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  • Roberta Perry, assistant director of marketing and communications

    Staff member presents at conference

    Roberta Perry, CNHP's assistant director of marketing and communications, presented at the Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association annual international confrence in October.

    An advocate for robust mental health care and building solid relationships with clinicians, Perry took the opportunity to facilitate four roundtable discussions about these topics. More than 500 survivors, doctors, caregivers and researchers attended more than 150 panels, presentations and roundtables to learn about the latest in immunotherapy and molecular-targeted therapies, hormone replacement management, standards of treatments and updated guidelines, surgery and radioactive iodine treatments and survivorshi.

    A takeaway from one of her roundtables on mental health challenges with a cancer diagnosis includes letting endocrinologists know mental health practitioners should be as much a care team member as the surgeon. Too many of us suffer unnecessarily.

    October 31

  • Veronica Carey, PhD, associate clinical professor and chair of the Academy for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, in Cario

    Faculty Member and Chair of Association Travels to Cairo

    Veronica Carey, PhD, CPRP, associate clinical professor and chair of the Academy for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, traveled to Cairo, Egypt in October, by invitation, for an initial discussion of how to incorporate psychiatric rehabilitation into the current Cairo behavioral health system.

    Participants were engaged in both certified psychiatric rehabilitation and child and family resiliency orientations to address client rehabilitative needs for services across the lifespan. Participants included psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, creative arts therapists and counselors, just to offer an illustration for the range of commitment to the education of psychiatric rehabilitation across disciplines. It should not be lost the ten participants in the trainings were making history for participation, education and continued planning.

    Thank you to Dr. Mohammad Elshami and Dr. Manal Elewah for the invitation and generation of the educational opportunities.

    Congratulations to the participants for making history in Egypt!

    October 31

  • Presentation: Latest Features in NVivo

    • Wednesday, Nov 06, 2019.
    • Three Parkway, Room TBD
    • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Zoom link will be emailed after registration.

    Chris Danforth from QSR International will be giving a presentation on the latest features in NVivo and review Transcription for individual use, and more:

    • Literature Review: Efficiently organize and tag literature, easily keep track of critical quotes, and track ideas across many articles
    • Coding: Code your literature, interviews, surveys, and any other data you may collect in a single, convenient location and analyze all your data for multiple articles in one NVivo project
    • Analyzing Data: Using queries to uncover potential themes, understand words in context, and explore relationships
    • Findings: Gather together all your research findings in a single location, making it easy to link your literature and your data, and to easily find quotes to illustrate themes
    • Publish: With all your data organized and analyzed in an NVivo project, writing happens quickly and easily. Generate rich visualizations in NVivo, which can be exported and included in an article or presentation

    This would be a great opportunity to meet with one of the product experts and see how NVivo can be used in your work.

    NVivo 12 is available to all Drexel students, staff and faculty. Click Here to get your copy. For any additional questions about this event, email or click here to register.

    October 31

  • Ellen Bass, PhD

    Career Day Panel

    Ellen Bass, PhD, professor and chair of Health Systems and Sciences Research, participated in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's Student Career Day.

    She was one of the panelists as part of the "Diversity and Inclusion in Professional Development" session. The panel addressed the current state of inclusive practices. Also as the burden of clarifying and discussing diverse initiatives falls heavily upon individuals who identify as diverse themselves, the panel discussed strategies to make workplaces more inclusive and to include those not currently engaged.

    October 31

  • Alison Tang, Vanshi Singh and Caroline McDonald

    Boo at the Zoo

    Several members of Drexel University's Student Nurses Association (DUSNA) recently volunteered at the Philadelphia Zoo's Boo at the Zoo event. The students braved the cool, misty weather to hand out candy to the zoo's trick or treaters. Pictured are sophomore BSN students Alison Tang, Vanshi Singh and Caroline McDonald.

