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  • Nursing Recruiters on Campus on Monday

    • Monday, June 3
    • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Three Parkway, 6th Floor

    Recruiters from BAYADA Home Health Care and Christiana Care Health System will be on campus to talk with students.

    Stop by to meet them in in the lounge area before or after class.

    All senior and ACE Nursing students are welcome.

    May 31

  • Jesse Ballenger

    Faculty Presentation at Trent Aging 2019

    Jesse F. Ballenger, associate teaching professor in the Health Administration Department, presented his paper “The Commodification of Confusion: Neoliberalism, Aging and Dementia” at the joint international conference of the North American and European Networks on Aging Studies held May 28-31 at Trent University in Peterborough, Canada.

    May 31

  • William Lorman

    American Academy of Nursing Induction

    William Lorman, PhD, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing, was recently notified that he will be inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

    Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing is the highest honor bestowed on nurses who have made long-lasting sustainable contributions to the nursing professions. Lorman is a graduate of MCP-Hahnemann University with a master's degree in nursing, is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, and is certified as an advanced practice addictions specialist (CARN-AP). He also is a board-certified psychiatric clinical nurse specialist and has completed post-doctoral work at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis as a Freudian psychoanalyst.

    Lorman is on the medical staff at Livengrin Foundation in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, in addition to holding the position of chief clinical officer. In his position, he is responsible for all medical, nursing and counseling staff along with all clinical programming. In his private practice, he works with adults who suffer from a full range of psychiatric disorders—mild depression to severe psychosis—and he specializes in addiction psychiatry.

    He utilizes a psychoanalytic-medical model and provides services that include individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations and medication management.

    Please join us for congratulating Dr. Lorman on this phenomenal achievement!

    May 30

  • Jesse Ballenger

    Group Calls for Accurate CTE Risk News ReportingDaily Dose

    Jesse F. Ballenger,PhD, an associate teaching professor in the health administration department, co-authored a letter in the current issue of Lancet Neurology warning of the danger that, in pursuit of the conventional ideal of “balanced reporting,” the news media will significantly understate the risks of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy associated with collision sports.

    The letter also describes the economic, social and political factors that often influence the dissemination of health risks to the public. Click here to read the letter.

    May 30

  • Ebony White

    New Journal Publication

    Ebony E. White, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy Department, recently published "Delaying Adoption Disclosure: A Survey of Late Discovery Adoptees" in the Journal of Family Issues.

    Click here to read the article.

    May 29

  • Tattooed hand with red paint

    2019 Art therapy and Counseling Research Colloquium

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    • 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway, Room 612 and student study area.
    • Light refreshments will be served.

    Inviting all interested persons to please RSVP and attend our Art therapy and Counseling Research Colloquium.

    There will be capstone thesis presentations by 16 graduate Art therapy and Counseling students showcased, as will a pop-up art exhibit of a group project.

    RSVP here. Please RSVP no later than 6/8/19. For more information contact: nrc54@drexel.edu

    May 29

  • Teaching Assistant Excellence Award

    Matthew Self, a Master of Science (MS)-Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) student in the Department of Nutrition Sciences (MS, 2019), was selected as a recipient of the University-wide Teaching Assistant Excellence Award.

    He will be presented this award at Drexel’s Graduate Student Day on Thursday, May 30.

    May 29

  • Emma Savitsky-icon

    Macy Monday Mental Health Awareness Edition

    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.

    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. This is the Mental Health Awareness Month edition.

    Meet Emily Savitsky. She is an undergraduate behavioral health counseling student who is excited about having classes in college to help her become a more confident leader. The other aspect about Macy she appreciates is the ability to explore group dynamics by doing team projects with her peers.

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

    May 28

  • Dissertation Research Profiled

    The dissertation research of Department of Nutrition Science’s PhD candidate, Dan Dychtwald, MPH, MS (mentored by Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, assistant professor in Nutrition Sciences), was profiled this month in the quarterly newsletter for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Maternal and Infant Health Community Action Network (CAN).

    The CAN is a coalition of community partners focused on learning, sharing and acting to reduce infant mortality in Philadelphia. Dychtwald has served as a member of the Fatherhood Group, one of three CAN subcommittees, since being introduced to the group by Joan Bloch, PhD (associate professor in doctoral nursing). Dychtwald ’s research is a continuation of the work he began as a Master of Science (MS) student at Drexel involving the role of fathers with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

    The goal of his dissertation is to develop an intervention to increase paternal involvement in WIC with the goal of reducing infant mortality, facilitating earlier enrollment in WIC, and strengthening families of low-income.

    May 28

  • Advanced Practice Nursing Faculty and Staff Volunteer for MANNA

    Faculty and staff members in the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing volunteered their time on May 16, 2019 at the Philadelphia MANNA event.

    MANNA uses nutrition to improve health for people with serious illnesses who need nourishment to heal. By providing medically tailored meals and nutrition education, MANNA empowers people to improve their health and quality of life. MANNA is a leader in evidence-based nutrition services, bringing together dietitians, chefs, drivers and thousands of volunteers to cook and deliver nutritious, medically appropriate meals and provide nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal disease, and HIV/AIDS.

    The Department of Advanced Practice Nursing faculty and staff assisted in preparing meals enabling MANNA to provide meals and counseling at no cost to their clients. Each freshly prepared meal is a reminder that the community cares.

    May 28

  • Kellsey Frank, MS, RD, LDN, sports dietitian and assistant director for the Center for Nutrition & Performance in the Department of Nutrition Sciences

    Philadelphia Magazine Features Center Dietitian and Assistant Director

    Kellsey Frank, MS, RD, LDN, sports dietitian and assistant director for the Center for Nutrition & Performance in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was featured in a Q&A in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Be Well Philly” section regarding optimal nutrition for running performance.

    Frank discussed energy and carbohydrate intake and hydration and highlighted Drexel’s own Dragon Gels™, the preferred in-sport fuel for optimal performance developed by Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, LDN, assistant clinical professor and center director.

    May 28

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    Are your research findings real world ready

    Implementation Science Research Interest Group Meeting on June 3

    Are your research findings "real world" ready?

    The College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Office of Research recently launched the university-wide Implementation Science Research Interest Group. Implementation Science is the study of methods and strategies to promote the uptake and dissemination of evidence-based research findings and models into practice and policy in real-world settings. This research agenda aligns with Drexel University's use-inspired research aspirations.

    We invite you to join us!

    Click here to download the article that will be discussed during the session. Mark your calendars, RSVP and share this invitation with your colleagues!

    • June 3, 2019
    • Agenda
    • Session 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    • Networking Reception 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    • Drexel University, Center City Campus
      Three Parkway, Room 1043
    • Available in person and live webcast

    Please consider joining us if you answer yes to any of the following questions:

    Do you want your research disseminated, translated and integrated into real-world workforce settings?
    Do you need strategies to engage stakeholders and end users for the next phase of your research?
    Do you want to learn how to build effective and proven strategies for community engagement and end-user partnerships?
    Do you want to learn how to overcome barriers and challenges in implementing evidence-based interventions in real-world settings?
    Do you want to learn how to use this information to train non-research providers?
    Do you want to meet other Drexel investigators in this area of science and create new partnerships and initiatives?

    We look forward to you participating in the Implementation Science Research Interest Group.Click here for the agenda and an article to read before the meeting.

    Sponsored by:

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

    Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, FAAN, Vice President, Health and Health Equity and Professor, CNHP

    Aleister Saunders, PhD, Senior Vice Provost for Research, Office of Research

    Hosted By: The Center for Family Intervention Science Guy Diamond, PhD, Director

    May 27

  • 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 June 5, 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.

    May 27

  • Tuesday Topics

    Tuesday Topic Primer on Publication

    Write Together

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 1043 or webcast

    This interactive seminar will address how to take a concept from idea to published peer-reviewed journal article.

    Presenters

    • Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA, ATR-BC
    • Stephen Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MHum, MCHES
    • Christian Jordal, PhD, LMFT

    Host

    • IPER Collaborative

    This event is open to all within the College who wish to participate. CE credit available for pre-registered attendees.

    Click here to register.

