior Fellows since its inception. The students visit campus throughout the year for interactive activities and mentorship.

    Thank you to Dr. Benedetto, DPT alumni Doriean Broady, PT, DPT '17, Daritza Ballester, PT, DPT '15, and Amanda Dargay, PT, DPT '15, and DPT students Courtney Hanscom and Simone Stilley for speaking to the Karabots about physical therapy as a career option, as well as other professions within healthcare.

    March 12

  • Robert Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

    Healthy Adult Living in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

    Bob Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA, Associate Dean for Research, Distinguished Professor, presented "Promoting Capacities for Future Adult Roles and Healthy Adult Living: A Lifecourse Health Development Course" in the pediatrics section of the poster sessions. The purpose of this study was to illustrate the way in which young adults with cerebral palsy experience lifecourse health development, and to identify key themes of pediatric health services that promote children’s capacities for future adult roles and healthy adult living.

    March 12

  • Women in Leadership: Shattering the Glass Ceiling

    Women in Leadership: Shattering the Glass Ceiling

    • Monday, April 8, 2019
    • 6 to 6:30 p.m. Reception
    • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Panel discussion followed by an interactive Q&A Session

    Join fellow Drexel University Black Alumni Council (DUBAC) alumni, students and friends for a candid conversation from a panel of esteemed women leaders. Panel topics include the importance of women’s leadership and diversity in the workplace, how to navigate a successful career despite systemic barriers and implicit bias and more.

    Visit our website for a list of panelists. We can’t wait to see you there!

    Sponsored by the Drexel University Black Alumni Council (DUBAC), the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership and Drexel Alumni.

    March 12

  • Relax with Pet Therapy Dog in Memory of Ryan Cornelius

    Drexel therapy dogs will be in the lobby for a destress event.

    • Rec Center
    • March 21
    • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

    Come make stress balls, color, enjoy snacks and take a strudy break in memory of Ryan Cornelius, the son of CNHP's Fran Cornelius, chair of the MSN Advanced Practice Role and co-chair of the Doctor of Health Science program, who passed away unexpectedly on January 3, 2019.

    Ryan is a LeBow College of Business graduate who started his own internet business, Pinnacle Supply, selling technology equipment and supplies after he graduated. Ryan had an engaging personality, playful spirit and confident manner and he loved dogs. His favorites were Bauer, a German Shepherd, and Dexter, a Lab mix.

    This event is possible because of the many donations made in Ryan's name to the pet therapy program.

    March 12

  • Tuesday Topics

    Tuesday Topics: Become a Journal Peer Reviewer

    Become a Journal Peer Reviewer

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639 or webcast

    Peer review is essential to the quality of scientific publications. Yet, many reviewers do not receive formal training or education on the conduct of peer review and the peer review process. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of the peer review process, present best practices for developing high quality peer reviews, and discuss common pitfalls. This workshop will benefit PhD students, Post-Docs and Faculty.

    Live video is available to distance guests upon special request. Faculty, staff, administrators and community providers are encouraged to attend.

    Presenters

    • Joke Bradt; PhD, MT-BC, Creative Arts Therapies
    • Sherry Goodill, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, Creative Arts Therapies

    Host: CNHP PhD Programs - Student Professional Skills Development Series

     

    Click here to register.

    March 11

  • Lisa Chiarello, PT, PhD, FAPTA and Bob Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA, and Mohammed Alghamdi, PT, MS (PhD candidate in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences)

    Caregiving for Children with Cerebral Palsy

    Co-authored by Drexel PhD faculty Lisa Chiarello, PT, PhD, FAPTA and Bob Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA, along with Ontario-based statistician Lisa Avery, Mohammed Alghamdi, PT, MS (PhD candidate in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) presented "Ease of Caregiving for Children: A Measure of Physical Caregiving for Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy" in the pediatrics section of the poster sessions.

    This study sought to determine the reliability and validity of a parent-report measure of parental physical caregiving needed to fulfill activities of daily living for children with cerebral palsy.

    March 11

  • Current DPT student Matt Brody

    Pediatric Physical Therapy Interventions

    Matt Brody, a current DPT student, presented Measuring Physical Activity Intensity in Ambulatory Youth with Cerebral Palsy: Considerations for ‘Dosing’ Physical Therapy Interventions, an NIH-funded collaborative study among PTRS faculty Maggie O’Neil, PT, PhD, MPH, current Drexel DPT students and colleagues from St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Queensland University of Technology in Australia.

    The purpose of this study was to identify physical activity demands in functional tasks to determine appropriate “dosing” of PT interventions in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy to achieve their functional goals.

    March 11

  • Sugar and Fat Appetite: Role of Nutrient Sensors in Mouth and Gut

    Please join the College of Nursing and Health Professions Department of Nutrition Sciences for Monthly Seminar Series

    “Sugar and Fat Appetite: Role of Nutrient Sensors in Mouth and Gut”

    Presenter:

    Anthony Sclafani, PhD
    Emeritus Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology
    Brooklyn College of CUNY

    • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    • 12:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 742

    Also available via live webcast!