    October 30

  • CNHP Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing  Seated: Theresa Campo, DNP, Bill Lorman, PhD, Linda Wilson, PhD  Standing: Anthony Angelow, PhD, Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, Al Rundio, PhD, Kym Montgomery, DNP, Roberta Waite, EdD

    New Fellow Celebrated

    Bill Lorman, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in Advanced Practice Nursing, was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing on Saturday October 26, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    Induction into the Academy is considered one of nursing's highest honors as it recognizes their incredible achievements. Dr. Lorman joins several other nursing faculty members at CNHP who have also received this prestigious award.

    Congratulations Dr. Lorman!

    October 30

  • Anna Pohuly, Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, Justine Sefcik (post doc), Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, and Peter Lewin, PhD

    Doctoral Nursing at the NightinGala

    Drexel faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars attended the 2019 Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Annual NightinGala on October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. The NightinGala is a celebration and support of nursing scientists and research in the nursing profession.

    October 28

  • Deborah Clegg, PhD, associate dean for research, with the students taking the HSAD 319 course

    New ADR Speaks to Aspiring HSAD Health Professionals

    Deborah Clegg, PhD, associate dean of research, spoke to a class of aspiring health professionals in the Women and the Health Professions course (HSAD 319). This course explores women's early and controversial roles as healthcare providers, the influences of the government and church on women and key contributions by women in the health professions.

    Clegg outlined key points in her own career path and her current research interests. HSAD 319 is offered each year in both in-residence and online formats. Both formats include presentations from women who work in a variety of roles within the health professions.

    October 28

  • Nyree Dardarian on Good Day Fox 29

    On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Nyree Dardarian, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD, FAND, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Center for Nutrition & Performance was invited on Good Day Fox 29 to discuss the Beverage Hydration Index, a tool to measure the hydration capability of fluids, recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Click here to view the segment.

    October 25

  • The Changing Face of Private Club Fitness

    Nyree Dardarian, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD, FAND, assistant clinical professor and director, Center for Nutrition & Performance, was a speaker at the workshop, The Changing Face of Private Club Fitness, through the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) and the Club Spa and Fitness Association (CSFA) at The Merion Cricket Club. Topics included the importance of nutrition in fitness training and programming and linking fitness to culinary programs in the private club setting.

    October 24

  • Sharon Nichols CRNP, CNHP undergraduate adjunct nursing faculty

    Undergraduate Adjunct Nursing Faculty Wins Research Award

    Sharon Nichols, CRNP, and undergraduate adjunct nursing faculty member, and her team at Chester Crozier Medical Center presented a poster at the Sixth Annual Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Research Conference in Harrisburg, PA. Their poster presentation "Venous thromboembolism following penetrating injury to the femoral and popliteal arteries: An opportunity to improve prevention" won first place.

    The team work for over a year collecting and analyzing data. Nichols is also currently a doctoral student at Drexel University.


    October 24

  • Beth Leonberg

    3rd Edition Pocket Guide Published

    Beth Leonberg, Department of Nutrition Sciences assistant clinical professor and director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, had the third edition of her Pocket Guide to Pediatric Nutrition Assessment published.

    October 24

  • Task Force Dragon - 2019 Fall Drive

    Task Force Dragon (Drexel Army ROTC) is accepting donations to support the 2019 Fall Drive.

    All donations will be delivered by cadets, in-person, to the Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence. Donation boxes are set up on the tenth and sixth floors. Donations will be picked up on October 31.

    October 24

  • AgeWell Collaboratory Lunch and Learn

    • October 25, 2019
    • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway, Room 612A

    Join us to meet the student network and discuss what opportunities Drexel offers in aging. We will share our calendar of upcoming events.

    We hope to have an intimate conversation with those who share the interest of aging.

    Pizza will be served!

    Click here to RSVP.