    May 24

  • Tuesday Topics

    Tuesday Topic Rethinking Ability, Disability and Accessibility

    Write Together

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639 or webcast

    What is disability? Who is disabled? We will discuss the myths and misconceptions of and attitudes towards disabilities and accessibility and how to create a more inclusive culture for all.

    Presenters

    • Jim Bergey, MS, executive assistant, Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation
    • Amy Slaton, PhD, professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Kristine Mulhorn, PhD, MHSA, professor and chair, Health Administration Department
    • Rexine Patterson, Nurse Anesthesia program coordinator II

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

    Click here to register.

    May 24

  • Professional Achievement

    Zachary Hathaway, BS, CIP, the project manager for Interprofessional and Collaborative Research, became a Certified IRB Professional (CIP).

    The CIP credential promotes the ethical conduct of research by strengthening the administration of human research protection programs (HRPP) and validates an individual’s professional experience and mastery of the body of knowledge determined by national experts to be essential to competent HRPP and IRB administrative practices!

    May 24

  • Theresa Campo

    APN Faculty Member Elected to Board

    Theresa Campo, DNP, FAANP, FAAN, the director of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner track, co-director of Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner track and associate clinical professor in the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing, was elected for a second term on the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) nominations committee.

    Prior to this position, Campo has served as the chair of this committee.

    May 24

  • Master of Science Student Present Thesis Proposal

    Maria Terry, a master's student in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, will present her thesis proposal “Dietary Intake of Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc and Effects on Body Composition in Female and Male Athletes of Various Sports.”

    • Friday, May 24, 2019
    • 3:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 206

    Also available via live webcast.

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://drexel.zoom.us/j/798824166

    Chair:

    • Stella Volpe, PhD, Department of Nutrition Sciences

    Committee:

    • Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, Department of Nutrition Sciences
    • Michael Bruneau, PhD, Department of Health Sciences

    May 23

  • Nutrition Sciences for a Faculty Candidate Presentation

    Abigail Gilman, PhD, RDN, LDN, a faculty candidate, will give a presentation entitled “Medical Nutrition Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.”

    • Thursday, May 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 742

    Also available via live webcast!

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://drexel.zoom.us/j/874770303

    May 23

  • Conversations in Pedagogy

    Conversations in Pedagogy: Not Just Posts and Pins: Practical Use of Social Media for Educators

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

    May 23

  • Co-op Award recipients including CNHP Health Science student Kimberly Murphy

    Students Win Co-op Award

    The Cooperative Education Awards were handed out on May 3 and a health sciences and a culinary arts student were among the recipients. Kimberly Murphy and Bridget Heeney are two of 11 students who were recognized by their employers for extraordinary achievements during their work experiences.

    Murphy, a health sciences major, completed her co-op experience at the Student Health Service at the University of Pennsylvania and Heeney, the culinary arts student, chose Rita's Italian Ice for her co-op. Click here to read about the award event. Click here to watch a video about co-op.

    Congratulations Kimberly and Bridget!

    May 23

  • Best Abstract is Awarded

    Julia Rovera, a Master of Science-Didactic Program in Dietetics (MS-DPD) student in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was just given a monetary award from the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Nutrition Interest Group for having the best abstract among MS students who will be presenting in the area of Nutrition and Exercise at ACSM in Orlando in May/June, 2019.

    Rovera’s abstract is entitled: “Evaluation of Vitamin K Intake and Its Relation to Bone Mineral Density.” Her co-authors are: Joseph Stanzione, MS, RD, a PhD student in Nutrition Sciences working with Stella Volpe, PhD, Sinclair Smith, ScD, a teaching professor and Health Sciences department chair, and Volpe, professor and Nutrition Sciences department chair, who is also Rovera’s master’s thesis advisor.

    Rovera was also was awarded $300 for the 2018 to 2019 Teck-Kah Lim Graduate Student Domestic Travel Subsidy Award.

    May 23

  • Paper family of three with Foster Care letters

    May is National Foster Care Month

    May is National Foster Care Month

    This month is set aside to recognize and appreciate all people who are part of the foster care system — foster families, child welfare advocates, mentors and volunteers. These are all people who have dedicated their time and effort to help the more than 400,000 youth in the foster care system find permanent homes. They have opened their hearts to these children in need.

    In nursing and health professions, students/graduates/life-long learners may encounter persons who elected to foster a child, perhaps they will have an opportunity to work directly with the child. Despite the pathway, it is important for our CNHP community to become more aware of what is entailed in fostering a child in order to offer future competent medical, social and behavioral health services.

    May 23

  • Steinbright Handshake image

    Connecting Students with Employers

    Introducing Handshake. Handshake is an easily accessible job board for graduating students and will replace the current job board, Dragon Jobs, as a resource where students can review and apply for job postings from employers interested in hiring Drexel-educated people.

    June 1 will be opening day for the board.

    May 23

  • Lindy Civic Engagement Staff Award Given

    Judy Ensslin, MS, RDN, LDN, the program director for the Department of Nutrition Sciences’ Pennsylvania Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) EAT RIGHT PHILLY program, was selected as the Lindy Civic Engagement’s Staff Award for Campus and Community Engagement.

    Ensslin will be honored with her award at the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement End of Year Celebration was held last night, May 21 at the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement.

    Congratulations Judy!

    May 23

  • Department of Nutrition Sciences’ student organizations, Drexel Nutrition Association and Graduate Resource Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (GRAND)

    Department of Nutrition Sciences Led World Physical Activity Day

    The Department of Nutrition Sciences’ student organizations, Drexel Nutrition Association (DNA) and Graduate Resource Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (GRAND) hosted World Day of Physical Activity on April 19, 2019.

    DNA and GRAND worked together to take part in this yearly international celebration. Together, DNA and GRAND informed the Drexel community about the volunteer work that they do around campus and in Philadelphia, and how other members of the student body can get involved. Additionally, fitness and wellness promotions were conducted throughout the event.

    This year, DNA and GRAND secured donations from HipCityVeg, Philadelphia Runner, Saxby’s and Drexel Center for Nutrition & Performance.

    May 23

  • DPT Student Presents at the Neurology Conference

    Second-year DPT student Sara Beenders recently co-presented her research poster, "Motor Function of Individuals with a Pathogenic Variant of HNRNPH2," at the American Academy of Neurology conference in Philadelphia.

    Beenders has been assisting Rachel Salazar, PT, DPT, PCS and other researchers at Columbia University with evaluating females with HNRNPH2, a genetic mutation that causes a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by seizures, autism spectrum disorder and mobility deficits. Using the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-88) and the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI-CAT), the research team was able to evaluate gross motor impairments in all participants, as well as assess the appropriateness for these outcome measures for this population.

    May 22

  • RDN Students Match Day

    The Department of Nutrition Sciences students are required, through a very competitive national match, to apply to a dietetic internship that occurs post graduation. During their dietetic internship, students obtain the appropriate clinical, community and food service experiences, in a formal, mentored setting, prior to being eligible to take the board exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

    Below is a list of where our students matched for the 2019 to 2020 year.

    Bachelor of Science Students:

    • Katherine Armstrong – NutraSource RD distance dietetic internship
    • Mollye Barsh – accepted for master’s degree at Immaculata University
    • Matthew Kubli – Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis combined Master of Science/Dietetic Internship
    • Emily Lim – Rutgers University combined Master of Science/Dietetic Internship
    • Julia Maher – University of Pittsburgh combined Master of Science/Dietetic Internship
    • Kailey Napolitano – The Sage College Briana Walsh – Rutgers University combined Master of Science/Dietetic Internship
    • Former BS student: Madison DeMoss – Marshall University Distance Dietetic Internship

    Master of Science Students:

    • Alexandra Agasar – Aramark, Arlington, VA
    • Kathleen Bell – Virginia Commonwealth University David Cover – University of Maryland College Park
    • Bethany DiCarlo – Wellness Workdays Paige Durovsik – Yale New Haven Hospital
    • Taylor Hisek – Ohio State University
    • Kathryn Krolikowski – Sodexo Distance Dietetic Internship, Spokane, WA
    • Kristen Kiesow – Sodexo Philadelphia/South Jersey
    • Leslie MacManus – University of Maryland College Park
    • Allison Roselli – Medical University of South Carolina
    • Julia Rovera – Morrison Chartwells Matthew Self – Sodexo Philadelphia/South Jersey
    • Maria Terry – Tulane University Krissi Thomopoulus – National Institutes of Health
    • Tatiana Velez Burgos – Veterans Administration Puerto Rico
    • Taylor Wilson – Sodexo Philadelphia/South Jersey
    • Roselyn Zeyl – Simmons University
    Congratulations to all!

