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  • Mental Health in a time of COVID-19
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    Kimberly Garcia, DNP, director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track and assistant clinical professor at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions.

    Mental Health in a time of COVID-19

    In a new episode of the Bedside Matters podcast, host Maryann Godshall, PhD, an associate clinical professor in undergraduate nursing, talks to Kimberly Garcia, DNP, an assistant clinical professor and director of CNHP's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program.

    This podcast discusses issues from the bedside that matter in nursing and this particular episode discusses the psychological implications of surviving social distancing and isolation for the general public and healthcare professionals.

    April 30

  • Chalice C. Rhodes, PhD, LPC

    Licensed Professional Counselor's Regional Live Virtual Presentation 

    Join Chalice Rhodes, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department, at this year’s virtual Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia’s annual regional conference and convention. She will present an interactive live Zoom presentation on Trauma, Addiction, and Motivational Interviewing on May 8, 2020.

    For more information, click here.

    April 30

  • Happy Ramadan graphic

    Happy Ramadan

    This holy month, being celebrated by Muslims worldwide, began on April 24. To read more about Ramadan and how it may be different during this health crisis, click here.

    April 29

  • Rosemary Trout DHSc, Director, Culinary Arts and Food Science Program and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Food and Hospitality Management

    CNHP New Web Series Launched Spotlighting Faculty Expertise

    The "Learn From Home" web series is a collaborative effort among academic departments and offices at the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP). This series highlights the many expertise of our CNHP faculty. Each video handles a different topic while in quarantine and are a way to educate and grow together while safe in our homes.

    Topics will range from safety measures we should take during COVID-19 to exercise and mental health checks.

    Watch Rosemary Trout, DHSc, teach us how to make yogurt in our own kitchens.

    April 29

  • CNHP Heroes of COVID-19 graphic

    COVID-19 Community Testing Starts at 11th Street TODAY

    COVID-19 community testing starts TODAY. This is open to everyone regardless of where you live or if you have symptoms.

    Drive-by testing location:

    • Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services
    • 850 North 11th Street

    You must call 267-809-2511 to register for testing.

    April 28

  • EAT RIGHT PHILLY graphic for #MyHealthyChoice campaign

    Choose a Healthier You with EAT RIGHT PHILLY

    Drexel’s EAT RIGHT PHILLY team is used to being in the classroom working with children, and in community centers working with adults, across the city to choose and prepare healthful foods and maintain physically active lives. Because schools are closed and programming has been halted, we are working on other ways to reach our participants. We are making videos, putting our curricula online, and working on other projects to help support our participants.

    Our team is collaborating with our EAT RIGHT PHILLY partners at the School District of Philadelphia to encourage everyone to Choose a Healthier You with Eat Right Philly! During this time at home, we invite you to join us in making healthy choices that, over time, can lead to a healthier life.

    Share your healthy choices with us on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MyHealthyChoice and #CNHP and tag @eatrightphl_sdp, @NutrEd4Philly and @DrexelCNHP.

    Help us encourage others to make healthy choices!

    April 27

  • Roberta Waite

    Waite Selected for Governor Wolf's Trauma-Informed Think Tank

    Roberta Waite, EdD, was selected as a member for Governor Wolf's Trauma-Informed Think Tank which is charged with setting guidelines and benchmarks for trauma informed care across Pennsylvania.

    The Office of Advocacy and Reform was looking for ten cutting-edge thinkers and practitioners in the field of trauma, and how the brain heals from its effects, to form a think tank. This volunteer group will focus exclusively on setting guidelines and benchmarks for trauma-informed care across the commonwealth. The office called for leading experts in the fields of psychology, neurology/neurobiology, medicine, public health, education, social work, domestic violence, mindfulness, and substance use disorder/addiction to submit materials. After the interview process, Waite was selected to join this group of ten.

    Congratulations, Dr. Waite!