    October 24

  • CNP Team and The Study Chefs

    Menus for Sports Performance Debut at The Study Hotel

    The Center for Nutrition & Performance (CNP) team, Nyree Dardarian, Andrea Irvine and Kellsey Frank, collaboratively created athlete-specific menu items, with the influence of the Department of Food and Hospitality Management and the chefs at The Co-op Restaurant located in The Study Hotel.

    The menu offers squash-themed pre-game, recovery and carbohydrate loading options such as "The Cross Court," a granola parfait with tart cherry jam and local honey. The menu will be offered throughout the month of October to celebrate the U.S. Open, hosted by Drexel University. The meals developed by Dardarian and her team use fresh, local ingredients to maximize the macronutrient and micronutrient profiles of ordinary foods to make them extraordinary.

    October 23

  • Nyree Dardarian presenting the Journey of a Dragon Gel

    The Journey of the Dragon Gel

    On Thursday, September 11, 2019, Nyree Dardarian, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD, FAND, assistant clinical professor and director, Center for Nutrition & Performance, was invited to present "The Journey of the Dragon Gel." She discussed its creation and use in collegiate athletics at The Big Natural Conference, National Harbor, MD. This conference was hosted by the National Products Association, the oldest and largest non-profit representing natural product creators and retailers.

    October 23

  • Cooking in the UK Flyer

    International Experience Opportunity: Sports Nutrition and Performance Cooking in the United Kingdom

    Nyree Dardarian, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD, FAND, assistant clinical professor and director, Center for Nutrition & Performance, expands the collaboration efforts and global experiences of Drexel students and professionals in the field of sports nutrition through a unique hands-on international program. The program will be held in the United Kingdom, from December 11 through December 16, 2019. Space is limited to 5 students and 5 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. The program was created in collaboration with professional chefs of the English Premier League, offering educational modules to effectively combine sports nutrition and culinary sciences, while exploring the sites and culture of the United Kingdom.

    Please email for more information.

    October 21

  • Kate Myers-Coffman, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Awarded Research Grant

    Katherine Myers-Coffman, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow in Creative Arts Therapies, received the 2019 Arthur Flagler Fultz Award given by the American Music Therapy Association. Myers-Coffman is being awarded $20,000 to conduct her research study entitled, "Community-Based Implementation of the Resilience Songwriting Program for Adolescent Bereavement – A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study." Co-Investigators include Joke Bradt, PhD, professor and director of Drexel's PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies, and Guy Diamond, PhD, associate professor and director of Drexel's Center for Family Intervention Science.

    October 21

  • CLASS Spring Calendar Image

    CLASS Workshop: Test Preparation

    CLASS Workshop: Finding Your Study Style Upcoming Dates

    • October 28, 2019
    • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    • CLASS Center City
      New College Building suite 1602 (1st floor)
      245 N. 15th Street
    • October 28, 2019
    • 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
    • Online
    • November 6, 2019
    • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Hagerty Library, Dragons' Learning Den
      3300 Market  St.

    Effective test preparation has many components, including organization, time management, study skills, and information retention. Join the Peer Academic Coaches at the Center for Learning and Academic Success Services in Center City for a workshop that will give you new strategies and build your confidence in test preparation

    Join the Peer Academic Coaches at the Center for Learning and Academic Success Servicesfor a workshop that will give you new strategies and build your confidence in test preparation.

    Workshops will take place in the Center City CLASS office, online and at the Hagerty Library. Click here for dates, times and locations and to RSVP in advance.

    October 21

  • Pam McGee

    Congratulations, Dr. Pamela McGee!

    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Pamela L. McGee of the RN to BSN Nursing Department. Dr. McGee successfully defended her dissertation at Wilmington University on October 16, 2019. The title of her dissertations is "The relationship among faculty to faculty incivility and job satisfaction or intent to leave in nursing programs in the United States."