    May 22

  • Deborah Clegg, PhD

    Associate Dean for Research Candidate Presentation

    Please Join Us in Welcoming CNHP Associate Dean for Research candidate Deborah Clegg, PhD for her presentation entitled "Three Key Opportunities to Make CNHP a Leader in Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research."

    • May 23 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway, Room 602A
    • Also available via live webcast

    This event is being organized by the ADR Search Committee and the Dean’s Office. RSVP here.

    Deborah Clegg, PhD is a translational researcher with a strong background in both nutrition and biomedical sciences. She obtained her undergraduate degree in nutrition and food sciences and completed her dietetic internship in the U.S. Army. She rose to the rank of captain while overseeing the development of the nutritional requirements for the rations eaten by soldiers. Following the Gulf War, she transitioned out of the Army and assumed the role of the director of the Dietetic Internship and Graduate Medical Nutrition program at Emory University. Clegg obtained her MBA from Boston University and her doctorate degree in nutrition from the University of Georgia.

    Clegg completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati where she focused on brain regulation of food intake and metabolism. It is there that she made a seminal observation which she published in the journal Diabetes demonstrating sex differences in the regulation of metabolism. This article has made a profound impact on the field and has been cited by other scholars almost five hundred times. Clegg was recruited to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center into the Touchstone Diabetes Research Center where she advanced through the academic ranks to associate professor with tenure. At UTSW, she was asked to direct the graduate program in Nutrition and Dietetics where she was instrumental in transitioning the program from a dietetic internship to a graduate medical nutrition program. In this capacity, she oversaw curriculum reform and was active in enhancing interdisciplinary medical research by educating PTs, OTs, dietetic students and medical students on the importance of team-based medical care. She was recruited to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as professor in the Departments of Biomedical Research, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.

    Clegg’s research has been supported by numerous NIH awards, private foundations and endowments. She is an internationally recognized leader in the field of sex as a biological variable and has authored over 130 peer-review manuscripts in journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Cell Metabolism and Diabetes. Clegg has won numerous awards for her research and teaching skills.

    May 22

  • Gold and blue balloons

    Attention Dragon Recruitment Team!

    Dragon Recruitment Team, it's time to celebrate the recruiting successes of the year!

    Join us on Tuesday, June 4 at 5 p.m. Three Parkway. A light dinner will be served.

    Agenda:

    • Honor those students who will be leaving the Team.
    • Nominate new officers for the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • Look ahead to anti-melt summer activities and College Day.
    • Pick up your gift cards for the events you assisted with.

    Please RSVP here.

    If you are interested in joining the Dragon Recruitment Team, email Laura Valenti, executive director, Student Engagement and Career Development.

    May 22

  • Drexel coffee mug

    Beans with the Deans

    Beans with the Deans is a monthly event when small groups of students have a chance to talk with Dean Gitlin and Assistant Dean Carey about what's happening in the College and what's on their minds.

    The next one is tomorrow, Thursday, May 23, from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in the Dean’s Conference Room, (Tenth Floor, Room 1090). In-person seating is limited, but we are also providing it live via webcast. You can register here for both.

     Stay tuned for upcoming dates.

    May 22

  •  Helen Teng, PHd, assistant clinical professor in the Accelerated Career Entry BSN program

    Dissertation Defense Successful

    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Helen Teng! Dr. Teng, assistant clinical professor in the Accelerated Career Entry BSN program, attended the University of Pennsylvania and recently defended her PhD dissertation: Aging, health, and grandparenthood: The lived experience of recently immigrated aging Chinese men in the US healthcare system

    May 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.

    *Note: on June 5, 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.

    May 22

  • Creative Arts Therapies faculty: Dawn Morningstarr, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, Assistant Clinical Professor, and Michele Rattigan, MA, ATR-BC, NCC, LPC,  Assistant Clinical Professor

    CAT Faculty Present Two-Part Didactic at the University of the Arts

    Michele Rattigan, MA, ATR-BC, NCC, LPC, assistant clinical professor in the Art Therapy and Counseling program and Dawn Morningstar, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, assistant clinical professor in the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program, presented a two-part didactic for counseling, creative arts therapies, social work interns and professionals at the University of the Arts Counseling Center on Monday April 30, 2019.

    The didactic highlighted the use of art and movement for trauma stewardship and the use of imagery and movement in therapy for non-creative arts therapists.

    May 21

  • Illustration of forks, knives and spoons

    Research Subjects Needed to Consume and Evaluate a Two-Course Meal

    Adults 18 or older may qualify for a research study involving the consumption of a two-course meal in a restaurant dining setting.

    Eligible participants must be over 18, not pregnant, have no food allergies or dietary restrictions, be nonsmokers and not currently have a respiratory infection.

    Overall, this research is designed to investigate the potential of trigeminal stimuli (ingredients that stimulate the trigeminal innervation in the oral cavity) as a health strategy to reduce the intake of unhealthy foods and beverages.

    IRB Protocol 831955.

    This study requires participants to attend one 30-minute lunch session (either on May 31 or June 3, 2019) in which they will consume a two-course meal (main course + dessert) until they are full.

    The sessions will take place at the Academic Bistro, on the sixth floor in the building located at 101 N 33rd St, between Arch and Cherry Street on 33rd St.

    If interested, please take the screening survey. If you have any questions, please contact restaurantstudy@monell.org.

    May 21

  • Presentation of Thesis Proposal

    Julia Rovera, Master of Science student in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, will present her thesis proposal, “The Relationship among Sport Type, Micronutrient Intake and Bone Mineral Density in an Athlete Population.”

    • Thursday, May 23, 2019
    • 4:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 206

    Also available via live webcast.

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android.

    Chair

    • Stella Volpe, PhD, Department of Nutrition Sciences

    Committee

    • Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, Department of Nutrition Sciences
    • Sinclair Smith, ScD, Department of Health Sciences

    May 21

  • Presentation of Dissertation Proposal

    Joseph R. Stanzione, a PhD student in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, will present his dissertation proposal this week.

    “The Dietary Influence On Substrate Utilization During A Submaximal Oxygen Consumption Test In Male Combat Sport Athletes And Runners”

    • Friday, May 24, 2019
    • 12:00 pm
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 206

    Also available via live webcast.

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android.

    Chair

    • Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD, Nutrition Sciences

    Committee

    • Joseph Kehayias, PhD, Nutrition Sciences, Drexel University
    • Jennifer Nasser, PhD, Nutrition Sciences, Drexel University
    • Michael Bruneau Jr., PhD, Health Sciences, Drexel University
    • Sinclair Smith, ScD, Health Sciences, Drexel University
    • Duncan French, PhD, Vice President of Performance, UFC Performance Institute

    May 21

  • Paralympics Preview this Wednesday

    The 2020 Paralympics: Disability and Sport in Context

    • Wednesday, May 22
    • 3:30 p.m.
    • Sky View Room, MacAlister Hall

    Drexel experts from the Colleges of Nursing and Health Professions and Arts and Sciences and the Athletics Department will come together for a panel discussion on the history of the Paralympic Games, sharing perspectives on disability, mobility and inclusion in society.

    May 21

  • COFT Doctoral Students Present on Opioid Use Research

    Dara Herbert, MS, and Susana Montesinos MSW, LCSW, from the Counseling and Family Therapy Department presented at the 4th Annual Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health Maternal and Child Health Symposium.

    The symposium focused on the opioid epidemic and the lifecourse. Herbert and Montesinos, with faculty mentorship from Jessica Chou, PhD, an assistant professor, and David Bennett, PhD, a professor in the Psychiatry Department in the College of Medicine, presented a research poster titled, "Exploring Factors that Impact Treatment Engagement Among Women with Opioid Use."

    May 21

  • Tuesday Topics

    Ask the Committee: CNHP Academic Affairs Committee and Experiencing Uzbekistan as a Fulbright Scholar

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639 or webcast

    Are you planning to make curricular revisions to your programs? Panelists will give insight on the Courseleaf process and be available to answer questions.

