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  • Ellen Bass, PhD

    Live Series: Preparing for the Academic Job Market

    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 1: How To Prepare The Application For An Academic Faculty Position

    • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    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.

    July 31

  • Graphic with Community Wellness HUB logo and photo of Ebony White, PhD.

    Community Wellness HUB presents Dealing with Anxiety, Stress and Depression During COVID-19

    Research shows that mental health is intrinsically linked to our over all health and wellness.

    Join the Community Wellness HUB and Ebony White, PhD, today at 2:00 p.m. live as they delve into ways to reduce and effectively manage anxiety, stress and depression.

    • July 30
    • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
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    July 30

  • July 30 is Disrupting the Global Pandemic: Nursing Stories from the Forefront

    • July 30, 2020
    • 9:00–10:30 a.m.
    • Via Live Webcast
    • Click here for continuing education credit information.

    Join us for an interactive discussion to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on nursing in pediatrics, gerontology, general practice, psychiatric rehabilitation and more.

    This session will highlight the impact that nursing has had globally in the effort to respond to the COVID‐19 pandemic. Nursing stories from around the globe will be shared to illustrate the actions of nurses.

    Register Now

    July 29

  • Jennifer Nasser

    Nasser and team cited in special issue book reprint

    Jennifer Nasser and her team were cited in the special issue reprint book entitled, Food Addiction and Eating Addiction. The article cited was: Casperson SL, Lanza L, Albajri E, Nasser JA. Increasing Chocolate's Sugar Content Enhances Its Psychoactive Effects and Intake. Nutrients. 2019 Mar 12;11(3):596. doi: 10.3390/nu11030596.

    July 29

  • Elizabeth Geubel headshot

    It's Macy Monday: Meet Elizabeth Greubel

    After Elizabeth Greubel's academic advisor told her about Macy, she had an opportunity to learn about the experience from a former fellow who had nothing but high praise for the program. What attracted her most was the structure allowing for real connection and growth through group discussions and activities.

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

    July 27

  • Ebony White, PhD head shot

    White quoted in Lifehacker

    Ebony White, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department, was quoted in a June 7 Lifehacker article about organizations addressing mental health and racism.

    July 27

  • Jennifer Olszewski Ed.D, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC

    Olzsewski quoted in Florida Today

    Jennifer Olszewski, EdD, chair of the Accelerated Nursing program and an assistant clinical professor, was quoted in a June 8 Florida Today article about mental health of seniors living in nursing homes and housing communities during the pandemic.

    July 27

  • Sharrona Pearl, PhD

    Pearl authors article virtual Shiva during the pandemic

    Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the Health Administration department, authored a Jewish Telegraphic Agency article about the rise of virtual Shiva during the pandemic and why it should continue after social distancing restrictions are lifted.

    July 23

  • Ebony White, PhD head shot

    White quoted in Inquirer: how African Americans can practice self-care

    Ebony White, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department, was quoted in a June 4 Philadelphia Inquirer article about how African Americans can practice self-care and provided advice on how everyone can help.

    July 23

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

    Gambescia quoted about which states have best infrastructure for COVID-19

    Stephen Gambescia, PhD, a clinical professor in the Health Administration department, was quoted in a Wallet Hub article about which states have the best health infrastructure to deal with COVID-19.

    July 23

  • Adrian Banning, MMS, PA-C

    Banning Quoted in Inquirer

    Adrian Banning, DHSc, an associate clinical professor in the Physician Assistant department, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about a course offered at the Barnes Foundation designed to help medical and health care students to see and consider what they are seeing through art.

    July 23

  • Female Faces order from left to right, with a small smile

    Perinatal Depression and Nutrition Study Seeks Participants

    Drexel researchers are seeking participants for a study to understand perinatal nutrition needs and experiences.

    Click here for more information and to see if you are eligible.

    July 22

  • Stella Volpe

    Volpe interviewed about new ACSM Anthem American Fitness Index

    Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was interviewed on July 15, 2020 about the newly released American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)/Anthem American Fitness Index by Channel 8 KLKN-TV, Lincoln, Nebraska’s ABC affiliate.

    The ACSM/Anthem American Fitness Index ranks 100 cities in the United States on a number of health and fitness variables. Volpe is on the executive committee of the American Fitness Index Board.

    July 22

  • Disrupting the Global Pandemic: Nursing Stories from the Forefront

    • July 30, 2020
    • 9:00–10:30 a.m.
    • Via Live Webcast
    • Click here for continuing education credit information.