    April 27

  • Shaping Teaching & Learning to Address a Global Health Crisis: COVID-19 and Global Health

    • AAC&U Faculty Friday Webinars
    • Friday, May 1, 2020
    • Livestreaming at 2 p.m. EST

    Join AAC&U for a conversation with four leading global health academic and professional trailblazers, as they:

    • Distill some bright moments in global health education from the massive changes that have transpired over the past months.
    • Reflect on some of the less tangible losses to global health education – as fear and isolationism take hold of collective psyches and as many of the opportunities for deeper intercultural connections are curtailed and may be hindered over time.
    • Discuss some of the short term and more lasting implications of the pandemic on global health and higher education.

    AAC&U welcomes participants to this free ‘happy hour’ session. Bring your questions, your own institutional global health highlights and challenges, and your insights into the ways in which COVID-19 will impact global health education to come.

     

    Register Here

    April 27

  • Katherine Myers-Coffman, PhD, MT-BC is a alumna and postdoctoral research fellow in the Creative Arts department

    Experiences in Coordinating Multi-Site Clinical Trials

    • Thursday, May 7, 2020
    • 1:00  –  2:00 p.m.
    • Via Live Zoom

    Coordinating multi-site clinical trials involves many tasks that require strong communication, time management, and organizational skills. Duties can include developing training manuals for various study roles, training personnel, managing NIH and IRB reporting, leading team meetings, completing quality assurance monitoring, mentorship and supervision, understanding and working with the infrastructures and systems involved with each site, and more. In this presentation, I will share challenges, facilitators, and opportunities I’ve experienced related to this role and open discussion for questions attendees may have regarding upcoming or current studies.

    Presenter

    Katherine Myers-Coffman, PhD

    Katherine Myers-Coffman is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Creative Arts Therapies department and a board-certified music therapist. She completed her doctoral studies at Drexel and works in Joke Bradt, PhD’s Music, Creativity, and Wellness Lab as study coordinator of the Pain Management Support Study for Patients with Advanced Cancer (R01). Her clinical work and research focus on developing and evaluating strength-based music therapy interventions for youth who have experienced trauma and loss.

    Register here

    What are Post Doc Discussions? College of Nursing and Health Professions, Office of Innovation, Discovery and Research present Post Doc Discussions, public presentations on issues of interest to researchers and health professionals.

    Visit the CNHP YouTube Channel for past Post-Doc Discussions.

    April 27

  • Scott Horowitz

    Music Therapy Faculty Featured in National Article

    Scott Horowitz , MA, a clinical instructor and director of field education, was interviewed for a piece on Fatherly regarding how parents can use music at home with their kids during pandemic.

    April 24

  • CNHP physician assistant student Annie Vu

    PA Student Wins Scholarship

    Annie Vu, a clinical-year PA student, has been selected as a second-year recipient of the Frank M. Doyle scholarship from the Doyle Foundation.

    Congratulations Annie!

    April 24

  • School of Public Health Seek Survey Takers

    School of Public Health researchers are seeking assistance in sharing the attached announcement with their COVID-19-related study survey. 

    Coping with COVID-19 and Living in the Philadelphia Area

    In these difficult times, when everyone's lives are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you can do something important for your family, friends, neighbors and community. Please take time to participate in our survey of the impacts of COVID-19. We need reliable information on the impact on work and health (physical and mental health) to effectively assess the needs of communities and support them better. We all have shown great solidarity toward one another and we hope that this extends to taking part in this study. Thank you for helping us help you! Do not hesitate to share this survey link with your friends, family and colleagues. Your responses will be kept confidential and anonymous.

    Please clink on the link the complete the survey.

    Thank you for helping us help you! Please share this survey link with your friends, family and colleagues.

    Igor Burstyn, PhD and Tran Huynh, PhD, CIH
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
    Dornsife School of Public Health

    April 24

  • Faculty and PhD Alumnus Publish Article

    "Influence of toilet access on antiretroviral adherence intention among pregnant and breastfeeding women who are HIV-positive and enrolled in Option B" was published by Health Care for Women International.