    Presenters

    • Charleen Baselice, Drexel University Catalog Editor
    • Theresa Fay-Hillier, Interim Chair, CNHP Academic Affairs Committee
    • Darin Duston, CNHP Administrative Liaison, Academic Affairs Committee

    Click here to register.

    Experiencing Uzbekistan as a Fulbright Scholar

    Three Parkway, Room 742 or via live webcast

    Presenter

    • Beth Leonberg, MS, RDN, Assistant Clinical Professor Nutrition Sciences

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

    No registration is required, but click here to participate.

    May 20

  • Student Named LEND Fellow at CHOP

    Sumer Al-Ani, a Master of Science-Didactic program in Dietetics (MS-DPD) student in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, has been accepted for a fellowship for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania.

    The program provides interprofessional training aimed to add community or research projects involving children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and chronic health issues. Al-Ani is the second MS-DPD student from Drexel to be selected for this prestigious fellowship.

    Congratulations, Sumer!

    May 20

  • Jennifer Nasser

    Professor to give Seminar in Biomedical Engineering

    Jennifer Nasser, PhD, RD, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, will present a seminar on her functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) research for the School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems on May 8, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. in the Papadakis Integrated Science Building. Nasser will share results from her studies of brain activation (assessed by fNIRS) observed during the consumption of foods such as pizza, brownies, ice cream and vegetables.

    The seminar is free and open to Drexel University faculty, students and staff.

    May 20

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    Macy Monday Mental Health Awareness Edition

    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.

    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. This is the Mental Health Awareness Month edition.

    Meet Alexandra Mumma. She is an undergraduate behavioral health counseling student who appreciates and values the open discussions and the opportunity to contribute to the learning process. Macy pushes people out of their comfort zones, but the process has facilitated bonding creating a great, safe place to explore important topics.

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

    May 20

  •  Kellsey Frank, M.S., RD, LDN is a Sports Dietitian and the Assistant Director for Drexel’s Center for Nutrition and Performance (CNP)

    Expanding the Arena of Sports Dietetics

    Kellsey Frank, MS, RD, LDN, a sports dietitian and assistant director for the Center for Nutrition & Performance in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was featured in the May edition of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietary Practice Group’s Expanding the Arena Initiative.

    This feature highlights dietitians who work in unique areas of sports nutrition. Frank discusses her education, experience and support that led her to her current role, what her job entails, and insight into some of her responsibilities and day to day tasks as a sports dietitian. Frank is a graduate of Drexel’s Department of Nutrition Sciences Master of Science-Didactic Program in Dietetics (MS-DPD) Program.

    May 20

  • Group photo from Biomechanics day

    National Biomechanics Day 2019

    On April 10, the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences hosted a group of local high school students in celebration of National Biomechanics Day (NBD).

    NBD (#NBD2019) is a nationwide initiative to ‘expand the influence of biomechanics on society.’ Biomechanics is the study of human movement and contributes to the fields of medicine and healthcare, biomedical engineering, robotics and human biology. Faculty members Clare Milner, PhD, an associate professor and director of the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program, and Margaret Finley, PT, PhD, an associate professor in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, and doctoral students in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences hosted high school students from the Philadelphia City Rowing program.

    Kevin Aubo,l MS, Liz Euiler, MS, Jillian Hawkins, MS, Christen Mendonca, MS and Travis Pollen, MS, developed and delivered interactive laboratory demonstrations to introduce the visitors to the science of biomechanics. This was the second year Drexel has hosted NBD and helped introduce biomechanics to high schoolers.

    May 17

  • Rendering of CNHP's new building

    New Building News Hits the Media

    Read the article that ran in the Philadelphia Inquire late yesterday about the new CNHP building. There's a rendering of the building. It looks awesome!

    May 17

  • Stella Volpe

    Inaugural Named Lecture Given by Faculty Member

    Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, gave the Inaugural Fredrick and Marjorie Hagerman Lecture Series in Human Performance in the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness at Ohio University. The title of her research presentation was: "Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes with Nutrition and Exercise."

    May 16

  • Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, assistant clinical professor and director of the Center for Nutrition and Performance, and Eric Zillmer, PsyD, Drexel's athletic director

    What Docs Can Learn from Jocks

    Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, an assistant clinical professor and director for the Center for Nutrition & Performance in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, and Eric Zillmer, PsyD, Drexel's athletic director, developed a retreat for the Drexel College of Medicine. They presented “What Docs can Learn from Jocks,” to 45 residents and 20 faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Richard Hamilton, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, plans a yearly retreat for his department. Sports nutrition and sports psychology strategies for professional athletes were applied to improve and excel at the clinical practice of emergency medicine.

    The featured presentation was followed by a team building event at the Drexel Recreation Center.

    May 16

  • Adult male snacking on fruit at work

    Faculty in the News

    Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, an assistant clinical professor and director for the Center for Nutrition & Performance in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer about snacking at work. You can read the article here.

    May 16

  • photograph of Susan Burke

    Pediatric Nursing Certification Board Appointment

    Susan Burke, PhD, an associate clinical professor and track coordinator of the Pediatric Nurse Practioner program, has been chosen to serve as the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) program director and member at large to the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). This is a three-year position that will begin on July 1, 2019.

    The PNCB is composed of 11 members, but only one PNP faculty/program director. This board is the largest, independent pediatric nursing certification organization in the country. More than 95% of all pediatric nursing professionals (RN and PNPs) who certify choose the PNCB for credentialing.

    During Burke’s nine-year “watch” the PNP track has enjoyed a 100% certification pass rate.

    Congratulations, Dr. Burke!

    May 16

  • IFT Student Appreciation Night

    The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Philadelphia local chapter, along with the Center for Food and Hospitality Management, held a Student Appreciation Night to honor our Culinary Arts and Science, and Food Science students. IFT generously awarded $20,000 in scholarships to our undergraduate and graduate students.

    May 16

  • Stephen Gambescia

    New Faculty Publication

    Stephen Gambescia, PhD, a clinical professor in the Health Administration Department, recently wrote an article for InsideSources entitle "Big Marijuana Is Coming to a Town Near You."

    May 16

  • Tuesday Topics

    Ask the Committee: CNHP Academic Affairs Committee

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639 or webcast

    Are you planning to make curricular revisions to your programs? Panelists will give insight on the Courseleaf process and be available to answer questions.

    Presenters

    • Charleen Baselice, Drexel University Catalog Editor
    • Theresa Fay-Hillier, Interim Chair, CNHP Academic Affairs Committee
    • Darin Duston, CNHP Administrative Liaison, Academic Affairs Committee

    Click here to register.

    May 15

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

    New Publication

    Laura N. Gitlin, PhD had an article published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The article is titled "Whose responsibility is it? Balancing Individual, Family and Societal Needs for Supporting Seriously Ill Older Adults."

    May 15

  • Veronica Carey

    Finding Common Ground-An Equity and Inclusion Perspective

    Success After Drexel

    Finding Common Ground: An Equity and Inclusion Perspective

    Presented by Veronica Carey, PhD, assistant dean for diversity and student affairs and associate clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy Department

    May 21, 2019

    • Reception and Networking: 5:30 – 6 p.m.
    • Presenter: 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
    • Networking: 7:15
    • Three Parkway, 6th Floor
      1601 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA

    At this event, you will:

    • Determine the best practice during cross-cultural encounters.
    • Advocate for themselves when faced with dissimilar experiences.
    • Celebrate inclusion in all professional environments.

    Register Now

    May 15

  • Cameron McConkey, Research Operations Coordinator for CNHP's Center for Family Intervention Science and MPH student at the Dornsife School of Public Health

    Graduate Excellence Award Given

    In partnership with the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, the Drexel Common Good Award is presented to graduate students (master's or doctoral level) who demonstrate academic excellence and who are committed to improving the world around them by making contributions to local, national or global communities through either scholarship or civic engagement.

    Congratulations to Cameron McConkey for being selected for this incredible achievement! He will be recognized at the Graduate Student Day on May 30.