    Join us for an interactive discussion to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on nursing in pediatrics, gerontology, general practice, psychiatric rehabilitation and more.

    This session will highlight the impact that nursing has had globally in the effort to respond to the COVID‐19 pandemic. Nursing stories from around the globe will be shared to illustrate the actions of nurses.

    Register Now

    July 21

  • Nabelah Hussain headshot

    It's Macy Monday: Meet Nabelah Hussain

    Nabelah Hussain saw the light of why she chose a career in healthcare dimming. The Program gave her a chance to reassess her core values and come to a new and valuable understanding of social justice. 

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

    July 20

  • Sharrona Pearl, PhD

    Pearl reviews Better Things in Lilith

    Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the Health Administration department, reviewed FX's American comedy-drama series Better Things. Her piece, entitled "“Better Things:” Your Jewish and Frankly Feminist Review" appears in The Lillith Blog.

    July 20

  • Millstein, Myers-Coffman, Horowitz, Kesslick and Bradt have new international publication

    Allison Millstein, PhD, clinical music therapy research interventionist, along with Katherine Myers-Coffman, PhD, MT-BC, Scott Horowitz, MA, clinical instructor and director of field education, Amy Kesslick, MA, music therapist at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Health Services, and Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC, associate professor and director of the PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies, published an article in the international, peer-reviewed journal.

    "Experiences of implementing treatment manuals: Clinician, supervisor, and researcher reflections" appeared in Nordic Journal of Music Therapy

    July 17

  • Ellen Bass, PhD

    LGBTQ+ Activism for Equity in Academia

    Ellen Bass, PhD, professor and chair of Health Systems and Sciences Research department, gave an invited presentation to the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society LGBTQ Affinity Group on July 13, 2020 on the topic of LGBTQ+ activism for equity in academia.

    July 16

  • Jeremiah Ham in ROTC fatigues

    Ham Recognized with Cooperative Education Award

    Jeremiah Ham has received Steinbright Career Development Center’s Cooperative Education Award. He was nominated by his co-op job site supervisor, Colleen Duran, at the Gift of Life Donor Program. Ham is a Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellow, a 2020 Person of Purpose and a member of the Health Administration class of 2020.

    He and other awardees were spotlighted in a recent DrexelNOW story and in a video created to showcase their impressions of the co-op program and their personal experiences.

    Congratulations, Jeremiah!

    July 16

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

    Deutsch quoted in Food Tank article

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in Food and Hospitality Management, was quoted in a Food Tank article about the Upcycled Food Association’s unveiling of a formal, standard definition of the term “upcycled food.” Deutsch and the Food Lab, in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, are founding members of UFA and their research helped inform UFA's definition.

    July 15

  • Jennifer Quinlan

    Quinlan quoted in Readers Digest Canada

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, a professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was quoted in a Reader’s Digest Canada article about the dangers of washing raw chicken.

    July 15

  • Jennifer Olszewski Ed.D, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC

    Olszewski quoted about distress in older adults

    Jennifer Olszewski, EdD, an assistant clinical professor and chair of the Accelerated Nursing Program, was quoted in a Kaiser Health News story on the increased distress caused by isolation and uncertainty during the pandemic in older adults. The article was picked up by CNN.

    July 15

  • Walsh Earns CNE Credential

    Megan Walsh, MSN, an assistant clinical professor in Graduate Nursing, recently passed the national Certified Nurse Educator examination and earned CNE designation.

    Congratulations to Megan on this amazing achievement!

    July 15

  • Kevin Gard

    Gard Appointed Chair of CAA Faculty Rep Group

    Kevin Gard, PT, DPT, a clinical professor and vice chair and director of Operations of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, has served as Drexel’s Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Faculty Academic Representative since 2011. It was just announced that he will serve as chair of CAA's Faculty Athletic Representatives Group for the next two years.

    We are proud to highlight another example of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences' leadership extending beyond the classroom and program.

    Congratulations, Dr. Gard!

    July 15

  • Ryan Mouraview

    It's Macy Monday: Meet Ryan Mouraview

    Ryan Mouraview knew she needed to develop her leadership skills to fulfill her dream. The safe space the Program provides lends itself to true dialogue and discovery.

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

    July 13

  • Map of PA showing success of SNAP-Ed Program

    Impact of PA SNAP-Ed Programs

    The Department of Nutrition Sciences shared an infographic showing the state-wide impact of SNAP-Ed, a program for which they have great passion.

