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  • Alexandra Lodise

    It's Macy Monday: Meet Alexandra Lodise

    Alexandra Lodise had always been interested in personal growth, but having the opportunity to combine personal and professional development as an undergraduate appealed to her. Macy's group learning creates a much safer space for discussing serious subjects and addressing topics like privilege.

    To read her story and find out more about the program and how you can become a Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellow.

    August 31

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

    Dean Gitlin Published in the Star Tribune

    Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, and colleagues recently published an article in the Star Tribune entitled "Our vast family care system for the elderly is at risk of collapse."

    August 28

  • Jonathan Deutsch

    Jonathan Deutsch Mentioned in Philadelphia Magazine

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in Food and Hospitality Management department, was mentioned in an August 26 PhillyMag.com article about two local entrepreneurs and FHM alumni combating food waste.

    August 28

  • New Book Published: The Opioid Epidemic: Medical, Nursing and Counseling Behavioral Treatment

    The Opioid Epidemic: Medical, Nursing and Counseling Behavioral Treatment has been published by Nova Science. Dr. Al Rundio is the lead editor (and author) and Dr. Stephanie Brooks is the co-editor (author). Fellow CNHP faculty members Dr. William Lorman, Dr. Kathleen Bradbury-Golas, Rita Carroll, and Dr.Jessica Chou also contributed to the book.

    August 27

  • Al Rundio

    Al Rundio voted on to the PNAP Board

    Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, CARN-AP, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN, clinical professor of Nursing, was voted on to the Pennsylvania Nurse Peer Assistance (PNAP) board. PNAP is an independent, non-profit organization, approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, dedicated to helping nurses and nursing students deal with substance use and psychological disorders. Since its inception in 2009, PNAP has established itself as an experienced, successful, credible monitoring and advocacy program.

    August 26

  • VR goggles

    Research Publication: VR in Immersive Education

    Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, director of Research Labs, and colleagues published "Using Virtual Reality in Biomedical Engineering Education" in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. The current study explored virtual reality (VR) as an educational tool to offer immersive and experiential learning environments to biomedical engineering (BME) students. Ramakrishnan is actively involved in creating immersive course content. If you are interested in adding immersive (VR) content to your course, email arun@drexel.edu.

    August 26

  • Jen Lege-Matsuura Headshot

    Health Sciences Librarian Jen Lege Matsuura joins the Drexel Libraries

    Jen Lege Matsuura most recently completed a Sewell Fund Fellowship jointly working with the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health's Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication and the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health's Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Program, which overlapped with the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Prior to joining the Drexel Libraries, Jen worked as a medical librarian at ECRI in the fields of genetics and horizon scanning. Jen incorporates library research support into faculty teaching, using curriculum mapping, designing active learning lesson plans, and collaborating on online learning objects. She has published and presented on text mining in systematic reviews and creating a knowledge base of genetic tests. Jen holds a BA in Business Administration from Washington State University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons University.

    Jen will support the Drexel University College of Medicine faculty and join librarian Janice Masud-Paul to support the College of Nursing and Health Professions. For more information about their subject specialties and liaison areas please see https://libguides.library.drexel.edu/librarians.

    Please join me in welcoming our newest Health Sciences librarian.

    August 25

  • Katie Perera

    It's Macy Monday: Meet Katie Perera

    Remembering each guest speaker and the topics and discussion they lead, Katie Perera gained much from the Macy Program. She found the professional mentor, new friends and keen insights into her own leadership style all aspects of Macy that will help her well into the future.

    To read her story and find out more about the program and how you can become a Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellow.

    August 24

  • Illustration of adult sitting with child on lap while trying to work.

    Tips to Prevent Work-from-Home Burnout

    To help keep us going, CNHP faculty and professional staff have created wonderful health and wellness videos and opportunities for exercise, weekly meditation and other de-stressing activities that are helpful in keeping us connected and healthy.

    Here are guidelines we strongly recommend to help keep us balanced. These guidelines have been gathered from the literature on burnout and also reflect recommendations from the COVID-19 implementation team. This is a working list that we will periodically update. Please send any additional recommendations you may have to Rachel Barnett.