    Graduate Student Day Reception and Awards 2019

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Bossone Research Enterprise Center
    Drexel University
    3126 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    May 15

  • NAMI logo

    Open Mic Night for Mental Health Awareness Month

    Mental Health Awareness Month Event

    • May 23, 2019
    • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    NAMI On Campus Drexel University will be hosting an Open Mic Night event.

    At this event during Mental Health Awareness Month, we will be sharing our experiences (or a loved one's experience) with mental illness in order to break the stigma surrounding mental illness on the college campus. In addition, we hope to foster a safe, inclusive space where everyone feels welcome to share their story and bond with others in the community.

    Your story is exactly that, YOUR story. Express yourself in whichever way feels best, whether it be through a poem, a song, or a few paragraphs. If you are uncomfortable sharing your story in person, please feel free to submit your story (anonymously or not) on our Google form anonymous submission. We will have members of our organization read these submissions during our event.

    Link to anonymous submission. Link to Registration.

    May 15

  • Tonight's Success After Drexel is Postponed. But Register Now for May 21 and 28!

    Success After Drexel: Mentoring 101 presented by Lorina Marshall-Blake, MGA that was previously scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019 has been POSTPONED.

    We will provide a new date soon, so please stay tuned.

    Be sure to register for the May 21 and May 28 events.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    “Finding Common Ground: An Equity and Inclusion Perspective”
    Presented by: Dr. Veronica Carey, assistant dean of diversity and student affairs, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    “Let it Flow: Negotiating Relationships”
    Presented by: Dr. Chalice Jenkins, assistant clinical professor, Counseling and Family Therapy Department

    Reception and Networking: 5:30 – 6 p.m.
    Presenter: 6 – 7:15 p.m.
    Networking: 7:15

    Three Parkway, 6th Floor
    1601 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA

    Success After Drexel is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

    May 15

  • Tenth Annual Michael M. Ossoff Visiting Lectureship in Memory Disorders and Alzheimer's Disease flyer

    Ossoff Visiting Lectureship on Memory and Alzheimers

    Today is the Tenth Annual Michael M. Ossoff Visiting Lectureship in Memory Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Dean Gitlin and Maria Carrillo, PhD, the chief scientific officer of the Alzheimer’s Association will present:

    Public Policy in Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders: Where is National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) taking us?

    The lecture is today at Johns Hopkins Bayview Asthma & Allergy Center.

    May 14

  • Jennifer Nasser

    DUCOM Students Get Nutrition Education

    On April 23, 2019, Jennifer Nasser, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, coordinated and led an interactive nutrition session with the first and second-year medical students at Drexel’s Queen Lane campus.

    Nutrition is part of the human function course, taught by Michael White, PhD, as part of Drexel College of Medicine’s curriculum. Twelve medical students and 12 nutrition sciences students (both Master of Science [MS] and Doctor of Philosophy [PhD] students), as well as three Department of Nutrition Sciences faculty, and a Visiting Professor in Nutrition Sciences, took part in the interactive session.

    Nasser began the session by comparing and contrasting the basic science and clinical training of MS-Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) students, PhD nutrition sciences students and medical students. She then demonstrated the interconnected professional roles of registered dietitians nutritionists (RDNs), medical doctors (MDs) and PhD nutrition consultants by leading the group through a discussion of a simulated case study of a child with metabolic and behavioral problems.

    The interaction among all was an excellent example of inter-professional education.

    May 14

  • New Moms Studeis

    Brain on Delicious Food Research Study

    RESEARCH OBJECTIVES: The College of Nursing and Health Professions is enrolling participants in a study to learn more about how eating certain foods influences brain activity. The study consists of a 1.5-hour visit at Drexel University Center City Campus involving consumption of food and assessment of brain activity.

    Eligibility: You must be a woman between 18 and 44 years old. Must not have any food allergies.

    If you think you may be eligible or for more information contact the Nasser Eating Behavior Laboratory

    • Phone: (267) 359—6287
    • Email: food.brain.studies@gmail.com

    For information and details, click here.

    May 14

  • Tuesday Topics

    Twofer: Scholars Share and Understanding Your Student Data

    We have a Twofer Tuesday Topic Today!

    Scholars Share: May 2019

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639 or webcast

    The Graduate Student Association (GSA) and the Graduate College welcome the Drexel community to join us for our next Scholars Share: Conversations on Graduate Research to hear from current graduate students about their research endeavors and a faculty moderator who will facilitate questions and discussion from the audience. Lunch is provided to attendees.

    Presenters

    • Kate Myers-Coffman, PhD, MT-BC - Resilience-Focused Therapeutic Songwriting for Adolescent Bereavement
    • Abigail Duffine Gilman, PhD, RDN, LDN - School-Based Interventions Influencing Nutrition Education and Nutrition Behaviors in Children

    Moderator

    • Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, Nutrition Sciences

    Host:

    Graduate College and Graduate Student Association

    Click here to register.

     

    Understanding Your Student Data

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 742or webcast

    This session will give examples of post-exam item psychometrics and walk participants through examining the results and how to use the data to improve the question for future exams. Participants are encouraged to bring their own exam data to learn and share their results.

    Presenters

    • Mark Green, Associate Director, Assessment

    Click here to register.

     

    May 13

  • Success After Drexel May 14 and 15

    Attention Students! Want to gain extra tools for navigating the workplace?

    Come to Success After Drexel

    Join Issa DiSciullo, director of diversity, equity & inclusion, Drexel University College of Medicine, for the second installment of Success After Drexel.

    • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 1043
    • Reception and Networking 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
    • Program 6:00 to 7:15 p.m.
    • Networking 7:15 p.m.

    Ever wonder why you work really well with some people and clash with others? Chances are it has much to do with individual personality type preferences. Want to learn how to: Know your preferences? Avoid conflict? Appreciate diversity? Improve decision-making abilities?

    Register Now

    Upcoming Topics:

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 “Finding Common Ground: An Equity and Inclusion Perspective”

    Presented by: Dr. Veronica Carey, assistant dean of diversity and student affairs, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019 “Let it Flow: Negotiating Relationships”
    Presented by: Dr. Chalice Jenkins, assistant clinical professor, Counseling and Family Therapy Department

    May 13

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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.

    *Note: on May 15 and June 5, 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.

    May 13

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    Macy Monday Mental Health Awareness Edition

    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.

    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. This is the Mental Health Awareness Month edition.

    Meet Kara Barber. She is an undergraduate behavioral health counseling student who is seeing that leadership challenges are across the healthcare spectrum. Her mentor, who is in the nursing field, has shared similar experiences and is helping Barber gain a new perspective.

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

    May 13

  • Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, an associate professor, chair of the nursing PhD program, co-director of Mother Baby Connections, family psychiatric nurse practitioner and CNHP Person of Purpose

    Happy Nurses' Week - Day 4

    Day 5 of #NursesWeek!

    Since it is Nurses' Week and Mental Heath Awareness Month, we decided to feature psychiatric nurses, specifically Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, an associate professor, chair of the nursing PhD program, co-director of Mother Baby Connections, family psychiatric nurse practitioner and CNHP Person of Purpose.

    "Psychiatric nurses are essential for all patient care because anyone who experiences physical illness can also experience psychological distress. Unfortunately, psychological distress can adversely affect physical outcomes. By offering treatment through prescribing psychotropic medication and/or providing psychotherapy, advanced practice psychiatric nurses are in a unique position to contribute to complete healing of body, mind and spirit. As a young child, I accompanied my dad, a family practice physician, on house calls and learned about the healing power of words, medication and physical treatment on patient outcomes. The combination of physical, psychological and spiritual care always seemed natural to me and I wanted to become a healer too. To that end, I became an advanced practice psychiatric nurse and soon after a nurse midwife. I now provide care to mothers with mental health challenges and their infants in order to help prevent long lasting behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and physical problems in their children and chronic mental health problems among the mothers. Through my work, I learned that dually trained advanced practice psychiatric nurses can help distressed patients by being present for them, listening to their stories, sharing their pain, and providing physical and psychological comfort.

    Tag a #nurse, nursing student, faculty member who inspires you!

    May 10

  • Nursing Cadet Carolyn Bauer McCray, the grandmother of Kimberly McClellan, EdD, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, assistant clinical professor, interim department chair and nurse for 29 years.

    Nurses' Week Celebration

    What  influenced you to become a nurse? We asked CNHP faculty to see who or what inspired them to go into nursing.