    July 13

  • Sharrona Pearl, PhD

    The Assumptions of Makeover Culture; one of two articles Sharrona Pearl authored recently

    Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the Health Administration department, authored a July 10 Culturico article exploring the connection between capitalist consumer culture and the pressure to look a certain way. Pearl also authored a July 10 the Forward’s “Scribe” article about Hebrew being a gendered language and a specific Shabbat prayer possibly being non-binary.

    July 13

  • Color Photo of Shawn Trenell O'Neal wearing a purple shirt and black hat standing  in front of a tree

    Audio Intersectionality: Disrupting Hegemonic Structures Against Marginalized Communities

    • Thursday, July 9
    • 5:00–6:30 p.m.
    • Via Live Webcast

    The Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion welcomes faculty, students and professional staff to a unique event, third in the Distinguished Presenters Series. 

    Presenter:

    • Shawn Trenell O'Neal

      Shawn is a fourth-year PhD candidate in critical/comparative ethnic studies specializing in Black/Africana studies, critical race theory, women of color feminism, Black queer theory and musicology. Shawn instructs courses that include Intro to Hip Hop Studies, Critical Sports Studies, African American History, and Media and Globalization.

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    This interactive presentation conjoins intersectional contexts of race, gender, sexuality and class with sound, music and performance studies to determine, demarcate and evaluate the methods in which sound and music have been used operationally as a method of subjugation and normalization or as strategies of resistance and platforms of activism (survival) aimed at African American and Queer African American communities in the United States. However, this can be applied to diasporic communities of Africana, Asian, Latinx, Chicanx, Middle Eastern and Indigenous descent globally.

    Register Now

    July 9

  • PA Student and Class President Travis Laverne Published in International Journal

    Physician Assistant student body class president, Travis Laverne, was published in the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery on June 23, 2020. The article is based on work done by Laverne at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania.

    Here is the article citation: Daniel-Sebastian Dohle, Travis Laverne, Joseph Bavaria, Danielle Savino, Prashant Vallabhajosyula, Wilson Y Szeto, Mary Siki, Grace Wang, Benjamin Jackson, Nimesh Desai, "Aortic remodelling after thoracic endovascular aortic repair in acute and chronic type B aortic dissections," European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, ezaa118

    July 8

  • Joanne Serembus

    Serembus and Kemery Get Accepted for Article Publication

    A manuscript titled "Creating Dynamic Learning with Zoom" by Joanne Serembus, EdD, and Dana Kemery, EdD, RN, associate clinical professors in nursing, has been accepted for publication in Nurse Educator. Due to the topic's timely nature, the peer-reviewed turn-around time took only three weeks from submission to acceptance. Serembus’ and Kemery's article will be available electronically in eight weeks and tentatively scheduled for the November 2020 journal issue.

    July 8

  • Graphic showing illustration of coronavirus and intersecting circles

    Intersection of Ageism, Racism and Class: What COVID-19 Reveals Locally and Globally

    • July 9, 2020
    • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
    • Via Live Webcast

    Join Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions for a conversation with scholars from three different countries to look at the intersection of ageism, racism and class through the lens of COVID-19, and how intersectionality differs locally and globally. Specifically, the panel will examine how stigma about age coupled with historic systemic and structural racism have been revealed and heightened by the pandemic.

    Moderator:

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

    Panelists:

    • John Beilenson, President of SCP (formerly Strategic Communications & Planning)
    • Jean Gajardo Jauregui, PhD, OT, Associate Professor & Researcher at University of San Sebastian, Santiago, Chile
    • Hans-Werner Wahl, PhD, Senior Professor of Psychological Aging Research at the Institute of Psychology, Heidelberg University, Germany
    • Ebony White, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Counseling and Family Therapy

    Register Now

    July 8

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    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 "Empathy as a Way to Improve Relationships."

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

    • Wednesdays
    • 12:30 p.m.
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    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!

    July 7

  • Head shots of CNHP faculty who gave a webinar addressing emotions around COVID and continued racial trauma

    Faculty deliver webinar Addressing Emotions, Recognizing Resilience and Advocating for Change in a time of COVID and continued Racial Trauma

    Navigating today’s new norms has created stress and trauma for many in our daily lives. College of Nursing and Health Professions faculty put together a virtual panel to address the trauma that is affecting our nurses in the region.