    March 11

  • New Publication

    Roberta Waite, EdD, professor and assistant dean of Academic & Community Integration and director of Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services and colleagues at Drexel University have a new publication in the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. They include Janell Mensinger, PhD, (School of Public Health), Christine Wojciechowicz (Undergraduate Student, College of Arts and Sciences), Angela Colistra, PhD, (Department of Counseling and Family Therapy) and Stephen Gambescia, PhD, (Department of Health Administration).

    Waite, R., Messinger, J., Wojciechowicz, C., Colistra, A., Gambescia, S. (2019). "Examining pre-post results: Kouzes and Posner’s LPI amid undergraduate health professions students in a leadership program." Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 11(1), 146-159

    March 7

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

    Creative Arts Therapies Chair Authors Book Chapter

    Sherry Goodill, clinical professor and chair of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, authored a chapter on dance/movement therapy in the recently published text, Undergraduate Research in Dance: A Guide for Students, edited by L. Y. Overby, JO Shanahan and G. Young (Routledge).

    March 7

  • Empowerment Tips from for Students

    Empowerment means different things to different people: men and women, interns and CEOs, as well as people from various racial, ethnic or religious backgrounds.

    DrexelNowasked female deans from across the University, including Dean Gitlin, to share these tidbits of advice in advance of their empowerment discussion at The Women’s Empowerment Summit taking place on campus today and tomorrow.

    March 7

  • PTRS faculty Kevin Gard, PT, DPT, OCS and Rob Maschi, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

    Biomechanics of Running Conference Presentation

    PTRS faculty Kevin Gard, PT, DPT, OCS, and Rob Maschi, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, presented "Clinical Application of Running Biomechanics: How to put Research into Practice" during the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy educational session. This two-hour session brought together over a thousand conference attendees to discuss strategies for incorporating evidence-based running biomechanics research into clinical practice to treat patients with running injuries, with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and patient-centered care.

    Check out our Running Performance and Research Center page for additional information and tips about running!

    March 7

  • The Impact Innovation and Industry of Food

    • Tuesday, March 12
    • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    • GHALL 220

    Celebrate National Nutrition Month by joining the Drexel Business Solutions Institute and Aramark for a discussion surrounding health and wellness, and how companies can positively impact their consumers, communities, and the planet. Moderated by Drexel University’s Professor of Culinary Arts and Food Science, Jon Deutsch, panelists will discuss innovations in the food industry and how these changes are impacting industry, communities, and the environment.

    Drexel Business Solutions Institute is pleased to welcome Aramark as Drexel University’s Corporate Partner of the Month for March and is happy to be able to provide our guests with insight into the latest developments and trends in collaboration with our industry partners. We welcome all current students, alumni and the business community to attend this event.

    For information and registration, click here.

    March 6

  • Veronica Carey, PhD Assistant Dean of Diversity and Student Affairs; Ebony White, PhD Assistant Clinical Professor with COFT; Kerry Fitzpatrick (alumni of the BHC program class of 2017 current MSW student) and Lindsey Anderson (alumni of BHC program class of 2017 current MSW student)

    Global Minds

    On Thursday, February 21 the Board of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion of CNHP along with student groups CAB, NAMI, and Active Minds sponsored a student event called Global Minds, aiming to discuss social determinants.

    A panel of experts including Veronica Carey, PhD, assistant dean of Diversity and Student Affairs; Ebony White, PhD, assistant clinical professor in Counseling and Family Therapy and MSW students (and Behavioral Health Counseling alumni) Kerry Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Anderson addressed various issues like the opioid epidemic, behavioral health concerns, trauma in the community and alumni perspectives working in the field of health professions.

    The event was a great success attended by various student majors across Drexel University and fostered great discussion among the panelists and attendees. We want to extend a huge thank you to all who attended and made this event a success!

    March 6

  • Ecological Assessment of Participation

    Drexel PhD faculty Lisa Chiarello, PT, PhD, FAPTA and Bob Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA co-presented "Validity and Usefulness of the Ecological Assessment of Participation" in the pediatrics section of the poster sessions. This study, done in collaboration with colleagues from Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Finland, sought to evaluate the construct validity, content validity, and usefulness of the ecological assessment of participation, a tool which was developed to facilitate the achievement of a child’s meaningful goal for participation in activities of daily living.

    March 6

  • To-do list

    Wellness Wednesday - Trail Mix and Time Management

    Wellness Wednesday

    • March 6, 2019
    • 12:00 p.m.
    • 245 N. 15th Street Student Life Suite 1106

    Join the staff from the Center for Learning and Academic Success Services to learn about time management skills.

    Build your own trail mix will be included!

    March 6

  • Conversations In Pedagogy Techniques for Time

    This month's topic will be on techniques to be more efficient with your time.

    Join us for an informal presentation followed by a collegial discussion on the topic. "Conversations in Pedagogy" is open to all CNHP faculty and staff.

    We meet virtually on the second or third Thursday of the month when classes are in session. The topic changes monthly and is driven by attendees.