    "My Grandmother, Carolyn Bauer McCray was my first acquaintance with the nursing profession. My earliest memory of nursing was as a little girl (long before "bring your child to work" became popular) accompanying my grandmother to visit her patients.

    My grandmother's place of work was not always a hospital, an office, or a building. It was often in "the neighborhood" or wherever her patients, families or the community needed her to be. I'm forever thankful to Carrie for teaching me that wellness and care is a right to which all should have access. Her lesson was that the true purpose of nursing included caring for all people and advocating for the crucial importance of justice and care equality.

    Happy Nurses Week one and all!."

    Kimberly McClellan, EdD, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, assistant clinical professor, interim department chair and nurse for 29 years.

    #nursesweek

    May 10

  • Brenda Douglass, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CDE, CTTS  DNP Program Director, Assistant Clinical Professor and nurse of 31 years

    Nurses' Week Celebration

    What  influenced you to become a nurse? We asked CNHP faculty to see who or what inspired them to go into nursing.

    "For me, nursing was definitely a calling! In reflection, from a very young age, I recall being the little girl who demonstrated caring. I was one who would care for people, animals, or nature. I cared for the elderly in many ways, particularly my grandparents. I was considerate of others, often looking out for another such as someone who may have been excluded from a group or a person not so kind. As a child, it was not uncommon that I would pick flowers to brighten the day of another even the rare flowers I picked in a neighbor's yard for someone who was not well. I was the tender-hearted one, the person with much empathy. Loved one's called me "Shirley Temple" the blonde curly head little girl who was kind and good to others. You see, I had innate qualities synonymous with a nurse but little did I know it until years later.

    What do I want to be when I grow up? Well it was not clearly a nurse until a very special nursing supervisor hired me on the spot as a unit clerk in a hospital. As a unit clerk, I got to see first-hand if nursing was the career for me. Within a very short time, I knew it was my calling. I applied to nursing school and graduated in 1988. While working as a unit clerk, I often elected to float to other units to explore most every unit in the hospital. There was no question that the Emergency Department was where I was called to serve. Over the 18-years in the ED, I was able to provide care across the lifespan to patients and loved one's in times of illness, crisis, life and death.

    Early on in my nursing career, the nursing supervisor who opened the door for employment shared that she knew that I should be a nurse. Fortunately, I was able to express my gratitude before her passing for the door to the career she opened. Advanced education, leadership and various areas of nursing have afforded me the opportunity for expansion in areas to serve and develop. Each opportunity has been terrific.

    So why I became a nurse was a clearly a calling and remains true to this today. My passion for nursing and desire to make a difference has only grown through the years. I remain compassionate, caring and dedicated to serving others. I am committed to giving back to the nursing profession nurturing nursing leaders of tomorrow. Not everyone chooses nursing as a career, but rather innate qualities can identify those who ought to be a nurse. If you see a person with those qualities, mention nursing as it is not only a career, but the beauty of nursing is that one can make a different throughout an entire lifetime!"

    Brenda Douglass, assistant clinical professor, DNP program director and nurse for 31 years.

    #nursesweek

    May 10

  • Student Wins Scholarship

    Briana Walsh, a nutrition sciences student, was awarded the Philadelphia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Scholarship.

    Congratulations Briana!

    May 10

  • Susan Fuchs, MS, IBCLC, as their new Human Lactation Certificate program director and clinical instructor.

    New Human Lactation Program Director Announced

    The Department of Nutrition Sciences welcomes Susan Fuchs, MS, IBCLC, as their new Human Lactation Certificate program director and clinical instructor.

    Fuchs received her MS degree from Drexel University, Department of Nutrition Sciences in 2016. In that same year, she passed the board certification to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC), after completing her didactic studies and clinical rotations in the Department of Nutrition Sciences’ Human Lactation Certificate Program. Fuchs has been the clinical coordinator and instructor in the program since January 2018.

    She has already worked to obtain more clinical sites for the program.

    The Department of Nutrition Sciences’ Human Lactation Certificate program is only one of four accredited university-based lactation consultant programs in the entire nation (none are in the Philadelphia area).

    Welcome Susan!

    May 10

  • Gold and blue balloons

    Happy Nurses' Week - Day 4

    Day 4 of #NursesWeek!

    Today we celebrate our students!

    Last night the Drexel University Student Nurses' Association (DUSNA) held their annual nursing banquet, this year celebrating the event's tenth anniversary. They recognized six members for their outstanding accomplishments and service.

    Those included:

    Karlee Neuser, Outstanding Inductee
    Most actively involved new member in DUSNA.

    Abigail Poisker, Stellar Membership
    Most actively involved member in DUSNA.

    Annie Sinicropi, Community Service Award
    Most community service participation in DUSNA.

    Ashlen Pickett, Most Enthusiastic Award
    Member with the most DUSNA enthusiasm! They are passionate about this organization and encourage other students to become involved.

    Alexis Rebock, Outstanding Leadership Award
    Presented to the board member who goes above and beyond. This leader is always willing to lend a helping hand to others.

    Ryan Chiasson, Leader of Leaders Award
    Given to a board member who exemplifies leadership and achievement in their professional organization, their community and their scholarly efforts.

    There were two speakers in addition to Dean Gitlin who gave the opening remarks. Katerina Raiser, BSN, RN, CCRN was the alumni speaker and Gloria Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP, professor and dean emerita, gave the keynote address.

    This year-end summary was offered.

    "2019 was a great year for our chapter. DUSNA held 45 events throughout the year and is proud to induct 23 new members and recognize 41 active members.

    We started the year off bringing 24 students to the Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania convention (SNAP) as delegates. At the SNAP convention, four SNAP awrds were won!

    In the spring, DUSNA brought 16 students to Salt Lake Cioty for the NSNA annual conference, where Alexis Rebock was elected to the Nominating and Elections Committee East. Drexel also renewed their stellar school award for the next five years."

    Congratulations to all for your incredible year and the wonderful things you accomplished.

    Tag a #nurse, nursing student, faculty member who inspires you!

    May 9

  • Beth Chiatti, PhD, RN, associate clinical professor and nurse for over 40 years.

    Nurses' Week Celebration

    What  influenced you to become a nurse? We asked CNHP faculty to see who or what inspired them to go into nursing.

    "I really wanted to be a third grade teacher. But there were no jobs for teachers when I started college. So I decided that I would use my love of teaching to teach patients. I was familiar with the role of the nurse from my many years of volunteer work as a candy-striper at Lankenau Hospital. In fact, the last year I volunteered there, they put me in charge of the other candy-stripers! As a nurse, I have had so many learning experiences and advancement opportunities. Now it is my great privilege to teach students. Nursing is the best profession and I am so happy that I chose this direction!"

    Beth Chiatti, PhD, RN, associate clinical professor and nurse for over 40 years.

    #nursesweek

    May 9

  • Mary Gallagher Gordon, PhD, vice dean, Strategic Operations and Academic Services, associate clinical professor and nurse of 39 years

    Nurses' Week Celebration

    What  influenced you to become a nurse? We asked CNHP faculty to see who or what inspired them to go into nursing.

    "My passion for the nursing started when I got my first nurses’ kit from my Dad as a seven-year-old. I have enjoyed every aspect of my career, from my first adult med surg floor, to caring for high risk premature babies in the unit and children and families in their homes. Over the years, the art of nursing has not change; once I am engaged with the patient and the family, providing care for both physical and emotional needs is highly rewarding. My career allowed me options and flexibility as my family grew, allowing me to continue to work, obtain my doctorate and raise my family. I believe that Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing, would look approvingly on the agility and adaptability of the profession while allowing nurses to stay connected to the profession and their livelong dreams."

    Mary Gallagher Gordon, PhD, vice dean, Strategic Operations and Academic Services, associate clinical professor and nurse of 39 years.

    #nursesweek

    May 9

  • Ramadan Mubarak

    Ramadan Mubarak

    by: Joy Terrell, Clinical Compliance Coordinator, Compliance and Contract Department

    What is Ramadan?

    Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims all over the world as a month of fasting. The beginning of this holy month is subject to the sighting of the first crescent of the new moon and will continue for the next 29 or 30 days till the sighting of the new moon. This year, the new moon has been sighted and fasting officially began on Monday, May 6.