    Jerry John Nutor, PhD, a nursing PhD alumnus, published the article with CNHP's Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, assistant dean of Interprofessional and Collaborative Research and professor, Loretta S. Jemmott, PhD, vice president of Health and Health Equity and professor, and colleagues Jaime C. Slaughter-Acey, PhD, assistant professor in Epidemiology and Community Health at University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Shannon P. Marquez, PhD, dean of Columbia University Center for Undergraduate Global Engagment (UGE), and Florence Momplaisir, MD, assistant professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

    April 23

  • Postdoctoral Fellow's Article Published 

    Justine Sefcik, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow at the College, had a recent publication. "Heart rate of nursing home residents with advanced dementia and persistent vocalizations" was published in Health and Technology. In addition to Sefcik, colleagues include Mary Ersek, PhD, Joseph R. Libonati, Sasha C. Hartnett, Nancy Hodgson, PhD, and Pamela Z. Cacchione, PhD.

    April 22

  • CAT PhD Student Quoted Inquirer

    A PhD student in the Creative Arts Therapies department, Kathryn Snyder, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about using art to release emotions associated with our current circumstances.

    April 22

  • Clarissa Lacson, MA, a PhD a candidate in the Creative Arts Therapy Department

    New Publication by Music, Creativity and Wellness Lab

    A new article entitled, “Conducting Clinical Studies in Community Health Settings: Challenges and Opportunities for Music Therapists,” was published in the journal Music Therapy Perspectives. The manuscript was led by Clarissa Lacson, MA, a PhD a candidate in the Creative Arts Therapy Department, and co-authored by Katherine Myers-Coffman, PhD, a Creative Arts Therapies postdoctoral research fellow, Amy Kesslick, MA, a music therapist at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Services, Caitlin Krater, MS, a music therapist at Riley Hospital for Children, and Joke Bradt, PhD, and professor in the Creative Arts Therapies .

    The manuscript draws on practical experience gained through Bradt’s federally funded research on music therapy in chronic pain management at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Health Services, as well as through Myers-Coffman’s funded dissertation research on music therapy in adolescent bereavement.

    April 22

  • Trish Shewokis

    Faculty Co-authors a Manuscript of Using Sim for Assessment

    Trish Shewokis, PhD, a professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was a co-author of a manuscript that was published in Advances in Simulation entitled “Use of simulation as a needs assessment to develop a focused team leader training curriculum for resuscitation teams.” Its authors are Susan Coffey Zern, MD, William Marshall, BSN, Patricia Shewokis, PhD, and Michael Vest, DO.

    April 22

  • Sharrona Pearl, PhD

    Faculty Writes Review of Netflix Series

    Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the Health Administration department, authored an April 15 Lilith article reviewing the new Netflix miniseries “Unorthodox.”

    April 20

  • Improving Your Mood with Music

    Joke Bradt, PhD, professor, and Flossie Ierardi, director of Music Therapy and Counseling program, in the Creative Arts Therapies department, were quoted in an April 17 post on The Good Trade blog about the benefits of listening to music to improve mood and reduce stress, among others.

    April 20

  • Stephanie Ewing

    Faculty Addresses Filling Void of Human Touch during Pandemic

    Stephanie Krauthamer-Ewing, PhD, an assistant professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department, was quoted in an April 16 Philadelphia Inquirer story about missing human touch during the pandemic and coping methods to fill the void.

    April 20

  • Graphic for Disrupting Healthcare series of talks

    CNHP’s AgeWell Collaboratory and Disrupting Healthcare Series Present: Caring for Older Adults in the COVID-19 Pandemic–What We Know, What We Need to Do

    The Disrupting Healthcare series continues with this timely topic. Experts share their knowledge about the impact of COVID-19 on aging.

    • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    • 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Virtual via Zoom Only

    Join Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Profession’s AgeWell Collaboratory webinar to discuss how COVID-19 has disrupted our approach to caregiving; the strides we have made to combat ageism; daily life for older people aging at home and in facilities across the country; and the work of professionals in the aging network.