    • Do not schedule meetings between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to allow for lunch breaks; faculty and professional staff with children will need to attend to their families, as that is when most online instruction will take a break.
    • Do not schedule happy hour or Zoom hang-out opportunities after 5:00 p.m., as it does not enable faculty or professional staff who have children or eldercare responsibilities to participate.
    • Turn off all devices by a designated time each day.
    • Do not send emails in the evenings or on weekends. Alternatively, you can draft your emails and utilize the scheduled send feature.
    • There should not be an expectation of email responses after hours and/or weekends, or while on vacation (with exception of emergencies).
    • Schedule meetings for 50 minutes to allow 10-minute breaks; alternatively, do not schedule back-to-back Zoom meetings. Zoom fatigue is a real phenomenon.
    • Allow for flexible work schedules as much as possible; discuss what breaks, start and end times are needed with supervisors.
    • Schedule a weekly check-in meeting with your staff or supervisors to ensure that expectations are clear and being met, and any specific challenges can be proactively addressed.
    • Consider using vacation time to rejuvenate and give yourself opportunities to spend time away from your screen.
    • If you know a colleague is out of the office, refrain from sending them emails until they return so their transition back to work is not overwhelming.
    • Respect that work and having care responsibilities can be particularly stressful during this time.

    August 24

  • Annual Drexel Assessment Conference Moves Online

    Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Drexel Assessment Conference will take its 7th iteration into a Virtual Setting on September 9-11. Though we can’t see you in person, we would love to see you online. Although we moved our annual assessment conference virtual this year, we are still committed to bringing you a robust and engaging conference experience. Our conference is laid out similar to years prior with plenary sessions being delivered in the morning, concurrent sessions throughout the afternoon with some great networking activities disbursed throughout the day. We are pleased to offer the conference at no charge to Drexel faculty and staff.

    For more information, click here.

    August 21

  • Implementation Science Research Interest Group Webinar TODAY!

    • August 20, 2020
    • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Live Webinar

    Implementation Science Research experts discuss how to move ahead during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar Tiffany Montgomery, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, College of Nursing and Health Professionals Panelists Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Vice President, Health and Health Equity, Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professionals Dr. RoseAnn DiMaria-Ghalili, Associate Dean for Interprofessional Research and Development, College of Nursing and Health Professionals Dr. Jennifer Taylor, Director of the Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST), School of Public Health

    All are welcome.

    Register Now

    August 20

  • Adult restaurant worker wearing mask taking phone order

    Deutsch Discusses Ordering Take Out Directly

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in Food and Hospitality Management, authored a June 11 Restaurant Business article about how restaurants can encourage their customers to contact the restaurant directly for takeout and delivery rather than use a third-party delivery service.

    August 19

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

    Deutsch Quoted in Green Biz

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Food and Hospitality Management department, was quoted in a June 11 Green Biz article about the Upcycled Food Association’s unveiling of a formal, standard definition of the term “upcycled food.”

    Deutsch and the Food Lab are founding members of UFA and their research helped inform UFA's definition.

    August 19

  • Amber Liu

    It's Macy Monday: Meet Amber Liu

    When compared to her regular nursing courses, Amber Liu finds that the open discussions and team exercises in the Macy program to be a welcomed structure for building leadership skills.  

    To read her story and find out more about the program and how you can become a Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellow.

    August 17

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    This Week's Virtual Meditation: Practice Gratitude

    Mindfulness Meditation at CNHP for Beginners through Experts

    This week's meditation is "Practice Gratitude."

    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!

    August 17

  • Roberta Waite

    Waite has a New Publication

    Roberta Waite, EdD, the associate dean of Community-Centered Health and Wellness and Academic Integration, director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services and nursing professor, has a new publication in Nursing Economic$. Entitled "Racism and the Diversity Policy Paradox: Implications for Nurse Leaders," it appears in the July/August issue.

    August 17

  • Ellen Bass, PhD

    Session Two of Preparing for the Academic Job Market is August 27

    Ellen Bass, PhD, chair of the Health Systems and Sciences Research and professor, will share strategies and tactics for navigating the university employment market.

    Session 2: How To Prepare For An Academic Faculty Position Interview

    • Thursday, August 27, 2020 
    • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Via Live Zoom
    • Register HERE.

    Session 3: How To Negotiate For An Academic Faculty Position

    • Thursday, October 1, 2020
    • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Via Live Zoom
    • Register HERE.

    August 17

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

    Dean Published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

    Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, and colleagues recently published an article in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society entitled "Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-based Dementia Care Using Embedded Pragmatic Trials."