    During this month, Muslims focus on increasing their good deeds. Many activities include feeding those who are less fortunate or homeless. Also, they consciously make an effort to do good for others including neighbors, community members, family and friends. A lot of emphasis is placed on reading the Holy Quran and reconnecting to the word of God. Reading and learning together as a family is encouraged.

    Ramadan is a time of cleansing spiritually, and we pray that the behaviors and good habits that we learn within the month are carried throughout the year until the next Ramadan.

    Women who are pregnant or nursing, individuals who are sick, traveling, elderly or children under 13 are exempt from fasting.

    What Muslims Eat During Ramadan

    While fasting from dawn until sunset and fulfilling other religious obligations, Muslims eat two times a day. The morning meal, consumed prior to dawn is referred to as Suhoor. Iftar is the meal served after sunset. Traditionally, the fast is broken with dates and milk or water, however, it can be broken with any food or beverage. Iftar meals are arranged in Muslim households, restaurants and at local Mosques daily. Usually, Muslims eat Suhoor and Iftar at home with family, but with the changing times, they opt for eating out once in a while with friends.

    What Does this Mean for Non-Muslims?

    In light of all of the hate crimes that we continue to face worldwide, those of us who live in the spirit of love and peace must unify and show our power by standing in solidarity as humankind. Here’s what a church in Minnesota is doing to show their support to their Muslim neighbors during this month

    Also, check out this great article by US Today for more information about Ramadan.

    May 9

  • Career Growth Opportunities in the Long-Term Care Industry

    Friday, May 10, 2019
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 1043
    Available LIVE or via LIVE WEBCAST

    The AgeWell Collaboratory Student Network is hosting Kathleen Roberts, director of Dementia Strategies for Living Branches Retirement Communities and Lisa Hoffmanm, senior director of Member Engagement, LeadingAge PA. Hoffman and Roberts will be discussing career growth opportunities in the long-term care industry.

    Click here to register.

    May 9

  • Roberta Waite, EdD, professor and assistant dean of Academic and Community Integration and director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services

    Independence Blue Cross Foundation Nurses' Week Reception

    In recognition of National Nurses Week, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation hosted a nursing reception today, Thursday, May 9th.

    Roberta Waite, EdD, professor and assistant dean of Academic and Community Integration and director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services, was recognized at the event for her contributions to the field and also served as the key note speaker.

    Brenda Douglass, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CDE, CTTS, DNP program director and assistant clinical professor, was also in attendance and recognized as one of the first recipients of the IBC Nurses for Tomorrow Scholarship program.

    Congratulations!

    #NursesWeek

    May 9

  • Some of CNHP's amazing faculty.

    Happy Nurses' Week - Day 3

    Day 3 of #NursesWeek!

    How fun was yesterday with a visit and student pop up party with Mario the Magnificent! Check out CNHP's social media to see all the photos students took with Mario yesterday.

    In this week-long celebration, we would be remiss if we didn't give a huge shout out to our amazing faculty. We owe them a lot of gratitude for all they do in making sure our students are not only well prepared, but also in demand.

    Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!

    Tag a #nurse, nursing student, faculty member who inspires you!

    May 8

  • Maureen Gonzales, MSN, CRNP, assistant clinical professor and nurse for 29 years.

    Nurses' Week Celebration

    What  influenced you to become a nurse? We asked CNHP faculty to see who or what inspired them to go into nursing.

    "I had an aunt who was a nurse and used to take me to her hospital.. I was hooked!!"

    Maureen Gonzales, MSN, CRNP, assistant clinical professor and nurse for 29 years.

    #nursesweek

    May 8

  •  Elizabeth Wirth-Tomaszewski, assistant clinical professor, track director for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care nurse practitioner program and nurse for 26 years.

    Nurses' Week Celebration

    What  influenced you to become a nurse? We asked CNHP faculty to see who or what inspired them to go into nursing.

    "I never had the typical teenage conflict about what I wanted to be when I grew up. As a child of the 70s and cognizant in the 80s, Emergency! and St. Elsewhere were hot on TV. My parents let me stay up to watch them, and I always pictured I'd be Dixie or Nurse Rosenthal. I watched my Aunt Diane become a nurse, and it was the coolest thing ever. She was only 12 years older than me, and I saw her as the epitome of nursing. She cared for pediatric and adult surgical open heart patients. She was the coolest human, and I couldn't imagine being as smart as she was. She saved lives. I could only dream to do what she did.

    In 1993, I did just that. I started on a medsurg unit as a GN charge nurse, and then went on to work in a busy Level I trauma unit that became my passion. I now specialize in critcally ill and injured as a nurse practitioner, and sharing my love for what I do with acute care NP students. Thank you, Diane."

    Elizabeth Wirth-Tomaszewski, assistant clinical professor, track director for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care nurse practitioner program and nurse for 26 years.

    #nursesweek

    May 8

  • Faculty Presents Resilience Arise!

    Take a hike along the White Rock Canyon to the Arizona Hot Spring as Chalice Jenkins, PhD, assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy Department, shares a story of resilience! In this interactive workshop, participants will identify, define, and understand stress and resilience factors and cultivate a personal culturally sensitive resilience strategy and apply it to sample scenarios.

    Please RSVP to graduatecollege@drexel.edu no later than Friday May 10th.

    May 8

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    Recruiting Volunteers for a Research Study

    Research Title: Biopsychosocial responses to 30 minutes of walking in emerging adult women with different physical activity habits and BMI

    Research Objectives: The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences invites you to participate in a study to assess breathing and biomechanics during walking. During the study, individuals will be asked to answer physical activity questionnaires, to perform a short submaximal walking treadmill test, to walk short distances in the gait laboratory, and walk for 30-minutes on a treadmill.

    Information for Research Subjects Eligibility: You must be a woman between 18 and 29 years old who is active or inactive. You must be healthy enough to participate in physical activity.

    Location of the research and person to contact for further information: This research is approved by the Institutional Review Board. If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact:

    Jillian HawkinsPhone: (215) 553-7010
    Email: gaitlab@drexel.edu
    Study address: 1601 Cherry Street, Room 205, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    This research is conducted by a researcher who is a member of Drexel University

    May 8

  • Nurturing Purpose exhibit in Three Parkway

    Happy Nurses' Week - Day 2

    Day 2 of #NursesWeek!

    Our students, faculty and alumni are deeply concerned with the act of caring and the desire to help others by using their education, research and work to make a positive impact on our community, nation and world.

    Meet Jasmine Jones, Katrina Lewis, Leland Rockstraw, PhD, Melanie Whitehead, Randy McGonigal, BSN, Roberta Waite, EdD, Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, and Kimberly McClellan, EdD—our nursing People of Purpose.

    Tag a #nurse, nursing student, faculty member or alumna who inspires you!

    May 7

  • Drawing given to Jackie Murphy, MSN, Interim Chair, MSN Advanced Role Department; Interim Chair, Complementary and Integrative Health Department and Assistant Clinical Professor

    Nurses' Week Celebration

    What  influenced you to become a nurse? We asked CNHP faculty to see who or what inspired them to go into nursing.

    "What influenced me to become a nurse is rather simple... I wanted to work with children. Since graduating, I have only worked as a pediatric nurse. Instead of including a photo of, me, I am including a photo of a drawing that my one patient gave to me early on in my career. This patient certainly tugged at my heartstrings and whenever I had a bad day or needed to remember why I was working as a pediatric nurse, I would look at this picture. It is actually still in a frame on my desk!"

    Jackie Murphy, MSN, interim chair of MSN Advanced Role and Complementary and Integrative Health Department, assistant clinical professor and nurse for 15 years.

    #nursesweek

    May 7

  • Tuesday Topics

    How to Craft an Argument

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639 or webcast

    As scientists we are often called upon to develop hypotheses (arguments) for grant proposals, advocate for government health guidelines and policies and appraise current knowledge for publication. We use the "scientific method" as our process to this end. Lawyers are also called upon to craft arguments in support of clients or government functions and/or policies. This interactive seminar will include presentations on persuasive proposals consistent with research evidence and various types of legal arguments by the two discussants. Additionally, the discussants will lead attendees through development of an argument on a topic relevant to science, health care, law and government policy to demonstrate using various persuasive/argument processes.to achieve a desired outcome.