    Moderator

    • Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, Professor, Health Administration
      Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Panelists

    • Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, Dean and Distinguished University Professor
      Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

    • Christian Sell, PhD, Associate Professor
      Drexel University College of Medicine

    • RoseAnn DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, Assistant Dean, Interprofessional and Collaborative Research and Professor
      Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

    • Jennifer Olszewski, EdD, Chair, Accelerated Nursing program and Clinical Assistant Professor
      Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

    • Sarina Issenberg, LSW, CARES Director and Counselor
      Lutheran Settlement House

    • John Beilenson, MA, President
      Strategic Communications & Planning (SCP)

    This event aligns with Drexel University’s Age-friendly University initiative, which began in 2019.

    Register Now

    April 20

  • Brenda Douglass, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CDE, CTTS

    Faculty Comments on Vaping during COVID-19

    Brenda Douglass, DNP, associate clinical professor in graduate nursing, was quoted in an April 16 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the increased risk of more severe symptoms from COVID-19 for people who smoke and/or vape.

    April 17

  • Stella Volpe

    Faculty Discusses Diabetes Nutrition

    Stella Volpe, PhD, a professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was quoted in an April 10 Community Health article about diet and nutrition recommendations for those diagnosed with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. The article was picked up by the Olean Times Herald and several newspapers across the country.

    April 15

  • Creative Arts Therapies graduate student, Emily Wexler

    Free Online Art-making Course for Healthcare Workers Given by CAT Grad Student

    Emily Wexler, a graduate student in the Creative Arts Therapies department, is preparing an free online Mindfulness Art-making course for healthcare professionals. She and assistant clinical professor Michelle Rattigan, MA, ATR-BC, discuss the benefits to those working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in a NJ.com article.

    April 15

  • Nyree Dardarian

    Faculty Addresses Avoiding Harmful Diet Culture During Pandemic

    Nyree Dardarian, MS, an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was quoted in an April 13 WHYY.org story about how to make healthy choices and avoid harmful diet culture during the pandemic.

    April 15

  • POUND Fitness Workout -  Exercises with Music and Green Drum Sticks

    POUND Fitness Dates

    POUND Fitness Workouts

    Kym Montgomery, DNP, Senior Associate Dean of Nursing and Academic Affairs, is facilitating workouts for faculty and staff four days a week.  

    Schedule

    • Monday — POUND Express with Ab Workout
      4:00 p.m. for 30 minutes

    • Tuesday — POUND with Kymberlee Montgomery
      4:00 p.m. for 1 hour

    • Wednesday — Abs & Strength Training
      4:00 p.m. for 20 minutes

    • Thursday — POUND with Kymberlee Montgomery
      5:00 p.m. for 1 hour

    *Times subject to change due to meeting schedules.

    To sign up, please email Anna Pohuly. You will receive a calendar invitation with the Zoom link, and you will be notified if there is an adjustment to the schedule. 

    April 14

  • Meeting the Needs of Women and Families Impact by Opioid and Substance Use Disorders: Three Perspectives 

    • Thursday April 23
    • 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

    Please join us for a panel discussion examining how to meet the needs among women and families impacted by opioid use disorders and substance use disorders. Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Dean, will give the opening remarks followed by panelists who will discuss topics related to substance use treatment and services, families, and trauma-informed care.

    Panelists

    Christine Grella, PhD, is a professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP), Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, and director of ISAP. Her research focuses on the intersection of multiple service delivery systems, including substance abuse treatment, mental health, child welfare, health services, HIV services and criminal justice. Grella will be presenting on substance use treatment services among women and their families.

    Rikki Patton, PhD, MFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor,  is an associate professor at the University of Akron. Patton is the program director and clinical training director for the Doctoral Program and has provided service to the profession through advocacy and engagement at the state and national levels. Her research interests include the systemic understanding, prevention and intervention of substance abuse, especially among marginalized populations. Patton will be presenting on family therapy among women and their children impacted by substance use.

    Heather Katafiasz PhD, IMFT-S, AAMFT Approved Supervisor,  is an assistant Professor at the University of Akron. Her research is focused on further the systemic understanding of Intimate Partner Violence and its intersection with Substance Use. She provides service to the program as the program director and clinical training director for the master’s program. Katafiasz will be presenting on principles of trauma-informed care among families impacted by substance use.