    Link: Join Zoom Meeting https://cnhp-drexel.zoom.us/j/131149412
    Dial by your location +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 131 149 412

    March 6

  • Meditation graphic

    Meditation Hour

    Meditation Hour

    Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    March 6, room 1021

    Meditation hour is open to all staff and faculty from beginner to advance. We will be using guided meditation for the first 20 minutes, then go to relaxing music.

    March 6

  • 100 percent written on paper

    Perfect Pass Rate

    Another feather in the cap of the Advance Practice Nursing programs. The 2018 cohort of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students have achieved a 100% board certification pass rate.

    Congratulations to both Elizabeth Tomaszewski, DNP, assistant clinical professor and track director, and Jennifer Coates, MSN, ACNPC, as well as the faculty and professional staff involved in the education of these amazing AGAC-NPs.

    March 5

  • Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT, FAPTA, a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School

    Integrating Science Into the Treatment of Running Injuries

    The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Presents

    Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT, FAPTA

    • April 5, 2019
    • Check-in: 3 – 4 p.m.
    • Lecture: 4 – 5:30 p.m.
    • Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    • New College Building, Geary B Auditorium
      245 N. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 

    Overuse musculoskeletal Injuries are common among runners. Understanding these injuries promotes effective treatment strategies. It’s well accepted that the etiology of running injuries is multifactorial, and that abnormal running mechanics contribute to running injuries.

    This presentation will focus on a scientific approach to developing treatment strategies that address abnormal running mechanics. Our approach involves (1) examining the role of abnormal mechanics in running injuries, (2) developing interventions to mitigate these mechanics, (3) assessing the efficacy of our interventions and (4) translating these interventions to the clinic. This process provides the foundation for evidence-based practice and is applicable to other patient populations.

    For information and registration, click here.

    March 4

  • Expanded Policy Role

    Dan Dychtwald, a Nutrition Sciences PhD candidate working with Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, was recently promoted to the role of public policy coordinator for the New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NJAND).

    He is the first student and first non-registered dietitian to be appointed to this position. In this new role, Dychtwald will oversee the state policy and advocacy team and lead the New Jersey delegation during this June's public policy workshop in Washington, D.C. He will also help develop the state policy agenda for the NJAND, work more closely with the lobbyists and assist with the newly expanded legislative ambassador program.

    March 4

  • Tuesday Topics

    Tuesday Topic: LGTBQ+A: Pronouns, Policy and Practice

    LGTBQ&A

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 1043

    Join CNHP’s Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an LGBTQ&A panel discussion on transgender health equity and policy with University officials, CNHP staff and faculty, and direct service providers in the community. We’re breaking down new Drexel University gender-inclusive policies, best practices for everyday conversation and service, and the political struggle for transgender health equity.

    All are welcome from the Drexel University and broader Philadelphia community.

    Live video is available to distance guests upon special request. Faculty, staff, administrators and community providers are encouraged to attend.

    Moderator

    • Cameron McConkey, he/him, CNHP Staff, Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Panel

    • Lane DiFlavis, LCSW, he/him, community psychotherapist and clinical social worker
    • Christian Jordal, PhD, LMFT, CST, he/him, associate clinical professor, Counseling and Family Therapy
    • Joseph J. Salomone, PhD, he/him, registrar, Drexel University 
    • Reema Malhotra, MSW, LSW, she/her, education and prevention specialist, Office of Equality and Diversity

    Host: Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Dean's Advisory Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Click here to register.

    March 4

  • Women's Empowerment Summit graphic

    Women's Empowerment Summit

    Women's Empowerment Summit

    • March 7 and 8
    • 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    • The Bossone Research Enterprise Center
      3140 Market Street, Philadelphia

    Learn about the issues facing female leaders of today and tomorrow through Interactive workshops, panel discussions, an inspiring keynote address, a vendor exhibit, raffle prizes, networking opportunities and much more.

    Workshops and Panels Include:

    • Dean's Panel: Meet the Female Deans of Drexel
    • Building Resilience: Your Inner Coach, Your Inner Critic

    In order to guarantee your space in your preferred workshops, please RSVP for the following:

    Register Now. 

    Sponsored by the Jamie and Lisa Maguire Empowerment Program for Female Leaders

    March 4

  • Sex and Gender Research Forum graphic

    Sex and Gender Research Forum

    Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership presents

    Sex and Gender Research Forum

    • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    • 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Behrakis Grand Hall

    Keynote speakers

    • Melissa Freeman, MD, pioneering physician on the front lines of the opioid epidemic for over five decades
    • Lynn Paltrow, JD, founder and executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women

    For information and to register, click here.

    March 4

  • PhD candidate Mohammed Alghamdi, PT, MS during the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Platform Presentation session

    Caregiving for Children with Cerebral Palsy

    Mohammed Alghamdi, PT, MS, a PhD candidate in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, presented highlights from his dissertation research entitled "Longitudinal Changes in Physical Caregiving for Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy" during the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Platform Presentation session.

    Co-authored by PhD faculty Lisa Chiarello, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Bob Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA and Margo Orlin, PT, PhD, FAPTA, along with colleagues from the University of Washington and Umm Al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia, this study provides evidence of change over time in ease of caregiving for parents of children with cerebral palsy with varying levels of motor abilities.

    March 3

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