    October 18

  • Stella Volpe

    Faculty Member Gave Three Presentations in Sao Paolo, Brazil

    Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences, gave three presentations in Sao Paulo, Brazil. All were invited presentations, and one was an unopposed presentation. These presentations were given at the 42nd International Symposium on Sport Sciences, October 3 through October 5, 2019. Her presentations were entitled:

    "How to Promote Global Physical Activity" (presented in a forum)
    "School-based Obesity Prevention Programs"
    "Prevention of Diabetes and Obesity throughout the Lifespan" (unopposed sesiĆ³n)

    In addition, Volpe was selected to receive an Honorary Member Award from CELAFISCS (Centro de Estudos do Laboratorio de Aptidao Fiscica de Sao Caetano do Sul), Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 3, 2019 at the Opening Ceremonies of the conference. CELFASICS hosted the 42nd International Symposium.

    October 17

  • Jon Deutsch

    President's Coin

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor of Food and Hospitality Management was awarded the President's Coin by former board chair and former Interim President Charles "Chuck" Pennoni on October 15, 2019 at a reception at an event called Waste(d) Efforts, a joint project of the Pennoni Honors College and the Academy of Natural Sciences. "The Drexel University President's Coin is presented to dignitaries, benefactors and friends of Drexel who support the University's mission to serve our students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities and community initiatives."

    October 16

  • Patti Zuzelo

    Faculty Published in New Textbook

    Patti Zuzelo, EdD, clinical professor in the Advanced Practice Nursing DNP program, recently published three chapters in a textbook, Advanced Practice Nursing - Essential Knowledge for the Profession. Zuzelo collaborated with nationally-recognized experts in the field of advanced practice nursing to highlight her solid experience and expertise.

    October 15

  • Exterior front entrance of Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services

    11th Street Serving as Demonstration Site

    Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services, because of its reputation and excellence in patience-centered, nurse-led care, is one of eight organizations chosen to participate in Advancing Integrated Models.

    This intent of this multi-site demonstration is to promote innovation in improving care for adults and children with complex health and social needs. To read more about the AIM initiative undertaken by the Center for Health Care Strategies and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, click here.

    October 10

  • Roberta Waite

    Professor Tapped for Expanded Role

    Dean Gitlin is taking our committment to community-centered health and wellness and all the learning opportunities it affords the College by selecting Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS, ANEF, FAAN, as the new associate dean of Community-Centered Health and Wellness and Academic Integration.

    Read more about her new role and responsibilities here.

    October 10

  • Stella Volpe

    Department Chair Delivers Local Lectures

    Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, recently gave several local lectures.

    Volpe presented “Nutrition for Field Hockey Players” to the Ursinus College varsity field hockey team. She was a panelist on the Drexel Graduate Student Success Panel at student orientation.

    Additionally, she presented “Aging Well through Good Nutrition and Movement” at the Ralston Center in Philadelphia.

    In addition to these presentations, she taught basic exercise physiology to the sports medicine fellows, physicians and medical students at Drexel College of Medicine.

    October 10

  • Nighttime exterior photo of Hahnemann Hospital

    New Series Discusses Disruption in Healthcare

    The Closing of Hahnemann Hospital: Disruption, Loss and Opportunities

    • October 16, 2019
    • 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway
    • 10th Floor, Room 1043

    Join us for a panel discussion and question-and-answer session. Welcome and introduction by College of Nursing and Health Professions Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, and moderated by Stephen Gambescia, PhD, MBA, clinical professor, Health Services Administration.

    Presenters will include:

    • Steven J. Peitzman, MD, FACP
      Professor of Medicine and Office of Educational Affairs
      Drexel University College of Medicine

    • Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD, MPP
      Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

    • Tarik S. Khan, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
      Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

    • Maria Gonzalez
      President & CEO

    • Charles B. Cairns, MD
      Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs
      Drexel University College of Medicine

    Closing remarks

    • Mike Howley, PhD, PA-C
      Clinical Professor
      Drexel University LeBow College of Business

    Register Now. Seating is limited, but will be available via live webcast.