    The presentation will conclude with a Q&A.

    Register here.

    April 14

  • Elease McLaurin, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Health Systems and Sciences Research department in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University.

    Beyond the Buzz: Understanding the Why’s and How’s of using Machine Learning Methods

    Machine learning methods are increasing being used to make data-driven discoveries in the health sciences. These methods enable researchers to identify patterns in large datasets and to model relationships between many variables. In this session, I will discuss the key analysis decisions that are made when using machine learning methods. I will also describe some of the more commonly used machine learning methods and provide examples of how they have been applied to analyze datasets from the healthcare domain.

    Presenter

    Elease McLaurin, PhD

    Elease McLaurin is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Health Systems and Sciences Research department in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. Her work in the field of human factors engineering has focused on identifying ways to improve patient health management once they leave the hospital or clinic environment. Her specific research interests include the development of data analysis tools to expand the methods available for understanding naturalistic decision making.

    Register here to get the Zoom Link and Passcode.

    What are Post Doc Discussions? College of Nursing and Health Professions, Office of Innovation, Discovery and Research present Post Doc Discussions, public presentations on issues of interest to researchers and health professionals.

    April 13

  • Marina S. Moses, DrPH, is an assistant teaching professor Health Administration department

    Faculty Participates in Mentoring Panel

    On Friday, April 10, Marina Moses, DrPH, a faculty member in the Health Administration Department and the director of the MHA, participated on a mentoring panel as part of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) National Public Health Week activities.

    During the webinar, Moses discussed the importance of adaptability. She described how a degree in Health Administration provides students with the unique opportunity to learn the business of healthcare. This background is vitally important in our world today and prepares students to enter careers in the government, nonprofit and private sectors.

    The event was sponsored by the APHA's Health Administration, Applied Public Health Statistics and Vision Care Sections.

    April 13

  • Maryann Godshall, PhD, CNE, CCRN, CPN is an associate clinical professor at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Faculty Hosts Bedside Matter Podcast

    Maryann Godshall, PhD, an associate clinical professor of Undergraduate Nursing at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, is the host of Bedside Matters podcast. This podcast discusses issues from the bedside that matter in nursing.

    She interviewed New York City ED nurse and former CNHP professor Brian Fasolka, PhD, RN, CEN, who discusses what it is like working during this pandemic in an episode entitled "On The Front Lines in a NYC Emergency Room during COVID-19."

    Click here to listen to the show and to read more information about Godshall's podcast.

    April 13

  • Jennifer Quinlan

    What Do Protein Powder Expiry Dates Mean?

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, a professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was quoted in an April 8 Women's Health story about what the expiration date on protein powder actually means.

    April 13

  • Coronavirus Campus Update graphic

    Drexel Updates on the Coronavirus

    Drexel University has developed a coronavirus website to house information about the coronavirus that applies to the overall Drexel community.

    Click here for the latest information.

    April 13

  • Meditation graphic

    Virtual Meditation at CNHP

    Mindfulness Meditation at CNHP for Beginners through Experts

    “With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment." - Thich Nhat Hanh

    Join us at meditation every Wednesday in Three Parkway. Open to faculty, staff and students.

    • Wednesdays
    • 12:30 p.m.
    • Zoom Meeting https://drexel.zoom.us/j/516712660

    Meeting ID: 516 712 660
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    +14703812552,,516712660# US (Atlanta)
    +16465189805,,516712660# US (New York)

    There are very notable benefits from a meditation practice including reducing stress, promoting emotional health and reducing age-related memory loss. 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 become more mindful in your everyday 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.

    Bring a friend!

    April 13

  • Girija Kaimal

    Faculty Featured in Article about Coping with Anxiety Article

    Girija Kaimal, EdD, an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies department, was quoted in an April 7 The M Dash blog post about tips for coping with anxiety.

    April 13

  • Nyree Dardarian

    Faculty Featured in Article: Pre-workout Supplements and Alternatives

    Nyree Dardarian, an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was quoted in an April 8 POPSUGAR article about the pre-workout supplements and better alternatives for boosting a workout.