    August 13

  • Ergonomics Webinar on August 12

    Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences' Sara Tomaszewski, PT, DPT, an assistant clinical professor, and Margarita Gonzalez, PT, DPT, a clinical instructor, from will provide a short presentation "Ergonomics for the Remote Home Office."

    There will be ample time for troubleshooting with some real life examples and time for Q&A.

    August 11

  • AHRQ-funded Research Team Publishes Two Articles 

    The AHRQ-funded research team, of which Health Systems and Sciences Research' Paulina Sockolow, DrPH, an associate professor, and Ellen Bass, PhD, a professor and department chair, are a part, just published two articles from the study in a high-impact journal.

    Champion CL, Sockolow PS, Bowles KH, Potashnik S, Yang Y, Pankok C, Le N, McLaurin E, Bass EJ. Getting to complete and accurate medication lists during the transition to home health care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Published online: July 25, 2020.

    Sockolow PS, Le N, Potashnik S, Bass EJ, Yang Y, Pankok C, Champion CL, Bowles KH. There’s a problem with the problem list: Incongruence of patient problem information across the home care admission, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Published online: July 28, 2020.

    August 11

  • "Corona on My Mind," a watercolor and ink piece by Michele Rattigan, MA, ATR-BC, NCC, LPC, an associate clinical professor in Creative Arts Therapies

    Art Therapy Professor's Artwork Selected for Report

    Associate clinical professor Michele Rattigan, MA, ATR-BC, NCC, LPC, is documenting the pandemic through art making. Her watercolor and ink piece "Corona on my Mind" was recently selected to illustrate a report on a Corona virus surveyed by the American Art Therapy Association.

    August 11

  •  Faculty Present Virtually at Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

    Karen Goldschmidt, PhD, an associate clinical professor, and Dana Kemery, EdD, the director of Innovative Course Design and Technological Infusion and an associate clinical professor, joined Kristen Betts, EdD, a clinical professor in the School of Education, to present a workshop on "Student Success: Balance Content, Assessment & Cognitive Load" at the 2020 Distance Teaching & Learning (DT&L) Conference.

    Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this three-hour workshop engaged attendees in evidence-based practices related to neuroplasticity, course design/review, learning, Carnegie Unit, credit-hour policy and the critical balance between course content, instruction, assessment and cognitive load/overload.

    August 11

  • Hannah Thurner

    It's Macy Monday: Meet Hannah Thurner

    Hannah Thurner recognized something about herself that made her switch majors. She also discovered that she could benefit from the Macy program in figuring out what kind of leader she wants to become.

    To read her story and find out more about the program and how you can become a Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellow.

    August 10

  • Meditation graphic

    This Week's Virtual Meditation: Empathy as a Way to Improve Relationships

    Mindfulness Meditation at CNHP for Beginners through Experts

    This week's meditation is "Embracing the Unknown."

    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!

    August 10

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    Fall Institute on Implementation Science Announces Keynote and Plenary Speakers

    This year's Fall Institute is October 26 - 28 and will be a virtual three-day event.

    Patricia Jones, DrPH, the director of the Office of Special Populations at the National Institute on Aging is the keynote speaker on October 26. She will  address the intersectionality of health equity and implementation science, building a robust research workforce and co-creating relevant programs that address health disparities.

    Rinad Beidas, PhD, a LDI Senior Fellow, director of Implementation Research at Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research and director at the Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE) at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the plenary speaker on October 27. Her talk is entitled "Harnessing Implementation Science to Realize the Promise of Evidence-Based Practice."

    For 2020, a half-day symposia has been added specifically for grant writing.

    Registration is now open.

    August 10

  • Graphic for Caring for a loved one with chronic disease - Cancer event on August 6

    Taking Care of a Loved One with a Chronic Illness—Cancer

    Today's speaker is Debby Olusa, PhD, a child—care giver cancer advocate and Top 100 International Human Rights Defender.

    According to the CDC, 6 in 10 adults in the US have a chronic disease which includes but not limited to cancer and diabetes. The Community Wellness HUB is inviting you to join our next Health and Wellness Chat to discuss effective ways to support a loved one dealing with a chronic disease especially cancer.