    October 10

  • Rosemary Trout, DHSc, Assistant Clinical Professor and Program Director, Culinary Arts & Food Science

    Faculty featured of Four Levels

    Rose Trout, DHSc, assistant clinical professor and program director of Culinary Arts and Food Science, is one of the featured food scientists on's "Four Levels" series. There are over 70 million views between all seven episodes in which she appears. The series is filmed in New York for Conde Naste.

    October 9

  • CNHP's logo on yellow scrubs with stethoscope

    Outstanding NCLEX Pass Rate

    CNHP’s NCLEX pass rate is 96.46 percent for those first time takers who took the exam between September and June.

    Congratulations to the nursing faculty for their committment to students and the program and to the undergraduate professional staff for you dedication to excellence.

    This is an incredible accomplishment as it is significantly higher than the PA State Board of Nursing state rate of 91.615.

    October 9

  • Group of students from Nurse Anesthesia Professional Development Career Day

    Nurse Anesthesia Professional Development Career Day

    Students from the Nurse Anesthesia program participated in the Fifth Annual Nurse Anesthesia Professional Development Career Day on Monday, October 8.

    Students started the day attending presentations on transitioning into practice after graduation and how to negotiate employment contracts. During the break-out sessions, students visited with recruiters from area hospitals and anesthesia companies. Students are preparing to graduate in June and then will sit for the National Certification Examination to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).

    October 9

  • 2019 Walk to End Alzheimers

    2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's 

    The AgeWell Collaboratory Student Network plans to participate in the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's. Click here to join our team.

    The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.

    • Sunday November 10, 2019
    • 9:00 a.m.
    • Citizens Bank Park
      1 Citizens Bank Way
      Philadelphia, PA 19148

    October 9

  • Monthly Nutrition Sciences Seminar Series

    “Bone and Body Composition in Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes”

    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    • 1:00 pm
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 639


    • Joseph Kindler, PhD
      Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      Roberts Center for Pediatric Research

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

    October 9

  • CLASS Spring Calendar Image

    CLASS Workshop: Finding Your Study Style

    CLASS Workshop: Finding Your Study Style Upcoming Dates

    • October 15, 2019
    • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    • CLASS Center City
      New College Building suite 1602 (1st floor)
      245 N. 15th Street
    • October 15, 2019
    • 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
    • Online
    • October 23, 2019
    • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Hagerty Library, Dragons' Learning Den
      3300 Market  St.

    Are you interested in learning about different ways that you can master the information you need for your classes? Have you heard about 'learning styles' and want to learn more?

    Join the Peer Academic Coaches at the CLASS as they bust some myths about learning styles and teach you some new ways to approach your learning.

    Workshops will take place in the Center City CLASS office, online and at the Hagerty Library. Click here for dates, times and locations and to RSVP in advance.

    October 7

  • Tuesday Topic graphic

    Tuesday Topics: Social Justice in a Global Context

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 639 or via live webcast

    The College of Nursing and Health Professions has a mission of reducing health disparities both locally and globally. Consistent with the University's mission of global engagement, CNHP has developed opportunities for students and faculty to engage with communities around the world. This presentation will focus on social justice in a global context and how faculty infuse social justice in these international immersion experiences. Finally, the benefits of global educational experiences will be discussed.


    • Ebony White, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
      Assistant Clinical Professor, Counseling and Family Therapy

    All are welcome.

    Click here to register.

    October 7

  • Meditation graphic

    Meditation at Three Parkway Room Change

    Meditation at CNHP Room Change for October 9

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

    *Note: October 9 will be meeting in room 760 at 12:30 p.m.

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

    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.

    October 7

  • Blue Dragon Logo

    Dragon Development

    Basic Web Financials: Basic Web*Finance Navigation

    October 15, 2019
    2:00–3:00 p.m.
    Three Parkway, Room 1043

    Part of the Dragon Development: Administrative Essentials Certificate. Basic Web Financials: Basic Web*Finance Navigation is a course designed to assist new users or those would like a refresher on best practices for using Web*Financials. The hour-long course covers vocabulary, navigation, tips/tricks, and application.