    April 13

  • Ebony White, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS

    Coping with Stress of Job Loss

    Ebony White, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy Department, was quoted in an April 7 Philadelphia Inquirer story about how to cope with the stress and anxiety of losing employment during the pandemic.

    April 13

  • Graphic of people sitting classroom style

    Social Distance Does Not Mean Social Isolation:We Are Here For You! Recording Now Available

    The Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and faculty from Counseling and Family Therapy organized and recorded a 30-minute Zoom check-in for students about mental health. They provided excellent resources and tips for handling our new situation.

    To read the story and watch the recording, click here.

     

     

    April 13

  • Manal Naseeb, PhD

    Naseeb Successfully Defends Dissertation

    Congratulations to Manal Naseeb who successfully defended her dissertation entitled Dietary Magnesium Intake in Relation to Fasting Blood Glucose and Insulin Concentrations and Body Mass Index in Middle School Students from the HEALTHY Study.

    Committee Members:  Stella L. Volpe, PhD (Chair), Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, and Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, Department of Nutrition Sciences; Michael L. Bruneau, Jr., PhD, and Sinclair A. Smith, ScD, (Chair) Department of Health Sciences; and Gary D. Foster, PhD, chief science officer at WW International (formerly Weight Watchers).

    Well done, Dr. Naseeb!

    April 12

  • Cheung Dissertation Defense Scheduled

    Please join the Department of Nutrition Sciences for the Dissertation Defense of May M. Cheung

    • May 19, 2020
    • 10:30 p.m.
    • Zoom Passcode: 341941

    The title of Cheung's dissertation is The Role of Magnesium and Vitamin D on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Overweight and Obese Adults.

    Committee Members: Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, (Chair), associate professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences; Stella L. Volpe, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences; Patricia Shewokis, PhD, professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences and School of Biomedical Engineering; Renee Amori, MD, St. Luke's University Health Network; and Harpreet Singh, PhD, Ohio State College of Medicine. 

    Join Zoom Meeting here.

     

    Meeting ID: 315 549 794

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    April 9

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

    NIA IMPACT Dissemination and Implementation Core Video Released

    In 2019, the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory was formed to build the nation’s capacity to conduct pragmatic clinical trials of interventions embedded within healthcare systems for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Core, lead by Dean Gitlin, focuses on implementing and disseminating dementia care interventions in the context of ePCTs and optimizing the potential for integrating the intervention into health care systems.

    In this video, Dean Gitlin discusses the significance of the NIA-funded program and role of dissemination and implementation.

    April 9

  • Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management

    How to Make Food Last in the Fridge

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Food and Hospitality Management department, lent his expertise in an article in Reader's Digest about organizing our refrigerators after coming home with the large grocery orders we tend to buy now during this period of social distancing.

    April 9

  • Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD

    Faculty Discusses Foods to Avoid with Family History of Cancer

    Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was quoted in an April 6 Eat This, Not That article about foods to avoid if you have a family history of cancer.

    April 8

  • Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in PhD program in creative arts therapies

    Faculty Featured in Fast Company

    Girija Kaimal, EdD, an associate professor in the Creative Arts THerapies department, was quoted in an April 7 Fast Company article about the benefits of art making and other therapeutic, creative activities, especially while social distancing during the pandemic.

    April 8

  • Last Call to Recognize Drexel's Outstanding Graduate Students

    The Graduate College and Graduate Student Excellence Awards Committee invite the Drexel community to nominate graduate students for graduate student and TA excellence awards through the extended deadline, Friday, April 17th.

    More information about the awards including eligibility, evaluation criteria, and an informational webinar can be found on the Graduate College website.

    April 8

  • Meditation graphic

    Virtual Meditation at CNHP

    Mindfulness Meditation at CNHP for Beginners through Experts

    “With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment." - Thich Nhat Hanh

    Join us at meditation every Wednesday in Three Parkway. Open to faculty, staff and students.