    Special thanks to Kimberly McClellan, EdD, assistant clinical professor, Helen Teng, PhD, assistant clinical professor, Susan Solecki, DrPH, associate clinical professor, Ebony White, PhD, assistant clinical professor, Theresa Fay-Hillier, DrPH, associate clinical professor, and CRNP Hanna Ramsburg for creating an open forum on June 29 to discuss strategies to better address our emotions, recognize resilience and advocate for change during the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing racial trauma.

    July 7

  • Tran Hua headshot

    It's Macy Monday: Meet Tran Hua

    Tran Hua, was drawn to the program because of the promise of a mentor. She also discovered strengths and opportunities of growth that will benefit her long into her career.

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

    July 6

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    Being Antiracist Workshop 2: Remaining Characteristics and Antidotes of White Supremacist Culture

    • Tuesday, July 7, 2020
    • NEW TIME - 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Via Live Webcast

    Workshop 2 of this anti-racism series, presented by the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services, will focus on cultural racism of white supremacy. This builds on the first workshop in which five of the eleven characteristics and antidotes were reviewed. While this session will expand upon the lessons of the previous session, those who are interested are welcome to attend.

    Presenters:

    • Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH
    • Lindsay Edwards, MA, BC-DMT, LPC 

    Register

    To see all Tuesday Topics, click here.

    July 6

  • Sharrona Pearl, PhD

    Pearl Writes a Piece on Writing about Our Illnesses

    Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the Health Administration department, published an article in Real Life, a magazine about living with technology. In "Symptom Check," Pearl details journaling about an illness in the age of social media.

    July 6

  • Headshot of Marjorie Nightingale, JD, LMFT

    Nightingale Receives Outstanding Research Publication Award

    A Counseling and Family Therapy PhD student, Marjorie Nightingale, JD, LMFT, is the recipient of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Research and Education Foundation Outstanding Research Publication Award. This is national and prestigious award historically bestowed to mid- to senior-level scholars and researchers.

    Nightingale is the first PhD student to receive this award. Her publication is entitled "Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Culturally Sensitive Approach for African American Heterosexual Couples" in the Journal of Family Psychotherapy. Additionally, Christiana Awosan, PhD a graduate CNHP's PhD program, is the article's second author.

    Congratulations, Marjorie!

    July 2

  • Photo of a delicately cut paper roll in a frame

    2020 Creative Arts Therapies Colloquium

    On Wednesday, June 10, faculty, students and colleagues attended the all-day Creative Arts Therapies (CAT) Department Colloquium for the Class of 2020. Sherry Goodill, PhD, the Creative Arts Therapies Department chair and clinical professor, and Natalie Carlton, PhD, the director of Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program and associate clinical professor, gave the day’s opening remarks and orientation.

    CAT faculty introduced the five modules—Creative Arts Therapies and Social Justice, Children and Youth, CAT Responses to Trauma and Resilience, Innovative Approaches in CAT Practices, and Sense and Being—featuring arts-based projects and scholarly work by students across three programs of the Creative Arts Therapies.

    During the day, the following awards were given (please watch the video to hear the winners!) and Alpha Eta Society Inductees announced:

    CAT Departmental Awards

    Master’s Program

    • Culminating Project Award

    Cara Hertneky
    Natalie Maeda
    Lara Tant

    • Clinical Excellence Award

    Anna Cephas
    Caroline Kinsley
    Emily Wexler

    • Artistry Award

    Gina Brockway
    Anna Cephas
    Sara Doane
    Lara Tant

    • Service and Volunteerism Award

    Emma Sadler
    Sarah Schulbank-Smith
    Emily Wexler

    • Overall Achievement Award

    Emiley Allison
    Ashley Caldaro
    Esther Hermiz

    • Leadership Award

    Brittany Henderson

    • The Dianne Dulicai Award for Dance/Movement Therapy

    Celina Demeo

    PhD Program

    • Teaching Promise Award

    Eri Millrod, PhD

    Inductees of Alpha Eta Society, The National Honor Society for the Allied Health Professions

    Emiley Allison
    Ashley Caldaro
    Lauren Dobbins
    Brittany Henderson
    Esther Hermiz
    Cara Elise Hertneky
    Caroline Kinsley
    Natalie Maeda
    Sarah Schulbank-Smith
    Emily Wexler

    • CNHP Dean's Social Justice Award Recipient

    Arisa Chan

    The event was recorded and is available for viewing on CNHP’s website. Thanks to Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, the event’s technical director, the video is available with time stamps so it's esy to find particular presentations of interest from the day.

    July 1

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