    To register, please visit Career Pathway in the Employee tab of Drexel One.

    October 7

  • Graduate Project Posters accepted at PA Society

    The Physician Assistant Department received notification that 18 of their student graduate project posters have been accepted for presentation at the state PA society conference to be held in Lancaster, PA on October 23-25. Additionally, James Lee PA-S, will present his poster at the Pennsylvania Pain Conference in Harrisburg.

    Congratulations to the following PA students presenting at PSPA:

    • Akiko Rockers
    • Alazar Fedlu
    • Kara Golya
    • Delphine Nantermet
    • Alfayo Michira
    • Iana Harris
    • Melissa Jimenez
    • Devon Mazzanti
    • Raju Shrestha
    • Rebecca Baldwin
    • Joe Carroll
    • Jackie Thieman
    • Amelia Porretta
    • Jiyean Yoo
    • Nick Latham
    • Patrick Keenan
    • Alyssa Palio
    • Dailey Doss

    October 3

  • Immigration Panel

    Latinos for a United Campus and the Student Center for Diversity & Inclusion present: A Panel and Photo Gallery.

    • October 7, 2019
    • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Behrakis South Hall

    The Panel will be discussing immigration and how individuals embrace their cultural roots. Click here for more information.

    October 3

  • Chalice Jenkins, PhD, LPC

    Faculty Guest Lecturer

    Chalice C. Rhodes, PhD, director of Behavioral Health Counseling and assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy Department, gave a  lecture to CNHP Health Administration students in the Women in Health Professions course.

    She will share her role as healthcare provider and her contributions to the healthcare profession.

    October 2

  • Chalice Jenkins, PhD, LPC

    Faculty Guest Lecturer

    Chalice C. Rhodes, PhD, director of Behavioral Health Counseling and assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy Department, presented a lecture to CNHP physician assistant students in the Patient Communication course. Students learned how to build relationships with patients through the use of motivational interviewing skills.

    October 1

  • Framing Cuisine with Food Loss and Waste as a Combined Nutrition Public Health Priority and Climate Change Mitigation Action

    This article proposes that fortifying honored traditional recipes with natural foods in tandem with preventing food loss and waste adds a new dimension to sustainable food management—nutrient recovery and bioavailability—while reducing the global prevalence of anemia and other diet-induced maladies. Using the complementarity of iron and Vitamin C as an example, this paper demonstrates that we can recover bioavailable nutrients to ensure recovery is efficient.

    Authors Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management, Thomas O'Donnell, PhD, Department of Engagements for the Common Good, Cabrini University, and Solomon Katz, PhD, Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, show by example that returning food loss and waste into a healthy food environment can meet the daily and monthly needs of iron-deficiency in substantial portions of the populations with significant need and in all countries. Further, maximizing the availability of key nutrients, like iron, will reduce the stress of animal husbandry on the environment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and thereby, reduce agriculture impacts to climate change and global warming.

    Considering the quality, quantity, and convenience of food recovery, from farm—and beyond fork—to gut, is key for global policy development in nutrition public health and actions that are ready to implement today.

    October 1

  • Culinary Scientists Collaborating with City Health Department and Manufacturers to Improve Public Health: A Case from Philadelphia’s Sodium Reduction in Communities Program

    Philadelphia has high rates of chronic disease, including hypertension and diabetes, which can be mitigated through reduction of dietary sodium intake. To address this, the City of Philadelphia instituted nutrition standards to reduce sodium in meals served by city departments. Noting some compliant foods were hard to find, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) partnered with the Drexel Food Lab (DFL) to reformulate popular foods to contain less sodium.

    This paper details the process of sodium reduction in a Philadelphia staple, the hoagie roll, and shares the success of its implementation in over 1.6 million rolls purchased annually by the public school system.

    October 1

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