    • Wednesdays
    • 12:30 p.m.
    • Zoom Meeting https://drexel.zoom.us/j/516712660

    Meeting ID: 516 712 660
    One tap mobile
    +14703812552,,516712660# US (Atlanta)
    +16465189805,,516712660# US (New York)

    There are very notable benefits from a meditation practice including reducing stress, promoting emotional health and reducing age-related memory loss. 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 become more mindful in your everyday 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.

    Bring a friend!

    April 8

  • Naseeb Dissertation Defense Scheduled

    Please join the Department of Nutrition Sciences for the Dissertation Defense of Manal Naseeb

    • April 9, 2020
    • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Zoom Passcode: 972651

    The title of Naseeb's dissertation is Dietary Magnesium Intake in Relation to Fasting Blood Glucose and Insulin Concentrations and Body Mass Index in Middle School Students from the HEALTHY Study.

    Committee Members:  Stella L. Volpe, PhD (Chair), Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, and Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, Department of Nutrition Sciences; Michael L. Bruneau, Jr., PhD, and Sinclair A. Smith, ScD, (Chair) Department of Health Sciences; and Gary D. Foster, PhD, chief science officer at WW International (formerly Weight Watchers).

    Join Zoom Meeting here.

    Meeting ID: 453 720 592

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    April 8

  • Assistant Clinical Professor Michele Rattigan's recent COVID-19 watercolor Title: (dis)connect  Medium: Watercolor  Size: 6” x 6.5”

    Faculty and Alumnae COVID-19 Response art Showcased in Online Virtual Gallery

    Michele Rattigan, a associate clinical professor in the Creative Arts Therapies department, and Nancy MacGregor '00, art therapy alumnae, were showcased in an online virtual art gallery of creative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    April 8

  • Elizabeth Tomaszewski, DNP, track director of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program (AGACNP) and assistant clinical professor, wearing PPE during her shift

    Heroes of COVID-19 Serving in a Hot Zone

    In this time of crisis, Heroes of COVID-19 come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and situations. From the littlest kindness to being on the front lines, the CNHP family is serving in so many different capacities.

    Elizabeth Tomaszewski, DNP, is one of those Heroes of COVID-19 who has been working on the front line. Read more about this track director of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program (AGACNP) and assistant clinical professor.

    April 7

  • Faculty and Student Publication in Food Control

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, a professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, and PhD student Melissa Kavanaugh published "Consumer knowledge and behaviors regarding food date labels and food waste" in Food Control.

    April 6

  • Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Virtual Presentation 

    Join Drexel University's Patience Ajoff-Foster, MS, CDP, director of Faculty Development and Diversity, Chalice C. Rhodes, PhD, assistant clinical professor of Counseling and Family Therapy, and Bernetta McCall-Millonde, BS, director of Diversity Initiatives & Community Relations, for an interactive virtual workshop entitled" Recognizing and Knowing When To Use Your Privilege."

    The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy virtual national conference will take place April 18 and 19. Click here to register.

    April 6

  • Chalice Rhodes, PhD, Counseling and Family Therapy

    International Keynote Speaker Invitation

    Chalice Rhodes, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department and licensed professional counselor, received a keynote speaker invitation to present Bernice Roberts Kennedy, PhD, APRN, PMH-CNS, BC and her co- authored Multifaceted Model of Depression in African American women for the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing track. The fourth International Conference on Future Nursing, Digital Health, and Patient Care convenes August 10-11, 2020 in Stockholm Sweden.

    April 6

  • PhD-Student-Highlighted

    Dan Dychtwald, a PhD candidate in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was highlighted in the New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NJAND) this month, for all of his work in public policy in New Jersey and beyond. Dychtwald has a passion for public policy, especially when it relates to Nutrition. 

    Congratulations Dan!

    April 3

  • Image of 1601 Cherry St. in the summer

    Staff Council Seeks to Build Community

    The Staff Council wanted to share interesting ways to bring back our strong CNHP community. Weekly emails will be sent highlighting new opportunities to connect or cool technology you maybe hadn't known about. 