    Join us every first and third Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. using the Zoom ID below:

    • Meeting ID: 980 129 155
    • Dial in - 267 - 831 - 0333
    • One tap mobile
    • +12678310333,,980129155#,,1#,025119#

    August 6

  • Graphic for Happiness Happens Day with a star wearing a mask

    August 8 is National Happiness Happens Day

    On August 1, the Society of Happy People kicked-off the 21st Happiness Happens Month. The Society has recognized August 8 ia Happiness Happens Day when they  encourage, especially this year, to be a smile starter. How do you do that whilst wearing a mask?

    Make wearing them fun, happy, and a Smile Starter. Post your funny, smiley or happy masked or unmasked photos on Instagram using #SmileStarter and tagging @DrexelCNHP. We'll post some of them in the Staff Council weekly email and share them across social media.

    At a time when we may be feeling less cheery or heightened stress, look for moments of happiness in the everyday. If you want to see the 31 Types of Happiness to make recognizing happiness easier check out their Happiness Counter. We are probably experiencing more happy moments most days than we realize.

    Happy Happiness Happens Month!

    August 6

  • Head shot of Suzan Blacher PhD, RN, CARN, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Graduate Department/RN-BSN Program

    Blacher Presents at Virtual Research Conference

    Suzan Blacher PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the Graduate Department/RN-BSN program, presented at the Florida Nurses Association's Virtual Research Conference on Saturday, 7/25/2020.

    Her presentation was on the "Attitudes and Behaviors of Nurses Caring for Patients with Substance Use Disorders." This was a qualitative study on the attitudes and behaviors that nurses have when caring for substance-using patients that produced her model "Achieving Understanding: Pathway to Care."

    August 6

  • Head shot of Pamela L. McGee, EdD, FNP-BC, CNE, Assistant Professor in the Graduate Nursing Department/ RN-BSN Program

    McGee Gets Study Accepted for Publication

    Pamela L. McGee, EdD, assistant professor in the Graduate Nursing Department/ RN-BSN program, recently had her study, "A Descriptive Study of Faculty-to-Faculty Incivility in Nursing Programs in the United States" accepted for publication in the Journal of Professional Nursing.

    This descriptive study examined the incidence of faculty-to-faculty incivility in nursing programs in the United States and reinforces the fact that incivility continues to be an issue in nursing education. The full article can currently be found online.

    August 6

  • Headshot of Gina Yacovelli, MAT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CPB, an Instructor Health Administration Department

    Yacovelli Receives Two New Certifications

    Gina Yacovelli, MAT, the lead instructor of the Medical Billing and Coding program within the Health Administration department, recently earned two highly respected board certifications from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

    The Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and Certified Coding Specialist-Physician based (CCS-P) are both designations which demonstrate advanced proficiency within the medical billing and coding field to include, but not limited to data quality, medical documentation accuracy and proficiency in both inpatient and physician-based medical coding. Earning these two additional certifications displays Yacovelli’s commitment to the medical billing and coding profession and her advocacy for students who are striving toward their own certifications with AHIMA.

    Graduates of the Drexel Medical Billing and Coding program are eligible to sit for board certification exams with the American Health Information Management Association, the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Medical Billing Association.

    August 4

  • New 10,000 Hours Episode with Dr. Montgomery Available

    The 10,000 Hours podcast uncovers the journey their guests take to arrive at the results of their research. In this episode, guest Kimberlee Montgomery, DNP, senior associate dean for Nursing and Student Affairs and a clinical professor, shares what inspired her to pursue her work in women's health and how she got to where she is today.

    August 4

  • Insun Kim

    It's Macy Monday: Meet Insun Kim

    Insun Kim had a preconceived notion of leadership, and in her estimation, she didn't see herself in that definition. Macy challenged her to redefine her concept of leadership and helped her develop skills she didn't know she had.

    To read her story and find out more about the program and how you can become a Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellow.

    August 3

  • Meditation graphic

    This Week's Virtual Meditation: The Art of Letting Go

    Mindfulness Meditation at CNHP for Beginners through Experts

    This week's meditation is "The Art of Letting Go."

    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!

    August 3

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    Research Skills: An Introduction to ResearchMatch

    • Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    • NEW TIME - 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Via Live Webcast

    Study participants are in short supply, so what can researchers do to volunteers? ResearchMatch is a national electronic, web-based recruitment tool which helps match volunteers, healthy and with many different conditions, with research studies. While this session will introduce the tool and show researchers how to get the most out of it. All are welcome to attend.

    Presenter:

    • Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, Director of Research Labs

    Register

    To see all Tuesday Topics, click here.

    August 3

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