    Presenters

    • Abbie Heller, JD, assistant director of Trial Advocacy, Kline School of Law
    • Robert Palisano, PT, PhD, associate dean for Research and Graduate Education,

    Moderator

    • Jennifer Nasser, PhD, RD, director of the PhD Program in Nutrition Sciences

    Click here to register.

    May 7

  • Alexander Jones and Amy Martino received the Award for Academic Excellence having both graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

    Nurse Anesthesia Awards

    Happy Nurses' Week to our Newest Nurse Anesthetists!

    On Friday, May 3, the Nurse Anesthesia program celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2019.

    Twenty students started graduate school in January 2017 and all twenty students are graduating. At the recent celebration, Alexander Jones and Amy Martino received the Award for Academic Excellence having both graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

    Kym Montgomery, DNP, associate dean of Nursing and Interprofessional Education and associate clinical professor of Nursing and Medicine, spoke and offered her well-wishes from the College. The group picture includes the graduates along with Lew Bennett,DNP, assistant clinical professor and department chair, Ferne Cohen, EdD, CRNA, assistant clinical professor and director of Clinical Education and Suzanne Ariza, CRNA, MSN, assistant clinical professor.

    May 7

  • Executive Panel Technology in Healthcare

    CCI Corporate Partners Program Executive Panel Technology in Healthcare: From Patients to Providers to Health Systems

    The College of Computing and Informatics is hosting their executive panel on May 9 at 6:00 p.m. The panelists for this open to the public event include:

    • Kisha Hawthorne, PhD, CIO and SVP, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    • Anahi Santiago, CISM, CISO, Christiana Care Health System
    • James Sanfilippo, MD, MBA, Chief of Spine Surgery, Virtua Healthcare and Chair, Virtua Brain and Spine Institute

    Moderator:

    • Elizabeth Campbell, PhD student, Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics

    For additional information and registration, click here.

    May 7

  • Population Health Spotlight

    Understanding the Decline in U.S. Health with Steven Woolf, MD, MPH
    Director Emeritus of the Center on Society and Health at Virginia Commonwealth University

    May 8, 2019

    Nesbitt Conference Room 132, Nesbitt Hall
    33rd and Market Streets
    2 – 3:15pm

    For details and registration, click here.

    May 7

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    Food and the Brain Study

    FOOD AND THE BRAIN RESEARCH STUDY

    Research Objective

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

    Who is eligible?

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

    What is involved?

    For participating in the study, you will be eligible for:

    • Exposure to fNIRS technology
    • Free food

    Study Visits and Compensation

    The study consists of a total of two, 1.5-hour visits at Drexel University, each on a separate day.

    $30 compensation ($15 each visit)

    If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact:

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

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

    May 7

  • Carol Okupniak, DNP, assistant clinical professor and nurse of 29 years

    Nurses' Week Celebration

    What  influenced you to become a nurse? We asked CNHP faculty to see who or what inspired them to go into nursing.

    "It was the experience of giving birth that made me want to become a nurse. I received such outstanding care from my nurses during the birth of my daughter. I looked at these nurses and told myself, "I want to do that." I lived my dream, spending my clinical career helping women during one of the most important days of their lives - the day they welcomed a new life into the world." Carol Okupniak, DNP, assistant clinical professor and nurse for 29 years. #nursesweek

    May 6

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    Macy Monday Nurses Week Edition

    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.

    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. This is the Nurses' Week edition.

    Meet Keyanna Bynum. She is an undergraduate co-op nursing student who has made a name for herself having received an NIH NINR Research Supplement to promote diversity in health related research under the mentoship of Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD.

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

    May 6

  • Photo of Nurses' Week cake

    Happy Nurses' Week

    A career in nursing, of course, is demanding, but if you look at our students, our faculty and professional staff and our alumni, you will see those who have found great reward in the challenges they face everyday.

    It's Nurses' Week.

    This week, look for Daily Dose and social media posts featuring our CNHP family. Use #nursesweek to share your stories of people who inspired you to forge ahead when you felt like giving up.

    Be sure to follow us on:

    May 6

  • Deeptha Sukumar

    New Journal Publication

    Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was a co-author for the following peer-reviewed publication focusing on vitamin D supplementation and cognitive function in older women.

    It was published in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences: Castle M, Fiedler N, Pop LC, Schneider SJ, Schlussel Y, Sukumar D, Hao L ,Shapses SA. "Three Doses of Vitamin D and Cognitive Outcomes in Older Women: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial." J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 Feb 14.

    May 3

  • Travel Subsidy Awarded to Nutrition Students

    Rosemary (Rose) DeLuccia and May Cheung, PhD candidates in the Department of Nutrition Sciences working with Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, were each awarded the Teck-Kah Lim Graduate Student Domestic Travel Subsidy Award for $200 dollars from the Drexel Graduate Student Association.

    This award will be used to attend the American Society for Nutrition Conference: "Nutrition 2019," being held from June 8 to 11, in Baltimore, Maryland.

    DeLuccia will be presenting her research, entitled, "Calcium to Magnesium Ratio Higher than Optimal Across Age Groups' and May will be presenting hers, entitled, "The Relationship between Serum Ionized Magnesium Concentrations and Diastolic Blood Pressure in Overweight and Obese Adults.

    Congratulations to you both!

    May 3

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

    New Publication from the Dean

    The Dean’s newest publication entitled "Housing Matters as We Age" appears on page 34 of April's Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporation PACDC  magazine.

    May 2

  • Online Learning Council

    • Thursday, May 2
    • 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Grand Hall North in the Creese Student Center

    Town Hall III: Research and Project Presentations is a traditional scholarly session that gives presenters 20 minutes, plus a 10-minute Q&A, to discuss their research on online learning, educational technology and anything in between.

    This week’s Online Learning Council event features two CNHP faculty:

    • Jane Ryan Greene will present on “Teaching Globally: Global Classrooms – Global Connectivity.”
    • Joanne Farley Serembus will present on “Measuring Student Engagement and Outcomes of Online MSN Students Using Course Analytics.”

    Click here or visit the INSPIRE website to register for the event. The event will also be live streamed. Please register for details.

    May 2

  • CAT Student Presented Senior Project - Violence Against Women

    Violence Against Women: Our Politics, Our Campus, Our Bodies

    This panel discussion was conducted by incoming Fall 2019 DMTC student, Kylie McCartney. The panel featured Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling Program Director, Christina Devereaux, PhD, Pennsylvania State Representative, Donna Bullock, and Drexel's women's and gender studies lecturer, Jacqueline Sadashige.

    "In recent months, women’s bodies’ have been at the forefront of the news, media, and politics for reasons that have too long been swept under the rug—violence and sexual assault. Inspired by social media movements like #MeToo, this rise in awareness has made me realize that it is not enough to just talk about it on social media, but we need to bring this conversation into our everyday lives, especially on college campuses. For my senior project, I am planning a panel discussion and reception about how the impacts of violence against women manifests in the body and how we can help women who have been victims of assault with hopes of providing a safe space for meaningful conversation and solutions to the problem."

    May 2

  • Jennifer Nasser

    Professor and Doctor Candidates Published Manuscript

    Jennifer Nasser, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, recently published a manuscript that suggests the rewarding properties of chocolate are related to its sugar content.

    She published this paper with one of her colleagues, and two of her PhD candidates, Eram Albajri and Lisa Lanza. This study reproduces the results published earlier by Nasser and associates in 2011.

    May 1

  • CHOP Celiac Education Day 2019

    Several Department of Nutrition Sciences students volunteered at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) 14th Annual Celiac Education Day on March 31, 2019. This is a fun event that brought together over 400 children with celiac disease and their caregivers.

    Volunteers helped with checking in attendees, assisted with the children’s activity room and helped gluten-free vendors provide product samples. Kara Feigenbaum, RDN, LDN, CDE, a pediatric outpatient dietitian at CHOP, has counted on our Nutrition Sciences students to help her for the last five years.

    This year, the following students volunteered: Rebecca Sheplock, Christina Gian, Ana Veloso, Jillian Grossman and Natalia Lopez.

    May 1