    While many departments have grown their virtual communities, here are a few things that are happening.

    Wednesday Meditation

    • We will continue to offer half-hour lunchtime meditations each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
    • To join, use the Zoom ID 516 712 660.

    Virtual Lunch Break

    • Staff Council is hosting a lunch gathering every Tuesday from 12 - 1 p.m.
    • To join, use the Zoom ID 605 063 972.

    Virtual Coffee

    • AgeWell Collaboratory is hosting a virtual coffee hour from 9 - 10 a.m. on Friday mornings.
    • To join, use the Zoom ID 951 476 877.

    Want to post what your department/division is doing? Send us your tips and ideas that are helping you stay connected with your CNHP family.

    Email marcom@drexel.edu and we will feature it in the coming weeks!

    April 2

  • Publication in Conference Proceedings

    Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, director of Research Labs, Natalie Carlton, PhD, associate clinical professor in the Creative Arts Therapies Department, and collaborators, published "IMMERSIVE MEDIA AS A MODALITY FOR LIVE MULTI-SITE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE" in the 14th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2020).

    The paper discusses methods used in conducting the first live, 24-hour, multi-site, immersive virtual conference, titled Digital International Creative Arts Therapies Symposium (DICATS). This conference was broadcast from Drexel University in February 2019 and brought together live and prerecorded presentations from Singapore, Moscow, London, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Colorado and Los Angeles. The goal of this conference was to explore the use of VR technologies to bring a more immersive, inclusive and interactive experience especially across long distances and remote locations, where travel may be restrictive.

    April 2

  • Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MHum, MCHES

    Teaching Health Policy

    Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, a professor in the Health Administration department, wrote a commentary entitled "To Form a More Perfect Union for Public Health" in Inside Sources. In teaching health policy courses, students can see how vertical federalism, when respected, works-- especially in such a public health crisis as we are seeing today.

    April 1

  • CNHP students working in the student lounge

    Keeping the Gloria Donnelly Emergency Fund Going

    As we move into this spring quarter, there will be many challenges and hurdles to overcome. We are resilient and, thankfully, we have ways to help with some of our students' emergencies through the Gloria Donnelly Emergency Fund. 

    Click here to read more about and how to support the fund.

     

    April 1

  • Nyree Dardarian, MS, chatting with the host of FoxNews about food shopping during a pandemic

    Faculty Shares Tips on Food

    Nyree Dardarian, MS, assistant clinical professor, director of Center for Nutrition & Performance and sports dietitian for USA Field Hockey, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia Union, was live via Skype on the national news program Fox and Friends Early, Saturday, March 21, 2020.

    Dardarian gave tips on how to shop for groceries, keeping in mind food safety for yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    April 1

  • Jasmine Jones, Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, and Genesis Sanchez

    Economic Benefit of a Nursing Degree

    Kymberlee Montgomery, DNP, senior associate dean of Nursing and Student Affairs and associate clinical professor, Jasmine Jones and Genesis Sanchez, both undergraduate students in the College, as well as Donald Moore, vice president of Real Estate and Facilities, were quoted in a April 1 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the economic benefit of a nursing degree and how Drexel’s program compares to others in the area.

    April 1

  • Publication in Conference Proceedings

    Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, director of Research Labs, Carol Okupniak, DNP, RN-BC, associate clinical professor of Undergraduate Nursing and Ariel Lleva, a CNHP research co-op, published "VIRTUAL REALITY IN CLINICAL SIMULATION: A MODALITY FOR UNDERGRADUATE NURSING EDUCATION " in the 14th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2020).

    The paper discusses various methods used in creating, developing and deploying Immersive Virtual Reality classrooms to more than 300 undergraduate nursing students. The goal of these classrooms is to supplement clinical simulation education using modern technologies like head-mounted displays which are well suited for remote education.

    April 1

  • Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in PhD program in creative arts therapies

    Importance of Art-Making for Emotions

    Girija Kaimal, EdD, an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies department, was quoted in a March 30 Easy Health Options article about the benefits of art-making, especially during the current pandemic.

    April 1

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